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For first time, Myanmar state media reports Suu Kyi’s US trip


September 21st, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 21 (IANS) Myanmar state media Friday reported news about opposition leader and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi's trip to the US for the first time, a rare move ... Read more...

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Kerala’s health sector gets Rs.2,150 crore investment


September 11th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Sep 11 (IANS) DM Healthcare, a leading conglomerate in the country and the Middle East, Tuesday announced an investment of over Rs.2,150 crore to create 3,100 hospital beds ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Canada’s competitiveness drops in global ranking


September 6th, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, Sep 6 (IANS) Canada dropped two positions to 14th place in the Global Competitiveness Index 2012-13, the Geneva-based World Economic Forum said in a report.Canada has dropped five places ... Read more...

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Chennai architect to participate in global business summit


August 4th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 4 (IANS) City-based architect and member of the World Economic Forum's Design Innovation Council Sheila Sri Prakash will be participating in the Global Business Summit on Infrastructure ... Read more...

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UAE ranked 23rd innovation-based economy globally


July 4th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 3 (IANS/WAM) The World Economic Forum has placed the United Arab Emirates (UAE) first on the Arab level and 23rd on global level for the sixth consecutive year ... Read more...

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Haryana to host World Economic Forum-India summit


June 22nd, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) Haryana will host the World Economic Forum on India summit Nov 6-8 in Gurgaon, officials said here Friday.The three-day summit, 'From Deliberation to Transformation', will be ... Read more...

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Myanmar, China good friends: Suu Kyi


June 2nd, 2012 - 7:10 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 2 (IANS) Myanmar and China will become even better friends as the Southeast Asian country deepens its political and economic reforms, leader of Myanmar's opposition National League for ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Suu Kyi to help Myanmarese migrants in Thailand


May 30th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, May 30 (IANS) Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has vowed to help migrant workers from Myanmar.The Nobel Laureate is in Thailand on her first trip outside her homeland ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Ethiopia to host World Economic Forum on Africa


March 1st, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, March 1 (IANS) Ethiopia will host the World Economic Forum on Africa in capital Addis Ababa in May. Mekonnen Haddis, chief advisor to the deputy prime minister, and ... Read more...

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Femen group indulges in topless protest


January 30th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Davos, Jan 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Swiss police arrested three women during the World Economic Forum in the country’s town of Davos. The women, Ukrainians from the group Femen, removed their tops ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Discussion on early election after budget: Pakistani PM


January 30th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) The Pakistani government may discuss with the opposition the issue of early general elections after the budget is presented in May, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza ... Read more...

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Coca-Cola plans to invest $1 bn in Mexico in 2012


January 30th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Davos, Jan 30 (IANS/EFE) The Coca-Cola Co. plans to invest $1 billion in its operations in Mexico this year as part of a $5 billion long-term investment plan, CEO Muhtar ... Read more...

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Pakistan asks WHO for help on dengue


January 29th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has assured Pakistan of its full support in eradicating diseases like polio, hepatitis and dengue.Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Drone strikes fuelling insurgency in Pakistan: Gilani


January 29th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Pakistan and the US have longstanding friendly relations, but drone strikes are only fuelling insurgency in the country, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said."In ... Read more...

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India ranks lowly 125th in meeting environmental challenges


January 28th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) India ranks a lowly 125th in addressing pollution control and natural resource management challenges with Switzerland taking the top spot, according to the 2012 Environmental Performance ... Read more...

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IBSA calls for early conclusion of WTO Doha round


January 28th, 2012 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Davos, Jan 28 (IANS) India, Brazil and South Africa have called for early conclusion of the Doha round of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) negotiations saying it would help boost ... Read more...

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`Europe needs stronger firewall against debt crisis’


January 28th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Davos, Jan 28 (IANS) Europe needs to build a better firewall and work towards a stronger commitment of financial resources to curb the debt crisis, said US Treasury Secretary Timothy ... Read more...

