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venture capital of the week's business highlights that's coming your way in just. if you want to say that. iraq was invaded by a coalition of the willing led by the united states then you should say that it was led by a small group of countries led by the united states there's no way that you can actually solve the international community when you only represent a very small group of self interest the powers to determine to national committee using the by each country i think first of all in order to advance their own national interest every country around the world seems to be using the term into your little mind even though i don't see that i'm sorry that you disagree with you my friend i do not see china saying that i don't see russia saying that i don't see india saying saying that i don't see brazil saying they comes out of western capitals.
i was going to head to capitol hill this week the libyan energy industry is once again in time all but this time it could be a cold winter for italians i'll explain in just a minute on the one the most anticipated i.p.o. since facebook yes i'm talking about twitter happened this week i'll give you the analysis on that one that was miss universe happened in moscow this week i got to catch up with some record just girls and also about money and not just talk of using decision time i saw in house about stuff he's at the business taxes house what he's got to say with a lot to get through but first let's start with libya. so libya's energy industry is once again in this time is a city that could face the consequences of
a country's cayle take oil and gas industry bob the protesters have occupied a gas terminal in western libya causing off the green stream gas pipeline that deliver supplies to sicily so for more on this topic i'm now joined by implats. hi there stuart can you tell me what do you make of the latest troubles in libya and what does it mean for the libyan oil industry and indeed it's like this could be pretty seriously for for it's really if they do manage to prevent the gas flows because obviously we're heading towards towards winter i mean it's new to a large degree depends on this gas coming across the mediterranean from libya and which is the main italian or the gas company has a pretty convinced that it can find alternative supplies if the libyan supply is shut off completely but obviously this is going to be expensive for the italians to have to bring in ellen g. perhaps from elsewhere even russian gas to not once because i mean it's not good
for it is not good for libya because they're losing in very important revenues of course. of course as you say if they are going to diversify or find their gas from elsewhere city levy is going to be the biggest laser in all of this. that's right and the authorities continue to say they repeatedly say and stress to their own people that they are losing something like one hundred thirty million dollars a day for the disruption to the oil and gas to the oil minister the prime minister the guy from north or it is they making pleas daily almost to the to the activists to please stop because you are ruining you are in country here we are november we still want trouble when you see the end of the. it's very very difficult to say the oil sector is completely paralyzed still production is down to two hundred two hundred fifty thousand barrels a day a long way off capacity which is about one point six million barrels a day and it's been stands at standstill now for nearly six months so what's going
to happen well i think really realistically there's very little the government can do because they don't have control of the eastern part of the country and i don't know if people know but in the recent weeks two separate groups in eastern libya have actually declared independence for the east of libya so they have actually formed their own eastern libyan government's against each other if you like but what they're trying to do is to break away from tripoli from the rest of libya create this independent eastern libya and then about point they want to be able to start restart exports as an independent country and now the government in tripoli will not accept what they're going to do there is anyone's guess that ruled out force they ruled out more bloodshed you know they don't want to return to two thousand and eleven where lots of people were killed so at the moment the government in tripoli equally is completely stuck i don't know what it can do pretty much nothing it can do so unless they agree to these becoming
a separate country i think we're going to see the sort of disruption continue for some. yet thank you for talking to us very much appreciate it. so this week the twitter trading debut took the new york stock exchange by storm the share price jumped seventy three percent raising more than one billion dollars but another storm that's been brewing is the n.s.a. spying scandal and it's interesting that despite the latest revelations over spying intrusions social media companies such as facebook and google continue to rise why do we no longer care that our personal details are being sold on to make these multi billion dollar companies even more money let's get an expert analysis on this right here from mike engram from the d.c. partners so with that in mind mike with all this buying allegations going on why is it that these social media companies continue to rise so martz ok.d. i think is a big picture reason where we are in
a row world really where growth remains elusive so the right yesterday because growth in the eurozone and inflation appear to be over downside so any companies which the market could identify as having a strong growth profile are going to be very much in development what we've seen in twitter is a combination of factors where it's a product which has brand recognition or about two hundred thirty million users of twitter worldwide plus this very very strong growth story and the question of course raises is always already very much in the price of twitter and i think the consensus today seems to be that with the we haven't closed just below forty five dollars a share this is this is pricing and growth in this company which is probably not going to materialize do you think mike that at some point we're going to get a backlash because clients information is is being shared by these companies do you think at some point this social media market is going to crash.
