Qatar lifts 2013 economic growth, inflation outlook

Published : 12:00 am  December 25, 2012  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,248 views  |  
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DUBAI (Reuters): Qatar raised its forecast for economic growth next year and said that while prices would rise considerably as huge infrastructure-building plans gained speed, it could contain inflation.  Read More →


UK household finances worsen sharply in December

Published : 12:00 am  December 25, 2012  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  210 views  |  
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LONDON (Reuters): Britons suffered the biggest deterioration in their finances in seven months in December and turned more downbeat about 2013, a survey showed on Monday.  Read More →


Putin visits India, eyes arms sales, trade and political ties

Published : 12:00 am  December 25, 2012  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  317 views  |  
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Reuters: Arms sales will be on the agenda when Russian President Vladimir Putin visits India on Monday to court a country that has traditionally been a top client.  Read More →


Maldives Ex-President prevented from leaving country

Published : 12:00 am  December 24, 2012  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  631 views  |  
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COLOMBO (AFP): Maldives authorities on Friday prevented the former President who was ousted in February from leaving the island nation to visit his ill father in Bangkok, a party lawmaker said.  Read More →


Exports, Government spending buoy US growth

Published : 12:00 am  December 24, 2012  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  563 views  |  
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Jobless claims up 17,000, at lower end of pre-storm range Exports, Government spending account for most of revision Third-quarter growth raised to 3.1% pace Imports post first decline since second quarter of 2009 Home re-sales highest in three years, prices surge WASHINGTON (Reuters): The United States economy grew faster than previously estimated in the third quarter as exports and Government spending provided a lift, but that boost is likely to be lost amid slowing global demand and a move towards tighter fiscal policy in Washington.  Read More →


S’poreans not only emotionless but unhappiest in the world as well: Poll

Published : 12:00 am  December 24, 2012  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,088 views  |  
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WASHINGTON: Singaporeans are the least positive people in the world, according to international pollster Gallup at least. Gallup measured positive emotions in 148 countries and areas in 2011 using five questions. These questions ask people whether they experienced a lot of enjoyment the day before the survey and whether they felt respected, well-rested, laughed and smiled a lot, and did or learned something interesting.  Read More →


Modi wins Gujarat poll, may boost PM ambitions

Published : 12:00 am  December 22, 2012  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  815 views  |  
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Reuters: Narendra Modi won a fourth successive term as the chief minister of Gujarat on Thursday, a victory that could launch the prime ministerial ambitions of one of the country’s most popular but controversial leaders.  Read More →


Asian shares slide as anxieties show over US budget impasse

Published : 12:00 am  December 22, 2012  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  851 views  |  
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Reuters: Asian shares slid on Friday after a Republican proposal to fend off a US fiscal crunch failed to get enough support, deepening uncertainty over prospects for the negotiations to avert automatic spending cuts and tax increases set to start in January.  Read More →


Maya ‘end of days’ fever reaches climax

Published : 12:00 am  December 22, 2012  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,390 views  |  
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Reuters: Thousands of mystics, hippies and spiritual wanderers will descend on the ruins of Maya cities on Friday to celebrate a new cycle in the Maya calendar, ignoring fears in some quarters that it might instead herald the end of the world.  Read More →


World Bank sees China growing 8.4% in 2013

Published : 12:01 am  December 21, 2012  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  563 views  |  
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Reuters: The World Bank raised its 2013 economic growth forecasts for China and developing East Asia on Wednesday, and said the region remained resilient despite the lacklustre performance of the global economy.  Read More →


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