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    Growth in the Europe and Central Asia region projected to rise to 3 percent in 2016
    Jan07

    Growth in the Europe and Central Asia region projected to rise to 3 percent in 2016

    DUSHANBE, January 7, 2016, Asia-Plus – The January 2016 edition of World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects notes that the developing Europe and Central Asia region is estimated to have slowed to 2.1 percent in 2015 from 2.3 percent the year before, as the eastern part of the region was hit by sharply lower oil prices, conflict in...

    World Bank presents January 2016 Global Economic Prospects
    Jan07

    World Bank presents January 2016 Global Economic Prospects

    WASHINGTON, Jan 6, 2016— Weak growth among major emerging markets will weigh on global growth in 2016, but economic activity should still pick up modestly to a 2.9 percent pace, from 2.4 percent growth in 2015, as advanced economies gain speed, according to the World Bank’s January 2016 Global Economic Prospects. Simultaneous weakness in...

    Netflix goes global, reaches most countries except China
    Jan07

    Netflix goes global, reaches most countries except China

    Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix, delivers a keynote address at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada January 6, 2016. REUTERS/Steve Marcus Netflix Inc’s video-streaming service went live in more than 130 countries on Wednesday, covering almost the entire globe except China, in a huge global push by Chief Executive Reed...

    Netflix expands into 130 more countries in surprise move
    Jan07

    Netflix expands into 130 more countries in surprise move

    In this Sept. 15, 2014, file photo, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings arrives for the ‘Netflix’ Launch Party in Paris. Hastings made the surprise announcement at the end of a presentation Wednesday in Las Vegas at CES, a showcase for gadgets and technology services. (AP/Jacques Brinon)Netflix has already crossed off the biggest item on its...

    Ukraine into Hopman Cup final
    Jan07

    Ukraine into Hopman Cup final

    PERTH (AUSTRALIA) – Ukraine advanced to their second Hopman Cup final with a 2-1 win over Australia Gold in Perth on Thursday. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Prime Ministers of Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan Discuss Problems of Ukrainian Goods Transit
    Jan07

    Prime Ministers of Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan Discuss Problems of Ukrainian Goods Transit

    Kiev / 07.01.16 / Turan: The Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk discussed transit issues after Russia’s refusal to pass Ukrainian goods by telephone with the heads of the governments of Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine reported. In an interview with the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan...

    Uproar over Coke online ad showing Crimea part of Russia
    Jan07

    Uproar over Coke online ad showing Crimea part of Russia

    MOSCOW/KIEV – US drinks firm Coca-Cola on Wednesday blamed a marketing agency for a map used in an online advertising campaign that showed Crimea to be part of Russia and which drew protests and threats of a boycott from angry Ukrainians.Russia annexed the peninsula from Ukraine in March 2014, leading to condemnation from Western...

    Growth in Pakistan expected to accelerate to 4.5% in 2016: World Bank
    Jan07

    Growth in Pakistan expected to accelerate to 4.5% in 2016: World Bank

    WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – Weak growth among major emerging markets will weigh on global growth in 2016, but economic activity should still pick up modestly to a 2.9 percent pace, from 2.4 percent growth in 2015, as advanced economies gain speed, according to the World Bank’s January 2016 Global Economic Prospects.Simultaneous weakness...

    Television giant Netflix comes to Pakistan
    Jan07

    Television giant Netflix comes to Pakistan

    Streaming pioneer Netflix said Wednesday it had significantly expanded its global footprint to 190 countries, making its Internet TV service available in 130 new markets including Pakistan and India — but not China. The Netflix Pakistan website says users can watch TV shows and movies for $7.99 a month, with a free month offer. California-based...

    US Power Companies Told to Review Defenses After Ukraine Cyber Attack
    Jan07

    US Power Companies Told to Review Defenses After Ukraine Cyber Attack

    …read more Source: The Jakarta...

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