Archive for January 8th, 2011

China rare earth curbs could raise prices: report

08-Jan-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 PM

China plans tougher environmental standards for miners of rare earths which could raise export prices of the elements used to make products such as iPods and wind turbines, [...]
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Germany asks China to rethink rare earths access

08-Jan-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:58 PM

German Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle has asked Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang to reconsider planned restrictions on supplying rare earths, the minister’s [...]
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Exxon’s LNG output from Indonesia’s Arun may drop on depleting reserves

08-Jan-2011 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 5:57 PM

Liquefied natural gas production from Exxon Mobil Corp.’s Arun plant in Indonesia’s Aceh province may drop 24 percent in 2011 from a year earlier as deposit of [...]
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Carnarvon sees Thai output dip

08-Jan-2011 Intellasia | Upstream Online | 5:55 PM

Carnarvon said the decline in production was due to decreased production from the WBExt-1C well, as well as the shut-in of wells reaching the end of test periods. It said the [...]
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Dozens of dead birds baffle officials around world

Dozens of dead birds baffle officials around world

08-Jan-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 5:54 PM

Five thousand dead blackbirds rained from the sky on the first day of the New Year in Arkansas. Then more dead birds fell in other states. Then huge fish kills were [...]
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Arnel Buenaflor arrested as killer photographed in Philippines with gun pointed at politician: cops

Arnel Buenaflor arrested as killer photographed in Philippines with gun pointed at politician: cops

08-Jan-2011 Intellasia | nydailynews.com | 4:39 PM

The camera doesn’t lie. The man who appeared in a chilling photo, pointing his gun at a local Filipino politician — just before he was shot dead in front of his [...]
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Vang Pao, Hmong guerrilla leader, dies in Calif.

08-Jan-2011 Intellasia | AP | 4:25 PM

Vang Pao fought the Japanese as a teenager. He later led Hmong guerrillas in their CIA-backed battle against communists during the Vietnam War. More recently he was a father [...]
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New year rally loses steam

08-Jan-2011 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 4:19 PM

Asia’s New Year stocks rally showed signs of fading yesterday Friday Jan 7 amid caution ahead of US jobs data, although Tokyo’s Nikkei hit an eight-month high on [...]
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Diplomat injured in Vietnam incident, US says

Diplomat injured in Vietnam incident, US says

08-Jan-2011 Intellasia | 08/Jan/2011 AFP | 2:03 PM

A US diplomat in Vietnam was injured during an incident this week that drew a strong protest from Washington to Hanoi, a US official said Friday. The diplomat received [...]
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MP sues Newcrest over PNG goldmine

08-Jan-2011 Intellasia | The Australian | 7:01 AM

Newcrest Mining’s Hidden Valley gold project in Papua New Guinea faces more problems with landowners. The local member of parliament served a fresh writ against the [...]
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Vietsovpetro taps 190 millionth tonne of oil

08-Jan-2011 Intellasia | Vietnamplus | 7:01 AM

The Vietnam-Russia oil and gas joint venture Vietsovpetro on January 5 extracted the 190 millionth tonne of oil at the Bach Ho (White Tiger) and Rong (Dragon) oil fields off [...]
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PetroVietnam fertiliser arm gains 1.85tr dong pre-tax profit in 2010

08-Jan-2011 Intellasia | Vietbiz24 | 7:01 AM

PetroVietnam Fertiliser and Chemicals Joint Stock Corp (DPM) has recently announced the business results in 2010 and business plan in 2011. Particularly, the company produced [...]
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Harmony unable to stop legal action at mine

08-Jan-2011 Intellasia | Business Day | 7:01 AM

Efforts by Harmony Gold and its Australian joint-venture partner, Newcrest Mining, to halt legal action at its Hidden Valley mine in Papua New Guinea relating to damage [...]
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Dung Quat oil refinery inaugurated

08-Jan-2011 Intellasia | VOV News | 7:01 AM

The Dung Quat Oil Refinery is a national key project that has been the largest in scale of both construction and investment capital so far, said prime minister Nguyen Tan [...]
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Indonesian coal production to exceed 340m tonnes in 2011

08-Jan-2011 Intellasia | Steel Guru | 7:01 AM

Indonesian coal miners expect to produce 340 million tonnes of coal in 2011, an increase of 23 percent from 275 million tonnes last year, to catch up with the growing demand [...]
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