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  • Monday, October 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Gibraltar to address UN Decolonization special session

    A referendum will be organized in Gibraltar in 2008 to decide on UN options

    The United Nations Fourth Committee, the Special Political and Decolonization, meets this Monday for an opening session under the Chairmanship of Abdalmahmood Abdalhaleem Mohamad from Sudan.

  • Monday, October 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Gibraltar votes on Thursday under new 2006 constitution

    Candidate Mr. Joe Bossano

    On October 11th Gibraltar goes to the polls to elect a new Government. Under the new 2006 constitution there will be an increase in the number of votes per person to ten from the previous eight, with the two major parties, the Gibraltar Social Democrats (GSD) and the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP) with the newer Progressive Democracy Party (PDP) fielding six and two independent candidates on offer.

  • Sunday, October 7th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chilean striker stars for Vitesse

    22 year old striker Juan Lorca<br><i>Photo by Rudy Peters

    Colo Colo are one of the big names of Chilean football and 22 year old striker Juan Lorca quickly became a star at the club which he joined as a junior player at the age of 12.

  • Saturday, October 6th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    PM Gordon Brown rules out autumn election

    Mr. Brown's decision ends weeks of speculation

    Gordon Brown has said he will not call a general election this autumn. The PM said he wanted a chance to show the country his “vision for change” and to develop his policies further.

  • Friday, October 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Soaring wheat prices cause food crises in poor countries

    FAO warns cereal stocks remain at low levels in foreseeable future

    Up to 36 countries worldwide are facing food crises at a time when the price of wheat has hit record levels and stocks are described as worryingly low by the latest crop and food situation report published by the UN Friday.

  • Thursday, October 4th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    “Risk reappraisal” leaves Euro rate unchanged at 4%

    ECB Pte. Jean C. Trichet

    The Governing Council of the European Central Bank meeting in Vienna decided to leave interest rates unchanged at 4%. The decision comes despite the strength of the Euro against the US dollar and calls from some European leaders to cut rates and boost European competitiveness.

  • Thursday, October 4th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Interest rate in UK on hold at 5.75%; eyes set on November

    The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted Thursday to maintain UK interest rates on hold at 5.75%. The decision comes despite pressure to follow the example of the US Federal Reserve to cut the cost of borrowing and help with the credit crunch.

  • Thursday, October 4th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    iPod sale: try Hong Kong, US but avoid South America

    Commonwealth Bank, has used the latest version of Apple's music player to compare global currencies

    Want to buy an iPod? Try Hong Kong and if in Europe, Switzerland, and if in the Americas, United States or Canada but please avoid Brazil. That is the suggestion of Commonwealth Bank, one of Australia's largest, which checked the cost of a digital music 4GB iPodNano in 55 different countries.

  • Wednesday, October 3rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Business newspapers on website for free competition

    Pearson, the world's largest education publisher announced this week it was partially opening up free access to its Financial Times newspaper as it adopted a new online business model.

  • Wednesday, October 3rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    First production contract for Royal Navy's new carriers

    Artist impression of future Carrier (RN)

    Britain awarded this week the first contract for the new equipment that will be fitted to the 65,000 tonne aircraft carriers Ministry of Defence has announced it is to order.