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      EURONEXT Q1 OPERATING PROFIT FALLS, KEEPS OUTLOOK
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 BUSINESS REPORT All News» » Inmarsat unveils $2 billion IPO » German April retail sales much weaker than expected » Euronext Q1 operating profit falls, keeps outlook » YUKOS impact to hit Russia for some time, says finance minister » Eurozone manufacturing shri >>>


      EUROZONE MANUFACTURING SHRINKS AGAIN, GLOOM DEEPENS
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 BUSINESS REPORT All News» » Inmarsat unveils $2 billion IPO » German April retail sales much weaker than expected » Euronext Q1 operating profit falls, keeps outlook » YUKOS impact to hit Russia for some time, says finance minister » Eurozone manufacturing shri >>>


      EXPORTS UP 21 PERCENT IN MAY
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 BUSINESS REPORT All News» » Inmarsat unveils $2 billion IPO » German April retail sales much weaker than expected » Euronext Q1 operating profit falls, keeps outlook » YUKOS impact to hit Russia for some time, says finance minister » Eurozone manufacturing shri >>>


      FINANCELINE
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 BUSINESS REPORT All News» » Inmarsat unveils $2 billion IPO » German April retail sales much weaker than expected » Euronext Q1 operating profit falls, keeps outlook » YUKOS impact to hit Russia for some time, says finance minister » Eurozone manufacturing shri >>>


      FORMER BANK OWNER SENTENCED TO 27 YEARS
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 BUSINESS REPORT All News» » Inmarsat unveils $2 billion IPO » German April retail sales much weaker than expected » Euronext Q1 operating profit falls, keeps outlook » YUKOS impact to hit Russia for some time, says finance minister » Eurozone manufacturing shri >>>


      FORMER SÜMERBANK OWNER GETS 27–YEAR SENTENCE
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 BUSINESS REPORT All News» » Inmarsat unveils $2 billion IPO » German April retail sales much weaker than expected » Euronext Q1 operating profit falls, keeps outlook » YUKOS impact to hit Russia for some time, says finance minister » Eurozone manufacturing shri >>>


      GERMAN APRIL RETAIL SALES MUCH WEAKER THAN EXPECTED
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 BUSINESS REPORT All News» » Inmarsat unveils $2 billion IPO » German April retail sales much weaker than expected » Euronext Q1 operating profit falls, keeps outlook » YUKOS impact to hit Russia for some time, says finance minister » Eurozone manufacturing shri >>>


      INMARSAT UNVEILS $2 BILLION IPO
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 BUSINESS REPORT All News» » Inmarsat unveils $2 billion IPO » German April retail sales much weaker than expected » Euronext Q1 operating profit falls, keeps outlook » YUKOS impact to hit Russia for some time, says finance minister » Eurozone manufacturing shri >>>


      LUXURY TOWERS AT THE HEART OF BUSINESS IN ISTANBUL
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 BUSINESS REPORT All News» » Inmarsat unveils $2 billion IPO » German April retail sales much weaker than expected » Euronext Q1 operating profit falls, keeps outlook » YUKOS impact to hit Russia for some time, says finance minister » Eurozone manufacturing shri >>>


      REPORT÷ FLIGHT BY TURKISH AIRLINE DELAYED IN NETHERLANDS
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 BUSINESS REPORT All News» » Inmarsat unveils $2 billion IPO » German April retail sales much weaker than expected » Euronext Q1 operating profit falls, keeps outlook » YUKOS impact to hit Russia for some time, says finance minister » Eurozone manufacturing shri >>>


      TAV ACQUIRES CONTROLLING STAKE IN GROUND HANDLER
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 BUSINESS REPORT All News» » Inmarsat unveils $2 billion IPO » German April retail sales much weaker than expected » Euronext Q1 operating profit falls, keeps outlook » YUKOS impact to hit Russia for some time, says finance minister » Eurozone manufacturing shri >>>


      TURKEY DRAFTS BILL TO CLARIFY PRIVATIZATION PROCEDURE
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 BUSINESS REPORT All News» » Inmarsat unveils $2 billion IPO » German April retail sales much weaker than expected » Euronext Q1 operating profit falls, keeps outlook » YUKOS impact to hit Russia for some time, says finance minister » Eurozone manufacturing shri >>>


