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Taylor Swift is top money maker


March 10th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 10 (IANS) Taylor Swift is making it rich in the music world. The country music star has been named top money maker of 2011 by a website.The ... Read more...

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Shanghai to crack down on sex determination clinics


February 25th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 25 (IANS) Clinics offering illegal sex determination tests and gender-selective abortion in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai will face severe punishment, officials said.Clinics operating without licence will be ... Read more...

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Sensex closes 88 points lower in see-saw trade (Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian markets Thursday provisionally closed 88 points lower amid volatility that saw the index fluctuating wildly. This is the second consecutive ... Read more...

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Obama proposes minimum tax on foreign profits


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) In a bid to discourage American multinational companies from moving their assets abroad and parking their profits there, the Obama administration has proposed a new ... Read more...

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Sensex closes 284 points lower (Second Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets provisionally closed 284 points lower Wednesday as investors booked profits after recent rallies. Realty, consumer durables and metal ... Read more...

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Indian firm to open new office in Trinidad and Tobago


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Port of Spain, Feb 22 (IANS) A multi-million-dollar new head office of the New India Assurance will be completed in Trinidad and Tobogo this year, an official from the insurance ... Read more...

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One third British business bosses fear recession in 2012


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Around 35 percent of directors of British business firms think there is a high risk of a recession this year, says a survey.A poll by the ... Read more...

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China Telecom to sell iPhone 4S


February 21st, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 21 (IANS) China Telecom, the country's third largest wireless carrier, said Tuesday that it would start selling the iPhone 4S March 9, ending China Unicom's three-year run as ... Read more...

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China’s Baidu posts $326 million profit in Q4


February 18th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 18 (IANS) China's largest search engine site Baidu's profits surged by 77 percent to 2.05 billion yuan ($326.3 million) in the fourth quarter of last year.Baidu, which has ... Read more...

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Britney agrees to pay to end lawsuit


February 18th, 2012 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Pop star Britney Spears has reportedly agreed to settle a lawsuit in which she's accused of being a "perfume traitor".Spears was sued by Brand ... Read more...

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Golden bust of Putin to be displayed


February 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A St. Petersburg jewelry company will display a 16.38-kg golden bust of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and later use the gold to make heart-shaped ... Read more...

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Perry to donate new song’s proceeds to charity


February 17th, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Pop star Katy Perry has decided to donate the proceeds of her new single "Part of me" to charity.The profits from the song will go ... Read more...

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Sensex closes 76 points lower (Lead)


February 16th, 2012 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) A benchmark index Thursday provisionally closed 76 points lower, as traders took a breather after the previous day's rally and booked profits in key scrips.The ... Read more...

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LPG prices fall in Pakistan


February 12th, 2012 - 8:54 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) The prices of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) fell by about Rs.3 to about Rs.128 per kilogram in the country.Chairman of All Pakistan LPG Distributors Association Abdul ... Read more...

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Sensex closes 109 points lower (Lead)


February 10th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Friday provisionally closed 109 points lower with traders booking profits after recent upward surges.The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) ... Read more...

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Eggs that bounce like rubber hit China markets


February 10th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 10 (IANS) Eggs that have hard yolks and can bounce like rubber after being boiled have appeared on the market in several regions across China, leading a food ... Read more...

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Sensex closes 87 points lower (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities markets Tuesday provisionally closed 87 points lower as traders booked profits after five consecutive weeks of rallying.Aviation stocks, however, ... Read more...

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Japan intervened 5 times in foreign exchange market in Q4


February 7th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 7 (IANS) The Japanese government carried out five rounds of interventions into the foreign exchange market in the last three months of 2011, spending about 9.09 trillion yen ... Read more...

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China’s industrial profit goes up in 2011


February 3rd, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 3 (IANS) China's industrial enterprises saw their profits increase 25.4 percent year-on-year to reach 5.45 trillion yuan ($863.68 billion) in 2011, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said ... Read more...

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Sensex closes 378 points lower (Second Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 30 (IANS) A benchmark index for Indian equities Monday closed 378 points lower as traders booked profits after a three-week rally.The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the ... Read more...

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Sean Combs sued over perfume


January 17th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) Singer Sean Combs has been sued by a cosmetic firm over one of his perfumes.The hip-hop singer had launched the Sean John Clothing Company, which also ... Read more...

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JPMorgan Chase earnings miss Wall Street expectations


January 14th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 14 (IANS) JPMorgan Chase, the biggest bank in the US, reported its fourth quarter earnings Friday, which missed Wall Street expectations.According to the New York based bank, ... Read more...

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Air France-KLM plans to cut costs to boost profitability


January 13th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 13 (IANS) Air France-KLM Thursday unveiled a multi-billion-euro restructuring plan to bolster the group's profits by 2014. In a statement posted on its website, the Franco-Dutch joint venture ... Read more...

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Industrial profits growth slows in China


December 27th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) China's industrial enterprises posted a year-on-year profits growth of 24.4 percent in the first 11 months of 2011, pulling back further from the year's previously recorded ... Read more...

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Man jailed for copying 10,000 novels


December 22nd, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 22 (IANS) A man in China has been imprisoned for 10 months and fined 50,000 yuan (about $7,890) for copyright infringement after he illegally downloaded nearly 10,000 online ... Read more...

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Elizabeth Taylor auction raises over $150 mn


December 21st, 2011 - 9:50 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 21 (IANS) An auction of late actress Elizabeth Taylor's belongings has raised $156.6 million.The money from the collection of jewellery, gowns, artwork and memorabilia from films of the ... Read more...

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China wants global help in intellectual property protection


December 9th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 9 (IANS) China has called for international cooperation in a pro-active and constructive manner in creating a favourable global environment for intellectual property (IP) protection.The call for international ... Read more...

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`China’s fiscal revenues to surpass budget this year’


December 1st, 2011 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 1 (IANS) China's total fiscal revenues this year will exceed the annual budget of 9.122 trillion yuan ($1.44 trillion) due to an increased tax intake, said a minister. ... Read more...

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Dancing robot toy sells like hot cakes


November 18th, 2011 - 11:54 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) A robot toy, which giggles when tickled and which was originally designed to help autistic kids learn to interact, is now selling like hot cakes both ... Read more...

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Melanie C supports homeless charity


November 18th, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Former Spice Girl Melanie C is supporting a homeless charity this Christmas by donating funds raised from her 2012 calendar.The 37-year-old has allowed several of her ... Read more...

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Government fooling people on oil prices: BJP


November 16th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday said the United Progressive Alliance government is fooling people on petrol prices while the oil companies continue to ... Read more...

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Sonata Software net dips 64 percent in second quarter


November 4th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 4 (IANS) Leading IT consulting and services firm Sonata Software Ltd reported consolidated net profit of Rs.9 crore for the second quarter (July-Sep) of this fiscal (2011-12) as ... Read more...

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Martin publishing a book of his tweets


October 29th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 29 (IANS) Actor Steve Martin is all set to release a book based on a collection of his posts on microblogging site Twitter, to raise money for charity.Martin ... Read more...

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Pattinson to help Cambodian charity


October 26th, 2011 - 4:12 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson is auctioning off a private screening of his upcoming movie "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1", which he hopes will raise ... Read more...

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Citigroup to pay $285 mn to settle fraud charges


October 20th, 2011 - 3:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Citigroup has agreed to pay $285 million to settle charges for misleading investors about a $1 billion collateralized debt obligation (CDO), the US Securities and Exchange ... Read more...

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