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Roads and railroads - next energy revolution

Horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have spread across North America and have transformed all aspects of the energy landscape in under 10 years. Now the most important question for energy analysts is what technology will revolu

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Shale - a revolution in the making for many years

By now everyone knows the shale revolution was made possible by the combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. But although fracking has captured the popular imagination, and is often used as a synonym for the wh

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Egypt economy to grow under 2pc in 2012

Egypt's economic growth will slow to under 2 per cent this year from 2.5 per cent last year because of political turmoil, the country's central bank governor said on Sunday. 'We have a revolution,' Farouk El-Okdah told Reut

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Tunisia govt 'seeks to sack cbank chief'

The parties that make up Tunisia's coalition government have proposed removing the governor of the central bank, two party sources said, a step which could alarm investors. Tunisia, struggling to emerge from recession, has held a steady co

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3-D printing 'can spark economic revolution'

The rise of three-dimensional printing, or additive manufacturing, has the potential to spark a revolution in industry and re-shape the global economy, says James Saft, a Reuters analyst. The process, in which highly customizable products

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Tunisia planning first Islamic bond

Tunisia's government plans to issue the country's first Islamic bond this year as it works to finance a budget deficit swollen by last year's revolution, according to a senior Arab banker. 'They're very serious about it

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Egypt presidential vote in June

Egypt's first presidential election since President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown last year will be held in the first week of June, an official at the judicial committtee supervising the vote said. Army leaders who took over from Mubar

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Egypt's ex-minister to be tried with Mubarak

A court postponed on Monday the trial of Egypt's former interior minister over the killing of protesters until next week so that he will be tried alongside ousted President Hosni Mubarak. The ruling followed a weekend of clashes involving

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Gaddafi seeking way out says Russian paper

Muammar Gaddafi is sounding out the possibility of handing over power, a Russian newspaper said on Tuesday, but the Libyan government denied it was in talks about the veteran leader stepping down. Five months into a conflict that has embro

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Tunisia election delayed until Oct 23

Tunisia's election will be delayed until October 23, a week later than the date suggested by electoral officials, to ensure it can be "free and transparent", Prime Minister Beji Caid Sebsi said on Wednesday.    The date was

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