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      CDU SET TO ARGUE ECONOMIC SUCCESS IS CURE FOR SOCIAL ILLS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 18÷07 Germany‘s centre–right opposition will wage a campaign "of a kind never seen before" ahead of the general election scheduled for September, according to one of the four authors of the manifesto being unveiled in Berlin today.

Norbert R ttgen, a senior Christian >>>


      DEUTSCHE POST HEAD BACKS VAT PROPOSAL
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 18÷40 Germany‘s opposition Christian Democratic Union, the favourites to win federal elections expected in September, have won the powerful support of one of the most prominent German businessmen for an increase in value added tax to help offset the country‘s high labour costs.

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      EU CONCERN ABOUT US PROSECUTION OF KPMG
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 21÷17 The regulators have stopped short of demanding that the US government refrain from bringing criminal charges against KPMG for past tax work but they do not want to see the number of big accounting firms falling to three.

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      EUROTUNNEL RECORDS MODEST REVENUE RISE
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 0'÷11 Eurotunnel, the Channel Tunnel operator, said operating revenues rose 2 per cent in the first six months of 2005, mainly on the back of increased coach and truck transport.

The company‘s operating revenue was â/¬268m for the six months to June 30, compared with &a >>>


      FT BRIEFING÷ IRAN‘S NUCLEAR PROGRAMME
      FT, 11-07-2005
      March 18 2005 16÷4' FT.com takes a look at the background to the disagreement.

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      ITALIAN CRIME CRACKDOWN REFLECTS TERROR FEARS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 1'÷36 Over 140 people were arrested in and around Milan over the weekend as the Italian authorities stepped up both their vigilance and reviews of their counter–terrorism systems.

The majority of those detained, a government official said on Sunday, were illegal immigrants and ma >>>


      LUXEMBOURG SAYS YES IN VOTE FOR EU CONSTITUTION
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 1'÷47 Luxembourg on Sunday threw the slimmest of lifelines to the European Union‘s ailing constitution, when the tiny grand duchy voted in favour of the treaty resoundingly rejected by France and the Netherlands.

The decision keeps alive the European ambitions of Jean–Claud >>>


      LUXEMBOURG TO GO AHEAD WITH REFERENDUM
      FT, 11-07-2005
      June 20 2005 20÷03 The surprise decision by the country‘s parliamentary leaders could trigger political upheaval as prime minister Jean–Claude Juncker has threatened to quit if he loses the vote.

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      NO–VOTERS SCORE OWN GOAL AGAINST EUROPE
      FT, 11-07-2005
      June 7 2005 20÷27 Now, thanks to the No votes in France and the Netherlands, it looks like he will be spared the ordeal. When, in April 2004, he caved in to demands for a referendum, it looked like a gamble that would take Europe off the agenda in this year‘s election but potentially destroy his premiersh >>>


      PUTIN CONFIRMS GAZPROM TALKS ON SIBNEFT
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 1'÷52 But Mr Putin said the Kremlin was not pushing a deal with the oil group controlled by Roman Abramovich. His comments on Friday were the first public confirmation that the Russian gas company was attempting to buy the controlling stake in Sibneft held by the Chelsea football club owner and >>>


      REMEMBER SREBRENICA
      FT, 11-07-2005
      2005 03÷00 The 10th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the biggest mass murder in Europe since 1'45, is a grim reminder of man‘s inhumanity to man. A few hours‘ drive from the beaches of the Adriatic, an hour‘s flight from Rome, Vienna and Athens, 7,000 unarmed Bosnian Muslims were sla >>>


      SREBRENICA MARKS 10 YEARS SINCE MASSACRE
      FT, 11-07-2005
      wept over coffins of victims of the Srebrenica massacre, dug out of death pits and awaiting burial on Monday at a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of Europe‘s worst atrocity in 50 years.

Women in white headscarves displayed their grief as they touched some of the 610 green–draped coffins lined >>>


      TURKEY‘S CENTRAL BANK LEAVES RATES UNCHANGED
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 16÷45 Turkey‘s central bank signalled on Monday that the pace at which inflation has been falling for the past two years may be slowing as it left interest rates on hold, against market expectations, and cautioned on the need to continue with structural reforms.

