BREAKING NEWS

2009-04-09

Business

Japanese jobs plan announced

The Japanese government aims to create millions of jobs in the next several years as part of a new long-term action plan to boost economic growth

Europe

Getting tough on late payers

New EU rules look set to be introduced to reduce payment delays between companies, and between businesses and public authorities. Brussels

Business

Thursday 9th April

European shares finished up 2.8 percent after a choppy session on the last day of trading in a week shortened by the Easter holiday and as investors

Europe

Fish from farms due boost

Brussels is proposing to lift European aquaculture out of stagnation, through more investment and research. The fisheries authorities say fish

World

Indonesia poll count begins

Counting is underway in Indonesia’s parliamentary election with early indications putting current President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Democrat party

World

Quake refugees under canvas

Thousands made homeless by Monday’s earthquake are living in tent villages on hillsides in the devasted Abruzzo region. Some 20 camps and 16 field

World

Interim Czech PM appointed

President Vaclav Klaus officially unveils the man set to become the Czech Republic’s next Prime Minister.   Jan Fischer, a non-aligned technocrat