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Heineken announces $4.1 bn bid for Singapore brewer


July 21st, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, July 21 (IANS) Dutch beer giant Heineken announced a 5.1 billion Singapore dollars ($4.1 billion) bid Friday for Asia Pacific Breweries (APB), a Singapore-based brewer that owns the Tiger ... Read more...

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BWF expects new faces, new format at London Olympics


July 16th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 16 (IANS) The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is expecting new faces to challenge traditional powerhouses and new group stage format to shine at the coming London Olympic Games ... Read more...

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FDI in multi-brand retail will lift mood: Economic advisor


June 13th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 12 (IANS) Opening up the multi-brand retail sector to foreign direct investment(FDI) would lift the economic mood and largely benefit farmers and small exporters, the government's top economist said ... Read more...

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Myanmar gas exploration contract inked


June 11th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 11 (IANS) A contract has been inked on exploring gas at an onshore block in Myanmar, official media reported.Under the production sharing contract, signed among state-run Myanmar Oil ... Read more...

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‘2.7 bn consumers in developing countries dairy industry’s next big opportunity’


May 7th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) With 50 percent of them living in India and China, 2.7 billion low-income consumers in developing countries are the dairy industry's next big growth opportunity ... Read more...

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China, Indonesia vow to boost ties


March 24th, 2012 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 23 (IANS) China and Indonesia Friday pledged to cement their ties and push forward their cooperation in east Asia.The commitment was made in the meetings between visiting Indonesian ... Read more...

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China, Indonesia eye closer military ties


January 16th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 16 (IANS) China wants closer military ties with Indonesia, Defence Minister Liang Guanglie said here Monday.China is ready to advance strategic partnership with Indonesia for peace and development ... Read more...

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HIV leads Asian households into joblessness, debt: UNDP


December 1st, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Dec 1 (IANS) Households in Asian countries, including India, that have people living with HIV exhaust their savings and liquidate assets at a high rate, plunging them into "irreversible ... Read more...

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China, Indonesia condemn Delhi terror attack


September 8th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) China and Indonesia Thursday condemned the terror attack in New Delhi that killed 12 people and injured more than 90 others Wednesday.The explosion took place around ... Read more...

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French diplomat appointed new UN peacekeeping chief


September 3rd, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 3 (IANS) Veteran French diplomat Herve Ladsous has been appointed the new head of UN peacekeeping, and will oversee more than 100,000 personnel serving in more than ... Read more...

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Asteroid hit will be catastrophic for India, US, China


June 30th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) If an asteroid hits India, US or China, these countries will suffer a catastrophic loss of lives and be crippled beyond the possibility of any recovery, ... Read more...

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Don’t attend Sri Lanka military conference: rights body


May 24th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 24 (IANS) Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged countries not to attend a Sri Lankan military conference that allegedly seeks to justify the thousands killed during the ... Read more...

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India, other emerging economies to make for half of global growth


May 17th, 2011 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) By 2025, India and five other major emerging economies - Brazil, China, Indonesia, South Korea, and Russia - will account for more than half of all ... Read more...

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Gao, Okuno top seeds at Asian Junior tennis in Chennai


May 10th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, May 10 (IANS) The Asian Closed Junior (under-18) tennis championships will be held here from May 16 to 21 with Xin Gao of China (Boys) and Ayaka Okuno of ... Read more...

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AIDS welfare cost may effect growth: Report


April 1st, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Even as India has recorded a drop in the number of infections, a new report on HIV/AIDS by UNAIDS warns that the epidemic, if not ... Read more...

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Bhopal cultural festival draws huge crowds


February 1st, 2011 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 1 (IANS) The rich culture and artistic diversity of Indian states and at least seven countries are drawing huge crowds at a festival being held in Madhya Pradesh's capital Bhopal ... Read more...

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Modi seeks sops for Gujaratis to buy diamond mines globally


January 7th, 2011 - 12:36 am ICT by IANS
Surat (Gujarat), Jan 6 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Thursday urged the central government to announce a proactive policy to encourage Gujaratis buy diamond mines across the globe. Inaugurating an ... Read more...

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Curtin Singapore offers business courses for Indians


October 26th, 2010 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Curtin Singapore, a unit of Australia's Curtin University, has launched three post-graduate business courses for Indian students in Singapore.The programmes launched here Monday are master of international ... Read more...

