NEW DELHI - India and Japan, both major energy fuel importers, are mulling joining forces while bidding for potential tenders for liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies with an eye to beating down the high prices. Both the countries will work out a strategy in the next three months, Petroleum and natural gas secretary Vivek Rae told reporters on sidelines of the 8th Asia Gas Partnership Summit ...
WASHINGTON - The US trade deficit narrowed in October with oil sales helping exports rise 1.8 percent to a record high of $192.7 billion in October over previous month, the US Commerce Department has said. Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that total October exports of $192.7 billion and imports of $233.3 billion resulted in a 5.4 percent drop in ...
WASHINGTON - Internet search engine Google has acquired seven robotics companies in the past half a year and has begun the process of building its own robots that could undertake manufacturing and could be deployed in the supply chain sector. To start with Google has created a new robotics group under Andy Rubin, who was previously in charge of the Android operating system, and bought seven ...
BEIJING - China has awarded its first superfast 4G telecommunications licences to three mobile phone companies. Designed to give mobile phone users faster access to the internet services, the first set of licenses were granted by the government to China Mobile, China Unicom Hong Kong and China Telecom. It is not as yet clear if any rollout conditions have been attached to the licences, or ...
BRUSSELS - The European Union has slapped a 1.7 billion euros ($2.3 billion) fine on eight major banks, including Deutsche Bank, RBS and JPMorgan, for rigging interest rates. German Deutsche Bank, involved in rigging the Euribor and Japanese yen Tibor rates, was fined a total of 725 million euros, while the French Societe Generale was fined 446 million euros for manipulating the European ...
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Microsoft Corp. pledged late Wednesday to fight in court against any attempt by U.S. intelligence agencies to seize its foreign customers' data under American surveillance laws, one of a series of steps aimed at reassuring nervous users abroad.The maker of the world's most popular computer operating system said it had never turned over any such data under the Foreign Intelligence ...
WASHINGTON -- The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits fell 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 298,000 last week, indicating of a healthier job market. Here are the states with the biggest increases in applications. No states reported substantial declines. The state data are for the week ended Nov. 16, one week behind the national figures: California: Up 8,326, due to layoffs ...
WASHINGTON -- The White House is pushing to extend jobless benefits to long-term unemployed Americans. The argument is that if benefits don't get renewed by the end of the month, more than a million people will lose the assistance -- which will slow economic growth. The government released a report Thursday. It says Congress has renewed benefits when unemployment was lower than the ...
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest since early 2012. But nearly half the growth came from a buildup in business stockpiles, a trend that could reverse in the current quarter and hold back growth. The Commerce Department's second estimate of third-quarter growth released Thursday was sharply higher than the initial 2.8 ...
While at first that question may seem simplistic, it turns out that some San Diego founders see a major disconnect when it comes to this topic. Lack of understanding about startups and the value they provide participants impact both the San Diego entrepreneurial spirit as well as the ability of budding companies to attract premier local ...
The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, with its 36,000-square-foot clubhouse, figured in the dispute between local developer Nicholas Marsch III and Lennar ...
Writing this week in the California Planning & Development Report, of which he is the publisher, Fulton says no replacement has yet come forward for the old redevelopment system -- diverting property taxes from new development to pay for streets, parks, affordable housing and various urban improvements. The Legislature killed the 60-year-old system in 2011 to help bridge a state budget ...
Stocks showed a notable move to the downside at the start of trading on Wednesday, extending the downward trend seen over the past few sessions. The major averages all slid into negative territory, pulling back further off their recent highs. The major averages have climbed off their lows for the young session but currently remain in the red. The Dow is down 52.95 points or 0.3 percent at ...
(MENAFN) Microsoft has announced its plan to purchase the Finland-based Nokia for about USD7.47 billion after the European Commission approval, according to Arab News.The Commission said that the acquisition does "not raise any competition concerns, in particular because there are only modest overlaps between" the two firms.It added the combine between the two giant companies will pose ...
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Investors signaled their excitement over a deal between Apple Inc. and China Mobile Ltd. that would increase the American technology company's presence in ...
When it comes to Iran's nuclear weapons program, the only difference between them is this: Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf's clothing, Rouhani is a wolf in sheep's clothing, a wolf who thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of the international community.
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Nepal will compete in a major cricket tournament for the first time next year after securing a berth in the upcoming World Twenty20 by beating Hong Kong by five wickets in a quarterfinal match in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Nepal joined Afghanistan, Ireland, who have competed in the last World T20s, and the UAE in advancing to the tournament in Bangladesh in March.
According to News.com.au, Nepal, which needed 13 runs off the final over, hit a six, four, and two singles to tie the score with one ball left, following which Nepalese Sharad Vesawkar hit the winning run through extra cover
The report mentioned that the team is coached by former Sri Lanka Test cricketer Pubudu Dassanayake, who took over in 2011 after guiding Canada to the 2011 World Cup.
Nepal will travel to New Zealand in January to try and qualify for the 2015 World Cup against many of the teams they have faced in the United Arab Emirates.
The Himalayan kingdom's cricket team beat Denmark, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, the Netherlands, and Bermuda, against losses to Scotland and Afghanistan to reach the qualifying playoffs, and the win over Hong Kong put them in a semifinal against Afghanistan on Friday, the report added. (ANI)
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