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      AN EXPLOSION...
      Kathimerin, 14-01-2008
     MARIA MAROYIANNI/ANA Policemen guard a street near Omonia Square in central Athens yesterday morning after an explosion caused a manhole cover to be catapulted into the air. Two cars and a store were damaged but there were no injuries.

The blast was likely caused by a short circuit.

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      IN BRIEF
      Kathimerin, 14-01-2008
     Christodoulos Doctors re–examine treatment as pain strikes ailing archbishop Doctors were said to be troubled yesterday by the pain felt by Archbishop Christodoulos. The head of the Church of Greece is battling liver cancer but doctors were concerned by that fact that he was in so much pain and were considering ch >>>


      MAN DEAD, TEEN GIRL CRITICAL FROM CAR FUMES
      Kathimerin, 14-01-2008
     A 16–year–old girl was being treated in a Thessaloniki hospital yesterday after being found unconscious in a parked car in nearby Kozani with a 26–year–old man who was pronounced dead.

The pair was found in the vehicle, which was parked in a garage, with the engine still running. It is s >>>


      MT PENDELI...
      Kathimerin, 14-01-2008
     THANASIS DIMOPOULOS/EUROKINISI A youngster digs a hole to plant a tree on Mt Pendeli, northern Athens, yesterday as part of a volunteer initiative to help the reforestation process in the area hit by summer fires. Around 2,000 pine saplings were planted by some 600 volunteers in an event backed by the US and British emb >>>


      ONE IN TWO PLACE SHARE OF BLAME ON KARAMANLIS
      Kathimerin, 14-01-2008
     One in two people believe that Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis bears a share of the responsibility for the Zachopoulos scandal and that the affair is of political significance, according to the results of a survey published yesterday.

The Public Issue survey, commissioned by Kathimerini, showed that 50 percent >>>


      PM’S AIDE TO REVEAL SOURCE
      Kathimerin, 14-01-2008
     Andrianos set to name journalist who gave government Zachopoulos DVD The probe into the Zachopoulos case is expected to take another turn this week, as the head of the prime minister‘s press office, Yiannis Andrianos, is due to tell magistrates who gave the government the DVD at the center of the investigation.
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      PROBE INTO TERRORISM GOES ON
      Kathimerin, 14-01-2008
     Greek authorities have told Sunday’s Kathimerini that they remain hopeful of arresting members of the Revolutionary Struggle terrorist group that fired a missile at the US Embassy in Athens just over a year ago.

The embassy reposted on Thursday a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest of the at >>>


      RIVALS DRAW; AEK BACK ON TOP
      Kathimerin, 14-01-2008
     Olympiakos and visiting crosstown archrival Panathinaikos, now second and third, respectively, in the Super League, drew 1–1 last night in an outcome that helped AEK regain top spot.

The pair meets again this Wednesday, once again at Olympiakos’s Karaiskaki Stadium, in a fifth–round cup game for a p >>>


      SMUGGLER GETS 14–YR SENTENCE
      Kathimerin, 14-01-2008
     A Swedish national has been handed a 14–year jail sentence by a court in northern Greece for human trafficking after being caught smuggling 13 illegal immigrants into the country, it was revealed yesterday.

A court in Xanthi ruled that the 44–year–old Swedish man, of Iraqi origin, was guilty o >>>


      THIS WEEK
      Kathimerin, 14-01-2008
     Monday Employment Minister Fani Palli–Petralia to meet with representatives of the General Confederation of Greek Small Businesses and Traders (GSEVEE) for talks about pension reforms.

Education Minister Evripidis Stylianidis to meet with the rectors of the University of Athens, the National Technical Uni >>>


      ANALYSE. LA PRÉFECTURE DE LA SARINE EST TRČS PRISÉE
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     FRIBOURG. Les candidatures de qualité abondent, ŕ gauche comme ŕ droite. La lecture de ce texte (3344 caract';res) est réservée ŕ nos abonnés en ligne.

S‘abonner ŕ l‘édition en ligne pour 17 CHF par mois Permet de consulter tous les articles du jo >>>


      ANTI–SARKOZYSME PRIMAIRE
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Eric Vernet, Mayens–de– Riddes (VS) Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Apr';s les années d‘anticommunisme et d‘antiaméricanisme primaires, selon les sensibilités politiques du moment, nous entrons dans une nouvelle ';re, celle de l‘«anti–sarkozysme» prima >>>


      AU CŚUR DES MARCHÉS. OUPS
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Les banques suisses justifient les taux versés sur l‘épargne La question de la semaine. Zone euro: la th';se du découplage tiendra–t–elle ses promesses?

