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John Kerry greets all on Lunar New Year

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 02:56

US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed his "heartfelt wishes" for the good health and prosperity of all those celebrating the Lunar New Year.

Gold price set to snap 5-week rally on US data, weak China demand

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 14:30

Gold last traded down 0.1 percent at USD 1,241.59 an ounce Friday after a 2-percent overnight drop.

China`s lonely parents tell of loss of only children as family holiday nears

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 15:47

Chinese travel far and wide to join their families for the Lunar New Year holiday, but for 60-year-old Xie, whose only child died seven years ago, China`s biggest holiday is a reminder that she faces old age with little in the way of financial support.

Chinese give `Year of the Snake` a colourful welcome

Last Updated: Saturday, February 09, 2013, 21:26

US President Barack Obama on Saturday greeted Chinese people on the eve of their Lunar New Year.

15 killed, 80 wounded in bombs in Iraq

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 16:23

A total of 15 people were killed and more than 80 others wounded Wednesday in a series of car bomb attacks across Iraq, on the eve of Muslim festival marking the Islamic lunar new year, police said.

China January inflation at 3-month high of 4.5%

Last Updated: Thursday, February 09, 2012, 09:30

China's annual inflation rate accelerated to 4.5 percent in January, well ahead of market expectations and breaking a five-month trend of easing price pressures as consumers ramped up spending during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday season.

$3.3 billion worth subsidies given out by China last year

Last Updated: Saturday, February 04, 2012, 13:47

China doled out subsidies worth USD 3.3 billion to over 87 million people to mark the celebrations of the Chinese Year of Dragon.