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      SWISSCOM SIGNS CUSTOMER SERVICES DEAL WITH VANCO
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      TURKCELL SAYS IT IS STILL IN THE PICTURE FOR IRAN MOBILE PHONE CONTRACT
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      TURKEY‘S OIL IMPORT BILL ON THE RISE
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      TURKEY STILL HAS THE HIGHEST INFLATION AMONG OECD COUNTRIES
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      ‘NEIGHBOR‘ EXHIBITION AT GALLERY APEL
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      A NICE AND QUIET LIFE IN PEKSIMET VILLAGE
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      FASHION DESIGNER ATÝL KUTOÐLU ROCKS NY WITH
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      HOCA ALI R&#305;ZA RETROSPECTIVE OPENS AT DOLMABAHÇE
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      IZMIR FAIR OFFERS CRAFTSMEN EXPOSURE, CHANCE AT SURVIVAL
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      JERRY LEWIS HONORED AT EMMY CREATIVE ARTS AWARDS
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      LIVE 8 DVDS DUE OUT IN NOVEMBER
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      PHOTOGRAPHER FINDS NO BOOKS ON CARPETS, STARTS WRITING HIS OWN
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      TODAY IN HISTORY
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      TURKEY‘S GNP GROWTH SLOWS TO 3.4 PERCENT IN Q2
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      TURKISH PIANIST SHARES US '/11 GRIEF
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      IRAQI ARMY SEEKS TO CONTROL TAL AFAR, 200 DEAD
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      ISRAEL PULLS OUT OF GAZA, PALESTINIANS RUSH IN
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      JAPAN PM VOWS TO PRESS REFORM AFTER BIG ELECTION WIN
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      NEWSLINE
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      NORWEGIANS VOTE IN CLIFFHANGER ELECTION
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      OPHELIA LOOMS OFF US EAST COAST
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      PALESTINIAN KILLED AMID MAYHEM
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      PALESTINIANS REJOICE AS ISRAEL QUITS GAZA
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      REPORT: IRAQI PRESIDENT CRITICIZES RUSSIA POLICY ON IRAQ
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      RIOTS SUBSIDE IN BELFAST AFTER TWO DAYS OF VIOLENCE
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      SPANISH REPORT HINTS AT ETA TRUCE
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      US–LED TROOPS TIGHTEN GRIP ON TAL AFAR
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      US SEEKS NOT TO FOCUS ON N.KOREA CIVILIAN ATOM PLAN
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      BERMUDA CRAFTS A CHARM OFFENSIVE
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 When the Tyco scandal rocked corporate America in 2002, Dennis Kozlowski, the company‘s former chief executive – since convicted of grand larceny

– was not the only one getting hot under the collar. The financial community in Bermuda was also fretting.

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      EXPLORING CANADA‘S BIG ATTRACTIONS
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 I dreamed you paid your dues in Canada". Most of us know the song, and most of us have also dreamed of Canada, just like Van Morrison. Of skiing Banff. Of resettling in Vancouver. After all, who can resist a country with a park called "Writing on Stone"? Besides, attaining Canadi >>>


      FORD JOBS ‘TO BE CUT‘ IN UNION DEAL
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 Ford Motor and the Canadian Auto Workers union have tentatively agreed on a new three–year labour contract, including what the union describes as "significant" job losses.

CAW president Buzz Hargrove announced the settlement yesterday in Toronto, but said details would >>>


      FOX ALLY FALLS BEHIND IN MEXICO PARTY‘S ELECTIONS
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 Santiago Creel‘s aspirations to represent Mexico‘s ruling National Action party (PAN) in presidential elections next year were upset on Sunday, when Felipe Calderon comfortably won the first round of the party‘s internal elections to select its candidate.

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      MEXICAN PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS JOCKEY FOR PARTY NOMINATION
      FT, 13-09-2005
      August 3 2005 20:44 There are five candidates vying to become the presidential candidate of the PRI, which ran the country for seven decades until its defeat by President Vicente Fox in 2000. But polls suggest that the race is between Enrique Jackson, the PRI‘s leader in the Senate, and Arturo Montiel, governor >>>


      MEXICO‘S PRI FACES A BITTER BATTLE OVER LEADERSHIP
      FT, 13-09-2005
      August 30 2005 1':2' The party, which ruled Mexico for 71 years before the victory of Vicente Fox, the president, in 2000, still has more members of Congress and more state governors than any other, and the rupture could possibly affect its chances of regaining the presidency next year.

