months of the year

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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China’s FDI inflow falls for second month (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in China fell for the second consecutive month in July as global economic woes continued to weigh heavily.The FDI Beijing drew last ... Read more...

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Mexico’s tourism activity grows


August 15th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's tourism activity grew 3.9 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2011, thanks to strong demand for ... Read more...

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China’s PPI drop highlights economy’s plight (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) China's Producer Price Index (PPI), a main gauge of inflation at the wholesale level, fell 2.9 percent in July from a year earlier, the National Bureau ... Read more...

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Mexican remittances go up


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) Mexicans living and working abroad sent home $11.85 billion in the first six months of the year, an increase of 6.2 percent from the same ... Read more...

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Ramadan begins amid prayers in Kashmir


July 21st, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 21 (IANS) The holy month of Ramadan began Saturday with thousands of Muslims across Jammu and Kashmir thronging mosques to offer early morning prayers.Shoppers busied themselves since morning ... Read more...

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Brazilian auto production falls


July 6th, 2012 - 11:34 am ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, July 6 (IANS/EFE) Brazil produced 1.55 million motor vehicles in the first six months of the year, a fall of 9.4 percent from the same period in 2011, ... 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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Fiat sales take a hit in Europe


June 16th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 16 (IANS/AKI) Fiat's sales in Europe have plummeted over the weak economy and a saturated market demand for vehicles from Italy's biggest carmaker.Sales fell 12.1 percent compared to ... 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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China foreign trade growth slows, surplus widens (Lead)


May 10th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) China's foreign trade rose 2.7 percent year-on-year to $308 billion in April, with a surplus of $18 billion, authorities said Thursday.The growth rate represents a month-on-month ... Read more...

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China foreign trade growth slows


May 10th, 2012 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 10 (IANS) China's foreign trade rose 2.7 percent year on year to $308.08 billion in April, with a surplus of $18.42 billion, authorities said Thursday.The growth rate represents ... Read more...

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15 percent of world trade should be Chinese: Minister


May 8th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) As the second-largest economy and with a fifth of the world's population, China should account for 15 percent of global trade volume, Minister of Commerce Chen ... 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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Almost half of Cuba’s foreign visitors are Canadians


April 28th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, April 28 (IANS/EFE) Just over 48 percent of foreign tourists who visited Cuba in the first quarter of 2012 came from Canada, according to figures released Friday by the ... Read more...

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US housing prices at lowest point in a decade


April 25th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 25 (IANS/EFE) Prices of single-family homes in the 20 largest US metropolitan areas fell 3.5 percent in February from a year earlier, leaving the national averages at ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka revises tourism target to 1 million


April 23rd, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) Sri Lanka has revised its tourist arrival target to one million and is planning to upgrade services for tourists following a 21.1-percent rise in numbers in ... Read more...

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Industrial output grows 4.1 percent; rate cut possible (Lead)


April 12th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew at a lower-than-expected 4.1 percent in February owing to sluggish performance of the mining and manufacturing sector, fuelling calls of ... Read more...

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India’s industrial output grows by 4.1 percent in February


April 12th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India's industrial output grew by lower than expected 4.1 percent in February, led by 8 percent expansion in electricity production, official data showed Thursday.However, ... Read more...

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Record 300,000 Indians visit Paris


February 29th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Feb 29 (IANS) The French capital is charming its way to Indian hearts. Paris breached the landmark figure of 300,000 in Indian tourist arrivals in 2011, recording a growth ... Read more...

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India’s exports rise 6.7 percent in December


January 16th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) India's exports grew 6.7 percent to $25 billion in December 2011, while imports rose to $37.8 billion, leaving a trade deficit of $12.8 billion for ... Read more...

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Violence against women rises in Pakistan


January 15th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Violence against women in Pakistan -- from domestic incidents to sexual assaults -- was on the rise in 2011, with 8,000 cases reported to the authorities.According ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

`Blind’ man caught driving in Italy


January 13th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Milan (Italy), Jan 13 (IANS/AKI) A "blind man" in Italy who has collected a small fortune in disability pay was caught driving a car by police.The 69-year-old from the town ... Read more...

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Smartphones eating into camera sales in US


December 25th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 25 (IANS) Smartphones are eating into sales of basic cameras and camcorders in the US, BBC reported citing a market research.The NPD Group said in a study that ... Read more...

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Mexico’s industrial production rises


December 13th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Dec 13 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's industrial production rose 3.3 percent in October, compared to the same month in 2010, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said ... Read more...

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Brazil’s inflation hits 6.64 percent


December 9th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Dec 9 (IANS) Brazil's 12-month inflation reached 6.64 percent in November, much higher than the 4.5-percent target, the country's statistics agency IBGE announced Thursday.Over the first 11 ... Read more...

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`Brazil’s economic slowdown is temporary’


December 7th, 2011 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 7 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian economy stalled in the third quarter after eight consecutive quarters of growth, a sudden halt that the government both expected and considers ... Read more...

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Chinese railway passenger traffic grows


December 5th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 5 (IANS) China's railways carried 1.72 billion people in the first 11 months of the year, up 10.9 percent year-on-year, the Ministry of Railways (MOR) said Monday.The figure ... Read more...

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US private sector added 110,000 jobs in October


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 3 (IANS/EFE) Private employers in the US created 110,000 jobs last month, payroll processing firm Automatic Data Processing Inc. said Wednesday."October's job growth came exclusively from the ... Read more...

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Mexico logs biggest 12-month gain in remittances


November 2nd, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Nov 2 (IANS/EFE) Mexico received $2.08 billion in remittances last month, up 21.2 percent from September 2010 for the biggest 12-month increase since October 2006, the country's central ... Read more...

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Tourist arrivals in Spain go up


October 25th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Oct 25 (IANS/EFE) Spain welcomed 6 million international tourists in September, an increase of 9.2 percent over the same month last year, the government said Monday.Industry, Tourism and Trade ... Read more...

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Brazil creates fewer jobs in first nine months


October 19th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Oct 19 (IANS) Brazil created 2.079 million jobs in the first nine months of the year, down 16.5 percent compared to the same period in 2010, authorities ... Read more...

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Sheep rustling is on the rise in UK


October 4th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Farmers in Britain and Scotland are being forced to count their losses after the incidents of sheep rustling rose by more than 80 percent. The first eight ... Read more...

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Cases of Sheep rustling are on the rise


October 4th, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Cases of sheep rustling has gone up dramatically in the United Kingdom, the police have noticed. It is feared that the animals are slaughtered and smuggled out ... Read more...

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