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Inspection battle threatens Egypt`s wheat supply

Inspection battle threatens Egypt`s wheat supply

Published 17/10/2017

Wheat shipments to Egypt, the world's largest buyer, are being disrupted by a dispute involving government inspectors angered by a ban on the expenses-paid foreign trips they once enjoyed to approve cargoes at their ports of origin. [more…]

Habitual cheat: Kobe Steel faked product data for more than 10 years – source

Habitual cheat: Kobe Steel faked product data for more than 10 years – source

Published 17/10/2017

When cheating becomes habitual, the consequences could be costly. [more…]

Kobe Steel`s cheating engulfs more divisions- shares resume slide

Kobe Steel`s cheating engulfs more divisions- shares resume slide

Published 13/10/2017

Crisis-hit Kobe Steel Ltd (5406.T) said on Friday its steel division has also falsely labeled products, the latest in a string of revelations confirming widespread cheating at the firm that has engulfed its global customers. [more…]

Oil rallies on Chinese import boost and Mideast tensions

Oil rallies on Chinese import boost and Mideast tensions

Published 13/10/2017

Oil prices firmed on Friday as strong Chinese oil import data and turmoil in the Middle East boosted bulls in a market that has already shown signs of rebalancing after years of excess. [more…]

Shaky NAFTA deal threatens Navistar`s Mexico-made exports to world

Shaky NAFTA deal threatens Navistar`s Mexico-made exports to world

Published 09/10/2017

Less than half the trucks exported from Navistar's mammoth Escobedo plant in Mexico are sold in North America but the factory's success remains tightly tied to the uncertain future of the region's NAFTA free trade deal. [more…]

U.S. gun lobby agrees to examine `bump stocks` after Las Vegas massacre

U.S. gun lobby agrees to examine `bump stocks` after Las Vegas massacre

Published 06/10/2017

The U.S. gun lobby, which has seldom embraced new firearms-control measures, voiced a readiness on Thursday to restrict a rifle accessory that enabled a Las Vegas gunman to strafe a crowd with bursts of sustained fire as if from an automatic weapon. [more…]

Report on MH370 finds `initially similar` route on pilot`s flight simulator

Report on MH370 finds `initially similar` route on pilot`s flight simulator

Published 03/10/2017

The captain of the Malaysian Airlines aircraft that vanished somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean with 239 people on board had flown a route on his home flight simulator six weeks earlier that was "initially similar" to the one actually taken, Australian authorities said on Tuesday. [more…]

How we tick: U.S. `body clock` scientists win Nobel medicine prize

How we tick: U.S. `body clock` scientists win Nobel medicine prize

Published 03/10/2017

U.S. scientists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young won the 2017 Nobel prize for medicine on Monday for unraveling molecular mechanisms that control our internal body clocks. [more…]

Chinese creditors find even state-backed credit protection has its limits

Chinese creditors find even state-backed credit protection has its limits

Published 29/09/2017

Since the collapse more than two years ago of China's second-biggest loan guarantor, the state-backed Hebei Financing Investment Guarantee Group, creditors including powerful financial institutions have been trying to get billions of dollars of their money back. They have failed. [more…]