China June industrial profits fall 0.3 pct y/y | Reuters
Jul 28, 2015 at 03:45 | Source:
BEIJING Chinese industrial profits, which rose on an annual basis in April and May, dropped in June, adding to pressures on a economy that is struggling to regain momentum.Profit at China's industrial firms dropped 0.3 percent in June from a year ear...
Iran's top diplomat begins tour of Arab neighbor states
Jul 27, 2015 at 07:32 | Source:
Kuwait:Iran's top diplomat began a three-nation regional tour on Sunday aimed at deepening ties with Arab neighbors following the conclusion of the Islamic Republic's historic nuclear deal with world powers.Saudi Arabia and other Sunni-ruled Arab sta...
Pope's 'homecoming' tour moves from Ecuador to Bolivia| Reuters
Jul 09, 2015 at 00:31 | Source:
QUITO Pope Francis showed his sense of humour during the last few hours of his trip to Ecuador on Wednesday, straying from a prepared speech to joke with people who came to see him at a shrine near the highland capital Quito."I have a prepared s...
Wall Street drops as China hits commodities, Greece crisis drags| Reuters
Jul 07, 2015 at 23:30 | Source:
REUTERS - U.S. stocks fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 index trading below a key technical mark, as concerns of a slowdown in China weighed on commodity prices and investors fretted over aid talks for Greece as it runs out of...
Pope's South American trip - defending the poor and the planet| Reuters
Jul 03, 2015 at 00:46 | Source:
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis sets out on Sunday to three of South America's poorest and smallest countries, taking his message of solidarity with the downtrodden to prisoners, peasants, garbage pickers and indigenous people.The July 5-13 trip to Ecuador...
Sensex crosses 28000: 4 reasons why investors are buying despite
Jul 01, 2015 at 12:44 | Source:
Even as the Greece debt crisis continue to create havoc in European markets, Indian equities are continuing their uptick today.The key benchmark Sensex opened on a firm note and raced past the crucial 28,000 mark.At 10.50 am, the 30-share BSE S&a...
Cult of personality: Turkmen leader gets park tribute on birthday| Reuters
Jun 30, 2015 at 02:31 | Source:
ASHGABAT Turkmenistan, which rights groups view as one of the most repressive countries in the world, celebrated President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov's 58th birthday on Monday by opening a park in the capital Ashgabat bearing his name.It was the late...
Pakistan likely to sign USD 2 billion LNG pipeline deal with Russia
Jun 29, 2015 at 14:41 | Source:
Islamabad: Energy-starved Pakistan is likely to sign a USD 2 billion deal with Russia for laying a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) pipeline from Karachi to Lahore, a sign of increasing ties between the Cold War-era adversaries.The deal is expected to be ...
India to auction oil and gas blocks this fiscal, says Dharmendra Pradhan
Jun 26, 2015 at 21:47 | Source:
Hyderabad: The next round of auction of oil and gas blocks under the New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP) will be held by the end of 2015-16 fiscal, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today.The minister also said that the g...
Wall Street opens higher on Greek deal hopes| Reuters
Jun 23, 2015 at 00:30 | Source:
Wall Street opened higher on Monday, with the Nasdaq Composite index hitting a new record high, after optimism grew that Greece may be able to strike a last-minute deal with its international creditors to avert a default.Nasdaq touched a high of 5,15...
Wall Street up on Greece hopes, M&A chatter| Reuters
Jun 22, 2015 at 23:30 | Source:
U.S. stocks were higher in early afternoon trading on Monday, helped by a surge in M&A chatter, particularly in the healthcare sector, and on hopes that a deal was nearer to avert a looming crisis in Greece. The Nasdaq Composite index rose to a r...
Govt plans selling 3% stake in BPCL to raise Rs 1,800 cr
Jun 16, 2015 at 19:52 | Source:
New Delhi: The government plans to sell three percent stake in Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd, the nation's second largest state oil firm, this fiscal to raise around Rs 1,800 crore.The finance ministry has moved a cabinet note for inter-ministerial consu...
CS Verma steps down as SAIL CMD, steel secretary Rakesh Singh takes charge
Jun 11, 2015 at 20:27 | Source:
New Delhi: State-owned SAIL today said CS Verma has relinquished the charge as chairman and managing director on completion of his tenure and steel secretary Rakesh Singh has assumed the charge till a regular incumbent is appointed.Verma was appointe...