The bank‘s deci >>>


      VNU AND IMS IN ?5.8BN MARKET INTELLIGENCE MERGER
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 08÷20 VNU of the Netherlands and IMS of the US on Monday announced a â/¬5.8bn ($7bn) merger that will bring together VNU‘s consumer, marketing and media expertise with IMS‘ reach into pharmaceuticals and healthcare.

At the same time, VNU said it would buy back up to & >>>


      VW‘S PLANT IN BRUSSELS IS AT RISK
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 22÷1' Volkswagen‘s factory in Brussels after the new head of its largest brand signalled factory closures could not be ruled out of the German carmaker‘s restructuring plan.

Wolfgang Bernhard, head of the loss–making VW brand, said in his first interview since taking >>>


      WOLFGANG MUNCHAU÷ EUROPE MUST TACKLE TERRORISM
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 1'÷53 We do not know the next target of the terrorists after Madrid and London. Maybe Rome, where prime minister Silvio Berlusconi will be facing an election next year.

Or maybe Copenhagen. The Danish government also helped US President George W. Bush in the war against Iraq. But the s >>>


      BAKU PROTESTERS DEMAND FREE VOTE
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 03÷00 Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Baku, the Azerbaijan capital, yesterday, demanding a free vote in parliamentary elections in November and raising the possibility of another velvet revolution in a former Soviet country.

Demonstrators waved orange flags in an ech >>>


      BOMB INJURES 20 IN TURKISH RESORT
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 03÷00 Twenty people were injured yesterday when a bomb exploded at a holiday resort in western Turkey. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which occurred in Cesme on the Aegean coast.

The authorities did not immediately say whether they suspected that the bomb at >>>


      CONGESTION AT CONTAINER PORTS EASES
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 03÷00 The threat of renewed congestion at northern European container ports during the peak shipping season has eased after a new facility was opened at Antwerp and operators decided to use a previously unused terminal in Amsterdam.

Industry analysts believe the main factor in alleviating >>>


      CROATIA TRIES TO ALLAY EU CONCERN OVER WAR SUSPECT
      FT, 11-07-2005
      March 2 2005 18÷35 Failure to resolve the issue could put Croatia‘s EU application on hold and stall attempts in the western Balkans to draw closer to the international community.

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      DOUBTS CAST ON TURKS‘ ACCESSION HOPES
      FT, 11-07-2005
      June 13 2005 20÷41 The EU has decided to scrap all specific references to plans to begin membership negotiations from the communiquÃ
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      FORMER ALBANIAN PRESIDENT TAINTED BY SAVINGS SCHEME SCANDAL POISED FOR BALKAN COMEBACK
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 03÷00 Sali Berisha, the former Albanian leader who was forced out of office in 1''7 when fraudulent pyramid savings schemes threatened to spark civil unrest, was yesterday poised for a political comeback that would be unprecedented even in the revolving–doors world of Balkan politics. >>>


      US AND TURKEY SEEK TO REPAIR RELATIONSHIP
      FT, 11-07-2005
      June 10 2005 17÷46 At best, analysts and diplomats said, they succeeded in starting on what is likely to be a long healing process.

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      WANTED WAR CRIMES GENERAL CLOUDS EU CROATIA TALKS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      March ' 2005 18÷31 Ante Gotovina, a retired general wanted by the United Nations‘ war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, is neither an elected leader in Croatia nor a visible public figure.

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      WHY TURKS ARE CHANGING TACK ON FOREIGN OWNERSHIP
      FT, 11-07-2005
      June 27 2005 16÷01 The Turkish word yabanci means a foreigner or stranger. It also has a more pejorative meaning, referring to someone who is not a member of the family. It is often seen on notices at, for example, private car parks, essentially as a warning to keep out.

It is instructive to bear this >>>


      FIGHTING BREAKS OUT IN EASTERN SUDAN
      FT, 11-07-2005
      June 22 2005 03÷00 Fighting has erupted between government forces and rebels in eastern Sudan, raising concerns that yet another conflict could break out in the fragile nation already blighted by civil wars in the west and south.

