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Alexa just wants to have fun

Amazon's Alexa has been laughing at its users without any prompt, giving everyone a sneak peek at what's yet to come from employing artificial intelligence. Aleksandra Michalska reports.

16-Mar-2018
UK factories start 2018 in low gear, con

British industry kicked off 2018 in low gear and a downturn in construction deepened, according to data on Friday that suggests Britain's economy remains on a slow path ahead of Brexit.  But as Laura Frykberg reports, British interest rates are still expected to rise in May following a barrage of hawkish signals from Bank of England policymakers.

16-Mar-2018
Germany: tariffs top weak data as growth

German industrial output falls unexpectedly in January and exports sink, adding to signs that Europe's largest economy started the year on a weak footing.  The data came just hours before Chancellor Angela Merkel warned 'no one would win' from US tariffs on steel and aluminium.  David Pollard reports.

16-Mar-2018
Virat Kohli named Uber India's first bra

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Popular ridesharing app Uber on Friday announced the appointment of Indian skipper Virat Kohli as its first brand ambassador in India, thus embarking on a first-of-its-kind initiative across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Sharing a common vision of empowering people and communities, this partnership will see Uber and Virat Kohli joining hands to underscore the company's commitment to serve billions in the country, in the years to come. Besides being the face of the brand, Virat will be actively involved in a series of marketing and customer experience initiatives to be rolled out by Uber India.

16-Mar-2018
U.S. adds 313,000 jobs in February

The surprisingly strong jobs report didn't spark investor fears about inflation because average hourly earnings growth slowed last month. Fred Katayama reports.

16-Mar-2018
EU threatens retaliaton to Trump tariffs

European shares open lower but investors appear to hold their nerve after the announcement of U.S. import duties set by U.S. President Donald Trump.  As Laura Frykberg reports, the European Union expects to be excluded from the tariffs, according to its Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmstrom.

16-Mar-2018
BOJ chief brushes aside early stimulus e

Japan's central bank chief signals his readiness to ramp up stimulus if the economic recovery loses steam, in a pushback against speculation it could ease back on its massive stimulus programme. As David Pollard reports, Governor Kuroda also flagged U.S. moves to impose import tariffs as risks for the domestic and global economies.

16-Mar-2018
Renault unveils futuristic self-driving

Several car makers at the Geneva Autoshow are looking to driverless and fully autonomous vehicles as a way to win profits in a rapidly changing sector.  As Ciara Lee reports, Renault's concept vehicle EZ-GO is designed to be pooled and available on-demand like a taxi service, continuing the trend of the 'sharing economy' seen with companies like Uber.

12-Mar-2018
Diu becomes first UT to run 100% on sola

New Delhi: Diu has emerged as the first Union Territory to harness solar power at such an extent, that it now runs 100% on solar energy. Diu is one of the favorite tourist islands in West India which is limited to a geographical area of just 42 sq km. Despite lack of land, Diu has managed to install enough solar plants for the needs of the island. Earlier, Diu was dependant on power grid owned by the Gujarat government. The solar power will serve the approximate population of 56,000 in the Union Territory.

12-Mar-2018
Nissan in talks to buy France's Renault

New Delhi After years of opposing France's influence on its partnership with Renault, Nissan may finally have a chance to deepen ties with its French counterpart. The carmakers are in talks with government officials over proposals by Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn for Nissan to buy the bulk of France's equity stake in Renault.

12-Mar-2018
Trump signs tariffs amid widespread cond

President Trump set new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports but exempted Canada and Mexico, in a move that was softer than he previously projected, but still sparked outrage within his party and among trading partners.  Conway G. Gittens

11-Mar-2018
Asia-Pacific nations sign sweeping trade

Eleven countries sign a landmark Asia-Pacific trade agreement without the United States in, what one minister called, a powerful signal against protectionism and trade wars. Aleksandra Michalska reports.

11-Mar-2018
Trump's steel, aluminium tariffs exempt

Trump sign proclamations ordering import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum at a White House ceremony on Thursday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

11-Mar-2018
Wall St gains on Trump's softened tariff

U.S. stocks staged a modest advance as fears of a global trade war eased. As Fred Katayama reports, President Donald Trump appeared to have softened his stance on trade tariffs.

11-Mar-2018
Cigna to buy Express Scripts for $53 bln

U.S. health insurer Cigna is buying pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts for about $53 billion, a tie-up that reflects pressure on healthcare companies to grow bigger to cut costs. Aleksandra Michalska reports.

