Business Balla - Curated Business News http://www.businessballa.com/latest_stories en Pakistanis prominent winners at UK's Asian achievers awards http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165534/pakistanis-prominent-winners-uks-asian-achievers-awards London, Sep 19 (IANS/RAY) Persons of Pakistani-origin emerged as prominent winners at the 2014 Asian Achievers Awards in Britain Friday while Sir Tejinder Singh Virjee, a professor of physics at...]]> Art/Culture/Books Diaspora Education Indo-Pak/Pakistan Media United Kingdom News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:52:05 +0000 ians 165534 at http://www.businessballa.com Sierra Leone launches 'stay at home' drive to fight Ebola http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165533/sierra-leone-launches-stay-home-drive-fight-ebola Freetown, Sep 19 (IANS) Sierra Leone started a three-day "stay at home" campaign to raise awareness about the Ebola virus that has killed close to 500 people in the West African country. Declaring...]]> Health/Medicine Sierra Leone News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:50:05 +0000 ians 165533 at http://www.businessballa.com Kenya to have security, health centre with EU's $65 help http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165531/kenya-have-security-health-centre-eus-65-help Nairobi, Sep 19 (IANS) The European Union Friday said it will provide 65 million dollars to build a new regional security and health center in Kenya. The center, to be located in Nairobi, will be...]]> Defence/Security Diplomacy Health/Medicine Kenya News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:46:08 +0000 ians 165531 at http://www.businessballa.com Pakistan says it values China's support for SCO membership http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165512/pakistan-says-it-values-chinas-support-sco-membership Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistan Friday said it appreciates China's support for the country's quest to become member of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as the group has agreed to...]]> Business/Economy Diplomacy Pakistan Politics News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:54:06 +0000 ians 165512 at http://www.businessballa.com Debate over decentralisation of financial powers begins in UK http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165493/debate-over-decentralisation-financial-powers-begins-uk London, Sep 19 (IANS/RAY) The Scottish referendum may have gone in the United Kingdom's favour, but the debate over de-centralisation of financial powers is not over yet. The BBC commented: "The...]]> Business/Economy Politics United Kingdom News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:02:06 +0000 ians 165493 at http://www.businessballa.com Now a campaign to debunk myth about sugar http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165492/now-campaign-debunk-myth-about-sugar London, Sep 19 (IANS) As obesity and sugar related problems are faced by a huge number of people, a new campaign has been launched to inform and educate people about sugar and the role it can play...]]> Cinema/Showbiz Health/Medicine Lifestyle/Fashion United Kingdom News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:00:12 +0000 ians 165492 at http://www.businessballa.com Nepal, GMR sign landmark pact to boost energy cooperation http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165490/nepal-gmr-sign-landmark-pact-boost-energy-cooperation Kathmandu, Sep 19 (IANS) The Nepal government and the GMR-ITD Consortium Friday signed a landmark Project Development Agreement (PDA) to develop the 900 MW Upper Karnali hydropower project, aiming...]]> Business/Economy Indo-Pak/Pakistan Nepal News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:54:04 +0000 ians 165490 at http://www.businessballa.com Childless couples too enjoy family meals http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165486/childless-couples-too-enjoy-family-meals New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Couples without kids in the house are just as likely as adults living with young children or adolescents to eat family meals at home on most days of the week, says a US-...]]> Human Interest/Society Science/Tech United States News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:22:06 +0000 ians 165486 at http://www.businessballa.com Now, explore Egyptian pyramids from home http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165479/now-explore-egyptian-pyramids-home London, Sep 19 (IANS) If you are yet to experience the wonders of the ancient world still surviving in Egypt, you can now turn into a virtual visitor -- thanks to Google Street View -- and explore...]]> Science/Tech Technology United Kingdom News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:40:06 +0000 ians 165479 at http://www.businessballa.com Smoking causes urological diseases http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165445/smoking-causes-urological-diseases Vienna, Sep 19 (IANS) Smoking leads to a number of urological diseases, experts said. Reduced fertility, impotence, and bladder carcinoma are problems caused by smoking, the Association of...]]> Health/Medicine United States News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:44:06 +0000 ians 165445 at http://www.businessballa.com 'Angelina Effect' makes more women test for breast cancer http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165441/angelina-effect-makes-more-women-test-breast-cancer London, Sep 19 (IANS) The 'Angelina Effect' has more than doubled the genetic counselling and testing for breast cancer risk among British women. The 'Angelina Effect' is a term coined after actor...]]> Health/Medicine United Kingdom News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:30:07 +0000 ians 165441 at http://www.businessballa.com Want good raise at work? Get a supportive wife http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165440/want-good-raise-work-get-supportive-wife New York, Sep 19 (IANS) Do not just blame your boss or jealous colleagues for no promotion or salary hike at work - your spouse's personality is equally important to decide if your chosen career...]]> Science/Tech United States News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:26:04 +0000 ians 165440 at http://www.businessballa.com People with larger pupil size bad decision makers http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165432/people-larger-pupil-size-bad-decision-makers London, Sep 19 (IANS) People with larger pupil size tend to be inconsistent in their decisions, says a study. Once the relevant information was presented, a larger pupil size indicated poorer...]]