TODAY’S TOP ARTICLES – 08 OCT 2014

Indonesia: Indonesian President-Elect’s Principles Could Derail his Reforms
Two weeks before he is due to take office, Indonesia’s president-elect is refusing to compromise his principles by building support in parliament in exchange for plum jobs. (Source: CNBC)

United States: US Job Openings Hit 13-Year High In August Even As Number Of People Hired Fell
Job openings in the United States touched their highest level in more than 13 years in August, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday. However, the number of people hired in August fell. (Source: International Business Times)

Thailand: Thai Stimulus Seen Insufficient to Aid Growth This Year
Last week the new Thai government approved a USD 11 billion budget for next year, which is meant to boost the weak economy. However, analysts say that the stimulus is insufficient to counter the damage from falling exports and decreasing domestic demand. (Source: Bloomberg)

United Kingdom: House Price Growth Will Moderate, Says the Halifax
According to the lender Halifax, part of Lloyds Banking Group, the house prices in the UK are expected to moderate this year as the supply and demand of homes will be “better balanced”. (Source: BBC News)

Hong Kong: Hong Kong Students to Start Talks With Government on Friday
Protests leaders in Hong Kong agreed to starts talks with the government on 10 October. The talks will be held in two rounds. The first session will focus on the constitutional basis for political-system changes and the second on legal requirements. (Source: Bloomberg)

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