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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...

Blast near Afghanistan election commission HQ injures six

-- October 29, 2018 11:30:18

A suicide bomber detonated explosives near Afghanistan’s election commission headquarters in Kabul on Monday, injuring at least six people, officials said. At least four officials of the Indepe...

Taiwan’s GDP likely to grow at 2.2 pc in Q3

-- October 29, 2018 11:27:18

Taiwan’s gross domestic product is likely to grow 2.2 per cent in third quarter, lower than expected, due to softening global demand for exports amid trade tensions between China and the United...

Asian stocks mixed after US stocks tumble

-- October 29, 2018 10:58:44

Asian share prices were mixed Monday after Wall Street extended its slide, fueling concern about the global market outlook. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 1.1 per cent to 2,570.17 while Tokyo's...

5.8 magnitude quake jolts Romania

-- October 28, 2018 15:25:15

An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 struck Romania’s eastern county of Buzau on Sunday morning, the National Institute for Earth Physics announced. It was the strongest earthquake not only in this y...

Armed men kill two UN peacekeepers in Mali, 12 wounded

-- October 28, 2018 11:54:00

The United Nations mission in Mali says armed men attacked a UN camp outside of Timbuktu killing at least two peacekeepers and wounding at least a dozen others. UN Mali mission spokeswoman Myriam Des...

Gunman targeting Jews shoots dead 11 at US synagogue

-- October 28, 2018 11:45:10

A gunman yelling, “All Jews must die,” stormed a synagogue at Pittsburgh in the US during Saturday services, killing 11 worshippers and wounding six other people including four police offi...

SA gets $20 billion of investment pledges at confce: Ramaphosa

-- October 27, 2018 14:21:03

Investment commitments of almost 290 billion rand ($20 billion) into the South African economy were made at an investment conference on Friday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said. “This is going to...

Suicide bombing claims five lives in central Afghanistan

-- October 27, 2018 13:52:17

At least five people were killed and 15 more wounded when a suicide bomber detonated a car packed with explosives outside a police compound in central Afghan province of Wardak on Saturday, a police s...

China's industrial profits up 14.7pc in first nine months

-- October 27, 2018 13:45:36

Profits of China's major industrial firms grew 14.7 per cent year on year in the first nine months of 2018, down from the 16.2-per cent expansion for the January-August period, official data showed Sa...

Afghans vote in delayed Kandahar elections

-- October 27, 2018 12:49:02

Afghanistan’s southern province of Kandahar votes in parliamentary elections on Saturday, a week after 32 of the country’s 34 provinces went to the polls, a delay caused by the assassinati...

CSRC approves two IPO applications

-- October 27, 2018 12:21:11

China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has approved new IPO applications from two companies, which will raise up to 1.4 billion yuan (about 201.44 million US dollars) in the A-share market. Be...

Khashoggi’s fiancee declines Trump invitation to White House

-- October 27, 2018 12:04:33

The fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi says she has declined an invitation to the White House from US President Donald Trump, accusing him of not being sincere about investigating th...

US stocks end lower, internet stocks tumble

-- October 27, 2018 11:33:26

US stocks closed lower on Friday, the S&P 500 ended at its lowest level since early May after technology and internet shares sold off further, capping a volatile week that confirmed a correctio...