NEW DELHI - India and Japan, both major energy fuel importers, are mulling joining forces while bidding for potential tenders for liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies with an eye to beating down the high prices. Both the countries will work out a strategy in the next three months, Petroleum and natural gas secretary Vivek Rae told reporters on sidelines of the 8th Asia Gas Partnership Summit ...
WASHINGTON - The US trade deficit narrowed in October with oil sales helping exports rise 1.8 percent to a record high of $192.7 billion in October over previous month, the US Commerce Department has said. Bureau of Economic Analysis of the Department of Commerce announced Wednesday that total October exports of $192.7 billion and imports of $233.3 billion resulted in a 5.4 percent drop in ...
WASHINGTON - Internet search engine Google has acquired seven robotics companies in the past half a year and has begun the process of building its own robots that could undertake manufacturing and could be deployed in the supply chain sector. To start with Google has created a new robotics group under Andy Rubin, who was previously in charge of the Android operating system, and bought seven ...
BEIJING - China has awarded its first superfast 4G telecommunications licences to three mobile phone companies. Designed to give mobile phone users faster access to the internet services, the first set of licenses were granted by the government to China Mobile, China Unicom Hong Kong and China Telecom. It is not as yet clear if any rollout conditions have been attached to the licences, or ...
BRUSSELS - The European Union has slapped a 1.7 billion euros ($2.3 billion) fine on eight major banks, including Deutsche Bank, RBS and JPMorgan, for rigging interest rates. German Deutsche Bank, involved in rigging the Euribor and Japanese yen Tibor rates, was fined a total of 725 million euros, while the French Societe Generale was fined 446 million euros for manipulating the European ...
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Like his previous film, the slow-burn, emotionally rending masterpiece Take Shelter (2011), Jeff Nicholss Mud balances precariously on a characters intense belief in something that may or may not be so. The stakes are decidedly different in the two films, although emotionally they are very ... ...
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WASHINGTON -- Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020. Obama says the plan to use renewables for 20 percent of electricity needs will help reduce pollution that causes global warming, promote American energy independence and boost domestic energy sources such as ...
SEATTLE -- A day after being sued by legally married, gay engineers, the nation's largest freight rail carriers announced they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees. Gus Melonas, a spokesman for BNSF Railway Co., read the statement Wednesday from the National Railway Labor Conference to The Associated Press. The conference represents the railroad ...
BERLIN -- Germany's Merck KGaA has announced plans to buy AZ Electronic Materials, which supplies high-tech materials for the electronics industry, for about 1.6 billion pounds ($2.6 billion). Pharmaceutical and high-tech materials company Merck said Thursday that it will offer 403.5 pence ($6.61) in cash per AZ share. It said AZ's board of directors will recommend that shareholders ...
HOUSTON -- BP's strategy after the Deepwater Horizon tragedy: Go deeper. BP is leading an industry-wide push to develop technology that can retrieve oil from formations that are so deep under the sea floor, and under such high pressure and temperature, that conventional equipment would melt or be crushed by the conditions. One BP field in the Gulf of Mexico, called Tiber, makes the ...
The HSBC Emerging Markets Index (EMI), a monthly indicator derived from the PMI (purchasing managers' index) surveys, continued its upward trajectory in November on the back of faster manufacturing growth. The EMI rose to 52.1, from 51.7 in October, signalling the fastest expansion in business activity across global emerging markets since ...
German domestic car sales in doldrums; Foreign demand strong By Michael Hennigan, Finfacts founder and editor Dec 5, 2013 - 3:49 AM ...
/enpproperty--> SAN FRANCISCO - Microsoft Corp pledged late Wednesday to fight in court against any attempt by US intelligence agencies to seize its foreign customers' data under American surveillance laws, one of a series of steps aimed at reassuring nervous users abroad. The maker of the world's most popular computer operating system said it had never turned over any such data ...
Microsoft moved to reassure business and government customers worldwide that it is committed to informing them of legal orders related to their data, and will fight in court any 'gag order' that prevents it from sharing such information with customers.The company also plans to encrypt customers' information moving between its data centers, with plans to complete the project by the ...
The movie and games rental chain Blockbuster is to be closed down by the year's end with the loss of 1,200 jobs, Sky sources say. The development will be a bitter, but hardly surprising, blow to the remaining staff after store numbers were slowly cut by administrators Moorfields Corporate Recovery in the weeks ...
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet approved a $182 billion economic package on Thursday to pull the economy out of deflation, but doubts remain about the economic ...
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When it comes to Iran's nuclear weapons program, the only difference between them is this: Ahmadinejad was a wolf in wolf's clothing, Rouhani is a wolf in sheep's clothing, a wolf who thinks he can pull the wool over the eyes of the international community.
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Bruce Lee's yellow jumpsuit is set to fetch 250,000 to 300,000 HK dollars at an auction in Hong Kong.
Lee wore the suit, with black stripes running down the sides for the movie 'Game of Death' but died before the movie was finished.
The suit is part of a 14 items collection, which includes clothing and props, News.com.au reported.
According to Spink auction house, the martial arts legend had given the items to his friend and former student Taky Kimura, who sold them to the collector.
Spink said that the unidentified collector decided to sell the items this year, which marks the 40th anniversary of Lee's death. (ANI)
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