The latest violence, which occurred south of Port Sudan, came as insurgen >>>


      NATO–EU SPAT HITS AIRLIFT TO DARFUR
      FT, 11-07-2005
      June 8 2005 03÷00 Disagreement between Nato and the European Union has stymied arrangements for the airlift of thousands of African Union troops to Sudan‘s stricken province of Darfur, weeks before the mission is set to begin.

Last week, George W. Bush, US president, promised to support the AU ob >>>


      SUDAN CRISIS ‘WORSE DESPITE ACCORD‘
      FT, 11-07-2005
      June ' 2005 03÷00 Southern Sudan‘s humanitarian crisis is worsening in spite of the signing of apeace agreement and promises from a major donors conference and leaders of the US and UK, according to John Gareng, the former southern Sudanese rebel leader.

Not a single dollar of the $4.5bn (&og >>>


      BAUGUR CHIEF TO PUBLISH DETAILS OF HIS CHARGES
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10
2005 22÷1' Jon Asgeir Johannesson, chief executive of Icelandic investment group Baugur, will this week publish the full details of the 40 charges made against him and five associates in Iceland.

Mr Johannesson, who on Friday withdrew from a consortium preparing a £1.1bn ($1.' >>>


      BONDS FALL AS SAFE–HAVEN TRADES UNWIND
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11
2005 13÷13 Eurozone and UK government bond prices were lower on Monday as investors continued to unwind safe–haven trades made in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in London last week.

In the eurozone, robust economic data from France added to diminished expectations of an immine >>>


      BOURSES SEEN STARTING WEEK HIGHER
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 07÷38 Europe‘s bourses are seen staring the week notably higher encouraged by a strong close on Wall Street on Friday and the market‘s full recovery from the lows of Thursday.

At the end of a shortened, dramatic trading week, shares on Wall Street went out on high after good ec >>>


      BUNGE MAKES FIRST PURCHASE IN CHINA
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 04÷10 Bunge, one of the world‘s three largest grain and oilseed processors, on Monday said it had made its first purchase of a soyabean crushing and refining plant in China.

The move underscores the interest of western commodity processing companies in providing grain and oilseed pro >>>


      CRAWFORD RESIGNS FROM MORGAN STANLEY
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 13÷42 Morgan Stanley, became the latest senior executive to leave the Wall Street bank since John Mack returned as chief executive and chairman last month, following the resignation of Philip Purcell.

Mr Crawford was promoted alongside Zoe Cruz in March as part of a management shake– >>>


      DOLLAR DIPS ON PROFIT TAKING
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 12÷04 The US dollar softened in European morning trade on Monday in a move largely attributed to profit–taking.

After strong gains in recent weeks, the dollar drifted 0.4c to $1.2003 against the euro, Y0.1 to Y112.04 against the yen and 0.5c to $1.7428 against sterling.

The >>>


      DREAMWORKS CUTS FORECAST AS DVD SALES FALL
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 14÷35 DreamWorks, the company behind films such a Shrek and the recently–released Madagascar, cut its earnings forecast for the second quarter from "no profit" to a loss of 7 cents to ' cents per share. Full–year earnings are now forecast to be 80 cents to '0 cents per >>>


      EUROTUNNEL RECORDS MODEST REVENUE RISE
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 0'÷11 Eurotunnel, the Channel Tunnel operator, said operating revenues rose 2 per cent in the first six months of 2005, mainly on the back of increased coach and truck transport.

The company‘s operating revenue was â/¬268m for the six months to June 30, compared with &a >>>


      GOLDMAN SACHS PONDERS ICBC STAKE
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 22÷02 Goldman Sachs is considering buying a stake worth more than $1bn in Industrial and Commercial Bank of China ahead of a overseas listing by the country‘s largest lender set for 2007.

The move would give the US investment bank a crucial foothold in China‘s fledgeling market >>>


      JAPAN SHAKES OFF LEGACY OF LOST DECADE
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 17÷22 In 1'8' the US was shaken when Japan‘s Mitsubishi acquired 51 per cent of the iconic Rockefeller Center in New York. That deal was part of a number of high–profile acquisitions by Japanese companies that prompted scaremongers in the US Congress to warn that foreigners were >>>


      JAPANESE GROUP EYES US NUCLEAR OPERATOR
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 20÷1' Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan has expressed interest in buying Westinghouse Electric, the US nuclear plant manufacturer, from British Nuclear Fuels for about $2bn (â/¬1.67bn).

