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12/03/2002

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Press Review

A brief look at the stories making headlines in the Russian-language press

U.S. Thanksgiving Sales Rocket 9%

Heavy promotions lured American consumers into stores on the weekend, but retail analysts said a post-Thanksgiving boost might not be enough to salvage an already-frail holiday shopping season.

EU Votes to Stub Out Tobacco Advertising

The European Union voted Monday to outlaw tobacco ads in newspapers and magazines, on the Internet and at international sports events in the 15-nation bloc starting in 2005.

Bolivia Bids Ronald McDonald Hasta la Vista

Thousands of Bolivians crammed into McDonald's on the weekend to order their final Big Macs before the fast food restaurant leaves the country for good.

Howard: Strike Terrorists First

Australia's neighbors intensified their criticism on Monday of Prime Minister John Howard's call for pre-emptive strikes against terrorists in Asia.

Rival Warlords Clash in West Afghanistan

The forces of two rival warlords battled for a third day in western Afghanistan on Monday, pounding each other's positions with tank and artillery fire.

Euroskeptics or Europhiles?

Will EU expansion ensure that the new supranational structures it creates will function effectively?

From the Pankisi Gorge: Don't Believe the Hype

Considering the recent brouhaha surrounding the Pankisi Gorge it's a wonder anyone goes near the place.

A Proposal to Insure Deposits of Up to $3,000

A key aspect of the government's banking reform program, deposit insurance, is on its way to becoming a reality.

Drawing a Line Between Research and Investment

Joining the global effort to improve market practices and inspired by the high appraisal of Russia's new corporate governance code, the local investment community is now going one step further by developing ethical standards for brokerages and investment banks.

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