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South Korean Arms Sales Jump as Perceived Threats Grow

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 03:25:29 +0300

Seoul’s acceleration of its domestic defense industrial base will help prepare the country for a potential fight against North Korea, but in the meantime, South Korea stands to benefit economically from a massive surge in arms sales.


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Russian Gas 'Should Remain Part of Diversified Energy Mix for Europe' - US DoS

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 21:42:00 +0300

The United States has been increasing its liquefied natural gas deliveries to the European countries, becoming the six largest LNG supplier to the 28-nation European Union in the first quarter of 2017.


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EU-UK Free Trade Deal Impossible by Time of Brexit - EU Negotiator

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:20:00 +0300

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has commented on the EU-UK free trade deal amid a breakthrough in the talks on the terms of Britain leaving the bloc achieved last week.


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'Survival of the Fittest' Predicted as French Buy Westfield in $25 Billion Deal

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:57:00 +0300

The Australian-owned Westfield chain, which owns shopping malls in Europe and the United States, is being sold to a French company for US$24.7bn (£18.5bn). Professor Joshua Bamfield, of the Centre for Retail Research, told Sputnik why only the biggest and best shopping malls will survive the onslaught from online retailers.


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Nord Stream 2 AG Receives 1st Permit for Construction in German Waters - Reports

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:45:00 +0300

Nord Stream 2 is a joint venture of Russia’s Gazprom with several European energy companies, envisaging the construction of two gas pipelines from the Russian coast, through the Baltic Sea and on to a hub in Germany.


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No-Deal Brexit to Lead to UK Economic Losses Worth $140 Bln - Report

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:08:00 +0300

A think tank has revealed eight possible Brexit scenarios, as the second stage of the negotiations between the EU and the UK is due to start in January 2018.


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US 'Living Off 1950s Infrastructure,' Must Spend $2 Trillion to Modernize

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:07:00 +0300

During last year's presidential elections Donald Trump made much political capital out of the terrible state of US infrastructure - but he has done little to address it. Kristina Swallow, President of the American Society of Civil Engineers, spoke to Sputnik about the magnitude of the job facing the US government.


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Brent Crude Oil Price Surpasses $65 Per Barrel

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:20:00 +0300

The price of Brent crude oil, the international benchmark, has reached a new high by surpassing $65 per barrel, market indices showed Tuesday.


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Amazon Drivers Work 12 Hour Days, Urinate in Bottles to Reach Delivery Quotas

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:41:00 +0300

An investigation of Amazon’s practices towards its UK delivery drivers has revealed inhumane conditions including drivers being required to make up to 200 deliveries a day and having to urinate in water bottles because there’s no time for a bathroom break - and all for subminimum wages.


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Egypt's Dabaa NPP Unit 1 Scheduled to Be Commissioned in 2026

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:06:00 +0300

The first unit of Dabaa nuclear power plant (NPP), which will be built in Egypt with Russia’s assistance, is expected to be commissioned in 2026.


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UK May Lose 10,500 Financial Services Jobs After Brexit - EY Brexit Tracker

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:49:00 +0300

Last week, Theresa May arrived in Brussels to meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Commission's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier for a final round of negotiations within the first phase of Brexit talks.


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Riyadh to Decrease Oil Exports to Asia Next Year

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:44:18 +0300

Saudi Arabian Aramco plans to reduce its January crude oil shipments to Asia in an effort to rebalance the international oil market.


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Bulgaria Reportedly Owns Enough Bitcoin to Pay Off Fifth of National Debt

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:27:00 +0300

The Bulgarian police seized hundreds of thousands of units of Bitcoin in May back when no one anticipated the value to surge by 600 percent.


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No Evidence Universal Basic Income Will Make People Become 'Lazy'

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:19:00 +0300

Louise Haagh, an associate professor at the University of York and chair of the Basic Income Earth Network, spoke to Sputnik about the pros and cons of universal basic income (UBI).


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Growth Expectations in Britain Cut as Fears Continue Over Brexit Deal

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:52:00 +0300

Britain's biggest businesses have put their investment decisions on ice as the continuing uncertainty surrounding the UK's departure from the European bloc continues to affect the economy regardless of the deal struck on December 8 by prime minister Theresa May to move to the next phase.


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Bitcoin Futures Skyrocket as Cryptocurrency Hits First Major Exchange

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:26:12 +0300

Bitcoin futures contracts have reached over $18,000. The futures are believed to further increase its value and result in wider acceptance of the cryptocurrency on the financial market.


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Global Economists: End All Investment in Fossil Fuels

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:46:00 +0300

To hear Wall Street tell it: if you want to get anything done, you’ve got to make it profitable. But the obverse is true as well: if you want to end something, make it unprofitable.


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Libya Discusses Boosting Oil Output Amid OPEC Cuts

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:30:00 +0300

Libya is seeking ways to boost its oil output in defiance of a recently reached agreement with OPEC and Russia to cut production, citing its fiscal and monetary struggle.


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UK Presents EU With Non-Binding Post-Brexit Trade Deal

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:31:00 +0300

After Theresa May reached an agreement to move on to the second stage of Brexit negotiations with the EU, Secretary David Davis said the UK will insist on a trade deal and will not pay the divorce bill unless such a deal is struck.


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Chicago Board Options Exchange to Start Trading Bitcoin Futures on Sunday

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 09:00:00 +0300

Despite the recent slump, the world's top cryptocurrency Bitcoin has seen a 17-fold rise during the last year.


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