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Japan Oct CPI edges up

Japan Oct CPI edges up

-- 2017-12-01 12:00:00

The core consumer prices in Japan rose in October from a year earlier, marking the 10th straight month of gains, but a narrower measure that excludes energy showed inflation has not accelerated for th...

Hong Kong stocks little change

Hong Kong stocks little change

-- 2017-12-01 11:58:33

Hong Kong stocks little changed on Friday, the sub-index of the Hang Seng index tracking energy shares rose 0.1 per cent while the IT sector fell 1.8 per cent. The top gainer on Hang Seng was Galaxy...

China stocks slip after soft factory growth

China stocks slip after soft factory growth

-- 2017-12-01 11:55:49

China stocks slipped on Friday, after a private survey showed the country’s manufacturing activity grew at the weakest pace in five months in November. At 04:03 GMT, the Shanghai Composite inde...

US stocks rally; Dow hits record high

US stocks rally; Dow hits record high

-- 2017-12-01 11:27:36

Wall Street indexes rallied on Thursday on increasing indications the Republican party’s push for a US tax overhaul may get enough support to pass, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke t...

Euro zone stocks slip slightly at opening

Euro zone stocks slip slightly at opening

-- 2017-12-01 03:05:39

European share edged lower at the opening session on Friday, while the financial stocks wilted after a delayed vote on tax reform in the US deflated a rally in the sector. Euro zone stocks fell 0.6 p...

Ireland’s manufacturing output surge

Ireland’s manufacturing output surge

-- 2017-12-01 02:42:51

Ireland’s manufacturing output growth accelerated in the three months to November, surged to an 18-year high, a survey showed on Friday. The output seen higher, with strong new orders at home...

China factory growth slows in Nov: Caixin PMI

China factory growth slows in Nov: Caixin PMI

-- 2017-12-01 02:35:09

China’s manufacturing activity grew at the weakest pace in five months in November as input costs remained high and tougher pollution measures weighed on business confidence, survey showed. The...

India's economy grows 6.3pc in Q3

India's economy grows 6.3pc in Q3

-- 2017-12-01 02:24:50

India's economic growth bounced back in the second quarter (July-September), grew 6.3 per cent in the Q2 from a year earlier, government data showed on Thursday. Gross domestic product (GDP) grew fas...

Asian shares decline after US stocks fall

Asian shares decline after US stocks fall

-- 2017-11-30 12:40:21

Asian stock markets declined Thursday after US tech stocks fell and China reported stronger manufacturing as investors looked ahead to a key OPEC meeting. The Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.2 per...

SE Asian stocks fall, Malaysian holds steady

SE Asian stocks fall, Malaysian holds steady

-- 2017-11-30 12:34:51

Southeast Asian stock markets were downcast on Thursday as broader Asian equities fell sharply on a selloff in technology heavyweights, with Singapore falling the most. Singapore shares fell as much...

Nikkei share edges lower in choppy trade

Nikkei share edges lower in choppy trade

-- 2017-11-30 12:25:42

Japan’s Nikkei share average edged lower on Thursday in choppy trade as tech shares fell sharply following a drop in their US counterparts overnight, offsetting gains in banking shares. The Nik...

China shares fall; technology firms dips

China shares fall; technology firms dips

-- 2017-11-30 12:21:43

China shares fell on Thursday, while gaming giant Tencent slid 2.3 per cent, leading a decline in information technology firms. The Shanghai Composite index was down 8.77 points or 0.26 per cent at 3...

ASX slips on new bank inquiry

ASX slips on new bank inquiry

-- 2017-11-30 12:05:23

Australian shares slipped on Thursday, pulled down by financials after the government announced a wide-ranging inquiry into the country’s banking sector. The inquiry reverses the government&r...

New Zealand shares decline

New Zealand shares decline

-- 2017-11-30 12:03:54

New Zealand shares declined on Thursday, as business sentiment sunk to an eight-year low in November. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.2 per cent or 17.26 points to 8,124.70. The benchmark w...

HK shares slip, led by tech firms

HK shares slip, led by tech firms

-- 2017-11-30 12:00:00

Hong Kong stocks fell on Thursday, led by tech firms tracking falls in high-flying technology shares on the Wall Street, and weighed down by losses in mainland China markets.  “There is...

