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Syrian Deadlock
IMET the Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu and we talked about the efficacy of the high-powered Friends of Syria gatherings - the latest of which took place in Tunis - in finding a solution to the present crisis, compared with that of the Friends of Libya. Davutoglu pointed out that ...
MITT Romney is very concerned about budget deficits. Or at least that's what he says; he likes to warn that President Barack Obama's deficits are leading us toward a "Greece-style collapse." So why is Romney offering a budget proposal that would ...
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Lanka eyes Qatari investment

SRI LANKA looks forward to investment from Qatar in infrastructure, tourism and banking sectors even as its economy is set for an 8 percent growth in 2012, Governor of Central Bank of Sri Lanka Ajith Nivard Cabraal has said. Speaking to Qatar Tribune, on Monday, Cabraal said...

Rio Tinto plans to invest $2 billion in Indian mines
MINING giant Rio Tinto said on Monday it plans to invest $2 billion in an iron ore project in eastern India in what it said would be Australia´s "largest investment" in the South Asian nation. Sam Walsh, chief of the Australia-based company´s global iron ore operations, said the project in the mineral- rich eastern state of Orissa would supply clients in India and abroad. "This would be Australia´s largest investment in India," Walsh told reporters after a meeting of Australian and Indian business leaders in New Delhi advising on ways to clinch a free trade deal between the two countries. Walsh said he was unfazed by huge difficulties encountered by other metals companies in ...
Europe risks chronic illness, not rapid convalescence
THE eurozone is out of the emergency ward, but it may face a chronic debilitating illness rather than a rapid convalescence. The challenges confronting Europe now are to avoid complacency, rekindle economic growth while cutting debt and prevent national politics pulling the currency area apart. Last week´s European Union summit was the first in two years that was not totally dominated by fire-fighting in the currency bloc´s sovereign debt crisis. The relief was audible. "This was not - and that is an innovation - a meeting focused on crisis management," European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said. "It was a meeting focused on growth." Three ...
Jaguar Land Rover, Chery seek approval for $2.78 billion JV
JAGUAR Land Rover and Chery Automobile Co are seeking regulatory approval for a 17.5 billion yuan ($2.78 billion) car venture in eastern China, two people with direct knowledge of the deal told Reuters on Monday. The deal marks Jaguar Land Rover´s latest effort to expand its appeal in the world´s largest auto market where luxury sedans and SUVs remain in hot demand even as the overall car market cools. The JLR-Chery venture, to be located close to Shanghai in Changshu city, will make Land Rover SUVs initially, followed by Jaguars in the second phase, one person told Reuters. "The plan is still subject to the approval of the National Development ...

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