Thursday, March 10th 2011 - 06:51 UTC

A Brazilian view of the current situation in Arab countries

Former Brazilian Foreign Secretary Celso Amorim

During Brazil's two decades of military dictatorship, it would have been unthinkable that a female former revolutionary would lead the country in the 21st century. That transition, from autocracy to democracy, might offer some lessons for rebels across the Arab world, Brazil’s longest serving foreign minister told a forum organised by the Al Jazeera Centre for Studies in Doha, Qatar.

Thursday, March 10th 2011 - 06:47 UTC

Inflation and production diversification, challenges for emerging economies

Nobel Prize Joseph Stiglitz, supported windfall taxes on soaring commodities

Inflation and production diversification must be the top priorities of emerging economies such as Argentina warned Nobel Prize Joseph Stiglitz during an IMF sponsored forum on “Macro and growth policies at the wake of the crisis” which took place in Washington and convened top line economists and decision makers.

Thursday, March 10th 2011 - 06:40 UTC

Shanghai Disneyland set to open in 2015 at a cost of 3.7 billion USD

The three theme parks of the project: “Magic Kingdom”, “Epcot” and “Animal Kingdom”

Walt Disney’s theme park in Shanghai will be built in a 7 square-kilometre area that the city has designated as a tourist destination, according to a draft blueprint of the project.

Thursday, March 10th 2011 - 06:34 UTC

China scrambles to secure long-term uranium supplies for 84 nuclear plants

By 2030 China will surpass the US as the world’s largest consumer of uranium

China’s scramble to secure long-term uranium supplies to support the rapid expansion of its nuclear power industry has led the state-owned CGNPC Uranium to make a 1.23 billion US dollars takeover bid for London-listed Kalahari Minerals.

Thursday, March 10th 2011 - 06:17 UTC

World has 1.210 billionaires; Mexico’s Carlos Slim remains the richest person

Carlos Slim with multiple investments in telecommunications, retail, banking, construction, oil exploration is worth 71 billion USD says Forbes

Mexico’s Carlos Slim remains the world’s richest person for a second year with estimated assets of 74 billion US dollars, according to Forbes magazine’s annual global ranking of billionaires.

Wednesday, March 9th 2011 - 21:27 UTC

US after transparent trade across Asia-Pacific region; plans to double exports in five years

President Obama hosts the APEC summit in Hawaii next November

The United States will step up efforts for free, open and transparent trade across the Asia Pacific region as it seeks to double US exports in five years, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.

Wednesday, March 9th 2011 - 21:21 UTC

UK farmers come out strongly against Mercosur “cheap meat imports”

Britain’s NFU Livestock Board Chairman Alistair Mackintosh

Farmers in the UK have warned the EU against a trade deal with Mercosur which could see Brazil and Argentina given access to the European meat market, potentially flooding the market with cheap imports and undermining domestic producers.

Wednesday, March 9th 2011 - 21:07 UTC

China plans to build 10 million low cost homes in 2011

It's harder and harder for families in Chinese cities to buy even a small apartment

China plans to build 10 million low-cost homes this year at a cost of 200 billion US dollars, a government minister has said. The move comes as soaring home prices spur complaints about affordability.

Wednesday, March 9th 2011 - 20:45 UTC

US State Department will no longer comment Wikileaks cables

US Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Philip Crowley

While offering a press conference in Washington DC, US Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Philip Crowley refused to comment on the recently released Wikileaks cables that mention Argentina and said his government would refrain from doing so in the future.

Wednesday, March 9th 2011 - 05:22 UTC

Oil prices ease as OPEC begins talks to increase output replacing Libya

Sheikh Ahmad al-Abdullah al-Sabah, Kuwait’s oil minister

Oil dropped for a second day in New York as members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries considered talks about increasing production because violence is disrupting supplies from Libya.


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