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Rural tourism brings fortunes for China’s less-fortunate ones

Rural tourism brings fortunes for China’s less-fortunate ones

Jubair Hasan 2017-11-27 12:00:00

Rural or agriculture tourism has emerged as China's most effective weapon to fight out poverty by the target-year 2020, helping myriad people out of the vicious circle of misfortune. Not only is it i...

Honduras polls: President, rival both claim victory

Honduras polls: President, rival both claim victory

-- 2017-11-27 11:42:49

Hondurans waited anxiously with no results released hours after polls closed for presidential election, while both the president and his main challenger claimed victory after what appeared to be a hea...

South Africa contestant wins Miss Universe crown

South Africa contestant wins Miss Universe crown

AP 2017-11-27 10:53:23

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who represented South Africa, won the Miss Universe crown Sunday. The 22-year-old, who recently earned a business management degree, was crowned at The AXIS theater at Planet H...

ASX edges up with broad-based gains

ASX edges up with broad-based gains

-- 2017-11-27 10:46:45

Australian shares edged up on Monday, following a positive lead from Wall Street. Financial stocks reversed losses from earlier in the session. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.3 per cent or 16.25...

‘US drone strike’ in Yemen kills 3 al-Qaida

‘US drone strike’ in Yemen kills 3 al-Qaida

-- 2017-11-27 03:33:12

Yemeni security and tribal officials say a suspected US drone strike has killed three alleged al-Qaida fighters in the country's central Bayda province. They say the Sunday strike was the third of it...

European shares opens marginally weaker

European shares opens marginally weaker

-- 2017-11-27 03:21:09

European shares inched lower in early trading on Monday with most sectors moving in the red and Julius Baer leading losers after the unexpected resignation of its chief executive. Shares in the Swi...

Mideast stocks climb at opening

Mideast stocks climb at opening

-- 2017-11-27 03:15:45

Most Gulf stock markets rose on Monday with Saudi Arabia getting support from Al Jouf Cement and Saudi Industrial Export Co after the companies announced an export deal with Jordan. The Saudi index c...

Sri Lanka nabs 22 over illegal migration attempt

Sri Lanka nabs 22 over illegal migration attempt

-- 2017-11-27 02:55:35

Sri Lankan Police have arrested 22 people while attempting to illegally migrate to Australia by boat, said Police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara. The suspects were arrested on a tip on Sunday at the coas...

Global businesses look bullish about the road ahead

Global businesses look bullish about the road ahead

Reuters 2017-11-27 01:46:58

Businesses are heading into 2018 in a pretty optimistic mood, surveys will more than likely show in the coming week, pointing to a potential boost for already solid growth in the world’s biggest...

China factory blast kills two, wounds 30

China factory blast kills two, wounds 30

-- 2017-11-26 12:00:00

At least two people were killed and 30 others taken to hospital after a massive explosion occurred at a factory in Jiangbei district in Ningbo, a coastal city about 100 kilometres (62 miles) south of...

China lowers import duties on consumer goods

China lowers import duties on consumer goods

-- 2017-11-26 12:00:00

China is cutting import tariffs on 187 consumer goods from whisky to cashmere clothing to help spur spending and economic growth. The Finance Ministry said tariffs will drop from an average 17.3 per...

Electric aircraft ‘possible’ in future

Electric aircraft ‘possible’ in future

Xinhua 2017-11-26 01:14:26

Though airplanes have facilitated long-distance travel, there is a growing need to lower emissions from flights, which the European Commission claimed have become "one of the fastest-growing sources o...

Ratings on India affirmed at 'BBB-/A-3', outlook stable

Ratings on India affirmed at 'BBB-/A-3', outlook stable

FE Online Desk 2017-11-25 12:08:42

  MUMBAI (S&P Global Ratings) Nov 25, 2017--S&P Global Ratings affirmed its unsolicited   long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on the Republic...

'Fake data'  a threat to economic and financial stability

'Fake data' a threat to economic and financial stability

FE Online Desk 2017-11-25 12:00:00

"Fake data" is as much of a threat to economic and financial stability as "fake news" is to politics, a leading European central banker said on Friday, reports Reuters. European Central Bank boar...

Jubilee USA urges stronger corporate reporting standards

Jubilee USA urges stronger corporate reporting standards

-- 2017-11-25 12:00:00

Washington DC: Jubilee USA, a religious development group, asked the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to require greater disclosure of what payments corporations make to governments where t...

