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Recession-hit Italian hotels report fewer guests in 2012


September 7th, 2012 - 8:15 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) The number of guests in hotels in recession-hit Italy fell during the first eight months of this year, according to a study.Between January and August, the ... Read more...

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Government defers decision on pension reforms


June 7th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The government Thursday deferred a decision on pension fund reforms following opposition from key ally Trinamool Congress.The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill, ... Read more...

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Ramesh’s assurance on old age pension reforms


May 18th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh assured delegation from the Pension Parishad that he will write to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and draw his attention ... Read more...

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Unemployment hits 8-year high in Italy


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 2 (IANS/AKI) Italian unemployment in January rose to an eight-year high of 9.2 percent as the euro zone's third-biggest economy implements economic and labour reforms amid a recession.January ... Read more...

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Italian business confidence falls


February 28th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 28 (IANS/AKI) Italian business confidence fell in February as the euro zone's third-largest economy was mired in recession.The manufacturing-sentiment index fell to 91.5 from 92.1 in January, national ... Read more...

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Italy’s industrial production rose in November


January 13th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 13 (IANS/AKI) Italy's industrial production in November managed to rise even though the eurozone's third biggest economy implemented cost-cutting measures amid an economic crisis and probable recession.Output gained ... Read more...

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PM appeals to parties to help pass economic legislation


September 27th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Underlining the need to sustain 9 percent growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday appealed to political parties to work together to ensure the passage ... Read more...

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French police unions outraged over lunchtime alcohol ban


April 22nd, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Apr 22 (ANI): France's police unions have expressed outrage over an official decree that suggested Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité, or CRS officers, would no longer be served wine or beer with ... Read more...

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The most hated man in France? (France Diary)


October 31st, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Ranvir Nayar Paris, Oct 31 (IANS) A television caricature programme recently showed French President Nicolas Sarkozy asking his aides, "Why, oh why, am I the most hated man in all of France?"The ... Read more...

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Sarkozy ‘most unpopular French President in 50 years’


October 26th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 26 (ANI): Nicolas Sarkozy is the most unpopular French President in five decades, according to a new poll.According to the French poll, ahead of another week of strikes, petrol shortages ... Read more...

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Lady Gaga postpones French gigs over pension strikes


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 22 (ANI): Lady Gaga has postponed her gigs in France until December.The move comes because of 'logistical difficulties' caused by the ongoing strikes over pension reforms.A statement posted on ... Read more...

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Gaga forced to scrap concert in France


October 22nd, 2010 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Pop star Lady Gaga has been forced to scrap her concerts in France until December, because of "logistical difficulties" caused by the ongoing strikes over pension reforms.Contactmusic.com reports, ... Read more...

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Mukherjee to meet chiefs of public sector banks today


August 14th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 14 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will meet chiefs of public sector banks here today to take stock of the financial performance of the banks and their ... Read more...

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Greek riot police clash with protesters in Athens


June 29th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 29 (DPA) Greek riot police clashed with protesters marching through the capital Athens Tuesday against government austerity measures. Riot police, wielding batons, fired tear gas at groups of stone-throwing protesters in ... Read more...

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Police brace for more trouble in Greece as unions strike


December 10th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Dec 10 (DPA) Rioting and violence abated before dawn Wednesday after four nights of civil unrest across Greece, but police braced for more trouble later in the day when trade unions ... Read more...

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Strikes disrupt transport and government services in Greece


May 16th, 2008 - 6:33 am ICT by admin
DPA Athens, May 16 (DPA) Strikes by union groups upset by Greek government privatisation plans and pension reforms disrupted air transport, bank and state services Thursday. Ships remain anchored at the ports of ... Read more...

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