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China bans weird and long company names

BBC August 17, 2017 06:08:29

China has banned companies from registering weird and long names. Last year, Beijing banned any more "bizarre" buildings. In recent years the country has seen buildings shaped like a teapot and anoth...

Guatemala hospital shooting kills seven

AP August 17, 2017 05:56:25

At least seven people were killed and 12 others injured in Guatemala's largest hospital as attackers stormed with guns blazing Wednesday to free an imprisoned gang member, officials said.   Car...

Oil rises as US crude stocks drop

FE Report August 17, 2017 05:42:12

Oil prices edge up on Thursday, clawing back some ground after losses in the previous session.   Traders said the market was range-bound as falling crude inventories provided price support whil...

Collapse of the Islamic State: The Jihadi pivot to Asia

Dan Steinbock August 17, 2017 05:17:15

As the Islamic State is collapsing in the Middle East, it needs wins elsewhere. Southeast Asia is Jihadi terror's new battlefront. In order to contain the terror, new kind of cooperation is needed bet...

Asian shares edge up

Reuters August 17, 2017 04:42:53

Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday as tensions between the United States and North Korea came off the boil, while the Federal Reserve's concerns about weak US inflation weighed on the dollar. &nbs...

Trump scraps business groups

Reuters August 17, 2017 04:36:19

President Donald Trump disbanded two high-profile business advisory councils on Wednesday after several chief executives quit in protest over his remarks blaming weekend violence in Virginia not only...

Gold prices firm ahead of Fed minutes

Reuters August 16, 2017 07:50:06

Gold prices firmed early on Wednesday as investors waiting for the release of minutes from the US Federal Reserve's last meeting in July for clues on the pace of potential interest rate hikes. Spot g...

Abbas sends greeting to Kim Jong-un

AP August 16, 2017 07:40:34

The Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has wished North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "health and happiness" at a time of rising nuclear tensions with the US. Mahmoud Abbas sent the greeting on Tuesday...

Trump hits back at business leaders

BBC August 16, 2017 07:36:28

US President Donald Trump hit back at business leaders on Tuesday as executives tried to distance themselves from the administration. Mr Trump is under fire for being late to condemn white supremacis...

Oil prices rise on inventory drop

Reuters August 16, 2017 07:28:25

Oil prices rose on Wednesday, lifted by declining US crude inventories, although markets were still restrained by general oversupply. The market focus was turning to the release of official Energy In...

Bill Gates donates $4.6b to charity

BBC August 16, 2017 07:09:40

Bill Gates has given away $4.6bn to charity in his largest donation since 2000. He remains the world's richest person, despite giving away 64 million shares in Microsoft. The shares are equivalent t...

Philippine police kill 32 drug suspects in 24hrs

AP August 16, 2017 06:35:15

Philippine police have killed 32 alleged drug offenders in a series of anti-drug operations near the capital Manila this week, police said Wednesday. The updated report shows that anti-drug operation...

Uber settles US allegations over data privacy

Reuters August 16, 2017 06:18:34

Uber Technologies has agreed to two decades of audits after US regulators found the ride-services company failed to protect the personal information of drivers and passengers and deceived the public a...

Taiwan’s economic minister resigns over massive blackout

AP August 16, 2017 06:15:23

Taiwan's economy minister Lee Chih-kung has resigned after a generator failure at a power plant caused a massive blackout in many parts of Taiwan, including capital Taipei   The power outage af...

600 still missing in Sierra Leone mudslides

BBC August 16, 2017 06:02:19

At least 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, a spokesman for the president has told the BBC.   President Er...

Asian shares mixed as N Korea tensions ease

-- August 16, 2017 05:32:04

Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after US indexes took small losses as Washington and North Korea indicated their willingness to reduce nuclear tensions. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0....

Dollar revived by US data tonic, North Korea respite

-- August 16, 2017 05:28:20

The dollar hoarded hefty gains on Wednesday after strong US retail data put a Federal Reserve rate hike back on the agenda, while Asia stocks inched ahead as tensions in the Korean peninsula simmered...

Female suicide bombers kill 27 in Nigeria

BBC August 16, 2017 04:55:51

Three female suicide bombers have carried out an attack that has killed at least 27 people in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say. Dozens were injured when the women on Tuesday blew themselves up o...

Both sides to blame for Virginian violence: Trump

Reuters August 16, 2017 04:34:03

President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that left- and right-wing extremists became violent during a weekend rally by white nationalists in Virginia, reigniting a political firestorm over US race r...

Taylor Swift wins groping trial against DJ, awarded symbolic $1

Khaleej Times August 16, 2017 04:29:39

Taylor Swift won her trial against a Colorado radio personality on Monday after a jury found that the former DJ assaulted and battered the pop star by groping her bare bottom, and awarded her the symb...

Taxmen pace up PCA, reconcile taxable imported, released goods

Doulot Akter Mala August 16, 2017 04:04:49

The Customs have decided to enhance post-clearance audit (PCA) and reconcile imported and released goods as a strategy for achieving the revenue target for this fiscal. Officials said these two are p...

Gold edges up as N Korea tensions ease

-- August 15, 2017 08:24:16

Gold edged lower on Tuesday, weighed down by a steady US dollar and firmer Asian stocks as geopolitical tensions between the United States and North Korea appeared to ease.  Spot gold had falle...

Germany Q2 GDP edges up

Reuters August 15, 2017 08:05:59

The German economy grew by less than expected in the second quarter as net trade dampened an overall expansion which was driven by strong household spending. The rising state expenditure also affecte...

Malaysia economy to grow at 5.4pc in Q2

Reuters August 15, 2017 07:43:25

Malaysia's economic growth is expected to have slowed slightly in the second quarter as weaker private consumption partly offset a boost from resilient manufacturing and trade, a Reuters poll showed....

US to probe China on trade

BBC August 15, 2017 07:21:14

US President Donald Trump has asked his country's top trade official to review China's practices regarding intellectual property. The move was incremental, but could eventually lead to the US imposin...

US stocks end higher

-- August 15, 2017 05:51:18

US stocks rallied Monday as rising tensions between the US and North Korea appeared to ease. Technology companies and banks helped companies regain a lot of the ground they lost last week, altho...

Car rams into Paris eatery, killing 12yo girl

Reuters August 15, 2017 05:06:22

A car plowed into the outdoor terrace of a pizzeria in the small town of Sept-Sorts east of Paris on Monday, killing a 12-year-old girl and seriously injuring several other people. The driver deliber...

Gunmen kill seven UN peacekeepers in Mali

AP August 15, 2017 05:00:20

At least seven people were killed and seven others injured as unidentified gunmen attacked the headquarters of the UN peacekeeping force in the northern Mali city of Timbuktu on Monday. Earlier Monda...

Justin Bieber looks for love on social media

Reuters August 15, 2017 04:24:40

Pop star Justin Bieber got rejected by a girl he was pursuing on social media. The 23-year-old pursued a girl on Instagram after seeing a video of her shaking her hips in workout attire. However, she...

Over 179 die in Sierra Leone mudslide

BBC August 15, 2017 03:52:00

At least 179 people were killed in a mudslide near Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, the Red Cross says. A hillside in the Regent area collapsed early on Monday following heavy rains, leaving many h...