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Banking and Finance
Activists set to snap up cheap buys, fund managers warn  Times :  Katherine Griffiths 
Bank of England’s lavish sports club on sticky wicket  Times :  Alex Ralph 
Slowing inflation creates dilemma for Bank of England  Financial Times :  Gavin Jackson 
China Should Boost Banks' Active Support for Economy: Central Bank Official  New York Times :  Reuters 
One thing to be grateful to Brexit for: Britons are buying less on credit  Guardian :  General editorial piece 
Philip Lane favoured for ECB economist post in EU job reshuffle  Financial Times :  Jim Brunsden 
Defective data is a big problem for sustainable investing  Financial Times :  Huw van Steenis 
Lenders cut mortgage rates to give a kick-start to 2019  Guardian :  Shane Hickey 
RBI governor under fire over government payout plan  Financial Times :  Simon Mundy 
How shops sign away the self-worth of disabled people  Guardian :  Anna Tims 
Taxpayers lend £135m to business  Times :  Greig Cameron 
The Week Ahead: ECB and BoJ meetings  Financial Times :  General editorial piece 
UK shareholder payouts to top £100 billion  Scotsman :  Scott Reid 
Survey: Workers Trust Their Employer Over Other Institutions  New York Times :  Associated Press 
Aim not what it seems as more groups deliver profit  Financial Times :  Kate Burgess 
Ardian raises record €6bn infrastructure fund  Financial Times :  Javier Espinoza 
If investors don’t overhaul banker pay, populism will  Financial Times :  Patrick Jenkins 
India's SBI Says Lenders Awaiting SEBI Decision on Etihad Offer for Jet Airways: Paper  New York Times :  Reuters 
Pictet plans hiring spree to expand into Middle East and Asia  Financial Times :  Alice Ross 
Temasek frustrated with Standard Chartered turnround  Financial Times :  Stephen Morris 
HSBC tells Welsh customer not to complain in 'foreign' language  Guardian :  Steven Morris 
Patisserie backers wait to hear if trading can go on  Times :  Tabby Kinder 
Patisserie Valerie could collapse this week if last-ditch talks fail  Guardian :  Rebecca Smithers 
Activist reaps rewards over Barclays  Times :  Katherine Griffiths 
Big banks embrace fintech to exploit disrupters’ expertise  Financial Times :  Nicholas Megaw 

US Banking and Finance
Fee drag on retail fund performance comes into focus  Financial Times :  Chris Flood 
The Stock Market Is Making a Comeback. Was It Something the Fed Said?  New York Times :  Matt Phillips 
Brussels targets large index fund managers on ‘common ownership’  Financial Times :  Siobhan Riding 
Movers and shakers, January 21  Financial Times :  Chris Flood 
Pawnshops and payday lenders surge on US government shutdown  Financial Times :  Nicole Bullock 
Survey: Workers Trust Their Employer Over Other Institutions  New York Times :  Associated Press 
US bank CEO pay rises at faster pace than average worker  Financial Times :  Laura Noonan 
BlackRock and Vanguard assets plummet most in a decade  Financial Times :  Owen Walker 
Debt machine: are risks piling up in leveraged loans?  Financial Times :  Joe Rennison 

Basic Materials
China December Aluminum Production Surges to Record Monthly High  New York Times :  Reuters 
China December Coal Output Rises About 2 Percent to Highest in Over Three Years  New York Times :  Reuters 
China December Daily Crude Steel Output at Lowest Since March  New York Times :  Reuters 
Gardeners hope to win over Britain in Bloom judges' via their stomachs with edible displays  Daily Telegraph :  Helena Horton 
Precious stones add sparkle to Hong Kong’s exports to China  Financial Times :  Steve Johnson 
Berkshire Denies Media Report on Accord to Extract Lithium  New York Times :  Reuters 
Buffett’s lithium venture promises secure supply for US carmakers  Financial Times :  Henry Sanderson 

