BEAM ME UP SCOTTY: Indian engineers are toiling in the Himalayas to build the world's highest railway bridge, expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower and which will link spectacular mountainous regions in Jammu and Kashmir states. (Rakesh Bakshi, AFP)
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The euro has hit an 11-year low against the dollar and the region's stocks nudged higher, as the ECB prepares to provide details of its €1trn stimulus plan.
China has announced an economic growth target for 2015 of about 7%, signalling that the lowest rate of expansion for a quarter of a century is its "new normal".
Mobile entrepreneurs are unveiling smartphone-controlled baby cameras and wristwatch tracking devices that let you keep an eye on your kids via your handset.
European shares have risen in early trading, with a batch of robust company results from firms including Carrefour and Schroders boosting sentiment.
US oil giant ExxonMobil says it would reduce investment spending by nearly 12% this year in response to lower crude-oil prices, but projected higher production.
The euro has remained under pressure after falling to an 11-year low against the dollar as investors waited for the ECB'S announcement on its bond-purchase plan.
Passengers can now use a ‘mobile virtual credit card’ to pay for a ride on internet transport service Uber in South Africa.
US stocks have fallen for a second day after a run that saw new Dow and S&P records and a 15-year high for the Nasdaq.