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Myanmar to privatise many state-owned properties
Yangon, Feb 23 (IANS) Myanmar is gearing up for a major privatisation process. It has announced the auction of many state-owned properties, including land and buildings, across the country.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 11:18:06 AM

Japanese shares down on unrest in Middle East
Tokyo, Feb 23 (DPA) Japanese stocks declined in Wednesday morning trading as investor sentiment was hurt by turmoil in the Middle East.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 10:12:16 AM

Japan marks first trade deficit in 22 months in January
Tokyo, Feb 23 (DPA) Japan marked the first trade loss in 22 months in January with a deficit of 471.4 billion yen ($5.7 billion), the government said Wednesday.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 6:32:22 AM

Shanghai's population may top 23 million
Shanghai, Feb 23 (IANS) The population in Shanghai, one of the major economic powerhouses of China, might have reached 23 million, far exceeding the earlier estimates of 20 million, a demographer has said.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 5:20:27 AM

Bangladesh to evacuate its citizens from Libya
Dhaka, Feb 22 (DPA) The government in Dhaka said Tuesday it was working to evacuate Bangladeshi workers from Libya.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 11:21:44 PM

Putting spot-fixing scandal behind, Pakistan start World Cup campaign Wednesday (Preview)
Hambantota (Sri Lanka), Feb 22 (IANS) Pakistan have put the unsavoury spot-fixing scandal behind as they begin their World Cup campaign - with a match against Kenya here Wednesday - as serious contenders.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 8:01:40 PM

Gaddafi barricaded in Tripoli compound, says ex-diplomat
Istanbul, Feb 22 (DPA) Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has barricaded himself in a compound in capital Tripoli, a former diplomat said Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:35:03 PM

Yemen: 10 injured, car set afire in rival protesters' clashes
Sanaa, Feb 22 (IANS) At least 10 people suffered injuries and a car was set on fire Tuesday as fierce clashes erupted in the capital city between armed loyalists of the Yemen government and protesters seeking ouster of the Yemeni president.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 6:19:55 PM

JuD starts 'Hate America' campaign on Davis issue
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), the public face of banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), is gunning for the head of US diplomat Raymond Davis, accused of killing two Pakistanis, by starting a 'Hate America' campaign in Pakistan.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:47:57 PM

World Cup hits cinema, theatre business in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 22 (IANS) With the start of cricket World Cup 2011, ticket sales at cinema halls and theatres across Pakistan has dropped down by more than 50 percent and it is predicted that film and stage business will bear a loss of 250 million rupees, the media reported Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 4:34:11 PM

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