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UK to launch ‘groundbreaking’ China share market link

-- June 17, 2019 11:58:40

UK-listed firms will become the first foreign companies to be able to list in mainland China under a new stock link, the Treasury has said. Chancellor Philip Hammond is due to launch the London-Shang...

Argentina, Uruguay reel after massive blackout

-- June 17, 2019 11:52:49

Power has been restored to much of Argentina and Uruguay after a massive electrical failure left tens of millions of people in the dark. Argentine President Mauricio Macri has promised a full investi...

Pressure mounts on HK leader as democracy activist vows to join protests

-- June 17, 2019 10:54:55

Activist Joshua Wong, who has become the face of Hong Kong’s push for full democracy, walked free from prison on Monday and vowed to join a mass protest movement demanding that the city’s...

Asian shares edge up ahead to Fed

-- June 17, 2019 10:54:01

Asian shares were mostly higher Monday amid a wait-and-see attitude about the direction of interest rates and the trade dispute between the US and China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 0.3 per c...

Al Shabaab blasts kill 16 in Kenya, Somalia

-- June 16, 2019 14:00:04

Somali militants killed eight Kenyan police with a roadside bomb near the border between the two countries on Saturday, officials said, while another eight died in a bombing the same group carried out...

Planes collide mid-air in New Zealand, leaving two pilots dead

-- June 16, 2019 12:40:04

Two light aircraft collided mid-air on their final approach at a regional aerodrome in New Zealand on Sunday killing both pilots, police said. Four parachutists on board of one of the planes had jump...

Japanese cop stabbed in apparent pre-meditated attack: NHK

-- June 16, 2019 11:12:02

A Japanese police officer was stabbed several times in the chest with a kitchen knife and his loaded handgun stolen while on patrol on Sunday morning in the western city of Suita, in a rare case of vi...

Trump calls London mayor a ‘disaster’ after three murders

-- June 16, 2019 10:47:10

US President Donald Trump once again criticised London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Saturday, saying he is a “disaster” and will “only get worse” after three people were slain in the ci...

US needs to heed China's call to return to trade talks

Global Times June 15, 2019 17:24:50

If the Trump administration continues its condescending attitude toward China while refusing to take Beijing as an equal negotiating partner and to make long-overdue compromises on China's legitimate...

All eyes on Fed as stock market pines for rate cut

-- June 15, 2019 14:27:54

The Federal Open Market Committee meeting next week is shaping up as a pivotal one for Wall Street, with stocks primed for a selloff should the Fed fail to take an even more dovish tilt after policyma...

It doesn't matter if China's Xi attends G20: Trump

-- June 15, 2019 10:33:41

US President Donald Trump said “it doesn’t matter” if Chinese leader Xi Jinping attends the Group of 20 summit later this month in the Japanese city of Osaka, predicting a trade deal...

World stocks edge lower, gold gains

-- June 15, 2019 10:21:52

Global equity markets struggled and safe-haven assets like gold were in demand on Friday as weak Chinese data stoked investor anxieties over a global growth slowdown. The fears of a US-Iran confronta...

US stocks end lower with Fed in focus

-- June 15, 2019 10:14:25

US stocks ended lower on Friday, with investors cautious going into next week’s Federal Reserve meeting. Shares of chipmakers sank on a warning from sector major Broadcom of a broad weakening i...

SE Asian stocks nearly flat in thin trading

-- June 14, 2019 12:29:35

Southeast Asian stock markets traded in a tight range on Friday as investors awaited a host of data from China, with Philippines shedding nearly 1.0 per cent on the back of industrials. Philippine...

Asian shares mixed after oil tanker attack

-- June 14, 2019 12:06:35

Asian shares were mixed Friday as investors weighed a variety of factors, including suspected attacks on two oil tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The lingering worries about trade conflict...

Economists expect Fed to cut rates: survey

-- June 14, 2019 11:53:48

The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that more than three quarters of the economists polled by the newspaper expected the US Federal Reserve to cut interest rates. On the timing of the policy mo...

UK housing market gets some relief from Brexit delay

-- June 13, 2019 12:34:32

The housing market of Britain steadied in May and a measure of prices improved as the delay in the country’s European Union exit gave some encouragement to buyers, a survey showed on Thursday....

PBOC injects $14.51b into market

-- June 13, 2019 11:08:33

The People's Bank of China (PBOC), China's central bank, on Thursday pumped 100 billion yuan (about 14.51 billion US dollars) into the financial system through open market operations. To maintain sta...

Asian shares mixed amid Hong Kong protests

-- June 13, 2019 11:04:35

Asian shares were mixed on Thursday as protesters in Hong Kong vowed to keep opposing a proposed extradition bill they fear would whittle down the Chinese territory’s legal autonomy. The protes...

Tokyo stocks end lower on profit-taking

-- June 12, 2019 13:50:53

Tokyo stocks ended lower Wednesday after the market inherited a weak lead from Wall Street overnight, with some investors opting to take profits before the release of key US economic data due out late...

Asian shares slip after retreat on Wall Street

-- June 12, 2019 13:44:36

Asian shares slipped on Wednesday while Hong Kong’s Seng index tumbled 1.7 per cent as thousands continued protests against proposed legislation. Renewed jitters over the trade war between the...

Expectations low for Trump-Xi talks

Reuters June 12, 2019 11:26:56

With under three weeks to go before proposed talks between the Chinese and US leaders, expectations for progress toward ending the trade war are low and sources say there has been little preparation f...

S Korea's state benefit for unemployed hit record high in May

-- June 11, 2019 14:27:04

South Korea's state benefit for the unemployed and job-seekers hit a record high in May on an increased benefit and the higher number of beneficiaries, a government report showed Tuesday. The state a...

SE Asian stocks rise; Indonesia slips

-- June 11, 2019 12:14:56

Southeast Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Tuesday, while Indonesia slipped from a more than one-month high hit in the previous session. Singapore stocks rose, taking cues from broader Asian...

Asian shares rise after Trump comments

-- June 11, 2019 12:04:33

Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump suspended plans to impose tariffs on Mexican imports and said he expects to meet with the Chinese leader. Japan's benchmar...

'Dramatic' fall in car output hits UK economy

-- June 10, 2019 17:01:37

A 'dramatic' fall in car production and an easing of stockpiling by manufacturers meant the economy shrank in April, official figures show. The economy contracted 0.4 per cent from the month before,...

Tens of thousands take to streets in Hong Kong against extradition bill

-- June 09, 2019 13:21:16

Tens of thousands of people took to Hong Kong’s streets on Sunday in a last bid to block a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to China to face trial, with police braci...

Angelina Jolie urges int'l support for Venezuelan children

-- June 09, 2019 10:58:50

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie on Saturday urged the international community to provide more support to three South American countries with the most migrants from crisis-hit Venezuela, saying 20,000 Ve...

UK’s Johnson threatens to withhold $50 billion Brexit payment

-- June 09, 2019 10:38:34

Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to succeed Theresa May as Britain’s next prime minister, said he would withhold a previously agreed 39 billion pound ($50 billion) Brexit payment until the E...

Boeing ‘delayed fix of faulty 737 MAX warning light for three years’

-- June 08, 2019 12:49:52

Boeing Co learned that a cockpit warning light on its 737 MAX jetliner was defective in 2017 but decided to defer fixing it until 2020, US lawmakers said on Friday. The defective warning light alerts...