The government is aiming for economic growth of between 6.5 percent and 7 percent this year. China's economy expanded slightly faster than expected in the second quarter but private investment growth shrank to a record low, suggesting future weakness which could pressure the government to roll out more support measures. Property investment, which has given the world's second-largest economy a welcome boost in recent months by spurring demand for products from cement to steel, also showed signs ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
An international tribunal in the Hague ruled in favor of the Philippines Tuesday, concluding that there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to resources within South China Sea areas falling within the "nine-dash line." Beijing asserts sweeping ownership over the ocean areas, and the Paracels and the Spratlys - two island chains claimed in whole or in part by a number of countries. Here’s a comprehensive guide about the issue. IMAGE: Chinese Navy conducts a ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
The latest updates from Bollywood. IMAGE: Salman Khan. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar Kabir Khan's next film Tubelight starring Salman Khan will have elements of comedy and drama, with politics as its backdrop. "It is about a personal issue. My films have always had a political backdrop because that's what excites me and I find real. So Tubelight also has a little political backdrop," Kabir told PTI. Right from his debut Kabul Express to New York to venture ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Spain's Garbine Muguruza beat Serena Williams 7-5, 6-4 to win the French Open on Saturday and claim her first Grand Sam title. Take a look at the career of the 22-year-old. IMAGE: Spain’s Garbine Muguruza celebrates during the ladies singles final match against Serena Williams. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images. Born: Caracas, Venezuela, on October 8, 1993 (Age: 22) Grand Slam career best results: Australian Open - fourth round (2014-15); French Open - winner 2016; Wimbledon ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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