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Uber hit with nationwide ban in Germany

ft.com — Uber has been banned in cities before, but the app-enabled taxi service has now been prohibited from offering its services across an entire country. The San Francisco-based company now faces fines of up to €250,000 ($328,000) if it operates in
Sep 02, 2014

RT @EpicureanDeal: Time was, private equity firms were the “locusts” plaguing Germany. Now, apparently, it’s Uber & the sharing economy: ht…

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Draghi’s incursion into fiscal policy

blogs.ft.com — Gavyn Davies Welcome. If you have yet to register on FT.com you will be asked to do so before you begin to read FT blogs. However, our posts remain free. on macroeconomics A blog on macroeconomics, economic policymaking and the financial markets. Gavyn usually writes about a key topic of the week on Sunday.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @gavyndavies: Draghi's incursion into fiscal policy pressurises the Germans and makes fiscal easing in the euro area more likely on.ft.com/W6HpnL

Sep 02, 2014

RT @gavyndavies: Draghi's incursion into fiscal policy pressurises the Germans and makes fiscal easing in the euro area more likely on.ft.com/W6HpnL

Sep 02, 2014

Will the ECB announce full blown QE? "Mr Draghi is an expert in knowing exactly how far he can push the Germans." blogs.ft.com/gavyndavies/20…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @gavyndavies: Draghi's incursion into fiscal policy pressurises the Germans and makes fiscal easing in the euro area more likely on.ft.com/W6HpnL

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Low rates spur US corporate debt sales

ft.com — Sales of highly rated US corporate bonds are expected to pick up sharply during September as global companies take advantage of low borrowing costs and look to fund acquisition activity. A decline in US long-term interest rates during August to

Cantor to receive $1.4m sign-on bonus from Moelis

ft.com — A key former Republican leader will receive a $1.4m sign-on bonus and at least $2m in annual pay after being enlisted by Moelis & Co, the US boutique investment bank. Eric Cantor, the former House Majority Leader who lost his seat in Congress in
Sep 02, 2014

RT @FinancialsMoney: Cantor nets $1.4m sign-on bonus at Moelis: Former House Majority Leader to also earn at least $2m in annual pa... on.ft.com/W5YwpH

Sep 02, 2014

Eric Cantor is receiving a signing bonus of $1.4M in cash and stock for joining Moelis & Co. m.ft.com/cms/d334ed82-3…

Sep 02, 2014

Former top Republican leader Eric Cantor to receive $1.4m sign-on bonus from Moelis ft.com/cms/s/0/d334ed…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @TheStalwart: Eric Cantor is getting a $1.4 million signing bonus at Moelis ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d… (via @fgoria)

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Hedging against a Scottish Yes vote

ft.com — Investors may love golf and grouse shooting, but they see an independent Scotland as on a par with a damp, midge-infested picnic in the heather. Until mid-July, investors took the market's usual approach to small but important risks: by ignoring
Sep 02, 2014

Hedging against a Scottish Yes vote; there is an alternative to simply selling sterling, by @jmackin2 on.ft.com/1oAbNxO via @FT

Sep 02, 2014

RT @FT: How to hedge against a Scottish yes vote: There is an alternative to simply selling sterling: on.ft.com/1sX1urp

I’m not a celebrity - get me out of hacks

ft.com — Apple says it is "actively investigating" whether some iCloud accounts have been hacked, leading to nude photos of celebrities such as the actress Jennifer Lawrence leaking on to the web. But should you be actively investigating the security of your
Sep 02, 2014

.@FT hed of the day: "I’m not a celebrity – get me out of hacks" re JLaw nudes on.ft.com/Y90nvY

Sep 02, 2014

Useful piece on hacker protection by @ChrisNuttall. Terrible, terrible headline on.ft.com/W6kBER

Sep 02, 2014

RT @Rebecca_Bream: FT's guide to how to avoid your nude photos being hacked (tip one; don't take any), by @ChrisNuttall on.ft.com/1udNyes via @FT

Sep 02, 2014

RT @Rebecca_Bream: FT's guide to how to avoid your nude photos being hacked (tip one; don't take any), by @ChrisNuttall on.ft.com/1udNyes via @FT

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Britain is honour bound to speak up for Hong Kong

ft.com — The former British colony of Hong Kong has all the attributes of a liberal society except one: its people lack the ability to choose who governs them. The latest political convulsion in the territory has been caused by electoral arrangements
Sep 02, 2014

RT @AsiaNewsDemetri: Britain should speak up for Hong Kong - Chris Patten OpEd in #FT ... on.ft.com/W6CTpC

Sep 02, 2014

Britain should speak up for Hong Kong - Chris Patten OpEd in #FT ... on.ft.com/W6CTpC

Sep 02, 2014

"Britain too has treaty obligations for 50 years" over Hong Kong's political future, Chris Patten writes for the FT on.ft.com/1lwDAnP

