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  •  - South Korea's President Lee speaks to Saudi businessmen in Riyadh

    South Korea's President Lee speaks to Saudi businessmen in Riyadh

    Posted: 2/8/2012 12:33:58 PM EST
    South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak (L) speaks to Saudi businessmen at Riyadh's Chamber of Commerce February 8, 2012. Saudi Arabia, the world's leading oil exporter, can play a major role in stabilizing global economy through steady oil prices, Lee said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed (SAUDI ARABIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS ENERGY)
  •  - Saudi Arabia's Finance Minister Jasser and South Korea's President Lee meet with Saudi businessmen in Riyadh

    Saudi Arabia's Finance Minister Jasser and South Korea's President Lee meet with Saudi businessmen in Riyadh

    Posted: 2/8/2012 12:06:17 PM EST
    Saudi Arabia's Finance Minister Muhammad al-Jasser (L) and South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak meet with Saudi businessmen at Riyadh's Chamber of Commerce February 8, 2012. Saudi Arabia, the world's leading oil exporter, can play a major role in stabilizing global economy through steady oil prices, Lee said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed (SAUDI ARABIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS ENERGY)
  •  - Saudi Arabia's Finance Minister Jasser and South Korea's President Lee meet with Saudi businessmen in Riyadh

    Saudi Arabia's Finance Minister Jasser and South Korea's President Lee meet with Saudi businessmen in Riyadh

    Posted: 2/8/2012 12:04:39 PM EST
    Saudi Arabia's Finance Minister Muhammad al-Jasser (L) and South Korea's President Lee Myung-bak meet with Saudi businessmen at Riyadh's Chamber of Commerce February 8, 2012. Saudi Arabia, the world's leading oil exporter, can play a major role in stabilizing global economy through steady oil prices, Lee said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed (SAUDI ARABIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS ENERGY)
  •  - South Korean President Lee looks at a piece of pita bread during his meeting with Saudi businessmen at Riyadh's Chamber of Commerce

    South Korean President Lee looks at a piece of pita bread during his meeting with Saudi businessmen at Riyadh's Chamber of Commerce

    Posted: 2/8/2012 8:02:58 AM EST
    South Korean President Lee Myung-bak looks at a piece of pita bread during his meeting with Saudi businessmen at Riyadh's Chamber of Commerce February 8, 2012. Saudi Arabia, the world's leading oil exporter, can play a major role in stabilizing global economy through steady oil prices, Lee said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed (SAUDI ARABIA - Tags: POLITICS FOOD BUSINESS ENERGY)
  •  - South Korean President Lee meets with Saudi businessmen at Riyadh's Chamber of Commerce

    South Korean President Lee meets with Saudi businessmen at Riyadh's Chamber of Commerce

    Posted: 2/8/2012 8:01:48 AM EST
    South Korean President Lee Myung-bak meets with Saudi businessmen at Riyadh's Chamber of Commerce February 8, 2012. Saudi Arabia, the world's leading oil exporter, can play a major role in stabilizing global economy through steady oil prices, Lee said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed (SAUDI ARABIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - South Korean President Lee is welcomed by Saudi businessmen at Riyadh's Chamber of Commerce

    South Korean President Lee is welcomed by Saudi businessmen at Riyadh's Chamber of Commerce

    Posted: 2/8/2012 8:00:00 AM EST
    South Korean President Lee Myung-bak is welcomed by Saudi businessmen at Riyadh's Chamber of Commerce February 8, 2012. Saudi Arabia, the world's leading oil exporter, can play a major role in stabilizing global economy through steady oil prices, Lee said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed (SAUDI ARABIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS ENERGY)
  •  - South Korean President Lee eats pita bread during his meeting with Saudi businessmen at Riyadh's Chamber of Commerce

    South Korean President Lee eats pita bread during his meeting with Saudi businessmen at Riyadh's Chamber of Commerce

