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Greta Thunberg calls on world leaders to listen to young activists

-- January 21, 2020 14:54:00

Greta Thunberg, who has inspired a new generation of activists to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, urged world leaders to listen to young people on Tuesday. “I’m not a...

IMF cuts global growth projection

-- January 21, 2020 13:56:20

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut global growth projections on Monday, citing negative surprises in a few emerging markets, notably in India, and increased social unrest. However, the IMF als...

Fire kills five in southern Vietnam

Xinhua January 21, 2020 13:26:54

A fire in Vietnam's southern Ho Chi Minh City killed five early Tuesday, Vietnam News Agency reported. The fire broke out in a house located in a small alley of District 9 in Ho Chi Minh City at arou...

Facebook targets UK growth with 1,000 hires this year

-- January 21, 2020 12:38:42

Facebook will hire 1,000 people in London this year in roles such as product development and safety as it continues to grow its biggest engineering centre outside the United States after Britain leave...

Myanmar panel says security forces likely committed war crimes

-- January 21, 2020 11:36:06

An independent commission established by Myanmar's government has concluded there are reasons to believe that security forces committed war crimes in counterinsurgency operations that led more than 70...

Uber sells its India food delivery business to Zomato

-- January 21, 2020 11:11:52

Uber has sold its food delivery service in India to local rival Zomato, the firms have announced. Uber will get a 9.99 per cent stake in the Indian start-up, helping it maintain its presence in the s...

Global FDI drops moderately in 2019: UNCTAD

FE Online Report January 20, 2020 18:59:06

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) across the world dropped by 1.0 per cent last year, according to a primary estimation of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). UNCTAD’...

Five killed in Russian hotel after boiling water floods basement

-- January 20, 2020 13:34:14

Five people died in the Russian city of Perm on Monday after a hot water pipe exploded in the night and flooded a basement hotel room with boiling water, the regional investigative committee said. At...

World's richest 2,000 hold more than 4.6b combined: Oxfam

Reuters January 20, 2020 13:00:40

The world’s richest 2,153 people controlled more money than the poorest 4.6 billion combined in 2019, while unpaid or underpaid work by women and girls adds three times more to the global econom...

China to ban bags and other single-use plastic

-- January 20, 2020 11:29:40

China, one of the world's biggest users of plastic, has unveiled a major plan to reduce single-use plastics across the country. Non-degradable bags will be banned in major cities by the end of 2020 a...

New ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa assumes office

FE Online Report January 19, 2020 14:24:27

Masatsugu Asakawa has assumed office as the 10th President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), an ADB press statement said. "I am honoured to assume the role of ADB President and to begin working in...

China virus cases spike, 17 new infections reported

-- January 19, 2020 11:53:33

China reported 17 more cases of pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus strain on Sunday, stoking worries of it spreading as the country gears up to celebrate Chinese lunar new year when hundreds of mil...

Harry, Meghan to drop royal titles

-- January 19, 2020 11:02:39

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will no longer be working members of Britain’s monarchy and they will pay their own way in life as they embark on an independent future, Buckingham Palace said o...

China-US trade deal to reduce global uncertainty: IMF chief

-- January 18, 2020 13:45:58

The newly signed China-US phase-one trade deal will reduce the uncertainty that has impeded global economic growth, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said. He s...

Italian exports fall 4.2pc in November

-- January 18, 2020 12:59:00

Italian exports fell by 4.2 per cent in November 2019 compared to the previous month, and by 3.2 per cent compared to November of 2018, ISTAT national statistics agency has reported. The year-on-year...

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country’s oil output

-- January 18, 2020 12:26:38

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude output by more than half and ramping up t...

After base shooting, US restricts foreign trainee access to guns

-- January 18, 2020 11:30:45

The Pentagon announced on Friday new restrictions on international military students’ access to guns on US bases, as well as other measures, after a Saudi officer killed three US sailors at a Fl...

Google-parent Alphabet now a $1 trillion company

Reuters January 17, 2020 14:34:31

As Google-parent Alphabet became on Thursday the fourth US company to top a market value of more than $1 trillion, some funds holding its shares are wondering whether now is the time to cash in on the...

Amazon promises to create 1.0m new jobs in India

-- January 17, 2020 13:59:31

Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it planned to create 1.0 million jobs in India by 2025. The announcement came a day after the country’s trade minister said the e-commerce giant’s recently u...

Prince Harry on first royal duty since talks with Queen

-- January 16, 2020 13:24:51

The Duke of Sussex is to carry out his first public engagement since he and the Duchess of Sussex announced they want to step back as full-time royals. Prince Harry will host the Rugby League World C...

Japan’s Rakuten, Walmart’s Seiyu to open logistics site as online sales jump

-- January 16, 2020 12:02:54

Japanese online retailer Rakuten and Walmart’s Seiyu said they plan to open a new logistics site in Yokohama later this year to deal with growing sales from their joint online supermarket busine...

Three African nations reach preliminary deal in Nile dam dispute

-- January 16, 2020 11:22:45

Officials from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan say they have reached a preliminary agreement aimed at clearing the way for the filling and operation of a $5 billion dam project on the Nile River. The forei...

Thunderstorms sweep across Australia’s east coast

-- January 16, 2020 11:05:59

Thunderstorms and heavy rain swept across parts of Australia’s east coast on Thursday, bringing hope that some of the fierce bushfires razing the country will be extinguished - or at least slowe...

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos announces $1bn Indian investment

-- January 15, 2020 14:43:38

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has announced a major investment in India, saying the country is a key growth market. Mr Bezos said his firm will invest $1bn (£770m) in digitising small and medium busin...

US, China set to sign massive purchases deal, easing trade war

Reuters January 15, 2020 12:59:11

The US-China trade war is set to enter a new, quieter phase on Wednesday as US President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier sign an initial trade deal that aims to vastly increase Chinese purchases...

Iran arrests person behind video of plane downing

-- January 15, 2020 10:47:41

Iran says it has arrested the person who filmed the footage showing a Ukrainian passenger plane being shot down by a missile. It is believed the person being detained will face charges related to nat...

At least 67 killed by avalanches in Pakistan, India

-- January 14, 2020 15:13:34

At least 57 people were killed and others were missing after avalanches in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir over the last 24 hours, senior government officials said on Tuesday. In neighbouring India, at l...

Russia says Libya’s Haftar left Moscow without signing ceasefire deal

Reuters January 14, 2020 13:34:03

Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army, has left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement drafted at talks in Russia on Monday, the TASS news agency cited the Russian Foreign Minist...

Queen agrees ‘transition’ to new role for Harry and Meghan

-- January 14, 2020 12:20:12

The Queen has agreed a "period of transition" in which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will spend time in Canada and the UK. She said she was "entirely supportive" of their desire for a new role but "...

'Would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant as next Infosys CEO'

-- January 14, 2020 11:30:35

Calling India's controversial new citizenship law 'sad', Microsoft boss Satya Nadella said he would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant succeed in the country's technology industry. The India-born...