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South Korea’s IT exports grow


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 11 (IANS) South Korean exports of information technology (IT) products grew for the first time in six months due to solid demand for display panels and system chips, ... Read more...

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South Korea’s auto production plunges


September 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 9 (IANS) South Korea's automobile production plunged 25.9 percent in August from a year earlier due to frequent partial strikes by major automakers, a government report showed Sunday.Auto ... Read more...

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South Korea’s trade balance posts $2 bn surplus


September 1st, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 1 (IANS) South Korea's trade balance posted a surplus of $2.04 billion last month as imports contracted at a faster pace than exports, a government report showed Saturday.Trade ... Read more...

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South Korea’s retail sales retreat


July 19th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 19 (IANS) Sales at South Korea's major discount outlets and department stores retreated last month due to weak demand for groceries and clothes, a government report showed Thursday.Total ... Read more...

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South Korea’s auto production grows


July 10th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 10 (IANS) South Korea's automobile production grew 3.4 percent in the first half of this year due to brisk exports that offset sluggish domestic demand, a government report ... 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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Cabinet to take up IT and electronics policy next week: Sibal


July 5th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The union cabinet might take a call on the proposed IT and electronics manufacturing policy next week, Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said Wednesday."Yesterday (Tuesday) cluster ... Read more...

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South Korean auto production grows


June 12th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, June 12 (IANS) South Korea's automobile production grew 3.8 percent in May from a year earlier due to brisk exports and a rise in domestic sales that stemmed from ... Read more...

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Northeast India’s first IIIT coming up in Tripura


June 8th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, June 8 (IANS) Northeast India's first IIIT (Indian Institute of Information Technology) will be set up in Tripura, a minister said here Friday.Tripura Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty told reporters: ... Read more...

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PM warns against growing intolerance (Roundup)


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Saying public debate seemed to have become a "hostage to sensationalism", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday warned against "growing intolerance and "narrow mindedness among Indians"."In ... Read more...

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India failed to optimally use science and technology: PM


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Observing that there was lack of optimum use of science and technology for development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday that the profile of science ... Read more...

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ISB signs MoU to provide executive education in Middle East


May 17th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 17 (IANS) The Indian School of Business (ISB) Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) Group of Oman, to provide executive education ... Read more...

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South Korea starts building two n-reactors


May 4th, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) South Korea started construction work on two nuclear reactors Friday in what President Lee Myung-bak described as a "big milestone" in the country's atomic industry, ... Read more...

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India needs to make ‘tough choices’: Ajay Banga


April 24th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) Ajay Banga, the new chairman of US-India Business Council, says India needs to make "tough choices" and implement progressive steps to create a welcoming business ... Read more...

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Take India-US business ties to next level: Indian envoy


April 16th, 2012 - 10:12 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 16 (IANS) With India focused on developing itself as a global hub for innovation, New Delhi wants the business community to explore new ways to advance India-US ... Read more...

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South Korean carmakers’ exports hit record high


April 9th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, April 9 (IANS) South Korean carmakers marked their record monthly exports last month due to robust overseas demand for small-sized cars and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) manufactured domestically, a ... Read more...

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India seeks to strengthen relations with Israel (With Image)


April 6th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 6 (IANS) India feels there is need to strengthen bilateral relations with Israel which is possible for both the countries through collaborations in research and education sectors.While ... Read more...

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Foreign direct investment into South Korea grows


April 5th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, April 5 (IANS) Foreign direct investment (FDI) into South Korea grew 17 percent in the first quarter due to a growth in inflow from advanced economies such as Europe ... Read more...

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South Korea, Turkey agree on free trade deal


March 26th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 26 (IANS) South Korea and Turkey signed a preliminary agreement on a free trade deal that will eliminate all tariffs imposed on goods traded between the two nations, ... Read more...

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South Korea to invest $1 bn on energy sector


March 20th, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 20 (IANS) South Korea will invest 1.08 trillion won (around $1 billion) on research and development on the energy sector this year to explore fresh resources, the government ... Read more...

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India, Africa to collaborate in social entreprenership, innovation


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) India Friday flagged social entrepreneurship and innovation as key areas for collaboration with Africa and called for exploring a research and development fund for promoting ... Read more...

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South Korea’s trade balance turns into black


March 1st, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, March 1 (IANS) South Korea's trade balance turned into the black last month as exports recovered its growth trend despite lingering concerns over Europe's debt crisis and the global ... Read more...

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Intel India unveils plan to groom innovators


February 29th, 2012 - 5:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 29 (IANS) Global chip maker Intel Corporation Wednesday unveiled an outreach programme to groom future scientists in India as the next generation of innovators."The Intel Future Scientist programme ... Read more...

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South Korea posts first trade deficit in 24 months


February 1st, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Feb 1 (IANS) South Korea's trade balance went into the red for the first time in 24 months in January as exports reduced amid Europe's debt crisis and the ... Read more...

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South Korea’s retail sales grow in December


January 18th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 18 (IANS) Sales at South Korea's major discount outlets and department stores grew last month largely due to unusually cold weather that drove seasonal goods sales up, a ... Read more...

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South Korea to invest nearly $12 bn in oil in 2012


December 21st, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 21 (IANS) South Korea plans to invest nearly $12 billion in oil and natural gas developments next year in a bid to secure stable energy supply, the economy ... Read more...

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South Korea’s retail sales growth negative in November


December 15th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 15 (IANS) Sales growth at South Korea's major discount outlets and department stores turned negative last month due to unusually high temperature that drove winter goods sales down, ... Read more...

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South Korean automakers’ exports to slow down in 2012


December 8th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 8 (IANS) Output and exports of automobiles manufactured by South Korean automakers are expected to grow at a slower pace in 2012 than this year due to global ... Read more...

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South Korea’s industrial power sales go up


November 21st, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 21 (IANS) South Korea's industrial electricity sales jumped 9.1 percent last month from a year earlier due to surging demand from energy-intensive sectors, a government report showed Monday.Sales ... Read more...

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South Korea’s retail sale grows in October


November 17th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 17 (IANS) Sales at South Korea's major discount outlets and department stores grew in October due to solid demand for food and luxury goods, a government report showed ... Read more...

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India offers value proposition to US business: Envoy


November 15th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) Highlighting the synergies of Indian and US businesses, Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao has said their partnerships have contributed immensely to the growth the knowledge economy sectors ... Read more...

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South Korea’s trade surplus rebounds to $4.29 bn


November 1st, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 1 (IANS) South Korea's trade surplus rebounded to $4.29 billion in October helped by robust exports to emerging nations, a government report showed Tuesday.Trade surplus reached $4.29 billion ... Read more...

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South Korean shipbuilders won half of global orders in Q3


October 19th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Oct 19 (IANS) South Korean shipbuilders received half of global ship orders in the third quarter due to strong demand for high value-added ships, a government report said Wednesday.New ... Read more...

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India’s premier ICT event unveiled in tech hub


October 18th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 18 (IANS) India's premier information and communication technology (ICT) event began in this tech hub Tuesday, with a focus on innovation and research and development (R&D;) to drive ... Read more...

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South Korea to offer tax incentives for electric cars


October 12th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Oct 12 (IANS) South Korea plans to offer tax incentives for electric car buyers from next year in a bid to help promote sales of energy-saving vehicles, a government ... Read more...

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