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Russia, US talks to break nuclear treaty deadlock fail: Agencies

-- January 31, 2019 15:36:29

Russia and the United States failed to bridge their differences over a landmark Cold War-era arms treaty at last-ditch talks in Beijing, Russia’s deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying by...

Saudi economy grows 2.21 per cent in 2018

-- January 31, 2019 15:02:35

Saudi Arabia’s economy grew at a pace of 2.21 per cent in 2018, buoyed by strong oil sector growth, government data showed on Thursday, recovering from a contraction in 2017 when the economy was...

Sri Lanka halts imports of J&J baby powder

-- January 31, 2019 13:55:32

Sri Lanka has halted imports of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder until the company proves its product is free from cancer-causing asbestos, two government officials and the product’s local dist...

Saudi Arabia ends major anti-corruption campaign

-- January 31, 2019 13:13:52

Saudi Arabia has ended a sweeping crackdown on corruption ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that it said had recovered more than $106 billion through settlements with scores of senior prince...

SE Asia stocks gain on Fed decision

-- January 31, 2019 12:02:38

Southeast Asian stocks rose on Thursday, in line with broader Asia, as the US Federal Reserve held interest rates steady while signalling its three-year drive to tighten monetary policy may be at an e...

Nigeria rival candidate to consider amnesty for graft suspects

-- January 31, 2019 11:40:55

Nigerian opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar said on Wednesday he would consider an amnesty for corruption suspects in order to help recover billions of dollars stashed abroad by the coun...

US Fed holds rates steady, signals pause

-- January 31, 2019 11:38:13

The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday left interest rates unchanged as expected and pledged to be patient about future rate hikes. In support of the goals to foster maximum employment and price stabili...

Polar vortex strikes US Midwest, causing multiple deaths

-- January 31, 2019 10:56:33

Cities are all but shutting down across the US Midwest as the region shivers in a deadly cold snap known as a polar vortex. At least seven people have been killed in several states as a result of the...

Asia stocks scale four-month peak

-- January 31, 2019 10:03:16

Asia stocks rose to a four-month high on Thursday after the Federal Reserve pledged to be patient with further interest rate hikes, signalling a potential end to its tightening cycle amid signs of slo...

Venezuela’s president Maduro rejects calls for snap election: RIA

-- January 30, 2019 14:20:25

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said calls to hold early presidential elections amounted to blackmail and that the countries calling for them must wait until 2025, Russia’s RIA news agency r...

Mongolia ousts parliamentary speaker amid graft scandal

-- January 30, 2019 13:50:27

Mongolia’s parliamentary speaker, Enkhbold Myegombo, has been ousted following weeks of public protests against him over accusations he was involved in the corrupt sale of government positions....

Japan retail sales climb 1.3pc in Dec

-- January 30, 2019 12:55:46

Japan’s retail sales rose more than expected in December as consumers increased spending on clothes and home appliances. The 1.3 per cent rise in retail sales in December from a year earlier wa...

SE Asian stocks dip as markets await Fed rate review

-- January 30, 2019 12:33:30

Southeast Asian stocks were lower to little changed on Wednesday as investors awaited the US Federal Reserve's policy review and looked toward trade talks between Washington and Beijing. Philippine...

Asian stocks rise ahead of Fed meeting

-- January 30, 2019 12:15:57

Asian stocks rose Wednesday as traders awaited a Federal Reserve policy meeting and US-China talks, though Japan's benchmark declined. Japan's Nikkei 225 index retreated 0.5 per cent to 20,555.13 whi...

UK MPs instruct May to renegotiate Brexit; EU says ‘No’

-- January 30, 2019 11:52:50

British lawmakers have instructed Prime Minister Theresa May to reopen a Brexit treaty with the European Union to replace a controversial Irish border arrangement - and promptly received a flat reject...

Azov Sea standoff: Danish FM calls for EU sanctions on Russia

-- January 29, 2019 13:38:20

Denmark’s foreign minister called on Tuesday for European Union-wide sanctions on Russia over a standoff with Ukraine in the Azov Sea. Anders Samuelsen will meet Ukraine’s foreign ministe...

Cameroon arrests main opposition leader for protest

-- January 29, 2019 13:15:05

Cameroonian authorities arrested opposition leader Maurice Kamto on Monday, his lawyer said, after weekend protests that security forces dispersed with live bullets, wounding six people. Kamto has be...

Asian stocks fall after US files Huawei charges

-- January 29, 2019 12:10:07

Asian shares fell on Tuesday after the US Justice Department unsealed criminal charges against China’s Huawei, its subsidiaries and a top executive ahead of trade talks. Japan’s Nikkei 22...

SE Asian stocks slip as trade worries loom

-- January 29, 2019 12:08:39

Southeast Asian stocks fell on Tuesday after the United States charged China's Huawei with bank fraud and for conspiring to steal trade secrets, denting hopes of a trade deal days before the trade tal...

After 1MDB, Malaysia unveils fresh anti-graft plan

-- January 29, 2019 11:24:01

Malaysia on Tuesday unveiled an ambitious five-year plan to clamp down on corruption in government, months after a multi-billion-dollar graft scandal brought down the previous administration. The pla...

Brexit: Boris Johnson tells May to ditch Irish backstop

-- January 28, 2019 14:18:41

The most prominent Brexit campaigner in Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative party said on Monday that she would get widespread support if she got the European Union to ditch the Irish back...

Taiwan's economy to slow in Q4: Reuters poll

-- January 28, 2019 14:03:47

Taiwan’s economic growth probably slowed in the fourth quarter (Q4) as the island’s technology exports were hit by softening global demand and fallout from the US-China trade war. The med...

China's industrial profits shrink again in Dec

-- January 28, 2019 13:58:38

China's industrial profits shrank for a second straight month in December, putting pressure on policymakers to support industries hurt by slowing prices and weak factory activity amid a protracted US-...

Thailand welcomes record number of tourists in 2018

-- January 28, 2019 13:35:37

Thailand saw a record 38.27 million tourists in 2018, up 7.5 per  cent from the previous year, the Tourism Ministry said on Monday. The ministry expects the number of tourists visiting the count...

Major central banks may face one of their biggest challenges yet

Reuters January 28, 2019 12:25:39

Central banks may be about to face one of their biggest challenges yet: Global economic growth is slowing, but they have struggled to build up their policy arsenals since the last crisis to effectivel...

China jails leading human rights lawyer for subversion

-- January 28, 2019 12:21:09

A Chinese court on Monday jailed prominent rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang for 4-1/2 years for subversion of state power. Human Rights Watch said the sentencing made a “mockery” of the Chines...

Brazil's Vale suspends dividends, bonuses after dam disaster

-- January 28, 2019 11:18:02

Vale SA, the world’s largest iron ore miner, suspended its planned shareholder dividends, share buybacks, and executive bonuses in light of a deadly tailings dam disaster in Brazil, according to...

Hotel wall collapses in Peru, killing 15

FE Report January 28, 2019 11:03:27

Fifteen people were killed at a wedding in Peru on Sunday after a wall at the hotel where the celebration was held collapsed under heavy rains, the head of Peru’s civil defence institute said....

Asian stocks advance after US govt reopens for now

-- January 28, 2019 10:24:04

Asian stocks advanced on Monday as Wall Street rallied after a deal was announced to reopen the US government following a prolonged shutdown that had taken a toll on investor sentiment. MSCI’s...

Bomb attacks leave four policemen dead in Iraq

-- January 27, 2019 15:24:20

At least four policemen were killed and 11 wounded by two roadside bombs that targeted police convoys in separate attacks in northern Iraq on Sunday, the service and medical sources said. Two died an...