Who are there to join are:-
› Pepsico's India-born CEO Indra Nooyi
› Honeywell CEO David M Cote
› Terry McGraw, CEO of leading publishing
house McGraw Hill
› Louis Chênevert, CEO of aerospace major
United Technologies Corp,
› Ellen Kullman, chief executive of chemicals
French President Nicolas Sarkozy sign a
bill raising France's retirement age to 62
despite the massive protests and strikes it
French parliament has passed the bill,
which is now set to go before a council
that will rule on whether it is constitutional
Unions have organized massive street
protests and strikes that disrupted
transport and shut down oil refineries.
The US economy grew two percent in the
third quarter, the Commerce Department.
Boosted by a rise in consumer spending.
The world's largest economy showed more
signs of life in the July-September period,
After slowing to an annual rate of 1.7
percent in the second quarter from 3.7
percent in the first.
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi told US
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that China
aims to be a "reliable supplier" of rare earth
"He made some very clear indications of
how China is going to fulfil its contracts and
to work with the international community
and will be a reliable supplier," a senior
State Department official said on condition
White House has identified New Delhi as
one of its best counterterrorism partners.
"The Indian government is one of our best
CT (counter terrorism) partners," said John
Brennan, Assistant to the President for
Homeland Security and Counter-Terrorism.
"We share on a regular basis with the Indian
government," Brennan said