Du nouveau dans la finance. Le «rendement absolu» gagne le 2e pilier Planification patrimoniale. Planifier >>>


      AU PREMIER PLAN. FRAYEURS FINANCIČRES
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Au premier plan. Myret Zaki Lundi 14 janvier 2008 La semaine qui s‘ouvre réserve de nouvelles sueurs froides. Au menu, les résultats du 4e trimestre des banques d‘affaires les plus touchées par la crise «subprime»: Citigroup (C) mardi, Merrill Lynch jeudi. Une certitude: novembre e >>>


      AUX DIABLERETS, UN PROJET QUI MISE SUR LE TOURISME DURABLE
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Des centaines de lits, une télécabine reliant deux domaines skiables: la société DVVM prévoit de gros investissements pour un développement harmonieux de la station vaudoise. Avec la bénédiction des autorités.

Marco Danesi Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Télédiablere >>>


      CANDIDE. POUVOIR DES LARMES
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Candide. Anna Lietti Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Hillary Clinton a pleuré lors d‘une rencontre avec les électrices dans un café de Portsmouth. Le lendemain, ŕ la barbe des sondages qui la donnaient vaincue, elle remportait les primaires dans le New Hampshire. Comment ne pas s‘émerveiller d >>>


      CE MAGISTRAT ATYPIQUE QUI CONVOITE Ŕ GENČVE LE POSTE DE PROCUREUR GÉNÉRAL
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     François Paych';re, candidat socialiste au poste de procureur général.Photo: Daniel Winteregg GENEVE. François Paych';re, président du Tribunal administratif et membre du Parti socialiste, va tenter de contrer la réélection du sortant, le radical Daniel Zappelli. Portra >>>


      CRITIQUE: CONCERT D‘ABONNEMENT DE L‘ORCHESTRE DE LA SUISSE ROMANDE. MAREK JANOWSKI DOMPTE BRUCKNER
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     CULTURE Le Temps I Culture I Article Marek Janowski dompte Bruckner Critique: concert d‘abonnement de l‘Orchestre de la Suisse romande.

Julian Sykes Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Quel effort! Applaudissements nourris, vendredi soir au Victoria Hall de Gen';ve. Marek Janowski et l‘Orchestre de >>>


      DOCTEUR CHERCHE NOUVEAUX PATIENTS
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Mod';le original 1640, série Fluo, Airwair.Photo: DR CHAUSSURES. Symbole du punk et de la rébellion dans les années 70 et 80, la Doc Martens, chaussure ŕ la cél';bre couture jaune, est réapparue derni';rement lŕ oů on l‘attendait le moins: sur les pod >>>


      DU NOUVEAU DANS LA FINANCE. LE «RENDEMENT ABSOLU» GAGNE LE 2E PILIER
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Fonds placement Marchés Economie Carri';res Immobilier Samedi culturel Disques Livres Multimédia Photos Vidéos Dessins Blogs Forums Dossiers Archives Revue de presse Newsletters Hors–séries Netvibes Flux RSS Edition PDF Edition ePaper Espace abonnés Boutique Events SMSAnnonces WebA >>>


      DÉBUT DE L‘OPEN D‘AUSTRALIE, PREMIER TOURNOI DU GRAND CHELEM 2008. ROGER FEDERER, TOUTE–PUISSANCE DÉSINCARNÉE
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Roger Federer, tr';s décontracté lors de sa conférence de presse de dimanche.Photo: Keystone TENNIS. Frappé par un virus, le Bâlois entame l‘Open d‘Australie avec des fragilités inédites. La place de No1 mondial, notamment, est en jeu.

Christian Despont, Me >>>


      EPARGNANTS MODESTES, CES MAL–AIMÉS DES BANQUES SUISSES
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Au premier plan. Frayeurs financi';res Au cśur des marchés. Oups Les banques suisses justifient les taux versés sur l‘épargne La question de la semaine. Zone euro: la th';se du découplage tiendra–t–elle ses promesses?

Du nouveau dans la finance. Le &laq >>>


      FACE AUX SERBES, L‘OFFENSIVE FONCIČRE DES ALBANAIS DU KOSOVO
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     KOSOVO. A quelques semaines de l‘indépendance annoncée de la province, les enclaves serbes du territoire sont sillonnées par des acheteurs albanais.

L‘épuration fonci';re va bon train. Richard Werly, envoyé spécial ŕ Gracanica (Kosovo) Lundi 14 janvier 2008 >>>


      FACE Ŕ UNE «OPPORTUNITÉ UNIQUE», LE PRD ENTAME UNE SEMAINE DÉCISIVE
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     STRATEGIE. Le Parti radical n‘est que la troisi';me force parlementaire, mais s‘octroie le «leadership» au Conseil fédéral. Doit–il défendre la responsabilité gouvernementale ou lancer l‘offensive électorale?

