Tag Archives: Economy

12Dec/16

Trump considering Fiorina for director of national intelligence: New York Times

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks to former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina about the job of director of national intelligence, the New York Times reports.

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12Dec/16

Lockheed Martin says company already cut F-35 costs

Lockheed Martin executive says company already cut F-35 costs in response to Donald Trump’s tweet against the company’s costs.
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12Dec/16

IMF’s Lagarde stands trial over state payout

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde stands trial for her role in a 400 million euro payout as French finance minister in 2008 to businessman Bernard Tapie, at the Cour de Justice de la Republique, saying she is confident she has done nothing wrong. Mia Womersley reports. Continue reading

10Dec/16

Tree pulp in mayo? Nanocellulose research gathers pace

Nanocellulose and lignin, derived from wood fibers, are on the verge of becoming available in larger commercial quantities, bringing the possibility of replacing a range of oil-based products with more environmental friendly alternatives. Roselle Chen reports. Continue reading

28Nov/16

Ghana cyber crime flourishes where jobs are scarce and literacy is high

Thousands of young people in Ghana’s capital make a living doing internet romance scams, the only way, they say, to earn decent money given sky-high unemployment levels. Their desperation is evidence of the challenge facing politicians who, ahead of a presidential election on December 7, are telling voters that job creation is a top priority.

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22Nov/16

Trump’s announcement to sink Asia trade pact will hurt U.S.’s reputation, analysts say

Analysts say Trump’s announcement the U.S. will withdraw from the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) will hurt America’s ability to negotiate trade deals in the future, might impact US companies across different sectors.

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