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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    US considering air strikes and working with Iran to stop ISIL in Iraq

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:21pm by GDN

    ... Reuters in Washington White House weighing cooperation with old foe Tehran to bolster Iraqi government against ISIL militants, as Iranians say they're ready to listen U.S., Iran may unite against jihadis The United States could be willing to talk with Iran to help Iraq's Shiite-led government combat a Sunni Islamist insurgency threatening to engulf the country. ...

  2. Fixed-asset investment grows 26.8pc on state-led spending

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Data raises hopes stimulus package will stabilise economy Fixed-asset investment growth on the mainland last month beat expectations, thanks to a pick-up in Beijing's spending, raising hopes that its stimulus plans would stabilise the economy next year. Urban fixed-asset investment was up 26.8 per cent year on year at 12.76 trillion yuan (HK$14.45 ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - IRAN V NIGERIA

    Nigeria's Super Eagles will soar above Iran, says coach

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 08:26pm by AFP

    ... on Iran in their World Cup opener on Tuesday morning. The Super Eagles have taken two points from six matches in their last two World Cup appearances, but have higher hopes this time around after ... but if we can combine youth and experience that will be great Stephen Keshi "For the Iran game, we have to be focused. We have to concentrate and do our job. We're not going to take Iran ...

  4. Talking points

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for government and especially on efforts to heal the divisions that emerged during the bruising chief executive campaign. The camp is being held at Kylin Villa, Shenzhen. Iran returns to talks on nuclear plans after 15 months A delegation led by Assistant Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu attends talks on Iran's nuclear programme between Tehran and the five permanent members of the UN Security ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Iran may be willing to cooperate with US in battling insurgency in Iraq

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 11:03pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Ankara Shiite Muslim Iran was so alarmed by Sunni insurgent gains in Iraq that it may be willing to cooperate with Washington in helping Baghdad fight back, a senior Iranian official said. The idea is being discussed internally among the Islamic republic's leadership, the senior Iranian official said. Iran will send its neighbour advisers and weaponry, although ...

  6. News - World - FRANCE

    French PM Hollande wants to discuss multibillion-dollar BNP bank fine with Obama

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:37pm by Associated Press in Brussels

    ... States. American authorities are investigating BNP Paribas for allegedly handling currency transactions through its New York office for clients in Iran, Sudan and Cuba in violation of US trade ... it has an impact on the French and European economies.   ...

  7. News - World

    Iranian pilot reported killed fighting Sunni jihadists in Iraq

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by AFP

    ... is thought to be Tehran's first such military casualty. Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) did not say whether the pilot died while flying sorties or fighting ... if Iraq asks for them. The militants' advances and their boasts of animosity towards Shiism- a branch of Islam overwhelmingly practised in Iran- have raised alarm in Tehran. President Hassan ...

  8. Business - Commodities - COMMODITIES

    Palm oil imports seen falling as economy slows

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 02:37am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Palm oil imports seen falling as economy slows Palm oil purchases by China, the second-biggest buyer, may decline by about 11 per cent this year as economic expansion ... are top producers Indonesia and Malaysia. "Palm oil is used commercially rather than in homes, making it more sensitive to the slower economy," said Liu Xianwu, general manager ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Despite the detractors, historic Iranian nuclear deal appears close

    Posted May 12th 2014, 06:38pm by Andrew Hammond

    ... Andrew Hammond Andrew Hammond says pact could change Mideast political landscape Despite the detractors, historic Iran nuclear deal appears close Key foreign ministers are meeting ... agreement, and prospects for success remain perhaps even at best. However, the fact a deal appears on track is potentially very significant, and testament to the political will of Iran ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Data gives mixed picture of China's economy

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:58am by Victoria Ruan

    ... in other economic sectors such as real estate and services, with capital spending showing weakness and fewer companies applying for credit. The mixed picture indicates that the economy may ... suggesting that the authorities' mini-stimulus are filtering through to the real economy," HSBC chief China economist Qu Hongbin said in a statement. Qu was referring to efforts taken ...




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