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IMF says banker bonus caps don't cut risks

Yahoo - DRC - 1 October, 2014 - 10:55

LONDON (Reuters) - Capping bankers' bonuses will not cut risk in the financial system, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday, offering Britain moral support in its legal challenge to EU curbs on pay in the financial sector. In its latest Global Financial Stability Report, the IMF looks at pay in the banking sector, saying that excessive risk taken by lenders contributed to the global financial crisis. Reforms have sought to foster more prudent behaviour by banks, including how pay packets are structured. ...


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UK grocers not able to cut prices much more - Ocado CEO

Yahoo - DRC - 1 October, 2014 - 10:52

By Emma Thomasson PARIS (Reuters) - British online grocer Ocado does not see much room for major food retailers to cut their prices further even as they battle to stop discounters stealing market share, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Britain's traditional "big four" grocers have been losing shoppers to German discounters Aldi and Lidl in recent years and are also suffering from a shift from out-of-town boxes to local convenience stores and online. ...


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UK grocers not able to cut prices much more - Ocado CEO

Yahoo - DRC - 1 October, 2014 - 10:52

By Emma Thomasson PARIS (Reuters) - British online grocer Ocado does not see much room for major food retailers to cut their prices further even as they battle to stop discounters stealing market share, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Britain's traditional "big four" grocers have been losing shoppers to German discounters Aldi and Lidl in recent years and are also suffering from a shift from out-of-town boxes to local convenience stores and online. ...


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Weak demand hits factory activity across Asia, Europe

Yahoo - DRC - 1 October, 2014 - 10:48

By Sumanta Dey and Wayne Cole BANGALORE/LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dwindling demand hurt factory activity across much of Asia and Europe in September, and mixed manufacturing indicators in the Americas on Wednesday raised the chances of slower global economic growth in the months ahead. China's manufacturing sector barely expanded, while Britain's slumped, and the drop in new orders did not even spare Germany, the strongest member of the euro zone currency bloc, or France, its No. 2 economy. Euro zone factories' final September purchasing managers' index from private data vendor Markit was ...


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High court weighs same-sex marriage cases

Yahoo - DRC - 1 October, 2014 - 10:46

WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would remain unsettled nationwide if the Supreme Court were to surprise everyone and decline to take up gay marriage right now.


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Hong Kong's embattled leader believes protests could last weeks- source

Yahoo - DRC - 1 October, 2014 - 10:41

By Donny Kwok and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong authorities will not immediately move to clear tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters occupying large areas of the city, and will let them stay for weeks if need be, a source with ties to leader Leung Chun-ying said on Wednesday. In contrast, students spearheading the protest movement ratcheted up pressure on Leung, saying they would occupy more government buildings unless the Beijing-backed chief executive stepped down by Thursday night. ...


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September U.S. car sales show industry's torrid pace slowing

Yahoo - DRC - 1 October, 2014 - 10:39

By Bernie Woodall and Paul Lienert DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. auto sales in the third quarter were the best in eight years, but mixed September results from leading automakers on Wednesday indicated the industry's torrid summer pace is slowing. General Motors Co , Fiat SpA's Chrysler Group , Toyota Motor Corp , Honda Motor Co , Nissan Motor Co and Hyundai Motor Co all reported year-to-year sales gains on Wednesday, but Ford Motor Co said sales fell slightly from a year ago. And while Toyota's and Honda's sales were up, both companies missed analysts' forecasts. ...


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Austria says Eurofighter has part problem, some deliveries halted

Yahoo - DRC - 1 October, 2014 - 10:38
By Stephen Brown and Michael Shields BERLIN/VIENNA (Reuters) - A manufacturing problem has been discovered with the fuselage of Eurofighter combat planes, halting some deliveries, but none of the jets have been grounded, European military officials said on Wednesday. The problem was caused by the way rivet holes were drilled in part of the rear fuselage of the European warplane, which is operating in the air forces of six countries. German defence ministry spokesman Ingo Gerhartz described the problems as "annoying". ...
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Tigo nomme Uche Ofodile comme nouvelle directrice générale

Digital Congo - 1 October, 2014 - 10:32
Directrice générale sera Uche Ofodile. Elle prendra ses fonctions le mercredi 1er Octobre 2014.
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20 ans après, Mikanza Mobyem célébré dans l’indifférence : faut-il oublier le précurseur du théâtre professionnel congolais ?

