20 August 2008 06:00 [Source: ICIS news]
FINANCIAL TIMESFront page
Talks have been held with countries including
Companies and markets
GM to make U-turn over sales incentives
General Motors (GM) has backed away from a two-year drive to wean itself off incentives, highlighting the increasing desperation of US carmakers to counter the steep downturn in demand.
Overview: Weak financials lead equities lower
Persistent concerns about the health of the financial sector and intensifying worries about the broader economic outlook kept global equity markets under pressure on Tuesday.
INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNEFront page
Afghan War escalates with Taliban raid
Taliban insurgents mounted their most serious attacks in six years of fighting in
Cervical cancer vaccine is popular, but fails to cure doubts
In two years, cervical cancer has gone from obscure killer confined mostly to poor nations to the West's disease of the moment.
Some investors say
Financial conditions are continuing to worsen at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, leading some investors to prepare for a government bailout of the housing giants even as the Treasury Department and the companies say such government intervention will not be necessary.
Prices for goods purchased by American businesses surged more than expected in July and have jumped by nearly 10% over the last year — the sharpest increase since 1981.
Russians pulling back, digging in
A small number of Russian troops and armored and supply vehicles began moving north from the Georgian border on Tuesday and toward Vladikavkaz as part of the beginning stages of a phased withdrawal of Russian forces from Georgian territory.
Amtel halts production at
Amtel-Vredestein, the tire producer being acquired by Gazprom's Sibur-Russian Tires, said Tuesday that it had halted production at its
Test run for strategic sector law
Svetlana Levchenko said she found it enjoyable but exhausting to be at the forefront of
DER SPIEGELFront page
The phantoms of the
There was once a hope that sports would trump politics during the Olympics. But the Chinese police continue to arrest citizens who register to stage demonstrations. IOC President Jacques Rogge is in charge of a show over which he has long since lost control.
UN begins transfer of Kosovo authority to EU
The agreement may be technical in nature, but
TURKISH DAILYFront page
Fear of chaos as Musharraf exits
Diplomatic sources say
Gas deal with
Energy Minister Hilmi Güler announced yesterday that
Business and finance
US dollar stagnating, weak on lira
With the end of the political uncertainty,
Australian, US scientists copy nature to produce hydrogen
NATO foreign ministers gathered in
New coal deal in Poland
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