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UK warning of Russian anti-virus software

UK warning of Russian anti-virus software

BBC 2017-12-02 12:00:00

The British government has issued a fresh warning about the security risks of using Russian anti-virus software. The National Cyber Security Centre is to write to all government departments warning a...

Senate approves Republicans' tax overhaul

Senate approves Republicans' tax overhaul

Reuters 2017-12-02 12:00:00

The U.S. Senate on Saturday approved a sweeping tax overhaul, moving Republicans and President Donald Trump a major step closer to their goal of slashing taxes for businesses and the rich while offeri...

Man with stinky socks arrested

Man with stinky socks arrested

BBC 2017-12-02 12:00:00

Police in India say they have arrested a man whose smelly socks caused a dispute between him and fellow passengers on a bus. They told the BBC they had lodged a complaint against Prakash Kumar, 27, f...

UAE becomes first Arab country at IMO

UAE becomes first Arab country at IMO

-- 2017-12-02 12:00:00

The UAE has now become the first Arab nation to win Category B membership of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council, according to Gulf News. The win was the triumphant result of an ele...

Syria intercepts 'Israeli missile attack' near Damascus

Syria intercepts 'Israeli missile attack' near Damascus

-- 2017-12-02 12:00:00

Israeli missiles struck a military position near Damascus and Syria’s air defence system responded on Saturday, destroying two of them, Syrian state television said. ”The Israeli enemy l...

New Jeddah waterfront open for visitors

New Jeddah waterfront open for visitors

-- 2017-12-02 12:00:00

Jeddah’s new waterfront is now open for visitors. The colossal project was officially inaugurated on Wednesday during a grand opening ceremony led by Prince Khalid Al Faisal, the Emir of Makkah...

Canada’s economy cools in Q3

Canada’s economy cools in Q3

-- 2017-12-02 11:34:09

The Canadian economy slowed in the third quarter after a hot first half of the year as exports tumbled, but an acceleration in hiring and wage growth last month was seen giving the central bank reason...

UN to meet on N Korea nuclear program

UN to meet on N Korea nuclear program

-- 2017-12-02 11:24:22

United Nations Security Council ministers will meet on Dec 15 to discuss North Korea’s nuclear and missiles programs and the body will also meet separately this month to discuss human rights abu...

American Air reaches deal with pilots over scheduling error

American Air reaches deal with pilots over scheduling error

-- 2017-12-02 02:56:17

American Airlines has reached an agreement with its pilots union over premium pay for some December flights, both groups said on Friday, after a scheduling snafu gave too many pilots holiday time off...

Russian parliament to discuss ban on access for US media

Russian parliament to discuss ban on access for US media

-- 2017-12-02 01:05:07

Russian lawmakers are to discuss a proposal to bar representatives of US media organisations from accessing the lower house of parliament, RIA news agency quoted the chair of one of the chamber’...

Asian shares rise marginally

Asian shares rise marginally

-- 2017-12-01 12:33:40

Asian share markets were marginally higher Friday, after an overnight recovery of technology stocks on Wall Street. Japan's Nikkei 225 was flat at 22,724.11 while South Korea's Kospi rose 0.2 per...

Nikkei falls slightly; Sharp soars

Nikkei falls slightly; Sharp soars

-- 2017-12-01 12:05:10

Japan’s Nikkei share average edged down on Friday morning, trimming earlier gains in choppy trade and led lower by real estate stocks. Sharp Corp soared more than 8.0 per cent after the comp...

Japan Oct CPI edges up

Japan Oct CPI edges up

-- 2017-12-01 12:00:00

The core consumer prices in Japan rose in October from a year earlier, marking the 10th straight month of gains, but a narrower measure that excludes energy showed inflation has not accelerated for th...

Hong Kong stocks little change

Hong Kong stocks little change

-- 2017-12-01 11:58:33

Hong Kong stocks little changed on Friday, the sub-index of the Hang Seng index tracking energy shares rose 0.1 per cent while the IT sector fell 1.8 per cent. The top gainer on Hang Seng was Galaxy...

China stocks slip after soft factory growth

China stocks slip after soft factory growth

-- 2017-12-01 11:55:49

China stocks slipped on Friday, after a private survey showed the country’s manufacturing activity grew at the weakest pace in five months in November. At 04:03 GMT, the Shanghai Composite inde...

