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A-Power wins second deal in two days, shares jump
* Wins $2.9 mln deal to build power plants in China
* Shares up 12 pct
Sept 30 (Reuters) – China’s A-Power Energy Generation Systems Ltd on Thursday won a contract worth RMB 242 million ($2.9 million) to build power plants, its second such contract in as many days, sending its shares up 12 percent.
You have a decimal point error in the APWR story. It should be 29 million, not 2.9 million. How about a retraction/update?
We did a very bad conversion. We corrected the story to change $2.9 million to $36 million: GBU Editor
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) chats with Wang Yongliang, the general manager of the Taiyanggong Gas-Fired Thermal Power Plant in Beijing February 21, 2009. REUTERS/Greg Baker/Pool
Brazil stocks, real tumble on euro zone woes
Just a grammar correction, but in this use, I believe “reel” would be correct.
Sigh. There was no mistake. The real is Brazil’s currency. We should be aware that this has caused reader confusion in the past, as well: GBU Editor
A solar system below 10 kilowatt costs about 3,400 euros in Germany, while a large home solar set-up would sell at more than $70,000 in the United States. How can I compare prices in Germany and the United States when you write “A solar system below 10 kilowatt costs about 3,400 euros in Germany, while a large home solar set-up would sell at more than $70,000 in the United States.” Pedro
Rare blue diamond sells for record $9.5 million
GENEVA (Reuters) – A flawless vivid blue diamond weighing 7.03 carats sold on Tuesday for a record 10.5 million Swiss francs (6.2 million pounds), the highest price paid per carat for any gemstone at auction, Sotheby’s said.
The stone sets a record price per carat for any gemstone sold at auction of $1,349,752, (882 million pounds) Sotheby’s said.