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World Bank: it’s easier to do business in Russia than China | Financial Times

Print this page<p>The World Bank’s annual ease of doing business indicators were published on Tuesday – and they make a pleasant read for Russian policy …

Brutal Forrester Report Tells Advertisers, 'Don’t Dedicate A Paid Ad Budget For Facebook'

Forrester, the respected market research group, has just published a brutal report on Facebook based on a survey of 395 marketing executives. The conclusion: "Facebook creates less business value than any other digital marketing opportunity ... [so] ... Don't dedicate a paid ad budget for Facebook."<p>…

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Six dead in Germany as storm sweeps across Europe

The death toll across Europe from storms that began sweeping the continent on Sunday has reached at least 12, with Britain, Germany and the Netherlands among the hardest hit.<p>Four people died in the south of England after winds gusting up to nearly 100mph felled trees, and another four were killed …

US 'drone strike' kills senior Shabab members

A US military strike has hit a car carrying senior members of the al-Shabab armed group in Somalia, killing at least two people including the group's top explosives expert, according to rebel and US sources.<p>The unnamed US official told the Associated Press news agency that there was a US strike …

Mexican vigilantes take on drug cartels - and worry authorities

With their scuffed shoes, baggy trousers and single shot hunting guns, the eight men preparing to patrol their hillside barrio in the southern Mexican town of Tixtla hardly looked like a disciplined military force. But this motley collection of construction workers and shopkeepers claim to have …

Energy chiefs to come under fire from MPs on prices

<b>Top executives from the UK's six largest energy companies are expected to face serious criticism when they come before a group of MPs.</b><p>The bosses have been called in front of the Energy and Climate Change Committee, following recent price rises.<p>So far, four companies have announced increases that …