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Banks lead business reaction to the Scottish referendum

Sep 19, 2014 at 19:02 | Source: BBC

Sterling wasn't the only thing with a spring in its step this morning. Business leaders who had expressed concerns about the possibility of independence will also be relieved that all those contingency plans for possible upheaval can be put away...

Asian Games 2014 opening ceremony as it happened

Sep 19, 2014 at 18:45 | Source: FirstPost

That's the end of the opening ceremony. It was tasteful and elegant and moving. Incheon can be proud of the show it put on. Join us tomorrow for our live coverage of the real business of the Games, starting at 5:30 am. 18.30 IST: Crowd goes nuts as G...

Indonesia to host 2018 Asian Games

Sep 19, 2014 at 14:38 | Source: FirstPost

Incheon: The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) executive board on Friday approved Indonesia as hosts for the 2018 Asian Games which faces a growing battle to find venues because of the cost.The continent's sports leaders had to find a quick replacement a...

Scottish referendum: Pound surges on Scottish 'No' vote

Sep 19, 2014 at 12:22 | Source: BBC

The pound has hit a two-year high against the euro and a two-week high against the US dollar, as Scotland voted against independence. In early Asian trade, sterling jumped 0.43% to 1.2743 euros. The pound also jumped nearly 0.8% to $1.6525 against th...

Will Obama's global anti-IS coalition work?

Sep 19, 2014 at 11:01 | Source: BBC

US Secretary of State John Kerry has completed a tour of the Middle East, trying to enlist allies in the fight against Islamic State (IS). During his campaign to recruit allies, he has managed to win the support of 10 Arab countries including Saudi A...

Tea funds come at slow pace

Sep 19, 2014 at 04:22 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Calcutta, Sept. 18: The funds and the schemes for the development of the tea industry under the 12th Five-Year Plan are expected to be finalised in a month, R. R. Rashmi, additional secretary in the commerce ministry, said on the sidelines of the 50...

Scots independence polls close, UK's future in the balance

Sep 19, 2014 at 03:30 | Source: FirstPost

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland has voted on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or break the 307-year-old union in a finely balanced independence referendum with global consequences.Its verdict should be clear around breakfast time on Friday. ...

United States steps up pressure on Guatemala over labor rights

Sep 19, 2014 at 00:45 | Source: FirstPost

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States ramped up pressure on Guatemala to better protect workers' rights on Thursday by restarting a trade case that could lead to hefty fines for the Central American nation.U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman...

Sony shares fall by up to 12% after warning of bigger loss

Sep 18, 2014 at 23:07 | Source: BBC

Sony shares plunged by up to 12% in Tokyo trading after it warned of a bigger than expected annual loss of $2.14bn (£1.3bn) because of its struggling mobile phone business. It will also not pay a year-end dividend for the first time since becoming a...

Asian Games: Maheshwary and Mayookha cleared, 4x400m men's relay team dropped

Sep 18, 2014 at 20:57 | Source: FirstPost

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) Thursday said triple jumpers Mayookha Johny (women's) and Renjith Maheshwary (men's) have been cleared for the Incheon Asian Games, starting Friday.However, the men's 4x400 metres relay team was dropped due to ...

Mahindra Comviva, First Data partner for mobile payment

Sep 18, 2014 at 19:55 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Mobility solutions firm Mahindra Comviva today said it has entered into a strategic partnership with payment solutions provider First Data to roll out their Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) solutions. The payment solution enables businesses, in...

Scotland's vote for independence: 7 things we can thank the Scots for

Sep 18, 2014 at 15:54 | Source: FirstPost

Scotland is right now voting for a referendum that will decide their future with United Kingdom. After 300 years, Scotland could be a independent nation and possibly the first country in the 21st century that is born without a violent struggle and on...

Scotland's yes to independence could mean a messy divorce

Sep 18, 2014 at 15:22 | Source: FirstPost

London: How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline. If Scots vote yes to separation on Thursday, a clock starts ticking down to March 24, 2016 the independence day declared by the Scottish government.The Bri...

Scotland's referendum puts UK on edge: What's at stake?

Sep 18, 2014 at 15:22 | Source: FirstPost

London: Breaking up is hard to do, especially after 307 years. The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence in Thursday's vote.What's at stakeA Yes vote will trigger 18 months of negotiations between Scottish...

Naveen Patnaik in the firing line: How he lost the media plot

Sep 18, 2014 at 15:11 | Source: FirstPost

Bhubaneswar: For 14 years, large sections of the local media were more than happy to eat out of Naveen Patnaik's hands. They put up with the BJD supremos utter disdain for them reflected in the fact that he has not addressed a single press conferenc...

China c.bank injects $81 billion into major banks to support economy - reports

Sep 18, 2014 at 04:30 | Source: FirstPost

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's central bank is injecting a combined 500 billion yuan ($81.35 billion) of liquidity into the country's top banks, according to media reports, a sign that authorities are stepping up efforts to shore up a faltering economy...

Gucci, Tiffany dealt blow in fake goods case against China banks

Sep 18, 2014 at 02:30 | Source: FirstPost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Luxury goods retailers Gucci and Tiffany failed to persuade a U.S. appeals court to require major Chinese banks to freeze the assets of alleged counterfeiters in a pair of cases that have drawn the attention of U.S. and Chinese r...

PM Modis absence at UN climate summit: Has he changed?

Sep 17, 2014 at 23:17 | Source: FirstPost

With his absence at the UN climate summit, to be attended by 120 heads of nations on 23 September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would complete a dramatic transformation - from an early pioneer in climate change initiatives to a less enthusiastic nati...

Scotland's vote for independence could mean a messy divorce

Sep 17, 2014 at 23:00 | Source: FirstPost

London: How do you divorce after a 300-year union? It's complicated, and there is a deadline. If Scots vote yes to separation on Thursday, a clock starts ticking down to March 24, 2016 the independence day declared by the Scottish government.The Bri...

Mumbai Film Festival still falling short of Rs 2.25 crore

Sep 17, 2014 at 21:40 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai The sixteenth edition Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), which was hit by a financial crunch, has managed to collect funds for the gala, but it is still falling short of Rs.2.25 crore, festival director Srinivasan Narayanan said.Organised by the Mumb...

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