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China raises bank reserve requirements

Apr 18, 2011
China's central bank raised the amount of money banks must hold in reserve for the fourth time this year to help control inflation.
Posted In: China
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Tokyo nuclear plant operator must compensate victims

Apr 15, 2011
The Japanese government has ordered TEPCO, the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, to pay $12,000 compensation to each of the 50,000 households near the facility.
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Protests, concerns at first BP shareholders meeting since gulf spill

Apr 14, 2011
Street demonstrations outside BP's annual shareholder meeting in London are protesting about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. But inside the meeting, investors are focusing on Russia -- and BP's future there.
Posted In: Oil
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Emerging economies meet, agree to rely less on U.S. dollar

Apr 14, 2011
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa concluded their one-day summit in China today. The so-called 'BRICS' countries are calling for changes to the global financial syste.
Posted In: China
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Shipping delays save car production, until now

Apr 13, 2011
The auto industry has staved off production stoppages thanks in part to lengthy shipping times for Japanese parts. But now, the shipments that left Japan before the tsunami have all been unloaded, and automakers face potential shutdowns.
Posted In: Auto
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Fukushima disaster on par with Chernobyl

Apr 12, 2011
The Japanese government has raised its assessment of the ongoing crisis at its Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to the highest severity rating.
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Report urges shift in global development

Apr 11, 2011
A World Bank report out today recommends a shift in how developed countries give to developing countries. The report encourages countries to focus on building stable government and institutions.
Posted In: Banks
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Stalled car production expected to pick up

Apr 8, 2011
The BBC's Rachel Harvey reports from Tokyo on a return to production for Toyota and Nissan, following factory shutdowns after the tsunami and earthquake in Japan.
Posted In: Auto
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Gaddafi's oil revolution

Apr 7, 2011
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has had an eventful career. But one aspect of his life has largely been forgotten in the West.
Posted In: Oil
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Europe minds the U.S. government shutdown

Apr 7, 2011
The BBC's Rebecca Singer explains why economists and investors are watching the U.S. budget situation closely.

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