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US wholesale prices rise


July 14th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 14 (IANS) US wholesale prices rose slightly in June after a consecutive decline from March through May. The Producer Price Index, which measures price changes at factory gates, ... 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 consumer prices go up


February 18th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 18 (IANS) Consumer prices in the US ticked up 0.2 percent in January, reported the Labor Department Friday.The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which tracks inflation at the retail ... 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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Canada’s inflation rate drops in October


November 19th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Nov 19 (IANS) Canada's inflation rate dropped to 2.9 percent in October from 3.2 percent in the previous month, largely due to the less gain of energy prices, Statistics ... Read more...

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China’s inflation reaches 37-month high


August 9th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) China's inflation rose to a 37-month high in July, putting the government in a tough position as its tightening efforts were yet to bear fruit, reported ... Read more...

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India will soon become fastest growing economy: PM


May 22nd, 2011 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Sunday said India will soon become the fastest growing economy, having expanded admirably in the past few years despite the ... Read more...

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Grass could be bioenergy crop of the future, say Indian-origin scientists


November 2nd, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 2 (ANI): A research team, including Indian-origin researchers, has found that grass could be the bioenergy crop of the future as the demand for biofuels increases, replacing corn as the ... Read more...

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Budget Grocery Shopping Ideas


September 10th, 2010 - 12:48 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) With the economy still floating along in the red, and so many people cutting back in any way they can, budget grocery shopping ideas can come in handy, ... Read more...

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Government’s policies led to increase in food costs: BJP (Lead)


April 21st, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari Wednesday accused the Congress-led government of betraying the peoples' trust, as thousands of party activists rallied in the capital ... Read more...

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Economic crisis leaves a sour taste for Italians


November 25th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 25 (IANS/AKI) The economic crisis has hit Italians where it hurts the most -- their stomachs. New research shows that Italians are consuming more rice and pasta and less fish, ... Read more...

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Sarkozy asked to prune his exorbitant florist bill


July 26th, 2009 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been asked to cut down the 'floral' expenses after an audit revealed that more than 600 pounds were being spent daily on bouquets ... Read more...

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People of higher status choose better diets — but pay more


May 2nd, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) The higher one's education level, the greater the preference for low-calorie diets which are rich in nutrients, but cost more. University of Washington (UW) researchers compared eating habits ... Read more...

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Healthy eating is still affordable


February 26th, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 26 (IANS) Food prices may have skyrocketed worldwide since 2000, but eating healthy is still affordable for the average family, according to new research. The survey found rising food costs have ... Read more...

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Indias major initiatives target inclusive growth: P. Chidambaram


September 26th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
New York , Sept 26 (ANI): Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has said that the country has taken major initiatives in agriculture and rural development, in industry and urban development, in ... Read more...

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GM crops could cause worlds biggest environmental disaster: Charles


August 13th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.13 (ANI): Britains Prince Charles has warned that GM crops could cause the worlds biggest-ever environmental disaster. In his most outspoken intervention on the issue of GM food, the heir to ... Read more...

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Pakistani rupee hits record low at 70 per dollar


July 6th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) The Pakistani rupee has touched a new low of 70 per dollar, according to the media Sunday. The record drop-off Saturday was due to the rise in dollar ... Read more...

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World entering ‘danger zone’ on prices, WB warns G-8


July 3rd, 2008 - 10:37 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 3 (IANS) World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick has called on leaders of the G8 as well as the major oil producers to act now to deal ... Read more...

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High food prices make oil sheikhs turn to farming


June 2nd, 2008 - 10:59 am ICT by admin
By Anne-Beatrice Clasmann Istanbul, June 2(DPA) You cannot eat petrodollars, which is an inconvenient truth for people in the oil-rich Gulf Arab monarchies these days. Though state coffers bulge in Saudi Arabia, Abu ... Read more...

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ADB pledges billions of dollars to tackle food crisis


May 7th, 2008 - 12:33 pm ICT by admin
DPA Manila, May 7 (DPA) The Asian Development Bank said Wednesday that it was allocating $500 million to tackle skyrocketing food costs in the region. The Manila-based bank also pledged to double lending ... Read more...

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US points to India, China for oil price hike too


May 6th, 2008 - 10:48 am ICT by admin
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 6 (IANS) White House has pointed a finger at India and China for the spike in oil prices even as it sought to clarify President George Bush's remark ... Read more...

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US can’t ignore food crisis, maize-based fuel ‘transitional’: Obama


April 26th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by admin
DPA Washington, April 26 (DPA) Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said the US could not ignore global suffering from a food crisis and should slowly move away from maize-based fuel production that has ... Read more...

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France threatens Doha talks amid food crisis


April 16th, 2008 - 10:46 am ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London/Luxembourg, April 16 (IANS) With only months to go before it takes over the European Union presidency, France has set itself on a potentially confrontational strategy to seek more ... Read more...

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Surging food prices could slow poverty reduction by seven years


April 12th, 2008 - 9:05 am ICT by admin
By Chris Cermak Washington, April 12 (DPA) In order to hammer home the point of just how dire the food situation in poor countries has become, World Bank President Robert Zoellick resorted to ... Read more...

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Not all biofuels are more environmentally friendly than fossil fuels


January 4th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): A new study commissioned by the Swiss government, has suggested that though biofuels reduce more greenhouse gas emissions as compared to fossil fuels, they have to be chosen ... Read more...

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