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Stories for November 14th 2008

  • Friday, November 14th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Falkland Islands: Weekly Penguin News update

    Sir Cedric Delves KBE DSO (left), Cmdr of D Sq in 1982 and Lt Cdr Roger Edwards RN who was seconded to the unit, with Kirsty Gallagher, the daughter of D Squadron Sgt Maj Laurence Gallagher SAS

    Headlines: '82 veterans bond on Falklands visit; Some difficult choices before the next budget; Former governor fined.

  • Friday, November 14th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Soros forecasts “decimation” of hedge funds

    Investor George Soros

    Billionaire investor George Soros offered a gloomy outlook for the US economy, stating that a depression is possible. Testifying at a US Lower House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Thursday, Soros predicted that not only will the US muddle through a “deep recession,” but that hedge funds will be “decimated” by the current financial crisis.

  • Friday, November 14th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Japan pledges 100 billion USD to boost IMF crisis fund

    Prime Minister Taro Aso

    Japan will propose at the upcoming Group of 20 Washington summit the doubling of the current 340 billion dollars provided to the International Monetary Fund to help strengthen its capacity to address financial crises and is willing to pledge 100 billion US dollars of its reserves, according to government sources in Tokyo.

  • Friday, November 14th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Bush defends 60 years of free-market system success

    Bush: 'It would a terrible mistake to allow a few months of crisis to undermine 60 years of success'

    US President George W Bush has admitted the financial system needs reforming, but insists the credit crunch was not a failure of the free-market system. Speaking Thursday in New York, Mr Bush said that while financial markets did need some new regulation and more transparency, free trade should not be restricted.

  • Friday, November 14th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Uruguayan president partially vetoes abortion bill

    Pte. Tabare Vazquez

    Uruguay's President Tabare Vazquez vetoed on Thursday a bill decriminalizing abortion passed earlier this week by Congress, said Tourist Minister Hector Lescano. The two Houses lack the three-fifths required vote to override the veto, he added.

  • Friday, November 14th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    US highly antibiotic resistant bacteria detected in Colombia

    Two clones of highly antibiotic-resistant organism strains, which previously had only been identified in the United States, have now been detected in several Colombian cities, say researchers at The University of Texas Medical School.

  • Friday, November 14th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    High unemployment and modest 2010 upturn, SAYS OECD

    Economic activity is expected to fall by 0.9% in the United States in 2009, by 0.5% in the Euro area and by 0.1% in Japan as OECD countries enter a protracted slowdown, according to latest projections.

  • Friday, November 14th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Euro zone officially in recession; first time since 1999

    The Euro-zone has officially slipped into recession after EU figures showed that the economy shrank by 0.2% in the third quarter. This follows a 0.2% contraction in the 15-nation area in the previous quarter from April to June. Two quarters of negative growth define a technical recession.

  • Friday, November 14th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Pre G20 summit positions sees Brown line up with Bush

    PM Brown: 'Protections is the road to ruin'

    British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has urged leaders of the G20 developed and emerging economies to resist calls for protectionism. Speaking in New York ahead of the weekend G 20 summit on the widening global financial crisis PM Brown said protectionism was “the road to ruin”.

  • Friday, November 14th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    US October retail sales plunge but Wal-Mart's up 2.4%

    United States retail sales fell 2.8% in October, the largest drop on record for the month and another sign that US consumers are clamping down amid the faltering economy, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

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