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  • Merkel injured skiing | Business Spectator
    Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Merkel injured skiing 6 Jan 11 33 PM Politics International News Europe German Chancellor breaks pelvis cancels meetings for next few weeks You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AFP German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been injured in a fall while cross country skiing on holidays in Switzerland Her spokesman says as a result Merkel has cancelled meetings over the next three weeks Steffen Seibert told reporters on Monday Merkel had suffered a fractured pelvis and would need to lie down as much as possible She will work from home during this period Print this page Related articles 10 Jan EU approves Snowden hearing 09 Jan Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave 17 Dec Britain approves banking reforms 17 Dec Germany s coalition deal signed 15 Dec Merkel coalition gets key vote More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to

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  • China 'irresponsible' in sea stand-off: US | Business Spectator
    Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu China irresponsible in sea stand off US 20 Dec 2013 8 23 AM 2 Politics International News Economy China US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel calls for clear protocols to avoid a maritime clash You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP China acted in an irresponsible way in a stand off with a US naval ship this month in the South China Sea American Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says US officials have said that the USS Cowpens a guided missile cruiser had to take evasive action to avoid a collision with a Chinese vessel that was dangerously close in the December 5 incident That action by the Chinese cutting in front 100 yards out in front of the Cowpens was not a responsible action Hagel told a news conference on Thursday It was unhelpful it was irresponsible he said Hagel said the maritime confrontation the first reported for several years pointed to the need for clear protocols between the two militaries to avoid a potential clash in the Pacific That s the kind of thing that s very incendiary that could be a trigger or a spark that could set off some eventual miscalculation he said The two sides needed to work to have a mechanism to be able to defuse some of these issues as they occur General Martin Dempsey chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff told the same press conference that American and Chinese military officers have been meeting to draft rules for when the two militaries encounter each other He said those working groups have actually been meeting and making some progress China has played down the incident and said the US ship posed a threat Print this page Related articles 10 Jan Korea China jostle for Aust resources 10 Jan China trade balance contracts 10 Jan Volvo Cars sales up in 2013 10 Jan China s Fosun buys Portuguese insurer in privatisation 10 Jan Australia is not the key to China s resource prison More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article

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  • Clinton decision 'next year' | Business Spectator
    more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Clinton decision next year 20 Dec 2013 5 45 AM Politics International News USA Hillary Clinton nearing decision on whether to run for president in 2016 You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AP Former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she hasn t made up her mind about whether to run for president in 2016 but will make that decision sometime next year Clinton says in a television interview that it s a difficult decision she does not want to rush into She said in the interview the focus should be on issues like unemployment people getting kicked off food stamps and small business that cannot get access to credit Polls show Clinton as the leading Democratic contender to succeed President Barack Obama The former first lady is writing a book about her State Department years that will be released next year Print this page Related articles 08 Jan Lessons in liberalism from New York s left turn 30 Dec The latent danger in Abe s amnesia 12 Dec Wall Street closes sharply lower 11 Dec Volcker rule set for green light 26 Nov Obama s wedge between Israel and

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  • UK boosts control over Huawei cyber centre | Business Spectator
    and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu UK boosts control over Huawei cyber centre 18 Dec 2013 8 53 AM Politics International News Industries Telecommunications Economy China Politicians have raised fears that the company could pose a threat to national security You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Britain must boost its oversight of a cyber security centre run by Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Prime Minister David Cameron says after politicians raised fears that the company s involvement could pose a threat to national security Cameron said British electronic eavesdropping agency GCHQ would now play a greater role in hiring key staff at the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre HCSEC in Oxfordshire southern England which the Chinese firm opened in 2010 Huawei has been barred from involvement in broadband projects in the United States and Australia over espionage fears In July the British parliament s Intelligence and Security Committee ISC published a report warning that the government had insufficient oversight of the centre which is known as the Cell and urging national security adviser Kim Darroch to urgently investigate its operations Politicians had expressed concerns about alleged close links between Huawei and the Chinese state which the company denies and raised fears that China could exploit weaknesses in Huawei s equipment to spy on the UK Huawei supplies equipment to major British telecoms companies including BT and channels phone calls and data around the country Cameron said on Tuesday that the government had heeded Darroch s recommendation that British spies should play a greater role in hiring the centre s top staff and that oversight of the centre in general would be tightened The government s main conclusion which reflects discussion with the chairman of the ISC is that oversight of HCSEC should be enhanced and that GCHQ should take a leading and directing role in its future senior appointments Cameron said in a statement Huawei meanwhile said it welcomed Darroch s conclusion that

