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HK shares rally with Asian peers

HK shares rally with Asian peers

-- 2017-12-21 01:52:33

Hong Kong stocks rose Asian peers on Thursday, on investor optimism over Beijing’s plans to deepen structural reforms and curb financial risks while maintaining steady economic growth in 2018....

China shares rise on economic optimism

China shares rise on economic optimism

-- 2017-12-21 01:46:03

China shares rose on Thursday, as investors were inspired by Beijing’s commitment to maintain steady economic growth next year while deepening structural reforms and curbing financial risks. At...

Indonesia retreats; Malaysia up

Indonesia retreats; Malaysia up

-- 2017-12-20 12:50:39

Southeast Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday. Indonesian stocks dropped 1.0 per cent after hitting an all-time high in the previous session, while Malaysian shares rose nearly 1.0 per cent. The Jak...

Hong Kong shares ease

Hong Kong shares ease

-- 2017-12-20 12:33:41

Hong Kong stocks eased on Wednesday amid thin year-end trading. The Hang Seng Index was down 0.04 per cent at 29,242.90, while Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong fell 0.16 per cent to 11,523.72, re...

Study links low birth weight to traffic pollution

Study links low birth weight to traffic pollution

Reuters 2017-12-20 12:29:03

Air pollution, but not traffic noise, appears to be linked to an increased risk of having low-birth-weight babies, reports a new study from the UK. Previous studies have tied road traffic air polluti...

China stocks steady in thin trading

China stocks steady in thin trading

-- 2017-12-20 12:15:34

China stocks were largely steady on Wednesday morning, as blue-chips firmed but small-caps dropped amid thin year-end trading. At 04:03 GMT, the Shanghai Composite index was down 1.31 points or 0....

NZ  shares hit record high

NZ shares hit record high

-- 2017-12-20 12:07:30

New Zealand shares hit a record high on Wednesday, helped by healthcare and utilities shares. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index hit its third record high in four consecutive sessions and was 0.1 p...

Australian shares drop off after 10-year high

Australian shares drop off after 10-year high

-- 2017-12-20 12:04:26

Australian shares eased back on Wednesday from the near 10-year high seen in the previous session, tracking a subdued Wall Street. The US House of Representatives initially passed the tax legislation...

US Senate clears tax bill

US Senate clears tax bill

Reuters 2017-12-20 12:00:00

The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives on Wednesday was expected to give final approval to a sweeping tax bill and send it to President Donald Trump to sign into law, sealing his first...

Zambia revokes appointment of Chinese as police

Zambia revokes appointment of Chinese as police

-- 2017-12-20 12:00:00

Zambia's police force has scrapped plans to employ eight Chinese nationals barely 24 hours after it unveiled the scheme, following a public outcry. The new reservists were commissioned in the capital...

Philippine President declares Christmas ceasefire

Philippine President declares Christmas ceasefire

-- 2017-12-20 12:00:00

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a 10-day unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels to allow Filipinos to celebrate a “stress-free” Christmas season, two weeks after peac...

Asian stocks mixed in listless trading

Asian stocks mixed in listless trading

-- 2017-12-20 11:49:13

Asian shares were mixed Wednesday in listless trading after US stocks ended marginally lower on Tuesday that reversed the recent gains over the Republican-backed US tax bill. Japan’s benchmar...

Dead sharks wash up on Iranian island

Dead sharks wash up on Iranian island

BBC 2017-12-20 11:48:11

Hundreds of dead sharks have been found washed up on the shores of Iran's Shif island. Some fishermen catch the sharks for their fins, which are believed to have medicinal properties, officials say....

UK police foil ‘Christmas terror plot’; four held

UK police foil ‘Christmas terror plot’; four held

-- 2017-12-20 11:18:35

Action has been taken against an alleged Islamist terror plot in the UK that could have happened at Christmas, counter terrorism sources say. Four men were arrested early on Tuesday in South Yorkshir...

Japanese stocks slide

Japanese stocks slide

-- 2017-12-20 10:56:56

Japanese stocks slipped on Wednesday as construction shares continued to be battered amid a suspected bid-rigging scandal. Japan Display jumped on a media report the firm is discussing an investmen...

