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Indian PM Narendra Modi Wants Closer Ties With Japan to Counter China

Sept. 1, 2014 3:15 a.m. ET TOKYO—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday that India and Japan need to forge a closer strategic partnership to promote peace and prosperity in Asia and counter an expansionist mind-set, a veiled but clear reference to China, which is embroiled in territorial disputes with New Delhi and Tokyo. "Everywhere around us, we see an 18th century expansionist mind-set: encroaching on another country, intruding in others' waters, invading other countries and capturing territory," Mr. Modi told an audience of business leaders in Tokyo. "We have to decide whether we want to fall into the trap of expansionism, or if we want to go down the path of development to take the world to new heights," he said. Mr. Modi didn't mention China by name. But his comments Monday during a five-day visit to Japan are the clearest sign yet that the Indian leader intends to throw in his lot with Japan, a U.S. ally that is trying to rally Asian nations to form a united front as they face an increasingly well-armed and assertive China. If he sticks to his stance, it could have wide geopolitical consequences. For decades, relations between India and China have been characterized by mistrust. Tensions boiled over into a war between the two in 1962, which China won, gaining control over a large swath of territory known as Aksai Chin. Beijing still controls the 38,000 square kilometers of land, but Indian maps show Aksai Chin as a part of the Indian state of Jammu and ...  

Forex - AUD/USD edges higher despite Australian operating profits

By Investing.com  |  Forex  |  Sep 01, 2014 06:58AM GMT  |   Add a Comment Investing.comInvesting.com - The Australian dollar edged higher against its U.S. counterpart on Monday, despite disappointing Australian operating profits data as relatively positive manufacturing reports from China lent support.Aussie gains some ground vs. dollar despite weak Australian data hit 0.9344 during late Asian trade, the session high; the pair subsequently consolidated at 0.9349, adding 0.12%.The pair was likely to find support at 0.9310, the low of August 27 and resistance at 0.9374, the high of August 28.Official data showed that gross company operating profits in Australia dropped 6.9% in the second quarter, compared to expectations for a 1.8% decline. Australia's first quarter gross company operating profits were revised to an increase of 2.0% from a previously estimated 3.1% rise.Elsewhere, data showed that China's manufacturing purchasing managers' index ticked down to 51.1 in August, from a reading of 51.7, still in expansion territory.China's HSBC Final Manufacturing PMI slipped to 50.2 last month, from 50.3, also remaining in expansion territory.China is Australia's biggest export partner.The Aussie was higher against the euro, with falling 0.14% to 1.4045.Trade volumes looked likely to remain light on Monday, with markets in the U.S. closed for the Labor Day holiday.Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you t...  

Forex - Euro touches 1-year low against dollar

By Investing.com  |  Forex  |  Sep 01, 2014 06:50AM GMT  |   Add a Comment Investing.comInvesting.com - The euro touched a one-year low against the dollar on Monday as concerns over the crisis in Ukraine and weak German second quarter growth data pressured the single currency lower.Weaker euro hits 1-year lows against dollar hit lows of 1.3119, the weakest level since September 6 2013 and was last trading at 1.3127.The pair was likely to find support at around the 1.31 level and resistance at 1.3195, Friday’s high.Investors were continuing to monitor the situation in Ukraine ahead of negotiations due to take place later in the day between Ukrainian and Russian officials and pro-Russian separatists after talks last week resulted in no major breakthrough.Concerns that sanctions against Russia would act as a drag on growth in the euro zone have weighed on the single currency in recent weeks.Meanwhile, data on Monday confirmed that Germany’s economy contracted by 0.2% in the second quarter, in line with forecasts and unchanged from a preliminary estimate.Slowing growth in Germany looked likely to add to pressure on the European Central Bank to implement fresh measures to shore up the faltering recovery in the euro area, ahead of its upcoming monetary policy meeting on Thursday.The euro was hovering close to two year lows against the Swiss franc, with at 1.2063, not far from last Thursday’s trou...  

