BBC News 24
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Are people in your game bracing ourselves for a possible trade war? That is on everyone's radar screen, but people are not expecting him to go in that direction. Trade war, protectionism, the 1930s and that situation, it would not be consistent with aiming for 4% growth, because he is the man with the art of the deal, the negotiator in Chief.
Daily Express - Football
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EXPRESS SPORT brings you all the latest transfer news from the Premier League.
Daily Express - Football
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Daily Express
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AT LEAST three people have died and at least 20 others have been injured by an out-of-control car in Australia’s second largest city, according to reports.
Daily Express
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REMOANER Tim Farron has blasted Jeremy Corbyn for “lamely giving up” while Britaindrives off a cliff” because of Theresa May’s Brexit plans – and that the left-wingers weak leadership had made Labourelectorally toxic”.
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: Air India has grounded 57 cabin crew members, mostly air hostesses, for being overweight. Unless these crew members can get back in shape quickly, they will be assigned ground jobs permanently . “These crew members had a higher-than-permitted body mass index (BMI, the ratio of weight and height of an individual). They were asked to lose weight and given deadlines. When they could not do so, they were assigned ground jobs last month,“ said a senior Air India official. A ground job means loss of flying allowance -between Rs 35,000 and Rs 50,000 a month. Overweight cabin crew are declared temporarily unfit for six months. And if they do not meet the BMI requirements in 18 months, they are termed permanently unfit. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had more than two years ago introduced strict requirements for cabin crew's weight, vision and hearing.
The Economic Times
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WASHINGTON: Two powerful US Senators have announced they will introduce a legislation which, if passed by the Congress, would give preference to foreigners studying in American universities, a move that will tighten the noose around the H-1B visa programme and could hurt Indian IT firms. The bill - to be introduced by Senator Chuck Grassley and Dick Durban - will require US Citizenship and Immigration Services to prioritise for the first time annual allocation of H-1B visas. It will ensure the "best and brightest" students being educated in the US receive preference for an H-1B visa, a statement issued by the Senators said. The preference system also gives a leg up to advanced degree holders, those being paid a high wage, and those with valuable skills, it said. "Congress created these programmes to complement America's high-skilled workforce, not replace it.
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: Cement demand has slowed down post demonetisation and prices have slumped, which will get reflected in the December quarter earnings of cement companies. It is likely that some of the top cement stocks would take a hit following the penalty imposed by the Competition Commission of India, which has held seven cement companies guilty of rigging and cartelisation and imposed a total fine of nearly Rs 206 crore on them. But analysts say investors should use any dip of up to 5-10 per cent to accumulate quality cement stocks with a two-year kind of horizon. Demand took a knock in the December quarter, but it is on the cusp of a turnaround, experts said. This optimism is largely based on hopes of some sops in the forthcoming budget, they said. "A number of cement stocks have fallen significantly over the past two to three months, and a few of them have become attractive.
The Economic Times
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Abheek Barua (At ETMarkets.com, we have invited five biggies from the financial world to present their own budgets before the Union Budget is unveiled on Feb 1. Here is the first one, from the Chief Economist of HDFC Bank.) Start an income transfer programme First, I would introduce a large income transfer programme, say a top-up on all low balance Jan Dhan Accounts. There is some evidence that demonetisation has indeed hurt the most vulnerable income segments both directly through the lack of currency and indirectly through a fall in economic activity, job-losses etc. This programme of income support would help prop consumption up and also restore confidence in people with the simple yet powerful message that what the government promised to mop up as black money has been redistributed to them. Go easy on fiscal deficit; offer clarity on taxes Second, I would go a little easy on fiscal consolidation by keeping the fiscal Deficit-GDP ratio for 2017-18.
BBC World News
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BBC News 24
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Most economists probably think that comparative advantage is driving it more than anything else. As you indicated, there is a sense of a shift in the atmospherics and the policies coming out of the world's largest economy.
Forbes
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President Barack Obama was America’s sports-fan-in-chief. There was no pretending – his passion for sports was long and deep. Obama was the first president who prominently and purposefully advocated for women in sports.
ABC News - Tasmania
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Forbes
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Does your CEO sing or dance on video? If so, follow Jian Wang (the richest man in China's) example for maximizing the opportunity and minimizing the risk of a PR mistake.
Daily Mail - Australia
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RT USA
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RT USA
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BBC News 24
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Most of the reason is technology, not because they have been outsourced across the world. It is great to be here. It is difficult to untangle the effects of technology and liberalisation. There are probably elements of both. -- globalisation.
ABC News - Western Australia
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Extreme levels of ultraviolet radiation across the south east coast of WA results in a spike in serious sun burn among infants, and at least one case of snow blindness.
ABC News - Western Australia
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An 18-year-old woman avoids a prison term for organising an out-of-control party in the Perth suburb of Yokine that was advertised on social media and required people to pay to attend.
ABC News - Virginia
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ABC News - Queensland
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A fast-moving bushfire is heading towards a number of small communities in the Coolum area, with authorities telling residents to leave the area now if their path is clear.
Sky News - UK
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The number of people moving home fell in 2016 for the first time in five years, according to new research from Lloyds Bank.
Sputnik International
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