Category: Iran Sanctions


Daily News Roundup 2012: Monday 21 May

Good morning The headlines: Mark Zuckerberg got married. Link:¬†Improving Facebook Relations with China. His new wife is Priscilla Chan. MZ managed to wear a suit. He designed the ring himself. They got married in a garden. When your social highlights become a Bloomberg news item, you KNOW that you’re IT royalty. Trade disorder caused some […]

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Daily News Roundup 2012: Thursday 26 April

Good morning The headlines: America’s Fed left its monetary policies unchanged today. It also indicated that it would do more if needed to help continue the recovery and ensure that inflation continues on target. Those two conflicting targets make for a great tagline. But that’s about it really. An action-redundant phrasing of “when something happens, […]

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Daily News Roundup 2012: Wednesday 4 April

Good morning The headlines: US Stocks fall as Fed Minutes Damp Stimulus Expectation. The S&P 500 fell yesterday on signs of less stimulus, after rising to its highest level since 2008 on Monday based on news that US manufacturing was showing signs of better-than-expected growth. Because <insert sarcastic tone here> manufacturing, in and of itself, […]

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Daily News Roundup 2012: Friday 30 March

Good morning The headlines: Oh MTN… Turkcell is accusing the Ayoba folk at MTN of having far too Ayoba a time in Iran. The dispute is over the Iranian mobile-phone licence (apparently – there is/was only one on offer). Turkcell got granted it first in February 2004, at which point MTN allegedly began ‘Project Snooker’,  as […]

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Daily News Roundup 2012: Wednesday 28 March

Good morning The headlines: To return to the ongoing Iran sanction saga, India is supposedly going to start paying for its Iranian oil in rupees. The Iranians would prefer to be paid in forex (who doesn’t?); and from what I can tell, current payments are taking place in Euros, with the majority of payments being […]

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