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CEC unhappy that 40 percent voters stayed away in 2009


September 21st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V.S. Sampath Friday expressed unhappiness that nearly 40 percent voters had not taken part in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.The CEC ... Read more...

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Brazil’s industrial production shows recovery signs


September 13th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 13 (IANS) Brazil's industrial production is showing signs of recovery, central bank President Alexandre Tombini said.At a public Senate hearing Wednesday, Tombini said that now Brazil ... Read more...

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Jordan home to over 180,000 Syrian refugees


September 3rd, 2012 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Amman, Sep 3 (IANS) The total number of Syrians who have fled unrest in their country and arrived in Jordan since early 2011 has exceeded 180,000, according to Jordan's Foreign ... 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 Korean conglomerates see economy worse than 2008


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 22 (IANS) A majority of South Korean conglomerates were seeing current economic conditions worse than those in 2008 when the global financial crisis occurred, a poll showed Wednesday.According ... Read more...

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South Korean economic indicators weakening on sagging export


August 7th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 7 (IANS) South Korea's economic indicators related to production and investment weakened recently due to a reduction in exports, the finance ministry said Tuesday."Our economy saw stable consumer ... 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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Australian economy recovering slowly


July 18th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 18 (IANS) Australia's economic conditions are at their strongest since September 2011, but the growth rate of future economic activity remains below long-term trend, according to a survey ... Read more...

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SIAM slashes car sales growth forecast to 9-11 percent


July 10th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The Society of India Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) Tuesday cut passenger car sales forecast to 9-11 percent for the current financial year owing to weak macro-economic ... Read more...

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Despite risks, India’s financial system robust: RBI


June 28th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) India's financial system is robust despite the rise in global risks and domestic macro-economic conditions, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said Thursday."The financial system ... Read more...

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Honorarium to imams not a populist move, says Mamata


June 5th, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Defending her decision to give honorarium to imams in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said the move was guided by socio-economic conditions of ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi to help Myanmarese migrants in Thailand


May 30th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 30 (IANS) Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has vowed to help migrant workers from Myanmar.The Nobel Laureate is in Thailand on her first trip outside her homeland ... Read more...

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Mufti demands hassle-free cross-LoC trade


May 22nd, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, May 22 (IANS) Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Tuesday reiterated his demand for providing requisite facilities to ensure hassle-free cross-LoC trade and travel, and hoped that ... Read more...

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EU pledges $140 mn to Jordan


May 21st, 2012 - 4:05 am ICT by IANS
Amman, May 21 (IANS) The European Union will give 110 million euros (about $140 million) in financial assistance to Jordan in 2012.Joanna Wronecka, head of an EU delegation to Jordan, ... Read more...

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Fitch cuts Greece credit rating


May 18th, 2012 - 2:45 am ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) International ratings agency Fitch has cut Greece's credit rating from B- to CCC, citing the "heightened risk" that Greece could leave the euro zone.Recent parliamentary elections ... Read more...

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Indians start to see less corruption: Gallup poll


May 8th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Indians continue to see corruption as widespread in their country's government and business, but are less likely to feel that way this year, according to ... Read more...

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South Korean economic indicators weaken


May 8th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, May 8 (IANS) South Korean economy continued to see employment improve, but economic indicators weakened amid slowing consumer price inflation, the finance ministry said Tuesday."Our economy saw employment maintain ... Read more...

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Australia cuts cash rate to boost growth


May 1st, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 1 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced Tuesday that it decided to cut the official interest rate by 50 basis points.The RBA board Tuesday cut the ... Read more...

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India asks G-20 to nake ‘credible and ambitious’ action plan


April 20th, 2012 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) India has called upon G-20 nations, the world's top economies, to work out a "credible and ambitious" action plan to put the global economy firmly ... Read more...

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‘Automobile sales to rise 10-12 percent in 2012-13′


April 10th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Indian automobile industry is expecting a 10-12 percent rise in sales in fiscal 2012-13 from the 17,376,624 units sold in 2011-12 on better macro-economic ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways’ revenue surges 28 percent


April 4th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 3 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways continued its growth in the first quarter of current year with a 28 percent rise in revenue to $989 million over the corresponding ... Read more...

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Indian aviation grew 12.3 percent in February: IATA


April 3rd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 3 (IANS) Despite its continuing financial woes, India's aviation sector logged 12.3 percent growth in February, the second fastest among major domestic markets in the world, the International ... Read more...

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Squamous cell cancer on the rise in India


March 29th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Squamous cell cancer, a type of esophageal cancer, is on rise in India as more people are getting addicted to tobacco, a leading cancer specialist said ... Read more...

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US had 11.5 mn undocumented immigrants in 2011


March 26th, 2012 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 26 (IANS/EFE) The number of undocumented immigrants in the US was around 11.5 million in January 2011, compared with the 11.6 million the year before, according to ... Read more...

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Non-Muslim women in Pakistan face harassment (Lead)


March 16th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (IANS) Two-thirds of non-Muslim Pakistani women were sexually harassed and 43 percent suffered religious discrimination at workplaces, a study said.Around 27 percent of Hindu and Christian women ... Read more...

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Minority women in Pakistan face harassment: Study


March 16th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 16 (IANS) Around 74 percent of Pakistani women from minority communities -- Christians and Hindus -- were sexually harassed, while 43 percent faced religious discrimination at workplaces in ... Read more...

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South Korea faces consumer price instability


March 6th, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 6 (IANS) South Korean economy is facing consumer price instability amid higher oil prices, the finance ministry said Tuesday."Our economy saw employment maintain its recovery trend, and major ... Read more...

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India’s exports rose 10 percent in January


March 1st, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) India's exports grew 10.1 percent in January at $25.34 billion, official data showed Thursday, widening the monthly trade deficit to $14.76 billion.The rate of growth ... Read more...

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Indian, Pakistani officials discuss women’s issues


February 28th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Officials from India and Pakistan have met in New York on the sidelines of the 56th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women to ... Read more...

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South Korea’s business sentiment improves


February 27th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Feb 27 (IANS) South Korea's business sentiment improved in February amid easing concerns over Europe's debt crisis, the central bank said Monday. The monthly business survey index (BSI), which ... Read more...

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Not bidding for 2020 Olympics was the right decision: Pietro Mennea


February 16th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, Feb 16 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti's cabinet not backing Rome's bid for the 2020 Olympics was a right decision, feels the country's former Olympic champion Pietro Mennea.According ... Read more...

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`South Korean economic indicators weakening’


February 7th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Feb 7 (IANS) The employment scenario in South Kore continues to improve, but other economic indicators have weakened amid persistent inflation, the finance ministry said Tuesday."Our economy saw employment ... Read more...

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South Korea’s business sentiment remains weak in January


January 27th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 27 (IANS) South Korea's business sentiment remained weak in January as local companies were still worried about economic uncertainties amid fragile domestic demand, the central bank said Friday.The ... Read more...

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US stocks slightly lower in thin trading


January 27th, 2012 - 3:53 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 27 (IANS) US stocks were slightly lower in thin trading Thursday amid earning reports, economic data and the Federal Reserve's decision to keep low interest rate, Xinhua ... Read more...

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US stocks end higher


January 26th, 2012 - 8:57 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) US stocks rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it will not raise interest rates until at least 2014, maintaining its accommodative stance to support ... Read more...

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