Lock & Lock eyes 30% jump in China salesBy Kim Young-gyo

January 21, 2012 10:00 am· Comments Off on Lock & Lock eyes 30% jump in China salesBy Kim Young-gyo 

HONG KONG, Jan. 20 — South Korean plasticware maker Lock & Lock Co. is likely to see sales in China jump 30 percent on-year this year as it continues to expand in the world's most populous country, company officials said Friday.

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Lock & Lock eyes 30 pct jump in China sales

January 21, 2012 10:00 am· Comments Off on Lock & Lock eyes 30 pct jump in China sales 

By Kim Young-gyo

HONG KONG, Jan. 20 — South Korean plasticware maker Lock & Lock Co. is likely to see sales in China jump 30 percent on-year this year as it continues to expand in the world's most populous country, company officials said Friday.

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China's manufacturing activity still weak: HSBC

January 21, 2012 10:00 am· Comments Off on China's manufacturing activity still weak: HSBC 

By Kim Young-gyo

HONG KONG, Jan. 20 — China's manufacturing activity remained weak in January amid uncertainties in the global economy, a British bank said Friday.

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Roundup: S. Korean shares rally on massive foreign buying

January 21, 2012 10:00 am· Comments Off on Roundup: S. Korean shares rally on massive foreign buying 

SEOUL, Jan. 20 — South Korean shares rallied for two straight days on Friday as foreign investors rushed to buy local stocks amid eased concerns over Europe's debt crisis, analysts said.

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Roundup: Singapore remains largest foreign investor in Indonesia

January 21, 2012 10:00 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Singapore remains largest foreign investor in Indonesia 

By Abu Hanifah

JAKARTA, Jan. 20 — Singapore is expected to retain its domination in Indonesia's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) as its companies have placed their largest investments in Indonesia for years compared to companies from other countries last year.

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Chicago corn jumps as U.S. weekly exports beat expectation

January 21, 2012 10:00 am· Comments Off on Chicago corn jumps as U.S. weekly exports beat expectation 

CHICAGO, Jan. 21 — Chicago corn futures price continued to rally on Friday, supported by higher-than-expected weekly export sales data. Wheat followed corn higher, but soybean lost some ground as new forecasts predicted more rain in parts of the drought-hit Argentina grain belt.

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Greece, Qatar reaffirm commitment to boost economic ties

January 21, 2012 10:00 am· Comments Off on Greece, Qatar reaffirm commitment to boost economic ties 

ATHENS, Jan. 21 — Greece and Qatar reaffirmed their commitment to boost economic ties, especially in the sectors of energy, real estate, tourism, education and health, during a bilateral business forum here on Friday.

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New York's Empire State Building lights up for Chinese New Year

January 21, 2012 10:00 am· Comments Off on New York's Empire State Building lights up for Chinese New Year 

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 — The Empire State Building in New York on Friday lit up its tower red and gold to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. Sun Guoxiang, Chinese Consul General in New York, spoke at the lighting ceremony about the significance of this Year of the Dragon as a symbol of excellence and fortune. "In the minds of the early Chinese people, the dragon was a god that embodied the will and ideals of the Chinese people. Therefore the Chinese often consider themselves 'descendants of the dragon,'" said Sun.

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U.S. stocks end mixed amid Greece debt talk, mixed earnings

January 21, 2012 10:00 am· Comments Off on U.S. stocks end mixed amid Greece debt talk, mixed earnings 

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 — U.S. stocks ended mixed on Friday as investors were cautiously awaiting the result of Greece debt talk.

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Oil falls on demand concerns, Greek debt talk

January 21, 2012 10:00 am· Comments Off on Oil falls on demand concerns, Greek debt talk 

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 — Oil price dropped to below 100 dollars a barrel on Friday as investors were concerned about the oil demand and ongoing Greek debt talks.

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