Iran move to speed up nuclear program troubles West

Published : 12:00 am  February 23, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,612 views  |  
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Reuters: Iran has begun installing advanced centrifuges at its main uranium enrichment plant, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday, a defiant step that will worry Western powers ahead of a resumption of talks with Tehran next week.  Read More →


Ending long break, White House and Republicans renew budget talks

Published : 12:00 am  February 23, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,523 views  |  
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Reuters: After weeks without talks on the U.S. budget crisis, President Barack Obama called Republican leaders on Thursday to discuss the harsh “sequestration” cuts to government spending due to begin in just over a week.  Read More →


S.Korean trade data underscores weak global demand

Published : 12:12 am  February 22, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,345 views  |  
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SEOUL (Reuters): South Korea posted almost no export growth for the year to date, latest official data showed on Thursday, as the country’s next president pledged action on the rapid rise of its currency.  Read More →


Asian markets hit by Fed stimulus fears

Published : 12:10 am  February 22, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,935 views  |  
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HONG KONG (AFP): Asian markets suffered a heavy sell-off on Thursday following a tumble on Wall Street as traders grow concerned that the US Federal Reserve could bring an early end to its huge stimulus programme.  Read More →


Foreign worker curbs to be focus of Singapore budget

Published : 12:01 am  February 22, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  754 views  |  
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SINGAPORE (Reuters): Singapore is likely to announce more steps to slow an influx of foreign workers in a budget on Monday aimed at placating public anger about a surge in immigration blamed for overcrowding, rising prices and competition for jobs and housing.  Read More →


Cash, sexism and violence keep women out of Kenyan politics

Published : 12:01 am  February 21, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,081 views  |  
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NAIROBI (TrustLaw): Violence, a deeply chauvinistic society and a lack of cash are locking women out of elected office in Kenya, east Africa’s leading economy but a laggard when it comes to female representation.  Read More →


Asian shares hit 18-month high on growth hopes

Published : 12:00 am  February 21, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  941 views  |  
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Reuters: Asian shares rose to their highest since August 2011 on Wednesday after an improving global economic outlook boosted world equities overnight, encouraging investors to take on risk.  Read More →


Bulgarian Government resigns amid growing protests

Published : 12:00 am  February 21, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  673 views  |  
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Reuters: Bulgaria’s government resigned on Wednesday after violent nationwide protests against high power prices, joining a long list of European administrations felled by austerity during Europe’s debt crisis.  Read More →


Yen firmer but near lows, Asian shares capped

Published : 12:02 am  February 20, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,106 views  |  
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TOKYO (Reuters): The Yen remained near recent lows on Tuesday, as attention turned to the appointment of a new Bank of Japan Governor. Regional share markets held to tight ranges as the absence of catalysts and a holiday in the US overnight capped demand.  Read More →


Greek current account gap narrows to record low in 2012

Published : 12:01 am  February 20, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,109 views  |  
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ATHENS (Reuters): Greece’s current account deficit narrowed last year to its lowest level since the country joined the euro, adding to evidence that the economy is slowly responding to harsh austerity measures.  Read More →


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