US stocks rally; Dow hits record high

US stocks rally; Dow hits record high

-- 2017-12-01 11:27:36

Wall Street indexes rallied on Thursday on increasing indications the Republican party’s push for a US tax overhaul may get enough support to pass, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke t...

Euro zone stocks slip slightly at opening

Euro zone stocks slip slightly at opening

-- 2017-12-01 03:05:39

European share edged lower at the opening session on Friday, while the financial stocks wilted after a delayed vote on tax reform in the US deflated a rally in the sector. Euro zone stocks fell 0.6 p...

Ireland’s manufacturing output surge

Ireland’s manufacturing output surge

-- 2017-12-01 02:42:51

Ireland’s manufacturing output growth accelerated in the three months to November, surged to an 18-year high, a survey showed on Friday. The output seen higher, with strong new orders at home...

China factory growth slows in Nov: Caixin PMI

China factory growth slows in Nov: Caixin PMI

-- 2017-12-01 02:35:09

China’s manufacturing activity grew at the weakest pace in five months in November as input costs remained high and tougher pollution measures weighed on business confidence, survey showed. The...

India's economy grows 6.3pc in Q3

India's economy grows 6.3pc in Q3

-- 2017-12-01 02:24:50

India's economic growth bounced back in the second quarter (July-September), grew 6.3 per cent in the Q2 from a year earlier, government data showed on Thursday. Gross domestic product (GDP) grew fas...

Asian shares decline after US stocks fall

Asian shares decline after US stocks fall

-- 2017-11-30 12:40:21

Asian stock markets declined Thursday after US tech stocks fell and China reported stronger manufacturing as investors looked ahead to a key OPEC meeting. The Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.2 per...

SE Asian stocks fall, Malaysian holds steady

SE Asian stocks fall, Malaysian holds steady

-- 2017-11-30 12:34:51

Southeast Asian stock markets were downcast on Thursday as broader Asian equities fell sharply on a selloff in technology heavyweights, with Singapore falling the most. Singapore shares fell as much...

Nikkei share edges lower in choppy trade

Nikkei share edges lower in choppy trade

-- 2017-11-30 12:25:42

Japan’s Nikkei share average edged lower on Thursday in choppy trade as tech shares fell sharply following a drop in their US counterparts overnight, offsetting gains in banking shares. The Nik...

China shares fall; technology firms dips

China shares fall; technology firms dips

-- 2017-11-30 12:21:43

China shares fell on Thursday, while gaming giant Tencent slid 2.3 per cent, leading a decline in information technology firms. The Shanghai Composite index was down 8.77 points or 0.26 per cent at 3...

ASX slips on new bank inquiry

ASX slips on new bank inquiry

-- 2017-11-30 12:05:23

Australian shares slipped on Thursday, pulled down by financials after the government announced a wide-ranging inquiry into the country’s banking sector. The inquiry reverses the government&r...

New Zealand shares decline

New Zealand shares decline

-- 2017-11-30 12:03:54

New Zealand shares declined on Thursday, as business sentiment sunk to an eight-year low in November. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 0.2 per cent or 17.26 points to 8,124.70. The benchmark w...

HK shares slip, led by tech firms

HK shares slip, led by tech firms

-- 2017-11-30 12:00:00

Hong Kong stocks fell on Thursday, led by tech firms tracking falls in high-flying technology shares on the Wall Street, and weighed down by losses in mainland China markets.  “There is...

Yellen reiterates gradual rate hike path

Yellen reiterates gradual rate hike path

-- 2017-11-30 12:00:00

US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen reiterated that the low inflation might reflect transitory factors and expected inflation will move up to 2.0 per cent target over the medium term. She said that...

Google UK faces mass legal action

Google UK faces mass legal action

BBC 2017-11-30 10:52:41

Google is being taken to court, accused of collecting the personal data of millions of users, in the first mass legal action of its kind in the UK. It focuses on allegations that Google unlawfully ha...

‘Asia can attain sustainable growth thru’ SMEs’

‘Asia can attain sustainable growth thru’ SMEs’

-- 2017-11-30 07:14:24

Asian countries can achieve higher economic growth if they take innovation steps to develop Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), said Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu. "SMEs considered as a vital...