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S'pore suspends all trade with N Korea

-- November 17, 2017 12:17:24

Singapore has suspended trade relations with North Korea to cut commercial ties under toughening UN sanctions over its weapons programme. The move comes about two months after the United States imp...

China stocks fall to 3-month low

-- November 17, 2017 11:32:41

China’s blue-chip index was poised for its biggest one-day loss in three months, as resources shares slumped amid signs of slowing industrial production growth. The CSI300 index fell 0.8 per ce...

Singapore exports rise in Oct

-- November 17, 2017 11:25:53

Singapore’s exports rose the most in 2-1/2 years in October, well over double expectations as surging sales to China helped more than recoup a decline the month. The affluent city state has ben...

Wall Street recovers on Wal-Mart, Cisco earnings

-- November 16, 2017 21:22:10

US stocks indexes opened higher on Thursday after two days of losses, driven by strong earnings from Wal-Mart and Cisco. The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 117.2 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 2...

European shares break losing streak

-- November 16, 2017 15:59:21

European shares rebounded on Thursday to longest losing streak since October 2016 as the cyclical sectors which had driven a market-wide sell-off made a comeback. The German share price index, DAX bo...

China's outbound investment falls in Jan-Oct

-- November 16, 2017 14:09:17

China’s non-financial outbound direct investment from January to October fell 40.9 per cent year-on-year to $86.31 billion, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday. Outbound investment in Oct...

Peru's President denies bribe allegations

Reuters November 16, 2017 14:01:45

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said on Wednesday claims he had worked as a consultant for Brazilian construction company Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL], which is embroiled in an international bribe...

French jobless rate rises to 9.7pc

-- November 16, 2017 13:58:21

France’s unemployment rate rose to 9.7 per cent in the third quarter, from 9.5 per cent in the previous quarter, data published by the INSEE national statistics office on Thursday. Although une...

Australian diplomat dies after fall from building

BBC November 16, 2017 13:07:25

An Australian diplomat has died after falling from a New York City balcony while socialising with friends. Julian Simpson, 30, accidentally slipped from a seventh-floor ledge of his Manhattan buildin...

Philippine economy grows 6.9pc in Q3

-- November 16, 2017 12:35:40

The Philippine economy grew at a faster than expected 6.9 per cent annual pace in the third quarter, helped by increased public spending on pay hikes for government personnel, officials said Thursday....

“Titanic” sailing back into theatres

AP November 16, 2017 12:08:30

Twenty years after Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet fell in love on that doomed ship, “Titanic” is sailing back into theatres for one week in AMC Cinemas of America.  Dolby Laborat...

SE Asian stocks rise on upbeat data

-- November 16, 2017 11:54:54

Most Southeast Asian stock markets firmed on Thursday, with Indonesia climbing about 1.0 per cent, as upbeat US and regional economic data boosted sentiment. Broader Asian equities gained after dat...

Asian shares mostly firm

-- November 16, 2017 11:04:24

Asian stock markets were mostly firm on Thursday and oil prices were steady, despite a second straight day of losses on Wall Street overnight. Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.8 per cent to 22,210.45 and So...

Giving birth on due date 'less risky'

BBC November 16, 2017 10:59:56

Stillbirth and newborn death risk could be reduced by offering more pregnant women the chance to give birth on their due date, experts believe. Currently, women who are overdue but well are often giv...

Lenders oppose WB move to make movables into surety

Jasim Uddin Haroon November 16, 2017 09:54:28

A World Bank move to make intangible movables such as 'accounts receivables', 'intellectual property', 'derivatives products' into collateral against credits faced opposition from lenders in Banglades...

Taylor Swift's ‘Reputation’ fails to beat Adele’s record

Reuters November 15, 2017 14:13:44

Taylor Swift’s new album “Reputation” has sold more than one million copies in its first four days, Nielsen Music said on Tuesday, but the U.S. pop star failed to beat the record set...

Supermarkets try face-based ID system

BBC November 15, 2017 13:17:52

A new facial recognition app from British start-up Yoti could be trialled in two supermarkets, following a deal with self-service till maker NCR. It would enable shops to check the age of customers b...

US house to mandate anti-harassment training

-- November 15, 2017 13:07:27

The US House of Representatives will require anti-sexual harassment training for all members of staff, House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced.   The move came hours after two female lawmakers tes...

Liver test to aid paracetamol overdose treatment

BBC November 15, 2017 12:42:14

People who overdose on paracetamol could be helped by a blood test that shows immediately if they are going to suffer liver damage. Researchers in Edinburgh and Liverpool said the test would help doc...

Singapore transit train collision ‘injures 25’

-- November 15, 2017 11:56:58

A Singapore mass transit train collided early on Wednesday with another at a station, injuring 25 people, authorities said, the latest incident involving the city-state’s railways. Transit oper...

Asian stock markets decline

-- November 15, 2017 11:08:21

Asian shares markets fell on Wednesday, tracking modest losses overnight on Wall Street, where the biggest drop in crude oil prices since October weighed on oil producers and other energy stocks. Jap...

China stocks hit record low

-- November 15, 2017 10:52:59

China’s blue-chip index was poised for its biggest one-day loss in three months, as resources shares slumped amid signs of slowing industrial production growth. The CSI300 index fell 0.8 per ce...

Italy’s WC flop to cost economy €1b

-- November 14, 2017 19:39:43

Italy national team’s failure to qualify for the for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years is set to cost the economy of the country heavily. Former Comitato Olimpico Nazionale Italiano...

China economy cools again

-- November 14, 2017 14:15:52

China’s economy cooled again in October, with industrial output, fixed asset investment and retail sales missing expectations as the government extended a crackdown on debt risks and factory pol...

Air strikes on Syria market ‘kill 53’

-- November 14, 2017 12:42:53

At least 53 people are reported to have been killed in air strikes on a rebel-held town in northern Syria. A market was hit, with video on social media showing widespread destruction. Rubble covers t...

Southeast Asian stocks weak

-- November 14, 2017 12:37:19

Most Southeast Asian stock markets were edged lower in cautious trading on Tuesday, as disappointing Chinese economic data and worries over US tax reforms hurt risk appetite. However, the Vietnam ind...

World Diabetes Day being observed

-- November 14, 2017 12:24:38

World Diabetes Day is being observed today in the country as elsewhere around the world in a befitting manner to create awareness about diabetes among millions of people worldwide.  This year, t...

Zimbabwe army chief warns Mugabe

-- November 14, 2017 11:23:29

Zimbabwe’s top general warned on Monday that the military would not hesitate to step in to end purges against former liberation war fighters in President Robert Mugabe’s ruling party after...

Asian shares slip; Nikkei rises

-- November 14, 2017 10:30:41

Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday as markets watched for tax reform developments in the US and digested economic data from China. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 recouped earlier gains to end the m...

B’desh chooses eight priority areas for Saudi investment

Syful Islam November 14, 2017 10:21:59

Bangladesh has selected eight prospective sectors expecting a large volume of investment from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), officials said. A high-powered business delegation from Riyadh is sche...