      TURKISH DEFENSE FIRMS EYEING PAKISTAN FOR INVESTMENT
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 BUSINESS REPORT All News» » Inmarsat unveils $2 billion IPO » German April retail sales much weaker than expected » Euronext Q1 operating profit falls, keeps outlook » YUKOS impact to hit Russia for some time, says finance minister » Eurozone manufacturing shri >>>


      YUKOS IMPACT TO HIT RUSSIA FOR SOME TIME, SAYS FINANCE MINISTER
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 BUSINESS REPORT All News» » Inmarsat unveils $2 billion IPO » German April retail sales much weaker than expected » Euronext Q1 operating profit falls, keeps outlook » YUKOS impact to hit Russia for some time, says finance minister » Eurozone manufacturing shri >>>


      BIRD PARADISE A HAVEN FOR FINE–FEATHERED FRIENDS
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 FEATURE All News» » Bird Paradise a haven for fine–feathered friends » Turks rank Istanbul as favorite city » Tourism ‘wind‘ turns the mills » The hottest sun ever » Fazýl Hüsnü Daðlarca wins Vehbi Koç Award A natur >>>


      FAZÝL HÜSNÜ DAÐLARCA WINS VEHBI KOÇ AWARD
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 FEATURE All News» » Bird Paradise a haven for fine–feathered friends » Turks rank Istanbul as favorite city » Tourism ‘wind‘ turns the mills » The hottest sun ever » Fazýl Hüsnü Daðlarca wins Vehbi Koç Award Literat >>>


      JAPANESE CULTURE WEEK OPENS
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 FEATURE All News» » Bird Paradise a haven for fine–feathered friends » Turks rank Istanbul as favorite city » Tourism ‘wind‘ turns the mills » The hottest sun ever » Fazýl Hüsnü Daðlarca wins Vehbi Koç Award ANKARA >>>


      NEWSLINE
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 FEATURE All News» » Bird Paradise a haven for fine–feathered friends » Turks rank Istanbul as favorite city » Tourism ‘wind‘ turns the mills » The hottest sun ever » Fazýl Hüsnü Daðlarca wins Vehbi Koç Award

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      THE HOTTEST SUN EVER
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 FEATURE All News» » Bird Paradise a haven for fine–feathered friends » Turks rank Istanbul as favorite city » Tourism ‘wind‘ turns the mills » The hottest sun ever » Fazýl Hüsnü Daðlarca wins Vehbi Koç Award Hot tim >>>


      TOURISM ‘WIND‘ TURNS THE MILLS
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 FEATURE All News» » Bird Paradise a haven for fine–feathered friends » Turks rank Istanbul as favorite city » Tourism ‘wind‘ turns the mills » The hottest sun ever » Fazýl Hüsnü Daðlarca wins Vehbi Koç Award ANKARA >>>


      TURKS RANK ISTANBUL AS FAVORITE CITY
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 FEATURE All News» » Bird Paradise a haven for fine–feathered friends » Turks rank Istanbul as favorite city » Tourism ‘wind‘ turns the mills » The hottest sun ever » Fazýl Hüsnü Daðlarca wins Vehbi Koç Award For sar >>>


      ÇAÐA LAW AWARD 2004 GOES TO RESEARCH ASSISTANT
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 FEATURE All News» » Bird Paradise a haven for fine–feathered friends » Turks rank Istanbul as favorite city » Tourism ‘wind‘ turns the mills » The hottest sun ever » Fazýl Hüsnü Daðlarca wins Vehbi Koç Award ANKARA >>>


      DOCTORS SEPARATE LEGS OF ‘MERMAID‘ BABY
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 FOREIGN All News» » Killings inflame ethnic tension in Kirkuk » Explosion rocks checkpoint to Baghdad airport » Rival groups fight at Kyrgyz high court » Suicide bomber kills 1' in Afghan mosque » Doctors separate legs of ‘mermaid‘ baby » >>>


      DUTCH SET TO DELIVER CHARTER FRESH ‘NO‘ BLOW
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 FOREIGN All News» » Killings inflame ethnic tension in Kirkuk » Explosion rocks checkpoint to Baghdad airport » Rival groups fight at Kyrgyz high court » Suicide bomber kills 1' in Afghan mosque » Doctors separate legs of ‘mermaid‘ baby » >>>