Multiple Sclerosis: Common Signs and Symptoms

Multiple Sclerosis or MS is a progressive autoimmune disorder that destroys the myelin sheaths that protect and cover the nerve cells. The disease affects nearly 3 million people around the world. It affects twice as many women as it does men, and heredity is a key component in vulnerability to this chronic disease and its unpredictable symptoms. MS degenerates bodily function by attacking the cells of the brain, spinal column, and optic nerves, which make up the central nervous system (CNS). Here are some of the common signs and symptoms as well as progression of MS. A common symptom that Multiple Sclerosis sufferers often contend with is constant tingling and/or numbness that often affects regions of the face and extremities (i.e.–the legs, arms, and fingers) of those individuals with MS, due to nerve cell damage to the CNS. Another common sign and symptom of early MS is unexplained muscle fatigue and weakness, especially in the legs and feet. This troublesome symptom affects nearly 80 percent of those individuals with early MS. Since Multiple Sclerosis is a progressive disorder, fatigue will become more severe as the nerves of the CNS degenerate. One of the earliest signs and symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis involves vision problems, which is characterized by slow progression over time and is sometimes accompanied by eye pain. This symptom is the result of inflammation of the optic nerve (optic neuritis), which causes vision impairments and can even result in color b...  

Technology allows customer acquisition to leapfrog barriers

Bloomberg Residents of Nairobi send funds to family or friends over their cellphones. The technology has taken off to such an extent that mobile payments now account for about a quarter of Kenya's gross domestic product, allowing dramatic economic progress. Photo: Bloomberg THE POTENTIAL for emerging and frontier markets to see accelerated economic growth due to technology transfer is a regular theme in our research, but we are increasingly seeing a new feature – the capacity for new technology, particularly related to data over the internet, to completely bypass swathes of older technology and business activity, creating the possibility of quite dramatic progress. We have noted the phenomenon of Kenya’s mobile money transfer system before, but the scale and full potential of the system merit further discussion. Starting from an identified need for Kenya’s migrant workers to have a secure means of remitting funds to their families – advertising for the service was based on the slogan “send money home” – the system has spread rapidly to many other countries in Africa, Asia and even Europe, where geography or the security situation renders money transfers over distance problematic. In the meantime, in Kenya and elsewhere, the easy-to-use service has produced an explosion of additional activities in commerce, savings and loans. Such transactions amount to about a quarter of Kenya’s gross domestic product and involve well o...  

Ex-Fresno State softball catcher Nichole Willis gives baseball a try with Team USA

Fulfilling a promise to a friend, the ex-Clovis High and Fresno State softball catcher has turned it into a trip to Japan where she is now a member of Team USA at the biennial Women's Baseball World Cup. It started in June, when Willis made a promise ...  

Asian Markets Pay Little Attention To Lackluster Chinese Manufacturing Data

By FX Empire Analyst - Barry Norman Asian Markets Pay Little Attention To Lackluster Chinese Manufacturing DataSeptember started off with lackluster news from China. The HSBC and the official manufacturing data missed expectations but came in close to forecast. China’s official manufacturing PMI for August came in a bit light at 51.1. The latest release from China’s National Bureau of Statistics came in just below expectations, which were for a reading of 51.2. The final reading of HSBC’s flash manufacturing PMI for August meanwhile fell to a three-month low of 50.2, a dip from the flash reading of 50.3. There was little reaction in Asian stock markets outside of Australia. Sydney shares widened their gains to 0.5 percent, hitting a more than one-week high, while the Australian dollar barely moved. Most Asian stocks rose, after the regional benchmark index capped its first monthly drop in four months, as investors weighed whether Chinese policy makers will add stimulus after reports showing slower manufacturing growth. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index added 0.1 percent to 148.07 in Hong Kong, with three shares advancing for every two that fell. The gauge dropped 0.6 percent in August, the first monthly loss since April. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rallied 0.2 percent. China’s Shanghai Composite Index and India’s S&P BSE Sensex index both rose 0.6 percent. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index added 0.1 percent. Japan’s Topix ...  

