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G20: Bill Gates Advocates Greater Transparency to Aid Developing Nations

NEW YORK, 3 November 2011 -- Bill Gates today greatly advanced efforts to aid developing nations by urging the G20 to require greater transparency by oil, gas and mineral companies, the Revenue Watch Institute said. "I believe the G20 countries should endorse legally binding transparency requirements," Mr. Gates said in a formal report to the G20, which met in Cannes, France. "The United States recently passed such legislation, and the European Union is considering it, but all G20 countries should require the mining and oil companies listed on their stock exchanges to disclose payments to governments." "Mr. Gates is very wisely helping the G20 to think beyond traditional foreign aid and to consider how countries can finance their own development," said Karin Lissakers, director of Revenue Watch. "The greatest potential is in countries that are rich in natural resources.

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China Makes Giant Leap With Space Docking

BEIJING-China achieved its first space docking early Thursday, a breakthrough that paves the way for a planned space station in the next decade.

3 2011 | Viewed: 453 | Foreign experience | Read full
Business Leaders Urge Bigger Role for Yuan

CANNES, France-Business leaders meeting alongside the Group of 20 industrial and developing nations summit in France on Wednesday endorsed a move toward a "multipolar" global currency system, with a greater role for the Chinese yuan.

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Euro zone contemplates future without Greece

European leaders were preparing on Thursday for the possibility of Greece leaving the euro zone to preserve the 12-year-old single currency.

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Nearly Half of Chinas Millionaires Want to Emigrate

Nearly half of China's rich are considering emigrating, said a report by the Bank of China and the Hurun Report, with the United States, Canada and Singapore taking the top three destinations spots.

3 2011 | Viewed: 390 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Mobile Internet Becomes Faster with New Modem from GSM Kazakhstan/Kcell

2 November 2011, Almaty - Operator of cellular communication GSM Kazakhstan, operating under the trademarks Kcell, Activ and Vegaline announces release on the market of the new high-speed USB-modem, ensuring data transfer rates of up to 7.2 megabits per second in the third-generation communication networks (3G).

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France, Germany demand Greek decision on euro

Germany and France told Greece on Wednesday it should make up its mind by mid-December whether it wants to stay in the euro zone when Greeks vote on a 130-billion-euro ($178 billion) bailout.

3 2011 | Viewed: 565 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Kazakh bank BTA posts loss on higher bad loans

Nov 1 (Reuters) - BTA , Kazakhstan's third-largest bank by assets, posted a loss of around 65 billion tenge ($439 million) in September, driven by higher bad loan provisions, central bank data showed on Tuesday.

2 2011 | Viewed: 496 | Analytics | Read full
GSM Kazakhstan/Kcell Mobile Network Operator and Kaspi Bank JSC Launch Autopayment Service Enabling Free Balance Top Ups for Their Clients

31 October 2011, Almaty - Mobile operator GSM Kazakhstan/Kcell and one of the largest retail banks in Kazakhstan Kaspi Bank announced the launch of the "Autopayment" service, allowing topping up the balance of the mobile phone through automatic transfer of money from the bank account, thus saving the time of a subscriber.

1 2011 | Viewed: 815 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Panasonic sees $5.5 billion annual loss, worst in a decade

Japanese electronics maker Panasonic Corp forecast an annual net loss of 420 billion yen ($5.5 billion), its biggest in a decade, as restructuring costs ballooned, and a soaring yen and weak demand in the United States and Europe eroded income.

1 2011 | Viewed: 542 | Analytics | Read full
Euro Zone's Jobless Number Hits Record

LONDON-Record unemployment levels and stubbornly high inflation put the European Central Bank's dilemma into sharp relief Monday, days before the ECB Governing Council meets to set interest rates for the first time under its new president, Mario Draghi.

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China names new financial chiefs

China named new heads to three top financial regulatory posts on Saturday, the official Xinhua news agency said, the first big step in a comprehensive leadership change that will culminate when its top political leaders retire.

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Concluding Statement of the 2011 IMF Mission

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Ana Lucia Coronel visited Almaty and Astana during October 21-28, to review economic and financial sector developments since the last Article IV consultation in June 2011, and discuss economic prospects.

31 2011 | Viewed: 619 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Alaskas Billion Dollar Mountain

The story of one man who used a little persuasion-and a lot of luck-to win the rights to millions of tons of rare earths.

31 2011 | Viewed: 480 | Analytics | Read full
Doubts Rise on EU Deal

Bond Investors Skeptical as Attention Shifts to Italy; High Rates for New Debt.

31 2011 | Viewed: 383 | News / Theme of day | Read full
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