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European stocks rebound

-- August 30, 2017 17:22:22

Europe's stock markets rebounded at the start of trading on Wednesday, reversing the previous day's heavy losses after US President Donald Trump's measured response to North Korea's missile launch &n...

Sensex rises 193 points

-- August 30, 2017 17:17:41

The benchmark BSE Sensex recovered over 193 points and the Nifty regained the 9,800-mark in early trade Wednesday on buying in banking, oil and FMCG stocks after recent losses.   Speculators co...

Moody’s predicts G20 to grow over 3pc  

Reuters August 30, 2017 10:39:42

Moody’s Investors Service kept its forecast for G20 economic growth at just over 3 per cent for this year and next, but warned of geopolitical risks, US protectionism and spillovers from globa...

Asian shares mostly lower

-- August 29, 2017 12:42:58

Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday, as the region was rattled by a ballistic missile launch in which the projectile flew over Japan and fell into the Pacific Ocean.   Japan's benchmark Nikk...

Asian shares mixed

AP August 28, 2017 10:52:22

Asian shares were mixed Monday after gasoline futures spiked after Tropical Storm Harvey battered Texas' refinery-rich Gulf Coast, while investors found no surprises from last week's key meeting of ce...

China sees slowest industrial profit growth in three months

Reuters August 27, 2017 10:48:48

Earnings growth for China’s industrial firms cooled in July after accelerating for three straight months, reinforcing expectations the economy will slow over coming quarters as higher lending...

S Korean stocks rise for fourth day

-- August 26, 2017 17:13:16

South Korean shares rose for a fourth straight session on Friday, largely shrugging off news that the billionaire head of Samsung Group had been jailed for five years for bribery, one of the toughest...

SL shares recover after govt drops plan to tax trading profits

-- August 26, 2017 17:11:33

Sri Lankan shares ended firmer on Friday, recovering from an over four-month closing low hit in the previous session as investors bought battered shares following the government's decision to drop a p...

TSX edges lower

-- August 26, 2017 16:59:47

Canada's main stock index inched lower on Friday, caught between a plunge in Tahoe Resources Inc and jumps in shares of retailer Hudson Bay Co and construction company Aecon Group, report agencies....

Germany Q2 GDP grows 0.6pc

-- August 25, 2017 20:38:55

The German economy grew by 0.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2017, helped by private consumption and state spending, data showed on Friday.   Confirming a preliminary reading for growth, th...

‘Storm of the decade’ hurricane Harvey move towards Texas

-- August 25, 2017 14:28:07

Texas is bracing itself for the storm of the decade as Hurricane Harvey barrels towards the state, which is expecting catastrophic flooding, power outages, winds up to 130mph and 30 inches of rain. &...

Train derailment in India injures 74

-- August 23, 2017 05:11:07

At least 74 people were injured after a passenger train derailed early Wednesday in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the second rail accident in the state in four days. According to offic...

Asian shares rise modestly

AP August 23, 2017 04:25:01

Asian shares rose modestly on Wednesday after overnight gains on Wall Street as geopolitical risks and turmoil at the White House abated while investors eyed the annual gathering of central bankers....

Asian shares rise after US stocks gain

AP August 22, 2017 07:54:50

Asian stock markets were mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street gained as investors looked ahead to this week's gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.   The Shanghai Composite...

J&J loses $417m talcum powder lawsuit

Reuters August 22, 2017 07:47:02

A California jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the company's talc-based products like Johnson's Baby Powd...

Trump clears way for more troops to Afghanistan

FE Online Desk August 22, 2017 06:43:08

Reversing course from his campaign pledges, President Donald Trump on Monday night committed the United States to an open-ended conflict in Afghanistan, signaling he would dispatch more troops to Amer...

Dollar price inches higher

-- August 22, 2017 06:29:45

The dollar inched higher against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, with traders focusing on the annual central banking conference in Jackson Hole this week for insights into the outlook for monetary...

US stocks end higher; energy fall

Reuters August 22, 2017 05:14:48

The benchmark US S&P 500 stock index ended up slightly on Monday after two days of declines, though a drop in oil prices weighed on energy shares. Market participants began to turn their focus to...

New Zealand shares slightly up

Reuters August 22, 2017 05:08:13

New Zealand shares were seen slightly higher on Tuesday amid tensions between the United States and North Korea kept investors on edge.   The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 17 points, or 0...

Australian shares edge up

Reuters August 22, 2017 05:05:43

Australian shares edged up on Tuesday thanks to some encouraging results including for BHP Billiton, whose stock jumped after the global miner posted robust annual earnings.   The S&P/ASX 2...

WB's proposal to develop Dhaka eastward - a critique

Abu Reza August 22, 2017 05:00:13

The World Bank (WB)-sponsored international conference in Dhaka, held on July 19 last, highlighted the need for a move 'Towards Great Dhaka'. However, many disheartening features of the current condit...

China's Great Wall sets sights on Fiat Chrysler

FE Online Desk August 22, 2017 04:50:47

A direct overture by Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor Co Ltd to Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV sent FCA shares up sharply on Monday, as investors cheered the potential sale...

Thai Q2 GDP growth fastest in four years

Reuters August 21, 2017 08:16:21

Thailand's economy capped a solid performance for Southeast Asia in the second quarter, growing at its fastest clip in over four years on strong exports. Robust tourism and farm output also helped th...

Gold trades little changed

Reuters August 21, 2017 07:37:01

Gold prices were little changed on Monday as investors sought further direction after a week of geopolitical uncertainty in the United States and Europe. Spot gold edged 0.1 per cent higher at $1,286...

Asian stocks in fragile mode

Reuters August 21, 2017 05:08:57

Asian shares were fragile on Monday as investors remained unconvinced about US President Donald Trump's ability to fulfill his economic agenda, even as the departure of his controversial policy strate...

Thousands oppose Boston right wing rally

BBC August 20, 2017 06:51:39

Tens of thousands of anti-racism protesters have opposed the "Free Speech" rally in the US city of Boston that featured right-wing speakers.   The rally on Boston Common, which attracted only a...

Train crash in Indian kills 23

BBC August 20, 2017 04:09:06

At least 23 people were killed and more than 60 injured when a train derailed in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.   Police said that at least eight carriages jumped the tracks near M...

Two die in Finland stabbing rampage

Reuters August 19, 2017 08:28:41

A man with a knife killed two people and wounded eight others in a stabbing rampage in a market square in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said. Police shot the suspected attacker in the l...

Congo landslide death toll 'likely to rise over 200'

BBC August 19, 2017 08:09:50

The death toll from Wednesday's landslide in north-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is expected to rise above 200, officials say.   Most of the dead are from a fishing community on Lake Alb...

New manhunt for Barcelona attack driver

Reuters August 19, 2017 07:58:04

The driver in Thursday's van attack that killed 13 people in a tourist area of Barcelona may still be alive and on the run, Spanish police say.   They are hunting for Moroccan-born Younes Abouy...