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Lending to emerging markets comes to a halt

In November, the IIF warned of an approaching credit crunch in EMs as bank lending conditions deteriorated sharply. This month, it said a contraction over the past year in the liquidity made available to the world's financial system by central banks, primarily those in developed markets, now presented more of a threat to global growth than the slowdown in China and falling oil prices. Jaime Caruana, general manager of the BIS, said that recent turmoil on equity markets, disappointing economic growth, large movements in exchange rates and falling commodity prices were not unconnected, exogenous shocks but indicative of maturing financial cycles, particularly in emerging economies, and of shifts in global financial conditions. He noted that, while some advanced economies had reduced leverage after the crisis, debt had continued to build up in many emerging economies. "Recent events are manifestations of maturing financial cycles in some emerging economies," he said. The problem was aggravated, Mr Shin added, by the deteriorating quality of the assets financed by the lending boom. He noted that the indebtedness of companies in emerging markets as a percentage of GDP had overtaken that of those in developed markets in 2013, just as the profitability of EM companies had fallen below that of DM ones for the first time. ...  

Man Utd want Atletico Madrid's Andrea Berta to team up with Jose Mourinho

Berta (right) has enjoyed great success at Atletico Manchester United want to team Jose Mourinho up with Atletico Madrid’s sporting director Andrea Betra, according to reports. Berta has emerged as one of the leading directors in the modern game, overseeing Atletico’s three-year rise from the relegation zone to the La Liga title. According to Di Marzio, United are keen to bring the Italian to Old Trafford, and are expecting an answer in the coming weeks. It’s claimed that Berta and Mourinho could become central figures in United’s rebuilding project, with the latter widely expected to assume control at Old Trafford this summer. Berta is also understood has a close relationship with Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes, who has brokered a number of major deals for United. MORE: Mourinho insists he'll be back in management 'soon'’ ...  

Google (GOOGL) Unveils Android Studio 2.0 Beta, Nears Stable Release

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) released the latest version of its integrated development environment (IDE), Android Studio 2.0 beta. While being previously available on the Canary channel, the new updated version will now available on the Beta channel. The announcement was made by Jamal Eason,the Product Manager for Android, in a blog post. This follows the November 2015 unveiling of Android Studio 2.0, the second update of its IDE. The latest update includes improvements in Instant Run, a quicker emulator for Android, and a new GPU profiler. Google has not yet mentioned when it will release the updated IDE in the stable channel. Nonetheless, expecting that in time for the I/O conference scheduled in May is a safe bet. The release of an updated IDE means Google has been working to release it on the stable channel. The hard work is not only related to fixing the bugs faced by developers, a lot of focus has was also placed on introducing improved features. One of the upgrades involves Instant Run, which gets a new capability called Cold Swap, which allows for the whole application to be quickly restarted. This can come in handy for a structural code change, or changes in class hierarchy. Additional uses could involve method signatures, static stabilizers, or fields. The Cold Swap feature is available when a developer establishes a target which has the Application Programming Interface (API) level 21 or above. Another change was made to app indexing. In the previous version of Android S...  

The tech that's changing photography - and it's just getting started

10 years ago clunky digital cameras were used to take a few pictures in the hope you had something decent when you looked later on the laptop. Photos were still locked to the device, the film replaced with a memory card that was useless until connected to a computer.But in recent years they've been come technologically-imbued marvels, opening up new avenues of photography, sharing and even revenue for professional photographers.The addition of Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth chips inside even mid-range cameras means that whether you want to watch live footage from a pro-snowboarder's action cam or control your snapper with your smartphone, connected cameras have broadened photography's horizons.With the help of our resident expert, we're here to look at how connected cameras are shaping the world of photography, and how they might adapt again to alter the way we take and share photos forever.Quick photo transfersSharing your photos used to be a laborious process. After a day of snapping, you'd go home, wire your camera up to your PC, and twiddle your thumbs waiting for photos to transfer. Only then could you email them to friends and family or post them online if you could be so bothered.Connected cameras cut out that wait entirely. Wi-Fi cameras have internet access if they're in range of a router or hot spot, allowing you to transfer photos straight to your phone or laptop with no fuss. The Canon 750D, one such camera, allows for automatic uploading to social media through a suit...  

Liverpool ready to sign transfer of Real Madrid's Jese Rodriguez in summer window

Liverpool are reportedly keen (Picture: Getty) Liverpool are ready to sign Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez in the summer transfer window, according to reports. According to Fichajes, the Reds have been eyeing Jese, 22, for a number of months, and tried to bring him to Anfield in the January transfer window. A deal failed to materialise in the winter window, but it’s claimed Liverpool will return with a £15.4million bid for the forward in the summer. Madrid are reportedly open to selling the player, as they believe his departure could help facilitate Eden Hazard’s arrival at the Santiago Bernabeu. MORE: Carragher joins Liverpool fans in mass walkout over ticket prices ...  

Football and its unavoidable violence is becoming a moral dilemma: Phillip Morris

Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins suffered the first of his two concussions last season in a game against the Rams.Joshua Gunter, cleveland.com  Malcolm Gladwell first forced me to question my love for football. I deeply resented the prolific author for framing football as a moral issue. In a famous essay he penned for The New Yorker in 2009, Gladwell seemed to overreach to make a point. He compared the intrinsic violence of football to the criminal brutality and cruelty of dog fighting. Around that time, he also began referring to football as a "moral abomination" or "inhumane spectacle." It was easy for me initially to dismiss Gladwell's brutal critiques of America's most popular sport. The Canadian author presents himself like someone who might argue that badminton is a contact sport. Besides, I took issue with his analogy. Dogs bred and trained to fight other dogs have little if any say in the matter. Football players, on the other hand, choose to walk onto the gridiron. Increasingly, however, it's becoming more difficult to ignore the obvious: football, with its repetitive blows to the heads of combatants, is risky business. The more science examines the game, the more we learn about the heavy toll it levies on the brains of American boys and men. The more we learn about concussions, the more we learn that permanent brain damage is a significant occupational hazard of football. Not all players who play the game will suffer chronic traumatic encephalopathy ...  

