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Japanese shares rise on possible US-China trade talks

-- August 17, 2018 13:13:47

Japanese shares rose on Friday morning as trade tensions between US-China appeared to ease and gains in US shares supported the markets sentiment, but chip-related stocks fell. Japan’s Nikkei s...

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports surge in July

-- August 17, 2018 12:34:21

The non-oil domestic exports (NODX) of Singapore grew 11.8 per cent year on year in July, Enterprise Singapore, a government agency that champions enterprise development, announced on Friday. The c...

Asian shares gain on US-China trade talks

-- August 17, 2018 10:02:14

Asian shares won a modest reprieve on Friday after China and the United States agreed to hold their first trade talks since June next week and as the Turkish lira extended gains from its record low ea...

European shares rise on fresh trade talks

-- August 16, 2018 15:53:19

European shares inched up after China said it would hold trade talks with the US this month, spurring a risk appetite recovery, although Italian shares fell sharply as Atlantia sank. Europe’s S...

Kerala monsoon floods take 73 lives

-- August 16, 2018 15:25:28

Flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains in the southern Indian state of Kerala has killed at least 73 people, shut down an airport and displaced more than 85,000 people, officials have said. The state...

Thailand to ban imports of scrap electronics

-- August 16, 2018 14:43:39

Thailand will ban imports of 432 types of scrap electronics within six months, an environment ministry official said on Thursday, the latest country to respond to China’s crackdown on imports of...

24 schoolchildren die in Sudan boat capsize

-- August 16, 2018 13:33:34

At least 24 children on their way to school and a health worker have drowned when their boat sank in northern Sudan. More than 40 children were on the boat, whose engine failed in a strong current as...

S Korea posts trade surplus for 78 months to July

-- August 16, 2018 13:22:19

South Korean economy posted trade surplus for 78 months to July due mainly to strong demand for locally-made semiconductors and oil products, customs office data showed Thursday. Revised figure for t...

New Zealand bans selling homes to foreigners

-- August 16, 2018 12:11:06

New Zealand's parliament has banned many foreigners from buying existing homes in the country - a move aimed at making properties more affordable. The ban only applies to non-residents. Australians a...

Asian shares hit one-year low on Turkey, China worries

-- August 16, 2018 09:46:07

Asian shares hit fresh one-year lows in early trading on Thursday, while oil and precious metal prices also tumbled as Turkey’s currency crisis and fears of an economic slowdown in China fanned...

Indian oil tanker explodes off coast of Oman, three crew missing

-- August 15, 2018 15:19:02

An Indian shipping company says one of its crude oil tankers suffered an explosion off the coast of Oman and three of its sailors are missing. The Shipping Corporation of India says the explosion str...

DHL eCommerce announces partnership with Shopee

FE Online Desk August 15, 2018 13:51:43

KUALA LUMPUR - Media OutReach - 15 AUGUST- DHL eCommerce, a division of the world's leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL), today announced its partnership with Shopee, the leading...

Uganda cops arrest three MP’s after attack at Museveni’s convoy

-- August 15, 2018 13:00:34

Ugandan police arrested three opposition lawmakers and scores of others after stones were thrown at the convoy of President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled the country since 1986. Supporters of indepe...

Turkey doubles tariffs on US products

-- August 15, 2018 11:40:20

Turkey has doubled tariffs on some US imports, such as passenger cars, alcohol and tobacco, in what its vice president said was a response to deliberate US attacks on the Turkish economy. The move...

India to launch first manned space mission by 2022

-- August 15, 2018 11:26:05

India will launch its first manned space mission by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, which could make it the fourth nation to do so after the United States, Russia and China. In...

Japanese shares slip slightly

-- August 15, 2018 11:00:22

Japan’s Nikkei edged lower on Wednesday morning as profit-taking hit after the previous day’s sharp gains, though the drops were limited as the yen’s weakness against the dollar ai...

Asian shares fall despite Wall St close lower

-- August 15, 2018 10:55:53

Asian shares were mostly lower in early Wednesday despite a rally overnight on Wall Street as investors' jitters over the Turkish currency crisis eased. Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 0.4 per cent t...

Gulf stock prices rebound modestly

-- August 14, 2018 15:36:41

Gulf stock prices rebounded modestly early on Tuesday from several days of falls, as investors were encouraged to buy back cautiously with the Turkish lira. Dubai’s stock index gained 0.6 per c...

Taliban attack at Afghan army base kills 17 soldiers

-- August 14, 2018 15:29:06

The spokesman for the Defence Ministry in Kabul says the Taliban have overrun a military base in northern Afghanistan, killing 17 soldiers and wounding at least 19 troops. Ghafor Ahmad Jawed says the...

UK jobless rate falls to lowest since 1975

-- August 14, 2018 15:23:01

Britain’s unemployment rate fell to its lowest since 1975 during the second quarter (Q2) and productivity picked up, but wage growth slowed, official data showed on Tuesday. The number of Eur...

Indian shares rise in line with Asian peers

-- August 14, 2018 14:29:14

Indian shares rose on Tuesday, in line with broader Asian peers, helped by financial and technology stocks as trade anxiety stemming from a plunge in the Turkish lira showed signs of easing. Turkey&r...

Car crashes into barriers outside UK parliament, driver held

-- August 14, 2018 14:09:09

A number of people were injured when a car collided with security barriers outside London’s parliament building on Tuesday and the driver was arrested, police said. Police said they could not i...

Australian archbishop begins home detention for concealing child abuse

-- August 14, 2018 13:09:20

A former Australian archbishop, the most senior Catholic cleric in the world convicted of concealing child sex abuse, was spared jail on Tuesday when he was ordered to serve his one-year sentence at h...

China's economy cools further, investment growth at record low

-- August 14, 2018 12:02:35

China’s economy is showing further signs of cooling as the US prepares to impose even tougher trade tariffs, with investment in the first seven months of the year slowing to a record low and ret...

Asia tries to find its footing, China disappoints

-- August 14, 2018 10:12:32

Asian share markets fought to regain their footing on Tuesday as tremors from the collapse of the Turkish lira ebbed, though sentiment took a fresh knock when Chinese economic data proved softer than...

Nigerian troops protest against redeployment in restive region

-- August 13, 2018 16:08:20

Nigerian troops staging a protest at the airport in the northeastern city of Maiduguri on Sunday shot into the air for around four hours, soldiers and local people said. There were no reports of any...

Spanish festival platform collapse injures hundreds

-- August 13, 2018 13:45:17

Hundreds of people were hurt, five seriously, when a wooden platform collapsed at a seaside music festival in north-western Spain on Sunday night, state television RTVE reported. There were no report...

Bank of Israel predicts 3.5pc GDP in 2019

-- August 13, 2018 13:22:45

The Bank of Israel predicted 3.5 per cent gross domestic product (GDP) for 2019, as the economy is more inclined to export and less to private consumption. The economy appeared to be more balanced...

Singapore's Q2 GDP grows 3.9pc

-- August 13, 2018 13:04:11

Singapore's economy increased 3.9 per cent year on year in the second quarter (Q2), easing from the 4.5 per cent growth in the first quarter, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced on Mond...

SE Asian stocks low as Indonesian shares plunge

-- August 13, 2018 12:40:19

Southeast Asian share markets were mostly lower on Monday as Indonesian shares plummeted in their worst drop in nearly two years as emerging market currencies faced a deep selloff. The Turkish lira a...