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Bad currency conversion

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A-Power wins second deal in two days, shares jump

CHINA-CLINTON/* 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?

J.F.C.

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

Real confusion?

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Brazil stocks, real tumble on euro zone woes

BRAZIL/Just a grammar correction, but in this use, I believe “reel” would be correct.

Greg

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

Will you be paying in euros or dollars?

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- Not so sunny: trade war looms in solar space

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

Quite a lot, even for a diamond

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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.

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