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New app to get you out of the house in pajamas (The Funny Side)


September 7th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Can't wake up? Me neither. Luckily, Takuya Sato is working to solve our problems. The inventor first came to my attention with a brilliant Japanese app called MorningBomb. You download it ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Japan to buy disputed islands


September 5th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 5 (IANS) The Japanese government is in talks to buy the disputed Diaoyu Islands from a family that claims to own them, media reports said Wednesday.The central government ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Piles of cash found in Japan mountain


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Osaka, Aug 22 (IANS) Piles of cash amounting to nearly 150 million yen (about $1.25 million) were found in the mountains of southwestern Japan following the arrest of two men ... Read more...

Posted in World |

10 killed as storm Kai-Tak lashes Vietnam


August 19th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 10 people have died and 18 were injured as storm Kai-Tak lashed Vietnam, Xinhua reported Sunday.The storm, with winds of speeds up to 73 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sharp to sell solar battery plant


August 16th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Osaka, Aug 16 (IANS) Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp Corporation plans to sell its key solar battery plant here as part of the efforts to restructure the company, a newspaper said ... Read more...

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India’s forex reserves rise to $289.15 bn


August 11th, 2012 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 11 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves grew by $502.2 million to $289.15 billion for the week ended Aug 3, 2012, the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) data ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s forex reserves rise by $1.31 billion


August 4th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 4 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves grew by $1.31 billion to $288.64 billion for the week ended July 27, 2012, Reserve Bank of India data showed.The forex ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

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...

Posted in Business |

Japan’s factory output drops


July 30th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 30 (IANS) Japan's industrial output was down 0.1 percent in June from the previous month, marking the third consecutive month of contraction, a government report said Monday.The index ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s forex reserves rise by $589 mn (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves grew by $589 million to $287.34 billion for the week ended July 20, central bank data showed.Foreign currency assets, the biggest ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s forex reserves rise by $589 bn


July 29th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves grew by $589 billion to $287.34 billion for the week ended July 20, central bank data showed.Foreign currency assets, the biggest ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Japan’s current account surplus falls


July 9th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 9 (IANS) Japan's current account surplus fell 62.6 percent in May from a year earlier to 215.1 billion yen, according to a report released by the government Monday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

China’s foreign debts total $751 bn


June 26th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 26 (IANS) China's outstanding external debts totalled $751.26 by the end of March, the foreign exchange regulator said Tuesday.Medium and long-term foreign debts totalled $193.56 billion, while short-term ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Olympus to cut 2,700 jobs


June 9th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) Olympus, the Japanese camera and medical equipment maker, will cut 2,700 jobs in next five years, it was reported here.The company lost 49 billion yen ($618 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Japan’s current account surplus drops


June 8th, 2012 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, June 8 (IANS) Japanese government said Friday that the nation's current account surplus declined 21.2 percent in April from a year earlier to 333.8 billion yen (about $4.2 billion). ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s forex reserves drop by $1.74 billion


June 2nd, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 2 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves fell by $1.74 billion to $290 billion for the week ended May 25, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed Saturday.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s forex reserves drop by $1.80 billion


May 26th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves fell by $1.80 billion to $290 billion for the week ended May 18, registering a sharp drop for the third week in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Japan’s April trade deficit expands


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 23 (IANS) Japan's trade deficit in April hit 520 billion yen (about $6.5 billion) amid expanding demand for oil and gas imports, a government report said Wednesday.The value ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s forex reserves fall by $2.187 billion


May 12th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves declined by $2.187 billion to $293.17 billion for the week ended May 4, official data showed. Forex reserves had risen by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Japan’s fiscal-year current account surplus falls


May 10th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 10 (IANS) Japan's current account surplus in fiscal 2011 ending in March plunged 52.6 percent on year to mark the sharpest fall since comparable data was collected in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s forex reserves rise by $758.3 million


May 5th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves rose by $758.3 million to $295.36 billion for the week ended April 27, official data showed. Forex reserves had risen by ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s forex reserves rise by $1.46 billion


April 28th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves rose by $1.46 billion to $294.60 billion for the week ended April 20, official data showed. Forex reserves had risen ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s forex reserves rise by $213.8 million


April 21st, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) India's foreign exchange (forex) reserves rose by $213.8 million to $293.14 billion for the week ended April 13, after declining by $1.47 billion in the previous ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Japan records biggest fiscal year trade deficit (Lead)


April 19th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
oTokyo, April 19 (IANS) Japan's trade deficit in the past fiscal year ending in March stood at 4.41 trillion yen (about 54 billion), marking the worst ever reading for the ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India’s forex reserves drop by $1.47 billion


April 14th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 14 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves declined by $1.47 billion to $292.92 billion for the week ended April 6, the lowest level in more than two months, largely ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Japan gives 120 mn yen grant to fight polio


March 26th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Continuing support to the polio eradication initiative in India, the government of Japan Monday provided 120 million Yen (Rs.7.2 crore) grant to the UNICEF for ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Japan books trade surplus


March 22nd, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 22 (IANS) Japan booked its first trade surplus in five months for February as strong exports to the US overweighed declines in those to Europe and Asia, government ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Apple’s new iPad hits Japanese market


March 16th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 16 (IANS) Apple's new iPad hit Japanese market Friday, featuring a faster processor, a sharper high-resolution display and voice dictation which recognizes English, French, German and Japanese.The third-generation ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Oil rises on positive data


March 14th, 2012 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 14 (IANS) Crude prices rose Tuesday as retail data came in positive and the Federal Reserve described the US economy as "expanding moderately".The Commerce Department said US ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Japan’s key machinery orders go up


March 12th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 12 (IANS) Japan's key machinery orders climbed 3.4 percent in January, marking the first increase in two months, government data showed Monday.The orders of private-sector machinery, which exclude ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s forex reserves rise to $293.44 billion


February 25th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) India's foreign exchange reserves increased by $55.8 million to $293.44 billion for the week ended Feb 17 due to increase in foreign currency assets, Reserve Bank ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mazda plans $1.25 bn capital increase


February 21st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 21 (IANS) Mazda Motor Corp. is mulling an increase of its capital amounting to 100 billion yen (about $1.25 billion) by issuing new shares in an attempt to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Japan to cut civil servant’s pay by 7.8 percent


February 19th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 19 (IANS) The salaries of Japanese government employees will be cut by 7.8 percent for two years from the 2012 fiscal year, a media report said Sunday.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Japan’s economy contracts


February 13th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 13 (IANS) Japan's economy contracted an annualized 2.3 percent in the three months starting in October, marking the first fall in two quarters, the government said Monday.The figure ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Japan’s 2011 current account surplus falls


February 8th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 8 (IANS) Japan's current account surplus in 2011 fell 43.9 percent, a record drop since 1985, said the government Wednesday.According to the data released by the finance ministry, ... Read more...

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