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Reliance on the supernatural grows with age


August 31st, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Reliance on supernatural explanations for death and illness grows rather than declines with age, according to a new psychology study."As children assimilate cultural concepts into their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Canadians now spend less time on mobile devices


August 21st, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Aug 21 (IANS) While the frequency of Canadians using their Smartphones, Tablets and eReaders remains stable, the average time they use them has declined, a study showed.The study led ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Brazil expecting record grain harvest


August 10th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 10 (IANS/EFE) Brazil will reap a record grain harvest of 163.3 million tonnes this year, a gain of 2 percent over 2011, a statistics agency said.The ... Read more...

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BOC India Q2 net declines 25 percent


July 20th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Industrial gas manufacturer BOC India (BOCI), a member of Germany-based The Linde Group, Thursday reported a 24.65 percent slide in its net profit to Rs.203.19 million ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US factory orders go up


July 4th, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 4 (IANS) New orders for US manufactured goods increased in May after two consecutive months of declines, the US Department of Commerce reported. In May, US factory orders ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Ageing not linked to drop in testosterone levels’


June 24th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Ageing, surprisingly, may have little to do with a gradual drop in testosterone levels, but is more likely to result from a man's behavioural and health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India’s exports decline by 4.16 percent in May


June 14th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India's exports declined 4.16 percent in May to $25.68 billion as against $26.79 billion in the corresponding month of 2011, official data showed Thursday.The imports ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Oil rebounds ahead of Iran talks


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 22 (IANS) US crude prices rebounded Monday after six straight days of declines ahead of another round of Iran nuclear talks May 23.The head of the International ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US stocks rise on upbeat manufacturing data


May 1st, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 1 (IANS) US stock jumped Tuesday, with the blue-chip Dow rallying to a fresh four-year high, as market sentiment was boosted by upbeat manufacturing data.According to the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Chinese shipbuilders in choppy waters


April 30th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 30 (IANS) Chinese shipbuilding companies saw sharp declines in output and new orders in the first quarter, as the industry rolled on the choppy seas of global and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Listed Chinese companies see narrowing profits


April 23rd, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) China's listed companies saw narrowing profits in the first quarter as the country's economy ran at the slowest pace since the third quarter of 2009, reports ... Read more...

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Chinese firm plans aggressive auto export


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 22 (IANS) Chinese carmaker Dongfeng Motor expects its auto export to grow about five times to reach 300,000 units in 2016, the company announced.By 2016, one in every ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

`Iran’s oil production to fall 500,000 barrels per day’


April 11th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Houston, April 11 (IANS) Iran's crude oil production is expected to fall by about 500,000 barrels per day by the end of this year due to a lack of investment ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

A new method to target obsessive behaviour


April 11th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 11 (IANS) Victims of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) fret endlessly over whether they have locked the door or turned off the gas stove. Now, a new way to ... Read more...

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Unemployment rises in Spain


April 4th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 4 (IANS/EFE) The number of people in Spain without jobs grew by 38,769 last month to more than 4.75 million, the Employment and Social Security Ministry said Tuesday.It ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Oil inches up on positive data


March 31st, 2012 - 8:53 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 31 (IANS) US crude oil price inched up Friday as US consumer sentiment witnessed a boost and the dollar dropped to a one-month low against the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Japan books trade surplus


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 22 (IANS) Japan booked its first trade surplus in five months for February as strong exports to the US overweighed declines in those to Europe and Asia, government ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fighting chance for India’s tigers: Poaching declines


February 8th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) In cheering news for wildlife conservationists, tiger poaching dropped nearly 60 percent in 2011 as compared to the previous year, though it continues to pose ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Severe memory loss linked to fatal strokes


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 2 (IANS) People who died after a stroke had severe memory loss in the years before stroke, compared to people who survived the stroke or people who didn't ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chrysler, Ford sales up in January


February 2nd, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Feb 2 (IANS) US auto sales for the Big Three American automakers were mixed in January as General Motors (GM) sales dropped 6 percent since January last year while ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Psychologists propose solution against prejudice


January 29th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Girls are not as good as boys in playing soccer, nor are they clued into cars, but they know how to dance better and stay away ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Idea Cellular’s third quarter net profit declines


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Telecom firm Idea Cellular Monday reported a decline of 17.3 percent in its consolidated net profit for the third quarter of the current fiscal at Rs.201 ... Read more...

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Dolphin population in Chilika declines


January 19th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 18 (IANS) The population of endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in Odisha's Chilika Lake has declined to 145 in 2012 from last year's 156, officials said Wednesday.The finding was based ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US trade deficit went up in November 2011


January 14th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS/EFE) The US trade deficit shot up 10.4 percent in November to $47.75 billion after four consecutive months of declines, the Commerce Department said Friday.The gap between ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Japan’s industrial production falls in November


December 28th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 28 (IANS) Japan's industrial production declined a seasonally adjusted 2.6 percent in November from a month earlier, marking the first drop in two months, authorities said Wednesday.November's figure ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US consumer confidence continues rise


December 28th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 28 (IANS/EFE) Consumers' confidence in the US economy and their personal situations rose in December for the second straight month to reach its highest level since April, ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Australian manufacturing activity flat in November


December 1st, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 1 (IANS) Manufacturing activity in Australia remained flat in November, a monthly survey of manufacturers in the country showed Thursday.The Australian Industry Group/PriceWaterhouseCoopers Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China’s inflation likely to ease in November


November 30th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 30 (IANS) China's inflation is predicted to fall for a fourth consecutive month in November with the consumer price index (CPI) likely to drop to 4.3 percent, a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Consumer confidence rebounds in US


November 30th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 30 (IANS/EFE) US consumer confidence in the evolution of the nation's economy rose in November to its highest level since July, The Conference Board said Tuesday.The Consumer ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Fannie Mac seeks $7.8 bn aid from US government


November 9th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 9 (IANS) Fannie Mac, one of the two major US mortgage-finance companies, has said it will request a $7.8 billion aid from the US government after posting huge ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

MF Global CEO resigns, declines severance package


November 4th, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) Jon Corzine stepped down Friday from running MF Global after the securities firm collapsed under the weight of his risky wagers on European debt.MF Global filed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rise in US new home sales


October 27th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 27 (IANS/EFE) Sales of new homes rose 5.7 percent last month to an annualised rate of 313,000 units, the US Commerce Department said Wednesday.The increase, which followed four ... Read more...

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China faces price rise pressure


September 25th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 25 (IANS) China faces the pressure of price rise and capital inflows in the short term while its economic outlook remains positive, central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan has ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India, China drive down deficits in emerging Asia: IMF


September 20th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Despite progress in addressing key fiscal weaknesses in many countries like India and China, the global fiscal environment remains subject to a high degree of risk, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Maruti Suzuki sales down on labour unrest


September 1st, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The country's largest car maker, Maruti Suzuki, Thursday reported a 12.7 percent drop in total sales during August because of labour unrest at its Manesar ... Read more...

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