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The future arrives – partially (Fri, 13 Dec 2019)
Some clarity erupted this week, or at least various logjams seem to get untied. It appears that we now have the terms agreed for a partial deal between China and the US on trade and related matters, the Conservatives scored a big win in the UK election which should mean that Brexit happens, and the […]
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Citi, Credit Suisse drop China’s Ucommune US IPO over valuation (Fri, 13 Dec 2019)
Citigroup Inc and Credit Suisse Group AG have dropped out of the US initial public offering of Chinese shared workspace provider Ucommune, balking at its desired valuation, reported Reuters. Ucommune’s latest filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission lists Chinese banks Haitong International and China Renaissance as leading the planned IPO. Earlier filings had […]
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China hit by biggest dollar bond default by state company in two decades (Fri, 13 Dec 2019)
China’s Tewoo Group has forced investors to take losses on a US dollar bond, marking the largest failure to repay dollar debt by a state-owned company in two decades and provoking fears of a wave of defaults, reported the Financial Times.   The commodities trader, which is wholly owned by the city government of Tianjin, […]
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Apple’s China iPhone shipments fall 35% in November, second straight double-digit decline (Fri, 13 Dec 2019)
Apple’s iPhone shipments in China fell more than 35% in November, marking their second straight double-digit decline as sales of the cheaper iPhone 11 remained sluggish, brokerage Credit Suisse said on Thursday, reported the South China Morning Post. Shares of the company fell more than 1% to 267.67 in early trading. Total iPhone shipments in […]
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China vows more forceful efforts to stabilize growth in 2020 (Fri, 13 Dec 2019)
China’s top policymakers pledged more-effective measures to ensure stable growth next year as the world’s second-largest economy faces increasing downward pressures, reported Caixin.   While focusing on maintaining economic stability, China will continue stepping up efforts to deepen structural reforms to ensure economic growth within a reasonable range and steadily improve the quality of the […]
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The risk of becoming infected with malware through advertising on web pages is 95% (Sat, 11 Jun 2016)
Browse plagued certain pages of advertising in the form of pop ups continued carries a great risk of infecting our computers end up with some sort of malware. This is confirmed by a study published on jtautosecurity.co.uk/ which states that “The probability that an average Internet user with a page infected after three months of navigation […]
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Japan

サウジ記者失踪~婚約者の寄稿:My Fiancé Jamal Khashoggi Was a Lonely Patriot @nytimes (Wed, 17 Oct 2018)

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記者席の小競り合い:BuzzFeed v Leigh Sales (Fri, 10 Jul 2015)

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アカウンタビリティ≠説明責任:Definition of Accountability (Fri, 27 Feb 2015)

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「テロリストは全員イスラム教徒」の嘘を数字で検証:Are All Terrorists Muslims? No (Fri, 16 Jan 2015)

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シャルリー・エブドの風刺画で不覚にも連想したもの:Charlie Hebdo cartoons remind me of.. (Sat, 10 Jan 2015)

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