Consumer Goods
Debt machine: are risks piling up in leveraged loans?  Financial Times :  Joe Rennison 
Hedi Slimane broadens his vision of Celine with his debut menswear show  Guardian :  Morwenna Ferrier 
Hermès autumn/winter 2019: where rarefied fashion meets fire-breathing dragons  Daily Telegraph :  Stephen Doig 
Invention is at the cutting edge of the building trade  Times :  James Hurley 
The Observer view: the Hitachi fiasco confirms that our energy policy now lies in ruins  Guardian :  General editorial piece 
The week ahead: The market will be looking for evidence that a turnaround at Burberry  Times :  General editorial piece 
Them too? Gillette is jumping on the s... politics bandwagon  Times :  Simon Duke 
Toyota, Panasonic to Set Up EV Battery JV in 2020: Source  New York Times :  Reuters 
Heady returns for Burgundy investors as index climbs a third  Financial Times :  Emiko Terazono 
'Inhuman conditions': life in factory making Spice Girls T-shirts  Guardian :  Simon Murphy 
Revealed: Spice Girls T-shirts made in factory paying staff 35p an hour  Guardian :  Simon Murphy 

Economy
Slowing inflation creates dilemma for Bank of England  Financial Times :  Gavin Jackson 
Taxpayers lend £135m to business  Times :  Greig Cameron 
UK House Prices Make Weakest Start to Year Since 2012-Rightmove  New York Times :  Reuters 
Up to 25% wiped off house prices in some of UK's wealthiest areas  Guardian :  Rupert Jones 
Rise in number of profit warnings  Times :  Greig Cameron 
Shareholders received record dividends of almost £100bn in 2018  Guardian :  Kalyeena Makortoff 
UK corporate dividends break new record in 2018  Financial Times :  Kate Beioley 
Brexit: Theresa May seeks to bypass EU with Ireland treaty  Independent :  Benjamin Kentish 
Don't Hijack Brexit, Minister Warns Britain's Parliament  New York Times :  Reuters 
How the Brexit options would affect the economy  Financial Times :  Chris Giles 
The Guardian view on Theresa May’s challenge: no change, no Brexit  Guardian :  General editorial piece 
Companies are sitting on cash when the economy needs them to spend it  Times :  Oliver Kamm 
Confidence among small firms ‘lowest since crash’  Times :  James Hurley 
Acting in our own self-interest will not make the world a better place  Times :  Paul Johnson 
Economic confidence nosedives in UK boardrooms  Financial Times :  Sarah Gordon 
Plan to redirect inner-city funds to Tory shires 'a stitch-up’  Guardian :  Patrick Butler 
Public sector is most to blame as British productivity lags  Times :  Robert Colvile 
The idea that Britain can develop an independent trade policy is absurd  Guardian :  Will Hutton 
Australian Economy to Be Slowed, Not Sunk, by Headwinds: Reuters Poll  New York Times :  Reuters 
Bill Shorten to make local jobs pitch as Queensland bus tour continues  Guardian :  Paul Karp 
China 2018 Economic Growth Falls to 3-Decade Low  New York Times :  Associated Press 
China's economic growth slowest since 1990 amid trade war with US  Guardian :  Lily Kuo 
China's Economy Cools in Fourth Quarter, 2018 Growth at 28-Year Low  New York Times :  Reuters 
China’s private sector struggles for funding as growth slows  Financial Times :  Tom Mitchell 
China's Survey-Based Jobless Rate Up to 4.9 Percent in December  New York Times :  Reuters 
Mixed bag: Economists see positives and negatives in China data  Financial Times :  Alice Woodhouse 
Japan Manufacturers' Mood Slips to Two-Year Low-Reuters Tankan  New York Times :  Reuters 
Ageing Singapore-City-State Helps Firms Retain Workers Past Retirement Age  New York Times :  Reuters 
Domestic crises force world leaders to skip Davos  Financial Times :  Chris Giles 
The once brightest and best need to wise up and listen  Financial Times :  John Gapper 
Action not words needed over biggest public health failure of our time: pneumonia  Guardian :  Larry Elliott 
The Week Ahead: Davos  Financial Times :  General editorial piece 
With Trump Out, Davos Chief Eyes Fixing World Architecture  New York Times :  Associated Press 
The Week Ahead: ECB and BoJ meetings  Financial Times :  General editorial piece 
Eurozone household debt falls to lowest level since 2006  Financial Times :  Valentina Romei 
Philip Lane favoured for ECB economist post in EU job reshuffle  Financial Times :  Jim Brunsden 
Trust in Putin falls to an all‑time low  Times :  Marc Bennetts 
China's 2018 Oil Refinery Output, December Gas Production Hit Records  New York Times :  Reuters 
Oil Dips as China's Economy Slows but OPEC-Led Cuts Support  New York Times :  Reuters 
Australia's Solar, Wind Boom to Power Past Grid Woes in 2019  New York Times :  Reuters 
Britain badly needs a dose of nuclear realism  Financial Times :  Jonathan Ford 
Exclusive: U.S. Demands Regular Review of China Trade Reform  New York Times :  Reuters 
The shutdown has exposed the disaster that is Trumponomics  Guardian :  Robert Reich 
Asia Holds Breath for China Data, Brexit News  New York Times :  Reuters 
Asian Markets Advance on Optimism Over China-US Trade  New York Times :  Associated Press 
Stocks trim gains, forex steady as China GDP slows  Financial Times :  Edward White 
Chinese corporate bond defaults hit record high, Fitch says  Financial Times :  Edward White 
Share yields jump as markets slide  Times :  Emily Gosden 
The Fed’s balance sheet is (mostly) a red herring  Financial Times :  Gavyn Davies 
RBI governor under fire over government payout plan  Financial Times :  Simon Mundy 
Thailand joins contraction club of Asian exporters  Financial Times :  Hudson Lockett 
Will currency traders’ Brexit bets reflect pessimistic Europe?  Financial Times :  General editorial piece 
The Stock Market Is Making a Comeback. Was It Something the Fed Said?  New York Times :  Matt Phillips 

