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APEC fails to live up to its name amid U.S., China acrimony

The C in APEC stands for Cooperation. But when the two biggest members are fighting a trade war and using the forum to attack each other's policies, it was always going to be hard work delivering on that.

Sentencing set for man after guilty plea in family killings

By KATHLEEN FOODY

A Colorado man is set to be sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to murdering his pregnant wife and their two young daughters and dumping their bodies on an oil work site.

NHL roundup: Avs beat OT buzzer and Ducks

Gabriel Landeskog scored the tying goal in the third period, and Mikko Rantanen delivered the game-winner with 1.3 seconds remaining in overtime Sunday to give the visiting Colorado Avalanche a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.

The Brexit saga will go on for years

By Denis MacShane

The deal agreed between the United Kingdom and the European Union has detonated the biggest political dispute in British politics since Neville Chamberlain came back from Munich in 1938 waving a leaf of paper and proclaiming he had won “Peace in our time”, writes Denis MacShane.

Raw materials β€˜megatrends’ point to looming supply risks in Europe

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

Markets for raw materials have recovered from the 2008 financial crash, fuelled by the continued digital transformation of the economy and the rapid deployment of green technologies. Is the world on track for a repeat of the resource boom seen in the early 21st century?

  • November 19th 2018 at 07:20

A little phishing knowledge may be a dangerous thing

Boffins find those who know about phishing more likely to be duped than the less informed

Phishing works more frequently on those who understand what social engineering is than on those who live in blissful ignorance, or so a study of students at University of Maryland, Baltimore County suggests.…

  • November 19th 2018 at 07:12

Tencent looks to counter China freeze with Sea deal

Tie-up bolsters Tencent’s access to south-east Asia’s fast-growing online gaming market

  • November 19th 2018 at 07:03

Tencent looks to counter China freeze with Sea deal

Tie-up bolsters Tencent’s access to south-east Asia’s fast-growing online gaming market

  • November 19th 2018 at 07:03

Sustainability in Brazilian soy supply chain – the complexities of tackling deforestation [Promoted content]

By Nathalie Lecocq - Director General FEDIOL

Representatives of the Brazil government and of the Brazil soy supply chain are planning to engage in renewed discussions with EU stakeholders and policy-makers in Brussels this week, writes Nathalie Lecocq.

Last week in telecoms: regulation, Italy, BT and Telenet in focus

(Telecompaper) Last week, the European telecoms sector managed to outperform the broader market. The Telecompaper sector index ended the week up 0.7 percent, versus 1.5 percent loss for the EuroStoxx 50 index. Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom, our index's heaviest contributors, ended the week with gains of 6.6 and 3.0 percent, respectively. Two microcaps delivered the best results: Tiscali (+20%) and Forthnet (+9.8%). Gamma Communications, without significant news, lost 12 percent, erasing much of this year's gain.

  • November 19th 2018 at 07:00

The global race for raw materials

By FrΓ©dΓ©ric Simon

The European Union first adopted a raw materials strategy in 2008, at a time when commodity prices were at an all-time high and fears were running high of a global scramble for natural resources. The financial crash that followed conveniently swept the issue under the carpet. But this may have only been temporary.

Greece’s energy future on the line

By Nikos Mantzaris

Lignite has been the driving force of the Greek economy for the last six decades and the government intends to keep it that way, even though this most polluting of fuels is now becoming uncompetitive, writes Nikos Mantzaris.

Europe’s packaging headache

By Sam Morgan

European Union members will have to recycle at least 70% of packaging by 2030, under new rules brokered earlier this year. But there are complex mechanisms behind the recycling curtain and not all countries are ready yet to keep up with the pace.

Virgin Atlantic pilots balloted over Christmas disruption

Strike threat over anger at review of flight crew benefits

  • November 19th 2018 at 06:00

Will $40bn of asset sales be enough to fix GE?

Private equity is sniffing around as industrial giant races to reduce debts

  • November 19th 2018 at 06:00

Rehn brandishes credentials as ECB vacancy looms

Varied CV marks former commissioner out from other contenders to replace Mario Draghi

  • November 19th 2018 at 06:00

Bank Leumi to launch online bank Pepper in US

Israeli disrupter sees opening in high fees charged by American lenders

  • November 19th 2018 at 06:00

WeWork/SoftBank: Y warrants?

Cash and control, with some caveats.

  • November 19th 2018 at 06:00

Rehn brandishes credentials as ECB vacancy looms

Varied CV marks former commissioner out from other contenders to replace Mario Draghi

  • November 19th 2018 at 06:00

Eve Sleep is proving a nightmare for investors

Lossmaking etailer is asking for more money, but questions remain over new strategy

  • November 19th 2018 at 06:00
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