      DUTCH VOTE ON EU CONSTITUTION
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 FOREIGN All News» » Killings inflame ethnic tension in Kirkuk » Explosion rocks checkpoint to Baghdad airport » Rival groups fight at Kyrgyz high court » Suicide bomber kills 1' in Afghan mosque » Doctors separate legs of ‘mermaid‘ baby » >>>


      EXPLOSION ROCKS CHECKPOINT TO BAGHDAD AIRPORT
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 FOREIGN All News» » Killings inflame ethnic tension in Kirkuk » Explosion rocks checkpoint to Baghdad airport » Rival groups fight at Kyrgyz high court » Suicide bomber kills 1' in Afghan mosque » Doctors separate legs of ‘mermaid‘ baby » >>>


      ISRAEL‘S NEW ARMY CHIEF WARNED OF GAZA ‘ERUPTION‘
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 FOREIGN All News» » Killings inflame ethnic tension in Kirkuk » Explosion rocks checkpoint to Baghdad airport » Rival groups fight at Kyrgyz high court » Suicide bomber kills 1' in Afghan mosque » Doctors separate legs of ‘mermaid‘ baby » >>>


      KILLINGS FAN KIRKUK TENSIONS
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 FOREIGN All News» » Killings inflame ethnic tension in Kirkuk » Explosion rocks checkpoint to Baghdad airport » Rival groups fight at Kyrgyz high court » Suicide bomber kills 1' in Afghan mosque » Doctors separate legs of ‘mermaid‘ baby » >>>


      KILLINGS INFLAME ETHNIC TENSION IN KIRKUK
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 FOREIGN All News» » Killings inflame ethnic tension in Kirkuk » Explosion rocks checkpoint to Baghdad airport » Rival groups fight at Kyrgyz high court » Suicide bomber kills 1' in Afghan mosque » Doctors separate legs of ‘mermaid‘ baby » >>>


      NEW PM VOWS TO RESTORE CONFIDENCE
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 FOREIGN All News» » Killings inflame ethnic tension in Kirkuk » Explosion rocks checkpoint to Baghdad airport » Rival groups fight at Kyrgyz high court » Suicide bomber kills 1' in Afghan mosque » Doctors separate legs of ‘mermaid‘ baby » >>>


      NEWSLINE
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 FOREIGN All News» » Killings inflame ethnic tension in Kirkuk » Explosion rocks checkpoint to Baghdad airport » Rival groups fight at Kyrgyz high court » Suicide bomber kills 1' in Afghan mosque » Doctors separate legs of ‘mermaid‘ baby » >>>


      RAFSANJANI÷ IRAN NEEDS TO SORT OUT ‘PROBLEM‘ WITH THE US
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 FOREIGN All News» » Killings inflame ethnic tension in Kirkuk » Explosion rocks checkpoint to Baghdad airport » Rival groups fight at Kyrgyz high court » Suicide bomber kills 1' in Afghan mosque » Doctors separate legs of ‘mermaid‘ baby » >>>


      RIVAL GROUPS FIGHT AT KYRGYZ HIGH COURT
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 FOREIGN All News» » Killings inflame ethnic tension in Kirkuk » Explosion rocks checkpoint to Baghdad airport » Rival groups fight at Kyrgyz high court » Suicide bomber kills 1' in Afghan mosque » Doctors separate legs of ‘mermaid‘ baby » >>>


      SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS 1' IN AFGHAN MOSQUE
      02-06-2005
      Thursday, June 2, 2005 FOREIGN All News» » Killings inflame ethnic tension in Kirkuk » Explosion rocks checkpoint to Baghdad airport » Rival groups fight at Kyrgyz high court » Suicide bomber kills 1' in Afghan mosque » Doctors separate legs of ‘mermaid‘ baby » >>>


      ARGENTINA DEBT RATING UPGRADE
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 Standard & Poor‘s,the credit–rating agency, yesterday upgraded Argentina‘s long–term debt rating to a B– with a stable outlook, up from SD, or selective default, a sign the country is mending its relationship with international markets after declaring a record >>>


      BOLIVIA REJECTS FUEL TAX PROPOSAL
      FT, 02-06-2005
      May 11 2005 18÷54 In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday night, President Carlos Mesa said the proposal, which would add a 32 per cent tax on foreign production to an existing 18 per cent tax, required substantial changes from congress.

