Glencore faces a DoJ probe stretching from Africa to the Americas

Glencore faces a DoJ probe stretching from Africa to the Americas

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Glencore faces a DoJ probe stretching from Africa to the Americas
IT EMERGED on July 2nd that Hollywood may make “The King of Oil”, a film about Marc Rich, an American-Swiss commodities trader who became a fabulously rich fugitive from American justice. On July 3rd Glencore, the firm founded by Mr Rich, said America’s Department of Justice (DoJ) had requested documents regarding its compliance with corruption […]
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What really happened to EgyptAir Flight 804?

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What really happened to EgyptAir Flight 804?
GULLIVER is not the type of person to kick up a fuss on his travels, least of all when lucky enough to be at the front of the plane. But his patience was pushed to the limit a couple of years ago, when his EgyptAir flight from Cairo to London was blighted by the near-constant […]
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A welcome upgrade to apprenticeships

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A welcome upgrade to apprenticeships
THE Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in South Yorkshire, England, looks like the very model of a modern industrial site—bright, shiny, airy and clean. In June 1984 it was the site of a traumatic moment in British history—the Battle of Orgreave, when picketing miners clashed with police as they tried to stop lorries collecting supplies […]
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A Chinese music-video app is making WeChat sweat

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A Chinese music-video app is making WeChat sweat
A PUBLIC spat between two warring and wildly popular Chinese apps has had the feel of a teenage dance-off. “Sorry, Douyin Fans”, ran an article from the short-video app on its WeChat account, in which it accused the mobile-messaging service of disabling links to Douyin’s most popular videos. “All hail Douyin the drama queen,” retorted […]
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Big corporates’ quest to be hip is helping WeWork

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Big corporates’ quest to be hip is helping WeWork
WITH his flowing locks and hip clothes Adam Neumann, co-founder and chief executive of WeWork, looks less like a property baron than the frontman of a rock group. He speaks expansively on the subjects of character, destiny and God. His four-year-old daughter wanders through his office during an interview with The Economist. Yet Mr Neumann, […]
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Airbus and Boeing are tightening their hold on the sky

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Airbus and Boeing are tightening their hold on the sky
AT A glitzy party in Toulouse on July 10th Airbus, Europe’s aerospace giant, revealed its “newest” plane. But many aviation buffs might find it familiar. It was a repainted C-Series aircraft—originally developed by Bombardier of Canada—a project in which Airbus bought a 50.01% stake on July 1st. Airbus welcomed the aircraft into its family of […]
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Amazon wins from a Supreme Court ruling

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Amazon wins from a Supreme Court ruling
FOR years, online retailers in America have enjoyed an unfair advantage over their bricks-and-mortar competitors. Unless they were physically located in the same state as a shopper, they were not obliged to collect state and local sales taxes. Shoppers were still legally required to pay taxes on their online purchases, but not everyone did in […]
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China’s new $15bn tech fund emulates SoftBank’s Vision Fund

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China’s new $15bn tech fund emulates SoftBank’s Vision Fund
THE story of China Merchants Group began in the 1870s. After its defeats in the Opium wars, the Qing government tried to learn from the West by adopting foreign technology and encouraging new commercial ventures, including China Merchants. The banking-to-shipping conglomerate, based in Hong Kong, has since evolved into one of China’s largest state-owned enterprises, […]
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Canada’s cannabis firms plot world domination

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Canada’s cannabis firms plot world domination
IT IS rare to see the words “Canada” and “world domination” in the same sentence. The country’s cannabis producers want to change that. With an eye on October 17th, the date on which recreational marijuana will become legal, medical-cannabis firms have been expanding at home and talking up their global ambitions in a most un-Canadian […]
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Politics is becoming a minefield for the travel and hospitality business

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Politics is becoming a minefield for the travel and hospitality business
TRAVELLERS come in all different stripes. So it is generally not wise for the chief executive of a major airline to say something like this about a controversial presidential stance: “This policy and its impact on thousands of children is in deep conflict with [our] mission and we want no part of it.” But that […]
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User-rating systems are cut-rate substitutes for a skilful boss

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User-rating systems are cut-rate substitutes for a skilful boss
IT OFTEN arrives as you stroll from the kerb to your front door. An e-mail with a question: how many stars do you want to give your Uber driver? Rating systems like the ride-hailing firm’s are essential infrastructure in the world of digital commerce. Just about anything you might seek to buy online comes with […]
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The rich world needs higher real wage growth

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The rich world needs higher real wage growth
CENTRAL bankers and economists have spilled much ink in recent years on the question of why wages have not grown more. The average unemployment rate in advanced economies is 5.3%, lower than before the financial crisis. Yet even in America, the hottest rich-world economy, pay is growing by less than 3% annually. This month the […]
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A disciplined startup emerges from the Wild West of crypto-currency

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A disciplined startup emerges from the Wild West of crypto-currency
MOST startups proudly announce their presence on buildings, billboards and any surface offering visibility. Not Coinbase, a crypto-currency startup. Visitors to its headquarters on a high floor of an office tower in San Francisco find themselves before an unmarked door and doorbell. They are asked to confirm by intercom which firm they intend to see. […]
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52 Lessons from Network Marketing

