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Bad currency conversion

October 6, 2010

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.

Real confusion?

May 28, 2010

Brazil stocks, real tumble on euro zone woes

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

Will you be paying in euros or dollars?

September 9, 2009
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.

Quite a lot, even for a diamond

May 13, 2009

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.