World Bulletin / News Desk
Construction work can start on the United Arab Emirates' first nuclear power plant, the Federal Authority of Nuclear Regulation said on Wednesday, opening the way for a consortium of South Korean companies to begin work on the multi-billion dollar project.
In December 2009, the UAE awarded a South Korean consortium led by Korea Electric Power Corp a contract to build four nuclear reactors to meet rapidly rising demand for electricity.
Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp, established to carry out the project, has been waiting for the construction licence before it starts pouring concrete for the first two reactors at the Barakah nuclear power plant.
A stand-off between the United States and Japan over access to farm and auto markets has been holding up negotiations over the 12-nation trade pact, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Hollande calls on companies and investors to join in 'fighting climate change'.
Currency market players 'would see opportunities' in central bank's measures, billionaire currency investor warns.
Schauble denies reports Berlin has prepared for the possibility Greece may leave the euro if Syriza party wins Greek elections.
The incident at the bank weakened the Libyan dinar against the dollar on the parallel market.
Support for Russian companies, small businesses and social spending make up bulk of new measures aimed at supporting ailing Russian economy.
In just seven days the central bank spent nearly $7bn of its reserves.
The site is on 233 hectares of reclaimed land in the capital, Colombo. Under the proposed deal, 108 hectares would be given to the Chinese firm, including 20 hectares on an outright basis and the rest on a 99-year lease.
The ECB said it would purchase sovereign debt from this March until the end of September 2016, despite opposition from Germany's Bundesbank
President pushes currency, fuel reforms for ailing Venezuela
All eyes on size, details of expected stimulus programme, Greek banks bounce as emergency line granted.
Greek government officials argued that they only needed to find additional cuts worth about 500 million euros.
Former U.S Treasury secretary: "Europe is not growing and is on the brink of deflating."
Gold appreciation picks up in reaction to weakening global growth prospects made by international finance institutes