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What can we do if the financial world is dead? Positive Interest and negative interest 
I know the financial world is built on pack of cards. All virtual things - virtual currency without intrinsic value; virtual trades based on notional value; virtual balance sheets with the so called flimsy market value; fluctuating currency - all nimble footed.

The main reason for my fear is all of them are good as much as they are for transaction purpose; but when the word CREDIT comes,then it becomes bit... Read More    Add Comment

>>   US politics
'Wistful' Obama launches last-gasp campaigning for elections 
Reuters - 6 Hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama waves at a campaign event for the U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, (R) who is running for Governor of Maine, while at the Portland Expo in Maine, October 30, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Larry     Add Comment

Obama Speaks to Myanmar's Political Leaders 
ABC News - 6 Hours ago
President Barack Obama has discussed an upcoming visit to Myanmar with two of the country's political leaders. The White House says Obama had separate telephone conversations Thursday with President     Add Comment

Crucial Iowa Senate race tied; Romney, Clinton lead for 2016: Reuters/Ipsos poll 
Reuters - 7 Hours ago
(Reuters) - The high-profile U.S. Senate race in Iowa is a dead heat, with Democratic Representative Bruce Braley and Republican state Senator Joni Ernst each garnering the support of 45 percent of likely     Add Comment

Campaign brings Clinton, O'Malley, to same event 
Miami Herald - 6 Hours ago
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley made sure to flatter each other during a simultaneous appearance at an event for a fellow Democrat. But they also were careful to keep their     Add Comment

Dems push for African American turnout 
MSNBC - 7 Hours ago
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GOP Poll: Scott Brown Takes 4-Point Lead Over Shaheen in NH 
NewsMax.com - 5 Hours ago
Just days before voters go to the polls in New Hampshire, Republican Senate candidate Scott Brown leads Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen by 4 percentage points in their tight race, a new survey shows.     Add Comment
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>>   US security
Battle of Broken Hill an act of war or terrorism won't be commemorated 
Melbourne Age - 5 Hours ago
Amid First World War and Anzac centenary commemorations the Federal Government has refused to remember the first Australians to be killed on home soil by the enemy. Two "Afghan" cameleers attacked a     Add Comment

McCain: Released Gitmo Detainees in Terror Leadership Roles 
NewsMax.com - 5 Hours ago
Sen. John McCain says reports of 20-30 former Guantanamo detainees joining the Islamic State (ISIS) and other terrorist groups are nothing new. In fact, he said Thursday on Fox News Channel's "On the
FROM GITMO TO ISIS? Lawmakers want detainee transfers suspended Bayou Buzz
McCain: Ex-Gitmo detainees teaming with ISIS not surprising FOXNews.com
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US security upped over Aust beheading plot 
Herald Sun - 6 Hours ago
THE alleged Islamic State terror plot to kidnap and behead an Australian was partly responsible for the decision to ramp up security at US government buildings, according to a high-ranking congressman.     Add Comment

Michelle Bachmann: World Sees US Has No Plan to Fight Terrorism 
NewsMax.com - 5 Hours ago
The world has no confidence in U.S. leadership because they don't know what our plans to fight terrorism are, Rep. Michele Bachmann told Fox News. "The world was looking to the military and economic     Add Comment

Feds Investigating Ex-SEAL Over Bin Laden Book 
NewsMax.com - 5 Hours ago
Mark Owen, the pseudonym of the ex-Navy SEAL who wrote a book that detailed the U.S. military operation that killed Osama bin Laden, is now under criminal investigation by the U.S. government for not     Add Comment

Lithuanian-US military exercise held in Lithuania 
People.com.cn - 6 Hours ago
Lithuanian soldiers take part in the military exercise in Pabrade, Lithuania on Oct. 30, 2014. Lithuanian and US soldiers participated a infantry fighting vehicles live-fire exercise here on Thursday.     Add Comment
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>>   Australia
'He choked me': Canadian actress Lucy DeCoutere accuses radio host Jian Ghomeshi 
Melbourne Age - 6 Hours ago
A Canadian actress is one of eight women who now have come forward to accuse a high-profile radio host of violence and abusive behaviour, including allegations of choking and workplace sexual harassment,     Add Comment

Newcrest Mining chairman vows to change executive pay levels 
Sydney Morning Herald - 6 Hours ago
Newcrest Mining chair Peter Hay says he will consider changes to the gold miner's remuneration structure, following controversy over the package awarded to new chief executive Sandeep Biswas and other     Add Comment

Is Flight Centre the new Macca’s? 
Sydney Morning Herald - 7 Hours ago
It's not hard to make the bull case for Flight Centre. While I don't want to make you hungry, I can see parallels with iconic US burger barn McDonald's. The chicken nuggets and Big Mac maker has a market
Is Flight Centre the new Macca’s Motley Fool
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Aurizon chairman John Prescott to step down 
Glen Innes Examiner - 7 Hours ago
Aurizon has confirmed its chairman John Prescott will step down within a year as the rail freight company “accelerates” plans to renew its board. Aurizon has confirmed its chairman John Prescott will
Aurizon chairman John Prescott to ... Canberra Times
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Dr Mario calling: Nintendo and ResMed tie up to track your sleep 
Melbourne Age - 6 Hours ago
Video game maker Nintendo has said it will work with Australian medical device success story ResMed, best known for its products that reduce snoring, on a consumer health product that tracks quality of     Add Comment

