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Technology giants form new internet lobby group


September 20th, 2012 - 10:11 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Google, Facebook, Amazon and 11 other technology heavyweights have announced that they have formed a lobby group, and vowed to strengthen and protect a free and ... Read more...

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Half a billion Android devices activated: Google


September 13th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 13 (IANS) Google Wednesday announced that 500 million devices running on its Android operating system have been activated so far."Today is a big day for Android... 500 ... Read more...

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Brazil’s industrial production shows recovery signs


September 13th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 13 (IANS) Brazil's industrial production is showing signs of recovery, central bank President Alexandre Tombini said.At a public Senate hearing Wednesday, Tombini said that now Brazil ... Read more...

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HP plans to cut 2,000 more jobs


September 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Sep 11 (IANS) Hewlett-Packard (HP) plans to cut 2,000 more jobs, expanding total job cuts to nearly 29,000 in its latest reorganization efforts, the company said in a ... Read more...

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South Korea’s Q2 GDP growth revised down


September 6th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Sep 6 (IANS) South Korea's gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the second quarter was revised down to 0.3 percent, the central bank said Thursday.Real GDP, the broadest measure ... Read more...

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Air India’s new MRO coming up in Nagpur


September 4th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Air India's maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Nagpur will be completed by the year-end and will become operational by the second quarter of ... Read more...

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China sees soaring smartphone market


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 3 (IANS) China's smartphone market saw its sales volume soar to 38.19 million units in the second quarter, according to a report released Monday by market researcher Analysys ... Read more...

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China’s manufacturing activity slows to nine-month low (Lead)


September 1st, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) China's manufacturing activity further slid in August with the purchasing managers index (PMI) standing at 49.2 percent, the lowest pace in nine months.The PMI reading in ... Read more...

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US banks’ net income rises


August 29th, 2012 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) US banks' net income in the second quarter of this year continued to increase, driven by lower loan-loss provisions and higher gains on loan sales, the ... Read more...

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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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India’s PC market grew 17 percent in Q2 of 2012


August 28th, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Personal computers (PC) sales in the country grew 17 percent during the second quarter of 2012 over the like period of the previous calendar year ... Read more...

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Finnair’s second quarter revenue increases by 10 percent


August 22nd, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Aug 22 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair has reported a 10 percent rise in revenue for the second quarter of the current calender year at 600 million euros (Rs.4,147.74 crore) ... Read more...

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South Korea’s foreign debts grow to $418.6 bn


August 21st, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 21 (IANS) South Korea's foreign debts grew to $418.6 billion in the second quarter of this year as lenders increased their short-term borrowing from overseas, the central bank ... Read more...

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Apple’s market share growth pauses


August 15th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 15 (IANS) Apple's growth in the smartphone market nearly paused in the second quarter of 2012 as consumers postponed their upgrade in anticipation of the upcoming launch ... Read more...

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Austrian economy slows down


August 15th, 2012 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Aug 15 (IANS) The Austrian economy grew a mere 0.2 percent in the second quarter of 2012, the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) reported. The figure was down ... Read more...

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South Korea’s trade terms worsen


August 13th, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 13 (IANS) South Korea's terms of trade worsened in the second quarter due to a drop in export prices stemming from weaker global demand, the central bank said ... Read more...

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Russia wins first Olympic basketball medal


August 12th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia won its first Olympic basketball medal Sunday after a thrilling final decided in the last minute.Russia beat 2004 Olympic champions Argentina 81-77, with Minnesota ... Read more...

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Input costs, lack of reforms hit India Inc. business confidence


August 12th, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Most in India Inc. expect stagnancy or decline in their business activities in July-September period due to high cost of borrowings, unfavourable macro-economic condition and ... Read more...

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Olympic basketball: Spain storms into final (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 4:58 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain defeated Russia 67-59 in a comeback victory in the Olympic men's basketball semifinal Friday.Russia led for the first three quarters, but Spain's three-point shooting ... Read more...

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Olympic basketball: Spain storms into final


August 11th, 2012 - 3:25 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Spain defeated Russia 67-59 in a comeback victory in the Olympic men's basketball semifinal Friday.Russia led for the first three quarters, but Spain's three-point shooting ... Read more...

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Singapore’s GDP contracts


August 10th, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Aug 10 (IANS) Singapore's economy shrank by 0.7 percent on quarter in the second quarter, reversing the 9.5 percent growth in the previous quarter, said trade and industry ministry ... Read more...

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Olympic basketball: Russia beat Lithuania to reach semi-final


August 8th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's men reached the semi-finals of the Olympic basketball tournament Wednesday, beating Lithuania 83-74 in a dramatic match here Wednesday.Andrei Kirilenko, who returned to the ... Read more...

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US consumer credit up


August 8th, 2012 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) US consumer credit increased at an annual rate of 3 percent in June, a positive sign of growing confidence in the economy, the Federal Reserve reported.The ... Read more...

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Brazilian agribusiness faces shrinking global demand


August 8th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 8 (IANS/EFE) Production in Brazil's agri-industrial sector fell 3.9 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period of 2011, a statistics ... Read more...

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Bankruptcies remain at record level in Spain


August 7th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 7 (IANS/EFE) A record 2,272 Spanish individuals and firms declared bankruptcy in the second quarter, up 28.6 percent from the same period in 2011, the National Statistics Institute, ... Read more...

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500,000 Captagon tablets seized in Dubai


August 7th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 6 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Customs has intercepted a massive shipment of 500,000 Captagon tablets, a synthetic amphetamine-type stimulant, at the Jebel Ali port.The Fenethylline drug pills were found in ... Read more...

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Strong iPad shipments drive tablet market growth


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Aug 3 (IANS) A record-setting unit shipments of Apple's iPad led to a better-than-anticipated growth for the tablet market during the second quarter of this year, a market ... Read more...

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India spurs Facebook growth; 83 mn fake users worldwide


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Spurred by growth in Brazil, India, and Indonesia, Facebook increased its user count to 955 million, but the popular social network said over 83 million ... Read more...

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China’s manufacturing sector growth slows


August 1st, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China's manufacturing sector expanded at its slowest pace in eight months, China Daily reported Wednesday.The purchasing managers index (PMI) for the sector eased to 50.1 percent ... Read more...

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Honda Motor quarterly net profit surges


July 31st, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 31 (IANS) Automaker Honda's profit in the second quarter this year surged to 131.72 billion yen ($1.7 billion) on brisk car sales in major global markets.For the April-June ... Read more...

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Spanish economy contracts


July 31st, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 31 (IANS) The Spanish economy contracted 0.4 percent in the second quarter of the year, the Spanish National Statistical Institute (INE) reported.The main cause of this economic downturn ... Read more...

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South Korea’s auto exports grow


July 30th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, July 30 (IANS) South Korea's automobile exports grew 3.1 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier due to strong demand for large-sized cars from the US, Australia ... Read more...

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Inflation, fiscal deficit leave little room for rate cut


July 29th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is unlikely to cut interest rates when it reviews the monetary policy Tuesday as a ballooning fiscal deficit, high ... Read more...

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Beware of cameras while smoking in Shanghai


July 28th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 28 (IANS) In a bid to make people abide by the 'no smoking' rule at public places, police in China's Shanghai city have increased the number of surveillance ... Read more...

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Facebook stock hits a new low of $24


July 27th, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Facebook has recently reported that it is experiencing slow revenue growth and they have not forecasted thier financial growth yet. Facebook had reported a revenue increase ... Read more...

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