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BlackBerry Classic will be available in white in Indonesia, Hong Kong, Asia, Europe, Middle East

OTTAWA: This week, the BlackBerry Classic will be available in white in Indonesia and Hong Kong. The white Classic will roll out over the next several weeks at online and carrier retail stores in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Like the black version of the device, the white BlackBerry Classic will have a 3.5-inch screen protected by Gorilla Glass ... Read More »

Dual SIM Lumia 540 with 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM arrives to Europe, Middle East, Asia

TOKYO: Microsoft is releasing the Lumia 540 Dual SIM, for which the biggest claims to fame are its large, 5-inch screen, its double-barrel SIM slots and its low price: $150, or, converted, about £100 and AU$200. Digging into the specs, we get a 1,280×720-pixel HD resolution for that 5-inch display, which is about as low as you can go on ... Read More »

LG’s mid-range smartphones to reach Europe, Asia, Africa, North & South America soon

OTTAWA: LG has announced that it is starting the global roll-out of its new mid-range smartphones with South America. The new LG Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy will soon reach Europe, Asia, Africa and North America as well. “Millions of customers around the world today are seeking reasonably-priced devices that don’t sacrifice on looks or features. Our newest mid-range smartphones ... Read More »

LG’s mid-range smartphones to reach Europe, Asia, Africa, North & South America soon

OTTAWA: LG has announced that it is starting the global roll-out of its new mid-range smartphones with South America. The new LG Magna, Spirit, Leon and Joy will soon reach Europe, Asia, Africa and North America as well. “Millions of customers around the world today are seeking reasonably-priced devices that don’t sacrifice on looks or features. Our newest mid-range smartphones ... Read More »

Oil price falls to $44.08 a barrel, touches lowest level in 6-years in Asia

LONDON: Oil continuously weak in Asia on Thursday after data screening record U.S. stockpiles sent cost dropping to the lowest level in nearly six years in the last session and analysts said a global glut would continue to keep the market under pressure. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said domestic crude oil stocks rose by almost 9 million barrels ... Read More »

PV Oil sells 500,000 barrels: Asia-Pacific crude market strengthens

SINGAPORE: The Asia-Pacific crude market strengthened as robust middle distillate margins boosted demand in the region. PV Oil sold 500,000 barrels of Su Tu Den due to load in March to Vitol at US$1.2 (S$1.6)-US$1.5 a barrel above dated Brent, traders said. Last month, the medium sweet grade fetched a premium of around US$1 a barrel. Complex refining margins in ... Read More »

1.5 meters long Ichthyophis cardamomensis legless species discovered in Cardamom Mountains of Cambodia

MALI: Scientists have discovered a new species of legless amphibian in the Cardamom Mountains of Cambodia. Called Ichthyophis cardamomensis, the new species is a caecilian. The caecilians are an order of amphibians that look very much like snakes or earthworms. Unlike the majority of amphibians, caecilians mostly live hidden in the ground. They are found in the tropical areas of ... Read More »

New Zealand shares latch onto global rally

WELLINGTON: Stock markets across Asia followed Wall Street higher, boosted by better than expected US job figures and Euro zone deflation stoking expectations the European Central Bank (ECB) will embark on a quantitative easing (QE) programme, which would flow through to stock markets. Air New Zealand climbed 2.2 per cent to $2.605, as falling oil prices cut its costs. Diligent ... Read More »

Just $29 price: Microsoft to launch Nokia 215 feature phone in Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe

NEW YORK: Microsoft calls Nokia 215 the company’s most affordable “Internet-ready entry-level phone” with Facebook and Twitter integration. The screen measures 2.4 inches and the camera has a 0.3-megapixel resolution. On the software side, it uses the Series 30+ operating system and has Bing Search and an Opera Mini Browser. Opera redirects traffic to the browser via its own servers ... Read More »

Nokia 215 feature phone to available at Middle East, Africa, Asia, & Europe during this quarter in $29

