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Asian shares rise amid US midterm polls

-- November 07, 2018 11:35:52

Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday as investors awaited results from the US midterm elections, which could have an impact on the global economy and trade. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 ad...

France arrests six on suspicion of plotting to attack Macron

-- November 07, 2018 10:49:10

Six people have been arrested in France on suspicion of planning to carry out a "violent" attack on President Emmanuel Macron, officials say. The individuals, reported to be five men and a woman, wer...

US to slap more chemical weapons-related sanctions on Russia

-- November 07, 2018 10:21:20

The US State Department said it would impose additional sanctions on Russia after Moscow failed to give reasonable assurances it would not use chemical weapons after a nerve agent attack on a former R...

Euro zone business growth hits record low in Oct

-- November 06, 2018 16:01:49

Euro zone business growth slumped to a two-year low in October as growing trade tensions and tariffs, alongside rising political uncertainty, put a dent in exports and optimism, a survey showed on T...

CBUAE expects 4.2pc GDP growth in 2019

-- November 06, 2018 15:15:50

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) expects gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by 4.2 per cent in 2019, up from a stronger-than-expected 2.8 per cent growth this year, its governor...

5.5 magnitude quake batters southern Philippines

-- November 06, 2018 13:50:36

An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 rattled the southern Philippine Davao Occidental province on Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The institute said the ear...

Sensex, Nifty rise on strong earnings, upbeat large caps

-- November 06, 2018 13:36:01

Indian shares rose on Tuesday, boosted by strong quarterly corporate earnings so far and gains in large-cap stocks such as Reliance Industries Ltd and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. The broader Nifty...

Seven die in Siberia residential house fire

-- November 06, 2018 13:00:53

Seven people have died in a fire in a residential house in the town of Yugra in Russia’s southwestern Siberian Kemerovo Region, a source in emergencies services told TASS on Tuesday. “The...

Asian shares meander ahead of US midterms vote

-- November 06, 2018 11:18:55

Share prices are mixed in Asia as markets await the outcome of the US midterm elections. Japan's Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.0 per cent to 22,104.37 and the Kospi in South Korea added 0.1 per cent to 2...

Pompeo to hold fresh talks with North Korean official Thursday

-- November 06, 2018 10:39:51

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will hold a new round of talks with a senior North Korean official in New York on Thursday, hoping to open the way for a second summit of the two countries’ lea...

Britain hopes to reach Brexit financial services deal soon

-- November 05, 2018 16:45:45

Britain hopes to reach a deal with the European Union soon on its post-Brexit financial services trade with the bloc Financial services minister of the United Kingdom John Glen came up with the state...

Turkey’s inflation surges to 25.24pc in October

-- November 05, 2018 16:17:35

Turkey's annual inflation jumped to 25.24 per cent in October, mainly driven by growing prices in clothing and footwear, according to data released on Monday. On a monthly basis, the costs of cloth...

Indonesia GDP grows 5.17pc in third quarter

-- November 05, 2018 15:55:49

Indonesia gross domestic product (GDP) grew at a 5.17 per cent annual rate in the third quarter, lower than 5.27 per cent in the previous quarter, BPS official said on Monday. The official said the g...

European shares decline after Asian markets fall

-- November 05, 2018 15:39:42

European shares dipped on Monday after markets in Asian again suffered from investor nervousness over fast-rising interest rates in the United States and its trade dispute with China. The pan-Europ...

Asian shares sell off

-- November 05, 2018 14:57:27

Asian stocks skidded on Monday as fears of faster rate hikes in the United States and uncertainty around the Sino-US trade war deterred investment in riskier assets, while sterling briefly jumped to a...

French Pacific territory of New Caledonia rejects independence

-- November 05, 2018 14:44:33

Voters in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia have rejected a bid for independence. Final results showed that 56.4 per cent chose to remain part of France while 43.6 per cent voted to leave...

First caravan migrants reach Mexico City

-- November 05, 2018 12:15:11

The first migrants from a large convoy of people travelling through Mexico towards the United States have arrived in the capital, Mexico City. About 450 people, mostly men and boys, have been given t...

World Congress of Accountants kicks off today in Sydney

FE Report November 05, 2018 11:21:07

A major international 4-day accounting conference begins in Sydney today (Monday) that will bring together more than 6,000 delegates from over 130 countries to hear world-class speakers and leaders fr...

US economy looks strong heading into mid-term polls

-- November 04, 2018 22:18:45

For a US economic expansion now in its 10th year, hiring remains robust, growth has picked up and the outlook is a mostly bright one on the eve of congressional elections, reports AP. On Friday, the...

Three girl scouts, one adult die in US hit-and-run crash

-- November 04, 2018 14:03:13

A pickup truck lurched off a road in western Wisconsin, located in the north-central United States and hit a group of girl scouts picking up trash in a ditch, leaving three girls and one adult dead an...

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia’s husband pleads for asylum

-- November 04, 2018 10:30:08

The husband of a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after eight years on death row has pleaded for asylum from the UK, US or Canada. Asia Bibi's husband, Ashiq Masih, said they were in...

Floods, landslides kill two in Indonesia

-- November 03, 2018 14:30:07

Two people were killed and about 300 others were forced to take shelter at higher grounds as floods and landslides struck West Sumatra province of western Indonesia, a disaster agency official said on...

Seven die in attack on minibus near Egypt Coptic monastery

-- November 03, 2018 13:57:14

At least seven people were killed and 12 others wounded in an attack on Coptic Christians near a monastery in the southern province of Minya in Egypt on Friday, an archbishop said. The injured have b...

Apple share plunges after soft holiday forecast

-- November 03, 2018 13:41:09

Shares in Apple Inc fell 6.0 per cent on Friday, cutting its market value back to less than $1 trillion after it forecast softer-than-expected sales for the holiday quarter. The company fuelled nerve...

Global stocks end a strong week with losses

-- November 03, 2018 13:26:35

World stocks ended a strong week on Friday, while US stocks slipped as Apple absorbed its worst loss in more than four years. Apple forecast weak revenue in the current quarter and startled investor...

US job growth soars; annual wage gain largest since 2009

-- November 03, 2018 12:51:55

PER CENT job growth rebounded sharply in October and wages recorded their largest annual gain in 9-1/2 years, pointing to further labour market tightening that could encourage the Federal Reserve to r...

India’s man-eating tigress shot dead after major hunt

-- November 03, 2018 12:49:09

A tigress in India who is said to have killed 13 people has been shot dead after a major hunt, officials say. The six-year-old tigress had evaded capture in the jungles of the western state of Mahara...

US trade deficit widens to 7-month high in Sept

-- November 03, 2018 11:55:31

US trade deficit widened to a seven-month high in September as imports hit a record high and exports bounced back, the US Commerce Department has reported. The goods and services deficit climbed to 5...

US to restore all Iran sanctions

-- November 03, 2018 11:11:21

The Trump administration is to reinstate all US sanctions on Iran removed under the 2015 nuclear deal. The White House said it was "the toughest sanctions regime ever imposed on Iran" and targeted Ir...

Malaysia unveils record 2019 budget

-- November 02, 2018 19:24:13

Malaysia's new government has unveiled a record budget for 2019 despite battling a huge national debt, with new tax measures and increased dividends from national oil company Petronas intended to plug...