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‘Lifestyle diseases growing in developing world’


August 30th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 30 (IANS) Lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes are no longer a problem just in wealthy nations -- their rates in low-to-middle income countries are ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obese adults now half a billion worldwide


February 4th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 4 (IANS) As the prevalence of obesity has nearly doubled since 1980, the worldwide bloated adult population is now half a billion strong. A study shows that in 2008, more ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

1 in 10 of world’s adults obese: Study


February 4th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 04 (ANI): A new major study has revealed that the worldwide prevalence of obesity has nearly doubled since 1980.The study looked at all available global data to assess how body ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Treasury Secretary Geithner Vows US Won’t Devalue Dollar


October 19th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A promise was made on Monday from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner that the United States will not devalue the dollar for advantage at exporting. he went on to ... Read more...

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Platini says England could lose WC 2018 bid to less wealthy nations


September 3rd, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep.3 (ANI): UEFA president and former French football star Michel Platini has warned England that its bid for hosting the 2018 World Cup could go up in smoke, given FIFA's habit ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

G20 leaders for talks on global recovery


June 27th, 2010 - 8:10 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 27 (DPA) Leaders of the world's 20 leading economies arrived Saturday in Canada, aiming to smooth over differences on financial regulation and how to keep the global economic recovery ... Read more...

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G-20 fails to agree on global bank tax, financial reforms


April 24th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 24 (IANS) Finance ministers of the world's 20 leading economies, including India, have failed to agree on a controversial proposal for a global tax on banks or ... Read more...

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G20 ministers hold off on global bank tax


April 24th, 2010 - 6:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (DPA) Finance ministers of the world's 20 leading economic powers on Friday stopped short of endorsing a controversial global tax on banks, instead calling for the International Monetary Fund ... Read more...

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Brazil’s economy will grow five percent in 2010: Minister


February 5th, 2010 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Feb 5 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian finance minister has said that his country's economy will grow by five percent this year and "pull away" from wealthy nations incapable of matching that pace. Only ... Read more...

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Countries should be free to decide economic course: Malaysian PM


January 23rd, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 23 (IANS) Countries must be allowed the flexibility and space to determine their economic course even as the world is moving towards globalisation and economic integration, Malaysian Prime Minister Mohamed ... Read more...

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World Bank, UN forecast sluggish recovery in 2010


January 21st, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (DPA) The World Bank and the UN warned of a sluggish and fragile global recovery from recession but predicted a more robust push out of the slump by developing ... Read more...

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World economy recovering faster than expected: IMF


January 5th, 2010 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 5 (DPA) The International Monetary Fund's predictions for global economic growth will almost certainly be revised upward as the world embarks on a quicker-than-expected recovery from its worst recession in ... Read more...

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The ‘elixir of life’ to lengthen lifespan beyond 100yrs comes closer to reality


October 5th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 5 (ANI): Taking a step closer towards a wonder pill that could extend people's lifespan by up to 25 years, scientists have claimed that over half of babies born in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brown seeks ‘global society’ to solve world ills


September 24th, 2009 - 5:41 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 24 (DPA) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown Wednesday urged world leaders to work towards a "global society" and improve cooperation on curbing global warming, nuclear proliferation, terrorism and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US and China commit to tackle climate change (Lead)


September 22nd, 2009 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 22 (DPA) The US and China committed to tackling their greenhouse-gas emissions blamed for global warming and asked each other to do more to halt the rise in ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

MPs urge wealthy nations to stand and deliver on climate change


June 12th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 12 (IANS) One hundred senior legislators from around the globe meeting in Rome Friday called on the world's wealthiest eight countries to transfer up to $140 billion per year to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Global carbon emissions to increase 40 percent by 2030


May 28th, 2009 - 2:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 28 (DPA) The level of carbon emissions into the Earth's atmosphere will surge nearly 40 percent by 2030 if the governments can't force more limits on pollutants blamed for global ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Poorest countries unprepared for health impacts of climate change


May 17th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) The world's poorest nations are unprepared for the strain climate change will put on their public health systems, according to studies by the International Institute for Environment and ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Brazil slates rich countries in ’spicy’ G20 taster (Lead)


March 27th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, March 27 (IANS) Britain and other wealthy nations have been roundly condemned by Brazil in a foretaste of what are expected to be heated discussions at a ... Read more...

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Rich nations should pay for pollution from exports: China


March 17th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (DPA) The world's wealthiest nations should be responsible for China's pollution coming from exports, Chinese officials said amid talks with the US on how to combat global warming. China, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Shyam Saran insists reliance on renewable sources of energy


March 16th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): The Prime Minister''s Special Envoy on Climate Change, Shyam Saran, on Monday underlined the need to make the strategic shift from reliance on fossil fuels to ... Read more...

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World suffers worst downturn in post-war period: IMF


January 28th, 2009 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (DPA) The world economy will grow by only 0.5 percent in 2009, the worst rate since end of World War II, as industrial nations battle a severe recession that ... Read more...

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Global recession in 2009, forecasts IMF


November 6th, 2008 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (DPA) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its global economic forecast Thursday in the face of a growing credit crisis and predicted a recession in the US and the ... Read more...

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World Bank launches new fund to help emerging countries


October 12th, 2008 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 12 (DPA) As wealthy nations deal with their own struggling economies, the World Bank launched a new fund Saturday to help emerging countries trade lessons amongst themselves.The new programme was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

WTO should promote equity: Kamal Nath


August 12th, 2008 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath today said that the focus of World Trade Organization (WTO) talks should be to reduce poverty in the world ... Read more...

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US-based Christian group supports India on trade talks


August 5th, 2008 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) With the global trade negotiations collapsing in Geneva last week, a US-based Christian organisation has begun supporting the stand taken by India and has urged policy makers ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Paying to save tropical forests could be a way to reduce global carbon emissions


July 24th, 2008 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A new research has suggested that wealthy nations willing to collectively spend about 1 billion dollars annually could prevent the emission of roughly half a billion metric ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Opposition denies talks as Mugabe’s party accuses G8 of ‘racism’


July 9th, 2008 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Harare, July 9 (DPA) Zimbabwe's opposition party Wednesday denied it was engaged in talks with President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF on sharing power as Mugabe's goverment accused the G8 group of wealthy nations ... Read more...

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France threatens Doha talks amid food crisis


April 16th, 2008 - 10:46 am ICT by admin
By Dipankar De Sarkar London/Luxembourg, April 16 (IANS) With only months to go before it takes over the European Union presidency, France has set itself on a potentially confrontational strategy to seek more ... Read more...

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