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RANAI Indonesia: The word "sleepy" could have been invented for Ranai, the largest town in Indonesia's remote and sparsely populated Natuna archipelago.
TANMEN China: On China's southern Hainan island, a fishing boat captain shows a Reuters reporter around his ageing vessel. He has one high-tech piece of kit, however: a satellite navigation system that gives him a direct link to the Chinese coastguard should he run into bad weather or a Philippine or Vietnamese patrol ship when he's fishing in the disputed South China Sea.
NAIROBI, Kenya: Somali pirates captured a Greek-flagged supertanker carrying an estimated $150 million worth of oil to the Gulf of Mexico, the second successful attack against an oil tanker by sea bandits in two days, officials said.
HANOI, Vietnam: Vietnam has chosen Japan as a partner to mine rare earth metals and develop nuclear power in the Communist country, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said Sunday.
BRUSSELS: European and Asian leaders, including Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, will seek common ground on ways to fix and regulate the global financial market but will likely be bogged down by such issues as market restrictions and trade surpluses during three days of summits.
TOKYO: Should the escalating spat between Japan and China over disputed islands evolve into a full-blown diplomatic battle, the economic fallout could include derailing delicate talks over developing potentially lucrative undersea gas fields between the two Asian giants.
HONG KONG: Toyota Motor Corp's Chinese auto finance unit has been fined by the authorities in the city of Hangzhou for alleged involvement in commercial bribery, China's i>Xinhua News Agency/ireported on Tuesday.
KOKONOGI, Japan: A blood-orange blob the size of a small refrigerator emerged from the dark waters, its venomous tentacles trapped in a fishing net.
Trawler fishermen are being encouraged to give up their operations and move into aquaculture or deepsea fishing.
GP Ocean Food Bhd makes no bones about it - it is the country's biggest integrated fisheries group, but even given its size, it still has a lot of room to grow because its market is the whole world.