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  • Thursday, January 11th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    World economy to slow in 2007

    An expected dampening of the world economy in 2007 after three years of healthy growth has the weakening US housing market primarily to blame, a UN economic report released yesterday said.

  • Thursday, January 11th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Bank of England surprise move takes rate to 5.25%

    The Bank of England raised Thursday UK interest rates to 5.25% from 5% in an effort to curb inflation and surprising analysts who were expecting the decision for next month.

  • Thursday, January 11th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Euro zone interest rate remains unchanged at 3.5%

    The European Central Bank balancing growth against inflation held its key interest rate steady at 3.5% Thursday but is expected to keep a close eye on prices and economic momentum ahead of a possible increase in March.

  • Thursday, January 11th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Oil plunges to its lowest level price since May 2005

    Oil plunged Thursday to its lowest level price since May 2005, below 52 US dollars a barrel, following the continued steep rise in heating oil stocks in United States and a resumption of crude pumping top Europe by Russia.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    UNCTAD: global investment expected to slow in 2007

    Foreign direct investment (FDI) grew in 2006 for the third consecutive year to reach 1.2 trillion US dollars according to initial estimates released Tuesday by the United Nations, which also warned that economic growth is likely to slow this year because of high commodity prices and other factors.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    China's trade soaring: 969 billion exports last year

    China's trade surplus in 2006 reached a mind bogging 177.5 billion US dollars compared to 102 billion in 2005, reported Wednesday the Chinese news agency Xinhua.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    US and EU ratify commitment to the Doha trade round

    United States president George W Bush and the European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso ratified Monday their commitment to seek fresh ways of overcoming differences and reaching an agreement on the Doha Round trade talks.

  • Tuesday, January 9th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Shipping lines increase capacity 14 percent

    Moeller-Maersk and 407 other shipping lines increased their capacity to move containers 14 percent in 2006, the fastest pace in six years, as trade expanded, data from Containerisation International showed.

  • Saturday, January 6th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Controversy erupts over intended cuts in Royal Navy

    Controversy erupted in Britain following reports in the London press that the Royal Navy will experience a drastic cut to its surface fleet and promotion for RN officers is to be frozen for five years as a result of cost cutting measures.

  • Friday, January 5th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Royal Navy agrees to fisheries deal for shipbuilders

    HMS <i>Mersey</i>Fishery Patrol Ship

    Britain's Royal Navy fishery patrol ships received a new lease on life when the Ministry of Defence settled a GBP 52 million (USD 101 million) deal with Portsmouth shipbuilders. The new contract with VT Group effectively guarantees that the HMS Tyne, HMS Severn and HMS Mersey will remain at sea until the end of 2013.