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Business & Economics

10.03.2010

The authorities in Uzbekistan launched the campaign with the purpose to get rid of the oligarchs, Tashkent-based uncensored Uzmetronom analytical website reports.

04.03.2010

German Lufthansa resumes the flights between Germany and Uzbekistan after nine-year break, Deutsche Welle reports. On March 28 the carrier company is launching new flights, including such destinations as Miami, Teheran and Tashkent.

The Munich-Tashkent flight will be offered three times a week: on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 8.30 pm. Tashkent-Munich flights will be carried by Boeing 737-800 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving in Munich at 10pm. The average flight duration is about 6 hours.

26.02.2010

Every seventh citizen of Tajikistan is a labor migrant. People go to Russia and name it "second home". Every year in early spring people pack up and go abroad, looking for earnings.

21.02.2010

Russia has repeatedly pledged to expand its trade with China, as the Kremlin appeared to view these commercial ties as an important indicator of what was officially described as a bilateral strategic partnership.

21.02.2010

Japanese agriculture is in a freefall decline. In the years between 1960 and 2005, the share of agricultural output in gross domestic product (GDP) dropped from 9% to 1%, the food self-sufficiency ratio from 79% to 41%, and agricultural land, indispensable for food security, from 6.09 million hectares to 4.63 million hectares.

29.10.2009

Astana, 29 October (AKI) - By Josephine McKenna - Major Italian companies including Finmeccanica and ENI are among 13 leading firms that will benefit from new bilateral accords expected to be announced between Italy and Kazakhstan next week. Kazakhstan's president Nursultan Nazarbayev, is due to meet prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on a two-day visit to Italy on 4 November.

29.10.2009

We've all been watching carefully as the Obama administration tries to decide how to move forward on U.S. policy in Afghanistan. And we've been listening to the arguments and counter-arguments being offered. Religious leaders in particular have been paying close attention to both the political and moral arguments that fill the air.

29.10.2009

Loss-making carrier Japan Airlines (JAL) has confirmed it is to apply for financial assistance from a newly-formed state-backed turnaround agency.

JAL said it had started negotiations with the Enterprise Turnaround Initiative Corporation (ETIC).

ETIC has access to up to 1.6 trillion yen ($17.7bn; £10.8bn) of government guaranteed funds, but it remains to be seen how much JAL may be given.

JAL reported a loss of 99bn yen between April and June.

Thursday's announcement comes a month after the airline first said it would need state aid.

29.10.2009

HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - China and the United States kicked off an annual trade meeting on Thursday with both sides reiterating calls against protectionism, against a backdrop of friction over trade and the value of their currencies.
The annual Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade meeting, held in a garden compound in the lakeside city of Hangzhou, comes just a few weeks before U.S. president Barack Obama's first official trip to China.