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Lodha Brings Exclusive Designs by the World’s Most Innovative Design Company ‘yoo inspired by Starck’

Friday, October 19th, 2012
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Lodha Group, India’s finest luxury developer, yesterday announced their exclusive partnership with yoo inspired by Starck, the world’s most innovative design company, to launch Mumbai’s first signature residences that bear the mark of the world’s most iconic designer: Philippe Starck.

Ahluwalia Not in Tune With IMF Scaling Down GDP Growth Forecast to 4.9 pc

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
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Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Tuesday appeared to be not in tune with the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) move to revise India's growth forecast down to 4.9 percent in 2012, saying it was not at all reasonable because that would imply that the economy would decelerate further.

Authorities Developing Infrastructure in Ladakh to Give Boost to Tourism

Monday, October 15th, 2012
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The Department of Tourism in the stateof Jammu and Kashmir is taking steps to improve infrastructure to give a boost to tourism in Ladakh's Kargil District.The authorities recently inaugurated a bungalow and a cafeteria, which provides good food and lodging facilities.Muhammad Aslam, a resident, hailed the initiative of the state government and hoped for more such de

'India's reforms initiatives very promising', says U.S. Treasury Secretary

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
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Visiting U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Tuesday described India's recent reforms initiatives to be very promising, and said that it would have a positive outcome for the country's economy."The reforms outlined by the government of India offer a very promising path to improving growth outcomes for the Indian economy," he said at a press conference here along with Finance Minister P. Chidambaram.

S. Korea Designates Toxic Chemical Leak area 'Special Disaster' Zone

Monday, October 8th, 2012
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The South Korean government on Monday said it has decided to designate areas affected by a toxic chemical leak in the southeastern city of Gumi as a "special disaster" zone in the face of the intensifying damage.Some eight tons of hydrofluoric acid leaked from chemical maker Hube Global's plant in Gumi after an explosion on 27 September have caused widespread

Manmohan Singh to Inaugurate International Seminar on Energy Access on Oct 9

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
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The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, will inaugurate the plenary session of the International Seminar on Energy Access in New Delhi on October 9 and 10. Ministers and senior delegates from over 50 countries are expected to participate in the event. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the Confederation of Indian Industry is organizing the event.

Tech Mahindra Foundation Felicitates the Winners of Shikshak Samman Award

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
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(L to R) S.S.Yadav , Sujit Baksi, Dr. Kiran Walia, PK Gupta, Loveleen Kacker giving the award to Ms.Shalloo Sakhuja, one-of-the winners of 2012 Shikshak Samman Award

Tech Mahindra Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Tech Mahindra Limited, a leading provider of solutions and services to the telecommunications industry, felicitated the winners of the Shikshak Samman Awards 2011-12 at a glittering ceremony in Delhi today.  Tech Mahindra Foundation believes that good quality education is every child’s right and is critical for our country’s future. We recognize that it is the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) which bears the major responsibility of delivering primary education to hundreds of thousands of underprivileged children of our capital. In spite of several daunting challenges, many teachers in the MCD schools are working with great dedication. They deserve recognition and encouragement by the civil society, and therefore the Tech Mahindra Foundation has instituted the Shikshak Samman Awards to honour outstanding teachers working in the Municipal schools.

International Conference on “Doing Business in India” in Seoul

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
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CMAI in association with IKBPF is planning to hold an international conference on 9th October 2012 at 3.30PM to 5.00 PM at KINTEX, during Korea Electronic Show. The event is being supported by the largest electronic association of Korea - The Korea Electronic Association and also Indo-Korea Business Forum, Seoul.

Time for Enterprise Social Networking is Now

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

The time has come to think seriously about enterprise social networking and consider its role within wider enterprise collaboration strategy, according to global analyst firm, Ovum.In a new report* the global analyst firm says the enterprise social networking market is starting to mature and is moving from the introduction phase into the growth phase. Strategic acquisitions have already been made by start-ups and establish vendors alike.

Samsung Chairman's Stock Holdings Reach 10 bln USD

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
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The value of stocks held by Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee reached around 10 billion U.S. dollars thanks to surging prices in Samsung Electronics shares, a local information provider said Tuesday. Stocks owned by Chairman Lee, including a 3.38 percent stake in Samsung Electronics, were valued at 10.86 trillion won (9.8 billion U.S.