BNFL said this month that Westinghouse was not expected to complete any deal until Octo >>>


      JOHN PLENDER÷ BATTLE FOR TRUTH IN EUROPEAN ACCOUNTS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 1'÷58 Hermes and Morley take up cudgels The European Union‘s adoption of international accounting standards has not been a happy process. More trouble could be brewing as a result of the EU‘s plans to adopt the International Auditing Assurance Standards Board‘s international s >>>


      KDDI TO LAUNCH €?MOBILE WALLET‘ HANDSETS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 11÷30 KDDI will launch a new service in September that will allow subscribers to use their phones to buy goods, reserve tickets and conduct other commercial transactions, in a bid to remain competitive in Japan‘s increasingly difficult mobile phone market.

Japan‘s second larges >>>


      LONDON‘S RETAILERS COUNT THE COST OF ATTACKS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 21÷08 For Mick Jones, who runs a kiosk on Oxford Street that sells Union Jack T–shirts, Big Ben keyrings and other trinkets, business has dropped markedly since four bombs ripped through central London on Thursday morning.

"It has been very quiet," he said fingering a plast >>>


      LONDON OPENS AT FRESH 3–YEAR HIGHS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 08÷42 London shares began the week in positive territory opening at a fresh 3–year high as investors breathed a sigh of relief following a drop in crude oil prices to below $60 a barrel.

Markets were also cheered by a strong close on Wall Street on Friday due to positive data on unem >>>


      OIL PRICE FALLS AS HURRICANE DENNIS THREAT EASES
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 11÷51 Crude oil futures fell on Monday after Hurricane Dennis missed oil production platforms, petroleum refineries and oil tanker traffic in the Gulf of Mexico, easing fears about a significant disruption to US supplies.

IPE Brent for August delivery slipped $1.25 to $56.'5 a barrel i >>>


      SHOPPERS BRAVE THE HIGH STREET
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 13÷57 John Lewis, the country‘s biggest department store, said that Saturday showed a "reasonable return to normal." The rest of this article is for FT.com subscribers only Skip to remaining content Main navigation menu÷ Home World Companies By industry Aerospace & defenc >>>


      TOKYO SHARES BUOYED BY STRONG US JOB DATA
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 04÷35 Tokyo shares were broadly higher in morning trade on Monday, buoyed by investor optimism following strong US payroll data released on Friday.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 average was up 1 per cent to 11,688.21, while the broader Topix index was 0.8 per cent higher at 1,186.'1.
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      TOP BUSH ADVISER REVEALED AS PLAME SOURCE
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 23÷17 Karl Rove, President George W. Bush‘s top political adviser, was the secret source who gave a Time magazine reporter permission to testify last week, thus avoiding jail for contempt of court, Newsweek reported on Sunday.

Mr Rove has been the subject of growing speculation as tw >>>


      VNU AND IMS IN ?5.8BN MARKET DATA MERGER
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 13÷25 VNU of the Netherlands and IMS of the US on Monday announced a â/¬5.8bn ($7bn) merger that will bring together VNU‘s consumer, marketing and media expertise with IMS‘ reach into pharmaceuticals and healthcare.

At the same time, VNU said it would buy back up to & >>>


      VW‘S PLANT IN BRUSSELS IS AT RISK
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 22÷1' Volkswagen‘s factory in Brussels after the new head of its largest brand signalled factory closures could not be ruled out of the German carmaker‘s restructuring plan.

Wolfgang Bernhard, head of the loss–making VW brand, said in his first interview since taking >>>


      WOLFGANG MUNCHAU÷ EUROPE MUST TACKLE TERRORISM
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 1'÷53 We do not know the next target of the terrorists after Madrid and London. Maybe Rome, where prime minister Silvio Berlusconi will be facing an election next year.

