UK pay-TV giant, BskyB has recorded an impressive 4 per cent increase in revenues to £1.715 billion during the quarter till September, 2012.
The company's EBITDA increased 3 per cent to £392 million in the quarter compared to the same quarter of the previous year. On the other hand, operating profits increased 5 per cent to £310 million during the quarter till September, 2012 compared to the same quarter of 2011.
Karachi, Sep. 6 : Stressing the need for resumption of bilateral talks with India, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said Islamabad wants relations with New Delhi on an equal footing.
“We want relations with India on an equal basis and it is our resolve that we will not allow our soil to be used for terrorism. Therefore, we want a proper dialogue to be resumed as in the present situation, the terrorists are getting benefit of the situation,” Gilani said.
Copper futures yesterday initially dipped by almost 1% on a firmer dollar ahead of U.S. inflation data, while Shanghai prices edged up as investors looked past another bank reserve requirement increase in China but later recovered and settled 2.02% up at 399.15 as upward revisions to March U.S. retail sales data suggested consumer spending in the first quarter might have been stronger than initially thought, although April's data posted their smallest rise in nine months. But china increased bank reserve requirements by 50 basis points, signalling that containing inflation and soaking up excess cash remained its top priority even after signs the economy was slowing down.
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Ranchi, Jan 9 - Jharkhand Deputy Chief Minister Raghubar Das said the government was concerned about the delay in the Arcelor Mittal steel project and would help in setting up its plant in the state.
"We are concerned about the steel projects, including that of Arcelor Mittal. Government will find out ways to help Mittal steel to set up their plant in the state (in Khuti and Gumla districts)," Das told IANS.
"The present government is concerned about industrialisation and at the same we are also concerned about the villagers whose land would be acquired for mega projects."
According to a new study by UK communication regulator Ofcom, the 2G mobile phones are better suited for people living in the rural areas when compared to the newer 3G phones.
The study found that older 2G phones were better for making, starting and completing calls from rural areas because they allowed more internal space for aerials. Both types of mobile devices offered similar voice quality but the 2G were better for calling.
Hong Kong - Hong Kong shares surged nearly 5 per cent to a five-week high Monday as investors showed confidence in latest US moves to stabilize global financial markets.
The blue-chip Hang Seng Index rose 613.91 points, or 4.78 per cent, to 13,447.42 points. Turnover was 55.3 billion Hong Kong dollars (7.1 billion US dollars.)
The rally came in spite of a big fall in the price of heavyweight HSBC shares, reflecting the start of a rights issue, and was helped by a strong performance by Hong Kong-listed China stocks. (dpa)
Yes, you heard it right, junior Bachchan has given a new ‘nickname’ to his loving wife Aishwarya.
After every success, Ash gets a new nickname from Abhi.
When she stood ninth among the most beautiful woman in the world, the one name that her husband lovingly calls her was ‘Number Nine’.
And this time when she was honored with Padmashri, hubby Abhi starts calling her ‘Padma Shrimati’ Ash as usual happy to be called with this new name.
When Aishwarya was awarded the honour, Abhishek was shooting in Orcha near Jhansi.
Budapest - Hungarian Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai tolds reporters on Thursday that it would be unacceptable to the International Monetary Fund, the European Union, and international investors if Hungary were to miss its revised budget deficit target of 3.9 per cent this year.
"Confidence in our country is very fragile, and with every step we must affirm that Hungary is on the road to stability, reliability, and, in the medium term, adoption of the euro currency," Bajnai said.
Technical analyst Imran Vohra of Gupta Equities maintained 'buy' rating on Hindustan Zinc Limited stock with a short term target of Rs 1372.
According to analyst, the stock can be purchased at Rs 1290 with a stop loss of Rs 1260.
Today, the stock of the company opened at Rs 1301.25 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
The share price has seen a 52-week high of Rs 1438 and a low of Rs 924 on BSE.
Current EPS & P/E ratio stood at 103.88 and 12.71 respectively.
Hong Kong - The Olympic Torch was Wednesday due to return to Chinese soil at the end of its troubled world tour as more activists were denied entry to Hong Kong ahead of its arrival.
The torch was due to reach the former British colony from Vietnam ahead of Friday's relay through the city which will be closely watched for protests and demonstrations over Tibet.
Hong Kong is the only place in China apart from Macau where anti-China demonstrations are allowed, thanks to the territory's 'one country, two systems' arrangement with Beijing.
Washington, Apr 24 : A professor from the University of California, San Diego, has discovered a trove of letters written by Benjamin Franklin.
The notes, which have not been seen in more than 250 years, turned up in the British Library.
Discovered by Alan Houston, the letters are copies of correspondence.