Environment
Flash Freeze of Melting Snowstorm Seen Icing Over U.S. Northeast  New York Times :  Reuters 
How to stop the climate crisis: six lessons from the campaign that saved the ozone  Guardian :  Jonathan Watts 
Winter’s One-Two Punch: Behind the Storm, a Dangerous Flash Freeze  New York Times :  Kate Taylor 
Defective data is a big problem for sustainable investing  Financial Times :  Huw van Steenis 
Uber plans to develop self-driving electric scooters and bicycles  Daily Telegraph :  James Cook 
Clean energy receives a €4m boost  Times :  Cianan Brennan 
How Orkney leads the way for sustainable energy  Guardian :  Robin McKie 
PG&E bankruptcy darkens outlook for renewable energy investment  Financial Times :  Ed Crooks 
Falling demand is the energy sector’s next challenge  Financial Times :  Nick Butler 
Macedonia Extends School Break Because of Air Pollution  New York Times :  Associated Press 
Pollution makes Delhi a gas chamber, say judges  Times :  Hugh Tomlinson 
Shutdown risks thwarting Trump’s own policies  Financial Times :  Ed Crooks 
Great Barrier Reef Foundation awards first funding – to a government agency  Guardian :  Lisa Cox 
Leading scientists to examine causes of Darling River mass fish kill  Guardian :  Lisa Cox 
'We are clearly losing the fight': scientists sound alarm over invasive species  Guardian :  Graham Readfearn 
Australia's Solar, Wind Boom to Power Past Grid Woes in 2019  New York Times :  Reuters 
Britain badly needs a dose of nuclear realism  Financial Times :  Jonathan Ford 
Rolls-Royce in talks to supply Chinese nuclear plant in Essex  Financial Times :  Jonathan Ford 
The Observer view: the Hitachi fiasco confirms that our energy policy now lies in ruins  Guardian :  General editorial piece 
Small Electric Cars May Be Unaffordable for Some: VW Chairman to Newspaper  New York Times :  Reuters 
Toyota, Panasonic to Set Up EV Battery JV in 2020: Source  New York Times :  Reuters 
Berkshire Denies Media Report on Accord to Extract Lithium  New York Times :  Reuters 
Buffett’s lithium venture promises secure supply for US carmakers  Financial Times :  Henry Sanderson 

Heavy Industries
Hyundai Elevate: ‘The world’s first walking car’  Guardian :  Martin Love 
India’s Royal Enfield bets on global sales push  Financial Times :  Benjamin Parkin 
Rheinmetall Plans to Sue Germany Over Saudi Arms Embargo: Spiegel  New York Times :  Reuters 
Rolls-Royce in talks to supply Chinese nuclear plant in Essex  Financial Times :  Jonathan Ford 
Small Electric Cars May Be Unaffordable for Some: VW Chairman to Newspaper  New York Times :  Reuters 
Toyota, Panasonic to Set Up EV Battery JV in 2020: Source  New York Times :  Reuters 
Victoria to allow trial of driverless cars on country roads  Guardian :  Associated Press 
Volvo finds its star attraction on the road to restoring sales  Times :  Robert Lea 
Berkshire Denies Media Report on Accord to Extract Lithium  New York Times :  Reuters 
Buffett’s lithium venture promises secure supply for US carmakers  Financial Times :  Henry Sanderson 
Carmakers ramp up preparations for a no-deal Brexit  Guardian :  Jasper Jolly 
Labour ignored union’s warnings over Linwood car plant  Times :  Mark McLaughlin 
Nissan CEO Says Not at Stage to Discuss Revising Capital Ties With Renault-Jiji  New York Times :  Reuters 
Nissan, Renault Not Ready to Discuss New Capital Ties: Saikawa  New York Times :  Reuters 

