CPO settled down -0.36% at 551.9 on renewed concerns over demand and thin trading at the start of the New Year. Exports of Malaysian palm oil products for December fell 3.3 percent to 1,423,644 tonnes from 1,472,694 tonnes shipped during November, cargo surveyor Societe Generale de Surveillance said. India, the world's largest consumer for palm oil, is likely to trim on their palm oil imports as the nation pushes for domestic oilseed production through giving incentives to local farmers with higher purchase prices, a move to improve the current account deficit.
Kuwait City - Kuwait is drawing up a contingency plan to maintain the flow of oil exports in case Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz, a vital oil route in the Gulf, a Kuwait official was quoted as saying Tuesday.
"There are precautionary plans to export Kuwaiti crude in cooperation with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, but those plans are not finalized yet," Saad al-Shuwaib, head of the state oil firm Kuwait Petroleum Corp was quoted as saying by KUNA news agency.
The comments came in response to remarks by the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards on Saturday that Tehran would impose restrictions on shipping in the Gulf if attacked by Israel.
New Delhi, Sept 15 : French Minister of State for Foreign Trade Anne-Marie Idrac would be visiting India for two-days from Tuesday.
This visit will be made in the perspective of the forthcoming European Union-India and the France-India summits to be held on September 29-30, as well as in a follow-up of the State visit to India made by the President of the French Republic Nicolas Sarkozy in January this year.
Vasundhara Raje appeared to have earned more than a temporary reprieve in her role as Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan. On Friday, many of BJP’s top leaders who make up the party’s parliamentary board failed to agree on forcing her out from that office as agreed among themselves.
Raje still seemed to have the last laugh after dodging a two-month old fiat to quit — in spite an earlier endorsement by the board of party chief Rajnath Singh’s call to her to step down.
Singh asked her to go for the BJP’s poor showing in the assembly polls first, and then later in the Lok Sabha polls.
Washington - On Martin Luther King Avenue, in the Anacostia neighbourhood of the nation's capital, the mood before Tuesday's US presidential elections is upbeat and confident.
National polls show the black neighbourhood's favourite, Democrat Barack Obama, 47, ahead over Republican John McCain, 72. And while African Americans there say an Obama presidency would be the ultimate "melting pot" image, they dismiss the suggestion there would be anger, or even riots, if somehow McCain were to win.
London, Nov 10 : Scientists are advocating an outright ban on the alcohol industry's sponsorship of sports, which they believe should be replaced with a dedicated alcohol tax.
British and Australian scientists have called on governments to outlaw the practice, citing their highly publicised 2008 study that showed alcohol-industry sponsorship of elite and community sport was associated with hazardous drinking among athletes.
Spurred by gains in equity markets, Crude oil prices tracked higher on Thursday, holding above $75 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
It has been reported that markets were higher in Asia and Europe. On Wall Street equities closed higher for the third consecutive trading session.
Adding $1.76 from a prior settlement, August delivery light, sweet crude oil, which added close to $3 on Wednesday, went up to $75.83 per barrel.
Heating oil prices for August gained 0.0268 cents to $2.0055 per gallon.
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Berlin, June 12 : Actress-model Heidi Klum says she doesn't have a "high maintenance" beauty regime and regularly uses budget-friendly products.
"I don't like a lot of fuss. I look like I'm high maintenance, but if you look in my bathroom, I don't have 10,000 products. I'm very easy - if I like it and it works, I stick to it," femalefirst. co. uk quoted Klum as saying.
The 40-year-old also admitted that she isn't concerned about having the most expensive beauty products and uses many budget-friendly items, including Clear Scalp shampoo and conditioner, Mario Badescu's buttermilk moisturiser.
Porto Alegre, Jan 3 : Internacional and Brazil striker Leandro Damiao is a target for English football club Tottenham Hotspur, according to reports in England.
Tottenham's Portuguese coach, Andre Villas-Boas, told newspaper The Daily Mail that the club has been interested in Damiao since the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The striker scored six goals as Brazil won the silver medal, reports Xinhua.
"He (Damiao) was spectacular during the Olympics. We are after the world's best young players and Damiao fits this profile," Villas-Boas said.
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Peshawar, Apr. 23 : At least eight platoons of paramilitary troops have been dispatched to North West Frontier Province's (NWFP) Buner district to counter the heavy infiltration of the Taliban.
According to sources, eight companies of the Frontier Constabulary (FC) have been sent to the district to safe guard government buildings and bridges, which the government fears the Taliban could attack.
Madanapalli (Andhra Pradesh), Feb 28: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate L K Advani has claimed that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would launch a farm income guarantee scheme for small farmers and give pension to aged farmers, if voted to power.
Addressing ''Vijay Sankalp'' rally at Madanapalli in Andhra Pradesh late Friday evening, he said, "A farm income guarantee scheme would be provided to small farmers......... if government employees can get pension, I do not see why aged farmers also should not get pension."
Advani assured of a good governance, security for common man and development on all fronts.
On Friday, London commences showering its roads with a dirt suppressant to undertake its elevated air pollution stages. The capital is lock to infringing European Union legalized restrictions for particulate matter (PM10), a contaminant formed mostly by engine release together with tire and brake friction.
Washington, July 16: Ukraine has banned Sasha Baron Cohen''s new comedy film `Bruno' claiming that it will "damage the morality" of locals.
The movie that has been a huge hit in both US and UK has come under fire in the eastern European country for apparently "unjustified" shots of genitals and homosexual sex scenes.
The move to stop the film from being screened in the country came after nine out of the culture ministry''s 14 members agreed to veto its release, Contactmusic reports.
London, Dec 13: The former US vice-president Al Gore has urged world leaders to focus more on climate change and less on celebrities –in particular, O J Simpson, Paris Hilton and Anna Nicole Smith.
Speaking to delegates at the United Nations Climate Change talks in Poland, Gore named the jailed ex-All American football player, the attention-seeking hotel heiress and the late sex symbol as distractions from the greatest crisis the world had ever faced.