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A woman holds gold bangles at a jewellery shop in Kolkata
Gold imports in India, the world's largest consumer of the yellow metal, fell to 20-25 tonnes provisionally, below Reuters forecast of 35 tonnes, the head of the Bombay Bullion Association (BBA) told on Friday.
\"December was a bit slack as markets were volatile and there were many holidays, in addition weddings are also coming to an end,\" said Prithviraj Kothari, president of the BBA.
The country had imported 39.8 tonnes in December 2009.
An employee works inside a sugar mill at Morinda in Punjab. India will slap a 60% import tax on sugar from January 1, a government source said on Friday
The government will slap a 60% import tax on sugar from January 1, a government source said on Friday, reflecting good output prospects from the world's top consumer of the sweetener.
India, the top producer of sugar behind Brazil, had dropped a 60% import tax in early 2009 to overcome an acute domestic supply shortage, triggered by the worst drought in four decades.
A Facebook page is displayed on a computer screen in Brussels
Facebook surpassed Google for the first time as the most visited website in the United States for most of 2010.
The social network site edged out Google.com with 8.9% of all US visits between January and November 2010, while Google.com ranked second with about 7.2% of all visits, according to online measurement service Experian Hitwise.
Facebook's move to the top spot shows just how quickly the site has grown in popularity. Within the span of six years, Facebook has become the world's largest Web social network with roughly half a billion users worldwide.
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