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Drinks with Russian soldiers in Lugansk

ft.com — There are no active Russian servicemen in Ukraine - or so the Kremlin has been insisting for months. Yet a recent encounter in the only functioning restaurant in war-torn Lugansk belied that claim. As the sounds of Celine Dion wafted from the sound
Oct 22, 2014

In which @courtneymoscow parties with Russian soldiers in Luhansk, #Ukraine who are "training the local population" ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7…

Oct 22, 2014

Intrepid @courtneymoscow meets Russian soldiers in E. Ukraine who say they were forced to volunteer to train locals ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7…

Oct 22, 2014

.@courtneymoscow hanging out with active Russian soldiers. In Lugansk. Where there are no active Russian soldiers: on.ft.com/1s9G7AQ

Oct 22, 2014

RT @ARothNYT: Only the best foreign reporters like @courtneymoscow can find Russian soldiers in Lugansk without leaving the bar. ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7…

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China’s outbound investment set to eclipse inbound for first time

ft.com — Chinese outbound direct investment surged in the third quarter and is likely to exceed investment into China for the first time ever this year, highlighting the ongoing shift of global economic influence to the east. China's outbound direct
Oct 22, 2014

RT @M_C_Klein: China is poised to become a net exporter of direct investment by the end the year: ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2… <-- huge

Oct 22, 2014

China’s outbound investment set to eclipse inbound for first time - FT.com ft.com/cms/s/0/28f6b8…

Oct 22, 2014

China’s outbound investment is about to pass inbound investment for the first time ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2…

Oct 22, 2014

China is poised to become a net exporter of direct investment by the end the year: ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/2… <-- huge

Oct 22, 2014

RT @davidpilling: Important trend: China’s outbound investment set to eclipse inbound for first time: on.ft.com/1DApwyH #FT

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Falling oil price raises concerns for shale

ft.com — As oil prices have fallen, the cost of production from US shale has emerged as a critical question for investors. In a downturn, higher-cost supply is most at risk, and the need for horizontal wells and hydraulic fracturing - "fracking" - in shale
Oct 22, 2014

RT @Ed_Crooks: In the summer of 2013 the median US shale oil well needed $70 oil to break even, says IHS. Today that is down to $57: on.ft.com/1DzZ5Jv

Oct 22, 2014

RT @Ed_Crooks: In the summer of 2013 the median US shale oil well needed $70 oil to break even, says IHS. Today that is down to $57: on.ft.com/1DzZ5Jv

Oct 22, 2014

RT @Ed_Crooks: In the summer of 2013 the median US shale oil well needed $70 oil to break even, says IHS. Today that is down to $57: on.ft.com/1DzZ5Jv

Oct 22, 2014

RT @Ed_Crooks: In the summer of 2013 the median US shale oil well needed $70 oil to break even, says IHS. Today that is down to $57: on.ft.com/1DzZ5Jv

Oct 22, 2014

RT @Ed_Crooks: Many people expected sub-$4 gas to kill the US shale industry. Cabot is producing now in the Marcellus for 75 cents: on.ft.com/1DzZ5Jv

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Bradlee’s death is a reminder of journalism’s larger purpose

ft.com — Ben Bradlee, Washington Post editor, 1921-2014 It is not often the death of a figure heralds the end of an era. But for Ben Bradlee that overused epithet "legendary" is fitting. Bradlee made hard-hitting journalism seem terrifically exciting and
Oct 22, 2014

RT @ArashMassoudi: Bradlee’s death is a reminder of journalism’s larger purpose, on.ft.com/10oeLlb via @EdwardGLuce

Oct 22, 2014

Bradlee’s death is a reminder of journalism’s larger purpose, on.ft.com/10oeLlb via @EdwardGLuce

Oct 22, 2014

@EdwardGLuce and Ben Bradlee on the need for shoe leather reporting in the era of the 'data journalist' ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e…

Oct 22, 2014

@ftcomment: The death of Ben Bradlee is a reminder of journalism's larger purpose, writes @EdwardGLuce on.ft.com/1uG0Gqq@DylanByers

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Tycoon who tried to corner silver market dies

ft.com — Nelson Bunker Hunt, who has died at the age of 88, was everything a Texan oil tycoon was supposed to be. Once one of the richest men in the world, he made and lost fortunes in crude, commodities, thoroughbred race horses, pizza parlours and

Ireland’s exodus of young talent

ft.com — David Garrahy will one day return to live in Ireland, he says, "but I'm not entirely sure when and at what stage of my life". The 34-year old from Doolin, County Clare, who has a degree in law and European studies and a Masters in international
Oct 22, 2014

RT @FT: More than 228,000 Irish nationals left the country between 2009 and 2013. 60% had degrees: on.ft.com/1tfLeVk pic.twitter.com/IbbWsSnqr4

Oct 22, 2014

RT @FT: More than 228,000 Irish nationals left the country between 2009 and 2013. 60% had degrees: on.ft.com/1tfLeVk pic.twitter.com/IbbWsSnqr4

Oct 22, 2014

RT @FT: More than 228,000 Irish nationals left the country between 2009 and 2013. 60% had degrees: on.ft.com/1tfLeVk pic.twitter.com/IbbWsSnqr4

Oct 22, 2014

RT @FT: More than 228,000 Irish nationals left the country between 2009 and 2013. 60% had degrees: on.ft.com/1tfLeVk pic.twitter.com/IbbWsSnqr4

Are the British too negative?

video.ft.com — Oct 22, 2014 : Could British miserablism be a serious threat to the UK economy and the country's politics? Lionel Barber, FT editor, and Janan Ganesh, political columnist, discuss why the British should be more happy.

