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Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure

BBC September 23, 2017 14:33:50

Iran says it has successfully tested a new-medium range missile, in defiance of US President Donald Trump.   The launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which has a range of 2,000 km (1242 miles), w...

Nine killed in eastern Afghan clash

Xinhua September 23, 2017 13:24:37

One Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel and eight Taliban militants were killed and eight people wounded in a clash in Laghman, eastern Afghanistan on late Friday, the provincial government said on Sa...

Moody's downgrades UK credit rating

-- September 23, 2017 12:50:09

Ratings agency Moody’s downgraded the UK's credit rating by a further notch on Friday over concerns about the public finances and fears Brexit could damage the Britain’s economic growth....

Over 0.40m sign petition backing Uber in London

BBC September 23, 2017 12:37:07

Hundreds of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for Transport for London to reverse its decision not to renew Uber's licence.   On Friday, the regulator said Uber was not "fit an...

US Stocks slip on healthcare bill

-- September 23, 2017 10:46:36

US stocks edged lower on Friday as Apple weighed and investors eyed the progress of a healthcare bill in Washington on top of concerns about North Korea and the upcoming corporate earnings season. &n...

Oil prices inch up as producers meet on output agreement

-- September 22, 2017 22:01:43

Oil prices were narrowly higher on Friday as the market waited to see whether major oil producers would back an extension to output cuts beyond March at a meeting in Vienna, reports Reuters.  ...

China criticizes S&P credit rating cut

-- September 22, 2017 12:33:25

China’s Finance Ministry on Friday criticized the cut in the Standard & Poor’s rating agency’s credit rating on Chinese government borrowing as a “wrong decision.” &...

Asian shares slip on N Korea concerns

-- September 22, 2017 10:54:54

Most Asian stock markets fell Friday as investors turned cautious following new US sanctions targeting North Korea and a China credit rating downgrade.   Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 slip...

India growing pretty robustly: World Bank

-- September 21, 2017 19:38:17

India has been growing ‘pretty robustly’, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim has said, as he predicted a strong global growth this year, reports PTI.   Speaking at the Bloomberg Glob...

BoJ keeps monetary policy unchanged

-- September 21, 2017 12:53:35

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) kept monetary settings steady on Thursday, but a new board member opposed the decision, an unexpected dissension on a board chosen entirely by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.  ...

Police make sixth arrest in parsons green inquiry

BBC September 21, 2017 10:55:13

Police have arrested a 17-year-old boy in south London in connection with last Friday's terror attack on a Tube train.   The teenager was detained after officers executed a warrant in Thornton...

Asian shares lower after Fed's statement

-- September 21, 2017 10:46:30

Asian shares were mostly lower and the dollar strengthened Thursday after the Fed said it would start trimming its bond holdings and planned one more interest rate increase this year.   Japan's...

Third arrest over London Tube attack

-- September 20, 2017 13:59:04

A third man has been arrested over Friday's Tube attack in Parsons Green.   The 25-year-old was arrested in Newport, south Wales, on Tuesday evening, Scotland Yard said. An address in Newport i...

Google launches UK 'anti-terror fund'

BBC September 20, 2017 12:21:16

Google has announced it will give a total of £1m ($1.3m) to fund projects that help counter extremism in the UK.   The UK fund was part of a $5m global commitment, the search giant said....

Asian shares flat ahead of Fed meeting

-- September 20, 2017 11:55:16

Asian stock markets were little changed on Wednesday as investors took to the sidelines ahead of the Federal Reserve's announcement of the result of its meeting.   Japan's Nikkei 225 was flat a...

‘Belt and Road’ can duly benefit developed, developing states

Jubair Hasan from Dunhuang in China September 20, 2017 01:01:14

The Chinese flagship move - commonly known as 'Belt and Road' (BR) - could deliver mutual and equal socio-economic benefits for both the developed and the developing countries, speakers said while ina...

Oil near five-month high as ME producers stick to cuts

-- September 20, 2017 00:55:20

AMSTERDAM (Reuters): Oil prices traded close to five-month highs on Tuesday after fresh data showed key Middle Eastern producers continued to cut supply in line with an OPEC-led deal aimed at ending a...

Adulteration abroad undercuts Iranian saffron’s popularity

-- September 20, 2017 00:54:08

Iran's position as the lead supplier of the world's most expensive spice is being undercut by fraudulent business under which genuine saffron from the country is adulterated and resold to the high-end...

Australia jobs pick-up to continue: RBA

-- September 19, 2017 14:12:24

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has turned more upbeat on the economic outlook led by an improving labour market, although it remained worried about rising household debt and a strong local dollar. &...

Asian shares stumble

-- September 19, 2017 10:58:54

Asian shares were mixed Tuesday, as investors awaited comments from the US Federal Reserve, and Japan's benchmark rose on optimism over a weak yen and a record finish on Wall Street.   Japan's...

Asian markets post healthy gains  

-- September 18, 2017 18:14:19

Asian markets posted healthy gains on Monday following another record finish on Wall Street, as the focus shifts to the Federal Reserve's policy meeting later in the week.   Investors will be c...

IPO of 'Angry Birds' owner takes flight in Helsinki  

-- September 18, 2017 18:10:15

Finland's Rovio, creator of the hugely popular smartphone game "Angry Birds", launched its initial public offering (IPO) on the Helsinki stock exchange on Monday, valuing the company at almost 900 mil...

S pore exports increase 17pc in Aug

-- September 18, 2017 13:32:24

Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports surged in August from a year earlier at the strongest pace in six months, led by solid shipments of electronics and robust sales to China.   Exports i...

Asia stocks hit decade high

Reuters September 18, 2017 13:22:08

Asian shares hit decade highs on Monday and the dollar gained on the yen early in a week in which the US Federal Reserve is likely to wrestle with its bloated balance sheet as part of a long reversal...

Hong Kong man dies at haunted house attraction

BBC September 18, 2017 11:43:40

A 21-year-old has died after reportedly being struck by a mechanical object while walking through a haunted house attraction in Hong Kong.   The man, identified only by his surname Cheung, was...

Asian shares rise ahead of fed meeting

-- September 18, 2017 10:38:28

Asian stock markets rose Monday as investors looked ahead to a US Federal Reserve policy meeting and President Donald Trump's speech at the United Nations.   The Shanghai Composite Index gained...

India likely to be third largest economy by 2028: HSBC

-- September 17, 2017 16:41:14

India is prone to overhaul Japan and Germany to become the third largest economy in the next 10 years but needs to be unswerving in reforms and focus more on the social sector, British brokerage HSBC...

Koala survives 16 km trip on car wheel axle

-- September 17, 2017 12:09:09

A koala has been released into the wild in Australia after recovering from a 16km (10-mile) car journey clinging to the axle of a four-wheel drive.   The female had crawled into the wheel arch...

Oxbridge tops world university rankings

-- September 17, 2017 11:36:49

For the second year in a row, Oxford University has been declared the best university in the world by the Times Higher Education rankings.   British rival Cambridge took second place in the 201...

Sampaoli goes with youth in lagging bid for World Cup spot

-- September 16, 2017 11:15:37

Buenos Aires, Sep 16 (AP/UNB) — Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has put his faith in youth again as he tries to salvage the nation's place in next year's World Cup in Russia.   Sampaoli in...