Tuesday, 22 October 2019

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Bollywood’s Most Expensive Flick “2.0” Flops In China

BEIJING: Another Bollywood blockbuster hopeful has met with a disastrous end in China. “2.0,” dubbed as the most expensive Indian movie to date with a reported budget of US$82 million, is running to near-empty 11,000 cinema halls. Starring Indian superstars like Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, the sci-fi fantasy thriller has ...

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Langer unsure if Smith wants Australia captaincy back

SYDNEY:   Steve Smith’s ban on leading Australia ends in March but the star batsman may not want the Test captaincy back, coach Justin Langer says. Smith skippered the team until he was suspended for 12 months over a brazen attempt to alter the ball with sandpaper under his watch ...

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Qawwali King remembered on birth anniversary

BIRMINGHAM: Legendary Shahenshah-e-Qawwali, Sufi and music legend, Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, popularly known as “Shahenshah-e-Qawwali”, meaning “The King of Kings of Qawwali” was remembered on his 71st birth anniversary on Sunday (October 13). The legendary Qawwal, born in Faisalabad on October 13, 1948 to a classical family of singers, ...

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Northamptonshire re-sign all-rounder Faheem Ashraf

BIRMINGHAM: Northamptonshire have re-signed Pakistan all-rounder Faheem Ashraf for the first half of next season. Ashraf played in the 2019 Vitality T20 Blast, claiming 11 wickets at 19, and he will be back next summer and this time be available for all formats of the game. The County will be ...

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China’s central bank injects liquidity into market

BEIJING: China’s central bank pumped 40 billion yuan (about 5.6 billion US dollars) into the financial system Tuesday. The People’s Bank of China injected the liquidity through 14-day reverse repos at an interest rate of 2.7 percent. With no reverse repos maturing Tuesday, this led to a net injection of ...

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Talks ongoing for Khan-Brook long-awaited showdown

BIRMINGHAM: Matchroom Sport promoter, Eddie Hearn has confirmed that talks are ongoing for the long-awaited showdown between British boxer of Pakistan-origin Amir Khan and Kell Brook. “Talks ongoing, but nothing too serious at the moment. I think they both want a fight in December, and then try and make the ...

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Asia’s economic outlook dims as trade and investment weaken: ADB

KARACHI: Economic growth in developing Asia remains robust but prospects have further dimmed and risks to the region’s economies are rising as trade and investment weaken, according to Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019 Update, the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) flagship economic publication. The report forecasts economic growth in the 45 ...

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Telegram To Launch Gram Cryptocurrency Within 2 Months

MOSCOW: The Telegram messaging service is planning to issue its first native cryptocurrency, dubbed Gram, within the next two months, The New York Times reported, citing investors. According to the report, the company is planning to make Gram digital wallets available to 200-300 million of messenger users worldwide. The newspaper ...

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Iceland Cuts Rates Again In Race To Beat Recession

REYKJAVIK: Iceland’s central bank lowered its key interest rate for the third time this year as it battles with recession after a decade of solid growth. The bank cut its benchmark seven-day deposit rate by 0.25 points to 3.5 percent. It had already slashed the rate in May, and then ...

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