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Russia to Boost Trade with Egypt

Russia to Boost Trade with Egypt | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
Russia will increase exports of wheat to Egypt and imports of other agriculture products from it, Russian officials said on Tuesday as the two countries discussed the potential for free trade.

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Faster Food at Philippine Minimarts Tests McDonald’s

Faster Food at Philippine Minimarts Tests McDonald’s | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
At lunchtime in Manila, Isha Vida avoids fast-food restaurants and joins thousands of other workers and students buying ready-made meals at minimarts across the Philippine capital.
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Watchdog rages at Big Six for not passing on fall in costs

Watchdog rages at Big Six for not passing on fall in costs | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
Wholesale prices have tumbled after an unusually mild winter, but energy firms claim they cannot pass on the savings because of Labour's threat of a price freeze.
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Study: E-cigarettes do not help people quit smoking | TIME

Study: E-cigarettes do not help people quit smoking | TIME | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
Public health experts continue to debate whether e-cigarettes are a better option than smoking tobacco, or just an alternative way for smokers to inhale nicotine
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If e-cigarettes do not help people quit smoking, what does?

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Women smokers on increase in Shanghai | Shanghai Daily

Women smokers on increase in Shanghai | Shanghai Daily | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
THE proportion of Shanghai women who smoke has risen significantly in recent years, delegates at a health conference heard over the weekend. According to the Shanghai International Lung Cancer Forum,
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Ministers 'will ban car smoking'

Ministers 'will ban car smoking' | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
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You don't drive, smoke, have children or live in the UK. Also, is this law enforceable?

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Samsung and Philips raided by EU

Samsung and Philips raided by EU | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
Samsung and Philips are among several consumer electronics companies raided by the European Commission over suspected breaches of competition rules.
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China orders firms to curb pollution

China orders firms to curb pollution | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
China's State Council orders firms in heavy-polluting industries to cut emissions by 30% in the next four years.
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Thailand's Farmer-Friendly Rice Subsidy Backfires

Thailand's Farmer-Friendly Rice Subsidy Backfires | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
Paying above-market prices for local rice, Thailand is losing money
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Judge strikes down NYC ban on supersized sodas

Judge strikes down NYC ban on supersized sodas | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge struck down New York City's pioneering ban on big sugary drinks Monday just hours before it was supposed to take effect, handing a defeat to health-minded Mayor Michael Bloomberg and creating uncertainty for restaurants that...
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Not much fun for China's toy exporters as costs rise -- Shanghai Daily | 上海日报 -- English Window to China New

Not much fun for China's toy exporters as costs rise -- Shanghai Daily | 上海日报 -- English Window to China New | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
TOY exporters in China's southern coastal areas are feeling the pinch due to rising costs, appreciation of the yuan and tougher regulations from western importers.

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China finds Mercedes-Benz guilty of price manipulation: Xinhua

China finds Mercedes-Benz guilty of price manipulation: Xinhua | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Daimler AG's luxury brand division Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices of after-sales services, China's official Xinhua news agency reported
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Attention Shoppers: Fruit and Vegetable Prices Are Rising - Real Time Economics - WSJ

Attention Shoppers: Fruit and Vegetable Prices Are Rising - Real Time Economics - WSJ | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
Shoppers may soon need more green in their wallets to afford their next salad.
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Tainted Air Kills More Than AIDS, Diabetes, WHO Report Shows

Tainted Air Kills More Than AIDS, Diabetes, WHO Report Shows | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
Air pollution killed 7 million people in 2012, more people than AIDS, diabetes and road injuries combined.
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City keen to change taxi hailing method | Shanghai Daily

City keen to change taxi hailing method | Shanghai Daily | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
Shanghai traffic authority wants taxi passengers to use the dispatch booking systems or apps or wait for taxis at designated spots instead of hailing them on the roads.It says that the traditional method
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35% of Shanghai taxi time empty: market failure? market success with new apps?

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China Reduces Electric Car Subsidy Cuts in Air Quality Campaign

China Reduces Electric Car Subsidy Cuts in Air Quality Campaign | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
China, home to some of the world’s most polluted cities, reduced the size of subsidy cuts to electric vehicles for the coming two years and will extend the incentives beyond 2015 to help lower emissions.
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Will subsidies to electric cars help improve air quality in China? Do you think the limited economic resources - the government revenue - could be used in even more effective ways? If so, what?

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Global wine shortage on the horizon, economists warn - Telegraph

Global wine shortage on the horizon, economists warn - Telegraph | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
Global demand for wine is booming but vineyard production is on the decline
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China in carbon trading experiment

China in carbon trading experiment | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, is to launch its first carbon trading scheme as a pilot project in Shenzhen.
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Apple e-book deal 'cost millions'

Apple e-book deal 'cost millions' | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
A deal between Apple and publishers to set the price of e-books cost customers "hundreds of millions of dollars", a government lawyer claims.
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Alcohol price plan 'may be dropped'

Alcohol price plan 'may be dropped' | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
Plans for minimum pricing on alcohol in England and Wales may be dropped because of differences between ministers, the BBC understands.
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New Zealand acts on tobacco packets

New Zealand acts on tobacco packets | IB Section 1 Micro | Scoop.it
New Zealand says it will put all tobacco products into plain packaging, following the landmark move by Australia last year.
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