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Corporate debt, a debilitating drag on Indian economy

Corporate debt, a debilitating drag on Indian economy

Reuters 2017-09-14 12:00:00

  India’s cash crunch and confusion over the introduction of a national sales tax were initially blamed for pulling economic growth down to its weakest pace in more than three years. But t...

Asian shares lackluster after China data

Asian shares lackluster after China data

-- 2017-09-14 11:18:14

Asian stocks were little changed on Thursday after data showed retail sales and industrial output growth slowed in China.   Japan's Nikkei 225 was up less than 0.1 per cent to 19,873.62 and Sou...

Rebel Wilson wins magazine defamation case

Rebel Wilson wins magazine defamation case

BBC 2017-09-13 11:17:42

Australian actor Rebel Wilson has been awarded A$4.5million (£2.7m; $3.6m) payout in a defamation case against a series of magazine articles that had wrongly portrayed her as a serial liar. &nb...

Asian shares rise after overnight gains on Wall Street

Asian shares rise after overnight gains on Wall Street

-- 2017-09-13 10:48:25

Most Asian stock markets were higher Wednesday after US shares rose on encouraging jobs data while worries about North Korea and twin hurricane disasters eased.   Tokyo's Nikkei 225 rose 0.4 p...

Xi expresses hopes for global tourism boom

Xi expresses hopes for global tourism boom

-- 2017-09-13 02:06:06

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory message to the 22nd General Assembly of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), which opened Wednesday, saying he hoped for greater de...

Al Qaeda warns Myanmar of 'punishment' over Rohingya

Al Qaeda warns Myanmar of 'punishment' over Rohingya

Reuters 2017-09-13 01:58:02

Al Qaeda militants have called for support for Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, who are facing a security crackdown that has sent about 400,000 of them fleeing to Bangladesh, warning that Myanmar wou...

Google appeals against EU anti-trust fine

Google appeals against EU anti-trust fine

BBC 2017-09-12 10:59:51

Tech giant Google has lodged an appeal against the 2.4billion euro fine (£2b / $2.8b) which was ordered to pay by the European Commission in June.   The regulator had ruled that positioni...

Global economy positive but still fragile: Chinese Premier

Global economy positive but still fragile: Chinese Premier

-- 2017-09-12 03:59:11

The world economy is showing positive signs but remains fragile and countries should rely on structural reforms, not quantitative easing, to support growth, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday....

Patty Jenkins becomes highest-paid female director

Patty Jenkins becomes highest-paid female director

-- 2017-09-12 01:07:06

The director of the blockbuster hit Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins is all set to return for the superhero film’s highly-anticipated sequel, ending months of speculation.   Jenkins has closed...

Asian stocks rise after Irma weakened

Asian stocks rise after Irma weakened

-- 2017-09-11 02:02:44

Asian stocks jumped and the dollar strengthened Monday after Hurricane Irma weakened and North Korea marked a weekend holiday with celebrations but refrained from launching more missiles, easing geopo...

Breakthrough in stretchable electronics

Breakthrough in stretchable electronics

Xinhua 2017-09-10 12:39:27

Using rubbery materials, scientists at the University of Houston have successfully created a new form of stretchable electronics that holds promise in health monitors, medical implants and artificial...

S&P 500 ends slightly lower

S&P 500 ends slightly lower

-- 2017-09-09 11:33:09

The S&P 500 ended slightly lower on Friday as investors braced for potential damage from Hurricane Irma as it drove toward Florida.   The Dow eked out a gain, helped by a 4.0-per cent rise...

Tokyo bourse approves listing of Japan's first ESG funds

Tokyo bourse approves listing of Japan's first ESG funds

-- 2017-09-09 05:28:10

Japan Exchange Group, the operator of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, said on Friday it had approved the listing of three socially responsible exchange-traded funds - the first of their kind in Japan - crea...

S Korean stocks fall

S Korean stocks fall

-- 2017-09-09 05:27:07

South Korean shares fell on Friday, as automakers led by market heavyweight Hyundai Motor dropped on worries its Chinese joint venture partner may pull out following the deployment of an anti-missile...

Thai share hits over four-year high

Thai share hits over four-year high

-- 2017-09-09 05:25:33

Thai shares climbed to a more than four-year high on Friday, while most other Southeast Asian stock markets traded range-bound. Robust Chinese trade data lent support to broader Asian shares, with an...

