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Source: CBS News

Iran says professor who died in custody worked for CIA, Israel's Mossad

Wednesday 19:08 GMT

Iran's official IRNA news agency reports that a dual Iranian and Canadian citizen who killed himself in custody was sending information to the U.S. and Israeli intelligence services.

The report Tuesday says Kavous Seyed-Emami, a university professor, was in custody for passing information on the country's missile bases to the CIA and Mossad and planning to create environmental crisis. IRNA quotes Tehran prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabdi as saying Seyed-Emami and a network of people installed cameras in strategic areas of the country pretending to observe environmental issues but, in fact "it was for monitoring the country's missile activities and they were sending images and information to foreigners."

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Source: Common Domain

Credit Suisse CEO defends enabling volatility bets with XIV: ‘It worked well ... until it didn’t’

Thursday 11:47 GMT

Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam on Wednesday defended a controversial product that let traders bet that markets would stay calm.

See: Warnings for risky volatility bets should be in ‘big, bold 24-point font and in red letters’. Meanwhile, the Securities and Exchange Commission called Credit Suisse last week and questioned the bank about XIV, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing people familiar with the matter.

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Source: BBC

Has 'womenomics' worked in Japan?

Sunday 09:55 GMT

Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe has positioned himself as an enthusiastic advocate of promoting equality in Japanese society.

However, Atsuko Muraki, visiting professor at Tsuda University and a former vice-minister for Health, Labour and Welfare, says female employment in Japan has increased in quantity but not in quality. This is borne out by a closer look at the type of work women are doing - only 12.4% of legislators, senior officials and managers are female, according to the WEF figures.


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