New data retention laws can be used to chase online pirates, says Malcolm Turnbull 
Sydney Morning Herald - 7 Hours ago
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull says copyright owners could get court access to the details of Australians accused of illegally downloading movies, music and other content thanks in part to the     Add Comment
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>>   India
World Bank to cut 500 jobs in some units as part of revamp 
Reuters - 7 Hours ago
Oct 30 (Reuters) - The World Bank said it plans to cut 500 jobs over the next three years as part of a broad restructuring meant to make it more efficient but that has rattled employees. The long-expected     Add Comment

Indian Cooking Unfolded PBS TV Series 
WVNS - 6 Hours ago
Culinary Expert, Chef & Author Raghavan Iyer Develops Pbs TV Series Based On Best-Selling Book “Indian Cooking Unfolded” Series to be filmed on location in India and in Iyer’s Minnesota Home Kitchen     Add Comment

PM Narendra Modi boots officials out of the first class cabin 
Reuters India - 7 Hours ago
11:12pm IST NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered bureaucrats to forgo the luxury of flying first class and start paying for their spouses' air tickets as he tries to deliver     Add Comment

Ukraine, Russia, EU agree to natural gas supply deal 
TheStar.com.my - 6 Hours ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal on Thursday that will see Moscow resume vital supplies of gas to its ex-Soviet neighbour over the winter in return for payments     Add Comment

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares edge up on brightening US prospects, BOJ awaited 
Reuters - 6 Hours ago
* Dollar trades near 4-week highs vs yen * GPIF report lifts Japanese shares By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Asian shares ticked higher on Friday on Wall Street's cheer after upbeat     Add Comment

Danone to buy 25 percent of Chinese dairy firm Yashili for $550 million 
Reuters UK - 6 Hours ago
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Dairy giant Danone SA ( DANO.PA ) will buy a 25 percent stake in Chinese milk powder maker Yashili International Holdings Ltd ( 1230.HK ) for $550 million as it looks to increase     Add Comment
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>>   Global news
Asia shares edge up on brightening US prospects, BOJ awaited 
Reuters - 6 Hours ago
A pedestrian uses his mobile phone as he walks past an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in Tokyo October 20, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Yuya Shino     Add Comment

Burkina president rejects opposition calls to step down after violence 
Reuters Canada - 7 Hours ago
By Mathieu Bonkoungou and Joe Penney OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore said on Thursday he would stay in power at the head of a transitional government until after     Add Comment

'Wistful' Obama launches last-gasp campaigning for elections 
Reuters - 6 Hours ago
U.S. President Barack Obama waves at a campaign event for the U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, (R) who is running for Governor of Maine, while at the Portland Expo in Maine, October 30, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Larry     Add Comment

Asia shares edge up on brightening U.S. prospects, BOJ awaited 
Reuters - 5 Hours ago
A pedestrian uses his mobile phone as he walks past an electronic board showing the stock market indices of various countries outside a brokerage in Tokyo October 20, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Yuya Shino     Add Comment

Japan consumer inflation slows, spending down in September 
Yahoo! Finance UK and Ireland - 6 Hours ago
Excluding the impact of tax increase, the September rise in core consumer prices in Japan was 1%, according to a formula by the Bank of Japan    Add Comment

Asia shares edge up on brightening U.S. prospects 
Reuters UK - 6 Hours ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares ticked higher on Friday on Wall Street's cheer after upbeat U.S. growth data, while the dollar traded around four-week highs against the yen as investors awaited the outcome     Add Comment
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>>   New Zealand
Drunk Perth man charged in New Zealand after 'aggressive' behaviour on Qantas flight  
Sydney Morning Herald - 5 Hours ago
A Perth man flying home from Chile is stuck in New Zealand after getting so drunk he became aggressive towards cabin crew and passengers on a Qantas flight to Melbourne and was arrested. It is understood     Add Comment

Mercedes rivals warm up with burgers and bling 
Reuters UK - 7 Hours ago
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Mercedes title rivals Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton limbered up for the U.S. Grand Prix with burgers and bling on Thursday. Rosberg, 17 points behind Hamilton with 100 still     Add Comment

ANZ boosts NZ profit by $NZ25m 
Herald Sun - 7 Hours ago
ANZ New Zealand has boosted annual earnings 17 per cent as the local unit of the bank benefited from home loan lending growth and savings from the integration of the National Bank brand. CASH profit,     Add Comment

Lensesonline.co.nz Offer Free Delivery on Contact Lenses 
A.M. Best - 7 Hours ago
Orewa, Auckland -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/30/2014 -- Leading NZ contact lenses online portal Lensesonlnie.co.nz has announced to offer free delivery to customers of late. The free delivery facility is available     Add Comment

Controversial batsman Ryder gets World Cup lifeline 
Reuters UK - 6 Hours ago
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Aggressive top-order batsman Jesse Ryder was passionate about rekindling his international career after he was thrown a World Cup lifeline by being named in a New Zealand 'A' team     Add Comment

Your Business: Handling the holidays with Greg Harford, Retail NZ 
New Zealand Herald - 5 Hours ago
Greg Harford is general manager of public affairs for Retail NZ , the New Zealand retailers’ association. Greg Harford, general manager of public affairs for Retail NZ. Christmas and the holiday     Add Comment
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