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Asian shares jump as investors see trade war progress

-- November 02, 2018 10:47:49

Asian shares jumped on Friday after a phone call between the US and Chinese presidents raised hopes of a thaw in trade tensions, but gains were checked by signs of slowing global growth and a warning...

Kazakh president invites Saudi king, crown prince to visit

-- November 01, 2018 14:54:47

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has close ties to Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan, has invited Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince to visit Kazakhstan at a meeting with another Saudi r...

Tokyo stocks end lower

-- November 01, 2018 14:38:05

Tokyo stock ended lower Thursday as investors offloaded firms reporting subpar earnings, while telecommunications issues weighed on the broader market amid concerns over price competition. The 225-is...

Egypt, IMF reach agreement on $2b loan disbursement

-- November 01, 2018 13:51:39

The International Monetary Fund has reached a staff-level agreement with Egypt to disburse another $2 billion from the country’s $12 billion extended fund facility, it said on Tuesday. The fund...

Malawi court halts work on Gandhi statue

-- November 01, 2018 13:03:18

A court in Malawi has halted work on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi after critics accused him of using racial slurs. "Being black people ourselves, such remarks have invited a sense of loathing and detes...

Trump hardens stance on Mexico border

-- November 01, 2018 12:37:28

US President Donald Trump said the United States could send as many as 15,000 troops to the border with Mexico, as he hardens his stance against a caravan of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in C...

Indonesian divers retrieve black box from crashed Lion Air jet

-- November 01, 2018 11:31:12

Indonesian divers have retrieved a black box from a Lion Air jet that crashed into the sea this week with 189 aboard and brought it back to a ship on the surface, one of the divers told media on Thurs...

Asia starts new month up after brutal October

-- November 01, 2018 10:12:35

Asian stocks rose on Thursday as bruised investor sentiment got some relief from another robust Wall Street session, while the pound rallied on a report Britain has secured a deal that would give its...

Saudi prosecutor discusses Khashoggi case with Turkish intelligence

-- October 31, 2018 16:21:36

Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor held talks overnight with Turkish intelligence officials over the investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul...

China's job market maintains stability

-- October 31, 2018 16:02:01

China's job market remained stable in the first three quarters of this year as the urban unemployment rate continued to drop, with emerging industries as the biggest employer, official data showed....

Pakistan Islamists protest after Christian woman freed in blasphemy case

-- October 31, 2018 15:28:40

Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday freed a Christian woman from a death sentence for blasphemy against Islam and overturned her conviction, sparking angry protests and death threats from an u...

China suggests resisting trade protectionism for inclusive dev

Mir Mostafizur Rahaman from Hainan, China October 31, 2018 13:49:54

China has urged the world to resist trade protectionism in a bid to ensure inclusive economic development for people across the globe. Narrating the objectives of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI),...

Afghan army helicopter crash kills all 25 on board

-- October 31, 2018 12:57:46

An Afghan official says an army helicopter carrying senior officials has crashed in bad weather in the western Farah province, killing all 25 on board. Naser Mehdi, a spokesman for the provincial go...

Rescuers begin mission to free 30 trapped in Philippines landslide

-- October 31, 2018 12:46:16

Philippine rescue teams worked to free at least 30 people trapped under earth and rubble on Wednesday after a typhoon dumped heavy rainfall on a mountainous region, triggering floods and deadly landsl...

Nikkei bounces to one-week high

-- October 31, 2018 11:46:27

Japan’s Nikkei bounced to a one-week high on Thursday as chip-related stocks surged in line with their US counterparts, while attention remained on first-half earnings results from the likes of...

Asian shares soar on strong US earnings

-- October 31, 2018 11:37:36

Asian share markets were mostly higher on Wednesday after big American companies reported strong earnings for the third quarter, soothing fears that rising interest rates may deter corporate investm...

Eurozone growth slumps to weakest in four years

-- October 30, 2018 16:21:02

Official figures show that economic growth across the 19-country eurozone slowed in the third quarter of the year to its slowest level for over four years. Statistics agency Eurostat said the eurozon...

Indian shares give up initial gains

-- October 30, 2018 16:12:25

Indian shares edged lower on Tuesday, with falls in energy stocks outweighing gains in the IT sector and an extended rally in public sector banks driven by corporate earnings optimism. The markets ga...

French economy grows less than expected in Q3

-- October 30, 2018 16:11:35

French economic growth picked up by less than expected in third quarter despite a rebound in consumer spending, official data showed on Tuesday. The slow growth is putting pressure on the government&...

Sri Lanka's political crisis triggers major economic concerns

-- October 30, 2018 15:20:01

A decision by Sri Lanka’s president to fire the prime minister has raised doubts among global investors and credit analysts about the near-term economic health of a country already grappling wit...

Ecuador court rejects Assange’s lawsuit over embassy rules

-- October 30, 2018 13:49:28

A judge in Ecuador has ruled against WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, who had contested new rules imposed on him in the country's embassy in London. The judge said a requirement to pay for intern...

Asian stocks fragile

-- October 30, 2018 10:22:51

Asian shares came under pressure on Tuesday with Chinese markets and the yuan falling, hurt by fresh worries about the intensifying Sino-US trade war and tracking losses in Wall Street indexes. MSCI&...

US sends 5200 troops to Mexico border as migrant caravan advances

-- October 30, 2018 10:18:44

The United States said it will send over 5,200 troops to help secure the border with Mexico, a far larger-than-expected deployment as President Donald Trump hardens his stance on immigration ahead of...

Japan unemployment rate falls to 2.3pc in Sept

-- October 30, 2018 10:12:22

Japan’s jobless rate fell in September, while the availability of jobs improved to the highest level since January 1974, government data showed on Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted unemployment...

India, Japan sign $75 billion currency swap agreement

-- October 29, 2018 17:29:08

India and Japan have signed a $75 billion bilateral currency swap agreement. The deal was signed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Tokyo on Monday, India said in a statement, repor...

Shallow quake jolts south of Argentina’s Ushuaia

-- October 29, 2018 15:24:23

A shallow earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck on Monday south of the resort town of Ushuaia in Argentina, the United States Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualt...

Gulf markets fall mostly, Saudi edges up

-- October 29, 2018 15:20:36

Most major Gulf markets fell on Monday, while Saudi Arabia’s stock index gained after foreigners sold a net 2.34 billion riyals ($624 million) in the Saudi stock market for the week ending Oct....

Experts warn of threats to world economy

Mir Mostafizur Rahman from Hinan, China October 29, 2018 14:19:51

Rise in fuel prices, high debt level, trade war and low productivity pose serious threats to the world economy, experts warned on Monday. They said Asian countries need to be united to face this unce...

5.4 magnitude quake shakes Japan’s Torishima Island

-- October 29, 2018 13:32:52

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck the Torishima Island region in southern Japan, the weather agency said on Monday. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) the offsh...

Saudi prosecutor heading Khashoggi case arrives in Turkey

-- October 29, 2018 12:54:31

The Saudi public prosecutor heading the investigation into the killing of Jamal Khashoggi arrived in Istanbul overnight, the state-owned Anadolu news agency said on Monday, ahead of expected talks wit...