Insurance
Uninsured drivers to have their vehicles seized in clampdown  Times :  Lucinda Cameron 
Workers should see red over pension plan  Times :  John Ralfe 

Leisure, Entertainment and Hotels
Government ‘responsible’ for growth in betting addicts  Times :  Aaron Rogan 
British bookies go from favourites to American outsiders  Guardian :  Simon Goodley 
Online fund for unpaid Fyre festival staff raises tens of thousands  Guardian :  Josh Halliday 
How to protect your holiday from no‑deal Brexit  Times :  Ben Clatworthy 
Forget yoga, under-30s use museums and galleries to de-stress  Guardian :  Vanessa Thorpe 
Music festivals will have to be licensed in NSW following drug deaths  Guardian :  Associated Press 
Digital ritalin: new brain training game works as well as ‘chemical cosh’  Daily Telegraph :  Sarah Knapton 
‘Wellness’ trend forecast to shake up Scottish tourism industry  Scotsman :  Brian Ferguson 
April Bloomfield Closes Her Los Angeles Restaurant Hearth & Hound  New York Times :  Julia Moskin 
SuperTuffMenus eyes US market as range grows  Scotsman :  Hannah Burley 
Patisserie backers wait to hear if trading can go on  Times :  Tabby Kinder 
Patisserie Valerie could collapse this week if last-ditch talks fail  Guardian :  Rebecca Smithers 

Life Sciences
Macedonia Extends School Break Because of Air Pollution  New York Times :  Associated Press 
Digital ritalin: new brain training game works as well as ‘chemical cosh’  Daily Telegraph :  Sarah Knapton 
Bart De Strooper: ‘Bright young scientists won’t come to join us in UK’  Guardian :  Robin McKie 
Gene clue may help predict breast cancer relapse  Times :  Conor Riordan 
Smear tests: women asked to discuss fears as test rate plummets  Guardian :  General editorial piece 
Hospital patients die after contracting pigeon droppings-linked infection  Independent :  Eleanor Busby 
Inquiry call in wake of pigeon infection linked to hospital deaths  Scotsman :  General editorial piece 
Action not words needed over biggest public health failure of our time: pneumonia  Guardian :  Larry Elliott 
Pupils will count sugar cubes in maths to cut obesity  Times :  Nicola Woolcock 
Contraceptive pill can be taken every day of the month, after scientists dismiss 'Pope rule'  Daily Telegraph :  Laura FitzPatrick 
Contraceptive pill can be taken every day, NHS says  Independent :  Adam Forrest 
Drug deaths linked to the ‘new Valium’ pregabalin double in year  Times :  Helen Puttick 
GP practices spend up to £70,000 on pregabalin drug that is ‘probably not working’  Times :  Helen Puttick 
€1bn National Children’s Hospital overspend to be investigated by watchdog  Times :  Peter O’Dwyer 
Cost of cosmetic surgery in state hospitals up 50%  Times :  Darragh Mc Donagh 
NHS plans alternative transport routes to avoid no-deal medicine shortage  Guardian :  Ben Quinn 
Review urged over abortion law’s ‘chilling’ threat to medical staff  Times :  Niamh Lyons 
Thousands Protest Against Abortion in Paris  New York Times :  Associated Press 

