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/ 22 May 2008

Oil smashes $135 in Asian trade

Oil smashed past $135 a barrel for the first time on Thursday, continuing its astonishing rise following unexpected drops in United States crude and petrol stocks in a tight market, dealers said. Large institutional investors continued to pile money into oil, which is giving better returns than investments in stocks and bonds, further heating up prices, they said.

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/ 18 November 2006

Leaders tackle trade, North Korea at Apec summit

United States President George Bush on Saturday kept the pressure on North Korea as he held a flurry of bilateral talks with key world leaders before heading into an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit focused on free trade. Bush, China’s Hu Jintao, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were to convene on Saturday afternoon.

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/ 16 November 2005

Bush arrives for Apec meeting

United States President George Bush arrived on Wednesday in South Korea ahead of a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders as a joint statement from the 21 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) forum sought to pressure the European Union into making more concessions on agricultural subsidies.