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Asian markets mostly advance

-- October 09, 2017 13:03:42

Most Asian markets rose Monday following a strong week on Wall Street as Chinese trading resumed after a holiday. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.1 per cent to 3,383.73 points and Sydney’s...

Sudan to extend ceasefire till December

Reuters October 09, 2017 12:41:51

Sudan will extend a unilateral ceasefire with rebels until the end of December, state news agency SUNA reported on Sunday, just days after the United States lifted 20-year-old sanctions tied to progre...

Turkey, US suspend visa services

BBC October 09, 2017 11:26:34

Turkey and the US have become embroiled in a consular row, mutually suspending most visa services. The Turkish embassy in Washington said it needed to "reassess" the US government's commitment to the...

China service-sector growth falls in Sept

-- October 09, 2017 11:24:02

Growth in China’s services sector fell to the lowest level for 21 months in September as the pace of new business cooled, a private survey showed. The survey was in sharp contrast to an officia...

60pc of Monarch passengers back in the UK

BBC October 09, 2017 00:25:17

More than 60 per cent of holidaymakers left overseas when Monarch Airlines collapsed have now flown back to the UK, the Civil Aviation Authority says. The CAA stepped in after all of Monarch's flight...

Two die in Ghana gas station explosion

Xinhua October 08, 2017 13:02:48

Two people were confirmed dead after an explosion at a gas station Saturday evening in the north of Ghana's capital city, a local official told Xinhua. The explosion, which occurred around 7:30 p.m....

Modi eases burden on small companies

-- October 08, 2017 12:27:01

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on Friday eased tax rules for small and medium-sized companies, as it rushes to address growing criticism of its stewardship of Asia’s third-large...

India receives $83b FDI from EU in 2000-17

FE Online Desk October 07, 2017 15:00:39

India received around US$ 83 billion in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from Europe during 2000-17 constituting approximately 24 per cent of the total FDI inflow into the country. The European Union...

Four die in western Indonesia landslide

Xinhua October 07, 2017 14:13:00

Four people were killed and three others injured as landslides and floods hit western Indonesia, spokesman of national disaster management agency said on Saturday. Heavy downpours were blamed for the...

Leopard caught after 36-hour hunt in Suzuki factory

BBC October 07, 2017 12:16:48

Wildlife officials in India have caught a leopard nearly 36 hours after it was first spotted in a car factory. Rescuers tranquilised the animal after a massive search operation at Maruti Suzuki's man...

US eases economic and trade sanctions on Sudan

BBC October 07, 2017 10:30:49

The US is lifting most of the economic and trade sanctions it first imposed on Sudan two decades ago. However Sudan will remain listed as a state sponsor of terror. US officials said Sudan had made...

S&P 500 breaks record run on jobs data, drug chain drop

Reuters October 07, 2017 10:11:15

The S&P 500 eased on Friday, ending a six-day run of record highs as the first monthly decline in US nonfarm jobs in seven years dampened sentiment and pharmacy shares fell on Amazon competition f...

Saudi Arabian King keen on global market stability

-- October 07, 2017 00:40:23

MOSCOW, Oct 6 (Reuters): Saudi King Salman said the kingdom remained keen on the stability of the global oil market in order to balance the interests of consumers and producers, the Saudi news agency...

Asian shares higher in dull trading

-- October 06, 2017 15:28:54

Mostly of the Asian shares were higher on Friday after the Standard & Poor's 500 index logged an eighth straight day of gains. Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 0.3 per cent to 20,685.86 and the...

UK retail sales jump over three years

-- October 06, 2017 15:21:44

Retail sales in the UK jumped more than three years during the month of September, a survey of the retail sector showed, suggesting consumers are finding ways to cope with the squeeze on their incomes...

World food prices rise 0.8pc in September: FAO

-- October 05, 2017 20:02:50

World food prices rose slightly in September from the month before, buoyed by higher valuations in the vegetable oil and dairy sectors, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday, reports Reuters...

Indian government considering exemptions sought by Apple: official

Reuters October 05, 2017 13:41:47

The Indian government is considering exemptions sought by Apple Inc for setting up a unit to assemble iPhones, Ramesh Abhishek, the top bureaucrat in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion,...

Asian shares flat in calm trading

-- October 05, 2017 13:11:30

Asian shares were little changed on Thursday, with trading becalmed by public holidays in Shanghai, Hong Kong and South Korea. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index edged 0.1 per cent lower to 20,616.75. Au...

NZ shares hit all-time high

-- October 05, 2017 12:54:34

New Zealand shares hit an all-time high aided by consumer stocks on Thursday. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index was up 0.4 per cent, or 31.26 points, to hit an all-time high at 7,980.95. Strong con...

Iraqi military recaptures Hawija

Reuters October 05, 2017 12:51:59

Iraqi forces have captured the town of Hawija and the surrounding area from Islamic State, the military said in a statement on Thursday. With the capture of Hawija, the militants’ last strongho...

Australian shares rise after Wall St rally

-- October 05, 2017 12:39:13

Australian shares edged up on Thursday, tracking Wall Street higher, with the gains fairly broad based, driven by material and consumer stocks. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index was up 13.342 p...

Australian retail sales drop in Aug

-- October 05, 2017 12:25:15

Australian retailers suffered their worst decline in sales since early 2013 as debt-laden consumers tightened their purse strings. Thursday’s data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)...

Mother jailed for refusing to vaccinate her son

BBC October 05, 2017 11:57:10

A mother in the US state of Michigan has been sentenced to seven days in jail after she refused a judge's order to have her son vaccinated. Rebecca Bredow would not let her nine-year-old be immunised...

Bangladesh, China on the fast track to Free Trade Area

Rezaul Karim October 05, 2017 10:19:51

A joint feasibility study on a bilateral free-trade area (FTA) between Bangladesh and China may begin shortly under a move to enhance the two-way trade. Officials said the first meeting on the feasib...

Asian shares edge up slightly after strong US data

Reuters October 05, 2017 10:02:23

Asian shares were a tad firmer on Thursday, taking their cues from strong US data although holiday-thinned trade and uncertainty about the impact of recent hurricanes on the US economy are likely to k...

Three US troops die in Niger ambush

BBC October 05, 2017 10:01:02

Three US soldiers have been killed and two others wounded in an ambush in Niger near the border with Mali, reports say.  Several Nigerien soldiers are also said to have died in the attack. ...

UK economy in low gear

-- October 04, 2017 19:30:56

Britain’s economy remains stuck in low gear but price pressures are rising again, according to surveys on Wednesday that will probably keep the Bank of England on track to raise interest rates s...

China shares hit two-year high

-- October 04, 2017 14:07:17

China stocks jumped 1.9 per cent to their highest level in more than two years on Wednesday morning, extending gains for a second day, after China’s central bank cut reserve ratios. The Chinese...

Indian shares extend gains

-- October 04, 2017 13:55:04

Indian shares were set for a fourth winning session on Wednesday as oil firms gained due to a tax cut on petrol and diesel, though caution lingered ahead of the outcome of the central bank’s pol...

SE Asian stocks mostly rise

-- October 04, 2017 13:45:51

Most Southeast Asian shares rose on Wednesday, while sentiment got a boost after the World Bank raised its growth forecasts for developing East Asia and the Pacific region. The World Bank raised its...