Egyptian stock exchange to reopen on March 1

February 28, 2011 12:07 pm· Comments Off on Egyptian stock exchange to reopen on March 1 

CAIRO, Feb. 28 — Egypt's stock market is set to reopen on March 1 after a suspension of more than one month due to political turmoil, according to a governmental statement on Sunday.

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Roundup: Christchurch earthquake death toll reaches 148

February 28, 2011 12:07 pm· Comments Off on Roundup: Christchurch earthquake death toll reaches 148 

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, Feb. 28 — The death toll from Christchurch's earthquake has reached 148 and more than 50 people are still listed as missing, police said on Monday.

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S. Koreans' overseas card spending hits record high in 2010

February 28, 2011 12:07 pm· Comments Off on S. Koreans' overseas card spending hits record high in 2010 

SEOUL, Feb. 28 — South Koreans' overseas credit card spending climbed to a record high in 2010 as the economic recovery and the local currency's ascent increased the number of outbound travelers, the central bank said Monday.

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Overseas investments by S. Korean brokerages, futures firms grow in H2

February 28, 2011 12:07 pm· Comments Off on Overseas investments by S. Korean brokerages, futures firms grow in H2 

SEOUL, Feb. 28 — South Korean securities and futures companies increased their overseas investments in the second half of last year as they sought to diversify their investment portfolios, the financial regulator said Monday.

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Poor weather delays Russian ferry evacuation from Libya

February 28, 2011 12:07 pm· Comments Off on Poor weather delays Russian ferry evacuation from Libya 

MOSCOW, Feb. 28 — The departure of a ferry evacuating Russians and foreigners from the northern Libyan port has been delayed until Monday over poor weather conditions, a Russian emergencies spokesman said.

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Philippines News Agency at 38: A stringer’s’ salute (Feature)

February 28, 2011 12:07 pm· Comments Off on Philippines News Agency at 38: A stringer’s’ salute (Feature) 

By Satur P. Apoyon

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 27 -– I salute with great pride the Philippines News Agency (PNA) on its 38th anniversary as the government newswire agency on March l.

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Rain, rain go away! (Feature)

February 28, 2011 12:07 pm· Comments Off on Rain, rain go away! (Feature) 

By Satur P. Apoyon

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 28 – Rain, rain go away, thus runs the opening of a nursery song, aptly echoing most, if not all Davaoenos on the kind of weather here in the entire month of February, 2011.

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BFAR urges fishery laws' strict implementation to salvage Lake Buhi

February 28, 2011 12:07 pm· Comments Off on BFAR urges fishery laws' strict implementation to salvage Lake Buhi 

PILI, Camarines Sur, Feb. 28 – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Bicol regional office here has reiterated to Buhi town local government its recommendation for the strict implementation of fishery laws to save Lake Buhi, the home for the world’s smallest fish from further degradation.

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Albay town’s fishery council wins national award

February 28, 2011 12:07 pm· Comments Off on Albay town’s fishery council wins national award 

PILI, Camarines Sur, Feb. 28 – The Municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council (MFARMC) of Tiwi, Albay is the national winner in the Gawad Saka’s search for Outstanding FARMC of the Department of Agriculture (DA) for 2010, according to the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) regional office here.

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Feature: Global companies eye growing Mideast food market

February 28, 2011 12:07 pm· Comments Off on Feature: Global companies eye growing Mideast food market 

by Gerard Al-Fil

DUBAI, Feb. 28 — With food prices skyrocketing worldwide, the chat at the four-day Gulfood exhibition and congress in Dubai was not only about tastes and flavors but also about the economics of basic food ingredients and meals and drinks.

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