Or maybe Copenhagen. The Danish government also helped US President George W. Bush in the war against Iraq. But the s >>>


      ‘SLEEPING‘ TERRORISTS FIND COVER IN RUN–DOWN IMMIGRANT DISTRICTS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 03÷00 If the London bombers were foreign Islamist terrorists "sleeping" within the British population, as many believe, their neighbours probably saw them as "straightforward blokes", "unassuming family men" who were "friendly but never talkative".

T >>>


      BLUNKETT APPLAUDS PENSION PLAN RESCUE
      FT, 11-07-2005
      June 14 2005 21÷20 David Blunkett has applauded the controversial decision of the Pension Protection Fund to take a stake in an ailing insurance broker but has warned that the government‘s pensions lifeboat may not be able to cope with many more such deals.

In an interview with the Financial Time >>>


      BOSNIANS MARK SREBRENICA
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 03÷00 MONDAY 11 Bosnians mark Srebrenica Bosnians mark the 10–year anniversary of the massacre at Srebrenica, the worst wartime atrocity in Europe since the second world war. Serb militants killed an estimated 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys taken from a United Nations–designated safe >>>


      ELY COMING TO MARKET WITH ?12M VALUATION
      FT, 11-07-2005
      Media & internet Property Retailing & leisure Telecoms Transport "By region" sub navigation US Europe UK UK smaller companies Asia–Pacific Middle East & Africa Americas "Markets" sub navigation Equities Currencies Capital markets Commodities Emerging markets Investor‘s notebo >>>


      INVESTIGATORS HINT AT PROMISING LEADS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 03÷00 The hunt for the bombers intensified yesterday with police hinting they could be close to evidence that might lead to a breakthrough.

One senior officer said Scotland Yard had received almost 2,000 calls on a special terrorist hotline, some anonymous tips along with identified witnes >>>


      LONDON‘S RETAILERS COUNT THE COST OF THURSDAY‘S ATTACKS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 03÷00 For Mick Jones, who runs a kiosk on Oxford Street that sells Union Jack T–shirts, Big Ben keyrings and other trinkets, business has dropped markedly since four bombs ripped through central London on Thursday morning.

"It has been very quiet," he said fingering a plast >>>


      NOTICES OF HOPE AND GRIEF POSTED AS THE WAIT GOES ON
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 03÷00 A computer–printed picture of two friends in Santa Claus costumes was peeling in the heat on the Boots shop–front at King‘s Cross station yesterday. Its message÷ "Have U seen Ciaran ... Please call ..." It was just one of a clutch of posters dotted along the >>>


      OPERATING HOURS ‘NOT BEING USED‘
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 03÷00 Almost half the operating hours in England‘s 300 day surgery units are not being used because of poor organisation, the National Health Service inspectorate, the Healthcare Commission, said yesterday.

NHS Trusts plan to use theatres for just fewer than 30 hours a week. However, >>>


      OUTRAGES FAIL TO DETER CROWDS FROM WAR‘S 60TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 03÷00 In the aftermath of the worst attack on London since the second world war, the city commemorated that conflict‘s 60th anniversary with a relaxed and almost defiantly festive summer‘s day parade.

The service at Westminster Abbey, which started the commemoration and was att >>>


      PENSION STRATEGY STARTS TO TAKE SHAPE
      FT, 11-07-2005
      May 13 2005 03÷00 The government will indicate its preferred solution to the pensions crisis next month, says David Blunkett, the work and pensions secretary.

Mr Blunkett will hold a seminar near the end of June with Adair Turner, chairman of the Pensions Commission, which, "without providing a de >>>


      PLANNED SPORTS PAPER AIMS TO CASH IN ON BETTING BOOM
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 03÷00 The biggest daily newspaper launch since The Independent was founded in 1'86 could take place next spring.

Jeremy Deedes, the former chief executive of The Daily Telegraph, is in early talks with City institutions and private investors to raise £12m for The Sportsman, a se >>>


      POLICE REVEAL ATTACKS ON BRITISH MUSLIMS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 1'÷34 Senior police officers on Sunday revealed that they had recorded several incidents of "hate crime" following the London bombings – including one that had led to "serious injury".

