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Singapore's PMI Above 50 But Below Expectations - The purchasing managers' index in Singapore for November came in at 50.8, dipping 0.4 as compared to October.
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Minor Hotel Group Acquires 50% Stake in NIYAMA Maldives a '
Minor International announced the acquisition of a 50% stake in NIYAMA, Maldives.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Maldives head picks India for first visit
New Delhi, Dec. 2: Newly elected Maldives President Abdulla Yameen will visit India later this month on his first foreign trip in office that both nations will use to try and bridge yawning, frequently public differences that have opened up between Male and New Delhi over the past year.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
New Maldives President Abdulla Yameen coming to India in December - Indiatalkies.com
New Delhi, Nov 29: Newly-elected Maldives President Abdulla Yameen is visiting India in the third week of December when he would meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to discuss bilateral issues, a move that would help India reach out to the new government in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation and remove any past misgivings.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Merry in the Maldives
I've spent more years than I can recall hovering around sea level. Visualize Robinson Crusoe walking around a desert island, umbrella in hand and deep in conversation with a coconut named Friday.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
The Indian Express
Off square one: Deepening democracy in South Asia
A Nepalese voter casts his vote at a polling station in Bhaktapur. On November 19th, Nepal went to polls and turnout was a record 70% South Asians, nearly a quarter of the world's population, are no pushovers.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Double trouble: Why Nepal, Maldives poll results shocked India
New Delhi had misread the signs, and drastically so, before the run-up to the elections in the two nations, says Anita Katyal he unexpected election results in Nepal and Maldives -- two of India's neighbouring countries -- have raised serious concerns for New Delhi.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Yameen prioritises ties with New Delhi
Newly-elected President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has assured Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that he prioritised relations with India and was keen on finding ways to enhance the longstanding close friendly ties between the two countries if Dr. Singh decides to visit Male.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
The Straits Times
Tigerair to launch four weekly direct flights to the Maldives next year
From January, budget carrier Tigerair will launch four weekly flights to the island nation of the Maldives, a popular destination among honeymooners and beach lovers.
Deepening democracy in South Asia: Off square one
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Sri Lankan President congratulates new Maldivian President
Nov 20, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in a message sent this week, has congratulated the new Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.
New Maldives president in government-forming mode - Indiatalkies.com
Male, Nov 20: Newly-elected Maldives President Abdulla Yameen lost no time in making a slew of appointments and holding talks with the opposition Maldives Democratic Party to end months of political infighting during a bitter election race.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
People's Daily Online
Visiting Maldives like stepping into a new life
Boat excursions around the island are invigorating experiences sought by many guests.
Brother of Ex-Strongman Elected Maldives President
Voters in the Maldives have chosen the brother of the archipelago nation's former strongman to be their new president over the country's first democratically elected leader in a closely fought runoff election on Saturday.
Mon Nov 18, 2013
Nepal: Back on the Political Track
A woman holds a ballot paper during the election campaign of Nepali Congress Party in Kathmandu November 15, 2013 .
Sun Nov 17, 2013
The Indian Express
Yameen sworn in as new Maldives President, brother Gayoom in control
In a clear indication of who is back at the helm in Maldives, former President of three decades Maumoon Abdul Gayoom dominated the press conference called here late Saturday night by the Progressive Party of Maldives after its candidate, Abdulla Yameen, emerged victorious in the presidential run-off held earlier in the day.
The Centre's move to implement an ecology panel's report on conservation of the Western Ghats has provoked a call for a 48-hour civil disobedience agitation by the Catholic Church in Kerala, starting Sunday midnight.... India welcomed the election of former autocrat Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's brother as the new President of the Maldives today, reaching ... (more)
Ex-strongman's brother sworn in as Maldives leader
As the technology to print 3-D firearms advances, a federal law that banned such guns is about to expire.
Sat Nov 16, 2013
World briefs: Muslim Brotherhood-led alliance open to talks in Egypt
A Muslim Brotherhood-led alliance said Saturday it is ready for a national dialogue to end Egypt's political standoff, for the first time not formally demanding the nation's toppled Islamist president return to power.
Maldives polls: Unexpected defeat for Nasheed, Yameen wins
The winning candidate, a 54-year economist also known as Yameen Abdul Gayoom, contested as a Progressive Party of Maldives candidate.