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Asus launches new entry-level gaming laptop R510JX at Rs 69,990

NEW DELHI: Asus has announced a new entry-level gaming laptop — R510JX priced at Rs 69,990. Available in red and black theme, the laptop features 15.6-inch Full HD (1920x1080p) display, which uses anti-glare technology and is smudge-resistent. Asus’ new gaming laptop is powered by 2.6GHz Intel core i7 4720HQ Quad core processor and 4GB RAM. The laptop also has 2GB ... Read More »

Hong Kong stocks: Hang Seng retreats 0.4% at end

  HONG KONG : Hong Kong stocks fell on Tuesday, led by resources shares after metal prices touched multi-year lows. The Hang Seng Index ended down 0.4 percent at 22,587.63 points, while the China Enterprises Index lost 0.7 percent, to 10,156.63 points. Most sectors fell, with resources shares leading the decline. An index tracking raw material stocks fell nearly 1 ... Read More »

Tokyo stocks recover earlier losses at end, Nikkei 225 ascends 45.08pts

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks reversed earlier losses to close higher on Tuesday, as investor sentiment was buoyed in later trade on hopes that the US Federal Reserve’s rate hike will positively benefit Japanese companies. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average added 45.08 points or 0.23 percent, from last Friday to end the day at 19,924.89, while the broader Topix index of all ... Read More »

Australian stocks weaker by break, S&P 200 skids 19.20pts

  PERTH: The Australian stock market opened lower on Tuesday, reflecting weakness in resources and financial stocks. The negative lead overnight from Wall Street and European markets also weighed on investor sentiment. In late-morning trades, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 Index is declining 19.20 points or 0.36 percent to 5,257.20, off a low of 5,229.40 earlier. The broader All Ordinaries Index is ... Read More »

South Korean stocks shoot up by 0.44% at lunch time

SEOUL: South Korean stocks traded 0.44 percent higher late Tuesday morning on the back of gains in techs and financial shares. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index rose 8.79 points to 2,012.49 as of 11:20 a.m. Top-cap Samsung Electronics added 1.01 percent, and major panel maker LG Display gained 5.24 percent. Samsung Electro-Mechanics climbed 1.42 percent. Brokerage houses also ... Read More »

Yen, Australian dollar advance after Yellen letter notes

LONDON: The yen and the Aussie reversed course slightly on Tuesday in Asia with solid Japanese manufacturing data and comments in a letter released by the Federal Reserve chief in focus. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Monday she and her colleagues hope and expect the economy will continue to expand and if that is the case, it will be ... Read More »

US dollar hovers nears 8-month peak against major currencies

LONDON: The dollar hovered near an 8-month peak against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, underpinned by expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve is on course to raise interest rates in December. The dollar index stood at 99.668 .DXY, not too far from the 8-month high of 100.00 struck overnight. The index had fallen to as low as 98.735 late last ... Read More »

South Korean stocks slightly higher, KOSPI adds 4.11pts

SEOUL: South Korean stocks started slightly higher Tuesday on gains in technology and construction shares. The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) added 4.11 points, or 0.21 percent, to 2,007.81 in the first 15 minutes of trading. Top-cap Samsung Electronics added 0.23 percent, and top chipmaker SK hynix increased 0.33 percent. LG Display climbed 3.87 percent. Hyundai Engineering & ... Read More »

Australian stocks set to open lower after US stocks fall, S&P 200 up 20.3pts

SYDNEY: The Australian market looks set to open lower after US stocks fell slightly in afternoon trading, with utilities pressured by rate hike expectations. At 0645 AEDT on Tuesday, the December share price index futures contract was down 16 points at 5,269. Locally, in economic news on Tuesday, Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens is slated to speak at ... Read More »

Japan stocks decline in early move, Topix pulls away 0.2%

TOKYO: Japanese stocks slipped after trading resumed after a holiday, with investors weighing slumping commodity prices with expectations for economic stimulus. Airlines led losses and paper makers gained. The Topix index lost 0.2 per cent to 1,600.28 as of 9.04am in Tokyo, paring last week’s gain of 1.1 per cent. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average dropped 0.1 per cent to ... Read More »