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Sports theme based ‘Shilpotsav-2010′ to attract CWG tourists


September 25th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Noida, Sep 25 (IANS) Taking a cue from the Commonwealth Games, a sports theme based shopping festival - 'Shilpotsav-2010' - will be held here Oct 22-31 to attract tourists staying back after ... Read more...

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Tripura varsity to launch bamboo development course


September 13th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 13 (IANS) India's first course in value addition to bamboo products, intended to meet demands of the international market, will be introduced in Tripura University in collaboration with the ... Read more...

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India among the worst 10 climate polluters: Study


May 6th, 2010 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 6 (IANS) India figures among the world's worst 10 countries causing environmental damage, according to a new study which lists Brazil as the most polluting country. The research led by professor ... Read more...

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World Bank: six major East Asian countries can stabilize greenhouse gas emissions in near future


April 16th, 2010 - 2:19 am ICT by BNO News
SINGAPORE (BNO NEWS) – The World Bank reported Thursday that the six major energy-using countries of East Asia could stabilize their greenhouse gas emissions in the near future.“Winds of Change: East Asia’s ... Read more...

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Britain, Sweden urge EU to set up ‘larger, more political’ offices in India, Pak, China


March 6th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.6 (ANI): Stressing on the need of 'broadening' relationships with some of the major Asian and South American countries, Britain and Sweden have urged the European Union (EU) to set up ... Read more...

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EU asked to set up larger embassies in India, Pakistan


March 6th, 2010 - 2:12 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 6 (IANS) Britain and Sweden have asked the European Union to set up larger diplomatic offices in India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia and Brazil with a view to "deepen and broaden" ... Read more...

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Gulf will remain dream destination for Indians: NRI industrialist (Lead)


January 8th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
By T.G. Biju New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Gulf will remain a "dream destination" for Indians and there is no serious impact of the global economic slowdown in the Middle East, ... Read more...

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Gulf remains dream destination for Indians: NRI industrialist


January 8th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
By T.G. Biju New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) The Dubai World woes notwithstanding, there is no serious impact of economic slowdown in the Middle East, which will remain a dream destination for ... Read more...

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China, Indonesia welcome Copenhagen summit deal


December 21st, 2009 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 21 (ANI): China and Indonesia have hailed the outcome of the Copenhagen UN climate summit, with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi describing it as a new beginning, and Indonesian President ... Read more...

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APEC warns of fragile recovery, sees unemployment as challenge


November 12th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Nov 12 (DPA) Ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum Thursday said the recovery of the global economy was still shaky and expected to be uneven while warning of ... Read more...

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Asia-Pacific ministers warn economic crisis not over


November 11th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Nov 11 (DPA) Ministers of the Asia-Pacific economies Wednesday warned that the global economic crisis was not yet over, saying the situation was still fragile despite the current upturn. "The consensus ... Read more...

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World Bank president praises Asia’s attitude in global crisis


November 10th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Nov 10 (DPA) World Bank President Robert Zoellick Tuesday praised Asia's positive attitude in overcoming the global recession, saying that one critical outcome of the crisis was how Asia and ... Read more...

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India-Indonesia heroin network busted in Nepal


October 9th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 9 (IANS) An extensive network of drug traffickers snaking through India to Indonesia with its roots in Afghanistan has been busted by Nepal police with the arrest ... Read more...

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India, China to lead growth as global economy recovers: IMF


October 1st, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) As the global economy recovers from its worst crisis in decades, India and China will lead the expansion this year and will grow at rates of ... Read more...

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Spencer’s achieves 16 percent revenue growth


July 30th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) Spencer's Retail Ltd, the retail arm of the Rs.150-billion RPG Enterprises, has seen a revenue growth of 15 to 16 percent in the quarter ended June 30, a ... Read more...

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New global programme to save tigers to link India


June 20th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 20 (IANS) In a bid to save wild tigers from extinction, the Smithsonian Institution and the World Bank Group plan to link relevant institutions in India, China, Indonesia, ... Read more...

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16 of the world’s most wanted living in Australia


June 1st, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne (Australia), June 1 (ANI): Sixteen of the world's most wanted killers, sex predators, and fraudsters are hiding out in Australia, according to the police.International law enforcement agencies believe they are 120 ... Read more...

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