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January 06: News View in Pictures

  • January 06: News View in Pictures

    January 06: News View in Pictures

  • <p><b>A prototype of RIM&#39;s BlackBerry PlayBook, a seven-inch tablet, shown at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas</b>
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Corporate interest in Research in Motion&#39;s (RIM) new tablet was \"massive,\" the company said, as it announced plans to launch a 4G version of the device this summer with Sprint Nextel.
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RIM for the first time on Wednesday provided a hands-on demonstration of the PlayBook, a seven-inch touchscreen tablet that will go head-to-head with Apple&#39;s iPad when the Wi-Fi-only version ships, likely in March.
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    A prototype of RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook, a seven-inch tablet, shown at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas

    Corporate interest in Research in Motion's (RIM) new tablet was \"massive,\" the company said, as it announced plans to launch a 4G version of the device this summer with Sprint Nextel.

    RIM for the first time on Wednesday provided a hands-on demonstration of the PlayBook, a seven-inch touchscreen tablet that will go head-to-head with Apple's iPad when the Wi-Fi-only version ships, likely in March.

  • <p><b>A Delta Air Lines jet taxis past a Northwest Airline jet parked at a gate at the Minneapolis St Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, Minnesota</b>
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Top global airlines are staying away from further hedging jet fuel purchases that account for around a third of their costs, betting that a recent surge in oil prices to two-year highs will slow.
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Skimping on cover risks a squeeze in earnings for these companies, which typically have razor-thin margins and had just returned to profitability in 2010 after economic turmoil had sapped corporate and consumer demand for air travel.
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    A Delta Air Lines jet taxis past a Northwest Airline jet parked at a gate at the Minneapolis St Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Top global airlines are staying away from further hedging jet fuel purchases that account for around a third of their costs, betting that a recent surge in oil prices to two-year highs will slow.

    Skimping on cover risks a squeeze in earnings for these companies, which typically have razor-thin margins and had just returned to profitability in 2010 after economic turmoil had sapped corporate and consumer demand for air travel.

  • <p><b>A man reacts in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai</b>
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Japan&#39;s Nikkei climbed to an eight-month high on Thursday after the dollar jumped against the yen following robust US private-sector jobs data, while Resona surged 14 percent on speculation it would soon launch a planned share sale.
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Shares of blue-chip exporters rose, with Toyota Motor Corp gaining 2.6 per cent and Hitachi Ltd rising 2 per cent, leading the Nikkei&#39;s advance after the greenback posted its best one-day gain in more than three months against the yen on Wednesday.
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Trading volume picked up sharply as more investors tap into riskier assets on hopes of economic recovery. Around 2.4 billion shares changed hands on the Tokyo Stock Exchange&#39;s first section, well above last week&#39;s average of around 1.3 billion.
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    A man reacts in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai

    Japan's Nikkei climbed to an eight-month high on Thursday after the dollar jumped against the yen following robust US private-sector jobs data, while Resona surged 14 percent on speculation it would soon launch a planned share sale.

    Shares of blue-chip exporters rose, with Toyota Motor Corp gaining 2.6 per cent and Hitachi Ltd rising 2 per cent, leading the Nikkei's advance after the greenback posted its best one-day gain in more than three months against the yen on Wednesday.

    Trading volume picked up sharply as more investors tap into riskier assets on hopes of economic recovery. Around 2.4 billion shares changed hands on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's first section, well above last week's average of around 1.3 billion.

  • <p><b>A shopkeeper displays gold jewellery inside his showroom in Jammu</b>
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India gold buying edged up on Thursday, extending a two-session pick-up, as prices steadied in the vicinity of their lowest level in two weeks, though some traders hoped for bigger falls even as the wedding season neared its end.
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"I booked for 300 kg from two days, but today there are only a few buyers, a fall to $1,360 (an ounce) could trigger some recovery," said a dealer with a state-run bullion importing bank.
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India&#39;s gold buying is expected to restart in mid-January, when harvest festivals are slated.
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    A shopkeeper displays gold jewellery inside his showroom in Jammu

    India gold buying edged up on Thursday, extending a two-session pick-up, as prices steadied in the vicinity of their lowest level in two weeks, though some traders hoped for bigger falls even as the wedding season neared its end.

    "I booked for 300 kg from two days, but today there are only a few buyers, a fall to $1,360 (an ounce) could trigger some recovery," said a dealer with a state-run bullion importing bank.

    India's gold buying is expected to restart in mid-January, when harvest festivals are slated.

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