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Frace braces for 40C heatwave

-- June 24, 2019 13:36:56

France is braced for a heatwave with temperatures forecast to exceed 40C this week – potentially breaking the record for June. Temperatures are expected to reach 35 degrees or more on Monday, a...

Bank of Thailand likely to hold key rate

-- June 24, 2019 13:15:37

Thailand’s central bank is expected to keep its benchmark policy rate steady on Wednesday for a fourth straight meeting, a Reuters poll showed. Bank of Thailand (BOT), the central bank of the c...

SE Asian stocks subdued ahead of regional trade

-- June 24, 2019 13:03:12

Most Southeast Asian stock markets were subdued on Monday as investors awaited economic data from Singapore and Indonesia and further developments in the Sino-US trade talks. Stock markets in the reg...

Asian shares waver ahead of G-20

-- June 24, 2019 12:55:07

Shares were wavering in Asia on Monday as investors watched for movement in the China-US trade dispute ahead of the G-20 summit. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index gained 0.2 per cent to 21,302.38 while...

Jeremy Hunt calls Boris Johnson a ‘coward’ for avoiding debate

-- June 24, 2019 12:46:30

Jeremy Hunt, one of the two people vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday that rival Boris Johnson was a coward for avoiding public head-to-head debates on Brexit. &ldquo...

US cyber attacks were not successful: Iran minister

-- June 24, 2019 12:07:50

US cyber attacks against Iranian targets have not been successful, Iran’s telecoms minister said on Monday, within days of reports that the Pentagon had launched a long-planned cyber attack to d...

Iran lawmakers chant ‘Death to America’ as US called ‘terrorist’

-- June 23, 2019 13:14:47

Iranian lawmakers chanted “Death to America” during a parliament session on Sunday after a speaker accused the United States of being the “real world terrorist”, amid escalatin...

Oracle Q4 GAAP EPS rises 36pc to $1.07

FE Online Desk June 23, 2019 12:28:14

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) recently announced fiscal 2019 Q4 results and fiscal 2019 full year results. Total Quarterly Revenues were $11.1 billion, up 1% in USD and up 4% in constant currency co...

Kim receives ‘excellent’ letter from Trump

-- June 23, 2019 11:00:04

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un has received a personal letter from US President Donald Trump, state media has reported. Mr Kim praised the letter as "excellent" and said he would "seriously contempla...

Ethiopia’s army chief shot

-- June 23, 2019 10:50:14

Ethiopia’s army chief of staff has been shot, the prime minister’s press secretary said on Sunday, hours after a failed coup attempt was reported in a federal state north of the capital....

Russia temporarily bans flights to Georgia after violent clashes

-- June 22, 2019 12:51:47

President Vladimir Putin has temporarily banned Russian airlines from flying to Georgia following a spate of violent unrest in the country. He signed the decree - which will be implemented from 8 Jul...

HK protesters disperse after blockading police headquarters

-- June 22, 2019 12:18:05

Thousands of protesters who had blockaded police headquarters in Asia’s leading financial centre had mostly dispersed by Saturday morning with some roads reopened for traffic as normal but it re...

UN rights chief urges Venezuela to release prisoners

-- June 22, 2019 11:38:58

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Friday urged Venezuela’s government to release prisoners who were arrested for peacefully protesting, and confirmed that a delegation would remain in t...

World stocks rise to seven-week high

-- June 22, 2019 10:49:34

Global stocks rose to near seven-week highs on Friday following a run spurred by optimism over monetary polic amid the Gulf tension. Oil prices built on recent gains on fears any US military attack o...

CSRC approves three IPOs

-- June 22, 2019 10:36:36

China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has approved the initial public offering (IPO) applications of three companies. Jiangsu Shemar Electric Co, Ltd, Shanghai-based Quectel Wireless Soluti...

Asian shares retreat after S&P 500 hits all-time high

-- June 21, 2019 12:32:13

Asian shares retreated on Friday after a broad rally for stocks drove the S&P 500 index to an all-time high as weak manufacturing data from Japan helped dampen investor sentiment. Japan’s N...

Trump pulls back from launch of strikes on Iran

-- June 21, 2019 11:20:25

US President Donald Trump approved military strikes on Friday against Iran in retaliation for the downing of an unmanned $130-million surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching the attacks, th...

US aviation authority bans flights over some Iran-controlled airspace

-- June 21, 2019 10:43:25

The US Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday issued an emergency order prohibiting US operators from flying in an overwater area of Tehran-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf...

Indonesia plans more tax breaks to lift GDP growth

-- June 20, 2019 13:19:49

Indonesia plans to cut several different taxes to boost investment and accelerate economic growth, its finance minister said on Wednesday. Southeast Asia’s largest economy in the Q1 expanded 5....

RBA flags rate cut, market bets on July

-- June 20, 2019 13:08:06

A top RBA official has said a recent cut in interest rates would not be enough to revive economic growth, an unusually blunt declaration that led markets to narrow the odds on another easing as early...

SE Asian stocks edge up; Philippines slips

-- June 20, 2019 12:55:49

Most Southeast Asian shares edged up on Thursday, as dovish comments from the US Federal Reserve boosted global equities, while signs that Sino-US trade talks were set to resume also helped sentimen...

Asian shares rise on Fed rate cut talk

-- June 20, 2019 12:55:06

Asian shares rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve reaffirmed that it’s prepared to cut interest rates if needed to shield the US economy from trade conflicts or other threats. The Thursda...

Himalayan glaciers melting far faster this century: Study

-- June 20, 2019 12:11:28

Himalayan glaciers have been melting twice as fast since the start of this century, underscoring the threat the climate crisis poses to water supplies for hundreds of millions of people across Asia, a...

Houthis say they hit Saudi power station with cruise missile

-- June 20, 2019 11:35:51

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis struck a power station in Saudi Arabia’s al-Shuqaiq city, in the southern province of Jizan, with a cruise missile, their Al Masirah TV said on Wednesday, but...

Iran ‘shoots down’ US spy drone

-- June 20, 2019 10:48:58

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) claim to have shot down a US spy drone over Iranian airspace. State media reported the military hit a drone, which they named as a RQ-4 Global Hawk, near...

MH17 crash investigators to name four suspects

-- June 19, 2019 12:47:57

Investigators probing the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet in eastern Ukraine in 2014 will present new evidence later on Wednesday. The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is expected to name...

Rocket hits site of major foreign oil firms in Iraq, two hurt

-- June 19, 2019 11:30:25

A rocket landed at a residential and operations headquarters of several global major oil companies, including US giant ExxonMobil, near Iraq’s southern city of Basra early on Wednesday, wounding...

Asian shares rise on trade optimism

-- June 19, 2019 11:14:54

Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday on optimism about trade after US President Donald Trump said he will talk with the Chinese leader later this month in Japan. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 2...

BRI can speed development, needs transparency: WB

-- June 19, 2019 11:02:22

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) could speed up economic development and reduce poverty for dozens of developing countries, the World Bank has said in a report. The global lender said thi...

US, China to resume trade talks ahead of G20 summit

-- June 19, 2019 10:57:20

US and China will resume trade talks ahead of a meeting between their leaders at a G20 summit next week, US President Donald Trump has said. Mr Trump said on Twitter he had a "very good" call with Ch...