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19 October, 2017 4:02 AM Instant View: China's third quarter GDP grows 6.8 pct y/y, in line with forecasts

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economic growth slowed slightly as expected in the third quarter as the government's efforts to rein in the property market and debt risks tempered activity in the world's second-largest economy. While China produced forecast-beating growth of 6.9 percent in the first half, many economists and investors had expected momentum 26

19 October, 2017 3:22 AM China's economic growth edges down in latest quarter

China's growth edged down to a still-robust 6.8 percent compared with a year earlier in the three months ending in September, down marginally from the previous quarter's 6.9 percent, government data showed Thursday. BEIJING: China's economic growth stayed relatively stable in the latest quarter, buoyed by strength in retail spending and exports and giving 24

18 October, 2017 9:36 AM Gold price sparkles on Diwali demand, tops Rs 31,000-mark

New Delhi: Gold prices spurted by Rs 290 to 3-week high of Rs 31,000 per 10 grams on the eve of Diwali at the bullion market Wednesday on increased buying by local jewellers to meet festive demand. Silver held steady at Rs 41,000 per kg in limited deals from industrial units and coin makers. Bullion traders said increased buying by local jewellers, driven 14

18 October, 2017 2:08 AM Asia shares sit on gains, await word from China's Xi

GLOBAL-MARKETS/ (WRAPUP 1, PIX):GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares sit on gains, await word from China's Xi SYDNEY, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Asian shares consolidated recent gains and currencies kept to tight ranges on Wednesday as investors waited to see what policies might emerge from China's Communist Party conference. The twice-a-decade congress is expected to cement 30

17 October, 2017 11:25 PM Islamic State Group Loses Emblematic Syria Stronghold Raqa

Raqa, Syria: US-backed forces took full control of Raqa from the Islamic State group on Tuesday, defeating the last jihadist holdouts in the de facto Syrian capital of their now-shattered "caliphate". The victory caps a battle of more than four months, hammering another nail in the coffin of the jihadist group's experiment in statehood, which has collapsed 71 1

17 October, 2017 2:29 PM India can reduce 520 million tonnes of greenhouse gas: Study

Merely by conservation of nature, and reforestation, about 37 percent of global greenhouse gas emission could be reduced by 2030.  New Delhi/Washington: India can offset close to 520 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year through reforestation alone, according to a study. The study, released by The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation 25

17 October, 2017 1:32 PM BSNL, Micromax Launch Bharat-1, a Rs. 2,200 Jio Phone Rival With Unlimited Data & Calls

BSNL and Micromax have joined hands to launch Bharat-1, a 4G feature phone that will take on Jio Phone as well as the recently unveiled Karbonn A40 Indian Android smartphone launched in partnership with Airtel. Priced at Rs. 2,200, the new Bharat-1 will come with "unlimited" voice calls and "unlimited" high-speed data at Rs. 97 tariff from BSNL. The new BSNL-promoted 29

17 October, 2017 1:31 PM The Daily 202: Hawks worry about the lack of American resolve to confront North Korea

PALO ALTO, Calif. — President Trump’s bellicose rhetoric toward North Korea is making it harder to marshal domestic support for potential United States intervention. This is a widespread concern among fellows at the Hoover Institution, a right-leaning think tank on the campus of Stanford University. Trump has tweeted that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson 12

17 October, 2017 8:38 AM Wholesale inflation to moderate further; to average 2.8% in 2018: Nomura

New Delhi: WPI inflation is expected to moderate further in the coming months, and is likely to average 2.8 percent in 2018, says a Nomura report. According to the Japanese financial services major, a moderation in WPI inflation in the coming months is likely owing to falling vegetable prices and favourable base effects. "Looking ahead, with food prices 24

17 October, 2017 7:35 AM Buy Aurobindo Pharma, Ashok Leyland, Century Textiles: Gaurav Bissa

Gaurav Bissa of LKP Securities recommends buying Aurobindo Pharma, Ashok Leyland and Century Textiles and Industries. Gaurav Bissa of LKP Securities told CNBC-TV18, "The first recommendation would be a buy on Aurobindo Pharma. If you look at it for the last 5-7 trading sessions, there was a lot of short-coverings that we saw and it propelled the stock 19