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Dollar in demand, global shares on edge for jobs report

Mar 06, 2015 at 06:30 | Source: FirstPost

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar was in high demand in Asia on Friday as bulls wagered a looming U.S. jobs report would add to the chance of rate hikes there, even as the European Central Bank embarks on a trillion euro campaign of bond-buying.The same ...

Dollar in demand, shares on edge for jobs report

Mar 06, 2015 at 06:15 | Source: FirstPost

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The dollar was in high demand in Asia on Friday as bulls wagered a looming U.S. jobs report would add to the chance of rate hikes there, even as the European Central Bank embarks on a trillion euro campaign of bond-buying.The same ...

Global Markets - Euro hits 11 1/2-year low, bonds rise after ECB

Mar 05, 2015 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The euro fell to an 11 1/2-year low against the dollar as U.S. and euro zone bond prices rose on Thursday, after the European Central Bank spelled out its 1 trillion-euro stimulus plan that begins next Monday.Wall Street and Euro...

Mumbai cops nab 'Mughal heir' for robbing women on pretext of marriage

Mar 05, 2015 at 22:42 | Source: FirstPost

The Mumbai Police nabbed a man who had been duping women on a matrimonial website saying he was a Mughal emperor's heir.According The Times of India, Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) police said that the man would meet women on the pretext of having discu...

Global markets - Euro hits 11-yr low before ECB, stocks edge higher

Mar 05, 2015 at 18:15 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON (Reuters) - The euro hit an 11-year low against the dollar and the region's stocks nudged higher on Thursday, as the European Central Bank prepared to provide the finer details of its soon-to-be-launched 1 trillion euro stimulus plan.The commo...

Badminton: Saina, Prannoy win at All England Championship

Mar 05, 2015 at 12:38 | Source: FirstPost

Seasoned Indian ace Saina Nehwal and the fast-rising H S Prannoy notched up contrasting wins in the women's and men's singles competition respectively to reach the All England badminton championships' second round at Barclaycard Arena. Olympic br...

IBM buys AlchemyAPI to boost Watson computing unit

Mar 05, 2015 at 10:18 | Source: FirstPost

International Business Machines Corp said it had acquired AlchemyAPI, a fast-growing startup selling software that collects and analyzes unstructured text and data in ways big enterprises, website publishers and advertisers find useful.The purchase i...

Gold rises above $1,200, but robust dollar curbs gains

Mar 05, 2015 at 07:30 | Source: FirstPost

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Gold edged above $1,200 an ounce on Thursday as equities weakened, but the safe-haven metal retained most of its losses from a three-day decline on robust U.S. economic data and strength in the dollar.FUNDAMENTALS* Spot gold XAU...

Global stocks fall, euro hits 11-1/2-year low before ECB talks

Mar 05, 2015 at 03:30 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stock prices around the world fell on Wednesday on profit-taking, while the euro dropped to an 11-1/2-year low ahead of a European Central Bank meeting where policymakers are expected to offer details on their bond-purchase stimu...

Three reasons for optimism over the Eurozone economy

Mar 04, 2015 at 22:12 | Source: BBC

It is easy to be gloomy about the Eurozone's economic prospects. While GDP in the UK and US is now above its pre-crisis level, in the Eurozone it is still languishing below. But is there room for greater optimism? A major economy being smaller t...

Congress mulling privilege notice against Modi for misleading statements in RS

Mar 04, 2015 at 20:33 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Congress is contemplating a breach of privilege against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making "several false and misleading" statements in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday like UPA copying programmes of the Vajpayee government."...

Banned Michael Phelps could be reinstated in time for World Championships

Mar 04, 2015 at 15:51 | Source: FirstPost

Michael Phelps may be handed a chance to compete at this year's world championships in Russia once he completes his suspension for a drink driving conviction, a United States Swimming official said on Tuesday.Phelps's six-month ban from competition e...

Shooter Manavjit wins bronze at World Cup, still misses out on Olympic quota

Mar 04, 2015 at 15:48 | Source: FirstPost

Former world champion ManavjitSingh Sandhu won the bronze medal at the 2015 World Cup inAcapulco, Mexico, but still missed out on an Olympic quota asthe ace Indian trap shooter failed to finish within the toptwo positions.The one Manavjit won yesterd...

Off Goes the Weasel: Woodpecker and Weasel photographed mid air

Mar 04, 2015 at 14:22 | Source: FirstPost

A weasel and a green woodpecker have taken the Internet by storm. The 'one in a million' shot, captured by amateur wildlife photographer Martin Le-May, shows a weasel riding a green woodpecker, that has gone viral on Twitter and the web, after Le-May...

Off goes the weasel: Woodpecker and weasel photographed mid air

Mar 04, 2015 at 14:22 | Source: FirstPost

A weasel and a green woodpecker have taken the Internet by storm. The 'one in a million' shot, captured by amateur wildlife photographer Martin Le-May, shows a weasel riding a green woodpecker, that has gone viral on Twitter and the web, after Le-May...

Badminton: Lin Dan returns to All England after three-year absence as favorite

Mar 04, 2015 at 11:46 | Source: FirstPost

Lin Dan can rest for as long as he likes, it doesn't matter. He's the favorite in whatever he enters, including the All England Open this week.The multiple winner of all of badminton's greatest prizes, Lin will be at the National Indoor Arena for the...

U.S. stocks retreat from record highs, dollar dips

Mar 04, 2015 at 03:30 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks followed other equities markets lower on Tuesday, with major indexes pulling back from record highs as soft auto sales raised doubts about the U.S. economy, while the dollar fell from an 11-year peak versus a basket o...

Gold above $1,200/oz but U.S. rate outlook caps gains

Mar 04, 2015 at 01:45 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON (Reuters) - Gold rose on Tuesday as positive technical signals helped the metal to recover from early losses that briefly pulled it below $1,200 an ounce.Spot gold was up 0.3 percent at $1,210.36 an ounce at 1254 GMT, having dropped by nearly ...

Strong German retail sales keep European shares near seven-year highs

Mar 04, 2015 at 00:30 | Source: FirstPost

LONDON (Reuters) - European shares rose close to seven-year highs on Tuesday as better than expected German retail sales further buoyed investors days before the European Central Bank kicks off a trillion-euro bond buying programme.The gains follow a...

Sadhvi Prachi is right: It's time to boycott the Khans and embrace Ayushmann Khurrana

Mar 03, 2015 at 18:15 | Source: FirstPost

You've got to feel a little bad for the Hindu Right in this country. Left-leaning intellectuals have gone on and on, for years, about how they think Bollywood is spreading misogyny and lust for violence insidiously. Recently, a judge in Australia wen...

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