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      BOMBARDIER WIDENS NET IN JET ENGINE SEARCH
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 Bombardier, a Canadian aircraft and train maker, said yesterday it was in talks with manufacturers linked to the world‘s two biggest engine consortiums about a new engine for its proposed C–series aircraft, following the collapse of negotiations with Rolls–Royce and Pratt &am >>>


      BROOKFIELD TO BUY REICHMANN PROPERTY COMPANY
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 Canada‘s Reichmann family has agreed to sell O&Y Properties, a publicly–traded property group that rose from the ashes of the family–owned Olympia & York Developments, to a consortium led by Brookfield Properties of Toronto for about C$2bn (US$1.6bn), including assume >>>


      CREEL STARTS CAMPAIGN FOR MEXICO PRESIDENCY
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 Santiago Creel, Mexico‘s interior secretary and one of President Vicente Fox‘s closest political allies, resigned yesterday to run for the presidency. His announcement marked the start of the campaign for the nomination of the centre–right National Action party (PAN) for next >>>


      GOL EXTENDS ITS CHEAP BRAZIL FLIGHTS
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 South America could follow Asia as the next big area of low–cost airline expansion. Budget flights from Brazil to Uruguay and Paraguay look likely to take off soon.

GOL, the low–fares carrier whose main bases are at SÃo Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, has been granted pe >>>


      MEXICO‘S CREEL STARTS CAMPAIGN
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 Santiago Creel, Mexico‘s interior secretary and one of President Vicente Fox‘s closest political allies, resigned yesterday to run for the presidency. His announcement marked the start of the campaign for the nomination of the centre–right National Action Party (PAN) for next >>>


      PROTESTS PARALYSE BOLIVIA‘S GOVERNORS
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 Bolivia is caught in a dangerous "power vacuum" in which the conventional institutions of government are failing to function, analysts warned yesterday.

Members of Bolivia‘s Congress failed yet again yesterday to reach a consensus on how to defuse a crisis that has spa >>>


      VIP REVERSES INTO LEISURE & GAMING
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 VIP Management Services, a Curacao, Netherlands Antillies–based online sports betting and gaming operator, has gained an Aim listing by reversing into Leisure & Gaming in a transaction worth up to Â23.45m.

The acquisition is being funded by the placing of 7.'5m ne >>>


      ASIA–PACIFIC‘S GROWTH ENGINE STRUGGLES TO MAINTAIN REVS
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 02÷41 When Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand‘s usually cheerful prime minister, starts urging Thais not to panic about the trade deficit and to save fuel by turning off the lights, it is safe to assume that Asia‘s fast–growing economies are in danger of losing their sparkle.

Th >>>


      BEIJING SHRUGS OFF RENMINBI PRESSURE
      FT, 02-06-2005
      May 1' 2005 01÷23 In a hardening of rhetoric toward China, the US Treasury said on Tuesday that the renminbi peg was a "substantial distortion" to world markets, making clear it expected Beijing to revalue the currency within six months.

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      CHINA‘S DOLLAR DILEMMA
      FT, 02-06-2005
      April 13 2005 20÷21 As the attention of the popular press attests, China‘s leaders are preparing their people for an end to the policy of pegging the renminbi at Rmb8.28 to the US dollar, the bedrock of economic policy for a decade. Changing the currency regime would have big implications for China‘ >>>


      CHINA PLEDGES TO CURB CLOTHING EXPORTS TO US
      FT, 02-06-2005
      March 11 2005 22÷02 Wang Shenyang, head of the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textiles, made the pledge in a meeting on Wednesday with Michael Hutchinson, director of the Office of Textiles and Apparel under the US Commerce Department.

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      CHINESE LEARNING TO TALK CONTRACTS, NOT CONTACTS
      FT, 02-06-2005
      March 11 2005 1'÷23 The only sign that this is no ordinary opening is the presence of three Chinese staff standing near the entrance. For the store is owned by a Beijing–based group, Longfa Decoration Corporation, and this is its first overseas project.