Ron Hochuli, Berne Lundi 14 janvie >>>


      FINANCES JURASSIENNES: LES RÉFORMES PORTENT LEURS FRUITS
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Fonds placement Marchés Economie Carri';res Immobilier Samedi culturel Disques Livres Multimédia Photos Vidéos Dessins Blogs Forums Dossiers Archives Revue de presse Newsletters Hors–séries Netvibes Flux RSS Edition PDF Edition ePaper Espace abonnés Boutique Events SMSAnnonces WebA >>>


      GARDE ARMÉE: LE NOUVEAU CHEF DE L‘ARMÉE RASSURE
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Le nouveau chef de l´armée, Roland Nef.Photo: DR POLEMIQUE. Il n‘y aura pas de garde avec arme chargée dans les villages, affirme Roland Nef.

Le Temps, avec ATS Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Le ministre de la Défense, Samuel Schmid, défend le principe d‘une garde armée. De son >>>


      GRANDS CHANTIERS SUR LES SOMMETS
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Les chantiers se multiplient dans les Alpes. Les Diablerets, 10 janvier 2008.Photo: ©veroniquebotteron.com • Immobilier, remontées mécaniques: les projets se bousculent dans les stations valaisannes et vaudoises. L‘espoir d‘un renouveau?

Catherine Cossy Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Un hôtel >>>


      KIOSQUE. SOYEZ PRĘTS Ŕ LANCER VOTRE FILET EN CHINE!
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Kiosque. Emmanuel Garessus Lundi 14 janvier 2008 A bull in China. Jim Rogers. 220 pages WileyJim Rogers transforme tout ce qu‘il touche en or. Apr';s avoir géré un hedge fund avec maestria, il prend sa retraite ŕ 37 ans. Il entreprend ensuite un tour du monde en voiture et en fait un best&nd >>>


      L‘ANALYSE. DERRIČRE LA CONTROVERSE DE LA NANO
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     L‘analyse. Jean–Claude Péclet Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Un lecteur est «sidéré» par le commentaire du Temps considérant que la petite voiture ŕ 2500 dollars du constructeur indien Tata représente un progr';s technologique et peut–ętre męme un exem >>>


      L‘AVIS DE L‘EXPERT. QUELLES MESURES POUR UN NOUVEAU CYCLE D‘INVESTISSEMENTS?
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     PREVISIONS. Quatre domaines d‘action pour 2008. Graziano Lusenti, Expert diplômé en assurances de pension, Strategic Investment Adviser, Lusenti Partners LLC, Nyon, g.lusenti@lusenti–partners.ch Lundi 14 janvier 2008 L‘année 2007 restera comme un pi';tre cru dans les annales des >>>


      L‘ÉPARGNE RAPPORTE PEU EN SUISSE. FAUT–IL LA PLACER Ŕ L‘ÉTRANGER?
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     UNE Le Temps I Article L‘épargne rapporte peu en Suisse. Faut–il la placer ŕ l‘étranger?

INTERETS. La réumunération de l‘épargne, en Suisse, est désormais rongée par l‘inflation.

Le Temps Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Avec une inflation qui >>>


      LA CRISE DU «SUBPRIME», REFLET DE LA DÉCENNIE PERDUE DU JAPON?
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     CRISE FINANCIERE. Selon Richard Koo, économiste de Nomura, les fantômes de la crise bancaire connue au Japon en 1''0 hantent les probl';mes actuels du syst';me financier occidental.

Pierre–Alexandre Sallier Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Quelle ironie... Les éléments de >>>


      LA MORT DU DAKAR
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     André Buhler, Cologny (GE) Lundi 14 janvier 2008 [...] Il faut espérer que l‘annulation de l‘édition 2008 du rallye Paris–Dakar mette un point final ŕ ce grand raout arrogant et au gaspillage de sommes astronomiques. Certains défenseurs du Dakar vous diront que la manne distrib >>>


      LA QUESTION DE LA SEMAINE. ZONE EURO: LA THČSE DU DÉCOUPLAGE TIENDRA–T–ELLE SES PROMESSES?
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     L‘économie européenne ralentira ŕ 1,8%, selon Credit Suisse, mais évitera largement une récession. Les actions gagneront 5%. Adrian Zuercher: L‘Europe sera soutenue par les pays émergents.

Myret Zaki Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Le Temps: Craignez–vous que le ralentissem >>>


      LA VIE DES AUTRES
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Stéphane Bonvin Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Les Français, quand ils ne fument plus, ils grattent moins. Depuis l‘interdiction de fumer dans les lieux publics, les buralistes vendent 10 ŕ 30% de moins de jeux de hasard. Ce sont surtout les loteries ŕ gratter ou les tirages rapides qui baissent. « >>>


      LE CYNISME AIGUISÉ DE «SWEENEY TODD»
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     COMEDIE MUSICALE. Alain Perroux met en sc';ne l‘śuvre phare de Stephen Sondheim avec l‘Opéra de Poche, ŕ Gen';ve. Un tr';s joli spectacle, traduit et chanté en français, conçu avec peu de moyens et de jeunes comédiens–chanteurs.

