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Apple Finally Signs Long-Awaited Deal To Sell iPhones On China ...

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China Mobile has finally signed a deal to offer Apple iPhones on its network, an agreement that took years to reach, reports the Wall Street Journal. China..

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E= Signed deal with china with there biggest mobile carrier of 700 million people.deal comes after two months of signs that the rollout of iPhone’s on China Mobiles network is imminent. The launch date is expected to coincide with the Dec. 18 China Mobile conference in Guangzhou, when the carrier is supposed to reveal more information about its new 4G LTE network. Apple is preparing to ship the iPhone 5S and 5C to Chin. China’s top three carriers recently received licenses from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to start operating 4G networks. In September, reports emerged that Apple’s newest iPhone models will be compatible with China Mobile’s network. The completion of its 4G network was an important sticking point for China Mobile to agree to start selling iPhones. One of the major roadblocks was that China Mobile operates on a different 3G standard that was developed in part by the Chinese government, and Apple said that the carrier’s proprietary network as too unreliable. China Mobile, on the other hand, did not want to agree to Apple’s sales volume guarantees. China is currently Apple’s third biggest market and CEO Tim Cook has said he anticipates it will eventually become the company’s largest. But over the past year, Apple has quickly lost market share there to Android handsets from Samsung and domestic handset makers, as its revenue also slowed down in the U.S. But deal with China Mobile may give it a boost. Research firm Trefis says the deal with the carrier may result in the sale of an additional 20 million iPhones in 2014, a 17% increase from the year before.

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Chinese 'buy' US green cards for $1m

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A US visa programme called EB-5 is becoming increasingly popular with wealthy Chinese investors hoping to "buy" permanent residence for $1m (£614,000).
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e= a visa program called EB-5 offers investors around the world the chance to get permanent residence, a green card is given in return for 1m.$, places with high unemployment these visas are available with 500,000 dollar investment. Been available since the 1990s, when Europeans were the main beneficiaries. Chinese people are the main users now. They think there just buying there way into the us but there actually making jobs.

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Japan offers aids to Indonesia in speed train project.

The government of Japan has offered assistance to the government of Indonesia in a speed train project in Java island, the most populated area in the country.

The project would connect the capital Jakarta to Surabaya city at the eastern most of the island. 

The project is expected to help the government's efforts in transporting goods in the vast archipelago country.

The project that cost around 60-70 trillion rupiah (some 5.0-5.83 billion U.S. dollars).the government had already addressed land problem, which had been one of the bottlenecks on the commencement of infrastructure projects in the country. 

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Sheila Brock's comment, December 16, 2013 12:00 PM
Greg, do not copy and paste. You need to read the article, and then paraphrase the information into notes that show you understand the info. Also, use text codes--and not just one text code at the beginning of many notes. Look at the way Ashley set up her notes--that is a better way.
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Japan envoy stabbed in Yemen attack

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A Japanese diplomat is stabbed several times in a failed kidnap attempt by armed men in Yemen, officials say.
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The second secretary at the embassy was stabbed several times by unknown men and is in a stable condition in hospital, embassy officials say.

The diplomat was resisting a kidnap attempt as he tried to get into his car, Japan's foreign ministry said,

Attacks on foreigners in Yemen have intensified in the past few months.

Yemen has been plagued by instability since its long-time president Ali Abdullah Saleh handed over power after a popular uprising in 2011

"We are still in the process of confirming and gathering information about the attack," Japanese Foreign Ministry spokesman Masaru Sato told the Associated Press.

Mr Sato said a safety warning had been issued to Japanese nationals in the area.

Earlier this month, 52 people were killed in an attack on Yemen's defence ministry that was later claimed by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

The group's media arm, al-Malahim, said the ministry complex in Sanaa had been targeted because US unmanned drones were being operated from there.

Yemen has held a National Dialogue Conference, bringing together various political groups and interests, as part of the process to draft a new constitution and pave the way for general elections next year.

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China Rejects More US Corn Amid Trade Tensions - Voice of America

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e=cargo of 59,100 tons was denied entry on Tuesday after quarantine officials in the eastern province of Zhejiang detected MIR 162, a GMO strain not yet approved for import by the agriculture ministry.

e=quarantine authorities in China, the world's second largest corn consumer, already have turned away about 180,000 tons of the grain.
U.S. government data shows that China's appetite for corn remains strong.The U.S. Agriculture Department said on Monday it inspected 17.6 million bushels of corn earmarked for China last week, which made up 44 percent of the total amount of corn the government inspected.Traders said another three cargoes already had tested positive for MIR 162, a GMO strain developed for insect resistance, and were expected to be turned away from ports in Guangdong and Fujian. Some are not even being unloaded, making it easier to ship them to other markets, including Japan.

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Chinese 'buy' US green cards for $1m

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A US visa programme called EB-5 is becoming increasingly popular with wealthy Chinese investors hoping to "buy" permanent residence for $1m (£614,000).
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Japan Tankan rises to six-year high

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Japanese business confidence jumps to its highest level in six years, according to the Bank of Japan's latest Tankan survey.
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e/s=The big manufacturers' index rose to plus-16 from plus-12 in September's survey, exceeding market forecasts.Large companies also plan to increase their capital spending by 4.6% next year.

The results indicate the government's stimulus policies, aimed at spurring growth, may be starting to take effect.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has taken aggressive steps in recent months to end nearly two decades of deflation - or falling consumer prices - in the economy.

Analysts said the survey's results indicate his policies, also known as Abenomics, were starting to have an impact.

"The general Abenomics-related boost and the weak yen have helped, along with the monetary easing by the Bank of Japan" said Marcel Theliant, Japan economist at Capital Economics in Singapore.

"We had a lot of fiscal and monetary stimulus. These measures have certainly helped in the short term."

However, the key question was whether the measures can create a longer term improvement in the economy. "The structural reform measures have been rather disappointing so far," he said.

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