11-Mar-2018
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Nissan in talks to buy France's Renault

After years of opposing France's influence on its partnership with Renault, Nissan may finally have a chance to deepen ties with its French counterpart. As Laura Frykberg reports, the carmakers are in talks with government officials over proposals by Renault-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn for Nissan to buy the bulk of France's equity stake in Renault.

11-Mar-2018
ECB drops easing bias, in baby step towa

The European Central Bank dropped a long-standing pledge on Thursday to increase bond buys if needed, taking another small step in weaning the euro zone economy off protracted stimulus.  David Pollard reports.

11-Mar-2018
Electric sports cars blur need for speed

In the combustion-engine era, high-end sports car makers pursued ever faster 0-100 km/h times. But, as Ciara Lee reports from the Geneva Autoshow, electric cars are even quicker off the blocks, threatening to undermine the selling points of some venerable brands.

11-Mar-2018
Kroger's forecast disappoints Wall Stree

Kroger's profit rose sharply, but its full-year earnings forecast came in largely below estimates. As Fred Katayama reports, that sent the supermarket operator's shares south.

11-Mar-2018
ECB drops easing bias en route to stimul

The European Central Bank dropped a long-standing pledge on Thursday to increase its bond buying if needed, taking another small step in weaning the euro zone economy off protracted stimulus. (Rough Cut only - no reporters narration)

11-Mar-2018
China's aluminium exports rise as U.S. t

China's aluminium exports grew more than 25 percent in the first two months of 2018 as the world's top producer faces scrutiny amid U.S. plans to impose hefty tariffs later on Thursday.  As Sonia Legg reports, many fear President Trump's push towards protectionism could have a significant impact on the global economy

11-Mar-2018
Delhi's IGI Airport tops Service Quality

New Delhi, Mar 08 (ANI):  Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport has been adjudged as the best Airport, according to the latest rankings by Airport Service Quality (ASQ) 2017. The list was released by Airport Council International. IGI surpassed South Korea's Incheon Airport which topped the list last year. IGI secured the top placed in the highest category of over 40 million passengers per annum. IGI is the seventh busiest airport in Asia. ASQ is presently the only worldwide programme to survey passengers at the airport.

11-Mar-2018
Coincheck among Japan cryptocurrency cra

Japan has punished seven cryptocurrency exchanges, ordering two of them to suspend business, in an effort to shore up consumer protection after a $530 million theft of digital money from Tokyo-based Coincheck Inc earlier this year.  Laura Frykberg reports, the Financial Services Agency criticised the exchanges for lacking the proper internal control systems and ordered them to make improvement in areas from risk management to preventing the criminal use of digital money.

11-Mar-2018
Britain eyes £65 bln trade ties with Sa

Britain and Saudi Arabia have set out an ambition to build 65 billion pounds of trade and investment ties in coming years.  As David Pollard reports, London called the agreement a vote of confidence in the British economy ahead of Brexit.

11-Mar-2018
Tariffs won't hurt Boeing, but retaliati

President Donald Trump's plan to slap tariffs on imported steel and aluminum will barely budge the price of Boeing planes, but retaliation from countries like China will. Aleksandra Michalska reports.

11-Mar-2018
Cohn's exit rattles markets

Investors worried that free trade proponent Gary Cohn's resignation from the White House could make a global trade war more likely. Aleksandra Michalska reports.

11-Mar-2018
Wall St pares losses on tariff exemption

U.S. stocks fell modestly Wednesday as investors struggled to get a read on U.S. trade policy after President Trump said Mexico and Canada could be exempt from tariffs. Fred Katayama reports.

11-Mar-2018
UK's Hammond: Brexit deal must include f

British finance minister Philip Hammond has said that financial services should be at the heart of a new trade deal and the EU should drop its tough stance on limiting the sector's market access after Brexit.  As Laura Frykberg reports, his comments followed the release of the EU's draft guidelines for a trade deal which only offer financial services firms in London a limited ability to sell services to European companies. Laura Frykberg reports.

11-Mar-2018
Ahead of Women’s Day, protest held to

Mumbai, Mar 07 (ANI): On the eve of International Women's Day, scores of activists in Mumbai took out a demonstration over imposition of 12 percent tax on sanitary napkins. Protestors raised slogans and demanded sanitary napkins to be made tax-free.

11-Mar-2018
Fewer "booth babes" at Geneva Autoshow a

The Geneva Autoshow appears to be taking heed of the global #MeToo movement with the majority of carmakers now opting for male and female "product experts" to help sell cars instead of so-called "booth babes."  Ciara Lee reports

11-Mar-2018
Listeria scare hits South African food s

As South Africa grapples with the world's worst listeria outbreak, it's small stores that are taking a financial hit from customers fearing for their lives.  David Pollard reports.