    Posted: 2/8/2012 7:58:26 AM EST
    South Korean President Lee Myung-bak eats pita bread during his meeting with Saudi businessmen at Riyadh's Chamber of Commerce February 8, 2012. Saudi Arabia, the world's leading oil exporter, can play a major role in stabilizing global economy through steady oil prices, Lee said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed (SAUDI ARABIA - Tags: POLITICS FOOD BUSINESS ENERGY)
  •  - South Korean President Lee meets with Saudi businessmen at Riyadh's Chamber of Commerce

    South Korean President Lee meets with Saudi businessmen at Riyadh's Chamber of Commerce

    Posted: 2/8/2012 7:52:51 AM EST
    South Korean President Lee Myung-bak meets with Saudi businessmen at Riyadh's Chamber of Commerce February 8, 2012. Saudi Arabia, the world's leading oil exporter, can play a major role in stabilizing global economy through steady oil prices, Lee said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed (SAUDI ARABIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - File photo of workers on Scania AB assembly line at plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo

    File photo of workers on Scania AB assembly line at plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo

    Posted: 2/1/2012 4:45:50 AM EST
    File photo of workers on the assembly line of a Swedish truck maker Scania AB plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo September 15, 2010 . Truck maker Scania is preparing for an uncertain year by cutting more staff and delaying investments after truck orders softened in the second half of 2011 and its quarterly earnings undershot. "The outlook for 2012 is difficult to assess, especially in Europe in light of the economic policy problems in the euro zone," Chief Executive Leif Ostling said in a statement February 1, 2012. Like other truck makers, Scania saw a boom in demand in 2010 and early 2011 as the global economy picked up. But the European debt crisis, the Arab Spring and a shift to new engines in Brazil hit its performance in the latter part of last year. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker/files (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT)
  •  - A rose is seen during preparations for the upcoming Valentine's Day, a farm in Cajica

    A rose is seen during preparations for the upcoming Valentine's Day, a farm in Cajica

    Posted: 1/30/2012 7:47:20 PM EST
    A rose is seen during preparations for the upcoming Valentine's Day, a farm in Cajica January 30, 2012. Valentine's Day is marked on February 14, with many people giving loved ones flowers as a token of their affection. But a troubled global economy and bad weather has some growers in Colombia worried about this year's crop. Colombia exports 450 million flowers for Valentine's Day, and flower farmers say that day alone accounts for 12 percent of their annual income. REUTERS/John Vizcaino (COLOMBIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
  •  - A worker picks out roses in preparation for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Cajica

    A worker picks out roses in preparation for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Cajica

    Posted: 1/30/2012 7:41:51 PM EST
    A worker picks out roses in preparation for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Cajica January 30, 2012. Valentine's Day is marked on February 14, with many people giving loved ones flowers as a token of their affection. But a troubled global economy and bad weather has some growers in Colombia worried about this year's crop. Colombia exports 450 million flowers for Valentine's Day, and flower farmers say that day alone accounts for 12 percent of their annual income. REUTERS/John Vizcaino (COLOMBIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
  •  - Workers prepare rose bouquets in preparation for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Cajica

    Workers prepare rose bouquets in preparation for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Cajica

    Posted: 1/30/2012 7:38:30 PM EST
    Workers prepare rose bouquets in preparation for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Cajica January 30, 2012. Valentine's Day is marked on February 14, with many people giving loved ones flowers as a token of their affection. But a troubled global economy and bad weather has some growers in Colombia worried about this year's crop. Colombia exports 450 million flowers for Valentine's Day, and flower farmers say that day alone accounts for 12 percent of their annual income. REUTERS/John Vizcaino (COLOMBIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
  •  - A worker checks roses in preparation for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Cajica

    A worker checks roses in preparation for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Cajica

    Posted: 1/30/2012 7:36:52 PM EST
    A worker checks roses in preparation for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Cajica January 30, 2012. Valentine's Day is marked on February 14, with many people giving loved ones flowers as a token of their affection. But a troubled global economy and bad weather has some growers in Colombia worried about this year's crop. Colombia exports 450 million flowers for Valentine's Day, and flower farmers say that day alone accounts for 12 percent of their annual income. REUTERS/John Vizcaino (COLOMBIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
  •  - A worker picks out roses in preparation for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Cajica

    A worker picks out roses in preparation for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Cajica

