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Bolivia - 2005

As was the case in the previous year, improved metal prices in 2004 gave a modest, short-term, boost...

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01 JANUARY 2005

Guatemala - 2005

Guatemala borders Mexico to the north and west, Belize and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Honduras and...

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01 JANUARY 2005

Tunisia - 2005

Tunisia is the smallest of the north African ‘Maghreb' countries and supports a population of only 9.4...

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01 JANUARY 2005

Afghanistan - 2005

A functioning and profitable minerals sector could play an important part in Afghanistan's economic recovery....

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01 JANUARY 2005

Sweden - 2005

In 2004 the Swedish economy was stronger than in 2003, with GDP growing by 3.5% compared with 1.6% in...

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01 JANUARY 2005

Cyprus - 2005

Regrettably, from many people's point of view, the UN attempt to bring about Cypriot re-unification in...

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01 JANUARY 2005

Finland - 2005

Economic growth in Finland was quite brisk towards the end of 2004, with investment returning to a clear...

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01 JANUARY 2005

Lesotho - 2005

A revival of interest in Lesotho's diamond resources – the country has the world's densest concentration...

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01 JANUARY 2005

Japan - 2005

Japan's annual consumption of energy and mineral resources is one of the largest in the world as the...

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01 JANUARY 2005

Armenia - 2005

The unprecedented double-digit economic growth rate of the past 4-5 years (around 12% as an annual average)...

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01 JANUARY 2005

Belgium - 2005

Belgium imports substantial quantities of raw materials and exports a large volume of manufactured products,...

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France - 2005

France's GDP grew by 2.1% in 2004 to US$1,737 billion, with services contributing 73%, industry 24% and...

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01 JANUARY 2005