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2008-01-04

Business

Weak jobs figures evidence of US economic slowdown

More evidence that the US economy is dramatically slowing. The latest official figures show that employers there added only 18,000 jobs in December

More evidence that the US economy is dramatically slowing. The latest official figures show that employers there added only 18,000 jobs in December

Business

Toyota unseats Ford as No 2 in US car sales

Higher sales for Japan’s Toyota saw it jump into second place in the United States overtaking Ford. That as year-end figures showed the total number

Higher sales for Japan’s Toyota saw it jump into second place in the United States overtaking Ford. That as year-end figures showed the total number

Business

Euro zone December inflation again high

As expected inflation in the euro zone remained high in December. The first estimate from the European Union’s statistics agency Eurostat shows it

As expected inflation in the euro zone remained high in December. The first estimate from the European Union’s statistics agency Eurostat shows it

Europe

All change as Malta joins the euro club

On January 1 Malta will join the single European currency. Freshly minted Maltese euro coins will pass into circulation as the Meditteranean island

On January 1 Malta will join the single European currency. Freshly minted Maltese euro coins will pass into circulation as the Meditteranean island

News

Iowa victories for Barack and Huckabee

The 2008 US presidential campaign has begun dramatically with two clear front-runners emerging in the Iowa caucus. For the Democrats it was Barack

The 2008 US presidential campaign has begun dramatically with two clear front-runners emerging in the Iowa caucus. For the Democrats it was Barack

News

Democrats choose Obama in Iowa caucus

Barak Obama, the Democrat senator from Illinois, has emerged the clear winner for the Democrats in the Iowa caucus, the first event in the 2008

Barak Obama, the Democrat senator from Illinois, has emerged the clear winner for the Democrats in the Iowa caucus, the first event in the 2008

News

Hillary will fight on despite Iowa loss

Hillary Clinton showed no sign of disappointment as she addressed supporters, with her husband, ex-President Bill Clinton by her side. She emphasized

Hillary Clinton showed no sign of disappointment as she addressed supporters, with her husband, ex-President Bill Clinton by her side. She emphasized

News

Iowa Republicans dance to Huckabee's tune

Mike Huckabee, a bass-playing former Baptist minister, has emerged the Republican winner in the Iowa caucus despite a relatively modest war chest. He

Mike Huckabee, a bass-playing former Baptist minister, has emerged the Republican winner in the Iowa caucus despite a relatively modest war chest. He

News

Kenya's President speaks out as opposition calls for new rally

Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki has broken his silence on the bloodshed that has engulfed the country since his disputed re-election a week ago. He

Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki has broken his silence on the bloodshed that has engulfed the country since his disputed re-election a week ago. He