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  •  - To match Interview INDONESIA-RICE/BULOG

    To match Interview INDONESIA-RICE/BULOG

    Posted: 3/15/2012 7:48:58 AM EST
    A worker walks past stacks of rice at a warehouse owned by Indonesia's state procurement agency Bulog in Makassar of Indonesia's South Sulawesi province March 15, 2012. Indonesia should decide on how much rice it will import by June, as that is when the government will have a clear idea about the size of the domestic crop, the head of Bulog said on Thursday. Last year, Southeast Asia's largest economy imported 1.9 million tonnes of rice from Thailand, Vietnam and India, to ensure it had plentiful stocks of the staple food, and to avoid stoking food inflation. To match Interview INDONESIA-RICE/BULOG REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad (INDONESIA - Tags: AGRICULTURE FOOD BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - To match Interview INDONESIA-RICE/BULOG

    To match Interview INDONESIA-RICE/BULOG

    Posted: 3/15/2012 7:46:53 AM EST
    A worker carries sacks of rice at a warehouse owned by Indonesia's state procurement agency Bulog in Makassar of Indonesia's South Sulawesi province March 15, 2012. Indonesia should decide on how much rice it will import by June, as that is when the government will have a clear idea about the size of the domestic crop, the head of Bulog said on Thursday. Last year, Southeast Asia's largest economy imported 1.9 million tonnes of rice from Thailand, Vietnam and India, to ensure it had plentiful stocks of the staple food, and to avoid stoking food inflation. To match Interview INDONESIA-RICE/BULOG REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad (INDONESIA - Tags: AGRICULTURE FOOD BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
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    To match Interview INDONESIA-RICE/BULOG

    Posted: 3/15/2012 7:46:51 AM EST
    A worker carries sacks of rice at a warehouse owned by Indonesia's state procurement agency Bulog in Makassar of Indonesia's South Sulawesi province March 15, 2012. Indonesia should decide on how much rice it will import by June, as that is when the government will have a clear idea about the size of the domestic crop, the head of Bulog said on Thursday. Last year, Southeast Asia's largest economy imported 1.9 million tonnes of rice from Thailand, Vietnam and India, to ensure it had plentiful stocks of the staple food, and to avoid stoking food inflation. To match Interview INDONESIA-RICE/BULOG REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad (INDONESIA - Tags: AGRICULTURE FOOD BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a grassroots events on jobs and the economy in Kirkwood Park in Kirkwood

    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a grassroots events on jobs and the economy in Kirkwood Park in Kirkwood

    Posted: 3/15/2012 7:18:48 AM EST
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a grassroots events on jobs and the economy in Kirkwood Park in Kirkwood, Missouri, March 13, 2012. REUTERS/Sarah Conard
  •  - A house buyer cries with other buyers holding on to her, as they walk past a stopped and incompleted residential construction site during a rainy day in Wuhan

    A house buyer cries with other buyers holding on to her, as they walk past a stopped and incompleted residential construction site during a rainy day in Wuhan

    Posted: 3/15/2012 6:48:32 AM EST
    A house buyer cries with other buyers holding on to her, as they walk past a stopped and incompleted residential construction site during a rainy day in Wuhan, Hubei province March 15, 2012. China's home prices are still far from falling to a reasonable level, and efforts to curb real estate speculation must be maintained or risk chaos and a property bubble which would harm the economy if it burst, Premier Wen Jiabao said on Wednesday. The contractor stopped building the residential area due to capital chain rupture but the buyers need to repay the loan, local media reported. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION CRIME LAW) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA
  •  - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a grassroots events on jobs and the economy in Kirkwood Park in Kirkwood

    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a grassroots events on jobs and the economy in Kirkwood Park in Kirkwood

    Posted: 3/14/2012 10:34:10 PM EST
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a grassroots events on jobs and the economy in Kirkwood Park in Kirkwood, Missouri, March 13, 2012. REUTERS/Sarah Conard
  •  - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a grassroots events on jobs and the economy in Kirkwood Park in Kirkwood

    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a grassroots events on jobs and the economy in Kirkwood Park in Kirkwood

