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BHUTAN – UNITED NATIONS
“Gross National Happiness” on UN agenda
Created by the government of Bhutan, the indicator is seen as an element to add to economics-based indicators of development and productivity. For Bhutanese prime minister, “Our endeavour will have to be to prove and convince that it is, in fact, relevant to every human being and for every country”.
Hu Jintao in the United States for financial summit and to meet Obama
The Chinese president will head his delegation at the meeting among the 20 most industrialized countries. Obama will also participate. Beijing wants an increasingly greater role in international issues, although it is hesitant to open up its currency reserves of 1.9 trillion dollars.
2005 record year for China trade
The trade surplus tripled, reaching more than 100 billion US dollars. The data, released yesterday, will fuel calls for a revaluation of the yuan. But government economic bodies exclude this option to maintain high economic growth.
Record growth (+11.9 per cent), but many fear bubble and unemployment
First quarter growth hits three-year record. Inflation remains low at 2.2 per cent in March. However, the real estate market enters bubble-bursting territory, with banks overexposed. Now attention turns to unemployment.
Meagre profits for luxury brands
The big western names, drawn by the economic boom and potential huge markets, are selling far less than predicted. Luxury cars are an exception.
11/12/2008 VATICAN - PEACE 2009
Message for Peace 2009: the poor, wealth of the world
Benedict XVI asks nations to combat poverty by including the poor, making them active partners in development. Population control policies are "irrational," the ideologies that want redistribution of wealth are "illusory," the current financial system and its disastrous techniques are "based upon very short-term thinking." The education of the poor and sharing are the path of the Church's mission, and of peace. A link to the complete text of the message.
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