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52 Lessons from Network Marketing
52 Lessons from Network Marketing is a personal development book specifically geared towards network marketers. The Author, Jerry West, is a Network Marketing Professional and motivational leader who went from bankruptcy to multiple 6-figure income earner in just a few short years. Jerry came up with the idea of hosting a weekly personal development call […]
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Deine Website soll verkaufen – nicht rumstehen! – a webinar from Marc Perl-Michel

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Deine Website soll verkaufen – nicht rumstehen! – a webinar from Marc Perl-Michel
Viele Websites stehen nur rum, ohne zu verkaufen. Entdecke, wie Du mit verkaufsstarken Texten und Content-Marketing Kunden abholst und bis zur Entscheidung begleitest. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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A maverick French telecoms firm attempts Italian conquest

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A maverick French telecoms firm attempts Italian conquest
From Station F to Milano Centrale “CHOOSE truth. Choose Iliad,” entreats the voice-over of a television advertisement after images of President Donald Trump speechifying and footballers feigning injuries flash across the screen. That may seem pretentious for a mobile provider, but the advert is part of Iliad’s entry into Italy, which began on May 29th. […]
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The Recent Sales Report Gave Management Some Bad Vibes

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The Recent Sales Report Gave Management Some Bad Vibes
They’ll never stop coming up with clever ways to break bad news to your team. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Buffer WhatsApp
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Abraaj, a private-equity firm, files for provisional liquidation

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Abraaj, a private-equity firm, files for provisional liquidation
UNTIL recently the Abraaj Group, a private-equity firm based in Dubai, was riding high. It was one of just a few such firms focused on emerging markets, and a darling of “impact investors”, who seek social or environmental returns, not just financial ones. Assets under management of $13.6bn made it the largest private-equity firm in […]
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Most stockmarket returns come from a tiny fraction of shares

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Most stockmarket returns come from a tiny fraction of shares
IN his book about the use of language, “The King’s English”, Kingsley Amis describes a tug-of-war. On one side are “berks”, careless and coarse, who would destroy the language by polluting it. On the other side are priggish “wankers”, who would destroy it by sterilisation. The battle lines look similar in investment. The divide is […]
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China considers its response to Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs

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China considers its response to Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs
The serried ranks FOR now, at least, when speaking of the trade dispute with America, China’s government is taking a more-in-sorrow-than-in-anger tone. That helps explain the Chinese public’s surprisingly measured views of Donald Trump, and gives the Chinese government some breathing room to consider its options. The state media have so far taken the high […]
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Digital Marketers Sound Off: Tips, Tactics, Tools, and Predictions from 101 Digital Marketing Specialists

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Digital Marketers Sound Off: Tips, Tactics, Tools, and Predictions from 101 Digital Marketing Specialists
In Digital Marketers Sound Off, you’ll find 101 digital marketing specialists sharing their favorite tools, tips, tactics, and predictions for the future.   This easy-to-follow book contains digital marketing insights spanning many specializations: Search Engine Optimization, Google AdWords, Facebook Ads, PR, Email Marketing, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, and Affiliate Marketing.  Digital Marketers Sound Off features digital marketing wisdom from […]
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Google runs into more flak on artificial intelligence

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Google runs into more flak on artificial intelligence
DISCOVERING and harnessing fire unlocked more nutrition from food, feeding the bigger brains and bodies that are the hallmarks of modern humans. Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, thinks his company’s development of artificial intelligence trumps that. “AI is one of the most important things that humanity is working on,” he told an event in California […]
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Can the solar industry survive without subsidies?

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Can the solar industry survive without subsidies?
A LITTLE over a decade ago, when JinkoSolar, a Shanghai-based company, entered the solar business, it was such a novice that when it visited international trade fairs, all it had was a bare table and a board with its name scribbled on it. But it also had luck, a technological edge and lots of public […]
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The insecurity of freelance work

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The insecurity of freelance work
THE decline of the conventional job has been much heralded in recent years. It is now nearly axiomatic that people will work for a range of employers in a variety of roles over their lifetimes, with a much more flexible schedule than in the past. Opinion is still divided over whether this change is a […]
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Donald Trump lobs a grenade from afar into the G7

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Donald Trump lobs a grenade from afar into the G7
FOR a moment, the Group of Seven (G7) leaders attending their annual summit, in a mountain village in Quebec, looked like they had managed to paper over their differences with President Donald Trump and present a united front. They found just the right wording to secure American agreement on matters that never used to be […]
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Buying GitHub takes Microsoft back to its roots

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Buying GitHub takes Microsoft back to its roots
ALMOST to the day 17 years ago Steve Ballmer, then boss of Microsoft, the world’s biggest software firm, called Linux a “cancer”, meaning that the open-source operating system would spell the death of proprietary software. On June 4th, his successor, Satya Nadella, announced that the firm would take over GitHub, the main source of such […]
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The Management Tech You Need to Nail IRCE18 – Small Business, Big World – Medium

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The Management Tech You Need to Nail IRCE18 – Small Business, Big World – Medium
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