Tony Blair Got $1M for Three Hours of Xstrata Talks

Tony Blair got about $1 million in fees for attending a meeting between Glencore International Plc Chief Executive Officer Ivan Glasenberg and Qatar’s Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani, Sunday Times says, citing sources close to the matter.

The Challenges Facing Japan as Consumer Prices Drop
22:43 - Japan’s consumer prices fell for a seventh straight month and household spending slumped again in September, underscoring the challenges Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda face in trying to revive the world’s third-largest economy. The downbeat inflation and spending data came despite an increasingly tight labor market. The unemployment rate slipped to 3 percent in September, equal to the lowest since 1995. The low jobless figure hasn’t yet resulted in significant wage gains, a key element of efforts to reflate Japan’s economy. HSBC European Economist Fabio Balboni discusses with Mark Barton on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
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