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The Economist Group | Management Thinking Digest: European M&A market

Germany offers the best M&A opportunities in western Europe, according to a new global EIU survey commissioned by Clifford Chance. In European M&A: on the road to recovery? we measure appetite for M&A in Europe; we identify the underlying strengths and weaknesses of the Europe; and we assess the prospects for a recovery in the European M&A market. Australia’s strong growth, healthy consumer spending, investment opportunities and relatively high interest rates have encouraged large inflows of capital. However, mining investment are now peaking, leaving investors wondering if Australia has more than one trick up its sleeve. Our new report Australia – Riding the Boom looks at the factors driving Australia’s growth in recent years and considers whether other sectors such as agriculture will lead to new growth opportunities. Finally, on our blog site Mike Kapur , chairman of the Confederation of British Industry Small Business Forum, examines why

NYT | Global Update September 28, 2013: N.S.A. Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens.

September 28, 2013 Compiled 20:57 GMT Global Update TOP NEWS N.S.A. Gathers Data on Social Connections of U.S. Citizens By JAMES RISEN and LAURA POITRAS The analysis of phone call and e-mail logs for foreign intelligence purposes adds to the growing body of knowledge about the agency's access to private information, prompting concern from lawmakers. Israel and Others in Mideast View Overtures of U.S. and Iran With Suspicion By JODI RUDOREN Iran's rivals worry about its sincerity, and fear that President Obama's desire for a diplomatic deal will only buy Iran time to continue its march toward building a nuclear weapon. In Collapse in Mumbai, Hopes Fade on Rescues By NEHA THIRANI BAGRI and GA