    Posted: 1/30/2012 7:35:40 PM EST
    A worker picks out roses in preparation for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Cajica January 30, 2012. Valentine's Day is marked on February 14, with many people giving loved ones flowers as a token of their affection. But a troubled global economy and bad weather has some growers in Colombia worried about this year's crop. Colombia exports 450 million flowers for Valentine's Day, and flower farmers say that day alone accounts for 12 percent of their annual income. REUTERS/John Vizcaino (COLOMBIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
  •  - A worker picks out roses in preparation for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Cajica

    A worker picks out roses in preparation for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Cajica

    Posted: 1/30/2012 7:31:35 PM EST
    A worker picks out roses in preparation for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Cajica January 30, 2012. Valentine's Day is marked on February 14, with many people giving loved ones flowers as a token of their affection. But a troubled global economy and bad weather has some growers in Colombia worried about this year's crop. Colombia exports 450 million flowers for Valentine's Day, and flower farmers say that day alone accounts for 12 percent of their annual income. REUTERS/John Vizcaino (COLOMBIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
  •  - Workers pick out roses in preparation for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Chia

    Workers pick out roses in preparation for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Chia

    Posted: 1/30/2012 7:30:06 PM EST
    Workers pick out roses in preparation for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Chia January 30, 2012. Valentine's Day is marked on February 14, with many people giving loved ones flowers as a token of their affection. But a troubled global economy and bad weather has some growers in Colombia worried about this year's crop. Colombia exports 450 million flowers for Valentine's Day, and flower farmers say that day alone accounts for 12 percent of their annual income. REUTERS/John Vizcaino (COLOMBIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
  •  - Workers prepare rose bouquets for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Chia

    Workers prepare rose bouquets for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Chia

    Posted: 1/30/2012 7:29:25 PM EST
    Workers prepare rose bouquets for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Chia January 30, 2012. Valentine's Day is marked on February 14, with many people giving loved ones flowers as a token of their affection. But a troubled global economy and bad weather has some growers in Colombia worried about this year's crop. Colombia exports 450 million flowers for Valentine's Day, and flower farmers say that day alone accounts for 12 percent of their annual income. REUTERS/John Vizcaino (COLOMBIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
  •  - A worker prepares prepare rose bouquets before the arrival of Valentine's Day in a farm in  Chia

    A worker prepares prepare rose bouquets before the arrival of Valentine's Day in a farm in Chia

    Posted: 1/30/2012 7:28:41 PM EST
    A worker prepares rose bouquets for the upcoming Valentine's Day, at a farm in Chia January 30, 2012. Valentine's Day is marked on February 14, with many people giving loved ones flowers as a token of their affection. But a troubled global economy and bad weather has some growers in Colombia worried about this year's crop. Colombia exports 450 million flowers for Valentine's Day, and flower farmers say that day alone accounts for 12 percent of their annual income. REUTERS/John Vizcaino (COLOMBIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
  •  - A man looks at his bankbook at a local bank in Seoul

    A man looks at his bankbook at a local bank in Seoul

    Posted: 1/13/2012 4:07:38 AM EST
    A man looks at his bankbook at a local bank in Seoul January 13, 2012. South Korea's central bank held its key policy interest rate steady for a seventh consecutive month on Friday, as expected in a Reuters poll, and moderated its anti-inflation rhetoric as risks to the domestic and global economy mount. The Bank of Korea's monetary policy committee kept its base rate unchanged at 3.25 percent. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - A labourer works at a residential construction site in Beijing

    A labourer works at a residential construction site in Beijing

    Posted: 12/15/2011 2:36:13 AM EST
    A labourer works at a residential construction site in Beijing December 15, 2011. China pledged to guarantee growth in the face of an "extremely grim" outlook for the global economy in 2012, rounding off its annual policy-setting conference on Wednesday with a series of commitments to deliver economic stability. Beijing this week promised a tight leash on the property sector to cool housing prices and bring them back to a "reasonable level", which some investors fear could add to the risks of an economic hard landing as prices and investment fall. REUTERS/Barry Huang (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS CONSTRUCTION)