Greek unemployment hits new record high in December at 21%

Published : 12:01 am  March 9, 2012  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  369 views  |  
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ATHENS (Reuters): Greece’s jobless rate rose to a fresh record of 21 percent in December from 20.9 percent in November, statistics service ELSTAT said on Thursday, as the debt crisis and austerity measures took their toll on the labour market.  Read More →


Airport and aviation forum today

Published : 12:01 am  March 9, 2012  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  503 views  |  

The Shippers’ Academy Colombo organised forum, to discuss the developing aviation industry in Sri Lanka will be held today (9 March) from 9.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.  Read More →


World’s most exclusive car debuts at Geneva

Published : 12:01 am  March 9, 2012  |  Category: Motor  |  Leave a Comment  |  739 views  |  

Fairfax NZ News: Lamborghini has unveiled the world’s most exclusive model, a one-off convertible that will go to a single lucky customer. The new car, a lightweight convertible version of the $750,000 Aventador supercar, has no windscreen, no roof, no air-conditioning and no car radio, as part of a radical plan to reduce weight.  Read More →


BMW in talks with GM on future technologies: CEO

Published : 12:01 am  March 9, 2012  |  Category: Motor  |  Leave a Comment  |  546 views  |  

BERLIN (Reuters): BMW is in talks with General Motors on future technologies such as fuel cells and may extend cooperation with PSA Peugeot Citroen on gasoline engines, Chief Executive Officer Norbert Reithofer said.  Read More →


John Keells Hotels win Gold Award for Corporate Accountability

Published : 12:01 am  March 9, 2012  |  Category: Travel / Tourism  |  Leave a Comment  |  588 views  |  

John Keells Hotels PLC won the Gold award for corporate accountability at the STING Corporate Accountability Index 2012 for the ‘Hotels and Travel’ sector for the third consecutive year.  Read More →


Sri Lanka, best country to visit in South Asia: Travel Asia Online

Published : 12:01 am  March 9, 2012  |  Category: Travel / Tourism  |  1 Comment  |  1,475 views  |  

Travel Asia Online in an exclusive report has categorised Sri Lanka as the best country in South Asia to visit, while Maldives took second place and Bhutan third.  Read More →


HNB promotes Pathum Vimana 2012

Published : 12:01 am  March 9, 2012  |  Category: Financial Services  |  1 Comment  |  959 views  |  

Sri Lanka’s most popular deposit draw scheme ‘HNB Pathum Vimana 2012’ was launched recently for the 20th year, offering   prizes worth millions of rupees and many more. In an interview, HNB Assistant General Manager, Personal Financial Services R.M.P Dayawansa said HNB Pathum Vimana is the most attractive rewarding scheme in the country that has been continuing from 1993.  Read More →


Standard Chartered hosts art lovers at Colombo Art Biennale

Published : 12:01 am  March 9, 2012  |  Category: Leisure  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,149 views  |  

Standard Chartered sponsored the opening evening of the Colombo Art Biennale, held recently at the Park Street Mews. The bank’s guests were entertained in an exclusive lounge at the Mews, with special art installations  Read More →


Emirates wins Gold “Airline of the Year” at ATN Awards

Published : 12:01 am  March 9, 2012  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  2 Comments  |  2,261 views  |  

Emirates’ Midas touch has secured Gold at the 2012 Air Transport News Awards. Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Planning & Research, accepted the Gold “Airline of the Year” accolade on behalf of the airline at a special ceremony held in Athens.  Read More →


Etihad launches Shanghai flights

Published : 12:01 am  March 9, 2012  |  Category: Travel / Tourism  |  Leave a Comment  |  379 views  |  

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has commenced scheduled flights between its hub in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, China. The airline will initially operate five weekly Airbus A330-300 services to Shanghai’s main international airport – Pudong (PVG) – with commitments to a daily schedule from 15 April.  Read More →


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