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Pakistan committed to eradicate polio this year: Gilani


January 28th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 28 (IANS) Pakistan is committed to eradicate polio by the end of 2012, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has told Microsoft chief Bill Gates.Talking to Bill Gates ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Drug money damages world economy by $2 trillion annually


January 27th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Annual financial damage to the world economy from drug money equals $2 trillion, Russia's Federal Drug Control Service head Viktor Ivanov said."Narco-dollars form a market ... Read more...

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Climate change: UN launches online database for businesses


January 27th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 27 (IANS) The UN has launched a new online database to showcase successful strategies that businesses and communities are using to adapt to climate change while simultaneously ... Read more...

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Everyone wants democracy in Pakistan: Gilani


January 27th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) All stakeholders in the country favour democracy in Pakistan and "no one has a desire to violate the constitution", Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has ... Read more...

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Bill Gates contributes $750 million to global AIDS fund


January 26th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by BNO News
DAVOS, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Thursday announced his foundation will give $750 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria after ... Read more...

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World Economic Forum calls for business innovation


January 26th, 2012 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Davos, Jan 26 (IANS) Participants at the annual World Economic Forum here Wednesday urged the companies to focus on innovation to remain in business.Companies failing to adapt themselves to new ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

World Economic Forum to open in Davos Wednesday


January 25th, 2012 - 7:41 am ICT by IANS
Moscow/Davos, Jan 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The annual World Economic Forum is set to open in the Swiss ski resort town of Davos Wednesday.Some 2,600 decision-makers from about 100 countries and ... Read more...

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`Davos meet an opportunity to project Pakistan’s economy’


January 24th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) The World Economic Forum to be held in Davos offers a good opportunity to project Pakistan's economy which has registered a comeback, said Prime Minister ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Mahindra Satyam to participate in World Economic Forum


January 17th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Mahindra Satyam, a leading global consulting and IT services provider, will participate in the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, scheduled Jan 25-27.The Hyderabad-based firm ... Read more...

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Kingfishers’ stock rises by two percent


November 21st, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 21 (IANS) The scrip of the Vijay Mallya-led Kingfisher Airlines Monday rose by two percent on the back of news that the government has asked the Life ... Read more...

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‘Indian CEOs can make good global leaders’


November 14th, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Successful Indian CEOs, characterised by their "vision, resilience and ability to look at things through a bi-focal lens, with equal emphasis on the daily cash balance" ... Read more...

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10,000 PhDs to be absorbed every year: Ashwani Kumar


November 14th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) The Indian government and industry will absorb at least 10,000 PhDs every year and prevent brain drain in an effort to boost research and development (R&D;) ... Read more...

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Indian economy a stabilising force: Anand Sharma


November 13th, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) Emphasising that the Indian economy has been a stabilising force even as the world grapples with economic crises, union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma Sunday ... Read more...

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More private participation in R&D; needed: Ashwani Kumar


November 12th, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 12 (IANS) The government is exploring ways and means to significantly enhance the engagement of the private sector in industrial research and development (R&D;), union Minister of State ... Read more...

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India Economic Summit begins in Mumbai Saturday


November 10th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) For the first time, Mumbai will host the World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual 3-day India Economic Summit, officials from the WEF and its Indian partner, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Lack of reforms affecting India’s growth: Expert


November 8th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) India has the potential to register double-digit growth but lack of reforms is holding the country back, a senior economist said Tuesday."Some will say 7.5 ... Read more...

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Gender income gap widens in Sri Lanka


November 4th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 4 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government should ensure better pay for women, rights activists said here Friday after Sri Lanka dropped 15 spots in the latest World Economic ... Read more...

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Bopanna, Advani named ‘Global Shapers’


November 1st, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 1 (IANS) Davis cupper Rohan Bopanna and ace cueist Pankaj Advani have been inducted into the 'Global Shapers', an exclusive community of exceptional youth in their 20s, ... Read more...

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