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Author Name: Jim Edwards
The 10 Most Important Things In The World This Morning Dec 1
REUTERS/Tyrone SiuPolice use pepper spray during clashes with pro-democracy protesters close to the chief executive office in Hong Kong, November 30, 2014. Police and pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have clashed again. Thousands of activists forced the temporary closure of Hong Kong's government building. UK manufacturers are moderating their growth expectations. A survey of manufacturers by EEF and BDO says companies predict growth of 3.5 per cent this year for the sector but that will slow to 2 per cent in 2015, the Financial Times says. Business Insider's Linette Lopez reported: "Chinese manufacturing disappointed again in November. The country's manufacturing PMI missed expectations coming in at 50.3, analysts expected 50.5." It's the second straight month where PMI has been near 50. Samsung's mobile division chief kept his job! The company had been expected to axe Shin Jong-kyun because the company's phone sales have declined. Now the company wants him to become a bit more "Presidential" in his behaviour.

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