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VOLKSWAGEN AID



BY ALAN OSBORN
THE GERMAN government has been told that it must cut back its regional aid for the construction of a new Volkswagen car factory in Dresden to 85 per cent of the sum proposed. The revised aid of 145 million Deutschmarks, (about Pounds 47 million), is part of a total investment of DM 1,000 million for a so-called “transparent factory,” which would allow a customer to observe the final assembly of his vehicle on site.…

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COMMODITIES REPORT



BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE COLLAPSE in world cocoa prices, at a time when its national market has been liberalised, has left policy makers with the difficult task of reinventing financial protection for its producers, a UN World Commodity Survey 2000-2001 has concluded.…

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SATELLITE MISHAP



BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE EUROPEAN Space Agency has been battling to save face after the launch of its most sophisticated telecommunications satellite went wrong, sending it into an unplanned orbit that would prevent its technology from working properly.

Artemis has had US$850 million lavished upon it, so that it would provide sophisticated communications and global positioning navigations services, especially to transport operations.…

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UNCTAD REPORT



KEITH NUTHALL
GLOBAL consumption of textiles is “continuing on its upwards trend,” the latest World Commodity Survey from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has said. Consumption volume is predicted to rise from 48 million tonnes to between 56 and 58 million tonnes by 2005, said the report.…

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ARTEMIS



Keith Nuthall
A SATELLITE that is designed to test and operate advanced navigation and mobile telecommunications equipment, some designed especially for the auto-industry, is due to be launched by the European Space Agency tomorrow, (Thursday July 12), from its space centre in French Guiana.…

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SATELLITE MISHAP



Keith Nuthall
THE EUROPEAN Space Agency has been battling to save face after the launch of its most sophisticated navigation and mobile communications satellite went wrong, sending Artemis into an unplanned orbit that would prevent its auto-related technology from working properly.…

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COLD STARTS



Keith Nuthall
THE EU Council of Ministers (environment) has approved the expansion of the European directive setting emission limits for vehicles undertaking cold starts, to include certain classes of light commercial vehicles and domestic vans that have hitherto been exempt from the law.…

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EIB VOLKSWAGEN



BY MONICA DOBIE
THE EUROPEAN Investment Bank (EIB) has announced that it is lending US$40 million to Volkswagen Argentina S.A., a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, to support investment for the production of gearboxes for passenger cars in its plant located in Cordoba, Argentina.…

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CHINA - WTO



BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE SHIPPING industry is looking forward to the anticipated accession of China to the World Trade Organisation, which after 15 years of often tortuous negotiations, is likely to be rubber stamped this autumn and become reality next Spring.…

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EUROSTAT



BY KEITH NUTHALL
ENVIRONMENTAL statistics are usually harbingers of bad news, so it is refreshing to hear of some positive numbers in the field via the EU’s statistical agency Eurostat’s recent report ‘gaining better knowledge of the pressures on our environment.’…

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