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  • Turkish online payment company Iyzico raises $6.2 million
    Turkey’s Iyzico, which has aimed to provide a platform to allow e-commerce sites and other apps to easily process online payments, has raised $6.2 million in a Series B round of financing
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 27 May 2015 12:49:00 +0200.
  • What if we run out of resources?
    By Ioannis Ioannou, Assistant Professor, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School.
    By Lbs Business Strategy Review.  Forbes.  Wed, 27 May 2015 07:43:00 GMT.
  • House Schedules Hearing on Troubles With Airbags
    A subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee has scheduled a hearing on the problems that led to the recall of Takata airbags, which have been linked to at least six deaths and more than 100 injuries.
    Reuters.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 27 May 2015 07:06:57 GMT.
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  • Business Briefing: New Home Sales Increased 6% in April After Decline in March
    The Commerce Department said new home sales climbed 6.8 percent last month, after a 10 percent dip in March.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 27 May 2015 02:39:41 GMT.
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  • VIDEO: Umunna as leader 'not impossible'
    Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has not ruled out one day running to lead the Labour Party - but says he hopes a vacancy does not arise.
    BBC News.  Tue, 26 May 2015 22:52:26 GMT.
  • Africa: Cape Town Still Tops for Business Events in Africa
    [News24Wire] Cape Town has retained its position as the number one destination for business events in Africa, according to the latest International Congress and Convention Association (Icca) Country and City rankings.
    All Africa.  Tue, 26 May 2015 11:13:22 GMT.
  • VIDEO: Pulling down Nepal's buildings by hand
    Businessman Pawan Roy has employed workers to take down his own seven-storey tower by hand as aftershocks continue to rock Nepal.
    BBC News.  Mon, 25 May 2015 23:17:47 GMT.
  • GM wrings more pickups out of busy plant
    GM's Wentzville, Mo., plant is trimming lunch breaks and hiring extra weekend staff to fill surprisingly strong demand for its midsize pickups and commercial vans.  Mon, 25 May 2015 00:01:00 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Takata's airbag disaster & Air Canada's carry-on crackdown: BUSINESS WEEK WRAP
    From a new report that shows it's getting harder to find steady work, to a survey of Wall Street financiers that paints a picture of an industry that can't seem to clean up its act, it was a busy week in financial news. ...
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Fri, 22 May 2015 18:00:00 EDT.
  • Turkish Raids Target Muslim Cleric’s Contacts
    Turkish officials say police have arrested dozens of people in a series of raids targeting businessmen and others believed to be linked to a Muslim cleric accused of trying to topple the government. ...
    Voice of America.  Fri, 22 May 2015 08:48:58 -0400.

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