    Posted: 3/14/2012 10:33:51 PM EST
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a grassroots events on jobs and the economy in Kirkwood Park in Kirkwood, Missouri, March 13, 2012. REUTERS/Sarah Conard
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 4:30:46 PM EST
    Egyptians walk by a banner supporting presidential candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, Farghal Abou Daif, a coffee shop owner, in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Officials said Wednesday that at least 500 Egyptians have obtained applications to officially declare their candidacy for the vote, which follows last year's ouster of longtime authoritarian leader Hosni Mubarak. Arabic reads " for achieving security, raising economy and saving January 25th revolution, your candidate for presidency Faghal Abou Daif Attyah". (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 3:35:49 PM EST
    A general view shows the Iranian parliament after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad answered questions in an open session in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Iran's parliament began on Wednesday to question President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over a long list of accusations, including that he mismanaged the nation's economy and challenged the country's supreme leader. Ahmadinejad is the first president in the country's history to be hauled before the Iranian parliament, a serious blow to his standing in a conflict pitting him against lawmakers. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 3:35:49 PM EST
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, listens to conservative lawmaker Ali Motahari, unseen, a prominent opponent of the president, as he reads out a series of questions to Ahmadinejad in an open session in parliament in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Iran's parliament began on Wednesday to question President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over a long list of accusations, including that he mismanaged the nation's economy and challenged the country's supreme leader. Ahmadinejad is the first president in the country's history to be hauled before the Iranian parliament, a serious blow to his standing in a conflict pitting him against lawmakers. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 3:35:49 PM EST
    Parliament speaker Ali Larijani, top, listens to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, bottom, as he answers questions in an open session in parliament in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Iran's parliament began on Wednesday to question President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over a long list of accusations, including that he mismanaged the nation's economy and challenged the country's supreme leader. Ahmadinejad is the first president in the country's history to be hauled before the Iranian parliament, a serious blow to his standing in a conflict pitting him against lawmakers. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 3:35:49 PM EST
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, leaves the podium after answering questions in an open session in parliament in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Iran's parliament began on Wednesday to question President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over a long list of accusations, including that he mismanaged the nation's economy and challenged the country's supreme leader. Ahmadinejad is the first president in the country's history to be hauled before the Iranian parliament, a serious blow to his standing in a conflict pitting him against lawmakers. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 3:35:49 PM EST
    An unidentified Iranian clerical lawmaker walks inside the parliament as legislators listen President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, unseen, answer questions in an open session in parliament in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Iran's parliament began Wednesday to question President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over a long list of accusations, including that he mismanaged the nation's economy and challenged the country's supreme leader. Ahmadinejad is the first president in the country's history to be hauled before the Iranian parliament, a serious blow to his standing in a conflict pitting him against lawmakers. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 3:35:48 PM EST
    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad answers questions in an open session in parliament in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Iran's parliament began on Wednesday to question President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over a long list of accusations, including that he mismanaged the nation's economy and challenged the country's supreme leader. Ahmadinejad is the first president in the country's history to be hauled before the Iranian parliament, a serious blow to his standing in a conflict pitting him against lawmakers. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
  •  - Poland's central bank Governor Marek Belka sits at his desk at the bank's headquarters in Warsaw

    Poland's central bank Governor Marek Belka sits at his desk at the bank's headquarters in Warsaw

    Posted: 3/14/2012 12:24:55 PM EST
    Poland's central bank Governor Marek Belka sits at his desk at the bank's headquarters in Warsaw March 14, 2012. Poland should not be expected to cut interest rates soon as the economy is growing at a decent rate and inflation is not easing as fast as the rate council would expect it to, Belka said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Poland's central bank Governor Marek Belka is pictured at the bank's headquarters in Warsaw

    Poland's central bank Governor Marek Belka is pictured at the bank's headquarters in Warsaw

    Posted: 3/14/2012 12:24:42 PM EST
    Poland's central bank Governor Marek Belka is pictured at the bank's headquarters in Warsaw March 14, 2012. Poland should not be expected to cut interest rates soon as the economy is growing at a decent rate and inflation is not easing as fast as the rate council would expect it to, Belka said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS HEADSHOT)
  •  - Poland's central bank Governor Marek Belka sits at his desk at the bank's headquarters in Warsaw

    Poland's central bank Governor Marek Belka sits at his desk at the bank's headquarters in Warsaw

    Posted: 3/14/2012 12:24:13 PM EST
    Poland's central bank Governor Marek Belka sits at his desk at the bank's headquarters in Warsaw March 14, 2012. Poland should not be expected to cut interest rates soon as the economy is growing at a decent rate and inflation is not easing as fast as the rate council would expect it to, Belka said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Poland's central bank Governor Marek Belka sits at his desk at the bank's headquarters in Warsaw

    Poland's central bank Governor Marek Belka sits at his desk at the bank's headquarters in Warsaw

    Posted: 3/14/2012 12:23:52 PM EST
    Poland's central bank Governor Marek Belka sits at his desk at the bank's headquarters in Warsaw March 14, 2012. Poland should not be expected to cut interest rates soon as the economy is growing at a decent rate and inflation is not easing as fast as the rate council would expect it to, Belka said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Poland's Central Bank Governor Marek Belka sits at his desk at the bank's headquarters in Warsaw

    Poland's Central Bank Governor Marek Belka sits at his desk at the bank's headquarters in Warsaw

    Posted: 3/14/2012 12:23:15 PM EST
    Poland's Central Bank Governor Marek Belka sits at his desk at the bank's headquarters in Warsaw March 14, 2012. Poland should not be expected to cut interest rates soon as the economy is growing at a decent rate and inflation is not easing as fast as the rate council would expect it to, Belka said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION

    To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION

    Posted: 3/14/2012 11:32:20 AM EST
    Members of the Portuguese immigrant community have lunch at Cais do Porto, a Portuguese restaurant, in Sao Paulo March 13, 2012. Portugal flourished as a global power with explorers like Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral building an empire which lasted for 600 years. Now a new wave of adventurers is once again seeking work, and hopefully fortune, elsewhere. Emigrating is fast becoming a preferred option for many seeking a decent living as their bailed-out economy suffers under debt, low growth and poor competitiveness. Portugal's booming ex-colonies in Africa and Brazil are a natural choice. Picture taken March 13, 2012. To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (PORTUGAL - Tags: BUSINESS FOOD SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)