11-Mar-2018
Sensex closes 284.11 points lower, Nifty

Mumbai: Market indices ended significantly lower on Wednesday evening trade, owing to a dip in banking and oil stocks, and overall global slowdown. The BSE's Sensex closed 284.11 points lower at 33,033.09, while the Nifty dipped 95.05 points lower to 10,154.20. Shares of Adani Group continued to witness a decline, with Adani Enterprises, Adani Power, Adani Transmission and Adani Ports falling up to 8 percent following Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramaniam Swamy's statement on Gautam Adani being the "biggest Non-Performing Asset (NPA) trapeze artiste in PSUs."

11-Mar-2018
EU ready to react to U.S. tariffs

European trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom the EU is prepared to take measures if the U.S. slaps tariffs on steel and aluminum. Fred Katayama reports.

11-Mar-2018
Rolls-Royce's progress powers share pric

Rolls-Royce says it’s on track to meet its 2020 goals, after it beat forecasts last year and promised further cost-savings. As Laura Frykberg reports, shares in the aero-engine maker gained 15 percent after its 2017 pretax profit rose 25 percent.

11-Mar-2018
Markets: trade nerves worsen as Trump ad

Global stocks and the dollar slumped on Wednesday after a strong White House advocate for free trade resigned, fanning fears that President Donald Trump will proceed with protectionist tariffs and risk a trade war.  David Pollard reports.

11-Mar-2018
Toyota and Kobe Steel hit with U.S. laws

U.S. consumers have filed a lawsuit against Kobe Steel and Toyota, accusing the companies of violating consumer protection laws and engaging in fraud by concealing the use of substandard metal components in vehicles. Grace Lee reports.

11-Mar-2018
Smurfit Kappa rejects International Pape

Europe's largest paper packaging producer Smurfit Kappa has rejected a takeover bid from U.S.-based International Paper, saying the proposal "fails entirely" to reflect its growth prospects and industry outlook. Aleksandra Michalska reports.

11-Mar-2018
Wall Street gains in choppy trade

Stocks rose amid mixed signals from Washington on whether President Donald Trump would follow through with his proposed tariffs.. Fred Katayama reports.

11-Mar-2018
CM Jairam Thakur presents Rs 41,440 cr t

Shimla (HP), Mar 10 (ANI): Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jairam Thakur has presented Rs. 41,440 crore tax free budget for next fiscal year. Thakur has announced more than two dozen new schemes laying emphasis on farm sector. CM Jairam Thakur announced to start governance index to rate districts over the performance on governance. Chief Minister announced 28 new schemes in this budget. He has said that the budget focuses on tourism, rural development and agricultural sector to revive the economy and provide job opportunities to the youth. The budget estimate projects the fiscal deficit at 5.16% while the revenue deficit at 2.09%.

10-Mar-2018
Post-tsunami Japanese live uneasily with

apan, Mar 10 (ANI): When a massive earthquake struck in 2011, this Japanese fisherman was working as usual by the sea. Seven years on thousands fishermen along Japan's northeast coast have rebuilt their lives. But those lives rebuilt alongside huge sea walls are unhappy. The fisherman also worries that the walls could block natural water flows and impact oyster farming. But experts say the wall is necessary and will protect people from another tsunami, seen as inevitable in a seismically active nation like Japan. The 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which reached as high as 30 meters in some areas, killed nearly 18,000 people across Japan and triggered a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima power plant. While residents understand the idea behind the wall, many have become more critical over time. Some say they were not consulted enough in the planning stages or that money spent on the walls has meant that rebuilding elsewhere has fallen behind.

10-Mar-2018
Jeremy Clarkson to host 'Who Wants To Be

New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): Jeremy Clarkson is all set to host the UK version of the iconic show 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'. In honour of its 20th anniversary, the show will air seven special episodes across the week. Confirming his new hosting gig, the former 'Top Gear' host, as reported by Metro, said, "I have always loved the show and am thrilled to be involved with its re-birth. "I'm a big fan of quiz shows and I'm looking forward to hosting this iconic TV show and hopefully making a few millionaires." Clarkson will be seen asking the questions in place of original host Chris Tarrant.