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      HU BROTHER JOINS FOREIGN COMPANY
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷15 The brother of Hu Jintao, China‘s president, has been appointed an independent director of an overseas listed company, a rare public foray into the business world for a first family that has kept a studiously low profile outside of government.

Hu Jinhua, the president‘s el >>>


      JAPAN DEFENDS ITS FOREIGN AID RECORD
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 02÷50 In an impassioned defence of Japan‘s record, Kaoru Ishikawa, director–general of the economic affairs bureau at the ministry, compared the record of European development aid in Africa with Japan‘s in Asia. "Who brought results? We did, not them," he told the Financi >>>


      MINISTER CURBS BANK OF THAILAND POWERS
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷14 Thailand‘s government appears to have endorsed a Finance Ministry proposal to curb the Bank of Thailand‘s powers by taking direct responsibility for the supervision of financial institutions.

Somkid Jatusripitak, the Thai finance minister, said this week that the authority >>>


      THAILAND RAISES INTEREST RATE TO BOLSTER BAHT
      FT, 02-06-2005
      August 25 2004 13÷1' The rate increase – the first by Thailand‘s central bank since June 2003

– will bring the key repo rate to 1.50 per cent, still extremely low by historic standards.

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      THAIS KEEP RATES ON HOLD AS ECONOMY FALTERS
      FT, 02-06-2005
      April 21 2005 01÷46 Atchana Waiquamdee, assistant governor, said the central bank still saw a risk of inflation and planned to raise interest rates now negative in real terms to more normal levels.

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      BANKERS SET TO VENT ANGER OVER DERIVATIVES RULES
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 1 2005 21÷15 Bankers say that the rules created as part of the Basel II package of reforms will dramatically raise the cost of many trading activities, particularly in complex financial instruments and private equity.

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      BARROSO ACTS TO SMOOTH SPAT OVER ANTITRUST RULINGS
      FT, 02-06-2005
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      CONSTITUTION EXPLAINED
      FT, 02-06-2005
      May 13 2005 1'÷16 The European Union‘s constitutional treaty suffers from the grandiosity of its title. If it was simply presented as another EU treaty, it would probably have generated less controversy, and passed quietly into law through national parliaments rather than through referendums.

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      DANES CAUGHT BEWEEN REASSURANCE AND REALPOLITIK
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 10÷01 Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the Danish prime minister, on Thursday performed a careful balancing act between recognising the reality of the Dutch outcome and reassuring the Danes that the voices of small nations matter.

"The Danish position is that all countries must be heard but of c >>>


      DELAYED APPOINTMENTS ANOTHER BLOW FOR EADS
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 1 2005 21÷36 The delay comes amid renewed problems for Airbus, the EADS aircraft subsidiary, which said on Wednesday that deliveries of its flagship A380 superjumbo would be postponed by up to six months.

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      DUTCH LAUNCH STOP–GAP MEASURES TO AVOID CRISIS
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 14÷46 The Dutch parliament on Thursday swiftly set out to try to bridge the gulf between politics and the people, evident in the resounding rejection of the European Union constitutional treaty on Wednesday, by urging a raft of new referendums on a range of issues of public concern.

The 150 >>>


      DUTCH REJECT EU TREATY BY HEAVY MARGIN
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 0'÷23 The European Union‘s constitutional treaty appeared all but dead on Wednesday night when the Netherlands became the second founder member of the EU to reject the document, which had been intended to ensure its robust health for years to come.

A posse of politicians and polit >>>


      ECB IGNORES WARNINGS AND HOLDS RATES AT 2%
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 12÷45 The European Central Bank held its main refinancing rate at 2 per cent for the 24th straight month on Thursday.

The decision was widely expected amid mounting economic and political turmoil in the wake of the French and Dutch rejection of the proposed European Union constitution and a >>>


      EURO FALLS AS DUTCH VOTE NO
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 1 2005 20÷05 Europe on Wednesday night faced fresh political and economic instability as the Netherlands appeared poised to reject the European Union‘s proposed constitution and the continent‘s manufacturing industry took another turn for the worst.

