Afghan Taliban threaten to kidnap, kill Prince Harry

Published : 12:05 am  September 11, 2012  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  978 views  |  
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(Reuters) – The Afghan Taliban said on Monday they were doing everything in their power to try to kidnap or assassinate Britain’s Prince Harry, who arrived in Afghanistan last week to fly attack helicopters.  Read More →


China rolls out new $2.2 b subsidy scheme

Published : 12:04 am  September 11, 2012  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  245 views  |  
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BEIJING (Reuters): China will provide subsidies worth $2.2 billion to buyers of energy-efficient computers and air-conditioners in the latest effort to stimulate domestic demand and encourage the use of environmentally friendly technology, Xinhua reported on Sunday.  Read More →


Asian shares inch up, euro zone and Fed QE3 eyed

Published : 12:01 am  September 11, 2012  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  224 views  |  

Reuters: Asian shares crept up on Monday with expectations rising that weak U.S. jobs data would prompt the Federal Reserve to announce fresh stimulus and Europe will make further progress in its debt crisis management this week, overshadowing soft Chinese data.  Read More →


Asia-Pacific nations promise growth, free markets

Published : 12:35 am  September 10, 2012  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  428 views  |  
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Reuters: Asia-Pacific nations including China, the United States and Russia will promise measures to boost growth on Sunday and reject limits on food exports to try to revive the flagging global economy. Countries on the Pacific Rim were expected to end a two-day summit on an island off the Russian port city of Vladivostok by expressing concern about the fragile state of the world economy, global food security and growing signs of protectionism. The 21 members of the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group agreed to slash import duties on “green technology,” take steps to bolster growth and liberalize trade to counter problems heightened by Europe’s debt crisis.  Read More →


Obama widens lead over Romney despite jobs data

Published : 12:34 am  September 10, 2012  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  438 views  |  
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Reuters: President Barack Obama, picking up support following the Democratic National Convention, widened his narrow lead over Republican U.S. presidential challenger Mitt Romney in a new Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Saturday. The latest daily tracking poll showed Obama, a Democrat, with a lead of 4 percentage points over Romney. Forty-seven percent of 1,457 likely voters surveyed online over the previous four days said they would vote for Obama if the November 6 elections were held today, compared with 43% for Romney.  Read More →


Australia trade deficit widens on falling exports, worse to come

Published : 12:31 am  September 10, 2012  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  473 views  |  
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SYDNEY (Reuters): Australia’s trade deficit widened more than expected in July, largely due to declining gold and iron ore exports, and the recent plunge in prices for the steel-making ingredient is likely to take a bigger chunk out of earnings from August onwards. Government figures out Friday showed a deficit on goods and services of A$556 million ($571 million) in July, compared to forecasts of a A$300 million shortfall and a deficit of A$227 million in June.  Read More →


China approves $157 b infrastructure spending

Published : 12:13 am  September 8, 2012  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,343 views  |  
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Reuters: China has given the green light for 60 infrastructure projects worth more than $150 billion as it looks to energise an economy mired in its worst slowdown in three years, fuelling hopes the world’s growth engine may get a lift from the fourth quarter.  Read More →


Obama merges hope with realism in pitch for re-election

Published : 12:00 am  September 8, 2012  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,304 views  |  
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Reuters: President Barack Obama asked Americans on Thursday for patience in rebuilding the weak economy as he appealed for a new term in office and defiantly rejected Republican Mitt Romney’s proposals for growth as heartless.  Read More →


Asian shares soar after ECB, focus on payrolls

Published : 12:00 am  September 8, 2012  |  Category: International  |  1 Comment  |  577 views  |  
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Reuters: Asian shares were on track for their biggest daily gain in six weeks on Friday after the European Central Bank outlined its plan to calm the euro zone’s debt crisis and firm US data fed speculation of a strong jobs report later in the day.  Read More →


Clinton shows he is Obama’s most valuable weapon

Published : 12:01 am  September 7, 2012  |  Category: International  |  2 Comments  |  408 views  |  
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Reuters: Former President Bill Clinton made a more comprehensive case for President Barack Obama’s re-election in 49 minutes on Wednesday than the rest of the speakers at the Democratic Convention could muster in the 11-1/2 hours that preceded him.  Read More →


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