16th November 2011
Our daily series bringing you the stories making the news across the BRICS, developed & frontier markets.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said in Beijing that China will make the utmost efforts to promote green growth and curb pollution. China Daily
The finance ministry is putting shape to a new social security scheme for unorganized sector workers, creating for the first time a safety net for millions of underpaid and overworked people, many of whom living in abject poverty. Times of India
Transnet Freight Rail CEO says the state-owned logistics group, was introducing scheduled rail services which it hoped would create more predictability for its customers and create greater efficiency. Business Day
At the end of last month TNK-Brasil (a Brazilian subsidiary of the Anglo-Russian oil company TNK-BP) signed a farm-in agreement with the Brazilian independent oil company HRT O&G. Rio Times
US President voices concerns over eurozone, as the head of the European Commission says the EU is now facing a truly systemic crisis and Finland's finance minister warns of mistrust between nations. The Telegraph
The Bank of Japan on Wednesday left its key rate unchanged at between zero and 0.1%, and held steady on monetary policy despite increasing concerns over a high yen and the global economy. Japan Today
Germany appeared to return to form as the eurozone's economic powerhouse in the third quarter, clocking up solid growth of 0.5 percent, official data showed on Tuesday. The Local
During a recent meeting at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva, a special committee decided to extend Jordan export support programme until next year. Jordan Times
Europe's worsening debt crisis and weakness in the US economy may slow growth in the UAE to around 3% next year, top officials said yesterday. Gulf Times
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner reinforced prior statements today, remarking that the call to stop boycotting attempts was directed at all business sectors. Buenos Aires Herald
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