China stocks edge up

China stocks edge up

-- 2017-09-09 05:22:58

China stocks edged up on Friday, poised for a fourth straight week of gains, amid signs investors are pumping fresh money into a market buoyed by solid economic growth and a resurgent yuan. With the...

Asian shares slip on N Korea worries

Asian shares slip on N Korea worries

-- 2017-09-08 11:00:25

Asian shares mostly slipped Friday as worries remained about the damage from Hurricane Irma in the US, as well as lingering fears about ballistic missile launches and nuclear weapons in North Korea....

UK inflation expectations hold steady: BoE

UK inflation expectations hold steady: BoE

Reuters 2017-09-08 02:53:40

The British public’s expectations for inflation remained stable in the three months to early August, a Bank of England survey showed on Friday, despite this year’s rise in price growth aft...

China to spend over $1.0t on planes over next 20 yrs: Boeing

China to spend over $1.0t on planes over next 20 yrs: Boeing

-- 2017-09-07 12:35:57

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Sept 6 (Reuters): Chinese airlines are likely to buy more than 7,000 planes worth $1.1 trillion over the next 20 years, as they grow their fleets to meet robust demand for domestic a...

SE Asian stocks rise after Wall Street gains

SE Asian stocks rise after Wall Street gains

-- 2017-09-07 12:12:16

Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Thursday, tracking a recovery in global equities as Wall Street gained overnight.   An index of stocks across Asia, excluding Japan, gained 0.5 per cent, a...

Industrial park in Malaysia's Kuantan on track, says MCKIP chairman

Industrial park in Malaysia's Kuantan on track, says MCKIP chairman

-- 2017-09-07 12:00:00

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 6 (Xinhua): The Malaysia-China Kuantan Industrial Park (MCKIP), the first industrial park to be jointly developed by Malaysia and China, is on track to achieve its investment targe...

US stocks climb as energy shares jump

US stocks climb as energy shares jump

-- 2017-09-07 10:55:18

US stocks climbed on Wednesday, boosted by energy shares and helped by news of an agreement to extend the debt limit, as stocks bounced back from a day-earlier selloff.   The energy sector rose...

Asian shares rise after US debt deal

Asian shares rise after US debt deal

-- 2017-09-07 10:39:39

Asian stocks rose Thursday after President Donald Trump cut a deal with Democrats to extend borrowing limits to buy more time for the US government, giving investors much needed relief.   Japan...

BNM holds key rate as growth is solid

BNM holds key rate as growth is solid

-- 2017-09-07 03:24:08

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the central bank of Malaysia, has left its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Thursday as expected, as it sees the economy remaining on a solid growth.   All 11 ec...

Facebook reveals ‘Russian propaganda’ on US election

Facebook reveals ‘Russian propaganda’ on US election

BBC 2017-09-07 01:53:02

Facebook says it has discovered a Russian-funded campaign for promoting divisive social and political messages on its network.   The company said $100,000 (£77,000) was spent on about 3,0...

German industrial orders fall in July

German industrial orders fall in July

Reuters 2017-09-06 12:26:46

German industrial orders fell unexpectedly in July on weak domestic demand while bookings from abroad remained flat, data showed on Wednesday. Factories registered a 0.7 per cent drop in orders after...

Zika kills cancer cells: study

Zika kills cancer cells: study

BBC 2017-09-06 11:59:12

According to US scientists, a harmful virus that can cause devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses could offer up a surprising new treatment for adult brain cancer.   Zika has be...

China, Hong Kong shares fall

China, Hong Kong shares fall

-- 2017-09-06 11:18:52

China and Hong Kong stocks fell on Wednesday, in step with weakness in Asian markets and Wall Street’s slide as tensions in the Korean Peninsula continued to haunt investors.   Pyongyang...

Consensus on key economic issues

Consensus on key economic issues

From Jubair Hasan in Xiamen, China 2017-09-06 10:50:41

A three-day long BRICS Summit came to an end on Tuesday reaching consensus on some key economic issues that leaders believe will make voices of the developing countries much stronger in the globalised...

Asian shares lower on cautious stance

Asian shares lower on cautious stance

-- 2017-09-06 10:40:45

Asian shares were lower on Wednesday as investors found ample reasons to stay away from risky assets amid still-high tensions on the Korean Peninsula and the powerful hurricane approaching the US. &n...