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Putin stands by China, criticises US over trade wars

-- June 08, 2019 12:21:32

Aggressive US tactics such as a campaign against Chinese telecoms firm Huawei will lead to trade wars - and possibly real wars - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday, in a show of solidarit...

Liberians protest against corruption, economic decline

-- June 08, 2019 11:56:42

Thousands of Liberians took to the streets of the capital, Monrovia, on Friday to protest against the corruption and economic decline that many blame on their once hugely popular president, former foo...

Heavy fog blankets Sydney, causes flight delays

-- June 08, 2019 11:37:50

Heavy fog blanketed Australia’s Sydney on Saturday morning, delaying flights, creating hazards for shipping and setting social media ablaze with moody photographs of disappearing landmarks. Shi...

US jobs growth slows down in May

-- June 07, 2019 20:36:51

The US economy created far fewer jobs than expected last month and wages also rose less than forecast, according to BBC. Some 75,000 jobs were created in May rather than the 185,000 expected by analy...

Govt forces kill 18 militants in Afghanistan

-- June 07, 2019 15:16:33

Eighteen militants were killed and four others wounded following an anti-terrorism operation in Afghanistan's eastern Logar province on Friday, provincial government said. "The raid was launched by S...

Spain deports 94 Taiwanese to Beijing for telecom fraud

-- June 07, 2019 13:36:25

Ninety-four people from Taiwan landed in Beijing on Friday after being deported from Spain as part of a joint operation against telecom fraud launched three years ago, the Chinese police ministry said...

Australia’s largest-ever meth haul seized at port

-- June 07, 2019 12:43:25

Australian authorities say they have seized the nation's largest-ever haul of methamphetamine, an illicit drug known locally as ice. The drugs, with an estimated street value of A$1.2bn (£660m;...

Eastern Libyan forces attack Tripoli airport for second night

-- June 07, 2019 11:28:37

Eastern Libyan forces on Thursday conducted an air strike for a second night on the military section of the only functioning airport of the Libyan capital, a statement by the force said. The Libyan N...

Huawei CFO Meng’s extradition hearing set for Jan 2020

-- June 07, 2019 10:44:20

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou will challenge her extradition to the United States on fraud charges at hearings set to begin Jan 20, 2020, court records showed, after her legal team appea...

UAE says ‘state actor’ behind oil tanker attacks

-- June 07, 2019 10:35:30

The United Arab Emirates has told the UN Security Council that a "state actor" was most likely behind attacks on four tankers off its coast. The May 12 attacks bore the hallmarks of a "sophisticated...

US tightens Venezuela oil sanctions

-- June 07, 2019 10:14:52

The US Treasury Department on Thursday tightened its pressure on Venezuela’s state-owned oil company by making clear that exports of diluents by international shippers could be subject to US san...

IMF warns US about trade risks, financial vulnerabilities

-- June 06, 2019 20:30:44

WASHINGTON, June 06: The International Monetary Fund on Thursday warned the United States that escalating trade disputes or an abrupt downturn in financial markets could pose substantial risks for the...

Wipro founder Azim Premji to retire next month

-- June 06, 2019 19:42:01

NEW DELHI, June 06: IT major Wipro Ltd today announced that its founder Azim H Premji would retire as executive chairman and managing director (MD) of the company by the end of July, report agencies....

Trump threatens China with tariffs on further $300b of goods

-- June 06, 2019 17:15:40

SHANNON, Ireland/BEIJING, June 06: US President Donald Trump threatened to hit China with tariffs on “at least” another $300 billion worth of Chinese goods but said he thought both China a...

Indian shares end lower after central bank cuts rates

-- June 06, 2019 17:05:45

Indian shares ended lower on Thursday, after the central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points, while also changing its policy stance to “accommodative,” in a widely expe...

India's central bank cuts lending rate to 5.75pc

-- June 06, 2019 16:34:14

 NEW DELHI, Junr 06:India’s central bank has cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 5.75 per cent from 6 per cent with immediate effect to fortify the economy as co...

Job loss fears in India after Trump tariff shock

-- June 05, 2019 17:14:17

If you've bought a luxury leather handbag in Milan or Manhattan recently, chances are high that it was made in Sanjay Leekha's three-storey factory in Faridabad on the outskirts of Delhi, reports BB...

Pak army voluntarily cuts defence budget

-- June 05, 2019 16:11:57

ISLAMABAD: In an unprecedented voluntary move, Pakistan's military has decided to cut the defence budget for the next fiscal year amid an austerity drive launched by the government to solve the cash-s...

World shares get boost from US Fed signal on rate cuts

-- June 05, 2019 15:58:35

World shares surged Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled it was ready to cut interest rates to support the US economy against risks from trade conflicts, according to AP. But Asian markets ga...

World’s biggest firms foresee climate cost of $1tr

Express Tribune June 05, 2019 15:55:08

More than 200 of the world’s largest listed companies forecast that climate change could cost them a combined total of almost $1.0 trillion, with much of the pain due in the next five years, a...

China warns its companies on US travel

-- June 04, 2019 19:42:55

BEIJING/WASHINGTON : China warned its companies operating in the United States on Tuesday they could face harassment from US law enforcement agencies, as it also rebuffed U.S. criticism of a trade whi...

Now Bhutan planning to control tourist flow

-- June 04, 2019 19:36:01

The Bhutan government is planning to take steps to ensure that the country remains as an exclusive tourist destination, according to a report by https://nenow.in. With Bhutan becoming a mass touris...

Climate change may cost world's biggest firms $1tn

-- June 04, 2019 17:35:55

LONDON, June 04:  More than 200 of the world’s largest listed companies forecast that climate change could cost them a combined total of almost $1 trillion, with much of the pain due in the...

Nepal eyes 2m tourists in 2020

-- June 04, 2019 16:38:29

Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to inaugurate the third Himalayan Travel Mart – Nepal’s premier international travel and tourism trade show on June 06, 2019. The four day-...

US says China playing ‘blame game’ in trade battle

-- June 04, 2019 16:26:33

The US has said China is playing a “blame game,” misrepresenting trade talks between the two countries, according BBC. In a statement, the Trump administration also accused China of &ldqu...

Economic slowdown makes RBI rate cut highly likely

-- June 04, 2019 15:50:12

A worrying slowdown in India’s economy makes a cut in the Reserve Bank of India’s benchmark interest rate highly likely this week, but analysts say policymakers should also find ways to bo...

China to release 5G licences shortly, triggering a new round of tech revolution

Global Times June 03, 2019 17:37:19

China will release 5G business licences to its three major telecom carriers shortly, a move experts say will catapult the country into a serious 5G industrial revolution, the Ministry of Industry and...

Trump calls on Russia, Syria to stop bombing Idlib province

-- June 03, 2019 11:14:14

US President Donald Trump on Sunday urged Russia and Syrian government forces to stop bombing Syria’s Idlib province, following a Friday Kremlin statement that signaled Moscow would continue to...

Mexico, US gear up for tariff talks

-- June 03, 2019 10:35:51

Mexican and US officials were preparing on Sunday for upcoming talks aimed at averting a major trade clash after US President Donald Trump vowed to impose punitive tariffs on all Mexican goods in an i...

Unemployment in India hits 6.1pc

-- June 02, 2019 20:18:30

India’s unemployment rate rose to 6.1pc in the 2017/18 fiscal year, the statistics ministry said on Friday, presenting a challenge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to kick-start job creation in...