People

Arab woman aims to blaze a trail in Israel's high-tech sector

Israel is proud to call itself a "Start-up Nation", with more tech firms listed on Nasdaq than any other country outside the United States and China. But two elements are often missing from that success story: women and Arabs.

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Verdi union

Amazon workers strike in Germany as Christmas orders peak

Some staff at Amazon warehouses in Germany started a new three-day strike on Monday to press their demands for better pay and conditions as the online retailer races to ensure Christmas orders are delivered on time.

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Mario Draghi

ECB Draghi: Relationship of financial fragmentation and monetary policy & the Eurosystem’s collateral framework

Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank gave introductory remarks at the EP’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on 17th November 2014. He mostly spoke about the ‘relationship of financial fragmentation and monetary policy’ and the ‘Eurosystem’s collateral framework’.

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Euro, Pound, Dollar and Yen

Weekly Economic Recap: US Growth performance in line with projections; UK Growth and inflation forecasts lowered; Japan GDP data takes centre stage

The positive news on German and French GDP have calmed the fears over stagnating Eurozone economy. the International Monetary Fund said that growth performance is in line with projections in the United States and China. BoE Governor Carney lowered growth and inflation forecasts for UK. Japan's GDP data will be a very crucial factor in Prime Minister Abe’s decision on whether or not to increase the consumption tax from 8 percent to 10 percent.

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FOMC member Charles Plosser

Economics Monitor

Charles I. Plosser , President and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia spoke on The US Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy at UBS European Conference, London, England today.

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Shubham Banerjee

Entrepreneur, 13, gets Intel funding for low-cost Braille printer

If Shubham Banerjee cannot lay claim to being the world's youngest venture capital-backed entrepreneur, he comes very close. Banerjee was 12 years old when he closed an early-stage funding round with Intel Capital, the company's venture capital arm, last month for his prototype for a low-cost Braille printer.

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PepsiCo

PepsiCo President Zein Abdalla to retire

PepsiCo (PEP.N) said President Zein Abdalla will retire from the soda and snacks maker by the end of the year, in the second departure of a senior executive in recent months.

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BoJ Kuroda

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's speech in Tokyo Ensures Achievement of the Price Stability Target of 2 percent through QQE

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda delivered a speech at the Kisaragi-kai Meeting in Tokyo on 5th November 2014. He mainly spoke about ensuring achievement of the price stability target of 2 percent.

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Mergers

Dresner Partners Hires Nishant Bubna as Vice President

Dresner Partners announced today that it has hired Nishant Bubna as Vice President. Mr. Bubna has more than 12 years of finance experience, including nine years in investment banking. He has assisted transactions in the business services, consumer, industrials, healthcare, and technology sectors.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) and Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown

Courting liberals, Clinton takes tougher line on big business

Long viewed as an ally by Wall Street, likely 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton has increasingly been taking banks and big business to task while on the campaign trail for Democrats across the country.

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Tim Cook

Apple's Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward.

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Satya Nadella

New Microsoft CEO pay tops $80 million with big stock awards

Microsoft Corp's new Chief Executive Satya Nadella has become one the technology industry's biggest earners, with a total compensation package worth $84.3 million this year, according to a document filed with securities regulators on Monday.

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FDIC

Work on 'taming' firms wins Frenchman economics Nobel

French economist Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize for economics for work that has shed light on how governments can "tame" the big businesses that dominate once-public monopolies like railways, highways and telecommunications.

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Shrien Dewani

Briton denies guilt in South African 'honeymoon murder' trial

Millionaire British businessman Shrien Dewani on Monday denied arranging his bride's murder during their honeymoon in South Africa, four years after she was found shot dead in an abandoned car.

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Elisabeth Murdoch

Elisabeth Murdoch to step down as Shine Group chairman

Elisabeth Murdoch, the daughter of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, will step down as the chairman of Shine Group when it merges with Endemol and Core Media Group Inc [CKXETM.UL], the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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