Media
'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism  Guardian :  John Naughton 
Amazon Knows What You Buy. And It’s Building a Big Ad Business From It.  New York Times :  Karen Weise 
Them too? Gillette is jumping on the s... politics bandwagon  Times :  Simon Duke 
It's heartwarming to hear MPs speaking up for press freedom  Guardian :  Roy Greenslade 
Women's magazines are dying – will we miss them when they're gone?  Independent :  Lavanya Ramanathan 
Are ‘10-Year Challenge’ Photos a Boon to Facebook’s Facial Recognition Technology?  New York Times :  Jacey Fortin 
Facebook Backs Election Integrity, AI Initiatives in Germany  New York Times :  Reuters 
BuzzFeed News in Limbo Land  New York Times :  Jim Rutenberg 
ITV hopes to raise £150m from sale of headquarters  Financial Times :  Matthew Garrahan 
Listeners and stars up in arms as BBC Sounds app backfires  Guardian :  Vanessa Thorpe 
Sorrell's S4 Capital Seeks More Deals in Digital-Only Drive  New York Times :  Reuters 
Not our cup of tea . . . Netflix drama Bandersnatch reveals British tastes  Times :  Matthew Moore 
ProSieben Sees Pressure Easing as Netflix Raises Prices  New York Times :  Reuters 
Netflix’s numbers look good, but it’s still dividing the critics  Guardian :  General editorial piece 

Real Estate and Construction
Buildings come with radars to spot drones  Times :  Jonathan Morrison 
Council houses were once a glory of the public realm. Let’s return to those days  Guardian :  Rowan Moore 
UK House Prices Make Weakest Start to Year Since 2012-Rightmove  New York Times :  Reuters 
Up to 25% wiped off house prices in some of UK's wealthiest areas  Guardian :  Rupert Jones 
UK housebuilders enjoy the calm before the Brexit storm  Financial Times :  George Hammond 
Council pays rogue landlord £500,000 in housing benefit  Guardian :  Simon Goodley 
Lenders cut mortgage rates to give a kick-start to 2019  Guardian :  Shane Hickey 
China's December Property Investment Slows in Sign of Fatigue for Key GDP Driver  New York Times :  Reuters 
British start-up Lavanda developing new app to solve 'illegitimate' short-term rentals  Daily Telegraph :  Hasan Chowdhury 

Retail
Can tech save bricks and mortar retail?  Financial Times :  Alistair Gray 
A new year – and more of the same for the struggling high street  Guardian :  General editorial piece 
Over 23,000 shops and 175,000 high street jobs predicted to go in 2019  Guardian :  Rebecca Smithers 
Pawnshops and payday lenders surge on US government shutdown  Financial Times :  Nicole Bullock 
How shops sign away the self-worth of disabled people  Guardian :  Anna Tims 
Ashley on the prowl again with HMV in his sights  Times :  Robert Lea 
Mike Ashley in talks over rescue bid for struggling HMV  Guardian :  Sarah Butler 
Sports Direct's Ashley in Talks for Music Retailer HMV-Sky  New York Times :  Reuters 
Not our cup of tea . . . Netflix drama Bandersnatch reveals British tastes  Times :  Matthew Moore 
ProSieben Sees Pressure Easing as Netflix Raises Prices  New York Times :  Reuters 
Netflix’s numbers look good, but it’s still dividing the critics  Guardian :  General editorial piece 
Amazon Knows What You Buy. And It’s Building a Big Ad Business From It.  New York Times :  Karen Weise 
Amazon’s Alexa programmed to sound like a newsreader  Times :  Matthew Moore 
China's Pinduoduo Reports Theft of Online Discount Vouchers to Police  New York Times :  Reuters 
Drama Book Shop Hosts Its Final Event Before Closing  New York Times :  Joshua Barone 
'Inhuman conditions': life in factory making Spice Girls T-shirts  Guardian :  Simon Murphy 
Revealed: Spice Girls T-shirts made in factory paying staff 35p an hour  Guardian :  Simon Murphy 

