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Mongolia's economy grows 7.3 pc in 2019

-- December 31, 2019 14:58:59

The prime minister of Mongolia Ukhnaa Khurelsukh said the country’s economy grew around 7.3 per cent year on year in 2019, compared to 1.2 per cent in 2016. The Prime Minister revealed the info...

Brazilian analysts predict 2.3pc economic growth in 2020

-- December 31, 2019 14:43:46

Brazilian financial analysts elevated projections for the growth of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020 from 2.28 to 2.30 per cent, the Central Bank announced on Monday. According to t...

Asian shares at 18-month highs; Nikkei finishes year up 18 per cent

REUTERS December 30, 2019 13:41:45

A broad gauge of Asian share markets rose to an 18-month high on Monday as Chinese equities gained, while oil touched three-month highs on a combination of US crude inventory drawdowns, trade optimism...

Shooter among two dead in livestreamed Texas church attack

-- December 30, 2019 11:04:26

A gunman opened fire in a church in Texas, fatally shooting two parishioners before being killed by an armed member of the congregation. The gunman stood up from a pew at West Freeway Church of Chris...

Fire at Russia's Novatek oil and gas field kills two

-- December 28, 2019 15:10:32

Two people have been killed and one injured in a fire in an elevator at Russia’s Novatek northern oil and gas field, news agencies reported on Saturday citing emergency ministry officials. The...

Philippines records 8.0m foreign tourists this yr

-- December 28, 2019 13:41:14

Tourism is booming in the Philippines with more than eight million visitors coming in 2019, the government said on Saturday. "Breaking the eight-million mark is another milestone to celebrate, as it...

India's financial system stable despite weaker economic growth: RBI

REUTERS December 28, 2019 10:53:51

India’s financial system remains stable even after economic growth plummeted to a six-year low, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Friday. “Reviving the twin engines of consumption a...

US think tank urges continued US-China engagement for global benefit

-- December 26, 2019 14:09:55

The growing cooperation between China and the United States will benefit not only the two countries but the rest of the world, said a leading think tank based in San Francisco. In a report released t...

Indian citizenship protests: Modi, BJP misread the mood

Reuters December 26, 2019 12:28:34

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government did not anticipate the protests against a new citizenship law that have raged across the country and is now scrambling to control the damage, mem...

Seven die as migrants’ boat sinks in Turkey’s Lake Van

-- December 26, 2019 11:38:05

Seven people died and 64 were rescued when a boat carrying migrants sank in eastern Turkey’s Lake Van, the state-owned Anadolu news agency reported on Thursday. The agency said the boat sank ne...

Trump says he and Xi will sign China trade deal

Reuters December 25, 2019 15:09:09

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday (local time) he and Chinese President Xi Jinping will have a signing ceremony to sign the first phase of the US-China trade deal agreed to this month. &ldquo...

Philippine typhoon Phanfone ruins Christmas for travelers

-- December 25, 2019 14:14:21

Christmas turned to chaos for many holiday observers in the central Philippines as a typhoon with strong winds and heavy rains destroyed homes, cut off power and stranded travelers, disaster officials...

Yearend: US economy slows in 2019

-- December 25, 2019 12:56:32

The US economy, supported by robust consumer spending and a strong job market, has maintained a moderate pace of growth as 2019 draws to a close. While worries about an immediate recession have abat...

0.1m Sri Lankan refugees missing from India’s citizenship law

Thomson Reuters Foundation December 25, 2019 11:52:42

Nearly 100,000 Sri Lankan refugees living in India are not eligible for citizenship under a new law, sparking concerns they may be forced to return to the island nation they fled during a decades-long...

Nissan top executive Seki to quit in blow to turnaround plan

-- December 25, 2019 10:46:51

The executive tasked with leading a recovery at Nissan Motor Co Ltd said he had decided to resign just weeks into his new job, a move that could disrupt the automaker’s push to turn the corner o...

TIB expresses concerns

FE ONLINE REPORT December 24, 2019 21:15:46

The Transparency International, Bangladesh (TIB) expressed concerns about uncertainty of climate financing in UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid of Spain. There was no certain development...

China central bank to conduct six billion yuan bill swaps

-- December 24, 2019 13:54:19

China’s central bank will conduct a bill swap operation to support the issuance and liquidity of perpetual bonds issued by banks to replenish capital, it said on Tuesday. The bill swaps, with a...

Tourists to Palestine grow 15 pc in 2019: Minister

-- December 24, 2019 12:49:04

The number of tourists to the occupied Palestinian territories increased by 15 per cent in 2019, Palestinian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Rula Maayah has said. "The number of tourists who have...

25 die as bus plunges into ravine in Indonesia

-- December 24, 2019 12:07:34

Twenty-five people were killed when a passenger bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia’s Sumatra island after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, police said Tuesday. At least 14 other people...

China's forex market remains balanced

Global Times December 23, 2019 18:20:30

China's cross-border capital flight pressure has been much alleviated this year, with the country expected to continue liberalising its capital account while cracking down on illegal trading activitie...

Singapore's core inflation grows to 0.6 pc in Nov

-- December 23, 2019 15:19:38

Singapore's Consumer Price Index for all items (CPI-All Items) grew 0.6 per cent year-on-year in November, compared to a 0.4-per cent growth in October, according to a statement. The Ministry of Trad...

11 dead, 300 treated after drinking coconut wine in Philippines

-- December 23, 2019 10:50:16

At least 11 people have been killed and more than 300 treated in hospital after drinking coconut wine in the Philippines, including some who were celebrating at a Christmas party, health and local aut...

Violent protests affect Assam's tourism industry

-- December 22, 2019 19:28:05

The tourism industry in India's northeastern state Assam is taking a hit right now as violent anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests by various oraganisations against the controversial act cont...

Int'l SME conference held in India

-- December 22, 2019 18:26:07

World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME) organised 23rd International Conference for SMEs (ICSME) on “Achieving inclusive and sustainable goal through SME 4.0 by promoting SMEs...

China-US phase-one trade deal a concrete step to de-escalate tensions

Xinhua December 22, 2019 18:14:27

The China-US phase-one economic and trade deal is a concrete step toward de-escalating bilateral tensions, experts have said. "We see the phase-one agreement as modest, but for now, it ends the escal...

Trump invites Johnson to White House in new year: British media

-- December 22, 2019 12:39:24

US President Donald Trump has invited British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to visit him in the White House in the new year, British media reported on Sunday. The Sunday Times newspaper reported that...

French forces kill 33 militants in Mali

-- December 22, 2019 11:40:02

French forces have killed 33 militants in an operation in Mali, according to President Emmanuel Macron. Mr Macron made the announcement on a visit to Ivory Coast, where he reiterated France's commitm...

Australia PM sorry for Hawaii holiday during bushfire crisis

-- December 22, 2019 10:50:54

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologised for going on holiday while the country struggled with a mounting wildfire crisis. Mr Morrison cut short his trip to Hawaii as criticism of him...

Travel warnings issued as fires ravage Australia

-- December 21, 2019 13:15:14

Catastrophic fire warnings are in place across the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW), where firefighters are tackling more than 100 blazes. Authorities have urged Christmas travellers to dela...

18 inmates dead in Honduran prison riot

-- December 21, 2019 11:39:17

At least 18 inmates were killed and 16 wounded during a fight between rival gangs in a Honduran penitentiary on Friday, authorities said, in one of the worst recent outbreaks of prison violence in the...