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2005

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Chile: Bachelet Continues to Lead Presidential Polls.
May 26, 2005 ... Byline: BARRY WHEELOCK The Economy: The country's economic growth slowed in February as retail sales and manufacturing output cooled. The economy expanded 5.6% from a year earlier, compared with 6.2% growth in January, the central...

China: Nationalism's Double-edged Sword.
May 26, 2005 ... Byline: BARRY WHEELOCK The Economy: China's fragmented state coal sector is due for consolidation according to government plans. A two-day conference for foreign investors interested in the sector was held in Beijing in April. ...

Japan: DPJ Loses its Way.
May 26, 2005 ... Byline: BARRY WHEELOCK The Economy: MSCI will add another 34 names to its Japan index, and its weighting in the World Index will rise from 9.0% to 9.1%. The change to the weighting of the MSCI world index could bring as much as...

South Korea: By-Elections Deprive the Ruling Party of its Majority.
May 26, 2005 ... Byline: BARRY WHEELOCK The Economy: Imports of poultry from North Korea were stopped on 28th March when Pyongyang confirmed that bird 'flu had broken out. Hundreds of thousands of chickens and ducks have been culled as the North...

United States: S&P Cuts GM and Ford to Junk.
May 26, 2005 ... Byline: BARRY WHEELOCK The Economy: The Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the eighth time since June on 3rd May to 3%. The Fed reassured investors that it would remain 'measured' in its approach to further interest rate rises...