German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s re-election campaign is underway. Speaking in Dortmund on Saturday (August 12), she ripped into executives from Germany’s auto industry, pressing them to secure jobs through innovation, and win back trust lost by a diesel emissions sandal. The sector is the country’s biggest exporter and a huge employer, providing 800,000 jobs.

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Walt Disney has announced the launch of two ‘over the top’ streaming services, taking sharp aim at Netflix in what Disney chief Bob Iger calls a ‘major strategic shift’ in how it will distribute its content.

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German carmakers have agreed with top politicians to cut harmful emissions by updating the software in 5.3 million diesel-powered vehicles. The deal with Daimler, BMW, Volkswagen and Opel is aimed at reducing inner-city pollution whilst averting bans of diesel vehicles.

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The Hyperloop is one step closer to becoming a reality. If it works, the new form of transportation could mean a journey from LA to San Francisco city would take just 50 minutes.

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Roger Blitz and Valentijn van Nieuwenhuijzen discuss the current positive mood for global equities and explain how big data from social and news media can provide solutions to navigate future market sentiment.

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RBS plans to slash more than 400 positions in Britain to establish a new small-loan team in India. 25 Jun 2017 – The Guardian The taxpayer-controlled bank said that the roles would transfer to Mumbai, to be included in the group’s growing team there, as part of a restructuring designed to cut costs, first reported […]

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The Wall Street Journal’s Telis Demos, Dana Mattioli and Bain Capital Ventures Managing Director Matt Harris discuss Uber’s valuation and the possibility of the ride-sharing company going public.

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Michael Wang, Equity Strategist at ETF Securities provides an update around tech equities and a perspective on their potential performance.

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Brian Krzanich, Intel’s chief executive officer, explains why the company is buying Mobileye for about $15 billion.

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With 2017 right around the corner we take a look at the leaders of the most important economies and militaries around the globe.

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