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HK shares end week on firmer footing

-- October 27, 2017 15:23:21

Hong Kong stocks ended the week on a firmer footing, after an encouraging slew of earnings from US tech giants buoyed Wall Street and the European Central Bank extended its stimulus. The market also...

US sailors rescued after five months adrift

BBC October 27, 2017 13:45:06

Two US yachtswomen and their two dogs have been rescued by the US Navy after spending nearly five months adrift in the Pacific Ocean, officials say. Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba had set off in a s...

New Zealand shares slightly higher

-- October 27, 2017 13:30:39

New Zealand shares were slightly higher on Friday, set its first weekly loss in six. The S&P/NZX 50 index rose 20.75 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 8,107.49 at 0033 GMT. Healthcare stocks accounte...

Australian shares rise on Macquarie rally

-- October 27, 2017 13:21:19

Australian shares rose to a near six-month high on Friday, boosted by Macquarie Group’s jump to record levels, while material and energy stocks further supported the index. Macquarie, the count...

Body clock 'affects surgery survival'

BBC October 27, 2017 12:19:36

Open heart surgery appears to be safer in the afternoon because of the body's internal clock, scientists have said. The body clock - or circadian rhythm - is the reason we want to sleep at night, but...

Asian shares post strong gains

-- October 27, 2017 10:57:19

Shares in Asia posted strong gains early Friday, tracking the upbeat session overnight on Wall Street. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index jumped 1.0 per cent to 21,957.44 as the US dollar strengthened a...

Metro rail lines: Govt may soon endorse feasibility study project

FHM Humayan Kabir October 27, 2017 10:42:48

The Planning Commis-sion (PC) is likely to endorse feasibility study for construction of two more metro rails in the capital at a cost of Tk 463.70 million, officials said on Wednesday. "The project...

Australian deputy PM disqualified

BBC October 27, 2017 10:28:42

Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce and four other politicians were wrongly elected because they held dual citizenship, a top court has ruled. The High Court of Australia decision means three of the p...

Man stabbed dead by ‘wife’

-- October 26, 2017 15:24:47

A man was stabbed to death allegedly by his wife and children over family feud at Charbaria in the suburb area of Barisal district town on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Moktar Bepari (45),...

Indian shares trade flat

-- October 26, 2017 15:08:19

Indian shares traded flat on Thursday, faltering a bit after having touched record highs in the previous session as investors booked profits in recent outperformers such as State Bank of India. Senti...

Finland train crash leaves four dead

Reuters October 26, 2017 14:36:40

Four people were killed and several injured when a train crashed into an army truck during a military exercise in southern Finland on Thursday, police and defense forces said.  Three of the dead...

Attack on Swiss couple near Taj Mahal

BBC October 26, 2017 14:12:28

A Swiss couple have been attacked at Fatehpur Sikri, a popular monument near the Taj Mahal, Indian police say. A senior police officer told BBC Hindi that four men attacked Quentin Jeremy Clerc and M...

Mental health costs UK economy dearly

BBC October 26, 2017 13:57:10

Up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year, a report says. It also claims poor mental health costs the UK economy up to £99bn each year. Prim...

Japanese shares edge higher

-- October 26, 2017 13:51:21

Japan’s Nikkei share average edged up on Thursday, lifted by shares backed by strong earnings and shrugging off Wall Street weakness. The Nikkei was 0.2 per cent higher at the end of morning tr...

HK stocks slip amid tighter liquidity

-- October 26, 2017 13:07:49

Hong Kong stocks dipped on Thursday amid concerns of tighter liquidity in global financial markets. The European Central Bank is all but certain to cut back on its bond-buying stimulus later in the d...

China blue-chips rises to 26-month high

-- October 26, 2017 12:56:22

China’s blue-chip index powered to a 28-month high on Thursday as stellar earnings reports from companies lifted sentiment, despite further rises in bond yields signalling tighter liquidity. Th...

NZ shares fall to 1-wk low

-- October 26, 2017 11:54:52

New Zealand shares fell to a one-week low on Thursday, benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell 23.74 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 8,098.93 at 0115 GMT. Construction firm Fletcher Building slid 2.1 per cen...

Australian shares slump after ANZ misses

-- October 26, 2017 11:39:34

Australian shares slumped on Thursday, hit by a drop in Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd after its annual net profit came in slightly lower than estimates. ANZ, the country’s No 3 le...

Ukraine blast wounds MP, kills guard

Reuters October 26, 2017 11:34:30

An explosion in Kiev on Wednesday killed a bodyguard and wounded three people including Ukrainian lawmaker Ihor Mosiychuk, Ukrainian officials said, describing the incident as a deliberate attack. Mo...

S Korea GDP grows 1.4pc in Q3

-- October 26, 2017 11:22:51

South Korea’s economy clocked its fastest growth in seven years last quarter, as global demand for the country’s electronics more than offset the impact of regional geopolitical strains on...

Kenya holds poll despite boycott call

Reuters October 26, 2017 11:10:58

Kenyans vote on Thursday in a presidential election re-run overshadowed by an opposition boycott that will almost certainly hand victory to President Uhuru Kenyatta, but with a mandate compromised by...

'Ichthyosaur' fossil discovered for first time

BBC October 26, 2017 10:59:50

Scientists in India have discovered a 152 million-year-old fossil of an ichthyosaur - an extinct marine reptile - in the western state of Gujarat. This is the first time an ichthyosaur fossil has bee...

Maghbazar Flyover’s other parts open today

-- October 26, 2017 10:44:29

The remaining parts of the much-awaited Maghbazar-Mouchak Flyover will open to traffic today (Thursday), bringing an end to the sufferings of the commuters and the residents of the area. They are bei...

Akij gets green signal for investment abroad

FE Report October 26, 2017 10:15:09

The government allowed Wednesday local industrial conglomerate Akij Group to send US$20 million to acquire a Malaysian company, which produces fibreboard and wood-based products. The green signal cam...

KSA vows to reduce dependency on oil

-- October 25, 2017 21:24:29

Saudi Arabia plans to build a business and industrial zone extending into Jordan and Egypt – thereby seeking to free itself from dependency on oil exports. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salma...

Saudi stocks largely flat

-- October 25, 2017 15:40:13

Saudi Arabian stocks opened largely flat on Wednesday as gains by Saudi Electricity Co (SEC) were offset by declines for Zain Saudi and Middle East Healthcare. SEC was one of the biggest gainers, ris...

Russia comes under new cyber-attack

-- October 25, 2017 15:32:23

A new strain of malicious software has paralysed computers at some prominent Russian media outlets, a Ukrainian airport, and the Ukrainian capital's subway. The Odessa international airport in Ukrain...

Eminem wins copyright case against NZ political party

BBC October 25, 2017 15:04:51

A New Zealand political party has been ordered to pay NZ$600,000 ($412,000) in compensation in a breach of copyright suit filed by US rapper Eminem. The National Party used a track with a similar mel...

UK economy grows by 0.4pc in Q3

-- October 25, 2017 15:04:50

The UK's economy had higher than expected growth in the three months to September - increasing the chances of a rise in interest rates in November. Gross domestic product (GDP) for the quarter rose b...

Republican senators slam Trump, feud boils

Reuters October 25, 2017 14:11:05

Tensions among Republicans about President Donald Trump boiled over on Tuesday as two senators accused Trump of debasing U.S. politics and the country’s standing abroad, a rebellion that could p...