Hugh Jackman talks 'Logan' exit

Hugh Jackman talks 'Logan' exit

Reuters 2017-11-25 12:00:00

“I know Aussies are not known for leaving the party at the right time but (after) 17 years, it’s time to leave the party,” Hugh Jackman quipped as he discussed his last time playing...

US backpedals on Palestinian office closure

US backpedals on Palestinian office closure

-- 2017-11-25 11:00:22

The Trump administration backtracked Friday on its decision to order the Palestinians’ office in Washington to close, instead saying it would merely impose limitations on the office that it expe...

Georgia hotel fire claims 11 lives

Georgia hotel fire claims 11 lives

-- 2017-11-25 09:50:49

A fierce fire that broke out at a hotel in Georgia’s Black Sea resort city of Batumi, killed 11 people and injured 19, said Georgia’s interior minister, Giorgi Gakharia on Saturday.  ...

Mexico creates huge Marine Park

Mexico creates huge Marine Park

Reuters 2017-11-25 01:45:15

Mexico’s government has created a marine park the size of Illinois in the Pacific, the largest ocean reserve in North America for the conservation of giant rays, whales and turtles, including do...

Wall St ends record high

Wall St ends record high

-- 2017-11-25 01:00:17

Technology stocks led the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to record closing highs on Friday, with the S&P ending above 2,600 points for the first time. The S&P 500 and the blue-chip Dow Jones industri...

Mitsubishi shares plummet on data scandal

Mitsubishi shares plummet on data scandal

-- 2017-11-24 12:58:42

Mitsubishi Materials, a division of one of Japan's biggest conglomerates, saw shares fall by as much 11 per cent on Friday after admitting to a quality scandal. Three of its units were found to have...

S Korean consumer confidence hits 7-year high

S Korean consumer confidence hits 7-year high

-- 2017-11-24 12:27:18

South Korea’s consumer confidence rose hit the highest in almost seven years amid eased geopolitical risks on the Korean Peninsula, central bank data showed Friday. The composite consumer senti...

British consumer confidence slumps

British consumer confidence slumps

-- 2017-11-24 12:03:27

British consumer confidence slipped after last year’s Brexit vote, partly because of this month’s interest rate hike and further signs of a slowdown in the housing market, a survey sh...

Asia shares near 10 year peak

Asia shares near 10 year peak

Reuters 2017-11-24 12:00:00

Asian shares hovered below their 10-year peak on Friday while investors viewed Chinese shares with caution after their big fall the previous day. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares ou...

Singapore industrial output rises 14.6pc in Oct

Singapore industrial output rises 14.6pc in Oct

-- 2017-11-24 12:00:00

Singapore's manufacturing output rose 14.6 per cent in October compared to a year ago, driven by growth in electronics output, data from the Singapore Economic Development Board showed on Friday. The...

Southeast Asian stocks slip

Southeast Asian stocks slip

-- 2017-11-24 12:00:00

Southeast Asian stock markets mostly lower on Friday, with the Philippines declining the most, as investors avoided riskier assets following a steep drop in Chinese shares in the previous session....

Zimbabwe stocks fall $6b after military takeover

Zimbabwe stocks fall $6b after military takeover

-- 2017-11-24 11:20:40

Zimbabwe’s stock market has shed $6 billion while its main index has slumped 40 per cent since last Wednesday when the military seized power leading to the fall of Robert Mugabe. The main indus...

Malaysia inflation rate eases to 3.7pc

Malaysia inflation rate eases to 3.7pc

-- 2017-11-24 01:06:21

Malaysia's annual inflation rate in October was 3.7 per cent from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday, moderating from the previous month and lower than forecasts. A Reuters poll had pre...

S Korea external debt hits record high

S Korea external debt hits record high

-- 2017-11-23 12:59:38

South Korea’s ratio of short-term external debt to foreign exchange reserves touched a record 31.1 per cent by end-September from 30.8 per cent three months ago, data showed on Thursday. Short-...

Violence at Indian university after student’s suicide

Violence at Indian university after student’s suicide

-- 2017-11-23 12:00:00

Students of an Indian university went on a rampage and set hostel properties on fire after a first-year student, who was caught allegedly cheating during an exam, committed suicide. Agitated students...