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Airbus’ Alabama plant to create 2,500 construction jobs

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Airbus should create about 2,500 construction jobs to build a new $600 million airliner assembly plant in Mobile, Alabama, and 400 to 500 full-time jobs once production starts in 2017, a source familiar with the plans said on Saturday.


Airbus’ Alabama plant to create 2,500 construction jobs

An Airbus A380 aircraft is displayed at the 2008 Farnborough International Air Show, Hampshire, southern EnglandWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Airbus should create about 2,500 construction jobs to build a new $600 million airliner assembly plant in Mobile, Alabama, and 400 to 500 full-time jobs once production starts in 2017, a source familiar with the plans said on Saturday. The European planemaker, owned by EADS, is poised to announce plans to build the plant for its single-aisle A320 passenger jet that will begin producing four planes a month in 2017, according to multiple people familiar with the plans. The announcement may come as early as Monday. …


UK politicians: Banking system is corrupt

British politicians harshly criticized the country’s banking system Saturday after Barclays was fined for manipulating data, with the leader of the opposition calling for an inquiry and government ministers joining the [...]

Presiden apresiasi pengusaha yang bertindak profesional

Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono menyatakan mengapresiasi sikap pengusaha yang bertindak profesional dalam menjalankan bisnisnya sehingga keberhasilan yang dicapai tidak bersifat instan namun memiliki fondasi yang [...]

Kementan akan tingkatkan biaya operasional penyuluh

Kementerian Pertanian berencana untuk meningkatkan biaya operasional penyuluh pertanian dari yang besarannya sama saat ini untuk seluruh Indonesia yakni Rp250.000 per bulan per [...]

AstraZeneca hungry to refill medicine cabinet

LONDON (Reuters) – Simon Lowth may only be the interim chief executive of AstraZeneca Plc but he is ready to sign off on bold deals.


AstraZeneca hungry to refill medicine cabinet

LONDON (Reuters) – Simon Lowth may only be the interim chief executive of AstraZeneca Plc but he is ready to sign off on bold deals. The decision to pair up with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co to buy diabetes specialist Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc shows the Anglo-Swedish drugmaker is stepping up its deal-making, despite the management hiatus at the top of the company. AstraZeneca is chipping in $3.4 billion for a half share in Amylin’s products for the fast-growing type 2 diabetes market. [...]

Antrean truk di Merak capai delapan kilometer

Antrean truk ekspedisi yang hendak menuju Pulau Sumatera di Pelabuhan Merak, Cilegon, Banten, mencapai delapan [...]

Brief relief, long-term questions on student loans

FILE - In this April 17, 2012, file photo, House Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. John Mica, R-Fla. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congress on Friday, June 29, 2012 emphatically approved legislation preserving jobs on transportation projects from coast to coast and avoiding interest rate increases on new loans to millions of college students, giving lawmakers campaign-season bragging rights on what may be their biggest economic achievement before the November elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)Congress may have averted a doubling of interest rates on millions of new federal student loans, but the fix is only for a year, leaving students on edge over whether they'll face a similar increase next summer.


Is Merkel ‘Biggest Loser’ in Euro Zone Showdown?

Texas cattle deaths tied to toxic Bermuda grass

The sun was setting when Jerry Abel’s cattle began to bellow on his Central Texas ranch. They were convulsing by the time he rushed to the pasture. Within hours, Abel had lost almost all his [...]

Merkel seen as big loser in euro zone showdown

BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) – Angela Merkel was portrayed across Europe as the big loser of a euro zone showdown in Brussels after the German chancellor was forced to accept the crisis-fighting measures championed by countries struggling with their debts.


Merkel seen as big loser in euro zone showdown

German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on before delivering government policy statement in parliament in BerlinBERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) – Angela Merkel was portrayed across Europe as the big loser of a euro zone showdown in Brussels after the German chancellor was forced to accept the crisis-fighting measures championed by countries struggling with their debts. Newspapers in Spain, Italy and France on Saturday toasted the triumph of their leaders – Mario Monti, Mariano Rajoy and Francois Hollande – in pushing Merkel into a U-turn that would long have been unthinkable. …


Germany denies Schaeuble talk of Greece euro exit

KREFELD, Germany (Reuters) – A deputy German Finance Minister dismissed a magazine report saying Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble had told conservative members of parliament on Friday to prepare for a looming Greek bankruptcy and euro zone exit.


