Tokyo, Oct 27 (DPA) Asian markets plummeted to new lows Monday, with Japan's key Nikkei index leading the plunge, as investors across the region stepped up panic-selling on concerns that tumbling share values would drag economies into recession.
Monday, October 27, 2008 1:27:10 PM
Beijing, Oct 27 (Xinhua) China's share in the world's combined gross domestic product (GDP) rose to six percent at the end of 2007, compared with the 1.8 in 1978 when its policies of reform and opening-up began, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Monday.
Monday, October 27, 2008 1:23:22 PM
Karachi, Oct 27 (IANS) Geoff Lawson is planning to write a book on his experiences as Pakistan coach.
Monday, October 27, 2008 1:03:01 PM
Beijing, Oct 27 (Xinhua) The Chinese government will support labour-intensive enterprises, small and mid-size businesses, private companies and the service sector to create more jobs in the face of the global financial meltdown.
Monday, October 27, 2008 1:00:40 PM
Dhaka, Oct 27 (IANS) Bangladesh's southern and southwestern areas were lashed by Cyclone Reshmi early Monday that brought in its wake gales at 80 kmph and heavy rains, disrupting shipping and fishing activities.
Monday, October 27, 2008 11:49:53 AM
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 27 (IANS) Ten activists of the banned Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf), who were detained last week for gathering outside the Malaysian prime minister's office, have been released on bail ahead of the Hindu festival of Deepavali.
Monday, October 27, 2008 10:15:55 AM
Hong Kong, Oct 27 (DPA) Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index edged up fractionally in early trading Monday after crashing to a four-year low at the end of last week.
Monday, October 27, 2008 8:23:27 AM
Tokyo, Oct 27 (DPA) Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average briefly sank below 7,500 level at one point in Monday morning trading, posting the lowest since April 2003.
Monday, October 27, 2008 7:05:43 AM
Kabul, Oct 26 (DPA) Security forces freed a former presidential candidate and a son of a banker from the hands of their captors in the eastern part of the Afghan capital, officials said Sunday.
Sunday, October 26, 2008 9:53:33 PM
Kunming (China), Oct 26 (Xinhua) Six people were killed and 24 others were injured Sunday when the passenger bus in which they were travelling veered off the road and fell onto a riverbank, the police said.
Sunday, October 26, 2008 8:31:02 PM
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