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      WTO OPENS HEARING TO PUBLIC
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 For the first time in its 10–year history the World Trade Organisation yesterday opened dispute proceedings to public view, in a case brought by the EU to try to secure the lifting of $125m (òÂì100m, ã70m) in sanctions imposed by the US and Canada in retaliatio >>>


      YEN RISE CONTRASTS WITH EURO DIP
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 Election fever dominated the currency market yesterday, with the yen rising in the wake of a landslide victory for Junichiro Koizumi, prime minister.

However, the euro lost ground as Germany‘s centre–right coalition slipped in polls prior of parliamentary elections next Sun >>>


      CHINA RULED BY PRAGMATISM IN CHOOSING THE LATEST MODEL
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 Fan Xiaobo, a 32–year–old designer from Shanghai, says the only time he regretted buying a Japanese car was when he drove his Toyota to an anti–Japanese demonstration in April.

"When they saw my car, the crowd started throwing things and charging me," he say >>>


      EU COULD SEEK FRUIT EXEMPTION
      FT, 13-09-2005
      May 25 2005 03:00 The European Union will probably seek exemptions for fruit and vegetables from cuts in farm tariffs under the current Doha round of trade talks, Peter Mandelson, trade commissioner, said yesterday.

Mr Mandelson‘s comment, made to the European parliament, was one of the opening bids in >>>


      GUY DE JONQUIERES: WHY SEOUL IS IN A LATHER
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 12 2005 21:25 But if the world is warming to Korea, the embrace is not reciprocated.

Far from brimming with self–confidence, the national mood is prickly, defensive and inward–looking. Its butt is not the world‘s last hardline communist state, whose heavily armed border lies just 5 >>>


      KOIZUMI SEEKS TO PRESS ADVANTAGE WITH POSTAL BILLS
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 Junichiro Koizumi, Japan‘s prime minister, yesterday sought to press home his advantage after a massive election victory on Sunday, saying he wanted topush postal privatisation through parliament within two weeks.

Party officials said the Liberal Democratic party, which now has a >>>


      MACAPAGAL SEEKS TO REBUILD GLOBAL CONFIDENCE AFTER DOMESTIC CRISIS
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo yesterday set out to rebuild inter–national confidence in her presidency after surviving a bruising opposition attempt to impeach her.

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      MOTIVATION OF THE APATHETIC YOUNG PAYS DIVIDEND IN POLL
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 Hiroaki Sato, a slender 2' year–old, spent his weeks in the run–up to Sunday‘s Japanese election visiting some of Tokyo‘s hippest beauty salons at around 11pm, an hour when most sombre–suited salarymen are making their way home to the suburbs in jam–packe >>>


      NO ONE CAN AFFORD A NEW BANANA DRAMA
      FT, 13-09-2005
      April 20 2004 05:00 Remember the European Union–US banana dispute and trade war a few years back? Most people think it was resolved in 2001. Alarmingly, it looks as though another big battle is looming.

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      OIL PRICE VOLATILITY IS ‘BIGGEST PROBLEM‘
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 2 2005 1':12 Dow Chemical, the biggest industrial user of energy in the US, warned that volatility of oil and natural gas prices in the wake of the hurricane has become a bigger problem for business than absolute costs or short–term supply constraints.

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      UNEASE IN AUSTRALIA OVER TERROR THREAT
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 Australia is at "great risk" of an al–Qaeda attack but a terrorist atrocity is not inevitable, Alexander Downer, the country‘s foreign minister, said yesterday.

Speaking during a visit to London, Mr Downer acknowledged that Australia was home to dozens of people w >>>


      EU ORDERS CUT IN DEALING COSTS
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 12 2005 21:50 Charlie McCreevy, the European Union internal market commissioner, will on Tuesday threaten to take action against Europe‘s financial services industry if it fails to slash the costs of cross–border trading in securities within six months.

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      FORMER SHELL BOSS WATTS LOSES CASE AGAINST FSA
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 15:31 The judgement by the Financial Services and Markets Tribunal, which concerned an FSA penalty notice against the company itself, came as Sir Philip faces a separate investigation into his own conduct and vowed to keep fighting to clear his name.

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      FRIENDS PROVIDENT PROFITS LIFTED BY ACQUISITIONS
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 10:24 Friends Provident, on Tuesday continued to benefit from expanding its presence beyond the UK as the life assurer reported a jump in interim profits.