Technology
A.I. Policy Is Tricky. From Around the World, They Came to Hash It Out.  New York Times :  Steve Lohr 
AP Explains: 2019 a Busy Year for African Internet Shutdowns  New York Times :  Associated Press 
Amazon’s Alexa programmed to sound like a newsreader  Times :  Matthew Moore 
Listeners and stars up in arms as BBC Sounds app backfires  Guardian :  Vanessa Thorpe 
Digital ritalin: new brain training game works as well as ‘chemical cosh’  Daily Telegraph :  Sarah Knapton 
Community is vital to develop Edinburgh’s tech hub  Scotsman :  Andy Robinson 
Home Affairs plays down encryption law fears and promises to help industry cover costs  Guardian :  Paul Karp 
Innovative start-ups are shaping the future of oil  Scotsman :  David Millar 
British start-up Lavanda developing new app to solve 'illegitimate' short-term rentals  Daily Telegraph :  Hasan Chowdhury 
Take disadvantage away from children, not their mobiles  Times :  Una Power 
Australia's Solar, Wind Boom to Power Past Grid Woes in 2019  New York Times :  Reuters 
'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism  Guardian :  John Naughton 
Can tech save bricks and mortar retail?  Financial Times :  Alistair Gray 
Tech giants face threat of sales levy in France  Times :  Adam Sage 
Technology sector growth grows at its slowest rate for three years, says KPMG  Daily Telegraph :  James Cook 
The once brightest and best need to wise up and listen  Financial Times :  John Gapper 
Big banks embrace fintech to exploit disrupters’ expertise  Financial Times :  Nicholas Megaw 
Huawei chief warns of job losses amid 5G security concerns  Financial Times :  Kathrin Hille 
Invention is at the cutting edge of the building trade  Times :  James Hurley 
Market delivers humiliating verdict on Dell  Financial Times :  Mark Vandevelde 
The Observer view: the Hitachi fiasco confirms that our energy policy now lies in ruins  Guardian :  General editorial piece 
Toyota, Panasonic to Set Up EV Battery JV in 2020: Source  New York Times :  Reuters 
Victoria to allow trial of driverless cars on country roads  Guardian :  Associated Press 
Are ‘10-Year Challenge’ Photos a Boon to Facebook’s Facial Recognition Technology?  New York Times :  Jacey Fortin 
Facebook Backs Election Integrity, AI Initiatives in Germany  New York Times :  Reuters 
You don’t need to be a computer scientist to work out why iPhone sales are down  Guardian :  John Naughton 
Barcelona taxi drivers blockade roads in Uber protest  Daily Telegraph :  James Badcock 
Uber plans to develop self-driving electric scooters and bicycles  Daily Telegraph :  James Cook 

Telecommunications
Huawei chief warns of job losses amid 5G security concerns  Financial Times :  Kathrin Hille 
Italy Regulator Gives TIM's Network Separation Plan Thumbs Down  New York Times :  Reuters 
You don’t need to be a computer scientist to work out why iPhone sales are down  Guardian :  John Naughton 
AP Explains: 2019 a Busy Year for African Internet Shutdowns  New York Times :  Associated Press 
Home Affairs plays down encryption law fears and promises to help industry cover costs  Guardian :  Paul Karp 
Take disadvantage away from children, not their mobiles  Times :  Una Power 

Support Services
£1,000 fine for term‑time holidays could be illegal  Times :  Rosemary Bennett 
Cut tuition fees and you shut the door to poor students  Guardian :  Anne-Marie Canning 
GCSE pupils in England outperform those in Wales  Guardian :  Richard Adams 
Immigrant pupils ‘more likely to succeed in Ireland’  Times :  Seán McCárthaigh 
Labor to splash out $46m on schoolchildren's swimming lessons  Guardian :  Associated Press 
Macedonia Extends School Break Because of Air Pollution  New York Times :  Associated Press 
Pupils will count sugar cubes in maths to cut obesity  Times :  Nicola Woolcock 
Secondary school closes after 56 staff members call in sick with ‘flu’  Independent :  Eleanor Busby 
Smaller Class Sizes Not Proven but Teachers Strike for Them  New York Times :  Associated Press 
Talks Seeking to End Los Angeles Teachers Strike Enter Fourth Day  New York Times :  Reuters 
The UK has educated the world’s leaders — long may it continue  Times :  Damian Hinds 
Ageing Singapore-City-State Helps Firms Retain Workers Past Retirement Age  New York Times :  Reuters 
Bill Shorten to make local jobs pitch as Queensland bus tour continues  Guardian :  Paul Karp 
Calls to test salary ‘race gap’ rejected  Times :  Peter O’Dwyer 
China’s Slowdown Looms Just as the World Looks for Growth  New York Times :  Keith Bradsher 
China's Survey-Based Jobless Rate Up to 4.9 Percent in December  New York Times :  Reuters 
Investors criticise German executive pay reforms  Financial Times :  Olaf Storbeck 
Over 23,000 shops and 175,000 high street jobs predicted to go in 2019  Guardian :  Rebecca Smithers 
Survey: Workers Trust Their Employer Over Other Institutions  New York Times :  Associated Press 
Workers should see red over pension plan  Times :  John Ralfe 
‘Arrogant’ charities told to fund new watchdog  Times :  Greg Hurst 
Paying for Funerals Impossible for Many Poor Families  New York Times :  Associated Press 
IoD’s new chair seeks to revive troubled institute  Financial Times :  Sarah Gordon 
In The Hague’s Lofty Judicial Halls, Judges Wrangle Over Pay  New York Times :  Marlise Simons 
McDonald's, fancy dress and a VW? Britons are doing death differently  Guardian :  Rebecca Smithers 
Online fund for unpaid Fyre festival staff raises tens of thousands  Guardian :  Josh Halliday 
Directors left ‘exposed’ to legal threat  Times :  Tabby Kinder 
Confidence among small firms ‘lowest since crash’  Times :  James Hurley 
Save capitalism by freeing companies to try new models  Financial Times :  Steven Pearlstein 
Foster care agencies join forces in £100m tie-up  Financial Times :  Gill Plimmer 

