Bitcoin exchange MtGox files for US bankruptcy protection  11/03/2014

The troubled Bitcoin exchange MtGox filed for protection under US bankruptcy law Monday, 10 days after doing the same in Japan after a huge loss of the digital currency, a court document showed...

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Bangkok Post


États-Unis : le chômage monte, les marchés sourient  10/03/2014

Encore de drôles de statistiques pour l'emploi américain. Vendredi, le département du Travail, l'équivalent du ministère du Travail aux États-Unis, a annoncé un taux de chômage en hausse de 0,1 point à 6,7% en février...

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La Tribune


EU leaders draw up plans to send gas to Ukraine if Russia cuts off supply  10/03/2014

EU leaders are rapidly drawing up plans to send some of their stocks of Russian gas back to Ukraine and other eastern European countries that need it, if Vladimir Putin reacts to western sanctions over the Crimea crisis by starving the continent of energy...

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The Guardian


Pushing Chinese democracy on mobile phones  10/03/2014

Online public opinion can affect public policy. The government of the southwest city of Guiyang held an online forum with its residents last year on ways to get rid of traffic jams, and formed a traffic management plan including building a light railway, and bus rapid transit system to ease traffic pressure...

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Xinhuanet


India bats for Russia interests  10/03/2014

India has said Russia holds “legitimate interests” in Ukraine, becoming the first major nation appearing to publicly lean towards Moscow at a time it is largely isolated internationally over its military intervention in the Crimean Peninsula...

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Telegraph India


Le bénéfice net d'Auchan bondit grâce à des éléments exceptionnels  10/03/2014

En 2013, le distributeur a enregistré une augmentation de 18,3 % de son bénéfice net à taux de change constants, à 835 millions d'euros. Son chiffre d’affaires est en hausse de 4,1 %, mais recule en France...

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Les Echos


Législatives en Colombie: la coalition au pouvoir fragilisée  10/03/2014

La Colombie élisait ce dimanche 9 mars ses députés et sénateurs, après une campagne marquée par le thème de la paix. Le pays négocie depuis 2012 un accord avec la guérilla marxiste des FARC pour mettre fin au conflit civil. Les résultats promettent des débats animés, notamment au Sénat...

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RFI


Arab states withdraw ambassadors from Qatar in protest at 'interference'  10/03/2014

In a rare public spat that has highlighted deep political divisions in the Gulf, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have all withdrawn their ambassadors from Qatar in protest at Doha's "interference in their internal affairs"...

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The Guardian


Estonian commissioner criticised for political campaign  10/03/2014

A group of MEPs have written a letter to European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso asking for the resignation of the Estonian commissioner, Siim Kallas, who is leading political negotiations for the Prime Minister post back home...

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EUObserver


Japan GDP Growth Revised Down  10/03/2014

Japan's economy grew even more slowly than initially calculated in the final three months of 2013 and posted another record current-account deficit in January, poor figures that suggest the economy could be in for a rocky period...

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Wall Street Journal


Distribution : le grand déclin des magasins américains  10/03/2014

C’est une véritable hécatombe. Les grandes chaînes de distribution américaines réduisent leurs réseaux de façon drastique. Et c’est une tendance de fond, appelée à s’accélérer, à mesure que les Américains changent leurs habitudes de consommation...

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Les Echos


Global Debt Exceeds $100 Trillion as Governments Binge, BIS Says  10/03/2014

The amount of debt globally has soared more than 40 percent to $100 trillion since the first signs of the financial crisis as governments borrowed to pull their economies out of recession and companies took advantage of record low interest rates, according to the Bank for International Settlements...

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Bloomberg


L'Europe a eu tort de ne pas associer Moscou à son partenariat oriental  07/03/2014

En refusant avec dédain l'idée même de la participation de la Russie à la discussion des modalités de cet accord, qui tiendraient compte de ses intérêts légitimes, sans pour autant se préoccuper des moyens pour la remplacer comme le véritable créancier de l'Ukraine, l'Union européenne a fait preuve de myopie et a imposé de fait à l'Ukraine un « choix impossible » – celui entre l'Europe et la Russie...

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Le Monde


Egypt: Did Nonviolence Fail in Egypt?  06/03/2014

Three years ago this month, the 82-year-old president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, stepped down amid historic protests against his dictatorial rule...

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All Africa


Spain to raise security around Morocco territories over immigration fears  06/03/2014

Spain is to spend more than €2.3m (£1.89m) fortifying the borders that divide its territories of Ceuta and Melilla from Morocco, in an attempt to deter the thousands of migrants who arrive at the borders of its two exclaves in north Africa, the country's interior minister has announced...

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The Guardian


Ukraine crisis and Olympics boost Vladimir Putin's popularity in Russia  06/03/2014

While Vladimir Putin has faced condemnation from the west for his troops' takeover of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, at home the Russian president is enjoying his highest approval ratings in the past two years. Research also appears to confirm solid support for Russian intervention in Ukraine...

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The Guardian


Fed's Plosser 'very worried' about QE consequences  06/03/2014

Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Charles Plosser is "very worried" about the potential for unintended consequences of the Fed's massive quantitative easing program...

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CNBC


WTI Oil Heads for Longest Decline in Two Months  06/03/2014

Futures also fell on speculation the Russia-Ukraine standoff won’t disrupt supplies...

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Bloomberg


Puerto Rico Borrowing $3 Billion on March 11 to Repay Debt  06/03/2014

Puerto Rico will sell $3 billion of tax-exempt general-obligation bonds on March 11 to balance budgets and refinance debt, data compiled by Bloomberg show...

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Bloomberg


Natural-gas futures up 3% as U.S. supplies drop  06/03/2014

Natural-gas futures climbed about 3% on Thursday after U.S. government data showed a bigger-than-expected weekly drop in supplies of the heating fuel...

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Market Watch


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GEAB N°84 - Contents

- Published on April 17, 2014 -

Europe dragged into a division of the world between debtors and creditors: the United States' desperate solutions for not sinking alone
In the present confrontation between Russia and the West over the Ukrainian crisis, the image of the Cold War inevitably comes to mind and the media are obviously fond of it. However, contrary to what it gives us to understand, it’s not Russia that seeks the return of an iron curtain but really the US. An iron curtain separating the old powers and emerging nations; the world before and the world afterwards; debtors and creditors… (page 2)
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Crisis Alert for European governance – Risk of a Very Large Separation between EU leaders/European people
The Ukrainian crisis has triggered Europe’s derailment which henceforth explodes the risk of Europe’s drift outside the future tracks of peace, independence and democracy to a worrying probability which we estimate at 85%… (page 13)
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Investments, trends et recommendations
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Start-ups… (page 28)
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GlobalEurometre - Results and analyses
The results of these last three questionnaires are little changed, dating from the onset of the Euro-Russian crisis which has probably had the effect of diverting Europeans from the usual subjects of concern: the economy, finances and currencies…, in favour of the more geopolitical and military topics… (page 30)
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