Most Asia Stocks Rise as N.Z. Jumps After Vote; Oil Falls
Sep 22, 2014 at 06:00 | Source:
Japanese index futures fell while New Zealand's stocks and currency climbed after the government was returned in an election. Copper dropped with Brent crude. Nikkei 225 Stock Average futures slipped in Chicago and the Osaka pre-market, with ...
Global stocks gain after Fed, dollar index hits 14-month high
Sep 18, 2014 at 06:30 | Source:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock markets around the world closed with modest gains on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve renewed a pledge to keep interest rates near zero for some time, while bond yields rose and the dollar rallied on expectations of...
Dollar Soars on Fed as Asian Bonds Drop With Oil, Copper
Sep 18, 2014 at 06:00 | Source:
The dollar climbed to a six-year high versus the yen as most metals slipped with Asian bonds and crude oil after the Federal Reserve raised estimates for interest rates while maintaining a pledge to keep rates low after bond purchases are ended ...
Fed, China stimulus hopes boost world stocks
Sep 18, 2014 at 05:15 | Source:
LONDON (Reuters) - Global stocks and commodity prices rose on Wednesday, boosted by speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve will maintain a pledge on low rates later in the day and by a report China's central bank will provide the country's biggest bank...
Copper Advances as Top Consumer China Boosts Stimulus
Sep 17, 2014 at 15:37 | Source:
Copper traded near a one-week high in London after a report that China's central bank intensified stimulus measures to support growth, boosting the demand outlook in the biggest metals user. Other metals fell. The People's Bank of Chi...
Asian Stocks Drop With Index Futures, Aussie on China
Sep 15, 2014 at 12:00 | Source:
Asian stocks fell with U.S. equity-index futures, Australia's dollar weakened to a more-than five-month low and copper slid after Chinese factory and retail data added to evidence a slowdown is deepening. Brent crude oil dropped to a two-year...
Indonesia wants to regulate coal deals
Sep 06, 2014 at 19:47 | Source:
Calcutta Telegraph News
Calcutta, Sept. 5: Indonesia has raised concerns about suspected coal deals struck between overseas buyers and its unregistered domestic miners. A top official of the Indonesian embassy in New Delhi today said efforts were underway to ensure that al...
Narendra Modi has stirred up hopes globally, feels Sam Walsh
Sep 04, 2014 at 12:00 | Source:
Rio Tinto Chief Executive Sam Walsh says the whole world is looking at Prime Minister Narendra Modi with great expectation, as is the mining giant that has patiently waited nearly two decades now for an iron-ore lease in Odisha. In India, ahead of Au...
Indonesia's energy minister made suspect in graft case
Sep 03, 2014 at 23:30 | Source:
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's anti-corruption agency said on Wednesday the energy minister was a suspect in a case involving extortion and abuse of authority, the latest in a string of cases that have tainted President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's fi...
Papua New Guinea profile
Aug 29, 2014 at 13:42 | Source:
Papua New Guinea occupies the eastern part of the world's second largest island and is prey to volcanic activity, earthquakes and tidal waves. Linguistically, it is the world's most diverse country, with more than 700 native tongues. Some 8...
Copper Heads for Biggest Loss in Four Months on Ukraine
Aug 28, 2014 at 22:25 | Source:
Copper headed for the biggest loss in more than four months as tensions in Ukraine escalated and European nations threatened further economic sanctions against Russia. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today called an emergency meeting to defend&a...
Congo Copper Shipments Halted by Botswana Over Ebola Fear
Aug 28, 2014 at 15:32 | Source:
Botswana denied entry to trucks ferrying copper from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa's biggest producer of the metal, because of fears about the Ebola outbreak in that country, according to a hauler of the metal. The authorities in t...
Mineral royalty rates go up
Aug 21, 2014 at 09:37 | Source:
Calcutta Telegraph News
New Delhi, Aug. 20: The government today gave its approval to raise the royalty rates on minerals, including iron ore and bauxite, a long awaited move that will boost the annual revenue of states. However, the royalty rates for coal and lignite have...
BHP Billiton to create new metals and mining company
Aug 19, 2014 at 19:02 | Source:
BHP Billiton plans to spin-off some of its assets into a new $14bn (£8.4bn) metals and mining company in order to simplify its operations. The world's biggest mining firm also posted a rise in annual profits of 23% to $14bn, missing analysts...
Stocks Advance as Government Bonds Decline; Copper Falls
Aug 13, 2014 at 15:52 | Source:
Emerging-market stocks climbed and European shares advanced with Australia's currency while crude oil and rubber extended declines. Bonds fell in the U.K., France and Germany. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index climbed 0.3 percent by 8:17 a.m. i...
From Mala D to Savita bhabhi: How we discovered sex in India
Aug 13, 2014 at 12:40 | Source:
Its been 67 years of independence and while sex isnt so much of a taboo now (even though our health minister would rather focus on abstinence rather than promote too much condom use), the truth is it wasnt always like that. Before globalisation, befo...
From Mala D to Savita bhabhi: How we discovered sex in #FreeIndia
Aug 12, 2014 at 16:43 | Source:
After 67 years of independence, with a population of over 1.2 billion, Indians clearly know a bit about sex. But it's not been an easy task learning about those birds and bees. And it might get tougher if Dinanath Batra persuades more states to do aw...
Dam Burst Threatens New Mining Projects Seeking Approval
Aug 08, 2014 at 11:55 | Source:
A dam failure that sent billions of gallons of mine waste flowing down a British Columbia creek threatens to put a chill on new mining projects across Canada. The Aug. 4 accident at Imperial Metals Corp. (III)'s Mount Polley copper-and-gold m...