Earth’s resource budget for 2014 already spent, NGO

August 20, 2014 1:30 am0 comments
Earth’s resource budget for 2014 already spent, NGO

PARIS, August. 20 – In under eight months, humanity has used up its yearly quota of replenishable Earth resources, according to a report published Tuesday by an environmental thinktank that monitors mankind’s impact on the planet. “August 19 is Earth Overshoot Day 2014, marking the date when humanity has exhausted […]

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Britain’s top bosses earn ‘131 times more’ than staff

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Britain’s top bosses earn ‘131 times more’ than staff

LONDON, August. 20 – The heads of Britain’s largest companies earned 131 times as much as their average employee last year, a study said Monday, exposing the growing pay gap between bosses and workers.The wage divide has more than doubled since 1998, when the average chief executive of firms in […]

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EU announces aid to growers hit by Russian embargo

August 19, 2014 1:06 am0 comments
EU announces aid to growers hit by Russian embargo

BRUSSELS, August 19 – The European Commission on Monday announced a series of exceptional measures to help growers hit by a Russian ban on fruit and vegetable imports. The products in question are in full harvesting season, with little hope of finding alternative markets to replace demand from Russia in […]

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Apple Never On China Government Procurement List, Report Claims

August 8, 2014 7:37 am0 comments
Apple Never On China Government Procurement List, Report Claims

BEIJING, August. 08 – Apple’s devices have never appeared on a Chinese list of products eligible to be bought with public money, state media quoted an official as saying, denying reports the US tech giant had been excluded from the latest line-up.Reports said that China removed 10 Apple devices, including […]

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Russia, Iran set oil-for-goods contract talks

August 7, 2014 1:02 am0 comments
Russia, Iran set oil-for-goods contract talks

MOSCOW, Aug. 07 – Russia and Iran have agreed to discuss next month a contract for Tehran to export two percent of its annual oil production in an apparent circumvention of sanctions imposed over its nuclear drive. The controversial deal is just a tenth the size of that discussed by […]

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US companies plan $14 bln in Africa investments

August 6, 2014 2:00 am0 comments
US companies plan $14 bln in Africa investments

WASHINGTON, Aug. 06 – US companies are planning $14 billion worth of investments in Africa, a White House official said Tuesday as Washington seeks to strengthen commercial ties during the historic US-Africa Leaders Summit. With the United States seeking to counter the Chinese and European trade dominance in Africa, a […]

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