Keith Satchell, chief executive, pointed to the recent acquisitions as the reason for the group‘s success: "Overall, the group >>>


      HOCHTIEF ABANDONS BID FOR INDIAN AIRPORTS
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 17:15 Hochtief, the German construction group, and its Indian partners on Tuesday night abandoned a bid to acquire India‘s main airports, the second withdrawal by an international consortia from the privatisation this week.

On Monday, Singapore‘s Changi Airport told its Indian pa >>>


      LABOUR HEADS FOR VICTORY IN NORWAY
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 00:18 Norway‘s centre–left opposition was on Monday night heading towards a victory in a closely contested general election.

Labour party leader Jens Stoltenberg, who has promised increased spending on social welfare thanks to the country‘s soaring oil revenues, was expecte >>>


      LONDON BOMB SUSPECT EXTRADITION APPROVED
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 13:15 Italy‘s highest appeals court on Tuesday upheld the extradition to the UK of Hamdi Issac, the Ethiopian–born Briton who is suspected of involvement in an attempted attack on July 21 on London‘s transport system.

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      NEW MERCEDES BOSS SETS HIS SIGHTS ON US
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 12 2005 22:22 Dieter Zetsche, who will assume the top post at parent company DaimlerChrysler in January, said he had set an objective of reaching number one in the widely–watched JD Power survey of customer satisfaction, and that cars had to be designed to appeal to American tastes.

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      OBSERVER – EUROPE
      FT, 13-09-2005
      12 2005 21:36 Shell looks north again Royal Dutch Shell has gone Nordic again to fill its top communications job. Björn Edlund, from the Swiss–Swedish engineering group ABB, will become vice president for media and communications on October 1.

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      PORSCHE AND VW TO JOIN FORCES ON HYBRID ENGINE
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 12 2005 21:23 Volkswagen, Europe‘s largest carmaker, and its Audi luxury division are to co–operate with Porsche on developing petrol–electric hybrid engines, starting with their stable of sports utility vehicles.

The partnership, which it is hoped will develop hybrid engines for t >>>


      PORSCHE EXTENDS DOLLAR HEDGE
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 17:55 Porsche, the German luxury carmaker, has taken advantage of the weaker euro in recent months to ensure it is fully hedged against the US dollar until July 200'.

The world‘s most profitable carmaker, which on Tuesday unveiled a further rise in revenues, said it had paid a doub >>>


      PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS BUY HERTZ FOR $15BN
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 12 2005 23:27 The acquisition, by Clayton Dubilier & Rice, Carlyle, and the buy–out unit of Merrill Lynch, came after several weeks of negotiations with Ford, the carmaker that has owned all of Hertz since 2001 and is selling the unit as part of its revitalisation plan.

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      REBUFF FOR EU IN BANANA DISPUTE
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 A group of Latin American producers rejected the European Union‘s latest proposal to end a long–standing dispute over import rules for bananas. Brussels presented a new import tariff of òÂì187 ($230, ã105) per tonne, down from an initial proposal of &ogra >>>


      RUMSFELD CALLS FOR MORE FLEXIBILITY FROM NATO TROOPS
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 17:44 Donald Rumsfeld, US defence secretary, said he willl step up pressure on European Nato nations to broaden their militaries‘ rules of engagement as the alliance prepares to deploy troops into Afghanistan‘s violent southern provinces.

Mr Rumsfeld said it had become "enorm >>>


      TELE2 CONFIRMS ?1.34BN VERSATEL OFFER
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 18:36 Tele2, the Swedish telecommunications group, on Tuesday confirmed its €2.20–a–share cash offer for Versatel, the Dutch phone and data company, and said that it was confident the €1.34bn ($1.64bn) bid would succeed, despite opposition from minority shareholders.

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      US AND EU REGULATORS DISCUSS TRANSATLANTIC FRAMEWORK
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 17:33 US and European regulators on Wednesday meet in Brussels to try to progress towards the creation of a more coherent regulatory framework for transatlantic financial services.

Representatives from the US Treasury, Federal Reserve and the Securities and Exchange Commission will consider >>>


      VIVENDI CONFIRMS TURNROUND WITH RAISED FORECAST
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 0':02 Vivendi Universal, the French media group, said it would exceed its 2005 earnings targets after beating expectations for its interim profits as growth in its games and mobile phone businesses were enhanced by a sharp reduction in interest charges.

