Ebola Lockdown Takes Economic Toll In West Africa
Ebola Lockdown Takes Economic Toll In West Africa
London Film Festival Unveils Full Lineup
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Analysts said on Thursday, as striken countries remained in lockdown and rushed to bolster emergency responses, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa threatens to exact a severe economic toll. Matt Robinson, senior credit officer at Moody's rating agency said, the shutting down of schools, borders and government services in the worst-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone could have a "significant" financial impact on already impoverished nations. He said in a statement, "The outbreak risks having a direct financial effect on government budgets via increased health expenditures that could be significant."
The BFI London Film Festival has unveiled the full selection of titles for its 2015 edition, offering up its serving of films that could be heading into awards season with some added fire under their bellies. Having already revealed its opening and closing night gales in Suffragette and Steve Jobs, respectively, along with Cannes-pleaser Carol, other major presentations at the 59th installment of the annual British event will include Johnny Depp-starring crime drama Black Mass, Trumbo, with Bryan Cranston playing the blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter and High-Rise, from rising British name Ben Wheatley.
U.S. law firm and class action specialist Hausfeld launched a platform on Tuesday to help pursue claims against Google, posing a potential headache for the world's No. 1 Internet search engine amid its regulatory troubles in Europe. Hausfeld has coordinated various high-profile class action cases, including for companies affected by an air cargo pricing cartel, investors impacted by currency-rigging by banks and firms fighting fees levied by MasterCard and Visa Europe. The law firm said the Google Redress & Integrity Platform (GRIP) is aimed at those affected by alleged anti-competitive behavior by Google in Europe.
Jurors who convicted a white supremacist of killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City will begin hearing more evidence Tuesday before deciding whether to recommend a death sentence. Jurors convicted Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. on Monday of capital murder and five other charges. The August 2014 shootings killed William Corporon, 69, and Corporon's 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, and Terri LaManno, 53, at the nearby Village Shalom retirement center. None of the three were Jewish. Miller, 74, of Aurora, Missouri, is acting as his own attorney. He may get the opportunity to present evidence during the penalty phase about his beliefs and mindset that he was barred from discussing earlier in the trial. His standby attorney, Mark Manna, said Miller had witnesses coming in throughout the week, with the latest to arrive Friday morning. They include family, a veteran with whom Miller served in Vietnam and two experts on the cost of the death penalty. The prosecution said the state would call just one witness.
Hillary Clinton asked her senior officials to press Gordon Brown to intervene after director Ken Loach persuaded the Edinburgh film festival to reject a grant from the Israeli government. An exchange of emails released on Monday by the US state department shows that Clinton was lobbied in May 2009 by a close friend, Brian Greenspun, to take action after a senior figure in the US Jewish community accused the film festival of “inherent anti-semitism” and an “abomination”.
Activity in China's factory sector shrank at its fastest rate in three years in August, increasing investors' fears that the world's second-largest economy may be lurching toward a hard landing. China's services sector, which has been one of the lone bright spots in the sputtering economy, also showed signs of cooling. The weak data reaffirmed bets that China, which has slashed interest rates five times since November, must loosen policy again soon to avert a sharper economic downturn that could weigh on global growth.
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