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Strauss-Kahn faces more questions in French prostitution probe

Published : 12:00 am  February 23, 2012  |  Category: INTERNATIONAL  |  Leave a Comment  |  272 views  |  
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Reuters: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces a second day of questioning by police on Wednesday after spending a night in prison over allegations of dealings with a prostitution ring run from the northern French city of Lille.  Read More →


Asian shares edge up as Greek reality bites

Published : 12:00 am  February 23, 2012  |  Category: INTERNATIONAL  |  Leave a Comment  |  277 views  |  
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Reuters: Asian shares eked out modest gains on Wednesday but the euro struggled for fresh upward momentum over doubts about the long-term feasibility of the Greek bailout and as concerns grew about rising oil prices.  Read More →


India, China growth among reasons for increasing oil prices: US

Published : 12:00 am  February 23, 2012  |  Category: INTERNATIONAL  |  Leave a Comment  |  235 views  |  

WASHINGTON: The economic boom in countries like India and China and unrest in other parts of the globe are some of the important factors responsible for increase in oil prices, the White House has claimed.  Read More →


India’s GDP expected to grow 7.1% in FY12, seen picking in FY13

Published : 12:00 am  February 23, 2012  |  Category: INTERNATIONAL  |  Leave a Comment  |  223 views  |  

Reuters: India’s economy is expected to pick up in the fiscal year starting on April 1 after growing at its slowest pace in three years in the current fiscal year, a government advisory panel said on Wednesday.  Read More →


US Embassy in Kabul on lockdown amid protests

Published : 12:00 am  February 23, 2012  |  Category: INTERNATIONAL  |  Leave a Comment  |  268 views  |  

Reuters: The U.S. Embassy in Kabul said on Wednesday its staff were on lockdown and all travel was suspended amid violent protests across the capital over the burning of Korans at NATO’s main base in Afghanistan.  Read More →


High oil prices test US economy, Barack Obama

Published : 12:00 am  February 23, 2012  |  Category: INTERNATIONAL  |  Leave a Comment  |  287 views  |  
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WASHINGTON: A jump in gasoline prices is threatening to smother the flickering flames of the US economic recovery and with them President Barack Obama’s hopes of retaining the White House.  Read More →


Australian FM quits in leadership crisis

Published : 12:00 am  February 23, 2012  |  Category: INTERNATIONAL  |  Leave a Comment  |  249 views  |  
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CANBERRA (Reuters): Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd resigned his ministry on Wednesday, saying he could no longer work with Prime Minister Julia Gillard, stoking speculation he would mount a leadership challenge and plunging the government into a new crisis.  Read More →


Euro zone seals second Greek bailout worth 130 b euros

Published : 12:02 am  February 22, 2012  |  Category: INTERNATIONAL  |  Leave a Comment  |  335 views  |  
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Reuters: Euro zone finance ministers approved on Tuesday a second bailout for debt-laden Greece that will resolve Athens’ immediate repayment needs but seems unlikely to revive the nation’s shattered economy.  Read More →


Brent hovers near $120, buyers take less Iran

Published : 12:01 am  February 22, 2012  |  Category: INTERNATIONAL  |  Leave a Comment  |  300 views  |  
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SINGAPORE (Reuters): Brent crude futures held steady near $120 a barrel on Tuesday as the euro zone approved a second bailout package for debt-laden Greece, while a cut in Chinese and European imports of Iranian oil supported prices.  Read More →


World stocks cautious after Greek deal

Published : 12:01 am  February 22, 2012  |  Category: INTERNATIONAL  |  Leave a Comment  |  331 views  |  
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Reuters: The euro steadied after an initial jump and European stocks were lower after the agreement of a second bailout deal for Greece removed the threat of a disorderly bond default but left markets unconvinced it could avoid further turmoil.  Read More →


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