Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Quick Overview

  • Boehner: No deal yet on avoiding shutdown.

  • Household saving rate at 9.1% in Austria.

  • Australian employment at 4.9%.

  • China has halted approvals for construction of nuclear-power plants in marine areas.

  • Portugal said that it needs to ask for financial aid from the European Union.

  • UK Labour predicts Government cuts introduced today will wipe up to £1,560 a year from the income of families with two children.

  • Julian Assange, founder of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, has been given a date in June for his appeal against extradition to Sweden.

  • (TI) After notching a rare victory by stopping highly radioactive water from flowing into the Pacific today, workers at Japan's flooded nuclear power complex turned to their next task: injecting nitrogen to prevent more hydrogen explosions.

  • Dylan, who will turn 70 in May, played 17 songs ending with "Forever Young" to a nearly packed audience at downtown Beijing's Workers Gymnasium.

  • France  launched the most ambitious engineering project in Western Europe since the Channel tunnel, a scheme to link Paris to the North Sea by a canal as wide as a football pitch.
  • Japan keep its overnight call rate at zero to 0.1%,

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