'Gulf Arab countries acting rightly to tackle oil slump'

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:12

Dubai, April 25 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) welcomed fiscal spending cuts conducted by the Gulf Arab states, although more structural reforms are required as forecasts for the "black gold" remained bleak, said an IMF official on Monday.


Negative global cues dent equity markets

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 14:06

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Depressed by negative Asian markets, along with unwinding of long positions, key indices of the Indian equity markets traded in the red during the mid-afternoon trade session on Monday.


South Korean private equity funds raise record amount

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 13:26

Seoul, April 25 (IANS) Private equity fund (PEF) managers in South Korea raised a record amount of money in 2015, topping the landmark 10 trillion-won ($870 million) level, official data showed on Monday.


Assembly elections impact tourist business in Kanyakumari

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:04

Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu), April 25 (IANS) The May 16 assembly elections in Tamil Nadu and the campaigning has negatively affected business for hotels and other businesses in this southern-most part of the country, said local businessmen.


Toyota resumes production in Japan post quakes

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 10:40

Tokyo, April 25 (IANS) Japanese automobile giant Toyota Motor restarted production in several factories in Japan on Monday after they were halted due to powerful earthquakes that struck the southeastern part of the country.


After beaches, Goa to develop rivers to boost tourism

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 14:28

Panaji, April 17 (IANS) With its crowded beaches crunching under pressure of growing footfalls, Goa now wants to tap its rivers for their ability to attract tourists as well as share and shoulder the burden of transportation and commuting within the state.


North Korean capital's population up

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 13:24

Seoul, April 17 (IANS) North Korea's capital Pyongyang might have experienced a slight rise in population compared to a year ago, a media report said on Sunday.


Sushma Swaraj in Iran eyes oil imports, meets Indians

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 13:06

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met members of the Indian community in Iran and visited a Sikh gurudwara at the start of her two-day Tehran visit to boost ties between the two countries, particularly raising India's fuel imports after the US removed trade embargoes against the oil-rich Gulf nation.


Beijing backs Delhi's odd-even scheme

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 12:40

Beijing, April 17 (IANS) China has come out in support of the odd-even traffic scheme, the second phase of which began on Friday in Delhi with a view to battle pollution.


Curbs on leasing farmland should go: NITI Aayog panel

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 12:40

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Leasing a farmland is "no symbol of feudalism" and legal restrictions on such an arrangement have proven to be anti-growth and anti-poor, an expert committee appointed by NITI Aayog has said in its latest report.