Can Arsenal shock Borussia Dortmund with a last-gasp £40m bid for Marco Reus?

Dortmund’s Marco Reus has a £30m release clause active from next summer (Picture: AP Photo) Arsenal are desperate to add a new striker with the transfer window close to slamming shut. There are a lack of options available, but one player who could be converted to a central striker in Marco Reus. The German has a £30million release clause that will be in place from next summer, so the Dortmund hierachy know they have a battle on their hands to keep hold of him. Reus primarily plays as an attacking midfielder for Dortmund but he does has the ability to play as a striker. Whilst he would lack that strength up top, he’d still add a lot of quality to Arsenal’s attacking options. He could play on the wing too and would be a very good replacement for Lukas Podolski who could leave on deadline day. Shinji Kagawa, who plays in Reus’ position looks set to re-join Borussia Dortmund on deadline day for around £6million. To me this looks like Dortmund planning for life after Reus as they know he will more than likely leave next summer, at the latest. An offer of £40million would be hard to turn down, and considering Angel di Maria cost £60million, Reus would be worth every penny. He’s got pace, skill, a tidy finisher and has world class potential. Whilst playing for Borussia Mönchengladbach, Reus impressed as a striker and at 5ft 11, he wouldn’t be the shortest striker Arsenal have. He’s not a player who ...  

Austin music advocate has enjoyed a colorful life

Saudi king: Islamic State will reach 'Europe in a month and America in another month'Critics see racial 'double standard' in coverage of police shootingsWatchdog: Fed's denial of Islamic State Mexico threat 'so dishonest''Significant increase' in terror chatter as 9/11 nears; Islamic State's rise complicates analysisFatally stabbed K-9 Kye gets full burial honorsObama foreign policy diminishes U.S. standing in fight against terrorism: Mike RogersWestern jihadists cause lawmakers to question citizenship, travel rightsIslamists throw pool party at U.S. Embassy compound in LibyaBritain raises terror threat level to 'severe'Chicago crime rate drops as concealed carry gun permit applications surge...  

Markets@record high: Over 150 stocks hit fresh 52-week high on the BSE

NEW DELHI: The 50-share NSE Nifty index breached the 8,000-mark for the first time ever in trade on Monday and BSE Sensex logged a new peak of 26,854.08 on the back of positive economic growth data for the April-June quarter. India's economy expanded at its fastest pace in more than two years in the April-June quarter. India's GDP grew at 5.7 per cent in the first quarter of 2014-15, exceeding expectations. Tracking the momentum, as much as 151 stocks rose to their fresh 52-week high on the Bombay Stock Exchange, which include names like BPCL, Godrej Consumer Products, IndusInd Bank, Tech Mahindra, Nestle India etc. At 09:50 a.m.; BSE Sensex was trading 183 points higher at 26821.76. It hit a fresh record high 26828.88 and a low of 26732.39 in trade today. The 50-share Nifty index also managed to surge over 50 points to hit its fresh record high of 8010.65, led by gains in NTPC, Coal India, Hindalco, L&T and SBI. As much as 65 stocks rose to their fresh 52-week high on the National Stock Exchange. The S&P BSE BSE Midcap index was trading 1 per cent higher at 9391.81 and as much 9 stocks rose to their fresh 52-week high which include names like Arvind, Blue Dart, EIH, Kajaria Ceramics, Lakshmi Machine, NatcoPharma, PVR and Volats. The S&P BSE Small-cap index was also trading nearly 1 per cent higher at 10,365, and as much as 26 points rose to their fresh 52-week high, which include names like SRF, Shanthi Gears, PC Jeweller, Ricoh India Ltd, Kolte-Patil, DCM shrir...  


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