As one of Britain‘s leading Islamic figures insisted the London bomb >>>


      REGULATOR REBUFFS ROYAL MAIL ATTACKS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 03÷00 The postal services regulator has rebuffed Royal Mail‘s attacks on its proposed price controls, dismissing the company‘s warning it would be sent into a spiral of decline as "only to be expected".

Sarah Chambers, the chief executive of Postcomm, told a London co >>>


      THE COMMON LONDONER
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 0'÷00 Ken Livingstone had been predicting this day for nearly four years. Yet the London mayor could not have imagined that when eventually terrorists did attack the city, he would be in a Singapore hotel, 6,750 miles and seven hours‘ time difference away, celebrating an international tri >>>


      TRANSPORT SERVICE GETS BACK TO NEAR NORMAL
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 03÷00 London was expected to offer a near normal transport service as commuters returned to work today, but security services were advising people to be "extra vigilant".

Andy Trotter, deputy chief constable of the British Transport Police, said police had received more than 100 >>>


      UNION BACKS SHANGHAI‘S ROVER BID
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 20÷41 Tony Woodley, general secretary of the Transport and General Workers‘ Union, said SAIC‘s bid could be "a mini–miracle for jobs and the West Midlands".

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      VICTIMS REFLECT CAPITAL‘S CULTURAL DIVERSITY
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 18÷0' The pictures of the victims of last week‘s attacks in London tell of hundreds of individual stories of sorrow. But collectively the faces staring from newspaper pages, television screens or posters stuck to the walls near blast sites reflect one of the defining characteristics of th >>>


      WORKERS WARNED OF FURTHER SECURITY DELAYS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 03÷00 City workers can expect "high visibility" policing and the prospect of further security delays when they return to work this morning.

With many people journeying into central London for the first time since Thursday‘s terrorist attacks, the capital‘s police auth >>>


      BLAIR FIGHTS WAR OF ATTRITION AS PEERS HOLD OUT
      FT, 11-07-2005
      March 11 2005 03÷34 In a day and night of drama in Westminster, the prime minister was locked in conflict with opposition MPs and peers of all parties over his anti–terrorism bill, which "ping–ponged" between parliament‘s two chambers.

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      BLAIR REFUSES TO WATER DOWN ANTI–TERROR BILL
      FT, 11-07-2005
      Correspondent and Emmeline Ravilious Published÷ March ' 2005 0'÷15 | Last updated÷ March ' 2005 14÷30 The prime minister refused to accept the opposition‘s amendment during his weekly questions and challenged the Tory leader to support the bill as it stood. Mr Blair told pa >>>


      BOMB BLASTS KILL 11 IN BURMESE CAPITAL
      FT, 11-07-2005
      May 8 2005 21÷1' The explosions took place over a 10–minute period on Saturday afternoon, when the malls were jammed with shoppers and the convention centre was filled with visitors to the final day of a Thai trade fair.

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      BURMA DISCOURAGED FROM HEADING ASEAN
      FT, 11-07-2005
      May 5 2005 03÷00 Thailand yesterday suggested that military–ruled Burma could skip its turn to take the alphabetically rotating chairmanship of the Association of South East Asian Nations, amid concerns that Rangoon‘s leadership could diminish the stature of the bloc.

As Asean grapples to p >>>


      CHINA INCREASES JAIL TERMS FOR PIRACY
      FT, 11-07-2005
      December 21 2004 13÷4' The announcement by the Supreme People‘s Court on Tuesday followed a new round of complaints from the US and Europe in recent months over the huge financial losses they say are caused by piracy of their products in China.

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      CHINA SEEKS TO LIMIT DAMAGE FROM SURGING EXPORTS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      April 13 2005 03÷00 Even before the US Senate‘s consideration last week of across–the–board tariffs on Chinese goods, officials and scholars had been debating a policy of "managed trade" to ease swelling bilateral surpluses, especially with the US.