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      ASK THE EXPERT: THE CHOICE FOR GERMANY
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 12 2005 16:26 The choice being put before Germans in the approaching elections has been characterised as between the radical change proposed by Angela Merkel and the continuity of Chancellor Schroder. Bertrand Benoit, the FT‘s bureau chief in Germany, will answer questions on the elections and the impl >>>


      DEALING COSTS MUST BE CUT, SAYS BRUSSELS
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 × McCreevy ultimatum on cross–border settlement Charlie McCreevy, theEuropean Union internal marketcommissioner, will today threaten to take action against Europe‘s financial services industry if it fails to slash the costs of cross– border trading in securities within s >>>


      FRENCH PM URGED TO CONSIDER HIGH–TECH TAX BREAKS
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 Venture capitalists who control òÂì7bn of assets have written to Dominique de Villepin, French prime minister, calling on his government to grant tax breaks for investments in small high–tech companies in this year‘s finance bill.

The French government i >>>


      GERMANY‘S SPD MAKES NEW GAINS IN OPINION POLLS
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 Germany‘s election race tightened further yesterday as Gerhard Schröder‘s Social Democrats pulled closer to the opposition Christian Democrats in a new opinion poll, increasing the likelihood of a "grand coalition" after Sunday‘s election.

The SPD sc >>>


      LABOUR SET TO CLINCH VICTORY IN NORWAY
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 Norway‘s centre–left opposition was last night set to clinch victory in a closely contested general election.

Labour party leader Jens Stoltenberg, who has promised increased spending on social welfare thanks to the country‘s soaring oil revenues, was expected today t >>>


      LEGACY OF 1'80 COUP STILL REVERBERATES THROUGHOUT TURKEY
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 Turkey faces formidablehurdles in its efforts to join the European Union, from growing opposition abroad to internal divisions andhistorical baggage.

One of the biggest challenges is to confront thelegacy of the coup 25 years ago that did much to shape the way the country is now percei >>>


      MERKEL SCORES POINTS PLAYING THE GENDER CARD
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 When Angela Merkel told a women‘s business conference in Berlin this week that her bid to be chancellor comes despite "being from two minorities

– being east German and being a woman", the opposition Christian Democrat leader was departing from her usual script.>>>


      NOT SO EASY TO FOLLOW WHERE THATCHER LED
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 While Angela Merkel may be poised to join a small pantheon of women who have led European – and world – governments, the fate of her predecessors shows that breaking the gender barrier does not ensure permanent political equality among the sexes.

Margaret Thatcher, the firs >>>


      OPTIMISM HIGH AS POLAND REGAINS INVESTMENT LUSTRE
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 Poland is regaining its reputation as the most attractive location for foreign investors in central Europe, after being trumped for several years by more aggressive rivals such as Slovakia.

In the last month Poland beat the Czech Republic to win a òÂì430m ($528m, & >>>


      PENTAGON URGED TO DELAY TROOP REPATRIATION
      FT, 13-09-2005
      May 10 2005 00:07 The Overseas Basing Commission concluded that the Pentagon should delay bringing the troops back to the US until it had consulted other government agencies to determine how restructuring bases overseas would be integrated with other national security activities.

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      REBUFF FOR EU IN BANANA DISPUTE
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 A group of Latin American producers yesterday rejected the European Union‘s latest proposal to end a long–standing dispute over import rules for bananas.

Brussels presented a new import tariff of òÂì187 ($230, ã105) per tonne, down from an initia >>>


      UN SUMMIT FACES FIASCO AMID THREAT TO REFORMS
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 Tomorrow‘s summit of world leaders teetered on the brink of fiasco yesterday as substantive reforms promoting human rights and overhauling the UN‘s top management risked being killed off by a group of developing countries fearful of western intervention.

Diplomats said Russ >>>


      CHANCE TO BREAK FREE FROM CYCLE OF DEBT
      FT, 13-09-2005
      June 30 2005 20:24 The agreement wipes out more than $40bn in debt but, since the loans were heavily subsidised, it generates only about $1bn per year in new money.