Julian >>>


      LE «STADTBLATT», LE PARI D‘UNE FEUILLE DE GAUCHE DEVENUE UN DOMINICAL GRATUIT
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     MEDIAS. Pour pouvoir envisager un avenir, l‘hebdomadaire de Winterthour se déplace dans les boîtes aux lettres. Une aventure qui en dit long sur les turbulences du marché des médias.

Sylvie Arsever Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Pour une histoire tortueuse, c‘est une histoire tortueuse. N >>>


      LES BANQUES SUISSES JUSTIFIENT LES TAUX VERSÉS SUR L‘ÉPARGNE
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     La question de la semaine. Zone euro: la th';se du découplage tiendra–t–elle ses promesses?

Du nouveau dans la finance. Le «rendement absolu» gagne le 2e pilier Planification patrimoniale. Planifier son patrimoine se mue en une discipline de haut vol L‘avis de l‘ >>>


      LES CADRES DE SADDAM HUSSEIN POURRONT REPRENDRE DU SERVICE
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     IRAK. Le parlement de Bagdad a voté une loi qui corrige partiellement une faute américaine majeure: la «débaassification».

Alain Campiotti Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Rentrer? Chez les Irakiens de Damas, la réponse ŕ cette interrogation varie selon les quartiers. Les chiites et le >>>


      LES CONSTRUCTEURS AMÉRICAINS VEULENT Y CROIRE
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     AUTOMOBILE. GM, Ford et Chrysler perdent des parts de marché. La situation peut s‘améliorer.

Stéphane Lauer, Le Monde Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Detroit (Michigan) retient son souffle. Alors que le Salon de l‘auto débutait ce dimanche 13 janvier, le berceau des «Big Three» >>>


      LES DESSOUS D‘UNE PHOTO OFFICIELLE
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     La photo officielle du nouveau Conseil fédéral fascine ou irrite, elle pose en tout cas toute sorte de questions.Photo: Büttner&DevŹ';nes / Pixsil Décryptage du «making of» de la photographie 2008 du Conseil fédéral, qui s‘est déjŕ attiré le >>>


      LES RENDEZ–VOUS DE LA SEMAINE
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Le Temps Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Lundi 14 Votation fiscale fédérale – Le chef du Département fédéral des finances, Hans–Rudolf Merz, lance officiellement sa campagne en faveur de la réforme de l‘imposition des entreprises, principal objet de la votation du 24 février.>>>


      LES TUTEURS VAUDOIS, OTAGES DES MŚURS D‘UNE AUTRE ÉPOQUE
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     VAUD. Les oppositions des tuteurs désignés d‘office se multiplient. Le conseiller d‘Etat Philippe Leuba reconnaît le probl';me, mais ne veut pas encore réformer le droit de tutelle vaudois.

La lecture de ce texte (5722 caract';res) est réservée ŕ no >>>


      MALGRÉ LE RAPPORT DES SERVICES AMÉRICAINS, BUSH INSISTE SUR LA MENACE IRANIENNE
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     A Abu Dhabi, George Bush, en tournée dans le golfe Persique, a rencontré Cheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al–Nahyan, président des Emirats arabes unis.Photo: Keystone DIPLOMATIE. En tournée dans le Golfe, le président américain s‘en prend vivement aux dirigeants de Téhéran, ap >>>


      MERCURE SUR LE POINT DE LIVRER SES SECRETS
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     ESPACE. La plan';te la plus proche du Soleil était restée trente–trois ans sans visite d‘une sonde spatiale.

Olivier Dessibourg Lundi 14 janvier 2008 C‘est la plan';te des superlatifs: la plus centrale du syst';me solaire, la plus petite, la plus véloce a >>>


      MICHEL ANTONIAZZA: «CETTE ANNÉE, LE NOMBRE D‘OISEAUX EST EN DIMINUTION EN SUISSE»
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     REGIONS Le Temps I Article «Cette année, le nombre d‘oiseaux est en diminution en Suisse» Questions ŕ Michel Antoniazza.

François Mauron Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Comme chaque année ŕ la mi–janvier, les ornithologues de Suisse ont participé ce week–end au >>>


      MILLER OU CUCHE, LEQUEL «DESCENDRA» L‘AUTRE?
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     SKI ALPIN. Comme l‘an dernier, l‘Américain a remporté, hier, l‘épreuve reine du Lauberhorn devant le Neuchâtelois. Décryptage d‘une rivalité.