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      NEW NASA CHIEF FACES A TOUGH MISSION TO GET A MAN ON MARS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 03÷00 In 1'8', when President George H.W. Bush urged Nasa to build a base on the Moon and send astronauts to Mars, the plan was quickly suffocated by its $400bn estimated price. Now President George W. Bush wants his own Moon–to–Mars proposal to avoid the same fate. In a decisio >>>


      US STUDENTS ON THE MARCH FOR BUSH‘S ‘JUST WAR‘
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 18÷22 The political movement, decades in the making, has been built on the efforts of well–organised and highly motivated members of the College Republicans, young conservatives who see themselves as history‘s heirs and are unwavering supporters of Mr Bush and the cornerstone of his for >>>


      BAKIYEV WINS KYRGYZSTAN‘S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 04÷18 Kurmanbek Bakiyev on Monday won Kyrgyzstan‘s presidential election as expected, replacing Askar Akayev, who fled during the so–called Tulip Revolution in March.

Mr Bakiyev, acting president since Mr Akayev‘s fall, received 88.' per cent of the votes, according t >>>


      BEIJING TO EASE LIMITS ON FOREIGN OWNERSHIP
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 18÷24 The China Securities Regulatory Commission, the stock market regulator, said it would suspend initial public offerings for the time being to allay fears about a flood of new issues on the market.

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      BISHOPS REFUSE TO ASK MACAPAGAL TO QUIT
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 18÷2' Catholic bishops on Sunday refused to join mounting calls for the resignation of embattled Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. They instead urged the creation of a fact–finding commission or initiation of impeachment proceedings to look into corruption and vote–riggi >>>


      BLAIR PROMISES €?INTENSIVE‘ MANHUNT AFTER LONDON ATTACK
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 17÷16 Tony Blair on Monday promised "among the most vigorous and intensive" manhunts seen in Britain to catch the perpetrators of the last week‘s terrorist attacks in London.

In his first speech to parliament since Thursday‘s bombings, Mr Blair expressed MPs‘ &q >>>


      BLAIR REJECTS CALLS FOR PROBE INTO BOMBINGS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005
20÷55 Tony Blair will on Monday reject Conservative demands for a government inquiry into last week‘s London bomb attacks, insisting such a move would distract from the task of catching the perpetrators.

As police and security services on Sunday continued searching for the bomber >>>


      BOSNIA IS SHACKLED AS LONG AS WAR CRIMINALS ARE FREE
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 1'÷26 The massacre of 8,000 Bosnians in and around Srebrenica was a monstrous crime. In moral, human and political terms, it was the darkest hour of the wars in the former Yugoslavia. In fact, it stands out as the worst atrocity in Europe since the second world war.

The mass killing of >>>


      BRUSSELS AGENDA
      FT, 11-07-2005
      updated÷ July 10 2005 21÷26 It is a busy week in Brussels as the EU tries to complete a raft of work ahead of the summer break.

Officials will be putting in behind–the–scenes work to finalise legislative proposals before the last meeting of the European Commission at the end of this m >>>


      BUSH REITERATES US TERROR STRATEGY
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 16÷36 The US will continue to fight terrorists abroad while promoting democracy in the Middle East, President George W. Bush said on Monday.

Reiterating his policy at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, Mr Bush called last week‘s bombings in London "an attack on the civilised >>>


      CANDIDATES VIE FOR TOP OECD POST
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 18÷23 Poland, Mexico and South Korea have nominated high–profile candidates for the post of secretary–general of the Organisation for Economic Co–operation and Development, but more contenders could emerge this week from Japan, the US and France.

The successful candidate, >>>


      CASH INJECTION INTO GAZA NO EASY FIX
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 21÷46 Gazans used to be promised that, if peace ever broke out, their 370 sq km strip of the Mediterranean coast would become the "new Singapore".

After the optimism of the 1''0s dissolved in the violence and recession of the past five years, expectations are more modest, >>>


      CHINA‘S TRADE SURPLUS GROWS FIVEFOLD IN JUNE
      FT, 11-07-2005
      China‘s trade surplus for June swelled five–fold from a year earlier as exports grew much faster than imports, offering more ammunition for foreign critics who argue that Beijing should let the yuan rise in value.

The June surplus grew to $'.68 billion, exceeding forecasts of $8.0 billion and t >>>


      CHINA ACCUSED OF TRYING TO DISCREDIT OILFIELD INVESTORS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 17÷21 Chinese officials from Shaanxi province are trying to discredit the case of a group of oilfield investors who claim their property was unjustly seized by the state, according to a US human rights group.

