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Dec 30 - With 2014 expecting to see the UK's main political parties jockeying for position ahead of parliamentary elections mid-2015, attention is shifting to a key pledge from prime minister, David Cameron: that UK voters will be offered their say on Britain's membership of the EU, in a conclusive in/out referendum. David Pollard asks whether a UK exit or 'Brexit' would be good for the UK.
Dec. 30 - Monte dei Paschi and Sienese charity that owns a third of it were once firm friends. But with both sides under acute financial strain, the two are at each others throats, says Breakingviews.
Dec. 30 - The fall in global bond prices is likely to continue for some time to come, says NAB's Tom Vosa, as the world economy enters a period of more balanced growth.
Dec. 30 - It’s the country’s biggest propaganda campaign in decades, using old Chinese folk arts to help fill a void left by rapid modernization. But can clay figurines soothe away public anger over corruption?
Dec. 30 - Foreign buyers have helped propel Japan’s biggest stock market rally in more than 40 years, but a government tax-free scheme for domestic buyers could fuel the market further in 2014.
Dec. 29 - A new way of embedding data into plastic could revolutionise personal security for credit cards, mobile phones and even cars. Engineers at the Warwick Manufacturing Group in the UK have developed the technology with new polymer injection moulding techniques. Joel Flynn has more.
Dec. 27 - Summary: Equities dip as 10-year note tops 3 percent yield and oil tops $100; Twitter grounded by downgrade; Target admits debit card PINs stolen, but says data "secure"; GM issues major China recall. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Dec. 27 - Twitter was the biggest tech IPO of the year- and its stock has rocketed- but as it soars to new highs, the bubble talk is getting louder. Bobbi Rebell reports.
Dec. 27 - After an initial rush to the UK high street for the Boxing Day sales, only 0.5% more shoppers showed up than last year, final figures from retail data company Springboard show. Hayley Platt reports.
Dec. 27 - Scott Kessler says the surge in shares of Twitter since its debut is momentum driven, and investors should sell shares. He expects the stock to fall to $43 in the next 12 months. Bobbi Rebell reports.
Dec. 27 - Italy's Monte dei Paschi has received another setback as its top investor looks set to delay a 3-billion-euro ($4 billion) capital increase the Italian lender needs to reimburse state aid and avert nationalistion. Hayley Platt reports.
Dec. 27 - European Parliament elections take place next year and fringe groups are set give mainstream parties a run for their money. But Breakingviews says a U.S.-style shutdown is unlikely.
Dec. 27 - Equity markets remain buoyant, but in early 2014 once the reality of Fed tapering begins to sink in it could be a different story, says IdeaGlobal Managing Director Mike Gallagher.