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In this photo taken Friday, July 8, 2011, smoke bellows from a chimney stack at BlueScope Steel's steelworks at Port Kembla, south of Sydney, Australia. Australia will force its 500 worst polluters to pay 23 Australian dollars ($25) for every ton of carbon dioxide they emit, with the government promising to compensate households hit with higher power bills under a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions unveiled Sunday, July 10, 2011.
(photo: AP / Rob Griffith)
Australia kills off carbon tax
The Guardian
Senate makes good prime minister's ‘pledge in blood’ to ‘axe the tax’, with nation unlikely to meet 5% emissions reduction target | Business as usual: the Australian government's Direct Action policy is voluntary and puts no overall cap on carbon emissions. Photography: AAP Image/David Crosl...
Gold pendant in the gold chain - jewellery - metal
(photo: WN / Aruna Mirasdar)
PRECIOUS-Gold steady near 4-month high on safe-haven demand
Reuters
SINGAPORE, July 14 (Reuters) - Gold was steady near a four-month high on Monday, supported by safe-haven buying from escalating tensions in the Middle East and lingering worries about Portugal's biggest bank. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was little changed at $1,338.20 an ounce by 0034 GMT. It posted it...
Morning Memo: Awaiting word on a budget deal on Jones Street
The News & Observer
Like the warm blanket of a humid day, a malaise has settled on the statehouse as lawmakers, lobbyists, staffers and reporters alike await word on a budget deal – the ticket to the end of the prolonged legislative session. | Days and days of in...
Mali, Ghana mines weigh on AngloGold Q2 results
Mining Weekly
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Gold producer AngloGold Ashanti’s closure of its Yatela mine, in Mali, and the ongoing restructuring at its Obuasi mine, in Ghana, would likely drag down earnings for the second quarter. | AngloGold embar...
EU And Colombia Ambassadors Commend Former Local Government Minister
Peace FM Online
Mr Claude Maerten, European Union (EU) Ambassador and Head of Delegation to Ghana, and Mrs Claudia Turbay Quintero, Colombia Ambassador in Ghana, have commended Mr Akwasi Opong-Fosu, Minister of the Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (ME...
Anglo confident can reach key target
Independent online
London - The chief executive of global miner Anglo American said he was still confident the company can reach its target of at least 15 percent return on capital (ROCE) by 2016, despite a decline this year. | Anglo is aiming to boost ROCE - a measure...
Uranium
Kerry cites progress in talks, but says real gaps remain
(photo: EC / EC)
Kerry cites progress in talks, but says ‘real gaps’ remain
Longview News Journal
VIENNA — After three days of intensive talks with his Iranian counterpart, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that “tangible progress” had been made in negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program, and that he would return to Washington to consult with President Barack Obama over whether to extend a Sunday deadline for a final agreem...
Oil
A gas tanker truck heads down an Interstate-84 offramp and towards a gathering of gas stations in Troutdale, Ore., Thursday, July 13, 2006. Oil prices surged Thursday to a record above $78 a barrel in world markets agitated by the escalating Israel-Lebanon conflict and the threat of supply disruptions in the Middle East and beyond. The previous Nymex settlement record of $75.19 was set J
(photo: AP / Don Ryan)
Oil prices rise above $104; natural gas sinks
The Wichita Eagle
The price of oil rose more than a $1 for the third time in the last four trading days, and closed above $104 for the first time since July 3. | Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery rose $1.46 to $104.59 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Friday, the Nymex contract fell 6 cents to $103.13. Oil has gained 4.6 percent over the past four tradi...



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