Isabelle Musy, Wengen Lundi 14 janvier 2008 On attendait ce choc de titans. Miller ou Cuche? Depuis quelques jours, >>>


      PAS DES CHAUFFARDS
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Fred Gysler, Chéserex (VD) Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Vous vous ętes permis de critiquer d‘une façon outranci';re la merveilleuse et difficile aventure du Dakar (LTdu 3 janvier). C‘est ne rien connaître au sport automobile de haut niveau ni ŕ cette aventure africaine ŕ laquel >>>


      PASSAGE Ŕ TABAC DU PROCUREUR GÉNÉRAL
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Pierre de Preux, avocat, ancien bâtonnier, Gen';ve Lundi 14 janvier 2008 En distribuant, comme il vient de le faire, de mauvais points autour de lui – les procureurs et les juges ont, par vocation, le compliment plutôt rare – Bernard Bertossa semble donner la mesure de sa rigueur et de son >>>


      PETIT DÉJEUNER AVEC BENEDIKT WEIBEL. L‘EURO 2008, POUR SORTIR DU TRAIN–TRAIN QUOTIDIEN
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     L‘ancien patron des CFF met son expérience au service de l‘événement en qualité de délégué du Conseil fédéral. L‘aventure paraît passionner un homme qui admet avoir traversé des périodes pénibles.

Simon Meier, Berne Lundi 14 janv >>>


      PLANIFICATION PATRIMONIALE. PLANIFIER SON PATRIMOINE SE MUE EN UNE DISCIPLINE DE HAUT VOL
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Planification patrimoniale. J.–F. Fontanet, Responsable de l‘analyse et de la planification patrimoniale, Pictet & Cie Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Planifier l‘évolution d‘un patrimoine requiert des processus d‘analyse, d‘optimisation et de prévisions d‘entrées et de >>>


      PČRES ET FILS OU L‘ART DE PASSER LE POUVOIR DANS LES PAYS ARABES
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Shlomo Ben–Ami, ancien ministre israélien des Affaires étrang';res×, commente l‘évolution des pays arabes vers la succession dynastique qui, selon lui, n‘a pas que de mauvais côtés.

Shlomo Ben–Ami, Actuellement vice–président du Centre in >>>


      PÉDOPHILE ARRĘTÉ APRČS PLUS DE 300 AGRESSIONS
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     MŚURS. En Norv';ge, la traque durait depuis des années. Son fr';re, policier, a participé ŕ l‘enquęte.

Antoine Jacob, Riga Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Depuis de nombreuses années, la police norvégienne espérait arręter Lommemannen, «l‘homm >>>


      QUOI DE NEUF. LE ZEE, GÉLULE CONCEPTUELLE
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Quoi de neuf. Albertine Bourget Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Un nouveau «médicament» vient de faire son apparition sur le marché helvétique.

Mais ŕ y regarder de plus pr';s, le Zee, d$';ment emballé dans sa boîte, est une drôle de gélule. D‘abord >>>


      STRATÉGIES POUR PRODUITS STRUCTURÉS EN CAS DE CORRECTION DE COURS
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     PLACEMENTS. Les incertitudes des marchés incitent l‘investisseur ŕ se montrer curieux.

Maria Sala, Goldman Sachs Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Sur le marché immobilier américain et les marchés du crédit, les probl';mes ne sont pas réglés. Les communiqués diffus >>>


      SUNRISE LANCE L‘IDÉE DE SCINDER SWISSCOM EN DEUX
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     TELECOMS. L‘opérateur propose ŕ Swisscom de créer une nouvelle société chargée du réseau.

Anouch Seydtaghia Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Sunrise tente le tout pour le tout pour reprendre des parts de marché ŕ Swisscom (SCMN.VX). L‘opérateur alternatif n&lsq >>>


      TIM ROGERS: «LA RUSSIE SERA UN DES MEILLEURS MARCHÉS ÉMERGENTSDE 2008»
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Fiche signalétique FINANCE Le Temps I Finance I Article «La Russie sera un des meilleurs marchés émergentsde 2008» Questions ŕ Tim Rogers.

Jean–Pascal Baechler, Gérant du MC Russian Market Fund Lundi 14 janvier 2008 «J‘ai repris la gestion du fonds en 1' >>>


      UN RÔLE NOUVEAU POUR LES COLLECTIVITÉS PUBLIQUES
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Marco Danesi Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Philippe Pichard, municipal d‘Ormont–Dessus, salue l‘investissement privé.

«Les collectivités publiques ne peuvent pas tout faire». Par le passé, elles ont montré qu‘elles n‘arrivaient pas ŕ maîtriser co&# >>>


      UNE VISION D‘ENSEMBLE POUR LE SALUT DES ALPES
      Le Temps, 14-01-2008
     Yelmarc Roulet Lundi 14 janvier 2008 Plus jamais ça! avait–on juré au sujet de certaines réalisations immobili';res dans les Alpes.

C‘était le temps oů l‘écrivain Maurice Chappaz dénonçait les maquereaux des cimes et leurs constructions effré >>>


      ABU DHABI TO SET UP WORLD’S GREENEST CITY
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Arab News ABU DHABI, 14 January 2008 — The WWF and Masdar, The Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, yesterday launched a «Sustainability Action Plan» to deliver the world’s greenest city — Masdar City.