Yellen reiterates gradual rate hike path

Yellen reiterates gradual rate hike path

-- 2017-11-30 12:00:00

US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated that the low inflation might reflect transitory factors and expected inflation will move up to 2.0 per cent target over the medium term. She said that...

Google UK faces mass legal action

Google UK faces mass legal action

BBC 2017-11-30 10:52:41

Google is being taken to court, accused of collecting the personal data of millions of users, in the first mass legal action of its kind in the UK. It focuses on allegations that Google unlawfully ha...

‘Asia can attain sustainable growth thru’ SMEs’

‘Asia can attain sustainable growth thru’ SMEs’

-- 2017-11-30 07:14:24

Asian countries can achieve higher economic growth if they take innovation steps to develop Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), said Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu. "SMEs considered as a vital...

Net migration to UK plunges after Brexit vote

Net migration to UK plunges after Brexit vote

-- 2017-11-30 04:03:20

Net migration to UK fell by nearly a third to 230,000 in the year to June, new figures show. It is the first time that a full year of data has been available since the UK voted to leave the EU last J...

Early baldness linked to higher risk of heart disease

Early baldness linked to higher risk of heart disease

BBC 2017-11-30 03:34:42

Male pattern baldness and premature greying are more of a risk factor for heart disease than obesity in men under 40, new research suggests. A study of more than 2,000 young men in India showed more...

Tanzania faces country-wide power outage

Tanzania faces country-wide power outage

-- 2017-11-30 03:12:24

Tanzania was hit by a country-wide blackout early on Thursday due to a technical glitch in its national power grid, the country’s state-run electricity monopoly said. “A technical fault ....

US drone hits Pak-Afghan border, kills three

US drone hits Pak-Afghan border, kills three

-- 2017-11-30 02:44:59

At least three people have been killed after a US drone fired missiles along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, local Urdu media reported on Thursday. The attack happened in Pakistani territory of Kurr...

Powerful storms hit Sri Lanka, killing four

Powerful storms hit Sri Lanka, killing four

-- 2017-11-30 02:15:43

Storms with heavy rain and winds across the country have left at least four people dead and several fishermen are among 23 people missing, Sri Lanka's government said. The Disaster Management Center...

Bodybuilding products sold online ‘risky’

Bodybuilding products sold online ‘risky’

Reuters 2017-11-30 01:03:57

Many bodybuilding products sold online are mislabeled and contain unapproved drugs and other ingredients that may not be safe, a new study suggests. Researchers tested 44 products they bought online...

Samosa healthier than burger: Report

Samosa healthier than burger: Report

-- 2017-11-29 12:02:38

A samosa is better for an individual’s health than a burger because it is made using fresh ingredients and is free of additives, preservatives and flavourants, according to a new Centre for Scie...

Asian shares mixed after Wall St rally

Asian shares mixed after Wall St rally

-- 2017-11-29 11:38:05

Most of the shares are mixed in Asia following a broad rally on Wall Street that lifted US stocks to a milestone-shattering finish. Investors appeared to shrug off the latest launch of a ballistic m...

Egypt forces shoot dead 11 suspected militants

Egypt forces shoot dead 11 suspected militants

-- 2017-11-29 10:55:30

11 suspected militants have been killed by Egyptian security forces in a shootout near the Sinai, just days after more than 300 people were killed in an attack on a mosque in North Sinai, said the int...

US threatens action against S Sudan

US threatens action against S Sudan

-- 2017-11-29 10:26:37

The United States threatened on Tuesday to take further action against the South Sudan government if it does not end violence and allow United Nations peacekeepers to do their job, but UN sanctions ar...

Philippine cbank expects 2.9-3.6pc inflation in Nov

Philippine cbank expects 2.9-3.6pc inflation in Nov

-- 2017-11-29 02:51:16

The Philippine central bank said on Wednesday that annual inflation in November was expected to be within a range of 2.9-3.6 per cent. The central bank hopes the inflation range with the impact of hi...

Mexican inflation ‘may not fall as forecast’

Mexican inflation ‘may not fall as forecast’

-- 2017-11-29 02:36:27

Mexico’s incoming central bank governor Alejandro Diaz de Leon on Tuesday said inflation may not fall as forecast. He said the inflation may steady because of recent and future shocks, laying o...