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Asian shares mixed amid trade concerns

-- May 17, 2019 11:27:17

Asian stocks were mixed on Friday amid worries that US economic sanctions on Huawei would cast a pall on trade negotiations with China. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 0.4 per cent to 28,161.89 whil...

Philippines withdraws top diplomats from Canada

-- May 16, 2019 13:30:32

The Philippines is withdrawing top diplomats from Canada after Ottawa missed a deadline to take back 69 shipping containers full of trash, the latest move in a long-running row stoked by threats from...

Trump to propose merit-based immigration plan

-- May 16, 2019 11:08:45

US President Donald Trump will outline on Thursday a plan to harden border security and overhaul the legal immigration system to favour applicants who speak English, are well-educated and have job off...

Brazilian economy fall 0.68pc in Q1

-- May 16, 2019 11:03:16

Brazil's economy fell 0.68 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the final quarter of 2018, according to a preliminary report released Wednesday by the country’s central bank. The E...

Japanese shares slip on trade frictions

-- May 16, 2019 10:51:31

Japan’s Nikkei fell on Thursday as weak US and Chinese economic data and Sino-US trade frictions soured sentiment, while banks tumbled on weak earnings reports. The Nikkei share average shed 1....

Asian shares mixed on trade jitters

-- May 16, 2019 10:45:09

Asian stocks were mixed Thursday amid worries over trade tensions, leavened by media reports that President Donald Trump may delay a decision on auto tariffs. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 slipp...

German economy grew 0.4pc in Q1

-- May 15, 2019 13:43:14

The German economy got off to a solid start in 2019 returning to growth in the first quarter, helped by higher household spending and booming construction, preliminary data showed on Wednesday. Gross...

SE Asian stocks advance after Wall St gains

-- May 15, 2019 13:31:04

Southeast Asian shares were mostly higher on Wednesday, following a firmer finish on the Wall Street, as US President Donald Trump's upbeat remarks on Sino-US trade talks helped repair bruised optimis...

Alabama senate passes near-total ban abortion

-- May 15, 2019 11:27:07

Alabama lawmakers have passed a bill to outlaw abortion outright in the state, set to be the strictest such US law. The state Senate approved the law by 25 votes to six, rejecting exemptions for case...

Asian shares follow Wall Street higher

-- May 15, 2019 11:22:52

Asian stocks followed Wall Street higher on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump downplayed his escalating tariff war with Beijing and said a settlement is possible. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Toky...

Huawei willing to sign ‘no-spy’ agreements with governments

-- May 15, 2019 11:05:44

Huawei is "willing to sign no-spy agreements with governments" including the UK, its chairman Liang Hua said. It follows concerns from some countries that China could use products made by the telecom...

North Korea demands immediate return of ship seized by US

-- May 14, 2019 14:57:04

North Korea has demanded the immediate return of a cargo ship seized by the US, branding the move an "unlawful robbery". Last week the US justice department accused Pyongyang of violating internation...

Malaysia Q1 GDP growth rate expected to slow

-- May 14, 2019 12:57:04

Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate in the first quarter (Q1) was estimated to slow to 4.4 per cent amid declines in all segments, according to analysis Tuesday. Maybank Investm...

One officer, three protesters die in Sudan gunfire

-- May 14, 2019 11:37:38

One officer and three protesters were killed and many protesters wounded in the Sudanese capital late on Monday, Sudan’s state TV said. Earlier, heavy gunfire was heard in Khartoum late into th...

Five dead in mysterious crossbow attack in Germany

-- May 14, 2019 11:25:25

German police probing the deaths of three people shot with crossbow arrows in a rural Bavarian hotel near Passau in Germany have found two more female bodies in a flat 650km (400 miles) away. The fla...

Sweden reopens rape case against Assange

-- May 13, 2019 15:32:15

Swedish prosecutors have reopened an investigation into a rape allegation made against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange. The inquiry has been revived at the request of the alleged victim's lawyer....

Indian shares nearly flat in thin trade

-- May 13, 2019 14:35:37

Indian shares were largely unchanged on Monday in thin trade, as gains in index heavyweights such as ITC Ltd and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd offset losses in Larsen and Toubro Ltd after it posted lo...

Asian shares move lower

-- May 13, 2019 13:19:23

Asian shares were mostly lower on Monday after trade talks between the US and China wrapped up Friday without an agreement. Shares dropped more than 1.0 per cent in Shanghai, to 2,909.60. Japan&rsquo...

Algeria arrests 95 illegal immigrants

-- May 13, 2019 12:41:18

The Algerian army arrested 95 illegal immigrants in various operations, the defence ministry said Sunday. Algeria's coast guards in Oran Province, 400 km northwest of the capital Algiers, foiled an a...

Stocks stumble in early trading

FE Online Report May 13, 2019 12:18:50

The prices of most of the shares on bourses saw downward trend in early trading on Monday as risk-averse investors continued their selling binge. Following the previous day’s marginal fall, the...

Sweden to announce decision on Julian Assange rape case

-- May 13, 2019 11:47:57

Swedish prosecutors are set to announce whether they are reopening an inquiry into a rape allegation against Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange. The investigation may be revived at the request of th...

Sri Lanka blocks social media after anti-Muslim unrest

-- May 13, 2019 11:25:12

Sri Lanka is temporarily blocking some social media networks and messaging apps, including Facebook and WhatsApp, it said on Monday after attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned businesses in the worst un...

Pakistan reaches $6b agreement with IMF

-- May 12, 2019 22:33:25

Pakistan has finalised an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on a bailout package, announced the country’s Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Dr...

Turkey hopes to overcome the impacts of currency crisis

-- May 12, 2019 19:22:08

The Turkish economy will hopefully overcome the impacts of a currency crisis last year with just two quarters of contraction, Turkey’s Finance Minister Berat Albayrak said on Sunday. Speaking t...

Saudi security forces kill eight in flashpoint Shi’ite area

-- May 12, 2019 11:38:55

Saudi security forces have killed eight people during an operation in the predominantly Shi’ite eastern Al-Qatif region, state news agency (SPA) said on Saturday. The oil-producing province is...

May should set resignation date next week: Senior lawmaker

-- May 11, 2019 15:08:27

British Prime Minister Theresa May should set a date for her departure next week when she meets leaders of an influential group of Conservative lawmakers to address her future, the group’s chair...

Afghan gov’t forces free 10 civilians from Taliban jail

-- May 11, 2019 13:16:35

The Afghan National Army commandoes conducted an operation and freed 10 civilians from a Taliban prison in the country's northern province of Kunduz, a military source said Saturday. "The raid was la...

Scuffles break out at Hong Kong legislature over extradition law

-- May 11, 2019 12:00:29

Scuffles broke out in Hong Kong’s legislature on Saturday between pro-democracy lawmakers and those loyal to Beijing over an extradition law that will extend Beijing’s powers over the fina...

Yangon govt invites investment in SMEs

-- May 11, 2019 11:03:54

Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar, regional government has invited local and foreign investors to help develop small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in addition to value-added agro-industry and busine...

Venezuela reopens borders with Brazil, Aruba: Official

-- May 11, 2019 10:58:08

Venezuela is reopening its borders with Brazil and the Caribbean island of Aruba, Venezuela’s Economy Vice President Tareck El Aissami said on Friday, though Aruba’s government said it did...