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Ambre seeks funds for US coal push

Brisbane company Ambre Energy plans to raise up to $200 million over the next year, possibly through an Australian stockmarket float, as it builds a US coal business targeting Asian markets.

The company plans to spend more than $100m turning the [Longview, WA] site into the first US west coast coal export port, servicing the […]


Villaraigosa signs agreement aimed at boosting trade with China

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Monday [Jan. 24] signed an agreement aimed at increasing trade with China.

While it’s not a legally binding contract, the pact struck up between Los Angeles and China’s Ministry of Commerce is aimed at examining how the two sides can spur investment and cooperation when dealing with imports and […]


Venezuela: WikiLeaks confirms US plans against Chavez

A fair portion of the more than 1600 United States State Department documents WikiLeaks had published by mid-December show that the State Department has used its funding agencies, USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), to channel millions of dollars annually to anti-Chavez NGOs, political parties, journalists and media organisations in Venezuela.

Washington has […]