China's non-communist parties hail multi-party system

December 27, 2012 11:32 am· Comments Off on China's non-communist parties hail multi-party system 

BEIJING, Dec. 27 — Non-communist political parties have voiced support for China's multi-party system following a visit by Xi Jinping, the new helmsman of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

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Iran says never allow "foreign prescription" for Syria crisis

December 27, 2012 11:32 am· Comments Off on Iran says never allow "foreign prescription" for Syria crisis 

TEHRAN, Dec. 27 — Iranian Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said Wednesday that Iran will never allow "foreign prescription" for the Syrian issue, semi-official Mehr news agency reported.

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Chinese lawmakers' proposals, suggestions handled by legislature

December 27, 2012 11:32 am· Comments Off on Chinese lawmakers' proposals, suggestions handled by legislature 

BEIJING, Dec. 27 — Proposals and suggestions put forth by lawmakers during the parliament's annual session in March have all been properly handled, according to official reports delivered Wednesday to the top legislature.

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(New Year Special): New S.Korea gov't expected to seek moderate policy shifts with focus on welfare, economy

December 27, 2012 11:32 am· Comments Off on (New Year Special): New S.Korea gov't expected to seek moderate policy shifts with focus on welfare, economy 

SEOUL, Dec. 27 — The incoming government of President-elect Park Geun-hye is expected to seek moderate policy shifts from outgoing President Lee Myung-bak, putting a greater emphasis than her predecessor on narrowing economic inequalities and expanding welfare benefits.

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(Feature): Million shoppers for bargain search on Boxing Day in Britain

December 27, 2012 11:32 am· Comments Off on (Feature): Million shoppers for bargain search on Boxing Day in Britain 

LONDON, Dec. 27 — Hundreds of thousands of shoppers have flocked to shops across Britain in search of a bargain during the post Christmas Boxing Day sales.

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(Feature): Moscow students invoke Putin for protection in rare strike

December 27, 2012 11:32 am· Comments Off on (Feature): Moscow students invoke Putin for protection in rare strike 

By Alexey Eremenko

MOSCOW, Dec. 27 — Moscow students on strike to protest the merger of their college plastered the premises with portraits of President Vladimir Putin in an attempt to repel possible police attacks, a strike organizer said on Wednesday.

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Chicago agricultural commodities down in thin trade

December 27, 2012 11:32 am· Comments Off on Chicago agricultural commodities down in thin trade 

CHICAGO, Dec. 27 — Chicago agricultural commodity futures all traded sharply lower on Wednesday in thin, post- holiday trade, as sluggish demand for the U.S. crops dominated the trade on the day.

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Indonesia`s CPO production forecast to rise 10%

December 27, 2012 11:32 am· Comments Off on Indonesia`s CPO production forecast to rise 10% 

JAKARTA, Dec. 27 — The Indonesian Palm Oil Council(DMSI) predicted the country`s production of crude palm oil (CPO) would reach 28.5 million tons next year from this year's estimate of 25.5 million tons.

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Nikkei starts at 2012's new high point

December 27, 2012 11:32 am· Comments Off on Nikkei starts at 2012's new high point 

TOKYO, Dec. 27 — Nikkei opened at a year-high level Thursday morning in Tokyo market.

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Malaysia-Australia FTA enforced on Jan. 1

December 27, 2012 11:32 am· Comments Off on Malaysia-Australia FTA enforced on Jan. 1 

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec. 27 — Malaysia will reduce or eliminate import duties on Australian exports while tariffs on its shipments to Australia totally eliminated when the recently- concluded Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement (MAFTA) comes into effect on January 1, the Malaysian Ministry of International Trade said on Thursday.

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