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China's housing prices stabilise with slower growth rates in June: NBS

Global Times July 15, 2019 20:53:13

Property prices in China held stable in June with slower growth rates amid an ongoing crackdown on speculation in the real estate market, figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) sh...

China's GDP grows 6.3 pc in first half 2019

-- July 15, 2019 15:20:47

China's GDP expanded 6.3 per cent year on year in the first half of 2019 to about 45.09 trillion yuan (about 6.56 trillion US dollars), data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Monday....

SE Asian stocks: Philippines jumps to 15-month high

-- July 15, 2019 13:25:05

Philippine shares jumped over 1.5 per cent on Monday to their highest in more than 15 months, after a local daily reported of more scope for policy easing quoting the top central bank official, while...

Asian shares mixed; China share rises

-- July 15, 2019 12:20:38

Asian shares were mixed on Monday, led by gains in Chinese markets after the government reported that the economy grew at the slowest pace in a decade in the last quarter. The Shanghai Composite inde...

Another Canadian citizen ‘detained in China’

-- July 14, 2019 11:22:22

A Canadian citizen has been detained in the Chinese city of Yantai, a Canadian government spokesman said on Saturday, an incident that comes amid chilly diplomatic relations between the two countrie...

30 die in Nepal flash floods

-- July 14, 2019 11:10:56

Flash floods and landslides in Nepal triggered by monsoon rains killed 15 people and injured 12 overnight while another 18 have gone missing, officials said on Saturday. The latest deaths took to 30...

Death toll from Somali hotel attack jumps to 26

-- July 13, 2019 14:35:16

The death toll from Somalia’s Kismayu hotel attack on Friday has risen to 26, including Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians, Jubbaland region’s president said on Saturday. A presi...

Several dead as gunmen storm Somali hotel

-- July 13, 2019 11:24:43

At least seven people have been killed in an attack on a hotel in southern Somalia, including Canadian-Somali TV journalist Hodan Nalayeh, reports say. Officials and survivors say a suicide bomber ra...

Singapore's decade-low growth triggers recession warning

-- July 12, 2019 18:20:22

Singapore’s economy grew at its slowest annual pace in a decade in the second quarter, preliminary data showed on Friday, raising bets that a technical recession and monetary policy easing could...

SE Asian stocks trade in tight range; Philippines rise

-- July 12, 2019 12:48:13

Southeast Asian stocks traded in a tight range on Friday as investors awaited a slew of key important economic data from China and elsewhere in the region, while Philippines rose the most. Market par...

Asian shares rally after Wall St sets new records

-- July 12, 2019 11:46:39

Asian shares were mostly higher on Friday after a turbulent day on Wall Street ended with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing above 27,000 for the first time. Japan's Nikkei 225 index edged 0.1...

Mass immigration roundups in US to start Sunday

-- July 11, 2019 13:56:20

Roundups of undocumented immigrant families will start Sunday in 10 US cities, fulfilling a hardline immigration stance from US President Donald Trump which will be a key issue in his 2020 re-election...

Six foreign nationals dead as severe weather hits Greece

-- July 11, 2019 11:29:12

Six foreign nationals, including two children, were killed and more than 100 other people injured after gale-force winds, rain and hailstorms struck northern Greece late on Wednesday, uprooting trees...

Southeast Asian stocks rise; Singapore leads

-- July 11, 2019 10:59:18

Southeast Asian stocks rose on Thursday, with Singapore leading gains, as investors cheered US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's comments bolstering prospects of an interest rate cut. Singap...

Asian stocks rise on US rate cut hopes

-- July 11, 2019 10:50:06

Asian shares rose Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested the US central bank is ready to cut interest rates for the first time in a decade. Hon...

Turkey rejects Greek, EU claims that drilling off Cyprus illegitimate

-- July 10, 2019 15:34:16

Turkey said on Wednesday it rejected Greek and European Union assertions that Turkish drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus was illegitimate, and said it showed the EU could not be an impartial mediator...

UN calls for immediate ceasefire in southern Libya

-- July 10, 2019 13:33:47

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has called for an immediate ceasefire in southern Libya following tribal fighting. "UNSMIL is greatly concerned about ongoing hostilities in Murzu...

Trade uncertainty weighing on Asia-Pacific investment and growth

FE Online Desk July 10, 2019 12:54:15

Trade uncertainty will weigh on growth and investment in Asia-Pacific despite somewhat easier financial conditions, said S&P Global Ratings in a report published on Tuesday, titled "Asia Pacific Q...

24 dead in Papua New Guinea tribal massacre

-- July 10, 2019 12:08:31

Children and pregnant women are among those murdered in a tribal massacre in Papua New Guinea's Highlands area. At least 24 people are confirmed to have died in a brutal flare up of violence between...

US to enlist military allies in Gulf waters

-- July 10, 2019 11:35:23

A senior general has said the US wants to create an international military coalition to safeguard waters around Iran and Yemen. Marine General Joseph Dunford said he wanted to "ensure freedom of navi...

Mexican FinMin quits with critical letter

-- July 10, 2019 11:00:37

Mexico's finance minister Carlos Urzua has quit over differences with the country's left-wing president Andrés Manuel López Obrador. In a letter, made public on his Twitter account on T...

Malaysia central bank holds key rate at 3.0pc

-- July 09, 2019 15:34:39

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the central bank of the country, kept its key interest rate at 3.0 per cent on Tuesday, as expected. The BNM kept the rate, expressing confidence that domestic demand...

US, Taliban resume talks after Afghans agree to end bloodshed

-- July 09, 2019 13:03:48

US and Taliban officials will on Tuesday resume talks in Qatar aimed at ending Afghanistan’s 18-year war, hours after a delegation of Afghan citizens and the militants ended a meeting with both...

Japan rejects South Korea’s calls to scrap export curbs

-- July 09, 2019 12:02:00

Japan pushed back on Tuesday against calls from South Korea to scrap curbs on some high-tech exports, ratcheting up tension in a decades-old diplomatic dispute that threatens to disrupt the global sup...

Indian shares fall for third straight day

-- July 09, 2019 11:32:38

Indian shares fell for a third straight session on Tuesday as a proposed tax on the super-rich continued to rattle the markets. The broader NSE index was down 0.72 per cent at 11,475.05 as of 0500...

Asian shares retreat in quiet trading

-- July 09, 2019 11:26:04

Asian shares retreated Tuesday in quiet trading as investors awaited signs of what might be ahead for US interest rates. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 was flat at 21,526.22, while Australia&rsqu...

US approves $2.2b arms sales to Taiwan despite Chinese ire

-- July 09, 2019 10:50:36

The US State Department has approved a potential arms sales to Taiwan, estimated to be worth $2.2bn (£1.76bn), the Pentagon said. The deal is for 108 Abrams tanks, 250 Stinger missiles and rela...

Trump blasts UK ambassador over leaked emails

-- July 08, 2019 12:46:44

US President Donald Trump has criticised the UK ambassador who said in leaked emails that his administration was "inept". Mr Trump said: "The ambassador has not served the UK well, I can tell you tha...

Asian shares fall after US jobs data

-- July 08, 2019 11:33:17

Asian shares tumbled Monday after relatively strong US employment data tempered hopes the Federal Reserve might cut interest rates. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong all declined, re...

Iran tanker detention by Britain was threatening act: Minister

-- July 08, 2019 11:25:41

Britain’s detention of an Iranian tanker last week was a threatening and incorrect action, Iran’s Defence Minister Amir Hatami said on Monday in a speech broadcast live on state television...