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Mexico 2013 inflation expectations rise: central bank poll MEXICO CITY: Analysts boosted their expectations for inflation and lowered growth estimates for Mexico this year, a Mexican central bank survey showed on Monday.Thirty-three analysts polled by the bank see annual inflation in 2013 at 3.75 percent, up from 3.66 percent in the previous poll a month earlier.Latin America's second biggest economy is expected to expand by 3.46 percent this year, below a forecast of 3.54 percent predicted in the prior poll. Copyright Reuters, 2013

Cyprus leader says nobody immune from bank collapse probe NICOSIA: The Cypriot president pledged Monday that not even his own family will be immune from a commission of inquiry into allegations of wrongdoing in the run-up to a crippling eurozone bailout.President Nicos Anastasiades was responding to allegations that family members of leading politicians had taken advantage of privileged information to protect their assets from a hit on bank deposits imposed by European Union-led creditors last month.Anastasiades said the panel, which is to start its ...

Hamas law promotes gender segregation in Gaza schools GAZA: New rules from the Education Ministry of the Islamist Hamas movement ruling the Gaza Strip will bar men from teaching at girls' schools and mandate separate classes for boys and girls from the age of nine. The law, published on Monday, would go into effect next school year and applies throughout the coastal enclave, including in private, Christian-led and United Nations schools. Critics of the new measures say the Islamist movement is trying to ...

16 Bangladesh fishermen feared killed by pirates DHAKA: Pirates in south-eastern Bangladesh are believed to have killed at least 16 fishermen by tying them up and throwing them into the Bay of Bengal to drown, police said Monday.Police said a fishing boat at Kutubdia Island in Cox's Bazaar resort district recovered three bodies after fishermen found them floating in the sea and at least 13 other bodies had been seen."They have recovered three bodies with their hands and feet tied with rope ...

India coal imports up 9.62pc at 9.65mn tonnes NEW DELHI: Coal shipments to India, the world's fourth-biggest importer of the fuel, rose 9.6 percent to 9.65 million tonnes in February from a year earlier, provisional data from government sources showed, as thermal coal imports nearly doubled. Domestic production of coal, which fuels more than half of India's power generation, has lagged capacity growth in the power sector, where energy production falls far short of the demands of a fast-growing economy and an increasingly ...

No sign of human transmission in new bird flu appearance: WHO BEIJING: The World Health Organization says no evidence has emerged to show that a type of bird flu which has killed two Chinese men can be transmitted between people.Two men in Shanghai, aged 87 and 27, fell sick in late February. A woman in Anhui province also contracted the virus in early March and is in critical condition."At this point, these three are isolated cases with no evidence of human-to-human transmission", the WHO representative in ...

US manufacturing sector expansion slow NEW YORK: The pace of expansion in the US manufacturing sector unexpectedly slowed in March, according to an industry report released on Monday.The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said its index of national factory activity fell to 51.3 from 54.2 the month before. The reading was shy of expectations of 54.2 according to a Reuters poll of economists.A reading below 50 indicates contraction in the manufacturing sector, while a number above 50 means expansion.The new ...


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