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2009-03-13 12:30:09

Switzerland said Friday it would alter its international banking policies to align itself with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Although Swiss Finance Minister Hans-Rudolf Merz said Switzerland was not laying to rest Swiss banking secrecy, the government, he said, was ready to begin negotiations on revising double taxation agreements. While the move faces internal opposition in Switzerland, the country faced international pressure and possible sanctions for its...

2009-03-02 10:40:26

The European Union has said no to a proposal by Hungary to assemble a $240 billion bailout for Eastern European countries. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a sweeping bailout proposal wasn't appropriate, The Washington Post reported Monday. Saying that the situation is the same for all Central and Eastern European states "¦ I don't see that, Merkel said after a summit meeting Sunday in Brussels. You cannot compare Slovenia or Slovakia with Hungary, she said. Hungarian Prime...

2008-12-09 04:24:00

LONDON, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the accession to the European Union (EU) in 2004, nearly $2.5 billion dollars (estimated until 2009, including investments in Romania and Bulgaria after joining the EU in 2007) have been invested on the EU-accession states' eastern external borders. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) The latest Frost & Sullivan analysis on Border Security Market Assessment - EU-Accession States (http://www.aerospace.frost.com), estimates...

2008-11-20 13:29:28

Danish people are generally the European Union's happiest and most satisfied, while Bulgarians, the bloc's newest members, are the least, an EU survey found. Danes ranked their general life satisfaction at 8.5 out of 10, while Bulgarians ranked themselves at 5. The average for EU citizens was 7, the Quality of Life poll conducted for the the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, an EU agency often known as or Eurofound. The survey, which covers all 27 EU...

2008-11-03 15:00:14

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/626f85/ireland_food_and_d) has announced the addition of the "Ireland Food and Drink Report Q4 2008" report to their offering. The Ireland Food Drink Report provides independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Ireland's food and drink industry. The relatively straightforward access to the large UK market to some extent mitigates the limitations of Ireland's relatively small domestic population. However, firms...

2008-10-15 18:00:18

AFRICAN QUEEN MINES LTD. (TSX-V: AQ) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that effective at the opening on Thursday, October 16, 2008, its Common Shares will commence trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "AQ." The Company presently has 34,465,292 Common Shares outstanding. The Company's Common Shares were distributed to the former shareholders of Pan African Mining Corp. in connection with its acquisition by Asia Thai Mining Co., Ltd. on June 27, 2008. The Company is an...

2008-10-15 09:00:47

Homewatch CareGivers, the largest and most experienced international franchise provider of full-service, in-home care for people of all ages, has opened its newest international location in Panama City, Panama, making it the sixth worldwide location for the company, announced Leann Reynolds, president, Homewatch CareGivers (www.homewatchcaregivers.com). The new office is owned by Luis Osborne and Gabriela Gonzales, who together also own and operate Homewatch CareGivers in Costa Rica,...

2008-10-14 06:00:33

Text of report by Botswana newspaper Mmegi on 13 October [Report by Monkagedi Gaotlhobogwe: "Khama off to fast-track projects in Namibia"] President Ian Khama is jetting off to Namibia today to fast track the construction of a Botswana harbour facility at Walvis Bay. Reliable sources in government told Monitor that the two presidents will unlock the logjam that has dogged negotiations for the lease of land for the construction of the facility. The project was first mooted under former...

2008-10-01 06:00:35

To: TRAVEL EDITORS Contact: Vanessa Welter, +1-414-247-3803, vwelter@bvk.com, or Holly Werblow, +1-414-247-3809, hwerblow@bvk.com, both of BVK Public Relations for DR Ministry of Tourism DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 1962, the Dominican Republic (DR) has led the Caribbean in preserving sensitive inland and coastal eco-systems through partnerships with leaders like the Nature Conservancy, the United Nations, the Smithsonian and more to establish powerful environmental...

2008-09-05 09:00:32

Slovak, Portuguese presidents talk on cooperation in renewable resources PRAGUE, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Slovak and Portuguese presidents, Ivan Gasparovic and Anibal Cavaco Silva, discussed possible cooperation of the two countries in renewable resources in Bratislava, Slovakia, the Czech news agency CTK reported on Thursday. Silva, who is on a two-day visit to Slovakia, is accompanied by representatives of Portuguese companies specializing in using the energy from wind and moving water,...