This is equivalent to just over 1 per cent of global aid flows ‫ nice but hardly enough to dent world poverty. Awkwardly, the deal >>>


      DIAMOND BILL THREATENS TO UNDERMINE DE BEERS‘ GLOBAL SUPREMACY
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September ' 2005 03:00 South Africa‘s parliament is fast–tracking a law that would give more opportunities to its own cutters and polishers – a sector dominated by Israel and India, reports John Reed A diamonds bill before South Africa‘s parliament promises to transform the way De Beers doe >>>


      EVANGELISTS WIN BIG BUCKS IN AFRICA‘S RISING TIDE OF RELIGIOUS FERVOUR
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 Religion touches almost every facet of life in Africa and Christianity is enjoying growth on the continent like few other places in the world.

"There‘s nothing really to compare with the growth of Christianity in Africa. As far as we know it‘s a fairly unique phenomeno >>>


      LAHOUD MUST GO FOR LEBANON TO PROGRESS
      FT, 13-09-2005
      June 7 2005 20:2' Voting in Beirut on May 2' led to the full 1'–member list of Saad Hariri, the son of Rafiq Hariri, the former prime minister assassinated on February 14, winning with little contest. Last Sunday it was the turn of the south.

Here also, the list of 23 candidates brought toge >>>


      MURDER IN BEIRUT
      FT, 13-09-2005
      03:00 Syrian and Lebanese intelligence services, a single chain of command still intact in spite of Syria‘s troop withdrawal from Lebanon six weeks ago, appear to have struck again last Thursday with the car–bomb murder in Beirut of Samir Kassir, a columnist on the leading Lebanese opposition daily, An Naha >>>


      NEXT STEP IS STATEHOOD, SAYS ABBAS
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, yesterday said the next step after the Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip was to establish a Palestinian state.

At an evacuated Jewish settlement from which the last Israeli soldiers left early yesterday, he said: "What is >>>


      PALESTINIANS SAVOUR THEIR POSSESSION OF GAZA
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 Palestinians roamed through the ruins of Neve Dekalim and a score of other former Jewish settlements yesterday, expressing a mixture of euphoria and bewilderment at the sight of areas of their territory that a few hours before had been out of reach.

Cars clogged the coastal highway as >>>


      US PATIENCE WITH SYRIA ‘RUNNING OUT‘
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 03:00 The Bush administration yesterday warned Syria that its patience was "running out" because of its alleged support for Iraqi insurgents, while a UN investigation into the assassination of Lebanon‘s former prime minister extended its probe to Damascus.

Zalmay Khalilzad, U >>>


      WOLFOWITZ PRESSES RIGHT BUTTONS IN AFRICA
      FT, 13-09-2005
      June 17 2005 1':4' Believe the rhetoric and the world‘s poorest continent may have a new, unlikely ally a man more commonly associated with US neo–conservatism and the Iraq war than the plight of impoverished Africans.

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      €?AFRICA NEEDS MORE FINANCIAL AID LIKE AN ALCOHOLIC NEEDS A STIFF WHISKY‘
      FT, 13-09-2005
      July 5 2005 21:05 1. Encourage ideas. The high cost of books in Africa is a tax on ideas.

Yet we live in a knowledge–driven world. So our first suggestion is: encourage publishers in rich countries to allow African publishers to print a limited run of their books. Provided the authors forgo royalties and >>>


      ABU DHABI WITHDRAWS SUPPORT FOR GULF AIR
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 18:36 Its defection from Gulf Air is a further step in the fragmentation and intensifying competition in aviation in the Middle East, where the close neighbours Dubai, Qatar and Abu Dhabi are all seeking to develop long–haul carriers, which are among the fastest growing airlines in the world.>>>


      AIRLINES BLAME OIL PRICE FOR FORECAST $7BN LOSSES
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 00:07 The global airline industry is expected to suffer losses of $7.4bn this year owing to the latest surge in oil prices in recent months.

Giovanni Bisignani, chief executive of the International Air Transport Association (Iata), said yesterday that oil was "once again robbing the ind >>>


      ANTOFAGASTA PROFITS SURGE BEATS RISING COSTS
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 08:24 Antofagasta beat rising costs and lower copper output to achieve a 78 per cent rise in pre–tax profits of $73'.5m.

The London–listed miner said it expected to benefit from strong demand for the rest of the year. With global inventory levels down to just a few days&lsquo >>>


      BOURSES LOWER AS INSURERS AND ENERGY STOCKS DIP
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 08:47 European equities were lower on Tuesday, as insurers faced downgrades from ratings agency Standard and Poor‘s, and as heavily–weighted energy stocks fell following a dip in oil prices.