UK seeks emergency electricity supplies

ft.com — Emergency supplies of electricity are being sought by the National Grid for this winter because of the threat of shortages of output from the UK's coal, gas and nuclear power stations. National Grid said on Tuesday it was extending its search for
Sep 02, 2014

Seeking emergency #electricity supplies: the location could have been #Nigeria or #SouthAfrica. But now it is the UK ft.com/cms/s/0/2d3c07…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @GuyChazan: National Grid will seek emergency energy supplies to get over a potential crunch this winter on.ft.com/1vIJINq

Sep 02, 2014

National Grid will seek emergency energy supplies to get over a potential crunch this winter on.ft.com/1vIJINq

Iran’s hardliners ready to exploit corruption trial

ft.com — For more than three decades, the family of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iran's former conservative president, has been seen by the Iranian public as a symbol of the Islamic regime's corruption, allegedly with a hand in many projects, both big and small.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @Najmeh_Tehran: Iran’s hardliners ready to exploit corruption trial of Mehdi Hashemi, Rafsanjani's son ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @Najmeh_Tehran: Iran’s hardliners ready to exploit corruption trial of Mehdi Hashemi, Rafsanjani's son bit.ly/W5WINK

Sep 02, 2014

Iran’s hardliners ready to exploit corruption trial of Mehdi Hashemi, Rafsanjani's son ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/9…

Gazprom offers a logical solution to gas woes

ft.com — From Sergey Kupriyanov. Sir, In "South Stream gas project may now be a pipe dream" (August 25), Guy Chazan paints a bleak picture of the South Stream project, suggesting its future is "murky". I disagree. We have decided on a multibillion-dollar
Sep 02, 2014

RT @GuyChazan: Gazprom defends South Stream in letter to @FT - EU "shooting itself in the foot" by blocking the pipeline on.ft.com/1ur7J81

Sep 02, 2014

RT @GuyChazan: Gazprom defends South Stream in letter to @FT - EU "shooting itself in the foot" by blocking the pipeline on.ft.com/1ur7J81

Sep 02, 2014

Gazprom defends South Stream in letter to @FT - EU "shooting itself in the foot" by blocking the pipeline on.ft.com/1ur7J81

Sep 02, 2014

RT @jfarchy: #Gazprom spox Sergei Kupriyanov says EU is "shooting itself in the foot" on South Stream in letter to @FT: ft.com/cms/s/0/c12e70…

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Bezos picks digital publisher to run Washington Post

ft.com — Jeff Bezos has picked a founder of the digital news organisation Politico as the Washington Post's next publisher in the most visible change at the US newspaper since the Amazon chief bought it for $250m last year. Fred Ryan, 59, is a former Reagan
Sep 02, 2014

At Wash Post, Jeff Bezos follows the classic course of letting his publisher go 12 months after purchase: MT @FT on.ft.com/1ugnYWm

Patten criticises UK over failure to act on Hong Kong reforms

ft.com — Chris Patten, the former governor of Hong Kong, is leading criticism of David Cameron's government for failing to criticise China's contentious voting reforms in the former British colony, saying Britain has a "moral responsibility" to speak out.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @FT: Patten: Britain has a "moral responsibility" to speak out on Hong Kong on.ft.com/1sXejlq

Sep 02, 2014

Chris #Patten chastises Britain for not criticising #China over controversial Hong Kong electoral reforms on.ft.com/W6Cbsu #FT

Scottish Yes vote gathers momentum

video.ft.com — With less than 3 weeks to go before the referendum on Scottish independence, one opinion poll has found the Yes vote is gaining momentum. George Parker, political editor, talks to the FT's Daniel Garrahan about the implications for the UK if Scotland does leave the union.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @DanGarrahan: Scottish Yes vote gathers momentum. But is the UK prepared for Scotland leaving? I talk to @GeorgeWParker video.ft.com/3763181161001/… via @FT

Sep 02, 2014

Scottish Yes vote gathers momentum. But is the UK prepared for Scotland leaving? I talk to @GeorgeWParker video.ft.com/3763181161001/… via @FT

Halliburton agrees $1.1bn Gulf of Mexico spill deal

ft.com — Halliburton, the US oil services group, has agreed a $1.1bn settlement to resolve damages claims from individuals, businesses and local governments over its role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. The company said the deal would bring to an end
Sep 02, 2014

Halliburton agrees $1.1bn settlement over Macondo with private sector, local gov. Still faces federal, state action: on.ft.com/1oAow3E

A quick guide to the Scottish referendum

ft.com — Scotland will vote on September 18 on whether to become independent from the rest of the UK and end a 307-year-old union with England. Why is Scotland holding this referendum? The Scottish National party, which has been committed since its founding
Sep 02, 2014

For everyone that has just started paying attention today...a quick guide to the Scottish referendum on.ft.com/Y8ljmA via @FT

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