Jerzy Dudek: Liverpool FC goalkeeper pressure is nothing new - but best way to ...

Jerzy Dudek winces as the question begins. He knew it was coming, but that doesn't make it any less painful. “What's it like to make a mistake when you're in goal for Liverpool?” It's been more than 13 years since that day, December 2002, when Dudek's errors gifted Diego Forlan his place in Manchester United folklore. The Pole's Anfield career recovered, of course, but there was a time when it felt like the world was against him. Put another way, he knows how Simon Mignolet must feel sometimes. He knows how Mignolet must feel today. “The expectation is always very high when you play for Liverpool,” Dudek tells the ECHO, albeit prior to yesterday's game against Sunderland. “When you win, you don't see the goalkeeper, and when you lose you do! “The pressure is even greater when you don't get results, and right now Liverpool are not getting results. And so every single mistake, even a small one, is a big mistake, a big deal. “I've been there. I've had the criticism, the stories in the press and the pressure from the stands. Even when we won the Champions League in 2005, all through that season I had people telling me (Rafa) Benitez was going to buy a new goalkeeper and that I wasn't needed. It wasn't easy. “In 2002, I was very tired after the World Cup and I knew this. But I was very ambitious too, and so I felt I couldn't tell anybody. I felt the pressure from Chris Kirkland and so I kept it to myself. But I paid a big pr...  

Key Manchester United man makes bold claim ahead of Chelsea clash

GETTY CONFIDENT: Carrick believes Manchester United can win the league The Red Devils currently lie in fifth place in the table and trail surprise leaders Leicester by 15 points.Louis van Gaal’s troops can cut the gap to 12 points if they can beat reigning champions Chelsea later today.And Carrick believes a win at Stamford Bridge can kick start a late run for the title."Sunday's a big game for us, of course it is. If we can go there and get the win, it puts us in a good position," he told Sky Sports. “Can we win the title? I think we can” Michael Carrick "But then we have to go and do it all over again the week after. It's week by week now and we are coming to the time of year where it's almost the business end where things are won and lost."We still want to be up there challenging and fighting and giving ourselves every opportunity to still finish on top."I've been here for a while now and there's been seasons where it hasn't gone so well up until now and you find yourself putting a run together, winning games and you end up having a successful season. "That's the focus from now, really. This season almost starts now for us - putting a run together and hopefully ending up with some silverware again."Can we win the title? I think we can. I believe we can. I'm realistic to understand where we are and the situation, but as games tick by, if we keep winning then we give ourselves a chance."If we don't keep winning, then the chance falls by the wayside. It'...  

Netherlands look to rekindle World T20 love affair in India

Key to their hopes will be all-rounder Logan van Beek who took 3-9 from two overs when the Dutch beat England by 45 runs in Chittagong two years ago.Netherlands cricket team. AFPThat win followed their famous four-wicket triumph over the English at Lord's in the 2009 World Twenty20."This group has shown an immense amount of commitment to what we are trying to achieve on the field of play," said coach Anton Roux of a squad captained by Peter Borren.Van Beek, who plays his club cricket at Canterbury in New Zealand, has 129 runs at a strike-rate of 107.5 and 40 wickets from 45 Twenty20 games.The Netherlands reached the second stage Super 10s of the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh in 2014, chasing down 190 in under 14 overs to beat Ireland and secure their place amongst the elite nations of the game.This time around, the Dutch are drawn in Group A, along with Bangladesh, Ireland and Oman.If they finish first in the group, they will join Group 2 for the Super 10s, along with India, Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan.They begin their campaign against Bangladesh (March 9), followed by games against Oman (March 11) and Ireland (March 13), all to be played in Dharamsala.Netherlands squad for the 2016 World Twenty20:Wesley Barresi, Logan van Beek, Peter Borren (captain), Mudassar Bukhari, Ben Cooper, Timm van der Gugten, Vivian Kingma, Ahsan Malik, Paul Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe, Stephan Myburgh, Max O'Dowd, Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar, Sikander Zulfiqar.AFP...  

Granada vs Real Madrid, La Liga 2015/16: Where to watch live, preview, betting ...

Real Madrid forward James Rodriguez is expected to start against Granada in the absence of Gareth BaleGetty ImagesReal Madrid will look to keep the pressure on title rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid when they travel to the Nuevo Los Carmenes to face Granada on 7 February.Where to watch liveKick-off is set for 7.30pm GMT. The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 1 HD.OverviewGranada failed to build on their home victory over Getafe as they were beaten 1-0 by Villarreal at El Madrigal on 30 January. The Andalusian side are 19th in the league table and have lost five of their last six matches across all competitions.Midfielder Edgar and defender Salva Ruiz are both likely to sit out the Real Madrid clash through illness. Nigerian striker Isaac Success (hamstring) is a doubt, but Adalberto Penaranda (thigh) could return.Real Madrid bounced back from the 1-1 draw at Real Betis by thrashing Espanyol 6-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu last weekend. The capital club are on a four-game winless run away from home in all competitions.Defenders Pepe and Danilo (both foot) are injured and miss the trip to Granada along with Gareth Bale, who is still recovering from a calf injury.What managers sayJose Ramon Sandoval: "It is possible to win at Real Madrid. We shall try to make the opponent feel uncomfortable in their own half of the pitch, to be in the attacking half as much as possible. It will be hard to do this against this opponent but we are a very brave team."Zinedine Zidane: "It i...  


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