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September 12, 2014
Coinbase taking Bitcoin wallet platform to Europe
San Francisco (AFP) Sept 10, 2014
San Francisco-based Coinbase is taking its Bitcoin wallet to Europe with an aim of enticing more people there to use the digital currency. Coinbase on Wednesday launched in 13 European countries, including France, Spain, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands. "While US adoption is trending strong, Bitcoin offerings in other markets have not been as easily accessible to the average person," Coinbase said in a statement. "We are looking to change this." More than 1.6 million customer accounts ... read more

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Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
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Work on Nicaragua canal to begin in December
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Ikea reports strong sales: Chinese take to kit furniture
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China August trade surplus hits fresh record of $49.8 bn
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Whale huddle braces for clash over Japanese hunting

New curbs on trade in threatened sharks

Chinese doctors discover woman missing cerebellum

Indian Kashmir city 'in ruins' after floods

Mexico mine sets aside $147 mn for spill damages

Brazil's Pantanal: paradise needing protection

Severe flooding in Northern Pakistan photographed by NASA

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Russia's Putin follows China's Xi to Mongolia
Russian President Vladimir Putin oversaw the signing of a series of agreements with Mongolia on a whistle-stop visit Wednesday, just two weeks after a trip by Xi Jinping from its other giant neighbour China. ... more
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Panama, Suez, Nicaragua canal schemes miss trade boat: analysts
Vast projects to expand the Suez and Panama canals are being talked up as the biggest upheaval for decades in global maritime traffic, but experts say they could be outflanked by a trade shift towards Asia. ... more
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China's Alibaba eyes record-breaking IPO
Chinese online marketplace Alibaba unveiled plans Friday to raise up to $24.3 billion in what could be the biggest stock flotation in history. ... more
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Chinese brewer Tsingtao at lagerheads with competitors
China's most famous beer and probably its biggest global brand, Tsingtao has survived colonialism, civil war and Communist revolution. Now, it is relying on Japanese investment to help negotiate slowing growth and intensifying foreign competition. ... more
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Chile fines British-South African copper mine $4.5 million
Chilean authorities Tuesday fined mining giant Anglo American Sur $4.5 million dollars for violating environmental rules at its El Soldado copper mine. ... more
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China fines insurance firms $18 mn for price monopoly
A total of 23 Chinese insurance firms have colluded to fix fees, authorities said Tuesday, slapping them with a total of $18 million in fines in the government's latest anti-monopoly move. ... more
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Malaysia refuses New Zealand activist entry
Malaysia on Monday refused entry to a New Zealand anti-mining activist who had previously been arrested for joining a protest against a rare earths processing plant, rights groups said. ... more
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Samsung denies child labour at Chinese supplier
South Korea's Samsung Electronics has refuted fresh allegations by a labour protection watchdog that one of its suppliers in China hired child workers. ... more
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Alibaba earnings leap on cusp of stock market debut
Just weeks ahead of its expected debut on the New York Stock Exchange, Chinese Internet colossus Alibaba reported that its quarterly profit nearly tripled on surging revenue. ... more
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China's Microsoft probe extends to browser, media player
The head of the Chinese government agency investigating Microsoft for alleged monopoly actions said Tuesday the probe includes the way the US technology giant distributes its media player and browser. ... more
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Standard Chartered fined $300 mn over laundering controls
New York state's banking regulator Tuesday hit Standard Chartered Bank with a $300 million fine and restrictions on its dollar-clearing business for failing to detect possible money-laundering. ... more
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China and Mongolia target $10bn trade by 2020
China and Mongolia set out plans to almost double trade to $10 billion by 2020 as Chinese President Xi Jinping began a two-day visit to the neighbouring state, Xinhua reported Thursday. ... more
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Foreign investment in China slumps in July: govt
Foreign direct investment (FDI) into China dropped by more than a sixth year-on-year to a two-year low in July, the government said Monday, but denied any link to Beijing's multiple probes into foreign companies. ... more
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Australia tycoon blasts Chinese government 'mongrels'
Outspoken Australian tycoon Clive Palmer has labelled the Chinese government "mongrels" who "shoot their own people" in a televised tirade that was criticised by Canberra Tuesday as "hugely damaging". ... more
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Standard Chartered fined $300 mn over laundering controls
New York state's banking regulator hit Standard Chartered Bank with a $300 million fine and restrictions on its dollar-clearing business Tuesday for not detecting possible money laundering. ... more
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US dominates Chinese world university rankings
US universities dominated the top 20 in an annual ranking of global educational institutions released by a Chinese organisation Friday, with Harvard remaining in first place ahead of Stanford. ... more
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Ariane rocket launches Asia-Pacific telecoms satellites

SpaceX's next cargo launch set for Sept 20

Solar storm heads Earth's way after double sun blasts

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NASA's Mars Curiosity rover reaches 'far frontier'

Nicaragua asks U.S. for help investigating meteorite crater

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Bald ambition: Chinese county exports human hair to Africa
Long, black and lucrative: sacks bulging with human hair spill onto the streets of a rural county whose farmers have helped make China the world's biggest exporter of products made from the material. ... more
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China court jails British, US investigators hired by GSK
A British investigator once hired by scandal-hit pharmaceutical giant GSK in China was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail for breaching privacy laws, a Shanghai court said Friday. ... more
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Judge rejects Silicon Valley anti-poaching settlement
A federal judge Friday rejected a plan to compensate employees affected by an "anti-poaching" agreement involving Silicon Valley tech giants Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe. ... more
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Chinese workers hurt in PNG mine attack: report
Five Chinese workers were hurt after armed villagers stormed a nickel mine in Papua New Guinea, damaging equipment and forcing it to close, a report said Thursday. ... more
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Standard Chartered faces new US money-laundering probe
Standard Chartered confirmed Wednesday that it faces fresh US fines over alleged breaches in its anti-money laundering systems, two years after it paid massive penalties for violating American sanctions. ... more
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Kenya launches giant port construction with $480m deal
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta launched Friday a construction deal for the first berths in a proposed multi-billion dollar port, the day after ordering vast tracts of "stolen" land be repossessed. ... more
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China confirms Microsoft probe for 'monopoly' actions
China is investigating Microsoft for allegedly operating a monopoly in its market, the government said Tuesday, as it took aim at the US software giant over business practices. ... more
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Chinese regulators visit Microsoft offices: Dow Jones
Officials from China's corporate regulator paid visits Monday to software giant Microsoft's offices in four cities in the country, Dow Jones Newswires reported, citing people familiar with the matter. ... more
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