Digital Congo - 1 October, 2014 - 10:31
Vingt ans après sa mort, le dramaturge Mikanza Mobyem a été célébré par certains de ses Amis qui lui ont rendu un hommage en organisant une messe d’actions de grâce, une séance académique, et en lui octroyant une pierre tombale…dans l’indifférence des autres.
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Encore un redoutable réseau maffieux de faux-monnayeurs démantelé par les services spéciaux en RDC

Digital Congo - 1 October, 2014 - 10:30
Admirable coup de maître de coup de filet des services spéciaux congolais : la cour du ministère de l’Intérieur a servi de cadre mardi à la présentation d’une poignée de cinq membres d’un réseau de coriaces faux-monnayeurs parmi lesquels une complice femme congolaise passée experte en blanchiment d’argent tandis que courent toujours dans la nature plusieurs de leurs complices des ramifications extérieures au pays
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U.S. to press China's foreign minister on Hong Kong rights

Yahoo - DRC - 1 October, 2014 - 10:29
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China's foreign minister was expected to hear calls from U.S. leaders for Beijing's restraint over mass pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong when he meets U.S. government leaders in Washington on Wednesday. Wang Yi met with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and was later visiting the White House and State Department. His Washington talks were to prepare for President Barack Obama's visit to China in November but were overshadowed by the Hong Kong events. ...
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Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border

Yahoo - DRC - 1 October, 2014 - 10:27

By Ayla Jean Yackley and Oliver Holmes MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria. The government sent a proposal to parliament late on Tuesday which would broaden existing powers and allow Ankara to order military action to "defeat attacks directed towards our country from all terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria". ...


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North Korea beat Japan to win women's football gold

Yahoo - DRC - 1 October, 2014 - 10:21

By Peter Rutherford INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea won the Asian Games women's football gold medal for a third time on Wednesday, beating 2011 World Cup winners Japan 3-1 at Munhak Stadium. The Koreans took a 2-0 lead on goals from Kim Yun Mi and skipper Ra Un Sim before Japan hit back through captain Aya Miyama. Substitute Ho Un Byol scored a brave diving header in the closing minutes to seal the win. It was the third straight Asian Games final played between the two sides after Japan won four years ago in Guangzhou and the Koreans won in Doha in 2006. ...


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Liberia says U.S. Ebola case showed no symptoms before travel

Yahoo - DRC - 1 October, 2014 - 10:17
DAKAR (Reuters) - The man who is being treated for Ebola in the United States after travelling to Texas from Liberia showed no signs of fever or symptoms of the virus when he left the country on Sept. 19, the Liberian government said on Wednesday. Information Minister Lewis Brown said the West African country had put in place "stringent screening measures" that were preventing Ebola from spreading via air travel and the checks are being regularly reviewed. "What this incident demonstrates is the clear international dimension of this Ebola crisis. ...
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Nazi hunters seek German probe of WW2 death squad suspects

Yahoo - DRC - 1 October, 2014 - 10:16

By Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters) - The Simon Wiesenthal Center has sent the German government a list of 80 people it believes murdered Jews while serving in Nazi death squads in World War Two and who may be still alive, the head of the Israel office of the organisation said. The push for an investigation into members of Einsatzgruppen, or death squads, was triggered by a landmark conviction in 2011 of John Demjanjuk, a guard at the Sobibor death camp, said the Wiesenthal Center's Efraim Zuroff. ...


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Nazi hunters seek German probe of WW2 death squad suspects

Yahoo - DRC - 1 October, 2014 - 10:16

By Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters) - The Simon Wiesenthal Center has sent the German government a list of 80 people it believes murdered Jews while serving in Nazi death squads in World War Two and who may be still alive, the head of the Israel office of the organisation said. The push for an investigation into members of Einsatzgruppen, or death squads, was triggered by a landmark conviction in 2011 of John Demjanjuk, a guard at the Sobibor death camp, said the Wiesenthal Center's Efraim Zuroff. ...


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Ebola patient in Dallas hospital in serious condition- hospital

Yahoo - DRC - 1 October, 2014 - 10:11
DALLAS (Reuters) - The Ebola patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is in serious condition, a spokeswoman for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said on Wednesday. There was no other information available on the patient, who was admitted on Sunday. (Reporting by Lisa Maria Garza; Writing by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Doina Chiacu)
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World Bank chief says Ebola outbreak shows harm of inequality

Yahoo - DRC - 1 October, 2014 - 10:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fighting the Ebola epidemic means confronting the issue of inequality, as people in poor countries have less access to knowledge and infrastructure for treating the sick and containing the deadly virus, the head of the World Bank said. Three poor countries in West Africa - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - have seen their health systems overwhelmed by the worst outbreak of the disease on record. The epidemic has killed at least 3,000 people in the region. ...


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World Bank chief says Ebola outbreak shows harm of inequality

Yahoo - DRC - 1 October, 2014 - 10:10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fighting the Ebola epidemic means confronting the issue of inequality, as people in poor countries have less access to knowledge and infrastructure for treating the sick and containing the deadly virus, the head of the World Bank said. Three poor countries in West Africa - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - have seen their health systems overwhelmed by the worst outbreak of the disease on record. The epidemic has killed at least 3,000 people in the region. ...


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