first three months

Canada’s deficit down amid sluggish economy


September 1st, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Sep 1 (IANS) While Canada appears to be on track in reducing its budgetary deficit, global economic uncertainty could stall the government's plan, the federal Finance Department warned.For the ... 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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Apple’s market share growth pauses


August 15th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Apple's growth in the smartphone market nearly paused in the second quarter of 2012 as consumers postponed their upgrade in anticipation of the upcoming launch ... Read more...

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Akzo Nobel adopts new strategy to counter rupee’s dipping value


August 9th, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS) With its net profit dipping by over 10 percent in 2012-13's first quarter compared to the year ago, mainly due to higher cost of raw materials ... Read more...

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US consumer credit up


August 8th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) US consumer credit increased at an annual rate of 3 percent in June, a positive sign of growing confidence in the economy, the Federal Reserve reported.The ... Read more...

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2011 British riots could be repeated: Survey


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) Many young people in Britain believe there could be a repeat this year of the riots of 2011 as the worsening employment conditions that contributed to ... 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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US consumer confidence slips


July 28th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) The US consumer confidence continued to decline in July after hitting a 4.5-year high in May, as the job growth is slowing and food prices are ... Read more...

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Liver transplant in India saves Yemeni boy


July 27th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) The Malek family from Yemen had lost all hope when nine-year-old Abdul was diagnosed with the same liver disease that had killed his two siblings.But ... Read more...

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Myanmar’s foreign trade hits nearly $5 bn


July 24th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 24 (IANS) Myanmar's foreign trade hit nearly $5 billion in the first three months (April-June) of the fiscal year 2012-13, a media report said Tuesday. Of the foreign ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Baby boys getting dad’s love grow up happier


July 19th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) Men should try to build an affectionate bond with their sons in the first three months of their infancy, failing which could lead to lifelong problems, ... Read more...

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Exports dip by 5.45 percent; trade deficit narrows (Lead)


July 13th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) India's exports dropped 5.45 percent to $25.07 billion in June, falling sharply for the second consecutive month due to weak demands in North America and ... Read more...

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India’s exports slump by 5.45 percent in June


July 13th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) India's exports fell sharply for the second consecutive month in June due to weak demands in North America and European countries, a senior government official ... Read more...

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US women eye 5th straight Olympic basketball gold


July 9th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) The US women's basketball team is aiming for the country's fifth straight Olympic gold medal at the London Games.Winning by an average margin of 38 points ... Read more...

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Myanmar border trade touches $838 mn


July 9th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 9 (IANS) Myanmar's border trade hit $838.11 million in the first three months (April-June) of the 2012-13 fiscal year, Xinhua reported Monday.Of the total, export amounted to $553.015 ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Have flip-flops spiked Akhilesh Yadav’s political honeymoon? (News Analysis)


July 9th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 9 (IANS) Is the political honeymoon of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav over sooner rather than later?Beginning Monday, as Yadav junior proceeds on a four-day family ... Read more...

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US initial jobless claims dip to six-week low


July 6th, 2012 - 3:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) The number of people in the US applying for unemployment aid last week dropped to the lowest level since mid May, the Labor Department said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Britain’s construction sector contracts


July 4th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) The construction sector in Britain saw the sharpest fall in June for two and a half years, said a Markit/CIPS market sensitive survey report.The Markit/CIPS Construction ... Read more...

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Spain’s recession to worsen, says minister


July 2nd, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Navacerrada (Spain), July 2 (IANS/EFE) Spain's economic recession is getting worse, and the economic figures from the second quarter point to a "slightly greater" decline of the gross domestic product ... Read more...

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China cuts interest rates


June 8th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 8 (IANS) China's central bank has cut interest rates by 25 basis points to prevent the economy from slowing further.The benchmark one-year lending rate will drop to 6.31 ... Read more...

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Argentina’s economic growth slows down


May 19th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, May 19 (IANS) Argentina's economic growth rate slowed down significantly in the first quarter of 2012, compared on a yearly basis, according to a report published by the ... Read more...

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Myanmar gets over $270 mn investment


May 16th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, May 16 (IANS) Myanmar drew over $270 million in the first three months of 2012, a media report said. Much of it went into the oil and natural gas ... Read more...

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US consumer prices flat


May 16th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 16 (IANS) US consumer prices were flat in April, largely because of a decline in gas prices, the Labor Department reported.The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which tracks inflation ... Read more...

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US Postal Service posts huge loss


May 11th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) The US Postal Service (USPS) Thursday reported a $3.2 billion loss for the first three months of this year, $1 billion more than the same period ... Read more...

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24,000 ’stolen’ brides in Kyrgyzstan in three years


May 11th, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Around 24,000 women were kidnapped and forced into marriage in the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan in the past three years, an official report said.The ... Read more...

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US online spending up


May 10th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 10 (IANS) US online retail spending reached $44.3 billion in the first three months of this year, with help from shoppers using tablet computers to buy clothing and ... Read more...

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Land price growth slows in China


May 8th, 2012 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) Land prices in major Chinese cities continued to rise in the first quarter of 2012 but at a slower pace as the national economy headed for ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka arrests over 36,400 army deserters


May 7th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 7 (IANS) Sri Lanka has arrested over 36,400 soldiers who had deserted the army following the end of a three-decade-long civil war with the Tamil Tigers, a military ... Read more...

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Facebook plans to go public to raise $87bn


May 4th, 2012 - 11:25 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Facebook will go public with a stock price of $28 to $35 to set the popular social network's valuation as high as $86.6 billion, according ... Read more...

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Remittances to Mexico rise


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 3 (IANS/EFE) Remittances from Mexicans living abroad climbed 5.3 percent in the first quarter compared with the same period in 2011, Mexico's central bank said Wednesday.Expats sent ... Read more...

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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...

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Thousands protest in Spain to defend health care, education


April 30th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 30 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of people turned out Sunday in cities all over Spain to defend health care and education and to express their rejection of the government's plans ... Read more...

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Spanish jobless rate climbs above 24 percent


April 28th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 28 (IANS/EFE) The ranks of Spain's unemployed expanded by nearly 366,000 in the first quarter to a record 5.63 million, or 24.44 percent of the workforce, the government ... Read more...

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US economy slowed in first quarter


April 28th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS/EFE) The US economy grew 2.2 percent in the first three months of this year after expanding 3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, the US ... Read more...

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Cuba reforms spur 11,000 real estate, auto deals


April 27th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 27 (IANS/EFE) Cuba registered in the first quarter of this year 8,390 private sales of automobiles and 2,730 private real estate transactions, according to official figures published Thursday ... Read more...

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