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Steve Jobs quits as Apple CEO, Cook takes over

Steve Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple Inc on Wednesday and passed the reins to his right-hand man Tim Cook, saying he could no longer fulfill the duties in a stunning announcement that raised fears his health has deteriorated further.

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Diamond prices soar on Asian demand

Diamonds have emerged as a haven investment alongside favourites gold and the Swiss franc, with surging demand from Asian buyers driving prices of the precious stones.

28 2011 | Viewed: 721 | Analytics | Read full
Tajik designers go west

In early October Paris Fashion Week will occupy some of the fashion industry's biggest players, but for Tajik designers another event in the city takes precedence.

28 2011 | Viewed: 748 | Foreign experience | Read full
Google chairman attacks UK media red tape

Eric Schmidt, Google's chairman, has accused Britain of squandering its history of innovation in media and technology, in an address to television industry leaders in Edinburgh.

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LG Chem JV to invest $4 bln in Kazakhstan petrochem complex

LG Chem, South Korea's top chemical company, said on Thursday that its joint venture would invest $4 billion to build a petrochemical complex in Kazakhstan.

28 2011 | Viewed: 594 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Kazakh bank Alliance cuts dividend on pref shares

Shareholders in Alliance Bank , Kazakhstan's sixth-largest lender by assets, approved a plan to slash dividends on preferred shares in an attempt to restore its capital, the bank said on Friday.

28 2011 | Viewed: 583 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Central Asia gas pipes capacity to nearly double - CNPC

Annual capacity of central Asia gas pipelines, which mainly pump gas to China, will almost double by 2015 from an expected 30 billion cubic metres in 2012, China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) reported in a company newspaper on Friday.

28 2011 | Viewed: 527 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Bernanke quiet on next Fed move, stresses job crisis

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday stopped short of detailing further action to boost the U.S. recovery but said the central bank would consider what more it could do to fight high unemployment, giving some comfort to investors.

28 2011 | Viewed: 562 | News / Theme of day | Read full
European shorting ban extended

Short-selling bans on selected European bank stocks have been extended by regulators until the end of September in an unprecedented degree of regulatory co-ordination.

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Kazakhmys plans $250m buy-back

The chief executive of Kazakhmys said the market was "irrational and the share price particularly low" as the London-listed copper miner announced plans to buy back $250m of its shares.

28 2011 | Viewed: 459 | News / Theme of day | Read full
Libya rebels probe state fund corruption

Libya's rebels are examining possible corruption at the country's $65bn sovereign wealth fund and its links to the family of Colonel Muammer Gaddafi, according the man in charge of the investigation.

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Frances wealthy call for tax on rich

Some of France's wealthiest individuals, including the L'Oral heiress Liliane Bettencourt, have called for a tax on the rich in a gesture of national solidarity as the government prepares to announce swingeing cuts to bring public finances under control.

25 2011 | Viewed: 832 | Foreign experience | Read full
Slim increases his stake in NY Times

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu has increased his stake in the New York Times Company just weeks after the US newspaper group repaid the emergency $250m loan it took from Mr Slim in 2009.

25 2011 | Viewed: 522 | News / Review of Mass Media | Read full
Heineken warns on consumer confidence

Weaker consumer confidence in parts of Europe will dent Heineken's profits in the second half of this year, its management warned, leading to flat bottom line organic growth in 2011 despite a 4 per cent increase in the first half.

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Moody's cuts Japan rating, blames politics

Moody's Investors Service cut its rating on Japan's government debt by one notch to Aa3 on Wednesday, blaming a build-up of debt since the 2009 global recession and revolving-door political leadership that has hampered effective economic strategies.

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Sholpan Kozhamkulova, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Chair, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, KIMEP, Almaty

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