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Over half of Indonesia''s forex reserves in US dollars
Jakarta, Dec 6 (IANS) About 55 percent of Indonesia''s foreign exchange (forex) reserves are in US dollars, giving the central bank more flexibility to intervene in the market, a media report said quoting a senior Indonesian central bank (BI) official.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011 1:00:47 PM

South Korea''s economic growth revised up in Q3
Seoul, Dec 6 (IANS) South Korea''s economic growth was revised up to 0.8 percent in the third quarter due to brisk exports and rising government expenditures, the central bank said Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011 12:53:35 PM

Pakistan says it wants peace, stability in Afghanistan
Islamabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Pakistan wants peace and stability in Afghanistan but boycotted the Bonn conference as it wanted to ensure the importance of its sovereignty, the foreign office has said.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011 11:00:44 AM

No repetition of attack on Pakistani soldiers: US
Islamabad, Dec 6 (IANS) The US would ensure there is no repetition of incidents like the Nov 26 attack that left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead, US Ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter has said.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011 10:50:52 AM

Dev Anand is forever, says Pakistani daily
Islamabad, Dec 6 (IANS) Dev Anand who left Lahore in 1943 at the age of 19 with just Rs.30 in his pocket and went on to become an iconic actor-director would have scoffed at all the ''end of an era'' cliches in his obituaries, said a Pakistani daily.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011 10:32:51 AM

20 tonnes of sulphuric acid leaks in China
Beijing, Dec 6 (IANS) About 20 tonnes of concentrated sulphuric acid leaked from a factory in China that led to billowing acid smoke over the area, officials said.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011 9:25:18 AM

Radioactive water from Japan n-plant leaks into Pacific
Tokyo, Dec 6 (IANS) Radioactive water from the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant may have leaked into the Pacific Ocean, the plant operator has said.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011 8:15:27 AM

Australian abducted in Philippines
Manila, Dec 6 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen abducted a 53-year-old Australian national in the Philippines Monday night, an official said.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011 5:31:45 AM

Four Shias killed in Iraq bombing
Baghdad, Dec 5 (IANS) Four Shia pilgrims were killed in a car bomb explosion at a religious gathering in an Iraqi town Monday.

Monday, December 05, 2011 11:05:13 PM

One killed in Pakistan rocket attack
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) One person was killed and three others were injured Monday night in a rocket attack in Pakistan.

Monday, December 05, 2011 10:50:33 PM

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