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Windows 10 gets new Facebook, Messenger apps

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:52

New York, April 29 (IANS) After several months of beta testing, social media giant Facebook will be launching its new Facebook and Messenger apps on Windows 10 on Friday, a media report said.

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China's migrant workforce declining, getting older

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 12:28

Beijing, April 29 (IANS) China's migrant workforce reached 277.5 million in 2015, an annual rise of 1.3 percent, but the year-on-year growth rate has been decreasing since 2011, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

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UP rolls out major incentives to boost start ups

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:36

Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) In a bid to boost start ups, particularly in the information technology sector, the Uttar Pradesh government has waived off the stamp duty on land purchased for building offices or bulit-up offices, an official said on Friday.

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Sensex loses 54 points in early trade

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 09:34

Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Friday was trading 54.58 points or 0.21 percent lower during the morning session.

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Chinese shares open lower

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:54

Beijing, April 29 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened lower on Friday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.35 percent to open at 2,935.38 points.

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Chinese yuan strengthens

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 08:00

Beijing, April 29 (IANS) The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, strengthened 365 basis points to 6.4589 against the US dollar on Friday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System.

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US stocks end sharply lower

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:52

New York, April 29 (IANS) US stocks closed sharply lower as Wall Street was weighed by the decision of Bank of Japan to maintain its monetary policy amid the newly-released US data.

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Australian PM defends $40 bn submarine contract

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:46

Canberra, April 29 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday defended his government's decision to spend $40 billion on the nation's 12 next-generation naval submarines.

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Canadian stocks slightly lower despite oil rally

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 07:22

Toronto, April 29 (IANS) Canada's main stock market in Toronto inched down closing as financial and energy stocks declined, while Bombardier shares rose after the company won a multi-billion-dollar order for its CSeries passenger jets.

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