New Allianz asset management chief wants closer ties with Pimco: FT

(Reuters) – A new top executive at German insurer Allianz wants to forge closer ties with its U.S. asset management business, Pimco, according to the Financial Times.

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Planning applications for new shops fell 9% in past year

By Nick Fletcher

Requests to build retail developments dropped to 6,700 in 2015, marking seventh consecutive annual decline

The number of applications to build new shops fell by 9% in the past year, according to a report on Monday, marking the seventh decline in a row.

There were 6,700 applications for new retail developments in 2015, down from 7,360, according to commercial law firm EMW. They are down by nearly a half from the pre-recession peak of 11,900 in 2008.

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US-Cuba One Year On: Sweeping Change for Cuba?

Cuba hammered out a deal with the Paris Club of sovereign creditors late last year, agreeing to pay $2.6 billion of arrears in return for debt relief … …read more

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Democrats in turmoil over leaking of 20000 emails – Financial Times

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… protesters were already staging rallies on the streets of Philadelphia not far from where the convention will start on Monday. On social media some Sanders supporters were demanding that he revoke his endorsement of Mrs Clinton following the DNC leaks.
Assange’s revenge? DNC Wikileak lights up social media, steps on Kaine VP nodCNBC
The post-Obama Democrats are a party without a causeThe Australian Financial Review

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Spot the Crisis

By peterradford from Peter Radford We hear it all the time. It is a relentless drum beat on the left. Capitalism, we are told, is in crisis. This crisis is manifested in all sorts of ways. We – meaning those of us on the left – need to prepare. We need to counter attack. We need to […] …read more

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Documentary Reveals How Israel Convinces Americans: “Palestine Occupies Israel”

By Mnar Muhawesh In this episode of ‘Behind the Headline,’ host Mint Press Mnar Muhawesh meets Sut Jhally, an expert on media manipulation and propaganda. In the film ‘The Occupation of the American Mind,’ Jhally and others examine how high-paid spin doctors control… …read more

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