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Azerbaijan buys 10 tonnes of gold


September 19th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Baku, Sep 19 (IANS) The Azerbaijan State Oil Fund has bought 10 tonnes of gold to increase the diversification and profitability of its investment portfolio, the Fund's CEO Shakhmar Movsumov ... Read more...

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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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Shift focus from enrolment to what goes on in class: PM (Lead)


September 4th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Voicing concern at the "poor levels of student learning", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said focus needed to be shifted from enrolment and access ... Read more...

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Shift focus from enrolment to what goes on in class: PM


September 4th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Voicing concern at the "poor levels of student learning", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said focus needed to be shifted from enrolment and ... Read more...

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Over six mn Latin American, Caribbean kids not in school


September 1st, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Around 6.5 million of the 117 million children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean do not attend school, the regional office of Unicef said ... Read more...

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Belgium calls for early signing of India-EU free trade pact


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Belgium Friday made a strong pitch for an early conclusion of the free trade agreement between India and European Union (EU), saying it would significantly ... Read more...

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Increase in domestic funding on AIDS: UN report


July 19th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Domestic funding on HIV has exceeded international investments in the last one year, a report by the UN AIDS said here Wednesday.The report observed that over ... Read more...

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Inflation pressure may re-emerge in India: Morgan Stanley


May 3rd, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) India faces a very high risk of a return to rising inflation with the government continuing with its spending spree and the central bank easing ... Read more...

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World Bank lends Mexico $300 mn to counter fiscal risks


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 23 (IANS) The World Bank has announced a $300 million loan to Mexico to shield it from fiscal risks.The loan seeks "a more effective implementation of public ... Read more...

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Complacent bureaucracy India’s bane, says British professor


January 16th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Bigotry, centralised power of some chief ministers and a complacent and non-responsive bureaucracy are some of the negatives of the Indian state, a British professor ... Read more...

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Recession possible in Finland: Official


December 16th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Dec 16 (IANS) Finland's central bank governor warned Thursday Finland could slip back into recession next year.The country's economic situation deteriorated significantly due to the eurozone sovereign debt crisis, ... Read more...

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Britain considers early withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan


December 10th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 10 (IANS) The British government confirmed Friday that next week it would consider withdrawing thousands of troops from its base in Afghanistan, up to a year earlier than ... Read more...

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Italian senate adopts austerity bill


November 12th, 2011 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The upper house of the Italian parliament Friday approved a draft austerity bill to slash public spending in a bid to head off the country's ... Read more...

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`Latin America could suffer the problems of US, Europe’


October 26th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Miami, Oct 26 (IANS/EFE) Latin America is in a good financial situation, but the problems currently being suffered by the US and Europe pose a threat, a banker said."If the ... Read more...

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Working women being made housewives in Britain?


August 8th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Women employees in Britain are being driven out of workplace and back into the home as public sector cuts bite, a report here has warned.According to ... Read more...

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Obama touts possible bipartisan pact on debt limit


July 20th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 20 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama spoke Tuesday of a possible bipartisan accord that includes both spending cuts and tax increases and allows the US debt limit to ... Read more...

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Egypt turns down IMF, World Bank loans


June 26th, 2011 - 9:14 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, June 26 (IANS) Egypt has declined to take loans from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) presently, following cuts in budget deficit, Xinhua reported."Egypt doesn't need any ... Read more...

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Planning Commission okays Gujarat’s annual plan


June 24th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The Planning Commission Friday okayed Rs.38,000 crore annual plan expenditure for Gujarat, focused on increased spending on infrastructure, education, health and social welfare programmes.The ... Read more...

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China to reduce public spending on government cars


May 13th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) China has launched a special campaign to regulate the use of public funds to buy government vehicles after reports came out that government officials were buying ... Read more...

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Brits face biggest squeeze to their wallets since post-WW1 recession


April 11th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): Britons are facing the worst financial crisis since the post-World War One recession of 1919-21.The average family is 910 pounds worse off than two years ago because of ... Read more...

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India needs to deal with corruption: PM


March 18th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, today said that India needs to deal with the malice of corruption and improve governance in Asia's third-largest economy.Addressing the ... Read more...

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PM calls for increasing health spending to five percent


March 18th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said public spending on health needs to be increased from the less than two percent right now to five ... Read more...

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Qureshi dropped as Pakistan’s foreign minister (Lead)


February 11th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) A day after India and Pakistan announced their decision to resume talks, Shah Mahmood Qureshi was dropped as Pakistan's foreign minister as President Asif Ali Zardari ... Read more...

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British PM vows economic growth in New Year message


January 1st, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 1 (IANS) The British government will be "relentlessly focused" on supporting economic growth and job creation in 2011, despite the "heavy lifting" needed to rein in the country's gaping ... Read more...

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NY workers accused of go-slow on snow removal in revenge for spending cuts


December 31st, 2010 - 8:46 am ICT by ANI
New York, Dec. 31 (ANI): Workers in New York have reportedly been told by their supervisors to remove the piles of snow that have paralysed parts of city slowly in revenge for ... Read more...

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Murli Manohar Joshi supports demand for JPC on 2G scam


December 30th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 30 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi issued a statement on Thursday saying that he is not opposed ... Read more...

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Joshi says he is committed to JPC


December 30th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) As head of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) he believed in its powers to bring greater accountability but as a member of the BJP he was ... Read more...

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Spain to cut taxes on small business


December 2nd, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 2 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero announced Wednesday a new set of measures to boost the economy while also curbing public spending, such as a tax cut ... Read more...

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Britain branded ’sick man’ of the world as most youngsters live on benefits


November 25th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 25 (ANI): Britain has been branded as the "sick man" of the world after it was revealed in a report that it has more young people on incapacity benefit than ... Read more...

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Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth To Pay For Royal Wedding?


November 18th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Nov 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With the announcement of the engagement of Prince William with his longtime girlfriend gradually sinking in, speculations are now abuzz about the royal wedding which is ... Read more...

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Britain to cut 500,000 public sector jobs


October 20th, 2010 - 11:11 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 20 (IANS) Nearly half a million public sector workers in Britain are to lose their jobs as the government plans to reduce more than 80 billion pounds in public spending ... Read more...

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Al-Qaeda in Pakistan still remains Britain’s primary threat


October 18th, 2010 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): The primary threat to Britain comes from al-Qaeda in Pakistan and its associates in Somalia, Yemen and North Africa, who continue to plan attacks against targets in the ... Read more...

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9000 Public Sector Staff Found to be Earning More Than PM


September 20th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a recent report from ‘BBC Panorama’, over nine thousand public servants in Britain are paid more than the Prime Minister. A “Freedom of Information Survey” brought ... Read more...

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Ecuador’s oil exports up almost 74 percent


August 24th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Aug 24 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador's oil exports rose almost 74 percent in the first half of 2010 compared to the same period last year, although that increase was due entirely to higher ... Read more...

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Cameron wants to encash goodwill to clear the mess


August 18th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is to complete a hundred days in the office this week, insisted Wednesday he wants to sort out the problems faced ... Read more...

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