The euro tumbled for the third day i >>>


      EVRAZ IPO GETS OFF TO QUIET START
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 14÷0' Russia‘s biggest steel group raised $422m in its initial public offering

– valuing the company at $5.1bn – selling 2'.1m global depositary receipts, an 8 per cent stake, at $14.50 a piece. The IPO price was in the middle of a range between $13.50 and $17 anno >>>


      INDUSTRY GLOOM AND NO VOTE ADD TO UNCERTAINTY
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 1 2005 22÷20 Europe on Wednesday night faced fresh economic instability as the Netherlands rejected the European Union‘s proposed constitution and the continent‘s manufacturing industry took another turn for the worse.

The euro tumbled for the third day in a row. Against the dollar, it >>>


      LEADERS SAY VOTING PROCESS MUST GO ON
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 00÷52 The humiliating Dutch No vote on the constitution kicked off a bout of political masochism among European leaders on Wednesday night, who insisted that other countries should continue voting on the treaty.

Jean–Claude Juncker, prime minister of Luxembourg, holder of the rotating >>>


      OBSERVER – EUROPE
      FT, 02-06-2005
      20÷06 Singing praises at the palace Anyone who doubts new French prime minister Dominique de Villepin‘s allegiance to President Jacques Chirac should read his 2002 work Cry of the Gargoyle about the need to reform the country. As indeed should anyone into Greek mythology and Ã
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      QUENTIN PEEL÷ EUROPE‘S SECOND ORANGE REVOLUTION
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 14÷15 It may not be quite as dramatic as the Ukrainian version that saw tens of thousands of street protesters force new elections to be held in that country. Yet in terms of popular revolt against a political elite, the Dutch version is comparable. Combined with the French No vote to the constituti >>>


      QUENTIN PEEL÷ EUROPE MUST GROW TO REMAIN CREDIBLE
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 1 2005 20÷06 If the same referendum were to be held in Britain next year – a commitment the UK government is now showing an indecent haste to wriggle out of a No vote would be more about Fortress Britain than Fortress Europe. But the thinking would be much the same÷ nationalistic, insecure, de >>>


      REPORT QUESTIONS GAZPROM STRATEGY
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 00÷27 Hermitage Capital, Russia‘s largest public equity fund and a significant Gazprom shareholder, has performed the analysis annually for four years, and has highlighted abuses at the company in the past.

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      STRAW SAYS NO VOTE ‘RAISES QUESTIONS‘ OVER EUROPE‘S FUTURE
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 00÷52 Jack Straw, UK foreign secretary, said on Wednesday night that the decisive Dutch No vote against the constitutional treaty had raised "profound questions" about Europe‘s future direction.

In a toughly worded response to the exit poll in the Netherlands, he avoided men >>>


      TWO NONS! THAT FRAME UK‘S RELATIONSHIP WITH EUROPE
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 1 2005 18÷58 Those two Nons – more than 40 years apart – are two milestones in Britain‘s agonised postwar relationship with Europe. More than milestones perhaps, they may be seen as the beginning and end of Britain‘s agonised reaction to European integration.

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      UK RELUCTANT TO SOUND DEATH KNELL FOR EU TREATY
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 10÷42 The British government on Thursday acknowledged that the decisive Dutch rejection of the European Constitution had created "serious difficulties" but said it would not unilaterally abandon the treaty. "It is not for one country to declare it dead," Douglas Alexander, Europe >>>


      BANKERS SET TO VENT ANGER OVER DERIVATIVES RULES
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 1 2005 21÷15 Bankers say that the rules created as part of the Basel II package of reforms will dramatically raise the cost of many trading activities, particularly in complex financial instruments and private equity.

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      DE VILLEPIN BEGINS CONFIDENCE BUILDING
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 Dominique de Villepin, France‘s new prime minister, has set himself a target of 100 days to restore the confidence of the people, promising to make monthly accounts of his government‘s progress.

In his first television int–erview last night, Mr de Villepin said Sunda >>>


      DUTCH DEAL A FURTHER BLOW TO EU TREATY
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 × Voters throw out constitution by 63% to 37% The Netherlands yesterday dealt a potentially fatal blow to the European constitution, delivering a massive No vote just three days after it was rejected by the French.