New York–based Human Rights in China said officials from the northern Chine >>>


      CHINA BLAMED FOR CYBER SABOTAGE IN S KOREA
      FT, 11-07-2005
      May 3 2005 21÷22 Chinese hackers have been blamed for a wave of attacks on South Korean government computer systems, the latest in a series of internet security breaches involving China.

The US, Taiwan and the Dalai Lama are among other victims of suspected Chinese cyber sabotage over recent years.
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      COMPANIES FAIL TO DENT PENSION DEFICITS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 22÷06 Britain‘s largest companies made little or no dent in their pension scheme deficits last year, in spite of a rise in equity markets and increased company contributions, according to research from RBC Capital Markets Open Market Forum.

Contributions by companies in the FTSE 100 >>>


      DEUTSCHE POST HEAD BACKS VAT PROPOSAL
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 18÷40 Germany‘s opposition Christian Democratic Union, the favourites to win federal elections expected in September, have won the powerful support of one of the most prominent German businessmen for an increase in value added tax to help offset the country‘s high labour costs.

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      EU CONCERN ABOUT US PROSECUTION OF KPMG
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 21÷17 The regulators have stopped short of demanding that the US government refrain from bringing criminal charges against KPMG for past tax work but they do not want to see the number of big accounting firms falling to three.

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      FEARS OVER STORM SEASON AS HURRICANE HITS FLORIDA
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 22÷41 A powerful hurricane hit Florida‘s Gulf of Mexico coastline on Sunday, forcing the evacuation of thousands and prompting concern in the insurance industry that this year‘s storm season could be especially rough.

Forecasters said Hurricane Dennis, with sustained winds of u >>>


      FITCH DOWNGRADES OUTLOOK ON PHILIPPINE CREDIT
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 06÷21 Fitch said Monday it has revised its outlook on Philippine credit ratings from stable to negative on rising concerns over the extended political crisis surrounding President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

The ratings agency said it was worried the crisis would hamper Mrs Macapagal‘s >>>


      GARANG INAUGURATED AS SUDAN VICE–PRESIDENT
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 20÷08 John Garang, a former rebel leader, was sworn in as Sudan‘s vice–president over the weekend, marking a significant move forward for a peace process that ended a 21–year civil war in Africa‘s largest nation.

The swearing–in ceremony on Saturday, which als >>>


      HOPE AND GENEROSITY CAN TRIUMPH OVER HATE
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 1'÷53 The Gleneagles G8 summit last week raised the trajectory of global ambition to end extreme poverty.

By combining the world‘s technological prowess with the long–standing promise of the rich countries to devote 0.7 per cent of national income to official development as >>>


      INDIA OPENS ITS DOORS TO THE WEST‘S SUPERMARKETS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 1'÷53 When Manmohan Singh, India‘s prime minister, pays a visit to President George W. Bush in Washington next Monday, he would do well to stop off at a nearby Wal–Mart.

That is what could soon start to supplant the riotous urban Indian street market if his reformis >>>


      INVESTIGATORS HINT AT PROMISING LEADS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 11 2005 08÷22 The hunt for the bombers intensified yesterday with police hinting they could be close to evidence that might lead to a breakthrough.

One senior officer said Scotland Yard had received almost 2,000 calls on a special terrorist hotline, some anonymous tips along with identified witnes >>>


      ITALIAN CRIME CRACKDOWN REFLECTS TERROR FEARS
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 1'÷36 Over 140 people were arrested in and around Milan over the weekend as the Italian authorities stepped up both their vigilance and reviews of their counter–terrorism systems.

The majority of those detained, a government official said on Sunday, were illegal immigrants and ma >>>


      LULA ALLY QUITS AS CLAIMS ON GRAFT MOUNT
      FT, 11-07-2005
      July 10 2005 23÷06 A deepening political crisis threatens to undermine the government of President Luiz In ácio Lula da Silva after the head of his Workers‘ party (PT) resigned at the weekend amid mounting corruption allegations.

Jos é Genoino, one of the party‘s founders, res >>>



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