Mexico tour bus crash leaves 12 dead

Mexico tour bus crash leaves 12 dead

-- 2017-12-20 10:48:20

At least 12 tourists have been killed after a bus carrying them from a cruise ship overturned in south-eastern Mexico, officials say. Another 18 people were injured in the crash on Tuesday between Ma...

Onion price remains high even in harvesting season

Onion price remains high even in harvesting season

Yasir Wardad 2017-12-20 10:33:04

Although the newly harvested onion has hit the market, the price of the spice still remained much higher, market observers said. Experts held market syndicates responsible for the higher price while...

European markets open lower

European markets open lower

-- 2017-12-20 04:10:28

European shares slipped slightly at the opening session on Wednesday following a drop in the previous day when a sell-off on the bond market weighed and support from a tax reform in the US faded. Whi...

Mideast stocks mixed after Saudi budget

Mideast stocks mixed after Saudi budget

-- 2017-12-20 03:53:43

Mideast stocks were mixed on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia unveiled $261 billion state budget on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia’s stock market stalled in early trade today as cement shares ran into pr...

Facebook to notify users when their photos are uploaded

Facebook to notify users when their photos are uploaded

Reuters 2017-12-20 03:10:33

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would begin using facial recognition technology to tell people on the social network when others upload photos of them, if they agree to let the company keep a facial t...

Factbox: What's in the final Republican tax bill

Factbox: What's in the final Republican tax bill

Reuters 2017-12-20 03:03:42

The US House of Representatives was expected to vote on Tuesday on a sweeping, debt-financed tax bill, with approval likely. House passage would send the bill on to the Senate, which could vote as soo...

Little Nawab Taimur turns one

Little Nawab Taimur turns one

-- 2017-12-20 02:16:47

As star couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s little munchkin Taimur has turned one today, the Pataudi Palace is all decked up for little Nawab’s first birthday. Karisma Kapoor,...

India's Sensex hits record; auto stocks rise

India's Sensex hits record; auto stocks rise

Reuters 2017-12-20 02:16:43

Indian shares hit record highs at the open on Wednesday, surpassing the previous milestone hit more than a month ago, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s electoral victories in key states continue...

Malaysia inflation rate eases in Nov

Malaysia inflation rate eases in Nov

-- 2017-12-20 02:10:47

Malaysia's consumer price index rose 3.4 per cent in November from a year earlier, on higher transport costs, government data showed on Wednesday. The annual inflation rate matched the 3.4 per cent f...

Argentina passes pension reform despite protests

Argentina passes pension reform despite protests

-- 2017-12-20 01:53:35

Argentina’s government has passed a reform to the pension system on Tuesday, after days of demonstrations by the bill’s opponents and violent clashes between protesters and police. The...

S Korean shares edge lower

S Korean shares edge lower

-- 2017-12-20 01:04:00

South Korea’s KOSPI stock index weakened on Wednesday, while  the Korean won rose to a four-week closing high on the local platform while bond yields fell. At 06:33 GMT, the KOSPI was do...

Facebook removes 3m posts over copyright violation

Facebook removes 3m posts over copyright violation

Reuters 2017-12-19 12:36:31

Facebook Inc announced Monday that it removed nearly 3 million posts, including videos, ads and other forms of content, from its services during the first half of 2017 following complaints of counterf...

Japan strengthening missile defence amid threat

Japan strengthening missile defence amid threat

-- 2017-12-19 12:23:00

Japan's Cabinet has approved a plan to purchase a set of costly land-based US missile combat systems to step up the country's defence capability amid escalating threats from North Korea. Tuesday's ap...

Artist secures bail on daughter’s birthday

Artist secures bail on daughter’s birthday

BBC 2017-12-19 12:04:53

A Chinese artist who was arrested after posting videos about Beijing's controversial mass evictions has been released on bail, according to friends. Hua Yong had filmed a widely-shared farewell video...

South Korean pop star ‘kills self’

South Korean pop star ‘kills self’

Reuters 2017-12-19 12:00:00

The lead singer of top South Korean boy band SHINee died in hospital on Monday in a possible suicide that robs fans of the globally-famous K-Pop genre of one of its biggest stars. Kim Jong-hyun, 27,...