Solar co's ask Obama to slap duties on China panels

WASHINGTON Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:22pm EDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several solar energy companies with operations in the United States asked the Obama administration on Wednesday to put duties on imports of solar panels from China, the companies said Wednesday at a press conference.

The complaints of dumping were filed on behalf of seven solar companies by the U.S. unit of SolarWorld, which is based in Oregon.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton)

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After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.