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Asian shares conquer 10-year peak, oil up on Iraq tensions

Reuters October 16, 2017 11:05:22

Asian shares advanced to a decade high on Monday, while US oil futures jumped to hover near a six-month top as escalating tensions between the Iraqi government and Kurdish forces threatened supply. I...

Ensure easy-term housing loans to achieve SDG 11

FE Report October 16, 2017 10:26:24

The government has been urged to ensure easy-term housing loans for the low-income group of people to achieve the SDG 11. According to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), adequate, safe and affor...

S Korea's Sept Iranian crude oil imports rise to six-month high

-- October 15, 2017 23:33:42

SEOUL, Oct 15 (Reuters): South Korea's imports of Iranian crude oil hit the highest level in six months in September amid Iran's push to regain its lost market share during years it was under sanction...

Mongolia coal exports cool as China border issue creates bottleneck

-- October 15, 2017 23:33:02

ULAANBAATAR, Oct 15 (Reuters): Mongolia's coal exports, which have helped lift its slow-growing economy this year, are losing steam, according to trade data. In the first nine months of the year, exp...

Eurogroup head outlines pragmatic view on ‘euro zone budget’

-- October 15, 2017 23:28:56

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters): A euro zone budget of several hundred billion euros is an ambitious idea, the head of euro zone finance ministers said on Saturday, suggesting loans from the bailout fund...

First flight lands on “world’s most useless airport”

BBC October 15, 2017 13:27:19

The first scheduled commercial airline service to the remote British island of St Helena in the south Atlantic has touched down safely. The virgin flight, an SA Airlink service from South Africa, end...

World economy still needs help from low rates, IMF says

AP October 15, 2017 12:46:54

The world economy is the healthiest it’s been in years but could still use a little help from low-interest rates and higher government spending from countries that can afford it, the Internation...

Briton dies while taking photos at Indian temple

BBC October 15, 2017 11:56:18

A British man has fallen to his death while taking photos at a temple in India during a year-long world trip. Roger Stotesbury, 56, was visiting Orchha, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, with hi...

Oscars board expels Harvey Weinstein

BBC October 15, 2017 11:25:34

The organisation behind the Oscars has voted to expel Harvey Weinstein following numerous allegations of sexual assault made against the film producer. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...

Egypt frustrates North Sinai militant attack, killing two

Xinhua October 15, 2017 11:20:01

The Egyptian armed forces on Saturday frustrated a terrorist attack that was targeting a security check point in the North Sinai city of Arish, killing at least two militants, the army said in a state...

Mogadishu car blasts leave 22 dead

Reuters October 15, 2017 10:58:28

Two car bombs in separate parts of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu killed at least 22 people on Saturday and injured several others, police said. The first explosion - in the city’s K5 Juncti...

‘Magic mushroom’ helps treat depression

BBC October 14, 2017 11:44:24

A hallucinogen found in magic mushrooms can "reset" the brains of people with untreatable depression, raising hopes of a future treatment, scans suggest. The small study gave 19 patients a single dos...

US stocks end up after economic data

-- October 14, 2017 11:19:45

US stocks rose on Friday following upbeat economic data and gains in technology shares, pushing the Dow and the S&P 500 to a fifth straight week of gains. Data showed US retail sales jumped in Se...

No signs of excesses building in markets: BOJ

Reuters October 14, 2017 10:50:14

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday he did not see any signs of bubbles or excesses building up in US, European and Japanese markets as a result of heavy money printing by the BOJ....

Hackers still targeting SWIFT

Reuters October 14, 2017 09:57:32

Hackers continue to target the SWIFT bank messaging system, though security controls instituted after last year’s $81 million heist at Bangladesh’s central bank have helped thwart many of...

S Korean stocks end five-day streak

-- October 13, 2017 14:18:17

South Korean shares took a breather on Friday, breaking a five-day run of gains as tech giant Samsung Electronics extended losses on profit-taking. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) ended...

Nikkei share hits 21-yr high

-- October 13, 2017 13:55:46

Japan’s Nikkei share average surged to a fresh 21-year high on Friday, helped by index heavyweight Fast Retailing, while selling of Kobe Steel resumed. Traders said that belief that the ruling...

New Zealand shares close higher

-- October 13, 2017 13:48:46

New Zealand shares closed up for the ninth straight day to set another record high on Friday amid signs of clearing political uncertainty. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.3 per cent or 21.2...

Australian shares end four-month high

-- October 13, 2017 13:43:17

Australian shares ended at their highest in nearly four months on Friday, supported by insurer stocks after the government unveiled healthcare reforms. Australia’s benchmark S&P/ASX 200 in...

Japan exports seen up in Sept

Reuters October 13, 2017 13:27:24

Japan’s exports likely grew for a tenth straight month in September buoyed by upbeat demand from overseas, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, underscoring a steady economic recovery. Exports were...

Asia shares touch 10-year peak

Reuters October 13, 2017 11:41:47

Asian stocks edged to a 10-year high on Friday thanks to expectations of brisk global growth, although investors held off chasing shares higher ahead of US economic data and next week’s Chinese...

IMF chief stresses inclusive global trading system

-- October 12, 2017 19:24:45

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has underlined the need to redouble efforts to create a more inclusive global trading system amidst signs that the developed countries, including the US, were resetting tra...

Australian court accepts dead man’s unsent text as valid will

BBC October 12, 2017 14:43:17

A court in Australia has accepted an unsent, draft text message on a dead man's mobile phone as an official will. The 55-year-old man had composed a text message addressed to his brother, in which he...

Marital ups and downs may affect men’s heart health: study

Reuters October 12, 2017 13:08:44

Married men who see their relationship with their spouse improve over the years may also experience positive changes in their health that can lower the risk of heart disease, a recent U.K. study sugge...

Hong Kong stocks hover

-- October 12, 2017 13:00:27

Hong Kong stocks hovered near the highest level in nearly 10 years on Thursday, as Asia stocks hit their highest in a decade on the back of global equity bull run. The stocks were bolstered by streng...

China stocks calm, defence shares jump

-- October 12, 2017 12:48:52

China stocks were calm on Thursday, with strength in defence shares offsetting a retreat in resources plays as investors await next week’s Communist Party congress. The CSI300 index rose 0.1 pe...

SE Asian stocks rally

-- October 12, 2017 12:39:40

Southeast Asian stock markets gained on Thursday, tracking a rally in global equities, with Singapore leading the gains and Thailand hitting a 24-year peak yet again. Asian stocks rose to a decade-hi...

US stocks end higher after Fed minutes

-- October 12, 2017 12:31:50

US stocks rose on Wednesday as the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s September policy meeting merely confirmed expectations that interest rates would rise. Currency investors pushed the dollar...

Japan wholesale prices rise 3pc in Sept

-- October 12, 2017 11:51:55

Japanese wholesale prices rose 3.0 per cent in September from a year earlier, at the fastest annual pace in almost nine years, due to rising prices for gasoline, metals, and agricultural products. Ec...

Deadly ‘supercell thunderstorm’ hits SA

BBC October 12, 2017 11:40:54

Moored ships were blown away as a "supercell thunderstorm" swept through South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal region, killing at least 11 people. The dead include a child swept away by rising waters and two...