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Finance officials from the Group of Seven major industrialized countries on Thursday agreed on a coordinated effort to weaken the Japanese yen, which has surged to record levels following last week's earthquake and tsunami.

Bangladesh Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned for two weeks the hearing on Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus' appeal petition against his removal from the Grameen Ban.
New York's main contract, light sweet crude for delivery in April, dipped $1.28 to $99.88 per barrel. Brent North Sea crude for April delivery lost $1.39 to $112.45.
Former McKinsey director Anil Kumar, an Indian-American, told a jury on Monday that he provided confidential information to Rajaratnam, founder of Galleon Group.
Friday's devastating quake has dealt another blow to the ailing Japanese economy, already faced with mounting debts and falling exports.
China's January inflation figure remained stubbornly high at 4.9 per cent, despite a series of measures taken to curb price rises.
Telecom tycoon Helu, whose worth increased by $20.4 billion from last year's $53.5 billion, is followed by Microsoft founder and full-time philanthropist Bill Gates.