economic climate

New measures soon to boost exports, investor confidence


August 28th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The government will soon announce new steps to boost exports and investors' confidence in the Indian economy, Commerce Secretary S.R. Rao said Tuesday."The government is ... Read more...

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ECB signs seven-year deal with ESPN Star


June 4th, 2012 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Monday signed a seven-year contract with ESPN Star Sports for multi-platform rights to broadcast its domestic and ... Read more...

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Air passenger traffic in India up by 8.8 percent: IATA


March 1st, 2012 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 29 (IANS) International Air Transport Association (IATA) Wednesday said that passenger traffic in India grew by 8.8 percent year on year in January, with demand rising by nine ... Read more...

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Rome forced to drop bid for 2020 Olympics


February 15th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 15 (IANS) Rome was forced to drop its bid for the 2020 Olympic Games following Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti's announcement that his government would not provide the ... Read more...

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TCS quarterly net profit rises 18.2 percent


January 17th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) India's largest software service exporter Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Tuesday reported an 18.2 percent rise in net profit at Rs.2,802.77 crore for the December quarter as ... Read more...

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Britons turn to sex to pay for education


December 14th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Rising tuition fees have forced British students into the sex industry.The National Union of Students said students were taking on the "dangerous" work to cope with ... Read more...

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`Singapore economic growth may be slower in coming decade’


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Nov 23 (IANS) Singapore's economic growth is likely to be relatively slower in the coming decade compared with its past high growth, Minister of State for Trade and Industry ... Read more...

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Rio Tinto puts aluminium maker on the market


October 17th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 17 (IANS) New Zealand's single largest electricity consumer -- the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter based -- is on the market as owner Rio Tinto seeks to streamline its ... Read more...

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New Zealand sees record attendance for Rugby World Cup


October 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Oct 3 (IANS) The 40 pool matches of the Rugby World Cup which wrapped up Sunday drew almost 1.1 million spectators to stadiums across New Zealand, the tournament organisers ... Read more...

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Targeting Chinese tourists, Britons learn Mandarin


September 12th, 2011 - 8:59 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) With British culture and tradition becoming increasingly popular among the Chinese middle class, staff at Britain's clubs are now being taught Mandarin in a bid to ... Read more...

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Working mums forcing even sick kids to school


September 8th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Many working mothers in Britain send off their children to school despite sickness because they are unable to take time off looking after them, a study ... Read more...

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Couples seeking divorces for falling out of love


August 31st, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 31 (IANS) Extra-marital affairs have long been viewed as the most common reason for divorce among married couples. However, now an increasing number of people are seeking divorce ... Read more...

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8.2 percent growth projection not disappointing: Pranab


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) A day after the prime minister's Economic Advisory Council lowered GDP growth forecast to 8.2 percent from the earlier 9 percent, Finance Minister Pranab ... Read more...

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Murthy turns nostalgic at his last Infosys AGM


June 11th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 11 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Infosys' founding chairman and chief mentor N.R. Narayana Murthy turned nostalgic Saturday as he presided for the last time over the blue ... Read more...

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Blanchett criticised over tax scheme campaign


May 30th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett has attracted the wrath of Australians after agreeing to promote a controversial tax scheme in her native country.The actress appears in ... Read more...

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Carla Bruni ‘may not attend Cannes film premiere over fear of spoiling hubby’s image’


April 20th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): If sources are to be believed, Carla Bruni might not attend the Cannes premiere of her film debut over fears that appearing at the glamorous event could damage ... Read more...

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One in five Britons don’t visit the dentist


March 25th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) At least one in five Britons do not go to see the dentist because of the high cost.In a survey of 11,000 people, conducted by the ... Read more...

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Vodafone named ‘UK’s most valuable brand’


March 21st, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 21 (ANI): Vodafone has been named as the most valuable brand in Britain.According Brand Finance Global 500 report, the telecoms giant, worth about 18.9 billion pounds, has increased in value ... Read more...

