Monthly Archives: February 2012

Dragon Capital to raise Vietnam investment fund – MarketWatch

Dragon Capital to raise Vietnam investment fundMarketWatchBy Vladimir Guevarra LONDON (MarketWatch) — Dragon Capital, the largest institutional investor in the Vietnamese stock market, is raising up to $ 100 million in a new fund that will invest in Vietnam, Laos … Continue reading

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Elite Syrian army units attack rebel districts – Reuters UK

USA TODAY Elite Syrian army units attack rebel districtsReuters UKBy Khaled Yacoub Oweis | AMMAN (Reuters) – Heavy fighting raged near Baba Amro in Homs on Wednesday after elite Syrian troops attacked the rebel-held bastion that has endured 25 days … Continue reading

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A Minute With: Kristen Chenoweth on her new show “CGB”

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tony Award winning actress, Kristin Chenoweth, returns to prime time television with “GCB” (Good Christian Belles), portraying a Botox-injecting Bible blogger, Carlene Cockburn. Reuters: Entertainment News

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Facebook to unveil new ad offerings (AP)

AP – New, potentially lucrative advertising opportunities are coming to Facebook as a prelude to its initial public offering of stock. The idea is to lure big brands with the promise of effective, precisely targeted ads that reach the social … Continue reading

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Japan nears deal to cut Iran oil imports

Tokyo is in talks with Washington to make deeper cuts to its oil imports, to head off sanctions against Japanese banks operating in the US Financial Times – Asia homepage

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Why Conventional Commodity Indexes Will Likely Disappoint

By Morningstar: By Samuel Lee Negative real interest rates, coordinated money-printing by Bernanke and his international counterparts, rising emerging markets–little wonder that commodity fund assets have tripled since the commodity-price peak in mid-2008. It helps that back tests show long-only, … Continue reading

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Wenger: Take Ox to Euros

ARSENE WENGER convinced Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will make England’s squad if form continues Sport RSS feed

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Egypt arrests man mistakenly thought to be Qaeda chief – AFP

AFP Egypt arrests man mistakenly thought to be Qaeda chiefAFPCAIRO — Egyptian police arrested a man on Wednesday who they thought had been a top lieutenant of Osama bin Laden, only to discover that the man they had nabbed had … Continue reading

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North Korea agrees to ‘nuclear moratorium’ – BBC News

BBC News North Korea agrees to 'nuclear moratorium'BBC NewsNorth Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment, as well as nuclear and long-range missile tests, US and North Korean officials say. The US State Department said the North had also agreed … Continue reading

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Apple market value hits $500B, where few have gone (AP)

AP – Apple’s market capitalization topped $ 500 billion in opening trading Wednesday, climbing to a mountain peak where few companies have ventured and none have stayed for long. Yahoo! News: Technology News

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