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  1. News - Asia

    Indians remember telegram heyday as service stops

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 02:01pm by AFP

    ... Rupam Nair in New Delhi India’s telegram service has been made obsolete by the technological revolution, and will send its final message on July 15 Sixty-six years ago, Santosh Sharma saw her mother sell gold bangles to feed and clothe her family of six a ...

  2. News - Business - INTERNET

    Google free to extend its dominance of web search

    Posted Jan 05th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... with Google, which are ongoing," said Michael Jennings, a spokesman for the European Commission, the EU's executive arm. The European Commission has for the past two years been investigating ... of the US$50 billion internet search market after US regulators ended an investigation into whether the company unfairly skewed search results to disadvantage competitors. The Federal Trade Commission ...

  3. News - World - CONSERVATION

    Europe moves closer to blanket ban on shark finning

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 11:47am

    ... ecosystems. The ban, proposed a year ago by the European Commission, would forbid shark finning by all vessels in EU waters and by all EU-registered vessels operating anywhere in the world. About ... Reuters in Brussels On Thursday the European parliament backed a blanket ban on shark finning, in which the fins are sliced off sharks, often while they are alive, and their carcasses ...

  4. Sail away

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The public preferred The Sail over the chosen design of The Door for the new government HQ at Tamar. Should officials have taken heed of public opinion and does this bode ill for future projects? Write to us. ...

  5. News - China - TRADE

    China enlists EU states to counter Brussels on tariffs

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com Beijing counters European Commission's tough trade tactics by setting EU states against it and wooing European states outside 27-nation bloc Two-track strategy to outwit Brussels China, dismayed at the tougher stance Brussels is taking in trade disputes, is seeking to put pressure on the European Commission by engaging EU member states ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Angela Merkel and Li Keqiang call for end to EU-China solar trade row

    Posted May 27th 2013, 08:31am by Reuters

    ... escalating to the point where the European Commission imposed import duties on Chinese panel makers. “Germany will do what it can so that there are no permanent import duties and we’ll try to clear ... trillion) going the other way. Earlier on Sunday, China announced it would hold informal talks with the European Commission on Monday to try to defuse the row over solar panels and wireless ...

  7. Business - China Business - TRADE

    EU slaps tough tariff on Chinese solar panels

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels Call for talks as EC imposes provisional dutyof initial 11.8pc, rising to 47.6pc in August EU slaps tough tariff on Chinese solar panels The European Commission imposed anti-dumping duties on imports of Chinese solar panels yesterday, defying German-led opposition and dire warnings from Beijing that the move could spark a trade war. The commission ...

  8. Lessons to be learned from French vote

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... France's resounding rejection of the draft constitution for the European Union has been as much a lesson for the members of other regional groupings as for Europe's leaders. ... and agreements marking the evolution of the EU. It aimed to formalise an arrangement that began in 1957 when Belgium, West Germany, France, Luxembourg, Italy and the Netherlands created the European ...

  9. News - World

    European Union health commissioner resigns in fraud investigation

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Brussels

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels EU health commissioner resigns in fraud probe John Dalli, the European Union's top health official, has resigned after being cited in an EU anti-fraud probe into a tobacco-linked influence-peddling claim. The European Commission said the health and consumer policy commissioner left "with immediate effect" after informing commission ...

  10. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Samsung in talks to settle EU antitrust case: sources

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 10:29am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brussels European Commission told Samsung in December it was acting unfairly by seeking court injunctions against Apple over the use of its patents Samsung Electronics ... customers with their latest gadgets. The talks came after the European Commission, which acts as EU competition regulator, told Samsung in December that it was acting unfairly by seeking court ...




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