The precedent of a tourist massacre in Egypt in 1997 suggests Indonesia will suffer a 20% drop in foreign visitors following last month's deadly bombing on the resort island of Bali, the World Bank said in a report published on Wednesday.
The International Monetary Fund has told Malawi's government to sort out some ''pressure points'' in its current budget before lending to the impoverished southern African nation can be resumed, a report said on Wednesday.
One and two-euro coins release traces of the metal nickel at levels between 240 and 320 times higher than EU-regulated norms, greatly increasing the risk of allergic reaction in nickel-sensitive handlers.
Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) said on Tuesday it has expanded the convenience of the popular Short Message Service (SMS) to home and office phones with the advent of a new text-to-speech system.
The European Commission stepped closer to imposing -million a day fines on Microsoft on Monday when it gave the software group eight days to comply with sanctions imposed last year. Neelie Kroes, competition commissioner, said in Madrid: ''The deadline is the end of this month and if it's not met then it's the end of the game.''