NEW YORK: Microsoft calls Nokia 215 the company’s most affordable “Internet-ready entry-level phone” with Facebook and Twitter integration. The screen measures 2.4 inches and the camera has a 0.3-megapixel resolution. On the software side, it uses the Series 30+ operating system and has Bing Search and an Opera Mini Browser. Opera redirects traffic to the browser via its own servers ... Read More »

Turkish investment touches $2.4 billion in Asia as compared to Europe’s $1.9 billion

ANKARA:  While Turkish investors have been focused on Europe over the last few years, this year Asia was the focal point with investment on the continent reaching $2.4 billion compared to Europe’s $1.9 billion. European investment, which is undergoing tough economic times, declined by 10.5 percent and investments in Asia accounted for 51 percent of the total investments made abroad. ... Read More »

China’s growth looks to end last year on flat note

SYDNEY: China’s growth engine looks to have ended last year on a flat note as its massive factory sector sputtered in December, though ebbing price pressures also offered scope for more policy stimulus from Beijing and across much of Asia. China’s official Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) slipped to 50.1 in December from November’s 50.3, its lowest level of the year ... Read More »

Dar says Pakistan declared ‘Issuer of the Year’ for 2014 by IFR Asia

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has revealed that Pakistan has been declared as the “Issuer of the Year” by the International Financing Review Asia (IFR Asia) in its Roll of Honour for the year 2014. Dar said that based on its successful return to the international capital markets, Pakistan has been honoured with the title by this prestigious publication. Pakistan ... Read More »

Oil rebounds in Asia, gains 65 cents at $64.89

SINGAPORE: Oil prices jumped back in Asia Thursday after the fastest drop to new five year lows in the last session after OPEC cut its prediction for 2015 and US reservoirs saw a surprise soars, analysts said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for January delivery rose 58 cents to $61.52 while Brent crude for January was up 65 cents ... Read More »

US port slowdown not to halt holiday goods

LOS ANGELES: Good news is that the labour strike on the west coast will not halt Christmas preparation. The goods and the cargo will reach their destination in time. With few exceptions, gifts and other holiday products made in Asia and shipped through U.S. sea ports already have made it to shelves — or are at distribution centers and ready ... Read More »

Thousands of Christmas tree shipments to Asia stuck at US port

WASHINGTON: Thousands of Christmas trees that are grown in the Pacific Northwest will not be able to be shipped in time that is required in order to meet holiday demand in Asia. “Some 8 million to 10 million evergreen trees grown in Washington state and Oregon are sold as Christmas trees each year, many destined for markets in Asia, Canada and Mexico”, ... Read More »

Dollar at 115.24 against yen, rises to 7-year high in Asia

TOKYO: Having pro-business policies, Republicans’ victory in the US midterm elections led the dollar to seven-year high above against yen on Thursday in Asia. In Tokyo midday trading, the greenback rose to 115.24 yen, well up from 114.69 yen in New York Wednesday and at levels last seen in late 2007. The euro was at $1.2486 against $1.2484 in New ... Read More »

Oil remains mix in Asia as Brent falls $1.96 to lowest close since 2010

TOKYO: Oil prices Wednesday witnessed variation in Asia as Saudi Arabia further cut price and Brent fell $1.96 in London to its lowest close since October 2010. The US benchmark, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for December delivery, rose 12 cents to $77.31 while Brent crude for December fell 20 cents to $82.62 in late-morning trade. WTI had dropped $1.59 in ... Read More »

Dollar stable in Asia ahead of Fed meeting

TOKYO: The US dollar was steady in Asia on Wednesday as traders eye the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting later in the day. The greenback fetched 108.12 yen in afternoon Tokyo trade against 108.16 yen in New York. The euro was nearly flat at $1.2737 from $1.2733 and 137.73 yen against 137.74 yen. Currency markets were stuck in ... Read More »

iPhone 6 working in full swing to manufacture 50 million sets

NEWYORK: There will not be shortage of supply of launches in 2014, before the end of December as the company will have ample stocks of 50 million freshly-minted units. According to sources in Asia, Digi Times of Taiwan is claiming that the company is indeed making the best efforts to stabilize the iPhone 6 supply at the soonest possible time.Apple ... Read More »