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China-bashing increases during US polls, rues daily


September 21st, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 21 (IANS) China-bashing becomes intense during US elections and American politicians compete for the toughest stance against the country, rued a Chinese daily Friday. "The things these politicians ... Read more...

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Federal Reserve to pump more liquidity into US economy


September 14th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 14 (IANS/EFE) The US Federal Reserve Thursday announced further steps to stimulate a struggling economy and pledged to keep short-term interest rates at near zero until 2015.At the ... Read more...

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Kerala showcases opportunities to potential investors (Second Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 12 (IANS) Projecting an industry-friendly face, Kerala Wednesday showcased untapped business opportunities at an investors summit, which the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said would help in building ... Read more...

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Australian consumer confidence rises


September 12th, 2012 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 12 (IANS) The confidence of Australian consumer has risen slightly but remains weak, a survey released Wednesday by Westpac Banking Corp and the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic ... Read more...

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Asian, European varsities to discuss youth unemployment


September 11th, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, Sep 11 (IANS) Some 100 heads of universities and higher education institutions from 38 Asian and European nations will gather in the Netherlands to discuss the issue of rising ... Read more...

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Russia prepared for second global crisis: Putin


September 7th, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia is better prepared for a second global financial crisis, President Vladimir Putin has said."I believe we are even better prepared because we've already experienced ... Read more...

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Austrian unemployment increases


September 4th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Vienna, Sep 4 (IANS) The Austrian unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent in August despite improvement in sectors such as industry, trade and tourism, the APA reported.The total number of ... Read more...

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Spanish government approves `bad bank’ for toxic assets


September 1st, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Spain's government has approved a new financial sector overhaul required by Brussels as a part of a bank-rescue programme, creating an asset-management agency - or "bad ... Read more...

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Unemployment goes up in France


August 28th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 28 (IANS) As many as 41,300 people joined the ranks of the unemployed in France in July, a rise of 1.4 percent compared to June, reaching a record ... Read more...

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More people lose job in Sweden


August 18th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Stockholm, Aug 18 (IANS) The unemployment rate in Sweden has reached 4.6 percent, which was 4.2 percent last year, reported the Swedish media. The number of unemployed people was 214,000 ... Read more...

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Australia’s unemployment rate steady


August 9th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 9 (IANS) Australia's unemployment rate stayed at 5.2 percent in July, the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced Thursday.The ABS reported that the number of people employed increased ... Read more...

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Spain’s unemployment rate edges up


July 28th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 28 (IANS/EFE) Spain's economic crisis continued to take its toll on employment in the second quarter, with the jobless rate edging up to 24.6 percent overall and more ... Read more...

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China’s urban unemployment rate reaches 4.1 percent


July 25th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) China's urban registered unemployment rate stood at 4.1 percent at the end of June, authorities said Wednesday.The rate remained unchanged from the first quarter of 2012, ... Read more...

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Chinese premier warns of `complicated, grim’ job situation


July 23rd, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 23 (IANS) Premier Wen Jiabao has warned of new employment pressures amid China's economic slowdown, saying the country will face a more complicated and more severe situation in ... Read more...

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US housing market ready to rebound


July 19th, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) The US housing sector was ready to get back to work while the construction industry continued to struggle on the jobs front, said the US mortgage ... Read more...

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Australia’s unemployment rate rises


July 12th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 12 (IANS) Australia's unemployment rate rose to 5.2 percent in June, due to the loss of 27,000 jobs, data released Thursday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) ... Read more...

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4.5 mn jobs at risk in eurozone in four years: UN


July 12th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 12 (IANS/AKI) The 17-nation eurozone faces a further loss of 4.5 million jobs, prolonged recession and social unrest over the next four years, the UN has warned ... Read more...

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Obama seeks more action to rebuild US economy


July 8th, 2012 - 9:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 8 (IANS) Stating that the country needs to do more than just reclaim the jobs lost during the recession, President Barack Obama has called for more action ... Read more...

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Canada’s unemployment rate falls


July 7th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, July 7 (IANS) Canada's jobless rate fell slightly in June as fewer people were looking for work, Statistics Canada reported. The country's national data collection and analysis agency said ... Read more...

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US initial jobless claims dip to six-week low


July 6th, 2012 - 3:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) The number of people in the US applying for unemployment aid last week dropped to the lowest level since mid May, the Labor Department said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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Water canons used on Kashmir employees, 24 held


June 13th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 13 (IANS) Police used water canons to disperse state government employees marching Wednesday towards the civil secretariat in Srinagar to press their demand for raising their retirement ... Read more...

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US banks see moderate economic growth with risks


June 9th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) The US economy will continue to grow at a moderate pace, with ongoing downside risks from Europe and the looming "fiscal cliff", said the American Bankers ... Read more...

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Unemployment rate hit record high in Greece


June 8th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, June 8 (IANS) The jobless rate in Greece hit a record high of 21.9 percent in March, official data showed.The figure was up from 21.4 percent in the previous ... Read more...

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US Federal Reserve ready to act if Europe crisis worsens


June 8th, 2012 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS/EFE) US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday his institution is ready to act if the European financial crisis worsens."As always, the Federal Reserve remains prepared ... Read more...

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Oil tumbles on weak US jobs report


June 2nd, 2012 - 4:51 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 2 (IANS) Crude prices tumbled Friday as weak US jobs report for May, weak manufacturing data from China, and a spiralling euro zone debt crisis deepened worries ... Read more...

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US stocks plunge after weak jobs report


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:16 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 2 (IANS) US stocks plunged Friday after a highly-anticipated report showed the recovery in the jobs market was sharply slowing down.According to the Labor Department, the US ... Read more...

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Italy’s GDP to drop in 2012


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 23 (IANS) An Italian national statistics agency has forecast that Italy's GDP would fall by 1.5 percent this year but would slightly rise by 0.5 percent in 2013.Italy's ... Read more...

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75 mn youths to be unemployed in 2012: ILO


May 22nd, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 22 (IANS) Nearly 75 million youths across the world will stay unemployed in 2012, said a report released Tuesday by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).This accounts for 12.7 ... Read more...

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US stocks tumble on disappointing jobs data


May 5th, 2012 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New York, May 4 (IANS) US stocks tumbled Friday after the highly-anticipated government monthly jobs report came in weaker than expected.According to the Labor Department, the economy only added 115,000 ... Read more...

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Unemployed Italians become shepherds


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 3 (IANS/AKI) Thousands of young Italians are becoming shepherds as a way to make a living after facing the worst employment opportunities in more than a decade, according ... Read more...

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Evicted grandmother chains herself to Spain’s central bank


May 1st, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 1 (IANS/EFE) A 76-year-old grandmother who lost her home to debt chained herself to the gate of Spain's central bank here Monday and asked Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy ... Read more...

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Thousands protest in Spain to defend health care, education


April 30th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 30 (IANS/EFE) Thousands of people turned out Sunday in cities all over Spain to defend health care and education and to express their rejection of the government's plans ... Read more...

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Spanish jobless rate climbs above 24 percent


April 28th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 28 (IANS/EFE) The ranks of Spain's unemployed expanded by nearly 366,000 in the first quarter to a record 5.63 million, or 24.44 percent of the workforce, the government ... Read more...

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US economy slowed in first quarter


April 28th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS/EFE) The US economy grew 2.2 percent in the first three months of this year after expanding 3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, the US ... Read more...

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Wall Street gains on Apple, Fed’s economic outlook


April 26th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
New York, April 26 (IANS) The US Stocks gained broadly Wednesday thanks to strong Apple earning reports and the Federal Reserve's positive economic outlook.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 89.16 ... Read more...

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