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Attack in Damascus kills two, wounds six

-- November 12, 2019 11:20:46

At least two people were killed and six wounded in an attack in the early hours of Tuesday that targeted a building in Damascus, the Syrian capital, state television said. The building, which state m...

Haze wraps New Delhi again as air quality plummets

-- November 11, 2019 14:13:36

Haze shrouded India’s capital city again on Monday, with residents braving dangerous air quality to return to work after a weekend of clearer air and better weather. The air quality index of th...

Alibaba Singles’ Day sales hit $23b in first nine hours

-- November 11, 2019 11:03:57

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Inc on Monday said sales for its annual Singles’ Day shopping blitz hit 158.31 billion yuan ($22.63 billion) in its first nine hours, up 25 per cen...

Malaysian court tells ex-PM Najib to defend himself in 1MDB-linked case

-- November 11, 2019 10:46:52

A Malaysian court on Monday ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to present his defence against seven counts of criminal breach of trust, money laundering and abuse of power in a case linked to a...

Over 100 Indian CEOs to visit Davos for 50th WEF meet

-- November 10, 2019 19:10:13

Over 100 Indian CEOs, several political leaders and select Bollywood stars including Deepika Padukone will be in the Swiss ski resort town of Davos in January for the 50th anniversary of the WEF Annua...

Goldman faces probe after entrepreneur slams Apple Card algorithm in tweets

-- November 10, 2019 15:44:20

A probe into Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s credit card practices has been initiated after tweets from a tech entrepreneur alleged gender discrimination in the new Apple Inc card algorithms that are...

Saudi Aramco gives some details on IPO size

-- November 10, 2019 13:10:17

DUBAI, Nov 10 (Reuters): Saudi state oil giant Aramco will sell 0.5 per cent of its shares to individual retail investors and the government will have a lockup period of a year on further share sales...

‘Bulbul’ triggers heavy rainfall, uproots trees in Odisha

-- November 09, 2019 15:34:38

Heavy rain accompanied by high-velocity winds, trigerred by very severe cyclonic storm 'Bulbul', lashed several parts of coastal Odisha on Saturday, uprooting trees and snapping road links. While no...

Australian bushfires kill two, 150 homes destroyed

-- November 09, 2019 14:07:32

Two people have died, five are missing and at least 150 homes have been destroyed as bushfires rage across eastern Australia, authorities said on Saturday. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW...

Taiwan's exports drops to $28.99b in Oct

-- November 09, 2019 13:57:09

Taiwan's exports dropped 1.5 per cent year on year to 28.99 billion US dollars in October, falling for two consecutive months, the latest data showed. The decline was mainly due to the falling export...

Brazil ex-president Lula freed from jail

-- November 09, 2019 11:34:00

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been freed after more than 18 months in prison. The left-wing former leader, known as Lula, was greeted with rapturous applause from cr...

EU cuts economic growth forecast for 2019, 2020

Xinhua November 08, 2019 16:35:14

The European Commission said on Thursday that euro area gross domestic product (GDP) is forecast to expand by 1.1 per cent in 2019 and by 1.2 per cent in 2020 and 2021. Compared with the projections...

China's foreign trade up 2.4pc in first 10 months

-- November 08, 2019 16:11:34

China's foreign trade registered stable growth in the first 10 months of this year with more opening-up measures to follow in the near future. The country's foreign trade volume expanded 2.4 per cent...

UNHCR welcomes release of immigrants from Libyan detention centre

-- November 08, 2019 13:32:11

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday welcomed the release of more than 100 illegal immigrants and refugees from a detention centre in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. "...

Global stocks near record highs on US-China trade deal hopes

-- November 08, 2019 13:31:59

World stocks rallied to near record highs on Friday after China said it had agreed with the United States to cancel tariffs in phases, a key demand of Beijing for sealing a deal to end a trade war tha...

China's Oct exports, imports fall less than expected

Reuters November 08, 2019 13:20:31

China’s exports and imports contracted less than expected in October, providing some relief for the economy as Beijing tries to reach a partial trade deal with Washington. But even if a US-Chin...

Magnitude 5.9 quake kills five in Iran, injures 300

-- November 08, 2019 11:18:33

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck northwestern Iran early Friday, killing at least five people and injuring over 300 others, officials said. The temblor struck Tark county in Iran's Eastern Azerbaija...

Judge orders Trump to pay $2m for misusing charity foundation

-- November 08, 2019 10:31:40

A New York judge has ordered President Donald Trump to pay $2m (£1.6m) for misusing funds from his charity to finance his 2016 political campaign. The Donald J Trump Foundation closed down in 2...

Philippine economy grows 6.2pc in third quarter

-- November 07, 2019 14:07:10

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Thursday that the country’s economy surged to 6.2 per cent in the third quarter of 2019, rose after two quarters of deceleration. PSA head Clai...

US productivity posts first fall in four years

-- November 07, 2019 12:20:19

The productivity of American workers in the third quarter fell for the first time in almost four years as the US economy slows, the Labor Department has reported. Nonfarm business sector labour produ...

Slowing Indian economy bodes ill for rupee: Poll

-- November 07, 2019 12:10:28

A slowing domestic economy will prevent India’s rupee from recouping this year’s losses against the dollar in 2020, with optimism around an easing in the US-China trade dispute not enough...

EU, China agree to protect 100 of each other's regional foods

-- November 06, 2019 13:53:43

The European Union and China have agreed to protect 100 European geographical indications in China and 100 Chinese geographical indications in the EU, said a statement from the EU Commission on Wednes...

Mitsubishi to shut Singapore oil-trading unit after losses by trader

-- November 06, 2019 12:10:52

Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp said on Wednesday it will shut down a Singapore unit that trades crude oil and petroleum products after alleging earlier that a trader racked up $320 million of...

Asian shares mixed on possible trade snag

-- November 06, 2019 12:00:16

Asian shares were mixed Wednesday after investors were rattled by a possible snag in a US-Chinese trade truce following reports Beijing wants Washington to life punitive tariffs. Shanghai and Sydney...

Japan’s Q3 GDP growth may slow: Reuters poll

-- November 06, 2019 11:52:46

Japan’s economy likely grew for a fourth straight quarter in July-September helped by solid domestic demand as consumers rushed to beat a sales tax hike, a Reuters poll found on Wednesday. But...

17 die in attack on Tajikistan border outpost

-- November 06, 2019 11:25:07

Seventeen people were killed in an overnight shootout at an outpost on the Tajik-Uzbek border that was attacked by armed men wearing masks, Tajik authorities said on Wednesday. The 20 attackers kille...

15 killed in attack in Thailand’s south, officials say

-- November 06, 2019 10:39:45

Suspected separatist insurgents killed at least 15 and wounded four village defence volunteers in a late-night shooting at a security checkpoint in Thailand’s Muslim-majority south, security off...

Five of a family dead following attack in Mexico

-- November 05, 2019 13:22:22

At least five members of a family in northern Mexico, including two infants, were killed on Monday in an attack by unknown gunmen, a government source and local media said, in the latest case of grisl...

RBA keeps interest rate on hold at 0.75pc

-- November 05, 2019 12:15:37

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) decided to keep the official interest rate on hold at 0.75 per cent following a monthly board meeting on Tuesday. The country's interest rate will remain at the al...

Turkey captures slain IS leader Baghdadi’s sister

-- November 05, 2019 11:40:42

The sister of former Islamic State group (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been captured in northern Syria, Turkish officials say. The 65-year-old, named as Rasmiya Awad, was detained in a raid on...