In early trade the FTSE Eurofirst 300 was down 0.3 per cent to 1,206.1, while Frankfurt&l >>>


      BUY–BACK POSSIBLE DESPITE '4;€?SUBDUED‘ TRADING
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 18:24 Computacenter on Tuesday raised the possibility of a share buy–back as it revealed a 73 per cent fall in first–half profit and pointed to "subdued" trading over the summer.

The company, which specialises in computer software and services, on Tuesday reported a dro >>>


      CHINESE ALLOWED TO USE CITIBANK‘S ATMS ABROAD
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 12:35 The deal means that Chinese citizens with renminbi bank accounts will be able to withdraw funds from automatic teller machines outside China for the first time. Citibank has ATMs in most of the 50 countries around the world where it has branches.

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      COPPER EDGES LOWER AS INVENTORIES RISE
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 11:54 Copper fell on Tuesday as global inventories rose, but the metal was supported by strong demand and the rejection by workers at US mining company Asarco of an offer to end a crippling strike, now in its tenth week.

Three month copper on the London Metal Exchange fell $12 to $3,5'3 >>>


      DISNEY PLANS SECOND PARK IN HONG KONG
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 13:40 George Mitchell, Disney‘s chairman and a US senator, told a gathering of Hong Kong executives: "Eventually, the addition of an entire new theme park adjacent to the current park will transform the site into a true multiday destination resort." The rest of this article is for FT. >>>


      DMGT SEES FURTHER WEAKNESS IN ADVERTISING
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 12:30 Daily Mail and General Trust said that it expected satisfactory trading for the year as strong performances at some divisions and cost–cutting helped offset a further weakening in advertising markets at its UK newspapers.

Display advertising at the Daily Mail, DMGT‘s flagsh >>>


      DOLLAR STEADY AHEAD OF US TRADE DATA
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 11:5' The dollar was steady near two–week highs on Tuesday against the euro and Swiss franc ahead of US trade data which could focus attention again on the country‘s structural economic problems.

The dollar was supported by comments on Monday from Richard Fisher, the presiden >>>


      EUROPEAN COMMENT: CEO MAKES VIRTUE OF DELAY
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 12 2005 21:41 Allianz‘s boss Michael Diekmann is showing what can be expected from the new management class. If he manages to surmount all the obstacles to turning his Munich–based international insurer into a European Company, or Societas Europaea, and can knock together German businesses and bu >>>


      FORD AND CAW AGREE NEW LABOUR DEAL
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 12 2005 22:4' "This is not the richest agreement we‘ve bargained, but it‘s responsible bargaining", the CAW‘s president Buzz Hargrove said.

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      FRENCH CONNECTION HIT BY HIGH STREET SLOWDOWN
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 08:37 French Connection, the struggling fashion chain, dampened any hopes of a swift turnround in its fortunes as it reported first–half profit down by 68.5 per cent and reined in expectations for the full year.

But in early morning the shares were up nearly 8 per cent, or 1'p, at >>>


      HARRY POTTER WORKS HIS MAGIC AGAIN FOR BLOOMSBURY
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 0':16 Bloomsbury said record–breaking Harry Potter sales and an increased presence abroad helped push up first–half profits at the UK independent publishing house, as it remained on track for future growth.

The group‘s release of Harry Potter and the Half–Blood Pr >>>


      HEWLETT–PACKARD TO CUT '68 JOBS IN BRITAIN
      FT, 13-09-2005
      said on Tuesday it would cut '68 jobs in Britain over the next 12 months. The job cuts will be made at Hewlett–Packard‘s five British sites: Bracknell, Bristol, Glasgow, Reading and Warrington, a spokesman told Reuters, adding that it would cut 5,'00 jobs in total across its EMEA (Europe, Middle Eas >>>


      HOCHTIEF ABANDONS BID FOR INDIAN AIRPORTS
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 17:15 Hochtief, the German construction group, and its Indian partners on Tuesday night abandoned a bid to acquire India‘s main airports, the second withdrawal by an international consortia from the privatisation this week.

On Monday, Singapore‘s Changi Airport told its Indian pa >>>


      KANEBO AUDITORS ARRESTED OVER FALSE ACCOUNTS
      FT, 13-09-2005
      September 13 2005 13:32 Prosecutors also raided ChuoAoyama PricewaterhouseCoopers‘s Tokyo office on Tuesday in connection with Kanebo, the embattled household goods and cosmetics conglomerate that is in the midst of a high–profile auction process.

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