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Asian shares stumble

Asian shares stumble

-- 2017-09-19 10:58:54

Asian shares were mixed Tuesday, as investors awaited comments from the US Federal Reserve, and Japan's benchmark rose on optimism over a weak yen and a record finish on Wall Street.   Japan's...

Australia jobs pick-up to continue: RBA

Australia jobs pick-up to continue: RBA

-- 2017-09-19 02:12:24

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has turned more upbeat on the economic outlook led by an improving labour market, although it remained worried about rising household debt and a strong local dollar. &...

Hong Kong man dies at haunted house attraction

Hong Kong man dies at haunted house attraction

BBC 2017-09-18 12:00:00

A 21-year-old has died after reportedly being struck by a mechanical object while walking through a haunted house attraction in Hong Kong.   The man, identified only by his surname Cheung, was...

Asian shares rise ahead of fed meeting

Asian shares rise ahead of fed meeting

-- 2017-09-18 10:38:28

Asian stock markets rose Monday as investors looked ahead to a US Federal Reserve policy meeting and President Donald Trump's speech at the United Nations.   The Shanghai Composite Index gained...

Asian markets post healthy gains   

Asian markets post healthy gains  

-- 2017-09-18 06:14:19

Asian markets posted healthy gains on Monday following another record finish on Wall Street, as the focus shifts to the Federal Reserve's policy meeting later in the week.   Investors will be c...

IPO of 'Angry Birds' owner takes flight in Helsinki   

IPO of 'Angry Birds' owner takes flight in Helsinki  

-- 2017-09-18 06:10:15

Finland's Rovio, creator of the hugely popular smartphone game "Angry Birds", launched its initial public offering (IPO) on the Helsinki stock exchange on Monday, valuing the company at almost 900 mil...

S pore exports increase 17pc in Aug

S pore exports increase 17pc in Aug

-- 2017-09-18 01:32:24

Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports surged in August from a year earlier at the strongest pace in six months, led by solid shipments of electronics and robust sales to China.   Exports i...

Asia stocks hit decade high

Asia stocks hit decade high

Reuters 2017-09-18 01:22:08

Asian shares hit decade highs on Monday and the dollar gained on the yen early in a week in which the US Federal Reserve is likely to wrestle with its bloated balance sheet as part of a long reversal...

Koala survives 16 km trip on car wheel axle

Koala survives 16 km trip on car wheel axle

-- 2017-09-17 12:00:00

A koala has been released into the wild in Australia after recovering from a 16km (10-mile) car journey clinging to the axle of a four-wheel drive.   The female had crawled into the wheel arch...

India likely to be third largest economy by 2028: HSBC

India likely to be third largest economy by 2028: HSBC

-- 2017-09-17 12:00:00

India is prone to overhaul Japan and Germany to become the third largest economy in the next 10 years but needs to be unswerving in reforms and focus more on the social sector, British brokerage HSBC...

Oxbridge tops world university rankings

Oxbridge tops world university rankings

-- 2017-09-17 11:36:49

For the second year in a row, Oxford University has been declared the best university in the world by the Times Higher Education rankings.   British rival Cambridge took second place in the 201...

Oil prices near five-month high

Oil prices near five-month high

-- 2017-09-16 12:00:00

AMSTERDAM, Sept 15 (Reuters): Brent oil prices held steady near five-month highs, and were on track for the highest weekly rise since the end of July on higher demand forecasts and the restart of oil-...

Sampaoli goes with youth in lagging bid for World Cup spot

Sampaoli goes with youth in lagging bid for World Cup spot

-- 2017-09-16 12:00:00

Buenos Aires, Sep 16 (AP/UNB) — Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has put his faith in youth again as he tries to salvage the nation's place in next year's World Cup in Russia.   Sampaoli in...

Wall Street hits record highs

Wall Street hits record highs

-- 2017-09-16 10:58:39

Wall Street reached record highs on Friday, with the S&P 500 surpassing 2,500 points as telecommunications shares rose and technology bounced back after two days of declines.   The S&P...

Indonesia GDP rises slightly in Q3

Indonesia GDP rises slightly in Q3

-- 2017-09-15 12:00:00

Indonesia’s central bank expects economic growth to slightly improve in the third quarter and reach a range of 5.1-5.2 per cent, a senior official told reporters on Friday.   The accelera...

Angry Birds maker Rovio values company at $1 billion

Angry Birds maker Rovio values company at $1 billion

Reuters 2017-09-15 12:00:00

Finnish mobile games and animation studio Rovio Entertainment Ltd on Friday set the initial price range for its planned IPO which would value the company at around 1 billion dollars.   The prel...

Asian stocks slip after missile tests

Asian stocks slip after missile tests

-- 2017-09-15 10:40:04

Asian stocks were mostly lower Friday after North Korea fired off another missile over Japan, ratcheting up geopolitical tensions and denting investor sentiment.   Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225...

US budget deficit up to $107.7b in Aug

US budget deficit up to $107.7b in Aug

-- 2017-09-14 12:16:50

The US federal budget deficit recorded a slightly larger in August than a year ago, while the deficit through the first 11 months of this budget year is well above the same period last year.  ...

Students, teachers among 24 die in Malaysia school blaze

Students, teachers among 24 die in Malaysia school blaze

FE Online Desk 2017-09-14 12:00:00

At least 24 students and teachers have died in a fire at a religious school in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur.   The fire at the Tahfiz Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah broke out in the early hours of...

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...