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Pakistani daily calls power outages a time bomb


May 12th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Frequent power outages have "become a political time bomb", said a Pakistani daily Saturday.An editorial in the News International said that Punjab province threatens to "plunge ... Read more...

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FIEO ties up with eBay, PayPal to boost exports


April 12th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The Federation of Indian Export Organisation (FIEO) Thursday signed an agreement with e-commerce portal eBay and online payment provider PayPal to boost exports, said a ... Read more...

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China to give support to small firms


February 7th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 7 (IANS) China will roll out more policies tailored to boosting the development of small and micro-sized firms, an official said Tuesday.Ministries of finance and industry are finalizing ... Read more...

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BJP to intensify protests against FDI in retail


November 20th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 (IANS) The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday threatened to launch nationwide agitations against the central government's move to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Elizabeth Warren starts her race for the US Senate


September 14th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Sept 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren has embarked on her campaign trail in the bid to get to the US Senate. Elizabeth is fighting to get to Washington on ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Useless degrees making British youth unemployable


August 17th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Millions of school passouts and graduates in Britain have "fairly useless" degrees that make them unemployable as they lack elementary skills, a business lobby group ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama says that ‘jobs plan’ is in the pipeline


August 16th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Decorah, Iowa, Aug 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US President Barack Obama is on a tour to get his re-election bid on track. The President will be coming up against the Republicans in next ... Read more...

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Obama blames partisan bickering for US woes


August 12th, 2011 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Blaming the political fighting in Congress for America's economic woes, President Barack Obama has asked lawmakers "put country ahead of party".Speaking from an advanced battery ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tourism, business in Darjeeling hit by closure of National Highway 55


April 30th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by ANI
Darjeeling, Apr 30(ANI): Ongoing repair work at National Highway 55 (NH 55), which connects West Bengal's Darjeeling district with the rest of the country, has hampered tourism and business of roadside shops.A ... Read more...

Posted in National |

New social networking website launched in Spain


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Salamanca (Spain), March 3 (IANS/EFE) Two students from Spain's University of Salamanca have developed a new social networking website with the aim of promoting the city's rich cultural heritage, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama to bat for US businesses around the world


February 23rd, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Citing a recent US trade mission to India, US President Barack Obama has vowed "to bat for America's businesses around the world" as he outlined ... Read more...

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India not a favourite investment for Britain’s small businesses


January 17th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Small businesses and entrepreneurs in Britain are hesitant about expanding to emerging markets like India and would rather look at investing in more developed markets like the ... Read more...

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Russian woman charged with $3m computer scam dubbed ‘world’s sexiest hacker’


October 14th, 2010 - 3:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): A Russian student, who has been accused of a plot to defraud British and U.S. banks of millions, has been dubbed as the 'world's sexiest computer hacker'.Kristina Svechinskaya, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama Signs Small Business Bill


September 28th, 2010 - 3:00 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As American President Obama signed the small business assistance package today, he claimed it was “good news” which he hopes will lead to even better news ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

President Obama to sign Small Business Jobs Act


September 27th, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Barack Obama on Monday will sign the Small Business Jobs Act, a bill that will give the nation’s small businesses support and incentives to help them ... Read more...

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Economic recovery ‘painfully slow’, says Obama


September 10th, 2010 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Friday said that progress in pulling the American economy out of recession has been "painfully slow". "The hole the recession left was huge and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US President Barack Obama dares the GOP to back his new economic policies


September 9th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Sep 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The race to get America out of another possible economic meltdown is on.President Barack Obama on Wednesday challenged the Republicans to support his bid to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

US loses 54,000 jobs, Obama promises new package


September 4th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) As the US lost 54,000 jobs last month, President Barack Obama promised a new package of ideas next week on job creation and lashed ... Read more...

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US economy growing, but not fast enough: Obama


August 30th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama says with the US economy growing, but not fast enough, he would "keep on pushing" to keep America's fragile recovery from ... Read more...