Germany denies Schaeuble talk of Greece euro exit

German Chancellor Merkel talks with her Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble before the vote for ratification of the European Union fiscal pact in the Reichstag, the seat of the German lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, in BerlinKREFELD, Germany (Reuters) – A deputy German Finance Minister dismissed a magazine report saying Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble had told conservative members of parliament on Friday to prepare for a looming Greek bankruptcy and euro zone exit. "This report is nonsense," Deputy Finance Minister Steffen Kampeter told Reuters on Saturday on the sidelines of a regional meeting of Christian Democrats in the western town of Krefeld. Kampeter said that Schaeuble had spoken to the conservative MPs on Friday about the need for the austerity and reform measures in Greece to be implemented. …


UK orders bank review, calls Diamond to panel

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government ordered an independent review into the workings of key lending rates between banks, after Barclays was found guilty of rigging them, and summoned the bank’s boss to answer questions about the scandal.


UK orders bank review, calls Diamond to panel

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government ordered an independent review into the workings of key lending rates between banks, after Barclays was found guilty of rigging them, and summoned the bank’s boss to answer questions about the scandal. U.S. and British authorities fined Barclays $450 million for manipulating the London Interbank Offer Rate (Libor), the interest rate on loans that banks make to each other. Barclays was the first to settle in an investigation that is expected to name others and reaches across Europe, Japan and North America. [...]

VidCon attracts online video makers and their fans

In this Thursday, June 28, 2012 photo, Adi Sideman, CEO of YouNow, delivers his keynote "Two Way Television is Here" at the third annual VidCon conference and community gathering for online video in Anaheim, Calif. More than 6,000 people are expected to attend VidCon at the Anaheim Convention Center this weekend. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)A long line of teenagers has formed inside a cavernous convention center.


Ministers order bank rate review

The government announces an independent review of the workings of the Libor inter-bank lending rate in the wake of the Barclays [...]

Investors Cheer Europe Deal

European leaders’ new measures to tackle the euro zone’s debt crisis were welcomed as a rare bold step in the right direction. [...]

UK politicians: Banking system is corruption

British politicians were harshly criticizing the country’s banking system after British bank Barclays was fined for manipulating data to make its financial position appear [...]

Perusahaan Slowakia akan tanam modal di PLTU Batam

Perusahaan dari Slowakia akan menanam modal di proyek pembangkit listrik tenaga uap (PLTU) berkapasitas 2 x 50 megawatt senilai 185 juta dolar AS di Kabil, Batam, Kepulauan [...]

Uni Eropa Suntik Perbankan Spanyol

Irlandia dipertimbangkan mendapat perlakuan [...]

VIDEO: Your Money: Saving money for travellers

Declan Curry focuses on travel this week, looking at rail fares, hotel and flights, and the cost benefits of car [...]

BMW to hire thousands of permanent staff: report

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – BMW plans to hire thousands of permanent staff after cutting the number of its temporary workers by half, a German magazine reported on Saturday.


BMW to hire thousands of permanent staff: report

The logo of German car manufacturer BMW is seen on the bonnet of a vehicle covered with water drops in KievFRANKFURT (Reuters) – BMW plans to hire thousands of permanent staff after cutting the number of its temporary workers by half, a German magazine reported on Saturday. BMW's management has struck an agreement with the company's works council that will see the number of temporary workers fall to around 6,000 from about 12,000 currently, Wirtschaftswoche magazine reported in an article released ahead of publication on Monday. …


German opponents challenge budget pact, euro fund

Opponents of Europe’s new budget-discipline pact and the eurozone’s permanent rescue fund are asking Germany’s highest court to issue injunctions blocking the [...]

France urges Peugeot to tell plant plans

PARIS (Reuters) – French Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg called on the management of struggling car maker PSA Peugeot Citroën to divulge its intentions for the future of several of its plants quickly, as fears mount over future job cuts.


France urges Peugeot to tell plant plans

The Logo of French carmaker Peugeot is seen on a car in ParisPARIS (Reuters) – French Industry Minister Arnaud Montebourg called on the management of struggling car maker PSA Peugeot Citroën to divulge its intentions for the future of several of its plants quickly, as fears mount over future job cuts. Europe's second-biggest automaker is looking for ways to make more cost savings this year and preparing to shut down one of its two Paris plants, union officials said on June 28. …


Petugas SPBU Pastikan Motor Plat Merah Dilarang Beli Bensin Premium

SPBU melarang kendaraan plat merah (Kendaraan Pemerintah) dan Polri serta TNI di Jabodetabek membeli BBM subsidi. Termasuk sepeda motor dinas plat merah.

