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  •  - 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)
  •  - 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)
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    To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION

    Posted: 3/14/2012 11:25:32 AM EST
    Portuguese engineer Jose Guedes (C), 35, lines up at the Angola Consulate to request for a visa in Lisbon February 29, 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 February 29, 2012. To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (PORTUGAL - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)
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    To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION

    Posted: 3/14/2012 11:21:40 AM EST
    A billboard from the Brazilian Tourist Board is seen in downtown Lisbon March 7, 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. The billboard reads: "Brazil calls you, celebrate life here". Picture taken March 7, 2012. To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (PORTUGAL - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION TRAVEL)
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    To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION

    Posted: 3/14/2012 11:14:57 AM EST
    A man is photographed on a square decorated with a giant world map, with marks showing former Portuguese colonies, in Lisbon March 6, 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 6, 2012. To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (PORTUGAL - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)
  •  - To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION

    To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION

    Posted: 3/14/2012 11:10:37 AM EST
    Portuguese citizen Fernando Costa (front L) and his Brazilian wife Maria Mezquita pose as people line up at the Brazil Consulate in Lisbon March 9, 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 9, 2012. To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (PORTUGAL - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)
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    To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION

    Posted: 3/14/2012 11:03:17 AM EST
    Portuguese immigrant to Brazil, Fernando Silva, 49, sits in his bedroom at the back of the snack bar he opened in an Amazon town, March 9, 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 9, 2012. To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION REUTERS/Paulo Santos (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS FOOD SOCIETY)
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    To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION

    Posted: 3/14/2012 10:59:35 AM EST
    Portuguese immigrant to Brazil, Fernando Silva, 49, shows off trays of his specialty, cod fish cakes, at the snack bar he opened at an Amazon town March 9, 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 9, 2012. To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION REUTERS/Paulo Santos (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS FOOD SOCIETY)
  •  - To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION

    To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION

    Posted: 3/14/2012 10:50:16 AM EST
    Portuguese immigrant to Brazil, Fernando Silva, 49, freezes trays of his specialty, cod fish cakes, at the snack bar he opened in an Amazon town March 9, 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 9, 2012. To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION REUTERS/Paulo Santos (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS FOOD)