Lionel Barber on Ben Bradlee

video.ft.com — Oct 22, 2014 : Ben Bradlee, former editor of the Washington Post who presided over the newspaper's investigation of the Watergate scandal, has died aged 93. The FT's Fred Studemann talks to Lionel Barber, editor, about working under Bradlee and his legacy.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @SpiegelPeter: Little known fact: @FT's @LionelBarber once worked at @WashingtonPost for Ben Bradlee. His thots on Bradlee's passing video.ft.com/3852746950001/…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @SpiegelPeter: Little known fact: @FT's @LionelBarber once worked at @WashingtonPost for Ben Bradlee. His thots on Bradlee's passing video.ft.com/3852746950001/…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @SpiegelPeter: Little known fact: @FT's @LionelBarber once worked at @WashingtonPost for Ben Bradlee. His thots on Bradlee's passing video.ft.com/3852746950001/…

Oct 22, 2014

Little known fact: @FT's @LionelBarber once worked at @WashingtonPost for Ben Bradlee. His thots on Bradlee's passing video.ft.com/3852746950001/…

Mohamed El-Erian joins peer-to-peer lender Payoff

ft.com — Mohamed El-Erian, the former Pimco chief executive, is moving into the peer-to-peer industry after agreeing to take an equity stake in a new lender, his first corporate venture since departing the world's biggest bond manager earlier this year. Mr

Fighters scrambled as Russian spy plane violates Estonian air space

ft.com — A Russian maritime spy plane flew into Estonian territory on Tuesday in the most serious violation of Nato airspace by Moscow since the end of the cold war. Fighters were scrambled from Lithuania - where Nato's Baltic air policing force is stationed
Oct 22, 2014

RT @rmilneNordic: Russian plane entering Estonian airspace yday viewed as most serious incursion into NATO airspace since Cold War on.ft.com/1vO1pu4

Oct 22, 2014

RT @rmilneNordic: Russian plane entering Estonian airspace yday viewed as most serious incursion into NATO airspace since Cold War on.ft.com/1vO1pu4

Big nations snub Beijing bank launch after US lobbying

ft.com — China will officially launch a new $50bn Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank on Friday as it steps up its challenge to global financial institutions like the World Bank that it feels are dominated by America and its allies. But only 20 mostly small
Oct 22, 2014

Australia and other nations to snub China's Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank after US pressure on.ft.com/1tM4f3X #ausbiz #auspol

Oct 22, 2014

China is a Billy No-Mates hegemon RT @ftworldnews Big nations snub Beijing bank launch on.ft.com/1CWp9MN

Oct 22, 2014

RT @sdonnan: India set to be only major economy signing up to join China's rival to the World Bank. Our @FT story: ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @sdonnan: India set to be only major economy signing up to join China's rival to the World Bank. Our @FT story: ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4…

Oct 22, 2014

India set to be only major economy signing up to join China's rival to the World Bank. Our @FT story: ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/4…

Rwanda unveils Ebola screening - for Americans

blogs.ft.com — Welcome to the World blog. Gideon Rachman and colleagues offer commentary on international affairs. Follow @ftworldnews Gideon became chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times in July 2006. He joined the FT after a 15-year career at The Economist, which included spells as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, Washington and Bangkok.
Oct 22, 2014

Rwanda unveils Ebola screening – for Americans | The World | FT.com on.ft.com/1FByy0i

Oct 22, 2014

RT @TonyTassell: Sp Rwanda has unveiled Ebola screening – for Americans and Spanish visiting country: rpts @KatrinaManson blogs.ft.com/the-world/2014…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @eh3138: Brilliant. A must read - MT @KatrinaManson: #Africa #ebola limited to 3 countries but all continent paying the price on.ft.com/1tKKSrW

Oct 22, 2014

(2/2) Friend in #Kenya: "There is #Ebola in the #USA. There is no Ebola in East Africa." on.ft.com/1tKKSrW

Oct 22, 2014

(1/2) Friend in America: "Are you safe from Ebola?…I’m sure everyone and their mum have asked…Just wanted to check!" on.ft.com/1tKKSrW

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DeepMind unveils broad alliance with University of Oxford

ft.com — DeepMind, the UK artificial intelligence group purchased by Google for £400m earlier this year, has revealed plans to create a broad alliance with the University of Oxford after acquiring two companies spun out of computer science projects at the
Oct 22, 2014

