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2009-04-21 04:16:00

LONDON, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Argus has launched daily coverage of the Romanian over-the-counter wholesale power market, and expanded its coverage of the Hungarian market in response to increased trading activity. Romania Argus is publishing daily assessments for month-ahead and year-ahead power prices, as well as news and commentary on developments in the emerging Romanian market. Romania, a net exporter of electricity with a high proportion of hydroelectric generation capacity, is a...

2009-03-30 08:22:35

Domestic and international tourism spending in Canada was flat in the fourth quarter of 2008, Statistics Canada reported from Ottawa Monday. Tourism spending in Canada edged down 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008, while spending by international visitors to Canada was unchanged during the quarter, after declining in the three previous quarters, the report said. This was the first time tourism spending in Canada posted back-to-back declines since 2003, when the tourism sector was hit...

2009-03-14 15:24:16

Switzerland is bowing to international pressure, agreeing to end its policy of allowing secretive banking, officials said. The Times of London reported Saturday that the move means Switzerland will join Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Andorra, which also agreed this week to share limited information on their accounts on request from foreign governments. The newspaper said Zurich's decision to end its 300 years of banking secrecy precedes the G20 meeting, where British Prime Minister Gordon...

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,...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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