Wednesday, September 17 2014

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Economists can't tell Scots how to vote

Here is the bad news if you haven't made up your mind whether to vote for Scotland to become independent - economic analysis cannot give you the answer.

Suicide car bomber kills three foreign troops in Afghan capital

A suicide car bomber killed two U.S. troops and a Polish soldier in an attack on a convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, the NATO-led coalition said, one of the worst attacks on international forces in the Afghan capital in months.

England's King Richard III died painfully on battlefield

England's King Richard III might well have lost his kingdom for a horse.

UN brokers agreement to rebuild in Gaza Strip

The UN has orchestrated a deal for rebuilding in the Gaza Strip, giving prominent roles to the Palestinian Authority and the private sector, the UN's top Middle East envoy has said.

Mexico to fly out tourists stranded by tropical storm

A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California peninsula early Tuesday. While the storm may revive the drought-stricken region, heavy rains could bring dangerous flash floods.

Role Reversal: India's Growth May Surpass China's by 2016

China’s President Xi Jinping is due to arrive in India tomorrow, and for a change he’s the one with an economy heading in the wrong direction, not Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After several dismal years, growth in India is rebounding, and the stock prices of companies selling to Indian consumers are benefiting from the surge in optimism that accompanied Modi’s landslide election victory in May. Britannia Industries (BRIT:IN), the Kolkata-based maker of cookies and other food products, is up 55 percent so far this year and today hit a 52-week high.

Russia needs government investment to avoid recession, says former finance minister

Russia risks slipping into recession because the government is not investing enough in the economy to weather Western sanctions, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Tuesday, criticizing the strategy so far.