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Australia, New Zealand defend climate plans, say face high costs

BONN, Germany - Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they faced unusually high costs to cut greenhouse gas emissions because of their respective dependence on coal and livestock, after criticism that they are doing too little to tackle climate change.

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Toshiba scandal continues as more accounting errors found

31 Aug 2015

TOKYO - Toshiba Corp again delayed announcing its annual financial results on Monday, as new accounting errors prevented the company from drawing a line under Japan's worst corporate scandal in four years.

Indonesia looks to increase emissions cut pledge ahead of Paris meet

31 Aug 2015

JAKARTA - Indonesia is looking to increase its current pledges on cutting emissions growth, a senior government adviser said on Monday, with a final decision likely by mid-September.

As the need for power surges, are small - or big - dams the answer?

28 Aug 2015

STOCKHOLM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - To provide more clean energy, particularly in fast-growing Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, the world needs more hydropower dams, energy experts say.

Poland's Law and Justice party favors non-binding UN climate deal

28 Aug 2015

WARSAW - Poland's conservative opposition Law and Justice party (PiS) is hoping that a United Nations' climate deal later this year will be non-binding, which could enable it to renegotiate current European Union emissions laws.

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Exporters run for high ground as China growth story unravels

27 Aug 2015

FRANKFURT - The alarming scale of China's economic slowdown is pushing European exporters to accelerate a move into premium goods and services, sacrificing volumes if necessary to sustain margins.

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