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  • Britain approves banking reforms | Business Spectator
    on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Britain approves banking reforms 17 Dec 2013 11 53 PM 1 Politics International News Europe Industries Financial Services Economy Global News European Crisis New regulations will include ring fencing of retail investment divisions You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AFP Britain s banking reform bill has cleared its final legislative hurdle paving the way for a raft of new regulations including the ring fencing of banks retail and investment divisions A vote in the House of Lords Britain s upper chamber late on Monday rubber stamped the government s plans for reforming the embattled sector ending a challenge from the opposition Labour party which wanted a licensing system on banking standards to be included I am delighted that the Banking Reform Bill has been passed said Sajid Javid Financial Secretary to the Treasury This is a major milestone and marks the end of a three year process led by the government to make the UK banking system stronger and safer so that it can support the economy help businesses and serve consumers According to Javid the bill will ensure that taxpayers are no longer on the hook for future bank failures and will also help to deliver much need competition in the sector The bill implements many of the recommendations of the Independent Commission on Banking set up in 2010 to consider structural reform of the sector following the 2007 crisis It will also apply recommendations of the parliamentary commission on banking standards which was set up to review standards following last year s Libor revelations The scandal erupted when Barclays was fined STG290 million A531 91 million by British and US regulators for attempted manipulation of key interbank interest rates between 2005 and 2009 The legislation also includes measures allowing bankers to be charged with reckless misconduct if their business fails and will force them to build

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  • Germany's coalition deal signed | Business Spectator
    his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Germany s coalition deal signed 17 Dec 2013 1 03 AM Politics International News Europe Chancellor Angela Merkel retains power with grand coalition deal You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password DPA Germany s grand coalition deal to form a new government has been signed by party leaders in Berlin The new coalition will include Chancellor Angela Merkel s centre right Christian Democratic Union CDU its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union CSU and the centre left Social Democratic Party SPD The 185 page coalition agreement was officially approved by CDU leader Merkel CSU leader Horst Seehofer and SPD chief Sigmar Gabriel on Monday and the new government is set to be sworn in on Tuesday The event concludes nearly three months of coalitions talks after Merkel s conservatives took a narrow majority at the September 22 election with the centre left SPD coming in second Merkel s former coalition partners the business friendly Free Democrats fell short of the 5 per cent hurdle required to take seats in the German parliament prompting the CDU to engage in talks with the SPD Germany s second largest party Taken together the CDU CSU and the SPD will have about 80 per cent of parliamentary seats The agreement marks the third time in Germany s democratic history that the country will be governed by a grand coalition The last such government was in place between 2005 and 2009

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  • A new era for China-ASEAN trade | Business Spectator
    for South East Asia The Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN continues to rise as an economic powerhouse with 600 million people and the combined GDP of US 2 1 trillion As a region it will be one of world s fastest growing consumer markets over the next two decades The ASEAN Economic Community will come into existence at the end of 2015 effectively creating one of the world s biggest single markets Chinese ASEAN trade relations are essentially reciprocal in nature No longer is China the same exporting competitor of past decades China represents an important new consumer market for ASEAN while ASEAN is growing in importance for mainland China s manufacturing These growing ties open up numerous opportunities for many ASEAN countries such as Indonesia the Philippines Vietnam and Cambodia which have large pools of labour and make for competitive low cost production locations for mainland companies Trade between China and the ten member countries of ASEAN rose more than ten percent to US 400 billion 446 billion in 2012 It is expected annual bilateral trade volume will boost to US 1 trillion by 2020 Two way investment is expected to reach US 150 billion within the next eight years Within ASEAN s ten member countries Malaysia Singapore and Thailand lead the way and are considered to be the world s most burgeoning economies even in their own right China has announced an emphasis on balanced trade strategies with ASEAN Take Malaysia as an example two way trade with China reached an historical high of US 94 8 billion last year Both countries have announced plans to significantly boost trade through measures such as supporting industrial parks in each other s countries that will increase two way trade 60 per cent to US 160 billion by 2017 The changing nature of Asia s economic generators is expected to support this balanced trading in the region The promise of growth in middle class consumerism to 1 75 billion people across Asia by 2020 is going to be a huge draw and China is expected to be a direct beneficiary of this rising ASEAN consumerism The rapid rate of urbanization which is also accompanied by the rise of middle class families in China will also change consumer behaviours and lifestyles stimulating the demand for imports of quality and luxury products and services that will benefit ASEAN countries ASEAN has surpassed Australia the US and Russia to become the fourth largest destination for China s outward investment and is China s third largest source of foreign direct investment In 2012 China s investment in ASEAN economies was US 4 42 billion up 52 per cent from a year earlier By the end of 2012 Singapore had become the destination where Chinese companies invested most followed by Cambodia Burma Indonesia and Laos according to China ASEAN Business Council In the coming decade Beijing is expected to do its part to help deepen economic links and integration in ASEAN China is focussing on

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  • Bruce Alter | Business Spectator
    European markets Politics Australian Election Federal Budget International News Asia Europe USA National Affairs Latest stories Gagging visas are an attack on democracy The skyrocketing price of a journalist visa for Nauru will limit coverage of Australian prisoners on a vassal state It is an insult to the democratic principles this country stands for Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Bruce Alter A new era for China ASEAN trade Trade between China and the ten member countries of ASEAN is set to boom and the use of renminbi as an alternative trading currency will benefit businesses on both sides by Bruce Alter 12 56pm December 16 Search Markets Global Indices Index Last Chg Chg DOW JONES 16437 05 7 7 S P 500 1842 37 4 2 0 2 NASDAQ 4174 66 18 5 0 4 FTSE 100 6739 94 48 6 0 7 NIKKEI 15912 06 31 7 0 2 Hang Seng 22846 25 58 9 0 3 The Spectators Harnessing the power of the one man brand Ken Phillips 10 Jan 1

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