> Science/Tech United Kingdom News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:24:05 +0000 ians 165432 at http://www.businessballa.com No ebola case reported in Malaysia: Minister http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165421/no-ebola-case-reported-malaysia-minister Kuala Lumpur, Sep 19 (IANS) Malaysian Health Minister S. Subramaniam Friday said that no case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has been reported in the country and there was no cause for the public...]]> Health/Medicine Malaysia News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:26:03 +0000 ians 165421 at http://www.businessballa.com Five World Heritage sites severely damaged in Syria: Experts http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165414/five-world-heritage-sites-severely-damaged-syria-experts Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) In war-torn Syria, five of six World Heritage sites now "exhibit significant damage" and some structures have been "reduced to rubble", reveals new high-resolution...]]> Science/Tech United States News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:08:04 +0000 ians 165414 at http://www.businessballa.com Ebola a challenge to global security: European parliament http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165412/ebola-challenge-global-security-european-parliament Strasbourg, Sep 19 (IANS/EFE) Members of the European parliament have urged the international community to play a major role in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease, which they said...]]> Health/Medicine France News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:58:05 +0000 ians 165412 at http://www.businessballa.com Earth to have nearly 11 bn people by 2100: UN http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165410/earth-have-nearly-11-bn-people-2100-un Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The Earth is going to have 11 billion people by 2100, with the rising population exacerbating global problems such as climate change, spread of infectious diseases and...]]> Business/Economy United States News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:48:03 +0000 ians 165410 at http://www.businessballa.com Ebola declared 'threat to peace and security'; UN sets up international mission http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165407/ebola-declared-threat-peace-and-security-un-sets-international-mission United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) In an unprecedented action, an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council has declared the Ebola virus disease "a threat to international peace and security" while...]]> Health/Medicine United States News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:26:05 +0000 ians 165407 at http://www.businessballa.com Ebola hit countries to lose $809 million by 2015: World Bank http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165374/ebola-hit-countries-lose-809-million-2015-world-bank This projected loss will be the medium-term impact of the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on these countries, Xinhua reported. A statement issued from the World Bank's Ghana office...]]> Business/Economy Health/Medicine United States News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:32:05 +0000 ians 165374 at http://www.businessballa.com Russian food ban deals blow to Austrian pork farmers http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165373/russian-food-ban-deals-blow-austrian-pork-farmers Vienna, Sep 19 (IANS) Russian import ban imposed in retaliation for Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis brought down the price of pork in Austria, affecting the farmers in the country. Alarm...]]> Business/Economy United States News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:30:08 +0000 ians 165373 at http://www.businessballa.com Russia seeks to keep out foreigners from media business http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165364/russia-seeks-keep-out-foreigners-media-business Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS) Russia will soon introduce a bill in parliament to restrict foreign ownership in Russian media, a media report said Thursday. The bill seeks to put a 20-percent ceiling on...]]> Russian Federation MEDIA News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:04:05 +0000 ians 165364 at http://www.businessballa.com France to help set up hospital in Guinea to fight Ebola http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165362/france-help-set-hospital-guinea-fight-ebola Paris, Sep 18 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande Thursday said his country would help set up a military hospital in Guinea to assist in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in west...]]> Health/Medicine France News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:34:04 +0000 ians 165362 at http://www.businessballa.com No plans to punish West with retaliatory sanctions: Putin http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165354/no-plans-punish-west-retaliatory-sanctions-putin Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) Russia will not pressure the West with sanctions but will pursue its own interests, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. "First of all, we are thinking about...]]> Business/Economy Russian Federation Diplomacy News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:26:05 +0000 ians 165354 at http://www.businessballa.com Pakistan aiming over 6 percent economic rise http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165341/pakistan-aiming-over-6-percent-economic-rise Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Pakistan is eyeing an economic growth rate of 6 percent by 2017-18 as it is believed the country's geo-political and strategic location can open up new vistas to make it a...]]> Business/Economy Indo-Pak/Pakistan Pakistan News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:04:03 +0000 ians 165341 at http://www.businessballa.com China gets its own Viagra http://www.businessballa.com/2014/09/165336/china-gets-its-own-viagra Beijing, Sep 18 (IANS)) A Chinese pharmaceutical company launched the country's first domestic erectile dysfunction treatment drug Thursday, aiming to challenge foreign domination of the market....]]> Business/Economy Health/Medicine China News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:46:06 +0000 ians 165336 at http://www.businessballa.com