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Uflex assigns $250 mn for growth, eyes $2-bn revenue by 2015


September 6th, 2012 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Sep 6 (IANS) With over a quarter of a billion dollars earmarked for greenfield projects and capacity expansion over the next couple of years, home-grown flexible packaging major Uflex ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Azim Premji Foundation re-launches teachers portal


September 5th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 5 (IANS) Azim Premji Foundation, set up by IT czar Azim Premji, Wednesday marked Teachers Day by launching "a new and significantly improved version" of the 'Teachers of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Jayanthi Natarajan to arrive in Goa amidst mining controversy


September 5th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan is expected to arrive in Goa next week, even as the state government is at loggerheads with the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

South Korea’s foreign reserves hit new high


September 5th, 2012 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 5 (IANS) South Korea's foreign currency reserves hit a new high last month due to a rise in conversion value of non-dollar assets and a growth in investment ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

South Korea’s trade balance posts $2 bn surplus


September 1st, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 1 (IANS) South Korea's trade balance posted a surplus of $2.04 billion last month as imports contracted at a faster pace than exports, a government report showed Saturday.Trade ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Apple lawyer claims that Samsung copied iPhone technology


August 1st, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An attorney representing Apple said that Samsung did not come up with an original phone. The attorney told the jury on Tuesday that Samsung copied Apple ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Plumber Melvyn Careswell jailed for tax evasion


July 27th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Epsom, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Melvyn Careswell has been sentenced to one year in jail for tax evasion. Careswell is said to have evaded paying income tax worth 50,000 dollars. HM Revenue ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

India to share 10 percent of Forevermark global sales


July 21st, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Diamond major De Beers Group company Forevermark hopes that India would contribute around 10 percent of its targeted global revenue of $1 billion in five years ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Increase in domestic funding on AIDS: UN report


July 19th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Domestic funding on HIV has exceeded international investments in the last one year, a report by the UN AIDS said here Wednesday.The report observed that over ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Myanmar border trade touches $838 mn


July 9th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 9 (IANS) Myanmar's border trade hit $838.11 million in the first three months (April-June) of the 2012-13 fiscal year, Xinhua reported Monday.Of the total, export amounted to $553.015 ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Ukraine enjoys Euro 2012 tourism windfall


June 19th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, June 19 (IANS) Ukrainian authorities revealed Tuesday that around four million foreigners visited the country for the first two weeks of the Euro 2012 football championship, an increase of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Mark Zuckerberg sued by Facebook investors


June 5th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Investors have filed a lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of the social networking site Facebook, claiming that he knew the organisation had been overpriced ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Facts about France


April 22nd, 2012 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 22 (IANS) Here are key facts on France, where voting in the first round of the 2012 French presidential election took place Sunday. Located in western Europe, France ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Internet around the world may shut down Saturday


March 30th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Come Saturday and there is a strong possibility that you won't be able to indulge in your favourite internet activities like shopping and surfing due ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

‘India-Iran trade can touch $30 bn by 2015′


February 15th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) An influential Indian trade body Wednesday said the recent attack on Israeli targets, blamed by Israel on Iran, will not affect India's growing trade and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

South Korea’s foreign reserves grow in three months


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Feb 2 (IANS) South Korea's foreign reserves grew for the first time in three months in January due to a rise in conversion value of non-dollar denominated assets and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mayweather vs Pacquiao bout could generate half a billion dollars


January 27th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is more reason why boxing promoters would want a Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao bout to come on. In a new estimate, the Long Beach ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Obama requests $1.2 trillion rise in borrowing limit


January 13th, 2012 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 13 (IANS) US President Barack Obama requested Congress Thursday to raise the federal government's borrowing limit by $1.2 trillion, as the government is facing mounting budgetary pressure.It ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Australia’s trade surplus narrows in October


December 12th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 12 (IANS) Australia's trade surplus narrowed in October as imports increased but exports remained broadly flat, according to figures released Monday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

South Korea’s foreign debts contract to $394 bn in Q3


November 22nd, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 22 (IANS) South Korea's foreign debts contracted to $394.3 billion in the third quarter as a reduction in short-term external debts outnumbered an increase in long-term debts, the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistan, Turkey agree to swap currency


November 1st, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 1 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari and his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul have agreed to finalise the currency swap agreement between the two countries.The two presidents held wide-ranging ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

China’s September trade surplus drops


October 13th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 13 (IANS) China's trade surplus in September fell 12.4 percent year-on-year to reach $14.51 billion dollars due to sluggish global demand and rising costs in domestic markets, authorities ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mubarak’s aide jailed for seven years


October 13th, 2011 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 13 (IANS) The Cairo criminal court Wednesday sentenced a close aide of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to seven years in jail and slapped a fine of four ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Unions protest HSBC’s plan to axe 3,000 jobs in Hong Kong


September 8th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by BNO News
HONG KONG (BNO NEWS) -- Trade unions on Thursday gathered outside HSBC's headquarters in Hong Kong to protest against the banking giant's plan to lay off 3,000 staff during the next three ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

HSBC to cut another 25,000 jobs despite rise in profits


August 2nd, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- Banking giant HSBC announced on Monday that it will eliminate up to 25,000 jobs by 2013 and exit operations in 20 countries as part of a major cost-cutting ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Pakistan’s future bright, says Gilani


July 21st, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Pakistan is going through a difficult phase but it has a bright future, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said."Challenges abound, but so are opportunities. ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Saudi Arabia to build 16 nuclear reactors by 2030


June 1st, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Saudi Arabia is planning to build 16 nuclear reactors by 2030, Arab media reported Wednesday citing an official in the country's nuclear agency."After 10 years ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

On Africa Day, India pledges $5.7 billion, gets UN seat support (Roundup)


May 25th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, May 25 (IANS) India Wednesday announced a $5.7 billion gift package for Africa as part of its growing engagement with the 53-nation continent as the curtains came ... Read more...

Posted in World |

SC reserves order on setting up SIT to track black money


May 4th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a plea to set up a special investigation team (SIT) to track the black money stashed away by ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Murdoch, Exor considering joint bid to buy F1


May 4th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4(ANI): Multi-billionaire tycoon Rupert Murdoch's media group, News Corporation, and an Italian-based industrial holding company controlled by the Agnelli family, Exor, have said that they are planning a joint bid ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Economic cuts to slow down China’s high-speed rail network


May 4th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): China may cut its investment in railway infrastructure this year by more than 31 billion dollars (200 billion yuan) following an earlier decision to slow down the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Facebook ‘to be worth $100b by next spring’


May 3rd, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): Facebook's earnings are growing faster than the company had predicted in 2010, leading to speculation that it could be worth as much as 100billion dollars by next ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Financial aid to Pak must be stalled until its stance on ‘war on terror’ clear: US Senator


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3(ANI): US Congress needs more information about Pakistan's "commitment to fight against terrorism" before lawmakers again send billions of dollars in aid to the country where elusive Al Qaeda ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US multi-million dollar aid to Pak floundering: NYT


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by ANI
Khajuri Kach (Pakistan), May 2 (ANI): A multi-billion-dollar aid plan that the Obama administration hoped would win over Pakistanis and buttress the weak civilian government is foundering because Washington's fears of Pakistani ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Ecclestone rules out any chance of successful Murdoch F1 bid


April 30th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 30(ANI): Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has said that multi-billionaire tycoon Rupert Murdoch's media group, News Corporation, would effectively be blocked from buying his racing series due to an agreement ... Read more...

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