i think is a possibility although you know one thing. very well aware of is that. you know the public has a very short attention span and you know where is the whole. spying allegations a few months back the headlines for all of it it's all being pushed back into the background because we're assuming that the same people who are worried about information sharing with the social media companies are the same people who would draw you the share prices of the day on day basis i would say they aren't necessarily saying people will go for instance of twitter but fifty percent of a company want to take a large institutional investors like that and not and put pressure b g c partners. now if the success of the twitter debut has got you wondering about other successful tech i.p.o.'s let's have a look at how they got on in their day so if you invested a thousand u.s. dollars an ape a friend says that would be twenty seven thousand u.s. dollars today would go amazon just sad we were two hundred thirty six thousand and
if you bought microsoft stock back in one thousand nine hundred eighty five you would have three hundred seventy eight thousand dollars about you kicking yourself right now if only we'd have known in hindsight brilliant thing isn't it. time to call it is now i'm going to start with russia's biggest boys going to release some euro bonds in london actually do with that business expansion. is currently operating at close to full capacity and without to investment cannot increase passenger numbers it hopes to transfer three hundred fifty million a year right. down to its is top tech area how it's russia's airflow can save it from bankruptcy a running tally up close to three hundred million euro lost in the top of the year and it was almost a billion year deal while he stood up for the. goldman sachs invest to be capital over forty by thirty seven percent stake in russian history which is the country's
biggest to provide out if it is services in rough start are in the top. in the wall of the yearly turnover of two point one billion dollars. right now get over to the business desk enjoying thomas saw it house investors see what he's been up to and i saw him last week it was a bit of a night about all round and i think you will argue with that one you took an absolute. are you recovering. well i'd like to say that everything was a swimming success katie there's always good news and bad news but in this case the good news is that i'm alive the bad news is i took another beating in fact if you remember i went with gazprom and energies they lost one and a half percent which means i am down to one hundred forty dollars this week which brings my total down to nine thousand three hundred thirty six dollars not doing too well not to into our saw and i came to get a step. i'm thinking you need some kind of a strategy in place you can't just grab
a pen and yell start just any old silly basis it's all about strategy that is who i am in fact if you recall last week i went to the audience so i decided to get a little help from our viewers to see what they had to say got a lot of really good suggestions one of them was for the company which is the company that makes a k forty seven seven that they are weapons company i'm not about weapons it's a personal thing even though it seems like a good suggestion cause they're making a new weapon also which is a metals company if you recall that's what got me into this mess in the first place that's what i lost most of my money on so i'm going to do something a little bit unconventional all right i am going to stay seventy five percent with gazprom to do you know kind of see if i can ride that into a wave of goodness if you will but a lot of people mention bitcoin because of the show last week and i think that that's a good idea not exactly
a russian stock not exactly what we've been doing but it seems like fun so we go twenty five percent in two bitcoin and see if i can regain some of my losses and that's that's my story i'm going to stick to it all right you stick with that mr show and then i like a gas problem bitcoin that's quite a combinations that service is shown thomason house investor a trader with lowell's which you play just doesn't happen often but they. the miss universe contest took place this week for the very first time and despite appearances it's not all about big hair kills and plunging necklines are some serious cash to be made the global beauty industry is now worth three hundred fifty billion dollars i went along to the pageant to talk money. you would be forgiven for thinking that the problem the global economy is a pretty big deal but believe it love it. because it was like back in
nineteen thirty five during the great depression it managed to get itself back into good and the lines you fifty's once the us economy was back on track adopted the second world war of course now here's twenty does seem it would have been higher with an undisclosed salary but it's true because it was the one hundred dollars in u.s. dollars that i decided that it is not an award you received but still laura and i did sit out the holiday tomorrow but would you believe the luxury of the ball but i would that it might just make some of the gals but i also public money. that my dad always told me to be myself sorry so no matter how much build. something wait ten dollars or twenty dollars whatever you do it is geyser and if you have the interest rates is really the worst place you are. in your pocket and just spend it if. you know if there are other people you could step through it was so ok because they have it you see them right now i was still saying fuck today the words and i have
never won a competition i can be a little bit sure but i'm going to go see it looked like i had to buy this out well . yeah i didn't get price but you know i was a coke can dream cause you don't think grow with that now moving on to the ugly side of beauty a chinese man has reportedly divorced so sued his ex-wife for given what he thought to be an extremely ugly baby girl but it turns out that wife had splurged one hundred thousand u.s. dollars worth of cosmetic surgery before they met which is why the baby didn't but quite like the mummy mystifying one the court case would you believe in one hundred twenty thousand u.s. dollars on the grounds that she should have told a. all the surgeries so he could have made an informed decision on whether to marry her and. now i'm thinking this step thing here hasn't been you say is in