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Pranab has done a good job: Manmohan Singh (Lead)


February 28th, 2011 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Hailing the budget for 2011-12 as an effort to curb inflation and ensure sustained and inclusive growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said Finance Minister Pranab ... Read more...

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Finance minister has done a good job: PM


February 28th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has "done a good job" by presenting a growth-oriented and inclusive budget. "The finance minister deserves ... Read more...

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Carlisle City Council Sets New Bizarre Rules For Its Staff


January 30th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Having a very casual conversation with colleagues at the workplace might not be such a feasible possibility for the employees of Carlisle City Council. An e-mail ... Read more...

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Carlisle City Council new rules: Staff told to clock-out for non-work conversations


January 29th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 29 (ANI): Council workers in Carlisle, Britain have been told they would have to clock-out if they wish to conduct non-work conversations about the weather, holidays or babies. Two team leaders ... Read more...

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Musical ‘Wicked’ nets record in ticket sales


January 17th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Despite the current economic climate, the hit musical 'Wicked' has claimed a record in ticket sales.The show, about the loves and lives of two witches in the Land ... Read more...

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Having a job, not amount of salary key to happy life


January 10th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): Having a job is more important to Britons than how much they are paid, according to a new survey.The poll, by the Office for National Statistics, has ... Read more...

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66pc of police time ‘is wasted in red tape procedures’


October 18th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Should the police force run after burglars or should they complete relevant paperwork? That seems to be the dilemma most police officers feel, complaining that majority of their ... Read more...

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Top business school INSEAD names Dipak Jain as next dean


September 20th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Leading international business school INSEAD has named noted Indian-American academician Dipak Jain as its next dean, succeeding J. Frank Brown, who will step down in March ... Read more...

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Manchester United fail to hit season-ticket target


September 1st, 2010 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 1 (DPA) Manchester United chief executive David Gill confirmed Wednesday that the club failed to reach their target of season-ticket sales this summer. United have sold 51,800 tickets against a target ... Read more...

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Workers rally in South Africa, government offers talk


August 26th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 26 (IANS) Thousands of government workers, including teachers and health staff, took out rallies across South Africa Thursday after nine days of strikes over salary hike, forcing authorities to call ... Read more...

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Best new car deals that you should try out


August 26th, 2010 - 10:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Car buyers might need to take advantage of some upcoming great deals. Experts are announcing that car buyers in the United States might enjoy great slashes ... Read more...

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Best Paying Part-Time Jobs: Trend Of 2010


August 25th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Aug 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Money is a necessity. Given the demand of all ages, money has always been the priority of every living being on earth. They say, its not ... Read more...

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Queen’s children and grandchildren ‘to lose armed guards’


August 15th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 15 (ANI): Members of the British royal family - including some of the Queen's children and grandchildren - are set to lose armed guards.This controversial rearrangement has been done ... Read more...

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Recession-hit Queen ‘to go bankrupt in 2 years’


July 6th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 06 (ANI): The Queen could be broke in two years - courtesy the recession.The figures revealed by Buckingham Palace show that the Royal Family could be broke by 2012.The ... Read more...

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Cost of maintaining British royal family drops


July 5th, 2010 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Maintaining the British Queen and the royal family cost 62 pence per person last year, down 7 pence as compared to a year before, Buckingham Palace accounts show. The ... Read more...

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Mercer study declares Vienna the world’s most livable city for second straight year


May 27th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): Austrian capital Vienna has been voted the world's most livable city for the second straight year by Mercer, a London-based investment services company.Vienna is followed closely by two ... Read more...

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Bundchen named world’s highest paid model again


May 14th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 14 (IANS) Gisele Bundchen has been named world's highest paid model for the second consecutive year by Forbes magazine. The 29-year-old Brazilian supermodel beats the likes of Heidi Klum and ... Read more...

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