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August exports decline by 9.7 percent


September 13th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The government Thursday said India's exports during August 2012 declined by 9.7 percent and stood at $22.3 billion from $24.7 billion in the corresponding month ... Read more...

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Indian under-fives the most vulnerable in the world


September 13th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Despite the government's efforts to improve maternal and child health, the latest report released by UNICEF shows India had the highest number of deaths of ... Read more...

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46 mn Americans live in poverty


September 13th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) About 46 million Americans lived in poverty last year, accounting for 15 percent of the population, the US census bureau announced Wednesday.The poverty rate was not ... Read more...

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Shanghai sperm bank has 100,000 samples


September 10th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, Sep 10 (IANS) A sperm bank in Shanghai, which has been in operation for nine years, now contains over 100,000 samples from a total of 3,289 qualified donors.The Shanghai ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Scanty rainfall in Himachal, river levels down


September 9th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 9 (IANS) After days of moderate to heavy rains, the hills of Himachal Pradesh saw scanty rainfall Sunday, a weather official said.Most of the rivers that were in ... Read more...

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China’s inflation rate rebounds


September 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 9 (IANS) China's consumer price index, a key gauge of inflation, rose 2 percent year-on-year in August, accelerating from a 1.8 percent growth in July, the National Bureau ... Read more...

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China’s inflation accelerates (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 9 (IANS) China's consumer price index (CPI), a key gauge of inflation, rose 2 percent year-on-year in August, accelerating from a 1.8 percent growth in July, the National ... Read more...

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‘British kids don’t find reading interesting’


September 8th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A study in Britain has warned of children increasingly viewing reading as not so interesting an activity possibly due to their involvement with the internet and ... Read more...

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World must remain vigilant against food price hikes: UN


September 7th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 7 (IANS) The UN has reported that global food prices remained steady in August, but warned that the international community should continue to be vigilant and seek ... Read more...

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Austrian unemployment increases


September 4th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 4 (IANS) The Austrian unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent in August despite improvement in sectors such as industry, trade and tourism, the APA reported.The total number of ... Read more...

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India’s exports slump 14.8 percent in July


September 3rd, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) India's exports slumped 14.8 percent to $22.44 billion in July as compared to $26.34 billion recorded during the corresponding month in 2011 due to lower ... Read more...

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Hyundai’s domestic sales up by six percent


September 1st, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Automobile major Hyundai Motor Saturday reported an increase of 5.9 percent in its August domestic sales which stood at 28,257 units over 26,677 units for ... Read more...

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Spanish economy shrinks


August 29th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 29 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish economy shrank 0.4 percent in the second quarter after a contraction of 0.3 percent in the first three months of the year, the National ... Read more...

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Australia’s new home sales fall


August 28th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 28 (IANS) New home sales in Australia posted a weak result in July, giving up much of the strength gained in late 2011-12, according to a report released ... Read more...

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Downward revision of Spain’s GDP data


August 28th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish economy grew by 0.4 percent last year, less than the initial estimate of 0.7 percent, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said.The INE also ... Read more...

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Russia denies Finnish airspace violation


August 25th, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Defence Ministry Friday denied that the country's planes violated Finnish airspace.On Friday, the Finnish Defence Ministry stated on its website that "a Russian ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Australian central bank predicts continued resources boom


August 21st, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) The forecast of continuing resource investment and a period of low inflation were behind the decision of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) to leave the ... Read more...

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More Chinese cities see home prices rebound


August 18th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 18 (IANS) More Chinese cities saw home prices rise in July as compared to June as signs of warming have emerged in China's property market.In July, 50 cities, ... Read more...

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Singapore’s export growth slows moderately


August 17th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 17 (IANS) Singapore's non-oil domestic exports (NODX) grew by 5.8 percent year on year in July, following the 6.6 percent increase in the previous month, trade promotion agency ... Read more...

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NALCO’s Q1 net profit down 41 per cent


August 16th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 (IANS) The state-run National Aluminium Company Ltd (NALCO). Thursday said it has recorded a 41 per cent decline in net profit in the first quarter ended ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bengal to up vigil to stop fishing of small Hilsa


August 11th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) With the marine delicacy Hilsa, without which the Bengali platter is incomplete, being sold at Rs.1,000-Rs.1,500 per kg due to short supply, the West Bengal government ... Read more...

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Singapore’s GDP contracts


August 10th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 10 (IANS) Singapore's economy shrank by 0.7 percent on quarter in the second quarter, reversing the 9.5 percent growth in the previous quarter, said trade and industry ministry ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel’s shares fall for 2nd consecutive day


August 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 9 (IANS) The shares of leading telecom service provider Bharti Airtel Thursday fell for the second day following disappointing quarterly results.At the Bombay Stock Exchange the shares of ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

China’s Producer Price Index goes down


August 9th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) China's Producer Price Index (PPI), a main gauge of inflation at the wholesale level, fell 2.9 percent in July from a year earlier, the National Bureau ... Read more...

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Industrial production in Spain falls


August 9th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 9 (IANS) Industrial production in Spain fell by 6.9 percent between June 2011 and June 2012, the Spanish Statistical Institute (INE) reported. According to the industrial production index, ... Read more...

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Bharti Airtel Q1 net profit declines 37 percent


August 8th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Telecom service provider Bharti Airtel Wednesday posted a 37 percent decline in net profit at Rs.762 crores for the quarter ended June 30 against ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Brazilian agribusiness faces shrinking global demand


August 8th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 8 (IANS/EFE) Production in Brazil's agri-industrial sector fell 3.9 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period of 2011, a statistics ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Australian construction industry in doldrums


August 7th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 7 (IANS) Construction activity in Australia fell in July for the 26th straight month because of ongoing poor demand for work and subdued workloads, a survey released Tuesday ... Read more...

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Mothers have sharper memories after childbirth


August 6th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) Childbirth seems to invest women with a sharper, improved memory. Mothers performed better in tests regarding the ability to perceive and remember information about their surroundings ... Read more...

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UCO Bank Q1 net profit jumps 24 percent


August 4th, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 4 (IANS) Public sector lender UCO Bank Saturday reported a jump of almost 24 percent in net profit for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 at Rs.3.62 billion ... Read more...

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Spanish consumer confidence at all-time low


August 4th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 4 (IANS/EFE) Spain's ICC consumer confidence index dipped in July to its lowest level since the monthly survey was launched, the official Center for Sociological Research said.The ICC, ... Read more...

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Spain’s unemployment falls slightly


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 3 (IANS) The unemployment in Spain fell by 27,814 people in July, which implies a decline of 0.6 percent compared with June, authorities said.The month of July ended ... Read more...

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India has improved space competitiveness by 10 percent


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 2 (IANS) India has improved its space competitiveness by 10 percent since 2008, says a study by the US-based Futron Corp.Futron Thursday announced the publication of its "Futron's ... Read more...

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India’s exports drop by 5.45 percent in June


August 1st, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India's exports declined by 5.45 percent to $25.07 billion in June, registering a sharp drop for the second month in row due to weak demands ... Read more...

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Australia’s new home sales rise


July 30th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 30 (IANS) New home sales in Australia rose for a second consecutive month in June, an association said Monday.The Housing Industry Association (HIA) New Home Sales report showed ... Read more...

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