Dutch voters threw out the treaty by 63 per cent to 37 per cent >>>


      DUTCH FIND 20 REASONS TO REJECT EU TREATY
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 Having waited 150 years to hold its first national referendum, the Netherlands yesterday appeared to be conducting as many as 20 ballots and very few of them had much to do with ratification of the European constitutional treaty.

Interview–NSS, the pollsters, found 20 arguments >>>


      DUTCH LAUNCH STOP–GAP MEASURES TO AVOID CRISIS
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 14÷46 The Dutch parliament on Thursday swiftly set out to try to bridge the gulf between politics and the people, evident in the resounding rejection of the European Union constitutional treaty on Wednesday, by urging a raft of new referendums on a range of issues of public concern.

The 150 >>>


      ITALIAN TELEVISION SELL–OFF HITS SNAG
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 The planned partial privatisation of Rai, Italy‘s state–run television and radio company, was in doubt yesterday after the centre–right government failed to win approval for its nominee as Rai‘s new president. Five government legislators joined forces with the centre&nd >>>


      LEADERS SAY VOTING PROCESS MUST GO ON
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 The humiliating Dutch No vote on the constitution kicked off a bout of political masochism among European leaders last night, who insisted that other countries should continue voting on the treaty.

Jean–Claude Juncker, prime minister of Luxembourg, holder of the rotating EU pres >>>


      NETHERLANDS REJECTS EU TREATY BY HEAVY MARGIN
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 The European Union‘s constitutional treaty appeared all but dead last night when the Netherlands became the second founder member of the EU to reject the document, which had been intended to ensure its robust health for years to come.

A posse of politicians and political pundits >>>


      OPPOSITES YOKED TOGETHER TO FIND WAY FORWARD FOR FRANCE
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 French President Jacques Chirac had to choose this week between two men to be his prime minister÷ Dominique de Villepin, his loyal interior minister, or Nicolas Sarkozy, the rebellious president of the ruling UMP party.

Instead, Mr Chirac chose both. While Mr de Villepin has be >>>


      US OFFICIALS STRIKE SOBER NOTE IN REACTION TO EUROPE‘S DISCORD
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 Schadenfreude is in the air over Washington this week. Jacques Chirac, the French leader who clashed with President George W. Bush over the Iraq war, has been dealt a humbling blow by voters‘ rejection of the European constitution.

Any lingering suspicion that Europe was about t >>>


      BANKS ‘HANDLING SMUGGLED GOLD PROCEEDS‘
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 Banks in Hong Kong, Bel–gium and Britain are handling proceeds from the smuggling of gold from the Democratic Republic of Congo‘s volatile eastern region, according to transfer records shown to the Financial Times.

The transfers are made on behalf of cross–border tra >>>


      CONOCOPHILLIPS CHIEF PLANS VENEZUELA VISIT
      FT, 02-06-2005
      October 27 2004 1'÷08 Conoco‘s operations in Venezuela‘s heavy–oil region make it the most exposed of its peers to the surprise decision by President Hugo Chavez to raise the royalty rate on joint ventures from 1 per cent to 16.6 per cent.

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      CURSE OF AFRICA‘S PRECIOUS METAL HAUNTS MINERS
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 The Kilo–Moto mines are the stuff of legend, a fabled store of wealth deep in the heart of Africa. Gold was first discovered in these hills in 1'03 by two Australians on a Belgian expedition in what was then the Congo Free State, run as a personal domain of King Leopold II.

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      EGYPTIANS PROTEST AT ATTACK ON WOMEN ACTIVISTS
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 Hundreds of Egyptians, many of them women dressed in black, rallied in central Cairo yesterday to demand the resignation of Habib al–Adly, the interior minister.

Activists said they held the minister responsible for the fact that police stood by last week while supporters of the >>>


      FIRST UN SACKING AFTER IRAQ AID SCANDAL
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 The United Nations said yesterday it had dismissed Joseph Stephanides, a senior official, for "serious misconduct" after investigators found he helped steer a contract to Lloyd‘s Register Inspection to monitor Iraq‘s oil–for–food programme.

