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**INDONESIA Oct 2013 Target for conclusion of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
(**ANTICIPATED VENUE) The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is described by its founders as the path to elim

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INDONESIA Oct 2013 Target for conclusion of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
(**ANTICIPATED VENUE) The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is described by its founders as the path to eliminating, or substantially reducing, barriers to trade and investment across its 11-country membership. It excludes behemoth economy China by design, and is the US answer to the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which excludes the United States. The 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in October is the stated target for concluding the pact. There is some incentive to getting the TPP pact signed quickly as its conclusion would

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SAUDI ARABIA **Oct 2013 Ground broken for world’s tallest tower
Builders are due to break ground in Jeddah for the world’s tallest building, the Kingdom Tower. Standing at more than 3280 feet, it will

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SAUDI ARABIA **Oct 2013 Ground broken for world’s tallest tower
Builders are due to break ground in Jeddah for the world’s tallest building, the Kingdom Tower. Standing at more than 3280 feet, it will soar above the 2722-foot Burj Khalifa in neighboring Dubai, the record-holder for the world’s tallest building. Its planners describe the tower as a new iconic marker of Jeddah’s historic importance as the traditional gateway to the holy city of Mecca. It is also seen as a bid to outdo rival Dubai, and a key part of Saudi ambitions to keep growth healthy by diversifying

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UNITED STATES 1 Oct 2013 Obamacare open enrollment date arrives
The goal of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Barak Obama’s signature healthcare reform, is to extend healt

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UNITED STATES 1 Oct 2013 Obamacare open enrollment date arrives
The goal of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, President Barak Obama’s signature healthcare reform, is to extend health coverage to more than 30 million uninsured Americans with a system of healthcare insurance exchanges. Open enrollment for the exchange plans is due to begin on Oct 1, and coverage will be effective from 1 Jan 2014. Employers, states and providers complain about the avalanche of rules issued by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, but say they need much more guidance in order to be

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