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China’s Turbulence Exposes Risks to Europe’s Growth

The eurozone’s heavy reliance on exports leaves the region vulnerable as emerging markets stumble.

Market Rally Loses Steam

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Teure Tweets aus Nordkorea

 

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Koryolink-Miettelefonzelle in Pjöngjang.

Auf einen uneingeschränkten Internetzugang per Smartphone werden Nordkoreaner noch lange warten müssen. Doch ausländische Besucher könnten schon ab dieser Woche in den Genuss einer 3G-Internetverbindung kommen.

Gerade hat Nordkorea angekündigt, dass Ausländer ihr Mobiltelefon mit ins Land bringen und eine SIM-Karte von Koryolink mieten dürfen, ein Joint Venture zwischen Nordkorea und der ägyptischen Firma Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding.

Während Nordkoreaner also weiterhin (zumindest über das offizielle Netz) keine Verbindung zur Außenwelt herstellen können, können Touristen bald in Echtzeit bei Sozialen Netzwerken über Sehenswürdigkeiten berichten und Video-Chats mit Freunden auf einem anderen Kontinent führen. Zumindest für Ausländer dürfte sich Nordkorea bald nicht mehr wie ein schwarzes Loch für Informationen anfühlen.

Seitdem ist auch bekannt geworden, was der Zugang zum mobilen Internet kosten soll. Allein die Einrichtung eines USB-Modems soll 75 Euro kosten, einer SIM-Karte 150 Euro, damit die Geräte eine Verbindung zum Netz von Koryolink herstellen können, berichtet die staatliche chinesische Nachrichtenagentur Xinhua basierend auf Informationen von einem Koryolink-Techniker.

Ein Datenkontingent von zwei Gigabyte (das kleinste verfügbare) soll zusätzlich 150 Euro kosten, zehn Gigabyte kosten 400 Euro. Die Rechnung würde insgesamt also mindestens 225 Euro betragen. In Südkorea kostet ein unbegrenztes Daten-Roaming-Paket pro Tag nur etwa drei Euro.

Xinhua berichtet außerdem, dass der Dienst vor allem auf Ausländer zugeschnitten sei, die für längere Zeit im Land bleiben. Womöglich werde es bald noch andere Preismodelle für Touristen geben, die nur für kurze Zeit in Nordkorea sind.
„Da die Anzahl der Ausländer, die in Nordkorea wohnen, gering ist, werden wir die koreanischen Sicherheitsbehörden bitten, weitere Dienste für kurzfristige Touristen anbieten zu dürfen“, soll der Techniker laut Xinhua gesagt haben.

Doch bis dahin werden Reisende, die im Internet über ihre Impressionen von Nordkorea berichten wollen, eine ordentliche Stange Geld bezahlen müssen.

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China’s Turbulence Exposes Risks to Europe’s Growth

The eurozone’s heavy reliance on exports leaves the region vulnerable as emerging markets stumble.

Market Rally Loses Steam

A rally spurred by optimism over the U.S. economy and a rebound in commodity prices lost some steam Friday, as European shares and U.S. stock futures slipped.

Austria Raises Estimate of Number of Migrants Found Dead

The number of migrants found dead in a truck off a highway outside of Vienna has been raised to more than 70, from an initial estimate of between 30 and 50.

Fed Urged to Press Ahead With Rate Rise

After months of forewarning by the Federal Reserve that it is preparing to raise short-term interest rates, some international officials have a message: Get on with it already.

Russia Shows Off Military Might as Budget Gets Squeezed

Even as the country projects a muscular image, a falling ruble and weaker economy has forced President Vladimir Putin to scale back ambitious plans to modernize the military.

Google Rebuffs European Union on Antitrust Charges

Google rebuffed the European Union’s demand that it change the way it ranks online comparison-shopping services in its search results, setting up a potentially drawn-out legal battle.

Hacker Killed by Drone Was ‘Secret Weapon’

That Islamic State’s Junaid Hussain was targeted directly by the U.S. and U.K. shows the extent to which digital warfare has upset the balance of power on the modern battlefield.

Ukraine’s U.S.-Born Finance Minister Praised for Persistence

Natalie Jaresko led months of tense negotiations with creditors, clocking thousands of air miles to reach a debt-relief deal that should help secure further bailout funds from the International Monetary Fund.

Swiss Economy Beats Expectations

Switzerland’s economy grew in the second quarter, defying expectations that it would slip into its first recession in six years.

Greece Closer to Formal Election Call

Greece on Thursday named Vassiliki Thanou Christopoulou, head of the country’s Supreme Court, as interim prime minister, with the task of leading the country to an election.

As China Celebrates Victory, Businesses Cope With Loss

Beijing ordered more than 10,000 factories to close or reduce output ahead of a high-profile military parade, crimping many businesses in the capital and leaving some workers without wages.

Sanctions Bite Massive Gas Project in Russian Arctic

A race to shore up funding for the $27 billion Yamal LNG energy project in the Russian Arctic has emerged as a test of Moscow’s ability to weather Western sanctions.

UberChina Closing In on $1 Billion in New Funding

The Chinese affiliate of Uber is close to securing about $1 billion in new funding from investors in the region, part of the ride-hailing company’s rivalry with deep-pocketed Chinese rival Didi Kuaidi.

Hermès Warns of Currency Pressure

French luxury-goods company Hermès International warned that volatile currencies will erode its profitability in the second half of the year with profit seen rising more slowly than sales.

German Car Makers Shift Gears as China Slows

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How Do You Short China?

Traders are scouring stock, bond and currency markets for ways to make money on the malaise afflicting China. Some are piling into insurance-like contracts that would pay out if the country defaulted on a small pool of its foreign-denominated bonds.

Stock Halts Added to Monday’s Market Chaos

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China’s Banks Face Worst Year in More Than a Decade

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From $21.5 Billion to $4.4 Billion in 18 Months

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