Masdar City will be the world’s first zero–carbon, zero–waste, car–free city, aiming >>>


      CORPORATE NEWS
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Arab News ITC TO TRAIN SAUDIS FOR JOB The Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), which is licensed by the Communications and Information Technology Commission, recently signed an agreement with the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) to train 80 Saudis to give them jobs. The agreement was signed by Waleed M. Al–Abd >>>


      GULF AIR, BOEING IN $6BN DEAL FOR 24 DREAMLINERS
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Walid Mazi, Arab News MANAMA, 14 January 2008 — Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air and US planemaker Boeing Co. have signed a $6 billion agreement for the delivery of 24 Dreamliner aircraft to begin in 2016.

«Gulf Air has signed with Boeing a firm order for 16 Boeing 787 aircraft and taken the right to p >>>


      HIGH STEEL PRICES DASH HOPES OF NEW HOMEOWNERS
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Arab News MAKKAH, 14 January 2008 — Prices of rebar (a steel reinforcing rod used in concrete) are expected to increase by SR300 by tomorrow, which, according to market observers, would hinder the real estate projects in the Kingdom especially for houses belonging to middle–income people.

Many real estate >>>


      KINGDOM, EU NEAR ACCORD IN DRIVE AGAINST FAKE PRODUCTS
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Sarah Shaban, Arab News The original Chios mastic gum product, right, with a hologram printed on its side, shown in contrast with an imitation product. (AN photo)

CHIOS ISLAND, Greece, 14 January 2008 — Saudi Arabia and the European Union are holding talks on protecting their products in both markets, according >>>


      KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY ENLIGHTENS DELEGATES
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Roger Harrison, Arab News JEDDAH, 14 January 2008 — Presentations done, Day 2 of the first Arab Knowledge Economy conference saw delegates divided into interests groups and brainstorming ideas in various workshops. Highly focused groups, led by acknowledged experts, formulated, discussed and criticized options for the i >>>


      PAKISTAN: WHERE WILL THE BUCK STOP?
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Muhammad Aftab, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 14 January 2008 — With an economic downturn on the horizon, the question now is where, and when, will the buck stop for Pakistani business?

A number of indicators show that the downturn may not go away in the short to medium term. In fact it is projected to dig its heel furt >>>


      SAUDI–FRENCH TIES SCALE NEW HEIGHTS
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Dr. John Sfakianakis Formal relations between Saudi Arabia and France date back to the mid–1'20s. Indeed, France had maintained a consulate in Jeddah since 1841, prior to becoming one of the first countries to recognize King Abdul Aziz’s government in 1'26. Ties between the two nations strengthened during >>>


      THOSE WHO OWN CAPITAL, CALL THE SHOTS
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Mushtak Parker, Arab News LONDON, 14 January 2008 — Those who own and control capital, call the shots. This was the adage that formed the backbone, albeit very often with the comfort and security of gunboat diplomacy, of British, American and European imperialism in the halcyon days of the 1'th and 20th centuries.>>>


      UNICORN ACQUIRES 80 PERCENT EQUITY STAKE IN US FIRM
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Mahmood Rafique, Arab News MANAMA, 14 January 2008 — Bahrain–based Unicorn Investment Bank announced the acquisition of an 80 percent equity stake in Victron, Inc., a provider of high–mix, complex electronics manufacturing services based in Fremont, California.

Victron is a leading provider of elect >>>


      US RECESSION: WORLD SWITCHING GEARS
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Dr Mohamed A. Ramady Finally, it is official. The long awaited telltale signs that the US has entered into a recession has come about. It might not have been the straw that broke the camel’s back, but the latest US unemployment data seemed to have concentrated minds, especially those at the Federal Reserve. The implicat >>>


      VISION, WILLPOWER ESSENTIAL IN FOSTERING KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Samir Al–Saadi & K.S. Ramkumar, Arab News JEDDAH, 14 January 2008 — Experts who participated in the two–day forum on knowledge economy here that ended yesterday recognized the existence of positive trends in Saudi Arabia, saying that «all you need is to promote knowledge economy in a sustained mann >>>


      DELAYING PAYMENT OF DEBT FOR A LONG TIME
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q.1. Someone lends a friend a sum of money, but the debtor takes a long time to repay it. Every now and then the debtor assures the lender that he has not forgotten, but nevertheless he fails to repay his debt. What should the lender do to make sure that he gets his money back?

