Five accused plead not guilty to Delhi gang rape, murder

Published : 12:00 am  February 4, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  1 views  |  
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Reuters: Five men pleaded not guilty on Saturday to charges they raped and murdered a trainee physiotherapist in New Delhi, in a case that led to a shake-up of laws against sexual crimes after protests about a rising number of attacks on women. Police say the gang lured the 23-year-old woman onto a bus, where they repeatedly raped and assaulted her with a metal bar before throwing her bleeding onto a highway. She died of internal injuries two weeks after the December 16 attack.  Read More →


China January PMIs signal mild recovery in place

Published : 12:00 am  February 2, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,034 views  |  
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BEIJING (Reuters): China’s giant manufacturing sector extended its mild recovery in January with weak foreign demand still crimping growth, a pair of surveys showed; underscoring that the country’s rebound from its worst downturn in 13 years remains modest. Two separate versions of the purchasing managers’ index (PMI) released on Friday showed factory output in the world’s second-largest economy rose in January, but at starkly different speeds suggesting a patchy revival in activity.  Read More →


Asian shares steady; regional PMI data dampens mood

Published : 12:00 am  February 2, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,016 views  |  
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TOKYO (Reuters): Asian shares were on the defensive on Friday after a series of surveys on factory output signalled a tough outlook for the region’s manufacturers, though Japanese equities were a notable exception, logging their longest winning run in 54 years on a weaker yen. European markets are likely to inch higher, with financial spreadbetters predicting London’s FTSE 100, Paris’s CAC-40 and Frankfurt’s DAX would open up as much as 0.2 percent.  Read More →


US jobs data to point to steady economic growth

Published : 12:00 am  February 2, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  768 views  |  
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WASHINGTON (Reuters): US job growth likely picked up modestly in January and the unemployment rate held steady, supporting views the economy’s sluggish recovery was on track despite a surprise contraction in the final three months of 2012.  Read More →


Asian shares pause from rally, euro stays firm

Published : 12:01 am  February 1, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  961 views  |  
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TOKYO (Reuters): Asian shares pulled back from recent rallies on Thursday but optimism about global growth supported sentiment as the Federal Reserve kept its stimulus policy, while the euro steadied on signs the region was stabilising from the debt crisis.  Read More →


S. Korea C. Bank sees output gap extended through 2014

Published : 12:01 am  February 1, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,328 views  |  
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SEOUL (Reuters): South Korea’s negative output gap will persist through 2014 due to downside risks to the economy, the country’s central bank said in a biannual report on price inflation released on Thursday.  Read More →


Taiwan raises 2013 outlook after better than forecast Q4 growth

Published : 12:01 am  February 1, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  532 views  |  
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TAIPEI (Reuters): Taiwan raised its economic growth forecast for 2013 on Thursday, after the fourth quarter expanded faster than expected and posted its best growth in five quarters on improved demand for the island’s electronics exports and stronger consumption.  Read More →


Floods hit two Australian states, thousands evacuated

Published : 12:00 am  January 31, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,036 views  |  
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CANBERRA (Reuters): Massive summer floods have killed four people and forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes across two Australian states on Tuesday, disrupting air and rail travel and coal production.  Read More →


Asian shares gain on global recovery outlook

Published : 12:00 am  January 31, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  940 views  |  
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TOKYO (Reuters): Asian shares advanced on Wednesday as investor confidence in the global economic outlook strengthened on solid US data, giving comfort to investors ahead of the US Federal Reserve’s monetary policy decision due later in the session.  Read More →


Poland re-launches euro debate as zone tackles crisis

Published : 12:00 am  January 31, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  559 views  |  
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WARSAW (AFP): Poland has reopened debate on a target date for its eurozone entry, after having played wait-and-see since 2009 when crisis struck the European single currency.  Read More →


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