China Shows Continued Contraction In Manufacturing

Monday, October 1st, 2012
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Manufacturing activity in China rose slightly in September, but remained in contractionary territory for the 11th consecutive month, indicating that the world’s second-largest economy is still slowing.The HSBC China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to a final reading of 47.9, compared with a preliminary reading of 47.8 announced last week, and a fina

United States and India sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Anti Trust

Saturday, September 29th, 2012
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 The United States and India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on antitrust cooperation that aims to facilitate greater cooperation between the U.S. and Indian competition authorities. The Chairperson, Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Jon Leibowitz, and the United States Department of Justice Acting Assistant Attorney General Joseph Wayland from the US side, and Competition Commission of India Chairman Ashok Chawla and a senior official of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (Government of India) signed the MOU in Washington yesterday.
The signing took place in the presence of senior officers from the US Department of State, the US Federal Trade Commission, US Department of Justice and the Embassy of India. The U.S. and Indian competition authorities desire to enhance the effective enforcement of their competition laws by creating a framework that provides for enforcement cooperation. The two countries have recognized that it is also in their common interest to work together in technical cooperation activities related to competition law enforcement and policy.

Britannica Names Shrivastava Managing Director in South Asia

Thursday, September 27th, 2012
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Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. announced today that it has appointed Sarvesh Shrivastava managing director of its South Asia operations.A veteran executive with extensive experience in education and digital technologies, Shrivastava joins the company as it is pursuing vigorous growth in education and school curriculum in India and nearby countries with new products in print, online and mobile. He is expected to move ahead assertively with that strategy.

Is the South Korea-US Korus Heading for a Chilly Autumn?

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

For proponents of expanded trade relations with the United States, if the South Korea’s left wing opposition parties win the presidential election in late 2012, the political atmosphere will be as cold as Korea’s recent winter, the coldest in 65 years. The cause of the big freeze will be the Democratic United and Unified Progressive Parties’ (UDP and UPP) icy resolve to scupper the Korea–US free trade agreement (KORUS FTA).

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Macau Registers 42 Percent Rise in Gambling Revenue in 2011

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Like Hong Kong, Macau, the Portuguese autonomous region of China, is one of the few parts of the Socialist Republic to enjoy comparatively liberal laws and lesser restrictions. Its history as a gambling city-port persists to this day, as the city hosts some of the best casinos on this side of the globe. This has led to a steady stream of visiting tourists, both foreigners as well as people from mainland China.

ASEAN GDP needs to Reflect Biodiversity Value (TEEB)

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

The first Southeast Asia Regional Policy Dialogue on the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity proved to be the right platform provided by the Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office for the members of the Ecosystem Services Economics (ESE) to introduce to Asian Governments two key concepts that are critical to their economies when calculating their GDP.

Thailand and China Agree on a US$70.6m Tablet Deal

Monday, March 26th, 2012

The Pheu Thai party of Thailand announced a “one student, one tablet” campaign policy during the country’s general elections last July. Now after winning the election, it is all set to fulfill its promise made during the election campaign, which will lead Thailand’s educational system into the next generation of education. This will be accomplished by boosting educational strategies “based on e-learning and the distribution of electronic books through the internet for the students of various grades.”

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Vietnam and India Ink Energy Accord

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Vietnam’s natural resources, including oil and gas, and its booming economy have attracted the nation of India, and the two have recently signed an accord to promote oil exploration along the Vietnamese shore. According to reports on October 12, 2011, the agreement was signed between Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, Videsh Limited, the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group, and the National Oil Company of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

The Tide Turns for TSR Transportation

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

The TSR (Trans-Siberian Railway) International Container Transportation transports containers on the route that connects Japan/ Korea/ China with Russia and Europe through the combination of feeder vessels and the Trans-Siberian Railway. The route was developed in the 1970s and has played an important role as the shortest trade corridor to European countries from East Asia for about 40 years.

Pesky Calls Give Way to Full-Fledged Mobile Display Advertising in India

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Kabil Sibal, communications minister of India, recently announced that the National Do Not Disturb (NDND) service will be fully activated from September 27th of this year. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has implemented a new set of measures including a fine of Rs. 25,000 to 250,000 (US$500 to $5000) on defaulting firms. Customers who register for the NDND services will be blocked from receiving marketing calls or SMSs.

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