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India house prices to rise 2pc in 2019: Reuters poll

-- November 16, 2018 12:11:21

India house prices will rise 2.0 per cent in 2019, at half the rate of consumer price inflation, hit by dwindling credit supply, according to a Reuters poll of housing market experts. House prices ha...

US imports, exports prices rise in Oct

-- November 16, 2018 11:30:24

US import and export prices both increased in October, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Thursday. Prices for US imports increased 0.5 per cent in October after advancing 0.2 per cent in S...

Nikkei slips Nvidia's poor results dent chip sector

-- November 16, 2018 11:22:57

Japan’s Nikkei fell on Friday as a drop in semiconductor-related stocks weighed after US’s Nvidia disappointed the market with worse-than-expected earnings. The Nikkei share average ope...

Asian shares mixed in cautious trading

-- November 16, 2018 11:20:03

Asian shares were mixed in early trading on Friday on revived concerns over the prospects for a breakthrough in trade tensions between the US and China. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4 per ce...

Taliban attacks kill 30 security forces in western Afghanistan

-- November 15, 2018 15:41:43

Major assaults by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan’s western province of Farah bordering Iran, mounted with the aim of weakening the government’s grip on the region, have killed at least...

16 die in Afghanistan gun battle

-- November 15, 2018 15:16:20

Fighting between security forces and Taliban militants have left 16 fighters from both sides dead in Qala-e-Zal district of Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province, an army spokesman in the north...

Ethiopia arrests ex-deputy intelligence chief for rights abuses

-- November 15, 2018 13:07:50

Ethiopia’s former deputy intelligence chief has been arrested, Attorney General Berhanu Tsegaye said on Thursday, in the latest move targeting security officials for human rights abuses and corr...

IMF expects Qatar economy to grow 2.4pc in 2018

-- November 15, 2018 11:54:03

Qatar’s GDP growth is projected to rise to 2.4 per cent in 2018 from 1.6 per cent in 2017 on the back of higher energy prices, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday. The country h...

Asian shares fall after Wall Street slips

-- November 15, 2018 11:45:45

Most Asian stock markets declined Thursday after Wall Street fell for a fifth day and Britain's Cabinet endorsed a draft agreement to leave the European Union. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 lost 0.7 per cent to...

Nikkei dips; banking stocks slip

-- November 15, 2018 11:37:38

Japan’s Nikkei fell on Thursday, with banking stocks sliding after disappointing earnings forecasts and losses in US financial shares. Selling in large market cap stocks such as SoftBank and Fa...

Trump nominates ex-army general as US ambassador to KSA

-- November 14, 2018 14:52:10

US President Donald Trump has nominated a retired Army general to be the country’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, as Washington faces pressure to respond to the killing of journalist Jamal Khashogg...

Mike Pence urges Suu Kyi to pardon Reuters journos

-- November 14, 2018 14:04:03

US vice president Mike Pence pressed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi “multiple times” on Wednesday to pardon two Reuters journalists jailed in her country, a senior White House official sa...

Clashes between army, separatists kill 15 in Cameroon

-- November 14, 2018 13:07:13

At least 15 people have been killed in a new bout of fighting between Cameroon army troops and separatist rebels, the two sides said on Tuesday, in a rise in violence since President Paul Biya won a s...

Sri Lankan parliament passes no-confidence motion against PM

-- November 14, 2018 12:43:59

Sri Lanka’s parliament passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa amid raucous opposition on Wednesday, throwing the country deeper into crisis. Raja...

US budget deficit expands to $100b in Oct

-- November 14, 2018 12:42:18

The US federal government recorded a budget deficit of 100.5 billion US dollars in October, the first month of the government's fiscal year 2019, the Treasury Department said Tuesday. That's a 59 per...

Asian shares fall after Wall St lower

-- November 14, 2018 12:38:42

Asian shares were mostly lower Wednesday, after the steepest drop in oil prices in more than three years put investors in a selling mood on Wall Street. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 inched down 0.1 p...

Nikkei edges down in choppy trading

-- November 14, 2018 12:37:37

Japan’s Nikkei edged lower in choppy trade on Wednesday morning as investors sold resource stocks after oil prices plunged. Electronic components makers offset some of the resources losses, ri...

Congo Ebola death toll crosses 200 mark

-- November 11, 2018 11:40:28

More than 200 people have now died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to health officials. About half the victims were from Beni, a city of 800,000 in the...

Mexico's industrial activity grows 1pc in Sept

-- November 10, 2018 12:43:18

Mexico's industrial activity grew 1.0 per cent in September compared to August, its largest increase in nine months, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi) has said. The growth...

Rains, floods claim eight lives in Jordan

-- November 10, 2018 12:04:51

Heavy rains and flooding killed at least eight people in Jordan and forced authorities to evacuate more than 3,700 tourists from the ancient city of Petra on Friday, officials said. The visitors were...

Global stocks lower after China data

-- November 10, 2018 11:34:10

Global stocks were on pace for their biggest drop in two weeks while oil prices weakened again on Friday and soft Chinese data hit demand for risky assets. US stocks were broadly lower, with energy s...

US stocks fall; oil plunge continues

-- November 10, 2018 11:00:52

Wall Street fell Friday as a combination of weak economic data from China and disappointing earnings hurt technology and internet companies. Crude oil prices fell for the 10th day in a row. US crude...

California wildfires kill nine; over 150,000 evacuated

-- November 10, 2018 10:50:25

At least nine people have been killed and more than 150,000 evacuated as two big wildfires rage in California in the United States, officials say. Five people of the dead were found in cars in a town...

Myanmar eases restrictions on foreign bank lending

Reuters November 09, 2018 15:33:57

Myanmar’s central bank has announced new rules allowing foreign banks to lend to local businesses, bringing further reforms to the country’s stunted banking sector. In a letter signed by...

Nikkei retreats from multi-week high

-- November 09, 2018 11:46:59

Japan’s Nikkei came off a multi-week high on Friday, tracking broader losses in global equities markets, and as worries about further Sino-US trade tensions weighed on some China-focused shares....

Fed holds interest rates steady

-- November 09, 2018 11:30:29

The US Federal Reserve on Thursday left key interest rates unchanged, in line with market expectations, keeping the central bank on track to have one more rate hike in December. The Fed decided to...

Asia stocks pull back from one-month high

-- November 09, 2018 11:08:06

Asian stocks pulled back from a one-month high on Friday as the Federal Reserve appeared poised to deliver another interest rate hike next month, paring gains made earlier this week after US midterm e...

European shares hit one-month high as banks, Sodexo shine

-- November 08, 2018 15:34:12

European shares rallied to one-month highs on Thursday, extending gains following the US midterm elections, as strong results from SocGen and Commerzbank and France’s Sodexo soothed concerns abo...

Deadly smog returns to Delhi

-- November 08, 2018 14:23:23

Air pollution in the Indian capital Delhi has risen to hazardous levels after firecrackers were set off to celebrate Diwali despite a court ban. Residents awoke on Thursday to find the city blanketed...

Nikkei rises to 2-1/2-week high

-- November 08, 2018 13:56:54

Japan’s Nikkei surged on Thursday, tracking a rally in Wall Street after US midterm elections produced no major surprises. The Nikkei share average rose 1.8 per cent to 22,481.58 points by mi...