It was the >>>


      GOLD GROUP ADMITS MILITIA CASH ‘ERRORS‘
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 03÷00 AngloGold Ashanti, the world‘s second biggest gold producer, is the target of strong criticism in a report today over its role in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where it has one of its most promising exploration prospects.

The report by Human Rights Watch, timed to coincide w >>>


      HIZBOLLAH HINTS AT DISARMAMENT COMPROMISE
      FT, 02-06-2005
      April 7 2005 17÷43 In an interview the Financial Times, Sheikh Naim Qassim, deputy head of the party, said Hizbollah would be ready for talks with other Lebanese groups on the future of its fighters, but after the dispute over Shebaa Farms, a small strip of land near the Lebanese–Israeli border, was settl >>>


      LEX÷ GULF STOCK MARKETS
      FT, 02-06-2005
      May 16 2005 1'÷47 Ice cream is, understandably, popular in the arid climes of the Middle East as is Saudia Dairy & Foodstuff (Sadafco), which makes it. Its initial public offering was 6.5 times subscribed.

But consider Aabar Petroleum Investments, a United Arab Emirates oil services provider. I >>>


      US OIL COMPANIES WIN AFRICAN EXPLORATION RIGHTS
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 10÷07 Nigeria, Africa‘s biggest oil producer, and its tiny archipelago neighbour of Sao Tome, which has yet to produce its first barrel of oil, have been working together to develop a Joint Development Zone (JDZ) for the last five years.

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      YUKOS ARM WORTH $1BN MORE THAN ESTIMATES
      FT, 02-06-2005
      October 31 2004 22÷55 Yukos, the embattled Russian oil group, is worth at least $1bn more than the estimate made by advisers to the government, according to a new valuation commissioned by the company.

An assessment by JP Morgan, the international investment bank, submitted last week to Yukos‘ bo >>>


      APPLIED FILES FOR CHINA HOLDING COMPANY STATUS
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 1 2005 22÷4' Applied Materials, the biggest maker of tools for the semiconductor industry, has applied for coveted holding company status in China.

If the application is successful, Applied will be able to act as if it were a Chinese company in structuring its business, forming joint ventures >>>


      B&Q CHIEF EXECUTIVE REPLACED
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 15÷13 Ian Cheshire, previously Kingfisher‘s chief executive for international and development, will take on the B&Q chief executive role, replacing Rob Cissell, who will become the group chief executive for commercial and development.

Mr Cissell will replace George Adams, who will >>>


      CITIC IN TALKS TO BUY THAI PETROCHEMICAL
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 08÷32 Citic Resources on Thursday announced that it was in talks to buy Thai Petrochemical Industry through a joint venture with Prachai Leophairatana, founder of the troubled petrochemicals group.

In a statement, Citic Resources said its subsidiary, Citic Petrochemical, on May 30 signed a >>>


      CITIGROUP SIDELINED IN CCB LISTING PLANS
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 13÷48 Citigroup has been frozen out of the US$5bn listing of China Construction Bank, one of Asia‘s largest–ever deals, after the Chinese lender accused it of going back on a pledge to buy a stake for more than US$1bn.

The unprecedented move is a severe blow to Citigroup, which >>>


      CREDIT AGRICOLE PROFITS UP 42% IN FIRST QUARTER
      FT, 02-06-2005
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      DELAYED APPOINTMENTS ANOTHER BLOW FOR EADS
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 1 2005 21÷36 The delay comes amid renewed problems for Airbus, the EADS aircraft subsidiary, which said on Wednesday that deliveries of its flagship A380 superjumbo would be postponed by up to six months.

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      DONALD TRUMP STRIKES $1.8BN NEW YORK DEAL
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 1 2005 21÷32 Private equity firm Carlyle Group and Extell Development Corporation, developer of the 60–story Orion condominium tower near Times Square, have tentatively agreed to buy the parcel of land that Mr Trump originally bought in 1'85 for $82m.

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      EBAY BUYS SHOPPING.COM FOR $620M
      FT, 02-06-2005
      June 2 2005 00÷07 eBay extended its reach into more mainstream areas of online commerce on Wednesday with an agreed $620m cash acquisition of Shopping.com.

The deal also opens a new front in the battle to dominate electronic commerce that will throw eBay into more direct competition with Yahoo, Google >>>



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