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Indonesian Lion Air jet's cockpit voice recorder found

-- January 14, 2019 11:27:19

Indonesia has found the cockpit voice recorder from a Lion Air plane more than two months after the Boeing Co 737 MAX jet crashed into the sea near Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board, search off...

Hong Kong minibus crash kills one, injures 16

-- January 14, 2019 11:14:43

The driver of a minibus died and 16 passengers were injured after the vehicle they were traveling in flipped and crashed onto a boundary wall in China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Mond...

Asian shares falter from 1-1/2-month highs

-- January 14, 2019 11:03:42

Asian shares and US stock futures skidded on Monday after a shock contraction in Chinese exports pointed to deepening cracks in the world’s second-biggest economy and raised fears of a sharper s...

China export grows highest in seven years despite trade war

-- January 14, 2019 10:38:41

China’s exports rose 9.9 per cent in 2018, its strongest trade performance in seven years, despite growing disruptions from an escalating trade war with the United States, customs data showed on...

Qatar Investment Authority targets $45b in US investments

-- January 13, 2019 16:33:22

Qatar Investment Authority aims to raise investments in the United States to $45 billion in the next two years from around $30 billion now. Chief Executive of the body Mansour Ibrahim al-Mahmoud gave...

Missing Colombia’s FARC leader re-appears on video

-- January 13, 2019 12:30:38

A former commander of Colombia's FARC rebel group, Iván Márquez, has released a video six months after going into hiding. In the film, he accuses the government of betraying the terms o...

China stock market inflows could double in 2019

-- January 12, 2019 16:36:45

The inclusion of Chinese A-shares in global stock indexes could see foreign inflows into China’s stock market double in 2019, the Shanghai Securities News quoted a top Chinese securities regulat...

Zimbabwe plans new currency amid dollar shortage

-- January 12, 2019 16:08:18

Zimbabwe will introduce a new currency in the next 12 months as a shortage of US dollars plunges the financial system into disarray, forcing businesses to close and threatening unrest. Finance Minist...

Vietnam eyes $40b garment, textile exports in 2019

-- January 12, 2019 13:05:59

Vietnam will achieve garment and textile export turnovers of 40 billion US dollars this year, up 10.8 per cent from last year, the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) has said. To this en...

NSE Chairman Ashok Chawla resigns

-- January 12, 2019 12:41:36

Chairman of National Stock Exchange (NSE) Ashok Chawla has resigned from his post, hours after the CBI said federal government has granted it sanction to prosecute him in the Aircel-Maxis case, offici...

Global stocks near flat

-- January 12, 2019 12:26:05

Global stocks were near flat on Friday while the dollar rebounded against most currencies from earlier losses tied to expectations the US central bank is in no hurry to raise interest rates. US stoc...

Israeli warplanes fired missiles toward Damascus, Syria says

-- January 12, 2019 11:21:45

The Syrian state news agency said Israeli warplanes fired a number of missiles toward the Damascus area on Friday, triggering Syrian air defense that shot down most of them.  “The results...

Macedonian parliament agrees to change country name

-- January 12, 2019 11:08:20

Macedonia’s parliament passed an amendment to the constitution on Friday to rename the country Republic of North Macedonia, in line with an agreement with Greece to put an end to a 27-year-old d...

US stocks dip slightly ahead of earnings

-- January 12, 2019 10:55:27

US stocks dipped slightly on Friday, breaking a five-session rally, as investors looked ahead to earnings season, which kicks off next week with Citigroup, JPMorgan and other big banks. Underpinned b...

Three die in Canada bus crash

-- January 12, 2019 10:39:23

Three people were killed and nearly two dozen were injured on Friday when a double-decker bus struck a bus shelter in the Canadian capital of Ottawa during rush hour, city officials said. Part of the...

Germany faces 100 billion euro budget gap through 2023

-- January 11, 2019 17:44:15

The German government faces a gap of around 100 billion euros for its budget plans through 2023 as the economy cools. A German weekly news magazine, Der Spiegel, gave the information in a report on F...

Indian shares subdue ahead of Infosys results

-- January 11, 2019 13:15:02

Indian shares were little changed on Friday, as investors awaited technology giant Infosys Ltd’s results for clarity after rival Tata Consultancy Services’ quarterly margins contracted. T...

China to set lower GDP growth target in 2019

-- January 11, 2019 12:53:36

China plans to set a lower economic growth target of 6-6.5 per cent in 2019 compared with last year’s target of “around” 6.5 per cent, policy sources told Reuters, as Beijing gears u...

Asia stocks reach five-week high

-- January 11, 2019 11:40:14

Asian stocks inched up to five-week highs on Friday, after Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated the Federal Reserve will be patient about raising interest rates and news that trade talks between Washingt...

German airport strikes lead to cancelation of 600 flights

-- January 10, 2019 14:30:33

More than 640 flights in Germany were canceled on Thursday due to security staff strikes at Duesseldorf, Cologne and Stuttgart airports in a bid to put pressure on management in wage talks. Out of 1,...

Australian police charge man over parcels sent to consulates

-- January 10, 2019 13:27:51

Australian police on Thursday charged a 49-year-old man for sending as many as 38 packages containing a hazardous material to diplomatic embassies and consulates across the country. More than a dozen...

SE Asia stocks climb in cautious trading

-- January 10, 2019 12:06:08

Southeast Asian stock markets climbed on Thursday, while investors kept a cautious stance awaiting concrete evidence that progress is being made in the US-China trade negotiations. Singapore shares e...

India’s inflation in Dec likely hit record low

-- January 10, 2019 11:49:42

India’s retail inflation in December is expected to have eased to its lowest since June 2017 as food costs fell and fuel prices rose at a slower pace, a Reuters poll showed. Inflation likely co...

Asia shares check rally on US-China trade talks

-- January 10, 2019 11:38:08

Asian shares took a breather on Thursday after an extended rally, as markets awaited more news on US-China trade talks that have raised hopes of a deal to avert an all-out trade war between the econom...

Former Israeli minister pleads guilty to spying for Iran

-- January 09, 2019 16:10:36

An Israeli former cabinet minister admitted to spying for Iran on Wednesday in a plea deal in exchange for an 11-year prison sentence, the Israeli Justice Ministry said. Gonen Segev, energy minister...

Global GDP growth to slow to 2.9pc in 2019: WB

-- January 09, 2019 14:40:46

Global economic growth is projected to slow to 2.9 per cent in 2019 from a downwardly revised 3.0 per cent in 2018 amid rising downside risks, the World Bank said on Tuesday. In its newly-released Gl...

Russia ready to hold talks with US on INF arms treaty: Tass

-- January 09, 2019 13:42:42

Russia is ready to hold consultations with the United States about the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty at diplomatic and military levels, Tass news agency quoted Russian Deputy Foreign...

Myanmar UN chief expresses concern over fighting in Rakhine

-- January 09, 2019 13:11:10

The head of the United Nations in Myanmar on Wednesday expressed concern about the situation in the western state of Rakhine, where fighting between the military and the rebel Arakan Army has displace...

SE Asian stocks rise on trade talk hopes

-- January 09, 2019 12:48:49

Southeast Asian stocks rose on Wednesday as further headway in US-China trade talks increased chances of the two nations striking a deal to end the long-drawn confrontation. US and Chinese officials...

Asian shares soar on US-China trade optimism

-- January 09, 2019 12:01:23

Asian shares extended gains on Wednesday on hopes for progress in resolving the tariffs battle between the US and China as talks appeared to have been extended in Beijing. Japan’s Nikkei 225 in...