Q.2. A fri >>>


      INFINITE AND ACCURATE KNOWLEDGE OF EVERYTHING
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful All praise is due to God, to whom belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth; and to Him will be due all praise in the life to come. He is truly wise, All Aware. He knows all that goes into the earth and all that comes out of it; al >>>


      SEEING THE HOLY PROPHET IN DREAM
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News We all see dreams during sleep. Some of us see many, and their dreams are vivid and colorful. When they wake up they are able to recount their dreams in full. Other people dream little and they are likely to forget their dreams the moment they wake up. There is no particular significance in either >>>


      THE PROPHET’S REWARD FOR DELIVERING MESSAGE
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News Q. The Prophet (peace be upon him) is quoted as saying that no one attains to true faith unless he loves God and His Messenger more than anyone else, including himself and his children. Does this contradict the Qur’anic instruction to the Prophet to make clear that he asks no reward from people fo >>>


      THE PROPHET AS A MAN: PROMISES CERTAIN TO BE FULFILLED
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Adil Salahi, Arab News In the sixth year after the Prophet (peace be upon him) had settled in Madinah he went with 1,400 of his companions to perform Umrah at the Kaaba in Makkah. A year before that, the Muslims scored a great victory against the allied forces of the Arab idolaters and the Jews who declared their aim to >>>


      WHERE PRAISE IS DUE
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Commentary by Sayyid Qutb In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful All praise is due to God, to whom belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth; and to Him will be due all praise in the life to come. He is truly wise, All–Aware. He knows all that goes into the earth and all that comes out of >>>


      ‘AT KAUST, WE HAVE A DREAM TO FULFILL’
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Dr. Shih Choon Fong, First President of KAUST Dr. Shih Choon Fong was named on Saturday as the first president of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

JEDDAH, 14 January 2008 — I am humbled and privileged to accept the first presidency of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology >>>


      10 ASIANS ARRESTED FOR DEALING IN PORN MOVIES
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Wael Abdullah, Arab News JEDDAH, 14 January 2008 — Police and members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice recently arrested a gang of 10 Asian nationals, including one woman, involved in the production and sale of pornographic movies. Col. Mesfir Al–Juaid, spokesman for Jeddah Poli >>>


      JEDDAH COURT REOPENS CASE OF ABU KAB
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Wael Abdullah, Arab News JEDDAH, 14 January 2008 — The Jeddah Court has reopened the case of Faisal Al–Otaibi (Abu Kab), the joy rider who was convicted of killing three children in his car as he was performing a driving stunt. The Jeddah Court, which had handed the death sentence to the accused in its earlier ver >>>


      KAUST’S FIRST PRESIDENT HAS IMPRESSIVE CREDENTIALS
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH, 14 January 2008 — Dr. Shih Choon Fong, who was named on Saturday as the first president of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), was selected from among 110 candidates. In his 11 years at the National University of Singapore (NUS) — the last eight as president — Shih has played a >>>


      MEDICINE PRICES SET TO RISE
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Galal Fakkar, Arab News JEDDAH, 14 January 2008 — The price of imported medicines in the Kingdom will this year see a 20 to 30 percent rise due to the appreciation of the currencies of countries from which medicines are imported.

Several types of medicines are already selling at increased prices. The antibiotic >>>


      MIST AND DRIZZLE PARALYZE TRAFFIC IN RIYADH
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Mohammed Rasooldeen, Arab News Misty weather causes traffic to slow down in Riyadh on Sunday. (AN photo by Abdullah Ateeq)

RIYADH, 14 January 2008 — Mist and drizzle, coupled with severe cold of 6 degrees Celsius, paralyzed the flow of traffic in the streets of Riyadh yesterday afternoon, while high–rise >>>


      RUDD PRESENTS PRIZES TO CLIMATE COMPETITION WINNERS
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Roger Harrison, Arab News JEDDAH, 14 January 2008 — Winners of the Climate Awards competition were honored at a ceremony in the British Council offices in Jeddah on Saturday.

British Consul General Kate Rudd presented prizes to the winners of three categories in the competition: Best photograph, best original a >>>


      SARAH HEARING POSTPONED
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Arab News CAIRO, 14 January 2008 — A Cairo court has postponed to Jan. 26 the hearing of a 27–year–old Saudi woman, who has been accused of the manslaughter of two men in a car accident and injuring two other people, Al–Madinah newspaper reported yesterday.

Kasr Al–Nile Court has postpon >>>


      SARKOZY IN KINGDOM TO BOOST TIES
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Raid Qusti, Arab News Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah is all smiles as he welcomes French President Nocolas Sarkozy at King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh on Sunday. (Reuters)

RIYADH — On his first trip to the region since taking office in May, French President Nicolas Sarkozy flew into >>>


      SCT PLANS HERITAGE HOTELS TO LURE TOURISTS
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     P.K. Abdul Ghafour, Arab News JEDDAH, 14 January 2008 — The Supreme Commission for Tourism (SCT) plans to carry out a number of vital tourism projects this year in order to meet the growing demand from tourists visiting Saudi resorts. The projects include building a series of heritage hotels in order to operate heritage >>>


      ZAMZAM PUMPING TEMPORARILY HALTED
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Arab News JEDDAH, 14 January 2008 — Pumping of water from Zamzam well inside the Grand Mosque in Makkah will be stopped for two weeks in order to conduct studies by the Saudi Geological Survey. But the measure will not affect Zamzam water supply in the two holy mosques, an official statement said.

