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Feb 3, 2013

BBC News | Business (February 4, 2013).: Google boss labels China 'IT menace'

4 February 2013 Last updated at 01:28 GMT

Google boss labels China 'IT menace'Google logo

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt uses a new book to call China an Internet menace that backs cyber-crime for economic and political gain, reports say.

Advert for Asiacell mobile phone operatorIraqi mobile firm raises $1.3bn

The Iraqi mobile phone operator Asiacell raises $1.3bn (£828m) on the Iraq stock market, doubling the value of the companies listed there.

Chris LucasBarclays finance chief to step down

The finance director of Barclays, Chris Lucas, and its group general counsel Mark Harding are retiring from the company, it announces.

The Economist | Spanish Politics (February 3rd 2013).: can Rajoy hang on to his job


Spanish politics

Can Rajoy hang on to his job?

IT is a storm that some politicians would be unable to survive. But Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, and his People's Party (PP) seem determined to bluster their way past the growing weight of evidence that, for a long time, they ran a double accounting system designed to dodge party funding laws and used it to pay senior party members regular cash extras which they may, or may not, have declared to tax authorities. Guilt cannot yet be assumed, but Spaniards deserve a proper explanation.

Trade with Precision (TWP) (February 3, 2013).: Market Commentary for the week ahead.

from Trade With Precision -

Nick McDonald discuss what he expects to happen on stock and currency markets for the week ahead.

NYT Global Update(February 3, 2013).: TOP NEWS Israeli Strike Into Syria Said to Damage Research Site

The New York Times International Herald Tribune
February 3, 2013
Compiled 21:45 GMT

Global Update


Israeli Strike Into Syria Said to Damage Research Site

The weapons research center has been the target of sanctions because of intelligence suggesting that it was the training site for engineers who worked on chemical and biological weaponry.

Official Says Iran Is Open to New Round of Nuclear Talks

Iran's foreign minister restated a call for direct talks with Washington, but his comments were viewed as more atmospheric than definitive.

Iceland, Fervent Prosecutor of Bankers, Sees Meager Returns

In a country that has gone after financiers with far more vigor than others hit by the financial crisis, obtaining convictions has proved devilishly difficult.