Day: October 18, 2011

Trade deficit next year ‘possible’

BEIJING – China may see its first annual trade deficit for two decades next year, Wei Jianguo, former vice-minister of commerce, said. September and October are traditionally the peak time for contracts ahead of the festive season in Europe and the United States but demand is sharply down this year, […]

Shalit handed over to Israel

By REUTERS ARABBEWS Published: Oct 18, 2011 11:41 Updated: Oct 18, 2011 11:41 JERUSALEM: Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, held in captivity by the Hamas since June 2006, was handed over to Israeli officials on Tuesday, Israeli media reported. Israeli television showed Shalit in Egyptian footage shot earlier in the day […]