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China to audit government debt soon

China to audit government debt soon

A 2011 audit found that China's local governments' debt totalled 10.7 trillion yuan ($1.73 trillion) at the end of 2010

Japan rejects Russia’s Kurils proposal

Japan rejects Russia’s Kurils proposal

In recent months, Russia and Japan have stepped up high-level talks between the two sides to find a resolution.

China-Myanmar pipeline delivers gas to China

China-Myanmar pipeline delivers gas to China

The project is billed as one of energy-hungry China’s most important strategic investments.

Egypt can learn from Pakistan’s fallacy

Egypt can learn from Pakistan’s fallacy

Today’s Egypt is reminiscent of General Musharraf’s ‘Pakistan first’ rhetoric, writes a renowned South Asian historian.

Brazil set for growth, says official

Brazil set for growth, says official

June figures indicate that inflation has slowed, but remains over Central Bank caps.

Increased violence plagues Iraqi government

The surge in violence has led some to believe Baghdad is losing control of the country.

African Union panel in Egypt to take stock of crisis

African Union panel in Egypt to take stock of crisis

The African Union, earlier in July, suspended Egypt from all union activities for disruption of “constitutional order”.

China allocates $489bn for pollution control

China allocates $489bn for pollution control

Pollution has been an issue of increasing public concern in Chinese cities.

Tata Steel likely to buy $800mn Stemcor iron mine

Tata Steel likely to buy $800mn Stemcor iron mine

Stemcor is one of Britain’s largest independent steel trading companies but is now facing an acute cash crunch.

Elections underway in Mali

Elections underway in Mali

6.87 million registered voters will cast their ballot in the troubled African country.