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  • India urges millions of poor to open bank accounts

    India urges millions of poor to open bank accounts

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:48 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:48:46 GMT
    India's state-owned banks are conducting a massive campaign to open millions of accounts for poor Indians who are off the financial grid and vulnerable to black market money lenders.
    India's state-owned banks are conducting a massive campaign to open millions of accounts for poor Indians who are off the financial grid and vulnerable to black market money lenders.
  • French leader banks on free market to save economy

    French leader banks on free market to save economy

    Thursday, August 28 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-08-28 10:39:22 GMT
    Facing pitiful poll numbers, Francois Hollande has cast his lot: The French president who once decried global finance and vowed a 75-percent tax on millionaires has quashed dissent from his Socialist...
    Facing pitiful poll numbers, Francois Hollande has cast his lot: The French president who once decried global finance and vowed a 75-percent tax on millionaires has quashed dissent from his Socialist government's left...
  • Telefonica ups bid to create Brazil's top operator

    Telefonica ups bid to create Brazil's top operator

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:09 AM EDT2014-08-28 09:09:08 GMT
    Spain's telecommunications company Telefonica has raised its offer to buy Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom, or GVT, from French media conglomerate Vivendi to 7.45 billion euros ($9.82 billion) from 6.7...
    Spain's telecommunications company Telefonica has raised its offer to buy Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom, or GVT, from French media conglomerate Vivendi to 7.45 billion euros ($9.82 billion) from 6.7 billion...
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