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  • 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.

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

    EU top delegation to meet Bush and Democrat leadership

    The European Union called on the United States to show leadership in reviving the stalled Doha trade talks ahead of meetings in Washington next Monday of top EU officials with President George W. Bush and the new Democrat congressional leaders.

  • Thursday, January 4th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    “Democrats are back” and keeping to their pledges

    Representative Mrs. Nancy Pelosi

    After twelve years of undisputed Republican majority in the United States Congress, opposition Democrats on Thursday took control of both houses with Representative Nancy Pelosi becoming the first female speaker ever in the House.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    First day tricky experience for Ban Ki-Moon

    UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon

    Ban Ki-Moon ran into trouble on his first day of work as UN secretary-general on Tuesday over Saddam Hussein's execution when he twice failed to state the United Nations' opposition to the death penalty and stressed instead that capital punishment should be a decision of every country.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    China promises a “stable currency policy” for 2007

    Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan

    China's central bank under international pressure to make the yuan more flexible will in 2007 pursue a “stable currency policy” to promote economic growth.