WTO establishes panel to settle rare earths dispute

July 24, 2012 2:58 am· Comments Off on WTO establishes panel to settle rare earths dispute 

GENEVA, July 24 — The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Monday formed a panel to consider China's exports of Rare Earths, Tungsten and Molybdenum upon the requests of the United States, the European Union (EU) and Japan.

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Petro players join FAP 2012 

July 24, 2012 2:58 am· Comments Off on Petro players join FAP 2012  

MANILA, July 23 — Top downstream petro players and allied suppliers will showcase their business concepts at the Petro Business Pavilion of Franchise Asia Philippines 2012 (FAP 2012) Expo on July 27 to 29 at the SMX Convention Center. 

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U.S. stocks sharply lower on euro zone concerns

July 24, 2012 2:58 am· Comments Off on U.S. stocks sharply lower on euro zone concerns 

NEW YORK, July 24 — U.S. stocks opened sharply lower on Monday as investors were concerned about the financial situation in Spain and Greece.

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Russian stocks plunge on Eurozone worries

July 24, 2012 2:58 am· Comments Off on Russian stocks plunge on Eurozone worries 

MOSCOW, July 24 — The Russian ruble and stocks sank further at the end of trade on the MICEX-RTS Exchange on Monday, as investors cut exposure to risky assets amid deepening concern over Spain and the prospects for the eurozone.

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BFI not attending China Tourism Conference — Salme

July 24, 2012 2:58 am· Comments Off on BFI not attending China Tourism Conference — Salme 

BOPRACAY ISLAND, July 23 – The BFI has decided not to participate in the China Tourism Organization for a travel exposition in China in September this year.

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EU strengthens arms embargo, sanctions against Syria

July 24, 2012 2:58 am· Comments Off on EU strengthens arms embargo, sanctions against Syria 

BRUSSELS, July 24 — The European Union (EU) on Monday stepped up arms embargo and sanctions against the Syrian government in response to increasing violence in the country.

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Lebanon to launch aid campaign for displaced Syrians

July 24, 2012 2:58 am· Comments Off on Lebanon to launch aid campaign for displaced Syrians 

BEIRUT, July 24 — Lebanon's Minister of Social Affairs Wael Abou Faour asserted Monday the Lebanese government's commitment to its duty in helping the Syrian displaced who fled their country to Lebanon because of the security situation, the National News Agency reported.

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PNP identifies three suspects in Nixon Kua robbery, shooting

July 24, 2012 12:28 am· Comments Off on PNP identifies three suspects in Nixon Kua robbery, shooting 

MANILA, July 23 – Police have identified three suspects in the robbery and shooting of former Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA) chief Nixon Kua and his brother, Alixon, in Calamba City in Laguna last Saturday.

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Davao medical school to build P250-M “Green Building” project

July 24, 2012 12:28 am· Comments Off on Davao medical school to build P250-M “Green Building” project 

By Judy G. Quiros

DAVAO CITY, July 23 -– A Davao medical school will build a P250-million world class “Green Building” project and is currently levelling some 1,100 square meters of the 2.5 hectare lot of the school complex.

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