Australia to form flood recovery task force

January 18, 2011 11:30 am· Comments Off on Australia to form flood recovery task force 

MELBOURNE, Jan. 18 – Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced Tuesday the formation of a business task force to help Queensland as it recovers from devastating floods.

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Iran will not retreat one iota from its nuclear rights

January 18, 2011 11:30 am· Comments Off on Iran will not retreat one iota from its nuclear rights 

TEHRAN, Jan. 18 – Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili said here Sunday evening that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not retreat even one iota from its nuclear rights.

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Feature:RI projected to become global seaweed producer

January 18, 2011 11:30 am· Comments Off on Feature:RI projected to become global seaweed producer 

by Fardah

JAKARTA, Jan. 18 – Marine Affairs and Fisheries Minister Fadel Muhammad has the ambition not only to turn Indonesia into a top global fish supplier but also the world's biggest seaweed producer.

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N. Korea apparently struggling to curb foot-and-mouth disease: officials

January 18, 2011 11:30 am· Comments Off on N. Korea apparently struggling to curb foot-and-mouth disease: officials 

By Sam Kim

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Yonhap) — The highly contagious foot-and-mouth disease, which has forced South Korea to order the culling of nearly two million head of livestock, appears to have broken out in North Korea, too, according to officials.

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UN body says global FDI inflows remain stagnant in 2010

January 18, 2011 11:30 am· Comments Off on UN body says global FDI inflows remain stagnant in 2010 

GENEVA, Jan. 18 — Global foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows remained stagnant in 2010 at an estimated 1,122 billion U.S. dollars, comparing to 1,114 billion dollars in the previous year, representing a 0.7 percent growth, announced United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) here on Monday.

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Italian firms pessimistic about economic recovery: report

January 18, 2011 11:30 am· Comments Off on Italian firms pessimistic about economic recovery: report 

ROME, Jan. 18 — The majority of Italian firms are pessimistic about the economic recovery and fear that inflation will further rise, according to a report jointly published on Monday by the Bank of Italy and leading financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore.

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OPEC raises 2011 world oil demand growth forecast

January 18, 2011 11:30 am· Comments Off on OPEC raises 2011 world oil demand growth forecast 

VIENNA, Jan. 18 – Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Monday raised its forecast for global oil demand growth this year, encouraged by outlook of continued world economic recovery.

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Russian stocks close higher

January 18, 2011 11:30 am· Comments Off on Russian stocks close higher 

MOSCOW, Jan. 17 – Russia's two main stock exchanges closed Monday with both key indexes higher.

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Roundup: Eurozone finance ministers meet to debate expansion of rescue fund

January 18, 2011 11:30 am· Comments Off on Roundup: Eurozone finance ministers meet to debate expansion of rescue fund 

BRUSSELS, Jan. 18 — As eurozone finance ministers began their monthly meeting here on Monday, expansion of the rescue fund set up in May last year will continue to be a hot topic.

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Dollar at upper 82 yen in Tokyo

January 18, 2011 11:30 am· Comments Off on Dollar at upper 82 yen in Tokyo 

TOKYO, Jan. 18 — The U.S. dollar traded at the upper 82 yen level early Tuesday in Tokyo.

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