competitiveness

Kerala should do more science and technology: Vayalar Ravi


September 13th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 13 (IANS) Kerala should formulate a policy for science, technology and innovation and align it to the National Policy 2013, said union Minister for Science and Technology and ... Read more...

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Kalam supports FDI in retail


August 27th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) Pitching for foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail, former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Sunday said the country should build capacity for aggressively marketing its products at ... Read more...

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Spanish trade deficit drops


August 17th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) Spain's trade deficit fell 22.5 percent in the first six months of 2012, reaching 18.64 billion euros ($22.92 billion), authorities said.Exports increased by 3.4 percent annually ... Read more...

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Bengal’s new IT policy to boost animation, hardware jobs (Lead)


August 17th, 2012 - 12:41 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government Thursday approved the new information and technology (IT) policy laying special emphasis on jobs linked to hardware, animation and ... Read more...

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Spain’s policy will create jobs: Germany


July 23rd, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Palma (Spain), July 23 (IANS/EFE) German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has expressed his support for the economic policy of Spain's Mariano Rajoy government, because, though it will be "very hard ... Read more...

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Hong Kong may soon have a million companies


July 16th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, July 16 (IANS) The total number of local companies registered in Hong Kong reached 997,750 at the end of June, Xinhua reported.The figure was up 41,358 from the ... Read more...

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China’s June export growth slows


July 10th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 10 (IANS) China's exports rose 11.3 percent year on year to $180.21 billion in June, slowing from the 15.3-percent spurt in May, authorities said Tuesday.Imports increased 6.3 percent ... Read more...

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Airbus to set up assembly line in US


July 3rd, 2012 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 3 (IANS) Airbus, a leading European aircraft manufacturer, Monday announced to set up its first manufacturing facility in the US.The move is part of a plan to bolster ... Read more...

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SriLankan Airlines to join global airline alliance


June 11th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 11 (IANS) Global airline alliance 'Oneworld' Monday said the Colombo-based SriLankan Airlines would join its ranks towards the end of 2012.Nordic carrier Finnair, which is part of 'Oneworld' ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Dubai Municipality praised for competitiveness


June 11th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 10 (IANS/WAM) The World Bank has rated the Dubai Municipality as the world's 12th best government organization in 2012 in terms of competitiveness, an official said Sunday.Khalid Mohammed ... Read more...

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US business jet industry hit hard by downturn


May 31st, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) The US business jet manufacturing industry was hit severely by the global economic downturn, said a report released by the US International Trade Commission (USITC).The report, ... Read more...

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Hong Kong tops Chinese competitive city list


May 21st, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) Hong Kong has topped a list of the most competitive cities in China and its special territories.The list - "Report on the Competitiveness of Chinese Cities ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Atletico Mineiro held guilty of exploitation of minors


May 16th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, May 16 (IANS) A Brazilian court has found national first division club Atletico Mineiro guilty of exploitation of minors.The Belo Horizonte-based club was ordered Tuesday to immediately ... Read more...

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New French president’s first flight struck by lightning


May 15th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 15 (IANS) A plane carrying new French President Francois Hollande to Germany was forced to return to Paris Tuesday after it was struck by a lightning, BBC reported.Hours ... Read more...

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Delhi to get patents centre for small and medium units


April 25th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) An Intellectual Property Facility Centre (IPFC) is being launched Thursday in the national capital to help micro, small and medium enterprises protect their innovations, inventions ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Materialistic people ridden with anxiety


April 10th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) People who place high value on wealth and status are more depressed and anxious and less sociable than others, says a new study."We found that irrespective ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Lowered inflation may spur growth: Brazil


April 6th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 6 (IANS) Brazil's inflation is under control as latest statistics show the inflation rate dropped to its lowest level since July 2011, Finance Minister Guido Mantega ... Read more...

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Spain blames Europe growth concerns for debt-risk premium rise


April 6th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Malaga (Spain), April 6 (IANS/EFE) Spain's economy and competitiveness minister on Thursday blamed a sharp rise in the country's debt-risk premium to market volatility triggered by "doubts about growth in ... Read more...

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Chairman Adam Parr to leave Williams F1 team


March 26th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Grove (United Kingdom), March 26 (IANS) The Williams Formula One team Monday announced that its Chairman Adam Parr will leave the outfit by the end of the week.Parr joined Williams ... Read more...

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Brazil not to take further steps to depreciate Real


March 24th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 24 (IANS) The Brazilian government does not plan to further push down the exchange rate of the Brazilian Real against the US dollar, a senior finance ... Read more...

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Mexican auto sector willing to accept quotas


March 15th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 15 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's automobile industry said it is willing to accept temporary quotas on its exports to Brazil as long as the restrictions are lifted after a ... Read more...

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Brazil must keep currency competitive, says minister


March 14th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, March 14 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian government does not intend to directly intervene in the currency market, but will continue taking steps to stop the real from rising to a ... Read more...

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Brazil takes new measure to stabilise currency rate


March 13th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, March 13 (IANS) The Brazilian government announced Monday a new measure aimed at checking the inflow of foreign speculative capital and stabilising the exchange rate of the ... Read more...

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EU official seeks gender balance in company boards


March 6th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 6 (IANS) EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding Monday called on Europe to break the "glass ceiling" for women in company boards, as a latest report shows that only ... Read more...

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Have balance between financial innovation, stability: US


March 6th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Financial sector regulators should push forward reforms to reduce risk and improve transparency, while preserving the best features of markets and the competitiveness of financial institutions, ... Read more...

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Self-improvement promotes teamwork, social skills


February 12th, 2012 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Winning may have its uses, but playing in an environment that values self-improvement encourages teamwork and initiative, social skills and a sense of identity, a ... Read more...

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India to US: Don’t set back IT success story, ease visas


February 7th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Voicing concern over protectionism, India has asked the US to address issues faced by Indian IT professionals, who pay $15 billion in taxes, and reminded Washington ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Government moots more manufacturing zones


February 7th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) The government is proposing to set up five more National Manufacturing Investment Zones (NMIZs), in addition to the seven ready for implementation, to boost the sector's ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Greece poised for further spending cuts


February 6th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Feb 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos and leaders of the country's political parties have agreed to further cut spending by 1.5 percent of GDP, the Greek ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Sarkozy promises technology transfer in fighter jet deal


January 31st, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy Tuesday said the multi-billion dollar deal for Dassault Aviation to supply advanced combat jets to Indian Air Force (IAF) will come ... Read more...

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`Europe needs stronger firewall against debt crisis’


January 28th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Davos, Jan 28 (IANS) Europe needs to build a better firewall and work towards a stronger commitment of financial resources to curb the debt crisis, said US Treasury Secretary Timothy ... Read more...

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Obama proposes to streamline US government


January 14th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) President Barack Obama proposed Friday to streamline the government by eliminating duplication, waste and inefficiencies.The president laid out his proposal at the White House to ... Read more...

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India, EU to discuss agenda for summit


January 13th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Ahead of India's summit with the European Union next month, EU's chief diplomat Catherine Ashton comes here Sunday on a four-day visit during which the ... Read more...

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Air France-KLM plans to cut costs to boost profitability


January 13th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 13 (IANS) Air France-KLM Thursday unveiled a multi-billion-euro restructuring plan to bolster the group's profits by 2014. In a statement posted on its website, the Franco-Dutch joint venture ... Read more...

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China’s forestry output up 24 percent


December 30th, 2011 - 6:49 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 30 (IANS) The Chinese forestry industry output rose by 24.1 percent year-on-year to 2.83 trillion yuan (about $448 billion), the government announced Thursday.China produced 165 million cubic meters ... Read more...

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