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Anti-trade deal protest at EU falls on deaf ears

Dec 19, 2014 at 17:12 | Source: BBC

Booming firecrackers, acrid smoke from burning bales of hay, and tractors blocked the roads outside the European Commission in Brussels, where more than 1,000 demonstrators vented their anger at the EU for pursuing free trade policies. Singing and ho...

Who are the Kwok brothers?

Dec 19, 2014 at 17:12 | Source: BBC

Housed in a glass atrium atop Hong Kong's third-tallest skyscraper, Sky City Church boasts panoramic views of Victoria Harbour. On a recent Sunday, its charismatic Australian pastor urged the congregants to close their eyes and raise both hands ...

US stocks surge after Fed promises patience on rates

Dec 18, 2014 at 02:57 | Source: BBC

The US Federal Reserve has said it can be patient over any decision to raise interest rates at the end of its two-day policy meeting in Washington DC. The statement sent US markets higher with the Dow Jones rising nearly 300 points. Investors have be...

Rupee at 13-month low adds to worry

Dec 17, 2014 at 13:37 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Mumbai, Dec. 16: The rupee today hit a 13-month low of 63.53 against the dollar, a drop of 59 paise over the previous close. Heavy demand for the US currency from importers and some banks amid falling oil prices and chaos in the stock markets contri...

Vijay Diwas: How India has forgotten the heroes of the 1971 Indo-Pak war

Dec 16, 2014 at 08:43 | Source: FirstPost

There is an old saying in the Army in Punjabi "Jine jeet nahi wekhi usay jeetna kaun sikhayega." Loosely translated it means that if one has not seen victory, how can you teach em to win a war.Today, 16 December, is the 45th anniversary of ...

Here's why Vijay Diwas on 16 Dec is not a mere anniversary of India's win in the 1971 war

Dec 15, 2014 at 19:20 | Source: FirstPost

There is an old saying in the Army in Punjabi "Jine jeet nahi wekhi usay jeetna kaun sikhayega." Loosely translated it means that if one has not seen victory, how can you teach em to win a war. Tomorrow, 16 December, is the 45th anniversary...

Wall Street Weekahead - The Federal Reserve's language lessons

Dec 14, 2014 at 23:45 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Will they or won't they?" is the question on investors' minds as the Federal Reserve policy-setting committee meets next week for the last time this year.Markets have followed Fed speakers closely in recent weeks for c...

US adds 321,000 jobs in November

Dec 05, 2014 at 19:52 | Source: BBC

The US economy added 321,000 jobs in November, while the unemployment rate stayed at 5.8%, official Labor Department figures show. The number of jobs created is above forecasts of around 225,000 new posts. The figures are a significant gauge of the h...

Asian shares take their lead from the US

Dec 04, 2014 at 11:57 | Source: BBC

Japan's benchmark Nikkei index took its lead from the US on Thursday and opened in positive territory after reaching a fresh seven-year high a day earlier. US shares reached new highs on Wednesday after America's central bank said the US ec...

US Black Friday sales fall 11% on sluggish demand

Dec 02, 2014 at 01:32 | Source: BBC

US retailers reported sluggish Black Friday spending, with sales falling 11% from the same period last year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). US consumers spent on average $380.95 per person, down 6.4% from a year ago. Overall, tota...

US Black Friday quieter as bargains spread over two days

Nov 29, 2014 at 00:22 | Source: BBC

The traditional scrum of sharp elbows was notably less intense on Black Friday in the US this year. The crowds, gathering at the US's big shopping centres, appeared to have exhausted some of their shopping enthusiasm on Thursday. As last year, m...

US economy grows faster than first forecast

Nov 26, 2014 at 02:22 | Source: BBC

The US economy grew much faster in the third quarter than first reported, official figures have shown. It expanded at an annualised rate of 3.9% between July and September, up from the 3.5% first estimated by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The rise...

New US immigration system benefits Indians: Nasscom

Nov 22, 2014 at 03:30 | Source: FirstPost

Bengaluru, Nov 21 (IANS) The Indian IT industry's representative body Nasscom Friday lauded the new US immigration system announced by its President Barack Obama earlier in the day and termed it beneficial to Indians living in North America."Oba...

Federal Reserve in easy decision to end stimulus

Nov 20, 2014 at 04:32 | Source: BBC

Although the US Federal Reserve was worried about turmoil in emerging markets, the central bank reached an easy consensus to end its stimulus programme, its latest minutes reveal. Minutes from the central bank's October meeting show officials we...

Obama urges China to be partner in ensuring world order

Nov 11, 2014 at 02:15 | Source: FirstPost

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday a successful China was in the interests of the United States and the world but Beijing had to be a partner in underwriting international order, and not undermine it.Speaking to growing co...

US President Obama says US and Asia are inextricably linked, agrees to extend length of visas in China

Nov 10, 2014 at 14:56 | Source: FirstPost

Beijing: The United States and China are agreeing to make it easier for tourists, students and business people to visit each other's countries.President Barack Obama is announcing the new visa agreement during a speech to business leaders and Asian C...

US unemployment falls again in October

Nov 07, 2014 at 19:22 | Source: BBC

The US economy added 214,000 jobs in October taking the unemployment rate down to 5.8% official Labor Department figures show. The number of jobs is slightly below forecasts for around 230,000 new posts, but still indicate a healthy US jobs market. T...

Has quantitative easing worked in the US?

Nov 07, 2014 at 19:22 | Source: BBC

One of the biggest economic experiments of our age is coming to an end. The United States Federal Reserve has called time on quantitative easing (QE), a policy that has pumped trillions of dollars into the US financial system. The jury is still out ...

Republicans strike early blow in US midterm poll results

Nov 05, 2014 at 07:47 | Source: FirstPost

Washington:Republicans struck a powerful first blow in Kentucky in US congressional elections on Tuesday in their drive to control the US Senate and dramatically tip the balance of power away from President Barack Obama and his Democrats.Obama's low ...

Republicans strike early blow in U.S. midterm election results

Nov 05, 2014 at 06:30 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans struck a powerful first blow in Kentucky in U.S. congressional elections on Tuesday in their drive to control the U.S. Senate and dramatically tip the balance of power away from President Barack Obama and his Democr...

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