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  1. About the Size of it

    Posted Jul 27th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... to gauge public opinion on the subject. That led to his being an 'expert witness' called to explain why traders taken to court for selling bananas by the pound should be allowed to continue doing so. One reason for this unit's popularity, he says, is that 'a pound is about as much as you can comfortably hold in one hand'. For liquids the pound became a pint- ...

  2. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: End of downtrend for pound?

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Nicole Elliott

    ... Nicole Elliott Chart of the day: End of downtrend for pound? Surprising poll results over the weekend, days ahead of the referendum in Scotland on September 18, have seen the pound-US dollar gap lower to this year's weakest level. It might perhaps be what is known as an exhaustion gap, signalling the imminent end of a trend because it follows almost nine consecutive ...

  3. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Uncertainties cloud outlook for UK economy and pound

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:12am by DAVID BROWN

    ... and pound Financial markets have a deep aversion to uncertainty. In the coming months, the British economy and the pound will be sucked into a vortex of the unknown. It is not just a possible shock from Scotland's independence vote on September 18 that is weighing on the pound. There is a much bigger risk for British markets. Next year's general election could mark a High Noon ...

  4. News - World - UKRAINE

    Ukrainian forces pound pro-Russian rebels near Mariupol ahead of expected truce

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 04:11pm

    ... Reuters in Mariupol Ukrainian forces pounded pro-Russia rebels to the east of the port of Mariupol on Friday, hours before envoys from Ukraine and Russia were expected to announce a ceasefire as the starting point for a wider peace plan. Ukraine says its forces are trying to repel a big offensive by the rebels to take Mariupol, a port city of around 500,000 on the Sea of Azov ...

  5. Business - Money

    Chart of the day: Pound on glacial glide

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 12:44am by Nicole Elliott

    ... Nicole Elliott Chart of the day: Pound on glacial glide A descending trend channel has dominated in the case of the British pound against the euro since February 2013. Bouncing from a low at 0.788 per euro in July after three short weeks, the pound stopped short of the first Fibonacci retracement resistance level at 0.807. The way it turned down again last week, so that momentum ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - CURRENCIES

    Oversold British pound to test a six-year high on markets

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:34am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo British currency retreats 1 per cent this month after reaching peaksince October 2008 Oversold pound to test 6-year high against dollar The British pound is poised to test a six-year high against the US dollar, Barclays says, as futures traders increased bets it would strengthen after it fell too far, too fast. The pound this month reached its most oversold ...

  7. News - World - GAZA

    Israel pounds Gaza with 50 air strikes as mediators try to rescue truce

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gaza City Thousands protest as Israeli air strikes kill 5 Israeli warplanes pummelled Gaza with 50 air strikes that killed five Palestinians yesterday as militants slammed 23 rockets into Israel, defying international efforts to fi ...

  8. News - World - GAZA

    Carnage at UN school as Israeli tanks pound Gaza refugee camp

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 06:06pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Gaza Israeli shelling kills 19 and injures 125 Palestinians taking refuge at UN school in Gaza Israel killed at least 19 Palestinians sheltering in a school in Gaza’s biggest refugee camp on Wednesday, a UN official said, as Egyptian mediators ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - BOXING

    Hong Kong's 'Wonder Kid' Rex Tso pounds Indonesia's John Bajawa for 14th win

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 02:40am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin In Macau Hong Kong fighter returns from injury with a fifth-round TKO, while China's Zou Shiming battles hard for his first professional title Impressive Tso racks up 14th winin a row Hong Kong's unbeaten Rex Tso Sing-yu returned to the ring as though he was never injured, pounding his latest victim into submission at last night's Champions ...

  10. News - Asia - ACCIDENTS

    Heart-pounding moment as valet crashes guest's Lamborghini at Indian five-star hotel

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 06:16pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Hotel refuses to claim responsibility to what car's owner says is US$340,000 worth of damages A valet at a five-star hotel in the Indian capital caused US$335,000 worth of damage to a Lamborghini Gallardo after crash ...




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