UAE stresses peace efforts be stepped up in Arab-Israeli peace negotiations

November 30, 2010 10:52 am· Comments Off on UAE stresses peace efforts be stepped up in Arab-Israeli peace negotiations 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 30 — The United Arab Emirates ( UAE) on Monday stressed that current peace efforts being made be stepped up towards the "reinvigoration" of Arab-Israeli peace negotiations.

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U.S. dismisses call for 6-way envoys' meeting, urges China to rein in N. Korea

November 30, 2010 10:52 am· Comments Off on U.S. dismisses call for 6-way envoys' meeting, urges China to rein in N. Korea 

By Hwang Doo-hyong

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 — The United States Monday dismissed China's proposal to convene an emergency meeting of chief nuclear envoys to the six-party talks, instead urging China to step up pressure to stop North Korea's provocations and its burgeoning nuclear arsenal.

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S. Korea reports outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease

November 30, 2010 10:52 am· Comments Off on S. Korea reports outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease 

SEOUL, Nov. 30 — South Korea confirmed an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease Monday, less than two months after it was declared clear of the disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals, such as pigs and cows.

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Dollar mixed as Irish bailout fails to ease worries

November 30, 2010 10:52 am· Comments Off on Dollar mixed as Irish bailout fails to ease worries 

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 — The U.S. dollar traded mixed against major currencies in late New York trading on Monday as Irish bailout plan failed to soothe worries over other eurozone members.

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New Evaluation Finds Microfinance Operations Have Had Difficulty in Reaching the Very Poor (AsiaNet)

November 30, 2010 10:52 am· Comments Off on New Evaluation Finds Microfinance Operations Have Had Difficulty in Reaching the Very Poor (AsiaNet) 

LONDON, Nov. 30, 2010 — A meta-evaluation on microfinance released by the Evaluation Cooperation Group of international financial institutions reports that microfinance operations have had difficulty in reaching the very poor.

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CrimsonLogic and IDA International Forge Landmark Partnership to Market GeBIZ Platform (AsiaNet)

November 30, 2010 10:52 am· Comments Off on CrimsonLogic and IDA International Forge Landmark Partnership to Market GeBIZ Platform (AsiaNet) 

SINGAPORE, Nov. 30, 2010 — Leading eGovernment solutions provider, CrimsonLogic, announced today that it has entered into a partnership with IDA International to distribute and operate e-procurement systems incorporating the Government eBusiness procurement (GeBIZ) platform for the global markets. Both companies will jointly market the new GeBIZ platform globally – IDA International, a subsidiary of the Info-communications Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), will be applying its professional and consulting skills to assist governments to achieve their e-business vision while CrimsonLogic will be responsible for implementing the requisite technology and solutions.

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U.S. stocks slip on European debt worries

November 30, 2010 10:52 am· Comments Off on U.S. stocks slip on European debt worries 

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 — U.S. stocks slipped on Monday, but well off session lows, as solid sales from the Black Friday weekend were overshadowed by the European debt woes.

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New Zealand economic growth likely to stall: report

November 30, 2010 10:52 am· Comments Off on New Zealand economic growth likely to stall: report 

WELLINGTON, Nov. 30 — The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research is forecasting a bleak few months for the economy.

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Dollar at lower 84 yen in Tokyo

November 30, 2010 10:52 am· Comments Off on Dollar at lower 84 yen in Tokyo 

TOKYO, Nov. 30 — The U.S. dollar traded at the lower 84 yen level early Tuesday in Tokyo.

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S. Korea's industrial output contracts 4.2 pct on-month in Oct.

November 30, 2010 10:52 am· Comments Off on S. Korea's industrial output contracts 4.2 pct on-month in Oct. 

SEOUL, Nov. 30 — South Korea's industrial output contracted for the third straight month in October mainly due to reduced demand for semiconductors and autos, a government report showed Tuesday.

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