Transport, Logistics, Aerospace and Defence
Spending to take off as aircraft leasing agents touch down  Times :  Cianan Brennan 
Airlines keep quiet about no‑deal threat to 5m tickets  Times :  Ben Clatworthy 
Aviation industry criticises EU plan to cap flights after Brexit  Financial Times :  Josh Spero 
Three-month extension for pilot late-night Local Link bus scheme  Times :  Seán McCárthaigh 
Victoria to allow trial of driverless cars on country roads  Guardian :  Associated Press 
Uninsured drivers to have their vehicles seized in clampdown  Times :  Lucinda Cameron 
Buildings come with radars to spot drones  Times :  Jonathan Morrison 
NHS plans alternative transport routes to avoid no-deal medicine shortage  Guardian :  Ben Quinn 
Barcelona taxi drivers blockade roads in Uber protest  Daily Telegraph :  James Badcock 
Uber plans to develop self-driving electric scooters and bicycles  Daily Telegraph :  James Cook 
Britain's only satellite-launching rocket to go on display after 48 years in the desert  Daily Telegraph :  Sarah Knapton 
Eurotunnel Boss Says a Second Referendum Would Still Back Brexit  New York Times :  Reuters 
India's SBI Says Lenders Awaiting SEBI Decision on Etihad Offer for Jet Airways: Paper  New York Times :  Reuters 
Rheinmetall Plans to Sue Germany Over Saudi Arms Embargo: Spiegel  New York Times :  Reuters 
Rolls-Royce in talks to supply Chinese nuclear plant in Essex  Financial Times :  Jonathan Ford 
Taking on the big guns in bid to build frigate  Times :  Robert Lea 
Tokyo offers free noodles to commuters who avoid rush hour trains  Daily Telegraph :  James Rothwell 
Why Paris airports are the big prize for Vinci  Financial Times :  David Keohane 

Utilities
Consumers rush to switch energy supplier before price cap  Times :  Emily Gosden 
Record numbers switched energy provider last year amid price hikes  Guardian :  Adam Vaughan 
Australia's Solar, Wind Boom to Power Past Grid Woes in 2019  New York Times :  Reuters 
Clean energy receives a €4m boost  Times :  Cianan Brennan 
How Orkney leads the way for sustainable energy  Guardian :  Robin McKie 
Falling demand is the energy sector’s next challenge  Financial Times :  Nick Butler 
China's 2018 Oil Refinery Output, December Gas Production Hit Records  New York Times :  Reuters 
Oil Dips as China's Economy Slows but OPEC-Led Cuts Support  New York Times :  Reuters 
Innovative start-ups are shaping the future of oil  Scotsman :  David Millar 
Britain badly needs a dose of nuclear realism  Financial Times :  Jonathan Ford 
Winter’s One-Two Punch: Behind the Storm, a Dangerous Flash Freeze  New York Times :  Kate Taylor 
Shutdown risks thwarting Trump’s own policies  Financial Times :  Ed Crooks 
PG&E bankruptcy darkens outlook for renewable energy investment  Financial Times :  Ed Crooks 
French Utility EDF Warned of a 24 Hour Strike From Monday January 21-RTE  New York Times :  Reuters 
Rolls-Royce in talks to supply Chinese nuclear plant in Essex  Financial Times :  Jonathan Ford 
The Observer view: the Hitachi fiasco confirms that our energy policy now lies in ruins  Guardian :  General editorial piece 
Virginia Investor Tries to Curb Dominion's Influence  New York Times :  Associated Press 
Berkshire Denies Media Report on Accord to Extract Lithium  New York Times :  Reuters 
Buffett’s lithium venture promises secure supply for US carmakers  Financial Times :  Henry Sanderson 

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