«We hav >>>


      IAEA ANNOUNCES NEW NUCLEAR ACCORD WITH IRAN
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Reuters VIENNA, 14 January 2008 — The UN atomic watchdog said yesterday that it had agreed with Iran a four–week deadline to clear up all remaining issues regarding Tehran’s disputed nuclear activities.

However, Vienna–based diplomats expressed skepticism that Iran would really come clean about its >>>


      IRAQ SHIITES, SUNNIS SIGN ‘UNITY’ PACT
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Agence France Presse BAGHDAD, 14 January 2008 — Parliamentary blocs representing Sunnis, Shiites and independents yesterday signed on to a common platform stressing the need for Iraqi national unity and central control over oil reserves. The blocs, should they come together as is expected in a new political alliance, wo >>>


      ISRAEL TO GET ‘SMARTER’ AMERICAN BOMBS
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Dan Williams, Reuters JERUSALEM, 14 January 2008 — The United States has agreed in principle to provide Israel with better «smart bombs» than those it plans to sell to Gulf states under a regional defense package, senior Israeli security sources said yesterday.

The Bush administration last year prop >>>


      KIDNAPPERS FREE SINGER
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Azhar Masood, Arab News ISLAMABAD, 14 January 2008 — Kidnappers yesterday freed pop singer Ali Zafar after his family reportedly paid a ransom of 2.5 million rupees ($40,400).

Ali Zafar was kidnapped on the night of Jan. 6 while shopping for CDs in Lahore’s Defense Housing Society. His captors later called the >>>


      PALESTINIAN BODY TO CALL FOR EARLY ELECTIONS
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     Mohammed Mar’i, Arab News RAMALLAH, West Bank, 14 January 2008 — As the Central Council of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) was scheduled to meet last evening to discuss dismissing the Hamas–dominated Parliament and call for early elections, signs of tension between the Palestinian Authority (PA) and >>>


      UAE A MODEL MUSLIM STATE, SAYS BUSH
      Arab News, 14-01-2008
     K.T. Abdurabb, Arab News ABU DHABI, 14 January 2008 — The United Arab Emirates has shown the world a model Muslim state that is tolerant toward its people and other faiths, said US President George W. Bush in his speech at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

Upon his arrival, Bush was greeted in l >>>


      ‘PULP FICTION‘ SCREENWRITER ARRESTED
      Washington Post, 14-01-2008
     VENTURA, Calif. –– Oscar–winning screenwriter Roger Avary was arrested Sunday on suspicion of manslaughter and driving under the influence after a Ventura County car crash that killed a man and injured Avary‘s wife, authorities said.

Avary, 42, was the driver in the single–car coll >>>


      2ND BODY FOUND IN ALA. SEARCH FOR 4 KIDS
      Washington Post, 14-01-2008
     MOBILE, Ala. –– The body of a 3–year–old boy was recovered Sunday in the search for four children allegedly thrown from a coastal bridge by their father, authorities said.

The body was found near shore, a day after a duck hunter found the body of the boy‘s infant brother about five >>>


      AT LEAST 2 DEAD IN MONTANA AVALANCHE
      Washington Post, 14-01-2008
     WHITEFISH, Mont. –– A huge avalanche at Whitefish Mountain Resort killed two backcountry skiers and searchers combed the slide area for other possible victims.

Emergency responders were alerted to the avalanche on Fiberglass Hill around noon Sunday, and more than 100 search and rescue people were qu >>>


      BUSH CONGRATULATES GEORGIAN PRESIDENT ON VOTE WIN
      Washington Post, 14-01-2008
     ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – President George W. Bush on Monday congratulated Georgian leader Mikhail Saakashvili for winning a presidential election that the opposition has said was rigged.

Saakashvili, a U.S. ally, won the January 5 presidential election in his small Caucasus state with more than ha >>>


      BUSH IN SAUDI TO COURT ALLY ON MIDEAST PEACE
      Washington Post, 14-01-2008
     ':43 AM RIYADH (Reuters) – President George W. Bush arrived on his first trip to Saudi Arabia on Monday, hoping to convince the Arab powerbroker to lend support to Israeli–Palestinian peacemaking and help contain Iran.

Nearing the final stages of his most extensive Middle East tour, Bush flew fr >>>


      BUSH TO REAFFIRM STRONG TIES WITH SAUDI ARABIA
      Washington Post, 14-01-2008
     ABU DHABI (Reuters) – President George W. Bush heads to Saudi Arabia on Monday to encourage active support for Israeli–Palestinian peacemaking by the Arab powerbroker and seek help in maintaining American pressure on Iran.

Bush will spend two nights in the Islamic kingdom, having already visited Kuw >>>



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