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MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended his government's promotion of conservative values, chiding the West for treating "good and evil" equally.
ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 11, 2013--Sutherland Global Services announced today that NelsonHall, a leading Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and outsourcing analyst firm based in London, identified Sutherland as the leading Customer Management Services (CMS) vendor in the retail sector. NelsonHall’s findings were published as part of the NelsonHall Evaluation and Assessment Tool (NEAT), which is designed to evaluate outsourcing vendors.
CARACAS, Venezuela--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 11, 2013--“Electing 2,790 posts from 16,088 candidates and then announcing official results within a few hours. These are feats only seen in countries that employ electoral automation,” stated Antonio Mugica, CEO of Smartmatic, the company responsible for designing and deploying the technological voting platform used in Venezuela’s recent municipal elections.
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street fell back to a slower pace, and some losses, after hitting an all-time high to begin the week. Analysts will be watching closely today to see how traders react to tentative agreement in Washington on a new, short-term, modest budget deal. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 52.40 points, or 0.3 percent, to 15,973.13. The Standard & Poor's 500 index lost 5.75 points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,802.62. The Nasdaq composite lost 8.26 points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,060.49. Futures point to a lower opening this morning.
MUMBAI & CHENNAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 11, 2013--WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, and Ramco Systems, an enterprise software product company focused on delivering ERP applications on Cloud, Tablets and Smart phones, today announced their strategic partnership towards servicing the Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) marketplace across industries. The joint offering will initially be targeted at customers in the North American and European markets.
NEW YORK (AP) — The prospect of a federal budget deal might be keeping stock traders optimistic, although it remains to be seen if Wall Street can match the record close of yesterday. Stocks extended a rally from Friday that was driven by a report of solid U.S. job gains. Bill Stone, chief investment strategist at PNC Wealth Management Group, says stocks were supported by reports that U.S. lawmakers were moving closer to reaching a longer-term budget deal. Futures point to a muted opening today.
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 10, 2013--Viber ( www.viber.com ) announced today the release of Viber 4.1 for Android and iPhone which includes the full global launch of Viber Out, a new feature that allows users to make low-cost calls to any mobile or landline phone number.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Teen heartthrob Justin Bieiber has arrived in the Philippines, where he has launched a campaign to help victims of last month's killer typhoon.
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Kerry leaves Wednesday on his ninth trip to the Mideast as Secretary of State to resume talks with Israel and the Palestinians aimed at crafting a final status agreement to end the decades-long conflict.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to the Mideast for more peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians and then will travel on to Vietnam and the Philippines.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has banned its workers from Yemen after an attack by militants there killed more than 50 people, including seven Filipinos.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials have signed a power-sharing accord with the country's largest Muslim rebel group and expect to sign a final peace pact with the insurgents next month.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United Nations humanitarian chief says she is investigating reports that aid has yet to reach remote parts of the Philippines a month after a devastating typhoon.
TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) — One month since Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the central Philippines, there are signs of progress mixed with reminders of the scale of the disaster.
BANGKOK (AP) — Chris Brummitt, Vietnam chief of bureau for The Associated Press, has been promoted to the new role of Southeast Asia news editor, responsible for text coverage and operations across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 5, 2013--Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, recently played host to the 7 th International Electoral Affairs Symposium 2013. Smartmatic, the elections company, was there to share its experience of deploying technology and support services.
SUNCOAST - As aid continues to pour into the Philippines four weeks after a super typhoon ravaged the country, the Suncoast joins in to help.
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 5, 2013--The following releases focus on Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Relief Efforts:
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Myanmar's president called Thursday for more investment and development assistance from the Philippines, saying his country needs help to catch up with the rest of Southeast Asia after emerging from nearly two decades of economic sanctions.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Jordanian journalist has identified the leader of an al-Qaida-linked terrorist group that held him for a year and a half in the jungles of the southern Philippines after luring him with a promise of an interview.
NEW YORK (AP) — It couldn't last forever. The stock market pullback long anticipated by investors may have arrived after eight straight weeks of gains. Stocks fell yesterday, dragged lower by the Detroit automakers and consumer-focused companies such as GameStop and Amazon.com. The market could be headed for its first weekly decline since early October. Futures point to a possible slight gain at this morning's opening.