After TPP success, tough hectic road ahead for TTIP

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176 wordsFrance envisages all options, including the complete halt to negotiations,” said Foreign Trade State Secretary Matthias Fekl about the TTIP which would suffer “from total lack of transparency and from great opacity.” ...

Global crisis is not over, warned UNCTAD

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147 words The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), in its annual report, warned that given that insufficient global demand, financial fragility and growing inequality, “the global crisis is not over, and the ...

US, 11 other countries entered into the TPP

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150 words After more than a decade of tough trade negotiations, the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries – nearly 40% of world’s economy – have finalized the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a ...

Between Tehran and Riyadh, this is truly war

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193 words The euphoria that followed the signature of the Iran’s Nuclear Deal could be short-lived as the situation in the Middle East is complicating ever more. The Russian air force is now an ...

In Syria, Putin is hero, Obama is zero

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256 words In the complex era of online information, what counts is not the truth but the perception the majority of the people has of the truth. Beyond being currently the world’s most effective ...

China seeks strong energy, financial ties with Iran

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173 words On the margins of the UNGA on September 28, 2015, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, and pledged to further boost bilateral cooperation. Thanks to the implementation ...

Will the VW gate impact Germany’s industry?

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196 words The German industry – Deutsche Qualitat – has been having for decades a strong reputation of quality and reliability. It’s widely known around the world for its state-of-the-art appliances and luxury sedan ...

China, US, when one wants to replace the other

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191 words Both Chinese and US diplomatic sources warned one shouldn’t expect much from Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “productive” state visit to the United States last week. Given that there is more disagreement than ...

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In biggest break with US President and fellow Democrat Barack Obama yet, Hillary Clinton opposes TPP trade deal. “Based on what I know so far, I can't support this agreement,” Clinton wrote in a statement.

“We estimate that there is up to $3 trillion in over-borrowing in emerging markets,” Jose Vinals, a top IMF official, said in presenting the Global Financial Stability report. As for a rate hike by the Fed, “we do not see wage and price inflation having the strength that would make it necessary to increase interest rates at this stage,” Vinals stressed.

French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke before the European Parliament in Strasbourg. They urged all EU states to tackle the refugee crisis as one and warned against patchwork national responses.

While Ukraine restructured its debt, it missed a September payment, prompting Fitch Ratings to downgrade Ukrainian foreign-currency debt.

There were 35% more taxpayers leaving France in 2013, but they would more often leave for employment opportunities than for strictly fiscal reasons.

Mathieu Pigasse, Xavier Niel and Pierre-Antoine Capton raised €500 million in order to purchase media with a view to competing with Vivendi, Springer or Bertelsmann through the setting up of a Special Purpose Accurancy Company (SPAC) named Media One.

According to Edward Snowden, UK’s GCHQ has a “smurf suite” of tools that allow it to break into and listen in on phones. The NSA has spent $1 billion on similar tools, said Snowden.

A judgment from the EU’s highest court holds potentially huge ramifications for businesses and Web traffic. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) rejected the 2000 Safe Harbor agreement, theoretically preventing internet giants from transferring European users’ data to the US.

On September 30, 2015, France’s General Directorate for Armaments (DGA) has conducted, from Biscarrosse (Landes), a successful in-flight test of the ballistic M51 strategic missile that currently equips two of the four new generation nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines (SSBN).

Policymakers will need to strengthen policies to address current challenges and help lead the world economy to recovery, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in a speech at the Council of the Americas.

As Q3 2015 will be the worst for global markets since 2011, billionaire investor Carl Icahn broadcasted a video titled “Danger Ahead” in which he said stocks could go down “a lot more” mostly because of marketsoverheatedby the Fed’s too long zero interest rate policy.

Several days before the official announcement by group Royal Dutch Shell that it stopped drilling for Arctic oil, the EIA Executive Director Fatih Birol said that if such activity isn’t “viable yet” chiefly because of costs and technological challenges, it could be so “for the day after tomorrow”.

“I relate to my colleagues the American and French presidents with great respect, but they aren’t citizens of Syria and so should not be involved in choosing the leadership,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said about his Syrian counterpart Bashar Al-Assad.

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