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Viewpoint: HK yuan trade
18 Mar 2011 7:54:52
The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong is testing out its system for trading yuan-denominated securities. One expert tells us why that matters.
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Japan's nuclear crisis has spread fear in Tokyo as people either leave or stay indoors, turning bustling markets into near ghost towns.
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Leading central banks carry out the first co-ordinated currency intervention for a decade, to try to help the yen and the Japanese economy.
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The International Olympic Committee comes down in favour of the London Organising Committee (Locog) in its row over funding for the 2012 Games.
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The UK government proposes cuts of up to 70% to the feed in tariff for large scale solar energy production.
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The US central bank notifies some of the country's banks that they have passed stress tests, leading to higher dividends.
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New stress tests will require European banks to disclose their sovereign exposures but will not consider a government default.
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Oil prices fluctuate on Friday after the United Nations authorises a no-fly zone over Libya and the government declares a ceasefire.
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"If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she's gonna call me Point B ... " began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis -- from a wide-eyed teenager soaking in verse at New York's Bowery Poetry Club to a teacher connecting kids with the power of self-expression through Project V.O.I.C.E. -- and gives two breathtaking performances of "B" and "Hiroshima."
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Monkeys at Longleat Safari Park are given a car to "get them back in training for the new season".
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The Gulf kingdom of Qatar is spending billions on a plan to become a global knowledge hub.
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UK mortgage lending stayed at low levels in February as the housing market remained "stuck in a rut", lenders say.
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DR Congo rejects a bid by the UK's Soco International to search for oil in the famous Virunga National Park, home to rare mountain gorillas.
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Thresher sharks visit cleaning stations on shallow tropical reefs to rid themselves of nasty parasites, say researchers.
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Business connections
18 Mar 2011 8:54:20
Economic effects of disaster are being felt across Asia
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Japan's so called just-in-time supply chains struggle to cope with the earthquake and tsunami.
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Cloud computing
18 Mar 2011 5:34:13
How to prepare your business for the biggest IT revolution yet
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Cumberland sausage wins its bid to be made only in Cumbria, as it gains protected status.
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Nasa's Messenger spacecraft successfully enters into orbit around Mercury - the first probe to do so.
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Up periscope
18 Mar 2011 1:00:08
Soviet space tech wasn't fancy - but is Russia winning the race?
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Sir Fred Hoyle
18 Mar 2011 0:57:46
Papers and artefacts from the late astronomer are made public
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Knowledge economy
18 Mar 2011 0:01:39
Qatar's Education City rises in the sand
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The details of a review of UK nuclear safety ordered after the Japanese crisis will be published by the middle of May, officials say.
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Member states of the European Space Agency formally agree to the extension of operations at the International Space Station until 2020.
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The skull of former Archbishop of Canterbury Simon Theobald is given a CT scan 630 years after he was murdered during the Peasants' Revolt.
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