10-Mar-2018
US adds 3, 13,000 jobs in February

New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): U.S. employers added 3,13,000 jobs in February. That's the biggest increase in more than 1-1/2 years and was much more than economists had expected. What's more, the huge job increases didn't get investors nervous about inflation because average hourly earnings growth slowed down. Wages inched up just 0.1 percent last month for an annual rate of 2.6 percent. That points to a gradual growth in inflation. That'll probably do little to temper expectations that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates in March. But it could temper expectations it'll change its rate increase forecast to four hikes this year from three. Investors liked what they heard, driving stocks up at the market open Friday. Bond yields rose, too. Wunderlich Securities chief market strategist Art Hogan said, "It's a great jobs report across the board." The unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent as more people entered the labor market. Employment gains were broad. Construction led the pack with 61,000 jobs, possibly helped by unseasonably mild weather. That was followed by retail and professional services.

10-Mar-2018
Muslim community organises mass prayer f

Surat (Gujarat), Mar 10 (ANI): Versatile Minorities Forum organised a mass prayer for the people who were killed in Syria. A programme was organised to offer prayers near Sir J.J. School in the city. Hundreds of people offered prayers for return of peace in the war-torn country, Syria. Protesting against this mass killing of the Muslims in Syria, they prayed for the safety of Syrians. The unrest in Syria started in 2011-12. More than 4, 50,000 Syrians have lost their lives in the civil war so far.

10-Mar-2018
Senior Congress leader Patangrao Kadam p

New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): Senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra minister Patangrao Kadam passed away at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital on Friday. The 72-year-old was suffering from renal dysfunction and had recently been admitted to the hospital.  Kadam has previously helmed the forest ministry in the Maharashtra government. He was also an educationist and the founder of Bharati Vidyapeeth. He is survived by his son, Vishwajeet Kadam, who is Maharashtra Pradesh Youth Congress president.

10-Mar-2018
EU expects to be excluded from US steel

New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): The European Union Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmstrom stated that Europe expects to be excluded from the United States steel and aluminium tariffs. The tariffs are 25 percent for steel imports, and 10 for aluminium, and come into effect in fifteen days. 15 percent of Europe's steel exports went to the United States in 2017.

10-Mar-2018
Panic erupts after leopard enters reside

Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Mar 10 (ANI): Panic erupted among the people after a leopard entered into one of the houses in a residential area of Madhya Pradesh’s Indore on Friday. People of the area informed the police and the forest department and hundreds of people gathered to catch a glimpse of the animal. At least three people were injured by the leopard when the officials were trying to trap the animal. The leopard was later tranquilised and the injured people were rushed to the hospital.

10-Mar-2018
Watch: SP, BJP workers clash during Bloc

Hardoi (Uttar Pradesh), Mar 10 (ANI): A clash erupted between the workers of Samajwadi Party and Bharatiya Janata Party during the Block Pramukh By-election in Uttar Pradesh's Ahirori on Friday. The incident occurred after the workers of BJP allegedly misbehaved with the SP workers. Police present at the spot later resorted to baton charge to disperse the workers of both the parties.

10-Mar-2018
Watch: Baloch activists raise voice agai

Geneva (Switzerland), Mar 10 (ANI): In an attempt to draw the world's attention towards human rights violations in Pakistan's Balochistan province, Baloch activists on Friday spoke at the 37th UN Human Rights Session in Geneva and urged the world community to take action in the matter. "I would like to draw the attention of this council towards the human rights situation in Balochistan. The Baloch people continue to face worst forms of atrocities and human rights abuses at the hands of Pakistani security forces," said Abdul Nawaz Bugti, a representative of Baloch Republican Party to the UNHRC. "Enforced disappearances, torture and extrajudicial murders of Baloch political activists, human rights defenders and students by state agencies continue unabated. 173 Baloch people have been abducted by the Pakistani authorities since the start of this year and 91 people have been extrajudicially murdered," he added. Another Baloch Republican Party activist, Jawad Muhammad, also voiced his opinion on the ongoing atrocities in the Pakistan's restive province, saying, "Pakistan has always tried to silence any voices being raised on human rights abuses in Balochistan as 'internal matter' while human rights are universal and any violations should be a global concern. We urge the members of this council to speak up on the situation in Balochistan and help prevent the gross human rights violations from escalating." Meanwhile, Baloch Voice Association President Munir Mengal said Islamic State was using enforced disappearances and abduction of females as a tool to spread its terror in the restive region.

10-Mar-2018
India lambasts Pakistan at UNHRC for har

Geneva (Switzerland), Mar 10 (ANI): India has lambasted Pakistan for harbouring the United Nations-designated terrorists like Hafiz Saeed. Speaking at the 37th session of UN human rights council (UNHRC), Mini Devi Kumam, Second Secretary, India's Permanent Mission, said, "In gross violation of UN Security Council resolution 1267, the UN designated terrorists like Hafiz Mohammed Saeed are freely operating with State support.

10-Mar-2018
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