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Bloggers need to get a license in Philadelphia


August 26th, 2010 - 2:09 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Philadelphia, Aug 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The city of Philadelphia is demanding its share from all earnings made by blogging. It sure is a weird concept that has managed to earn the ire ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Rural employment schemes a boon for West Bengal villagers


August 20th, 2010 - 7:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Aug 20 (ANI): Rural folk living on the outskirts of Kolkata have welcomed the various employment opportunities generated through financial aid by the Government social schemes like the National Rural Employment ... Read more...

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Top retailers seek 51 percent FDI in multi-brand retail


August 12th, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Two of the world's top retailers, Walmart and Carrefour, vying for a cut in India's organised retail pie, have asked the government to allow up to 51 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Gujarat’s diamond industry faces acute shortage of skilled workers


August 7th, 2010 - 9:04 pm ICT by ANI
By Sanjeev AmitSurat, Aug.7 (ANI): The diamond manufacturing industry of Surat in Gujarat is facing an acute shortage of workers. Ahead of commencement of the festival season, this shortage of about 200,000 ... Read more...

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Beijing to shut small businesses to curb urban population


August 4th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) Low-wage and migrant workers will be discouraged from entering the Chinese capital by closing down small businesses like "floating stalls and junkyards" in order to control the rising ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US gives more aid to Sri Lanka refugees


June 18th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 18 (IANS) The US will contribute an additional $2.25 million to support people displaced by the Sri Lanka conflict as they return to their homes and villages in the country's ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Furious Obama pulls up oil giant BP for wasteful advertising, shareholder doles


June 5th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Gulf of Mexico (US), June 5 (ANI): US President Barack Obam has ripped the British oil giant, British Petroleum (BP), for blowing cash on advertising and dividends for shareholders."What I don't want ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World Cup viewing may wreak havoc on office computers across UK: Survey


May 20th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 20(ANI): A new survey has revealed that next month's football World Cup in South Africa may wreak havoc on office computers across the UK, as millions of working Britons are ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

President Obama signs HIRE Act into law


March 19th, 2010 - 2:16 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – On Thursday, U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act into law, the White House announced.The initiative is expected to create thousands ... Read more...

Posted in Business, Politics |

Obama signs $18-bn jobs bill


March 19th, 2010 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Thursday signed a nearly $18-billion jobs bill into law, hoping the measure will be the first of many to bring the labour market ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US Congress approves $18 bn jobs stimulus package


March 18th, 2010 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (DPA) The US Congress Wednesday approved a nearly $18-billion package of incentives to revive the struggling US labour market. The Senate approved the HIRE Act by 68-29, sending the ... Read more...

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SBI to open 1,000 new branches in 2010


March 12th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, March 12 (IANS) The State Bank of India (SBI) has plans to open 1,000 more branches across the country this year, SBI chairman O.P. Bhatt said Friday. The bank had ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Massachusetts Governor Patrick pushes for lower health care costs


March 11th, 2010 - 3:48 am ICT by BNO News
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS (BNO NEWS) – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick called on Legislature to pass the Jobs Bill that will lower premiums in order that small businesses could create jobs in the state, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

North Carolina Governor announces new initiative to help small businesses


March 6th, 2010 - 2:20 am ICT by BNO News
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA (BNO NEWS) – A new JobsNOW lending initiative to help more small businesses get the loans needed for growing or staying in business was announced by North Carolina Governor ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

President Obama signs unemployment benefits bill into law


March 3rd, 2010 - 11:37 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama signed on late Tuesday the unemployment benefits bill passed by the Senate earlier, the White House confirmed."During these difficult economic times, supporting American ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

ADB to support India’s small businesses


February 26th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Feb 26 (DPA) The Asian Development Bank said Friday that it was providing up to $300 million in financing to help India develop and expand its micro-, small and medium-sized businesses. The ... Read more...

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