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FEATURE-Truckers' secret to fuel efficiency: take it easy

EAST DUBUQUE, Illinois, May 25 - Mario Enriquez says there's no real trick to getting great fuel mileage in a big truck.

Mozambique agriculture plan could displace 100,000 farmers - activists

ROME, May 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mozambique is mulling a plan to lease 240,000 hectares of prime farmland to investors to grow crops for export, threatening to displace more than 100,000 local residents, activists and academics said, citing a leaked document.

FEATURE-Malawi forests shrink as power deficit fuels charcoal business

LILONGWE, May 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Impoverished villagers are hacking down Malawi's forests to make charcoal, undeterred by government efforts to confiscate the dirty fuel as a power deficit stokes demand.

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UPDATE 1-Singapore April CPI posts biggest annual drop in 5 years, easing mooted

SINGAPORE, May 25 - Singapore's consumer prices recorded their biggest year-on-year drop in five years in April, an outcome analysts said could open the way to further monetary easing if economic growth disappoints later this year.

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China invites private investors to help build $318 bln of projects

SHANGHAI, May 25 - China's state planning agency on Monday released a list of more than 1,000 proposed projects totalling 1.97 trillion yuan ($317.75 billion) that it is inviting private investors to help fund, build and operate.

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