EU deal for Spain, Italy buoys markets but details sketchy

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Under pressure to prevent a catastrophic breakup of their single currency, euro zone leaders agreed on Friday to let their rescue fund inject aid directly into stricken banks from next year and intervene on bond markets to support troubled member states.


EU deal for Spain, Italy buoys markets but details sketchy

European Council President Van Rompuy addresses a news conference after a European Union leaders summit in BrusselsBRUSSELS (Reuters) – Under pressure to prevent a catastrophic breakup of their single currency, euro zone leaders agreed on Friday to let their rescue fund inject aid directly into stricken banks from next year and intervene on bond markets to support troubled member states. They also pledged to create a single banking supervisor for euro zone banks based around the European Central Bank in a landmark first step towards a European banking union that could help shore up struggling member Spain. …


20% Kebun Sawit RI ‘Dikuasai’ Malaysia

Pengusaha kelapa sawit di Indonesia kesulitan memperluas lahan usahanya. Pertama akibat moratorium, dan karena 20% lahan sawit sudah dikuasai penguasaha Malaysia.

World Bank cancels $1.2 billion Bangladesh loan

The World Bank has canceled a $1.2 billion loan for construction of a bridge in Bangladesh, saying it has credible evidence of corruption involving a Canadian engineering [...]

Micro Financial Syariah Reduksi Kemiskinan

BMT Ventura memberikan layanan micro financial syariah dalam memberi layanan pembiayaan kepada masyarakat pengusaha [...]

Mexico Journal: Twitter, Televisa, and the 2012 Election

In the late stage of Mexico’s election, which will be held on Sunday, July 1, young people in the country have rallied together to protest what they see as biased media coverage of the race.  Enrique Peña Nieto, EPN, the candidate from the Institutional Revolutionary Party, the PRI, currently Mexico’s best organized party, has been accused of paying TV broadcasters for favorable coverage.  A number of critics have accused Televisa, who is married to a popular former Televisa soap opera star, of providing the PRI’s candidate with favorable coverage.  At one anti-Televisa protest, a young woman held up a sign that showed a TV with fangs and a slogan that read “Weapon of mass manipulation.”  Another sign said “The Revolution Will Not be Televised.”  At the June 2 demonstration in front of Televisa’s office, protesters chanted “Democratization of media” and “NO TO [...]

Punya Utang ‘Segunung’, Jepang Takut Bernasib Seperti Eropa

Perdana Menteri Jepang Yoshihiko Noda memberi peringatan, kebijakan kenaikan pajak harus dilakukan untuk menyelamatkan negara dari tumpukan utang.

Pekan Raya Jakarta jadi ajang promosi mebel domestik

Pekan Raya Jakarta di JIExpo Kemayoran, 14 Juni – 15 Juli 2012, menjadi ajang mempromosikan mebel buatan dalam [...]

Trans Studio Bandung ‘Angkat’ Ekonomi Masyarakat Lokal

Perekonomian masyarakat lokal, yakni masyarakat Bandung akan semakin meningkat dengan adanya Kawasan Terpadu Trans Studio [...]

Pemerintah targetkan 8 juta wisatawan mancanegara

Pemerintah menargetkan kunjungan wisatawan mancanegara ke Indonesia pada 2012 sebanyak delapan juta orang sehingga dapat menyumbangkan devisa sebesar 9 miliar dolar [...]

Bermodal Awal Rp 50 Miliar, Pemerintah Bikin Mobil Murah

Kementerian Perindustrian bersama Badan Pengkajian dan Pengembangan Teknologi (BPPT) sedang membuat desain awal mobil murah dengan modal awal Rp 50 miliar.

BMT Ventura Salurkan Pinjaman Tanpa Agunan

Tapi, lembaga keuangan ini meminta jaminan dari [...]

Ini Alasan Syariah Masih Kalah dari Konvensional

Sistem keuangan syariah di Indonesia masih kalah jauh dibandingkan yang konvensional, meskipun sebenarnya syariah lebih ‘membumi’. Apa alasannya?

19 penerbangan ekstra masuk Kendari terkait Pesparawi

Bandar Udara Haluoleo Kendari akan melayani 19 kali penerbangan tambahan dari berbagai bandara di Indonesia yang akan mengangkut para peserta Pesta Paduan Suara Gerejawi (Pesparawi) X Tingkat Nasional Tahun [...]

Impor holtikultura meningkat 300 persen

Nilai impor produk holtikultura meningkat hampir 300 persen dalam kurun waktu lima tahun terakhir, kata Direktorat Jenderal Perdagangan Luar Negeri, Kementerian Perdagangan, Deddy [...]

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