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Saudi Arabia topples India as top defence importer

Saudi Arabia has dislodged India to become the world's top defence importer in 2014, while China inched closer to its Asian neighbour at third position, research company IHS said on Sunday in a report.

British-Asian lesbian lovers found guilty over minor's murder

Two lesbian lovers, of Indian and Bangladeshi origin, were found guilty on Wednesday by a British court of manslaughter for brutally killing an eight-year-old girl.

Asia markets mostly lower after Wall St losses

With few trading cues investors are keeping a watch on the start of China`s annual parliament meeting Thursday as well as European Central Bank details on its new bond-purchase scheme.

Asia markets struggle as profit-taking offsets Wall Street rally

Shanghai lost 1.03 percent after rallying Monday in response to the Chinese central bank`s weekend interest rate cut, while Hong Kong pared an initial advance to sit marginally lower.

Asian markets rise after China rate cut, US data

Several key events will also be taking investors` attention this week, including a meeting of China`s Communist Party, the European Central Bank and the release of US jobs figures.

Asian markets end week mixed, Tokyo in new 15-year high

Asian markets were mixed Friday after US inflation data renewed speculation of an interest rate hike, as Tokyo advanced to a fresh high despite disappointing figures challenging Japan`s war on deflation.

Hong Kong maid abuse case the latest in Asia, Mideast

 A Hong Kong woman found guilty of beating and starving her Indonesian maid was sentenced to six years in jail on Friday, in the latest high-profile abuse case of foreign domestic workers working across Asia and the Middle East.

Dollar eases in Asia after US inflation rally

The euro rose to $1.1206, from $1.1198, but it slipped to 133.65 yen from 133.72 yen in US trade.

Six Indians among Forbes' 50 'Power Businesswomen'

Six Indians among Forbes' 50 'Power Businesswomen'

Six Indian women CEOs and Managing Directors, including State Bank of India head Arundhati Bhattacharya and ICICI CEO Chanda Kochchar, have been named by Forbes magazine in its 50 'Power Businesswomen' from Asia who are "knocking down" walls in the traditional male bastions.

Asian markets mostly higher on Greek debt deal

Asian markets mostly higher on Greek debt deal

Asian stocks were mostly higher on Monday morning as investors cheered a last-minute deal to extend Greece`s bailout by four months, giving Athens a lifeline to pay its bills and avoid a damaging default.

Asia tracks Wall Street higher, dollar stands tall

Asian equities tracked a mild bounce on Wall Street to edge higher on Wednesday, although caution over talks later in the day in the ongoing Greek debt saga limited gains.

Oil prices up in Asian trade

Oil prices rose in Asia Friday, extending solid gains in the previous session in response to news that leading petroleum producers are curtailing investment.

India second most optimistic nation in Asia Pacific

 India is the second most optimistic nation among the Asia Pacific Region after Myanmar, says a study.

Oil prices rebound in Asia

Oil prices rebounded in Asia Wednesday following a sharp decline in the previous session, analysts said, while investors await a weekly US stockpiles report later in the day.

Experts across Asia for collaboration to achieve zero poaching

Officials and experts from 13 tiger range countries including India are discussing ways to combat poaching - a multi-billion dollar industry - during a regional symposium that kicked off here this week.

China's demand threatens tiger protection: Experts

Soaring demand for tiger parts in China has emptied Asia`s forests, frustrating efforts to protect the big cats, wildlife experts said as an anti-poaching conference opened in Kathmandu Monday.

Government will not appeal Vodafone tax ruling

The government will not appeal a regional court ruling in favour of Vodafone Group Plc in a long-running tax dispute, the cabinet decided on Wednesday, in a move aimed at boosting investor confidence in Asia`s third-largest economy.

Social networking site Facebook restored after 40 minutes of outage

Social networking site Facebook restored after 40 minutes of outage

The popular social networking site Facebook was apparently down on early Tuesday, with the site saying it is working on fixing the issue.

Asian shares near eight-week high as ECB looms large

Asian shares rose to near eight-week highs on Thursday as investors bet the European Central Bank will unveil a bond-buying stimulus programme later in the day in an attempt to revive the flagging euro zone economy.

Deadly TB strains emerged in Asia over 6,000 years ago

In a path-breaking find, an evolutionary geneticist from the National Museum of Natural History in Paris has decoded the tuberculosis (TB) genome, suggesting that a pernicious family of the strain emerged in Asia over 6,000 years ago.