Cambodia’s passenger trains resume services after 14 years

Phnom Penh, April 30 : Cambodia’s passenger train services resumed regular operations between capital Phnom Penh and southwestern Sihanoukville on Saturday after a 14-year hiatus. In a bid to promote the country’s railways, Prime Minister Hun Sen boarded the first train, which ran on the 266-km railroad from the capital to the coastal province, Xinhua […]

Chinese ship first to transit expanded Panama Canal

Panama City, April 30 : A ship operated by a Chinese company will be the first vessel to transit the newly expanded Panama Canal during the inauguration ceremony on June 26. The Andronikos, operated by Chinese shipping company Cosco, was chosen through a lottery, the Panama Canal Administration said on Friday. Cosco is China’s top […]

Italy’s unemployment rate lowest since 2012

Rome, April 30 : Unemployment rate in Italy has fallen to its lowest level since 2012. According to thefigures released by national statistics institute ISTAT on Friday, the unemployment rate dropped to 11.4 percent in March, 0.3 percent down on February and 1.1 percent down on March 2015, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. Youth […]

UP seeks 77,000 kl increase in kerosene quota

Lucknow, April 30 : Uttar Pradesh has sought a 77,000 kilo litre increase in the kerosene it receives from the centre to increase its monthly allotment to 200,312 kilo litres, a minister said on Saturday. Food and Civil Supplies Minister Kamal Akhtar said the tri-monthly quota will then rise to 600,936 kilo-litres. In a letter […]

British FTSE 100 decreases

London, April 30 : FTSE 100 Index, the British benchmark stock market gauge decreased by 1.27 percent, or 80.51 points, to 6,241.89 points. Share price of Glencore increased by 4.12 percent, topped the gainers of the blue chips on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported. Randgold Resources, BT Group, Antofagasta and Shire increased by 3.75 percent, […]

US stocks fall amid data, earnings

New York, April 30 : US stocks traded lower as investors assessed the newly-released economic data and quarterly earnings reports. At mid-day on Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 144.12 points, or 0.81 percent, to 17,686.64, Xinhua news agency reported. The S&P 500 lost 18.62 points, or 0.90 percent, to 2,057.19. The Nasdaq Composite […]