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Apple to open first India stores

2016-02-08 12:16:58

Apple Inc, the technology giant in all set to open its first retail store in India as it wins the clearance by the Indian government, as it seeks to expand itself in the second most populous country.According to Bloomberg, The Indian government is pl


Poland's central bank to maintain independence

2016-02-08 13:59:50

WARSAW: Poland's central bank will maintain its independence and keep rates unchanged, recently appointed rate-setter Marek Chrzanowski told Reuters, despite statements from ruling party leaders favouring a doveish policies."I feel no pressure at


South African bonds weaken in broader risk aversion

2016-02-08 12:59:12

JOHANNESBURG: South African bond yields rose on Monday, ending a recent rally as new data over the weekend showed China's foreign reserves fell, adding to worries over the growth of the world's second largest economy. Th benchmark paper due i



Canada to unveil plans for new anti-ISIS cooperation

2016-02-08 08:19:40

OTTAWA: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was set to unveil Monday new plans for Canada's role in the international coalition against the Islamic State group, including his pledge to stop involvement in air strikes.Ottawa's plans to withdraw its


First Zika-linked deaths reported in Colombia

2016-02-06 08:45:28

BOGOTA: The mosquito-borne Zika virus sweeping through Latin America has claimed three lives in Colombia, as the United Nations urged increased access to abortion because of fears of severe birth defects.In the first direct statements from government


Poland's jobless rate at 10.3pc in Jan

2016-02-08 12:37:38

WARSAW: Poland's registered unemployment rate rose to 10.3 percent in January from 9.8 percent in December last year, an estimate from the labour ministry showed on Monday. The ministry said in a statement the January rate was 1.6 percentage poin



Weekly inflation falls 0.31pc

2016-02-08 10:26:58

ISLAMABAD: The weekly inflation for the week ended on February, 04 for the combined income group fell by 0.31 percent as compared to the previous week.The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week under review in the above mentioned group was reco


Smartwatch future in Pakistan bright

2016-02-08 10:50:31

ISLAMABAD: The revolution of smartphones stepping into market has provided a great level of convenience to people involved in social, technical and even economical activities.The introduction of smart watches is further convenient option one can poss


Over Rs320.323bn released for developmental projects

2016-02-08 10:15:48

ISLAMABAD: The government has released over Rs320.323 billion for different social sector developmental projects under Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) 2015-16 against the total allocation of Rs700 billion.According to latest data released



Toe catch gives New Zealand series over Australia

2016-02-08 11:05:19

HAMILTON: A bizarre off-the-toe catch by Matt Henry brought a fairytale end to Brendon McCullum's ODI career when New Zealand beat Australia by 55 runs in Hamilton Monday. The victory in a game that was in Australia's favour until Henry's


Klopp eager to resume work

2016-02-08 11:02:42

LONDON: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is planning to be back at work on Monday less than 48 hours after an operation to remove his appendix, reports said.The German missed his side's 2-2 draw at home to Sunderland on Saturday as surgery was plan


Pakistan Taekwondo team to leave for India on Wednesday

2016-02-08 10:58:10

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Taekwondo team will fly to India on Wednesday to participate in the South Asian Games.Talking to APP, Pakistan Taekwondo Federation (PTF), President Col. (R) Waseem Ahmed Janjua said as many as 8 male and 5 female players will be



Sunny Leone meets Aamir Khan?

2016-02-08 12:13:10

The Bollywood actor Aamir Khan has become the newest member of the Sunny Leone fan-club. After has publicly accepted his desire to work with Sunny Leone in movies, now that they were spotted chilling in Delhi on the sets of ‘Dangal’.Sunny Leone,


OMG Anushka slapped Salman Khan

2016-02-08 10:03:37

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has finally to get down into a major fight with his lead actress Anushka Sharma.According to Bollywood life report, Anushka Sharma slapped Salman Khan while shooting for a fight sequence in the movie, (As the script de


Rihanna album at US number one after unusual release

2016-02-08 08:28:48

NEW YORK: Rihanna's long-awaited album "Anti" hit number one Sunday on the US chart after an unusual roll-out that included two commercial tie-ups."Anti," the first album since 2012 by the Barbados-born superstar, which was released January 27 af



European stocks plunge as Lunar New Year offers no cheer

2016-02-08 13:47:28

LONDON: European shares plunged to 16-month lows on Monday, extending a aggressive sell-off, while bond yields and oil also fell as investors shed risky assets on persistent concern over the pace of global growth. Data over the weekend showing China&


Rouble, tenge lead currency gains, stocks edge lower

2016-02-08 13:56:23

LONDON: Oil producers Russia and Kazakhstan led emerging currency gains on Monday thanks to relatively stable oil prices although EM stocks edged lower, with China and most other Asian markets closed for Lunar New Year. The Russian rouble opened 1 pe


Egypt's 3-year and 7-year treasury bond yields rise at Monday's auction

2016-02-08 12:43:32

CAIRO: Yields on Egypt's 3-year and 7-year bonds rose at an auction on Monday while the yield on its 1.5-year zero coupon bond fell, data from the central bank showed. The yield on the 1.5-year bond fell to 12.287 percent from 12.306 percent at t