Kathryn Richardson

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Watch the progressive desperation of HSBC’s chief China economist as the manufacturing sector tanks

China’s manufacturing sector, its engine of growth, contracted for the second month running and weakened to its worst level for nine months, according to Thursday’s HSBC/Markit’s flash index (pdf), which fell to 48.3 in June from 49.2 the previous month. As PMI watchers know, a score below 50 …

Economy

Equities and gold tumble as Fed 'ends' QE

Bourses tumbled and gold slumped close to a three-year low on Thursday as markets took fright at the US Federal Reserve confirming plans to scale back its stimulus programme.<p>London's FTSE 100 slipped 2.3pc to 6201, mirroring falls across Europe, where Germany's Dax dropped 2.4pc to 7999 and …

Former trader Tom Hayes appears in court charged with rigging Libor

Allegations about an interconnected web of financial firms involved in rigging Libor were raised in a London courtroom on Thursday when Tom Hayes, a …

‘Grexit’ off the table? Not so fast

Is "Grexit" really off the table?<p>The ugly little term is shorthand for "Greek exit" from the euro zone. A year ago, it seemed inevitable. Now almost everyone – euro zone political leaders, economists, executives, central bankers – say it's unthinkable. Greece's second bailout package is in place …

HTC’s latest hire is from Apple | Financial Times

Pieces of HTC’s recent management shake-up seem to be falling in place with its announcement on Thursday of new leadership for its south Asia …

If Supplies Of Oil Are Up, Why Is Gas Still Pricey?

Supplies of oil have been surging this year, and U.S. drivers, who have been switching to more fuel-efficient cars, are using less gasoline.<p>That would seem to be the right economic combination to push down prices at the pump, but gasoline prices have remained stubbornly high this summer.<p>Even some …

Can This Dominican Factory Pay Good Wages And Make A Profit?

Aracelis Upia Montero bounds through the front door of her wood and cinderblock house, calling out for her children. The bubbly 41-year-old Montero — whom everyone calls Kuki — proudly shows guests around her cramped single-story home in Villa Altagracia in the Dominican Republic.<p>Montero points out …

Casey Lin's 'Timbre Speaker' Mixes Music with Materials for a New Audio Experience

Although vinyl acolytes swear by the unmistakable warmth of analog media, there's no denying the advantages of the mp3 or its cousins: Between the …

Music Production