Tokyo stocks dip in early trade, Nikkei 225 slips 25.80pts

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks lost ground in early trading Tuesday as investors locked in some of the previous week’s gains amid an absence of fresh trading incentives. In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average fell 25.80 points, or 0.13 percent, from last Friday to 19,854.01. Tokyo markets were closed Monday for a holiday. The broader Topix ... Read More »

UK stocks end lower, Unites Kingdom 100 dives 0.46%

NEW YORK: U.K. stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Food & Drug Retailers, Electrical and Real Estate Investment Trusts REITs sectors led shares lower. At the close in London, the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 fell 0.46%. The best performers of the session on the Investing.com United Kingdom 100 were Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (L:RR), which ... Read More »

US stocks fall at close, Dow Jones tumbles 31.13pts

NEW YORK: U.S. stocks were pulled lower by a slide in utilities stocks, as major indexes gave back ground after last week’s sharp rally. Stocks spent much of the session wobbling between gains and losses in light holiday-week trading. The moves followed a rebound last week that had delivered the largest weekly gain for the S&P 500 in nearly a ... Read More »

European stocks fall in early trade, Stoxx Europe 600 dives 0.6%

ROME: European stocks fell Monday, with energy shares dragged down as oil prices slid and as investors await an update on manufacturing activity in the eurozone. The Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, -0.56%   dropped 0.6% to 379.55, led by a pullback in the oil and gas sector SXEP, -1.46%  as oil prices CLF6, -2.98%  fell 3%. In that group, British energy ... Read More »

Mercedes Benz AMG GT S will launch  on November 24

PARIS: Mercedes Benz India will be launching their most-awaited sports car to the Indian audience, the 2015 Mercedes Benz AMG GT S, on November 24. The Mercedes Benz AMG GT S is the second sports car developed by Mercedes AMG and is a replacement to the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG. The India-bound Mercedes Benz AMG GT S is powered by ... Read More »

New Toyota Innova 2016 launch in Indonesia

JAKARTA: The all-new Toyota Innova (2016) has been finally launched in Indonesia at a starting price of IDR 282 million, while India is still waiting for its arrival. With this, Indonesia has become the first market to receive the new-generation model of the MPV. As reported earlier, the company is planning to unveil the new Toyota Innova at the upcoming ... Read More »

Lenovo launches Vibe S1 in India at Rs. 15,999

MUMBAI: Lenovo has launched the Vibe S1 smartphone in India, priced at Rs. 15,999. The smartphone will be available from Amazon. The highlight of the smartphone are its dual front cameras, making it attractive to selfie enthusiasts. The company is also touting the curved glass back panel. The Lenovo Vibe S1 smartphone was first unveiled in September during the IFA ... Read More »

Samsung Gear VR available in markets

LONDON: Only weeks after it has been announced that the Samsung Gear VR would be available for pre-orders, the device has already been made available in the market. Ubergizmo reports that the commercial version of the anticipated device is now available for purchase in the United States from retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy. The device will retail for ... Read More »

Lexus announces arrival of all-new RX luxury crossover

DOHA: Lexus announced the arrival of the all-new Lexus RX in the Middle East to unveil a stylish, aggressively designed luxury crossover that breaks new ground in refinement, comfort and driving performance. The new RX’s mix of sharp creases and curves represents a bold evolution in the model’s styling, sharing the same design DNA with other recentlylaunched models in the ... Read More »

“Deus Ex: Mankind Divided” fans have to wait for 6 more months

NEW YORK: Eidos Montreal head David Anfossi provided more insight about the delay in a statement posted on the official website of “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided”. From what we’ve seen of Deus Ex Mankind Divided so far it is safe to say that it is less “piss-coloured” as Jacques-Belletete put it. Maybe when the game finally releases next August we’ll ... Read More »