RT @muradahmed: DeepMind, Google's British Artificial Intelligence arm, acquires two companies spun out of Oxford Uni: ft.com/cms/s/0/8f21d9… a @ft scoop

Oct 22, 2014

DeepMind, Google's British Artificial Intelligence arm, acquires two companies spun out of Oxford Uni: ft.com/cms/s/0/8f21d9… a @ft scoop

Oct 22, 2014

RT @muradahmed: Scoop in @FT: Google AI group DeepMind unveils first acquisitions & broad alliance with Oxford University http://t.co/HfSoE…

Oct 22, 2014

Scoop in @FT: Google AI group DeepMind unveils first acquisitions & broad alliance with Oxford University ft.com/cms/s/0/8f21d9…

California gripped by drought

video.ft.com — Oct 21, 2014 : California is in the grip of a three-year drought that is causing widespread damage in the most populous state in the US. Pilita Clark, environment correspondent, reports from the state's Central Valley on questions about how water is used there.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @hannahkuchler: Great FT video on the Californian drought, complete with the Mexican gangs growing marijuana in Silicon Valley video.ft.com/v/3850955305001

Oct 22, 2014

RT @hannahkuchler: Great FT video on the Californian drought, complete with the Mexican gangs growing marijuana in Silicon Valley video.ft.com/v/3850955305001

Oct 22, 2014

RT @hannahkuchler: Great FT video on the Californian drought, complete with the Mexican gangs growing marijuana in Silicon Valley video.ft.com/v/3850955305001

Oct 22, 2014

Great FT video on the Californian drought, complete with the Mexican gangs growing marijuana in Silicon Valley video.ft.com/v/3850955305001

EU seeks alternative energy suppliers

ft.com — When Guenther Oettinger, the EU's commissioner for energy, warned last month that Russia might cut natural gas supplies to the continent in retaliation to western sanctions, he firmly placed energy security front and centre of the debate surrounding
Oct 22, 2014

RT @HenryJFoy: Wary #EU seeks alternative energy suppliers - @AnjliRaval & I introduce the @FT's special report on European Energy http://t…

Oct 22, 2014

Wary #EU seeks alternative energy suppliers - @AnjliRaval & I introduce the @FT's special report on European Energy on.ft.com/1s9uda6

Venezuela’s latest surprise default…China!

blogs.ft.com — Follow @beyondbrics News and comment from more than 40 emerging economies, headed by Brazil, Russia, India and China. Sign up for our morning news, opinion and markets data round up from the FT and around the web. We have two emails per day - London and New York morning espresso (sent at approx 6am and 11am GMT).
Oct 22, 2014

RT @mcgregorrichard: Venezuela teaches China's fat state lenders a lesson in political risk. h/t @JKynge blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @prchovanec: MUST READ: Venezuela just defaulted on its oil-backed loans from China blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2…

Oct 22, 2014

RT @prchovanec: MUST READ: Venezuela just defaulted on its oil-backed loans from China blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/2…

Stakes high for Europe’s bank stress tests

ft.com — As Europe is spooked by the spectre of deflation, never has it been more important to unclog Europe's lending channels. Eurozone bank lending to companies remains weak and fragmented. So the stakes are high for the European Central Bank's
Oct 22, 2014

Europe's bank stress tests need to become more regular argues @huwsteenis on.ft.com/1yj9Mgu

Oct 22, 2014

Stakes high for Europe’s bank stress tests - here's Huw van Steenis on how you should read them on.ft.com/1wtdUez

Oct 22, 2014

Now up on ft.com, veteran bank watcher Huw can Steenis on the high stakes for European stress tests ft.com/cms/s/0/ee3d69…

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Payoff pokes fun at architecture of America’s financial system

ft.com — The message on the walls of Payoff's offices in Costa Mesa, California - a 15-minute drive from Pimco's Newport Beach headquarters - is not subtle. In poster-sized reproductions of archival photos, the company pokes fun at the traditional
Oct 22, 2014

"the man indirectly responsible for nearly 4% of new US marriages is setting his sights on revolutionis[ing] finance" on.ft.com/1FE2itk

Oct 22, 2014

RT @tracyalloway: Here's a slightly longer piece on Payoff, the new p2p/marketplace lender @elerianm has invested in tinyurl.com/pqhnb7d

Oct 22, 2014

Here's a slightly longer piece on Payoff, the new p2p/marketplace lender @elerianm has invested in tinyurl.com/pqhnb7d

Shots fired in Canadian parliament

ft.com — A gunman shot a soldier at the Canadian War Memorial in Ottawa and was then chased by police into the main parliament building, where at least 30 more shots were fired, Reuters reports. Parliament was locked down and Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Oct 22, 2014

“Ottawa is the sleepy capital of the sleepy country...w image as peacemakers " -FT quote on why shooting so shocking tinyurl.com/mcy6mde