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  • Saturday, November 1st 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    EU October inflation down anticipates further rate cut

    European inflation edged down in October according to data released Friday helping to pave the way for the European Central Bank to deliver another hefty rate cut next week.

  • Saturday, November 1st 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    China says melamine scandal extends to food supply

    China today announced more precise standards for milk

    The toxic chemical melamine is probably being routinely added to Chinese animal feed, state media has reported. Correspondents say the unusually frank reports in several news outlets are an admission that contamination could be widespread throughout the food chain.

  • Friday, October 31st 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Chinese relief: iron ore market turns into buyer's market

    Iron ore miners face the prospect of the first price cut in seven years as steel production in China and elsewhere plunges amid the global downturn. The iron ore market has turned from a seller's market to a buyer's market, according to traders

  • Friday, October 31st 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    UN calls for continuation of cease fire in east Congo

    Massive exodus as terror spreads

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued on Friday a call for a continuation to the halt to fighting announced by rebel militia leader Laurent Nkunda, stressing the heavy humanitarian toll of the violence which has engulfed the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

  • Thursday, October 30th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Heavy fine on BT for fixing MoD phone calls

    BT have been fined for fixing figures at an MoD call centre

    BT has been forced to pay the UK Ministry of Defence £1.3m in compensation after some of its staff met call-answering targets by phoning each other. The Audit Commission found they fixed figures to help the company avoid fines for not answering calls quickly enough.

  • Thursday, October 30th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    IMF announces 100 billion emergency fund; Argentina out

    Argentina will not be able to tap the new fund, said the IMF boss

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is creating an emergency fund for emerging market economies to help them weather the global credit crisis. The Group of 24 developing countries, which includes nations from Latin America, Asia and Africa, had requested such a development earlier this month.

  • Thursday, October 30th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Fed swap lines with Brazil, Mexico, South Korea and Singapore

    The US Federal Reserve agreed on Wednesday to provide 30 billion US dollars each to the central banks of Brazil, Mexico, South Korea and Singapore, expanding its effort to unfreeze money markets to emerging nations for the first time.

  • Thursday, October 30th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Rise of methane gas in atmosphere puzzles scientists

    The amount of methane in Earth's atmosphere shot up in 2007, bringing to an end a period of about a decade in which atmospheric levels of the potent greenhouse gas were essentially stable, according to a team led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers.

  • Thursday, October 30th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    EU business and consumer confidence falls to 15-year low

    Business and consumer confidence in the 15 nations of the Euro zone fell to a 15-year low in October, the European Commission said Thursday, as a credit crunch hits consumer spending and forces companies to shed jobs.

  • Wednesday, October 29th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Companies sign code of conduct committed to online free speech

    Microsoft, Google and Yahoo have signed a global code of conduct promising to offer better protection for online free speech and against official intrusion. The Global Network Initiative follows criticism that companies were assisting governments in countries like China to censor the Internet.