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a new. mission to teach creation and. this is why you should. thank you for joining us here. with the top stories of the day the week september has been the deadliest month in iraq that's according to a leading database on violence in the country it's called the iraq body count it puts the death toll among civilians at more than twelve hundred all adding to a total of over one hundred thousand violence a billion deaths of that iraq has witnessed now since the start of the invasion of two thousand and three and it's the intervention that experts to blame for the surge of violence in the rapid rise of al qaeda in the country with around four
thousand suicide bombers blowing themselves up in the past decade a former u.s. marine and a veteran of the siege of fallujah. he told r.t. about the horrors he witnessed. well a couple of the big facts that need to be known is just kind of you know quantified the human tragedy that that was the second seizure of flu. anywhere between three thousand and six thousand civilians were killed the operation created about two hundred thousand refugees we destroyed two thirds of the city i mean really just like leveled it to the ground and this was a city with three hundred thousand inhabitants it wasn't a small city it was just massive massive destruction and incredible human suffering in there is really a strong possibility that the weapons that we use during the siege all the scientific research that has been done on this topic so far is suggesting that those weapons have created a public health crisis and foolish
a really serious public health crisis that is causing incredible rates of birth defects in children being born in cancer throughout the city incredibly high rates higher than higher than hiroshima after the atomic bombs even well you can get across the numbers from the human rights watchdog about si dot com check out our joint special project with the iraq body count on line. by for now we want to see a nuclear cleanup team at japan's fukushima plant is preparing for one of their most hazardous tasks to date i will attempt to move the facilities fuel rods to a safer location the procedure is needed in order to stabilize the site that was of course crippled by an earthquake and tsunami now two and a half years ago but removing spent fuel from a pool inside one of its reactors presents serious risks and even a slight mishap could release a huge amount of radiation into the atmosphere
a nuclear waste expert kevin camps says if fukushima's operator tepco fails to handle the process correctly the consequences will be disastrous. it's absurd that tokyo electric is in charge of this globally significant extraction of the fuel from the pool if something goes wrong this could be a global catastrophe that dwarfs what has happened at fukushima daiichi thus far tokyo electric has shown its true colors time and time again its incompetence its dishonesty even the director of the nuclear regulation authority of japan has warned that this process should not be rushed they should not try to force these assemblies out of their storage channels there is no radiological containment around the pool and if this waste were to catch on fire it could be ten times worse than chernobyl tokyo the metropolitan area is thirty million residents and they might have to be evacuated if that waste catches on fire so that that zone could
become a dead zone for all time it already is and the evacuation zone should be much larger than twelve point four miles in radius even now. a quick pause in the weekly to get into beyond sea world update now thousands of people marched through greece's second largest city thessaloniki that's a protest against gold mines in the region demonstrators say they're concerned about the risk to public health and the environment due to water pollution as well as the effect on terrorism but despite warnings the authorities are hoping the project will create much needed jobs and try to boost the local economy. less secure he is on high alert in bangladesh following violent clashes between police and protesters the day before on saturday vehicles were set alight and demonstrators marched through the capital dhaka they were speaking out against the trial of three senior leaders of the country's nationalist party a three day strike begins today to pressure the government to resign and hold a general election bangladesh is one of the poorest nations on earth in
a string of deadly factory incidents this year certainly stoked in the streets. now syria is pushing ahead with chemical disarmament in accordance with agreements brokered by russia and america but despite assurances from the world's chemical weapons watchdog washington is now doubting the entire implementation of the deal an anonymous u.s. official has said there's reason to believe the syrian government may be intending to hold back from destroying all of its toxic to terror and washington has refused to trust damascus and has continued to strongly backed the opposition syrian conflict expert jared coleman he thinks the u.s. is simply trying to draw attention away from rebel atrocities. the west is very very desperate in syria right now they've been bogged down there now for two years with foreign mercenaries and foreign terrorist groups they've been basically sending over the border from turkey and from lebanon and from iraq and neighboring
countries so they are not really interested in disarming series. this is not a question of the starving syria this is basically a smokescreen what they're really trying to do is cover up for their own crimes crimes of the groups that they've been sending into syria now since two thousand and eleven these are these are clerical fascist groups extremists are funded by saudi arabia and qatar and israel and what they're trying to do is to divert attention from the terrible atrocities being committed by these groups and blame the assad government again but there is absolutely no evidence whatsoever of the use of chemical weapons against the syrian population by the syrian government. or more of the top headlines of today the week in just a few minutes time here on r.t. hope to see.
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