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Gold, silver extend losses on global cues, sluggish demand

Gold, silver extend losses on global cues, sluggish demand

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 14:44

Silver followed suit and lost Rs 600 to Rs 44,400 per kg.

IMF cuts global growth outlook; India avoids ratings downgrade

IMF cuts global growth outlook; India avoids ratings downgrade

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:27

Out of the BRICS countries - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - only India avoided an IMF ratings downgrade.

IMF lowers 2014 global growth forecast to 3.4%

IMF lowers 2014 global growth forecast to 3.4%

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 21:04

The IMF projected global growth of 3.4 percent for this year, down from its April estimate of 3.7 percent.

World Cup will inspire Rio Olympics, says IOC`s Thomas Bach

World Cup will inspire Rio Olympics, says IOC`s Thomas Bach

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 19:52

Rio de Janeiro will host a successful Olympic Games in 2016 after the World Cup showed Brazil can cope with staging the biggest sporting events, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

China plans night-sky conservation zone in Tibet

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 19:38

China plans to have a 2,500-square-km plateau in Tibet formally recognised for its unobstructed view of stars and celestial bodies in the night sky.

Japan`s Abe should avoid Yasukuni shrine: ICG

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 16:51

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should stay away from a controversial Tokyo war shrine, an international think tank said Thursday, as it offered ideas on defusing mounting Sino-Japanese tensions.

GoI seeks report from BFI over `turban row`, asks IOC to issue guidelines

GoI seeks report from BFI over `turban row`, asks IOC to issue guidelines

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 10:14

After two `Sikh` players from the Indian basketball team were asked to play without their turbans during the recently concluded Asia Cup in China, the Minister of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has issued a statement expressing shock and has sought a detailed report from the Basketball Federation of India (BFI).

IMF cuts US economic growth forecast to 1.7% in 2014

IMF cuts US economic growth forecast to 1.7% in 2014

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 21:51

The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday lowered its US economic growth forecast for 2014 after severe winter weather in the first quarter delivered a sharp contraction.

World Bank Group commits $18 bn loan to India in 3 years

World Bank Group commits $18 bn loan to India in 3 years

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 20:47

The World Bank Group on Wednesday committed USD 15-18 billion loan to India over the next three years as it supports the country's potential 9 percent growth rate.

NHRC organises national conference on Silicosis

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 19:07

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) this year is organizing a day-long conference on Silicosis at the India International Centre here on July 25.

Gold price stays rangebound as buoyant equities balance Ukraine tensions

Gold price stays rangebound as buoyant equities balance Ukraine tensions

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 18:55

Gold price was at USD 1,307.10 an ounce Wednesday, little changed from USD 1,307.00 late on Tuesday.

GMR seeks nod for buying out partner's stake in MRO facility

GMR seeks nod for buying out partner's stake in MRO facility

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 18:16

GMR Group may buyout the entire 50 percent stake owned by its partner Malaysian Aerospace Engineering in an aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) unit located at an SEZ near Hyderabad International Airport.