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Greek PM heads to Odysseus’ home at end of bailout journey

-- August 21, 2018 16:46:16

 Prime Minister (PM) Alexis Tsipras headed to the Greek island of Ithaca on Tuesday in a gesture laden with classical symbolism as the country emerges from nine years of crisis and international...

China’s Tianqi Lithium Corp to raise up to $1.0b in HK mkt

FE Online Desk August 21, 2018 14:23:46

China’s Tianqi Lithium Corp is looking to raise up to $1.0 billion in its Hong Kong stock market flotation, despite this year’s fall in lithium prices, two people close to the deal told Re...

Shots fired at US embassy in Turkey, no casualties

-- August 20, 2018 14:55:55

Several gunshots were fired early Monday morning from a vehicle at the US Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, causing no casualties, police and the embassy spokesperson said. The attack coincided...

Islamist militant attack kills 19 in Nigeria

-- August 20, 2018 13:05:12

At least 19 people were killed in an Islamist militant attack on a village in northeast Nigeria in the early hours of Sunday, a survivor of the attack said. The strike is the latest blow to Nigeria&r...

Greece exits final bailout successfully: ESM

-- August 20, 2018 12:39:55

Greece has successfully exited its final, three-year bailout programme, agreed in August 2015 to help it cope with the continued fallout from a debt crisis, the euro zone's ESM rescue fund said on Mon...

Asia shares inch up with yuan

-- August 20, 2018 11:02:07

Asian share markets crept cautiously higher on Monday as investors awaited developments on proposed Sino-US trade talks and the Chinese yuan rallied away from dangerous lows. MSCI’s broadest in...

China arrests 26 ‘tomb robbers’, stolen relics recovered

-- August 19, 2018 15:21:59

China has arrested 26 suspects and retrieved almost 650 cultural relics stolen from an ancient burial site in northwestern Qinghai province, the Ministry of Public Security said on Sunday. China&rsqu...

Egypt’s sisi approves law tightening control over internet

-- August 19, 2018 14:16:55

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed a new law that tightens controls over the internet. The legislation on "cybercrime" means websites can be blocked in Egypt if deemed to constitute a...

Fresh tremor strikes Indonesia’s Lombok

-- August 19, 2018 12:02:12

A fresh tremor of 6.3 magnitude struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, the US Geological Survey said on Sunday, after an earthquake killed more than 430 people there earlier this month. USGS...

Massive 8.2 quake hits Pacific Ocean, no damage expected

-- August 19, 2018 10:37:58

A massive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it was not expected to cause any damage, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. T...

Algerian president Bouteflika fires two senior army generals

-- August 18, 2018 15:39:30

Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika dismissed two senior generals, the presidency said, a fresh upheaval in the OPEC oil producer’s power structure ahead of a presidential election ne...

GPS completes first-tranche subscription of BGBS shares

FE Desk August 18, 2018 14:31:34

Thailand’s Global Power Synergy (GPS) Group Company Limited has made the first-tranche subscription of 100 million shares of Beijing Gas Blue Sky (BGBS) Holdings Limited. The second tranche of...

ADBI speaker series on WTO on Sep 3

FE Online Desk August 18, 2018 13:37:54

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) will hold its Distinguished Speaker Series: Report on Revitalising Multilateral Governance at the World Trade Organisation on September 3 at ADBI, Tokyo, Japan....

Chinese internet stock sell-off may shake faith in FANGs

-- August 18, 2018 13:19:23

A steep downturn in heavyweight Chinese internet stocks and recent weakness in half of the so-called FANG group have some investors worried that a key component of Wall Street’s near-decade long...

India's FX reserves may fall below $400b mark

-- August 18, 2018 12:34:41

The foreign exchange reserves of India has come within striking distance of falling below the $400 billion mark as the rupee coming under severe pressure due to meltdown in the Turkish lira. The FX...

Mueller recommends up to six months’ jail for ex-Trump aide

-- August 18, 2018 12:31:53

US special counsel Robert Mueller has recommended a prison sentence of up to six months for former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos. Mueller, head of an investigation into alleged Russian medd...

China regulator approves two IPO applications

-- August 18, 2018 12:13:37

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has approved two IPO applications, Ningbo Yongxin Optics Co. and Argus (Shanghai) Textile Chemicals Co, in the A-share market. The regulator approv...

World stocks rise on plans for trade talks

-- August 18, 2018 12:02:23

World stocks rose on Friday as news of plans for US-China trade talks soothed nerves over their tariff war, while the recovery in Turkey’s lira ran out of steam. The MSCI All-Country World inde...

Wall St ends higher on trade talk optimism

-- August 18, 2018 11:42:29

US stocks closed higher on Friday on reports of progress in trade disputes between the United States and its trading partners China and Mexico. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average...

Japanese shares rise on possible US-China trade talks

-- August 17, 2018 13:13:47

Japanese shares rose on Friday morning as trade tensions between US-China appeared to ease and gains in US shares supported the markets sentiment, but chip-related stocks fell. Japan’s Nikkei s...

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports surge in July

-- August 17, 2018 12:34:21

The non-oil domestic exports (NODX) of Singapore grew 11.8 per cent year on year in July, Enterprise Singapore, a government agency that champions enterprise development, announced on Friday. The c...

Asian shares gain on US-China trade talks

-- August 17, 2018 10:02:14

Asian shares won a modest reprieve on Friday after China and the United States agreed to hold their first trade talks since June next week and as the Turkish lira extended gains from its record low ea...

European shares rise on fresh trade talks

-- August 16, 2018 15:53:19

European shares inched up after China said it would hold trade talks with the US this month, spurring a risk appetite recovery, although Italian shares fell sharply as Atlantia sank. Europe’s S...

Kerala monsoon floods take 73 lives

-- August 16, 2018 15:25:28

Flooding caused by heavy monsoon rains in the southern Indian state of Kerala has killed at least 73 people, shut down an airport and displaced more than 85,000 people, officials have said. The state...

Thailand to ban imports of scrap electronics

-- August 16, 2018 14:43:39

Thailand will ban imports of 432 types of scrap electronics within six months, an environment ministry official said on Thursday, the latest country to respond to China’s crackdown on imports of...

24 schoolchildren die in Sudan boat capsize

-- August 16, 2018 13:33:34

At least 24 children on their way to school and a health worker have drowned when their boat sank in northern Sudan. More than 40 children were on the boat, whose engine failed in a strong current as...

S Korea posts trade surplus for 78 months to July

-- August 16, 2018 13:22:19

South Korean economy posted trade surplus for 78 months to July due mainly to strong demand for locally-made semiconductors and oil products, customs office data showed Thursday. Revised figure for t...

New Zealand bans selling homes to foreigners

-- August 16, 2018 12:11:06

New Zealand's parliament has banned many foreigners from buying existing homes in the country - a move aimed at making properties more affordable. The ban only applies to non-residents. Australians a...

Asian shares hit one-year low on Turkey, China worries

-- August 16, 2018 09:46:07

Asian shares hit fresh one-year lows in early trading on Thursday, while oil and precious metal prices also tumbled as Turkey’s currency crisis and fears of an economic slowdown in China fanned...

Indian oil tanker explodes off coast of Oman, three crew missing

-- August 15, 2018 15:19:02

An Indian shipping company says one of its crude oil tankers suffered an explosion off the coast of Oman and three of its sailors are missing. The Shipping Corporation of India says the explosion str...