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Canada’s competitiveness drops in global ranking


September 6th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Sep 6 (IANS) Canada dropped two positions to 14th place in the Global Competitiveness Index 2012-13, the Geneva-based World Economic Forum said in a report.Canada has dropped five places ... Read more...

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South Korea’s auto sales tumble


September 3rd, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 3 (IANS) South Korea's automobile sales tumbled 7.1 percent last month from a year earlier due to weak demand at home and abroad caused by economic slowdown as ... Read more...

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South Korea’s consumer confidence weakens


August 27th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 27 (IANS) South Korea's consumer confidence weakened in August amid lingering uncertainties at home and abroad, data by the central bank showed Monday.The consumer sentiment index (CSI), which ... Read more...

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South Korea’s business sentiment drops


July 30th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 30 (IANS) South Korea's business sentiment dropped this month due to economic uncertainties stemming from Europe's debt crisis, a report by the central bank showed Monday.The monthly business ... Read more...

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Japan’s core consumer prices slip a bit


July 27th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 27 (IANS) Japan's core consumer prices slipped 0.2 percent year-on-year in June, marking the second straight month of fall, the government said Friday.The key consumer price index (CPI) ... Read more...

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China’s home prices rebound (Lead)


July 18th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) More major cities in China saw home prices rise in June as compared to May, as the country's property sector has showed signs of warming following ... Read more...

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China’s home prices rebound


July 18th, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 18 (IANS) More major cities in China saw home prices rise in June as compare to May, as the country's property sector showed signs of warming following government ... Read more...

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India’s tea production dips 11.4 percent Jan-May


July 14th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) India's total tea production January-May 2012 stood at 215.82 million kgs, which is 11.41 percent less than the same period last year.Total tea production of the ... Read more...

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South Korea’s IT exports contract


July 10th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 10 (IANS) South Korean exports of information technology (IT) products contracted 5.2 percent in the first half of this year due to slowing global demand and rising production ... Read more...

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FAO food price index hits new record low


July 6th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 6 (IANS) The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) food price index fell to its lowest level since 2010, the Rome-based UN agency said in a statement. The ... Read more...

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German birth rate hits all-time low


July 3rd, 2012 - 3:20 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, July 3 (IANS) Birth rate in Germany, Europe's most-populous nation, hits all time low, with merely 663,000 children born in 2011, down by 2.2 percent, as compared with the ... Read more...

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Chilean analysts see higher copper prices in 2012


May 4th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Santiago, May 4 (IANS/EFE) The average price of copper in 2012 will come in at $3.84 per pound, according to a score of analysts surveyed by the Chilean Copper Commission, ... Read more...

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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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IMF suggests reforms, inflation check to resume India’s high growth


April 18th, 2012 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 18 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has suggested reinvigoration of structural reforms, including development of infrastructure, fiscal consolidation and controlling of inflation to bring India's growth back ... Read more...

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US stocks continue downward trend


April 11th, 2012 - 3:20 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 11 (IANS) US stocks continued the downward trend Tuesday as concerns over European debt problems resurfaced amid rising borrowing costs in Spain and Italy.US stocks logged four ... Read more...

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Tractor major to invest Rs.160 crore in expansion


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 3 (IANS) In order to continue its harvest of bumper sales at a time when the industry is logging negative growth, city based tractor major Rs.8,021 crore turnover ... Read more...

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Housing prices dip in Spain


March 16th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, March 16 (IANS/EFE) Housing prices fell 11.2 percent in 2011 in Spain on a year-on-year basis, marking the biggest drop since the economic indicator first started to be reported ... Read more...

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Astrologers say Mulayam is king, Bejan Daruwalla differs


March 5th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 5 (IANS) For once, political pundits and astrologers seem to be mostly on the same side in Uttar Pradesh.Hours before the millions of votes cast in the ... Read more...

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China’s economy to grow by 8.5 percent


February 24th, 2012 - 5:44 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 24 (IANS) China's economy will grow by 8.5 percent in 2012, a think-tank has said.It faces a significant downward pressure this year due to complicated situations, said Li ... Read more...

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China’s property prices remain depressed


February 18th, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) Property prices in major Chinese cities continued the downward trend in January as the government's tightening measures remain in place.In January, 48 cities out of the ... Read more...

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South Korea’s current account surplus contracts


January 30th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 30 (IANS) South Korea's current account surplus contracted to a three-month low last month as the travel-related service deficit widened despite brisk exports of major export items, the ... Read more...

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China’s GDP to grow by 8.8 percent in 2012


January 3rd, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 3 (IANS) China's GDP will grow by about 8.8 percent in 2012, further moderating from 9.1 percent in the third quarter of 2011, the central bank said.The bank ... Read more...

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China’s November inflation may fall below 5 percent


December 6th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 6 (IANS) China's inflation rate may fall below five percent in November, thanks to the lower food prices that led to the downward trend after a 37-month high ... Read more...

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Aim to eliminate HIV-AIDS from South-East Asia by 2015: WHO (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


November 30th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) With the profile of HIV-AIDS undergoing transformation from a life-threatening emergency to a manageable chronic infection, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday urged South-East Asian ... Read more...

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Brazil to tackle economic crisis by more investment


September 3rd, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Sep 3 (IANS) Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has said that the country would tide over the ongoing crisis by increasing consumption and investment."We will beat this crisis ... Read more...

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Telcos can fix call tariff depending on market conditions


August 26th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) Telecom service providers can fix call tariffs depending upon the market conditions and commercial requirements but within the regulatory framework of the telecom department, Minister ... Read more...

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Report says that lung cancer deaths amongst US women decrease


April 1st, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new cancer report has shown that for the first time in 40 years, the cases of lung cancer in women fell in the United States. ... Read more...

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Global deaths from AIDS, malaria, diarrhea declining: Study


March 15th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A new study has found that scientists working for healthier humans around the globe are making headway in fighting communicable diseases such as AIDS, malaria and diarrhea.The study ... Read more...

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Fresh onion supply pulls down wholesale price in Delhi


January 17th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) With the arrival of fresh stocks, onion prices in the capital's wholesale market have dipped to Rs.13-33 per kg and are expected to go down further, traders ... Read more...

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Home sales dip in Spain


December 14th, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 14 (IANS/EFE) Home sales fell 17.7 percent year-on-year to 27,198 units in Spain in October, hitting the lowest level since January 2007, authorities said.The October figures indicate that the downward ... Read more...

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Bitter cold in Kashmir with below freezing temperatures


December 10th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) The minimum temperature once again fell to minus 3.8 degrees Celsius in summer capital Srinagar Friday as bone chilling cold continued in the Ladakh region of Jammu and ... Read more...

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India’s n-submarine Arihant to be commissioned 2012 (Lead)


December 2nd, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Taking a big leap forward in completing its nuclear triad, India's indigenously developed nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant will begin operational patrols by 2012, a top commander said ... Read more...

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After delays, Scorpene submarine now on track: Navy chief


December 2nd, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Admitting there was a downward trend in its submarine programme, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma Thursday said the gap would be covered when the nation gets ... Read more...

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HIV/AIDS still a serious health problem: WHO


December 1st, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Wednesday said that HIV/AIDS is still a serious public health problem, although Southeast Asian countries were witnessing a downward trend in new ... Read more...

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Food inflation declines further to 10.15 percent


November 25th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) India's annual food inflation eased further to 10.15 percent for the week ended Nov 13, having fallen sharply by two percentage points to 10.30 percent the week ... Read more...

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