French Govt. probing Disneyland Paris over ‘price promotions’

Published on Jul 29 2015 // World
Disneyland Paris is facing a pricing probe following accusations that United Kingdom and German customers are being precluded from certain price promotions. According to the BBC, the European Commission claimed to have received ‘a number of complaints’ from customers including the United...

Britain’s motorcycle industry gets huge funds

Published on Jul 29 2015 // World
Britain’s once near-extinct motorcycle industry was given a multi-million dollar thrust on Tuesday when Chancellor George Osborne kick-started a global drive for one of the world’s oldest companies that dates to 1898. The chancellor visited the factory in England’s Midlands region,...

ANZ to increase pay to women following gender report

Published on Jul 29 2015 // World
Australian banking giant ANZ will increase its pay to women with low private pension fund savings balances in an effort to close a gap in retirement savings between genders. The move comes after ANZ published a report on Wednesday which shows full-time working women will earn on average 700,000 Australian...

EU modernises customs procedures

Published on Jul 29 2015 // World
The European Commission has created a “simpler, more modern and integrated” EU customs system to support cross-border trade and provide for more EU-wide cooperation in customs matters. According to a Commission press release on Tuesday, a legal act covers a wide area of customs activity,...

Indian American attorney to run for Congress from Florida

Published on Jul 29 2015 // World
Mary Thomas, a conservative Indian American attorney in Tallahassee, Florida, has announced her candidacy for the second Congressional district seat from the state, a media report said on Wednesday. Thomas, if elected, would become the first Indian American woman voted into Congress. She will run against...

US oil rebounds as stocks gain

Published on Jul 29 2015 // World
US oil prices bounced back as the equity market of the country went up. US stocks jumped on Tuesday, snapping a five-day losing streak, as Wall Street eyed US Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting, reported Xinhua. The US oil price took a breath after several days’ decline, as the equity...

Two Chinese officials sacked after flight arson attempt

Published on Jul 29 2015 // World
Two officials have been sacked and an airport taken out of operation in China’s Zhejiang province after an arson attempt injured two passengers on a flight, authorities said on Wednesday. The director and vice director of the civil aviation administration of Taizhou City have been removed from...

China-ASEAN trade continues to grow

Published on Jul 29 2015 // World
Trade and investment between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has grown, officials said on Wednesday. Trade between China and the ASEAN rose 1.6 percent year on year to reach $224 billion in the first six months of the year, accounting for 12 percent of China’s total...

WHO calls for intensified efforts to prevent hepatitis

Published on Jul 29 2015 // World
World Health Organization (WHO) has stressed the importance of acting now to prevent hepatitis, saying infections caused by the five distinct hepatitis viruses are causing about 1.45 million deaths worldwide each year. The message was meant for World Hepatitis Day, which fell on Tuesday this year, with...

Chinese shares continue to dip post ‘historic’ sell-off

Published on Jul 28 2015 // World
Chinese shares continued to dip today, following a historic sell-off on the previous day. The Shanghai Composite plunged by 4.3 percent to 3,567.38 points in early hours of trading, after the index hit an eight-year low with an eight percent drop, reported the BBC. Meanwhile, China has assured investors...

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