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Nikkei share hits 21-yr high

-- October 13, 2017 13:55:46

Japan’s Nikkei share average surged to a fresh 21-year high on Friday, helped by index heavyweight Fast Retailing, while selling of Kobe Steel resumed. Traders said that belief that the ruling...

New Zealand shares close higher

-- October 13, 2017 13:48:46

New Zealand shares closed up for the ninth straight day to set another record high on Friday amid signs of clearing political uncertainty. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index rose 0.3 per cent or 21.2...

Australian shares end four-month high

-- October 13, 2017 13:43:17

Australian shares ended at their highest in nearly four months on Friday, supported by insurer stocks after the government unveiled healthcare reforms. Australia’s benchmark S&P/ASX 200 in...

Japan exports seen up in Sept

Reuters October 13, 2017 13:27:24

Japan’s exports likely grew for a tenth straight month in September buoyed by upbeat demand from overseas, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, underscoring a steady economic recovery. Exports were...

Asia shares touch 10-year peak

Reuters October 13, 2017 11:41:47

Asian stocks edged to a 10-year high on Friday thanks to expectations of brisk global growth, although investors held off chasing shares higher ahead of US economic data and next week’s Chinese...

IMF chief stresses inclusive global trading system

-- October 12, 2017 19:24:45

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has underlined the need to redouble efforts to create a more inclusive global trading system amidst signs that the developed countries, including the US, were resetting tra...

Australian court accepts dead man’s unsent text as valid will

BBC October 12, 2017 14:43:17

A court in Australia has accepted an unsent, draft text message on a dead man's mobile phone as an official will. The 55-year-old man had composed a text message addressed to his brother, in which he...

Marital ups and downs may affect men’s heart health: study

Reuters October 12, 2017 13:08:44

Married men who see their relationship with their spouse improve over the years may also experience positive changes in their health that can lower the risk of heart disease, a recent U.K. study sugge...

Hong Kong stocks hover

-- October 12, 2017 13:00:27

Hong Kong stocks hovered near the highest level in nearly 10 years on Thursday, as Asia stocks hit their highest in a decade on the back of global equity bull run. The stocks were bolstered by streng...

China stocks calm, defence shares jump

-- October 12, 2017 12:48:52

China stocks were calm on Thursday, with strength in defence shares offsetting a retreat in resources plays as investors await next week’s Communist Party congress. The CSI300 index rose 0.1 pe...

SE Asian stocks rally

-- October 12, 2017 12:39:40

Southeast Asian stock markets gained on Thursday, tracking a rally in global equities, with Singapore leading the gains and Thailand hitting a 24-year peak yet again. Asian stocks rose to a decade-hi...

US stocks end higher after Fed minutes

-- October 12, 2017 12:31:50

US stocks rose on Wednesday as the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s September policy meeting merely confirmed expectations that interest rates would rise. Currency investors pushed the dollar...

Japan wholesale prices rise 3pc in Sept

-- October 12, 2017 11:51:55

Japanese wholesale prices rose 3.0 per cent in September from a year earlier, at the fastest annual pace in almost nine years, due to rising prices for gasoline, metals, and agricultural products. Ec...

Deadly ‘supercell thunderstorm’ hits SA

BBC October 12, 2017 11:40:54

Moored ships were blown away as a "supercell thunderstorm" swept through South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal region, killing at least 11 people. The dead include a child swept away by rising waters and two...

Hollywood studios join Disney’s Movies Anywhere service

Reuters October 12, 2017 11:05:38

Five Hollywood film studios have joined together to offer a new service designed to make it easier for consumers to collect digital movies that they can watch at home or on mobile devices, the studios...

Asia stocks hit decade-high

Reuters October 12, 2017 10:18:52

Asian stocks were near a decade high on Thursday, riding the bull run in global equity markets, while the dollar sagged after the Federal Reserve showed a guarded view towards inflation. MSCI’s...

Global financial stability improves amid looming risks: IMF

-- October 11, 2017 18:58:28

The global economic recovery has strengthened financial stability but easy monetary and financial conditions against a backdrop of sluggish inflation is elevating medium-term risks, the International...

Nikkei share ends at 21-year high

-- October 11, 2017 15:42:24

Japan’s Nikkei share index closed at its highest in 21 years on Wednesday, with gains mainly led by defensive shares, though exporters benefitted from solid global growth. Japan’s second...

Hong Kong stocks end lower

-- October 11, 2017 15:31:55

Hong Kong stocks fell on Wednesday, pressured by a sharp reversal in property shares after the city’s chief executive unveiled a mix of housing and tax relief policies that disappointed some inv...

China stocks end higher

-- October 11, 2017 15:06:59

China stocks firmed on Wednesday, helped by a jump in defensive consumer staples such as big liquor producers, while resources shares curbed gains. Sentiment remained largely positive although trade...

Children across the globe turning obese rapidly

BBC October 11, 2017 12:40:31

Child and teenage obesity levels have risen ten-fold in the last four decades, meaning 124m boys and girls around the globe are too fat, according to new research. The analysis in the Lancet is the l...

Tax reform may be 'painful' for some states: Kaplan

-- October 11, 2017 11:17:55

Limiting the ability of Americans to deduct what they pay in state and local taxes from their federal tax bill “could be painful” for some US states already suffering from population drain...

Malawi curfew over ‘vampire' killings

BBC October 11, 2017 11:07:50

At least five people have been killed in southern Malawi after they were accused of behaving like vampires. The UN says it has pulled staff out of two districts as the vampire scare sweeps across the...

Asian stocks advance as Catalan fears ease

-- October 11, 2017 10:57:18

Asian stocks advanced Wednesday after Wall Street’s main index closed at a fresh record high and Spain’s Catalonia crisis eased. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose further a day after it...

US chip maker unveils next-generation device for fully autonomous cars

-- October 11, 2017 00:50:16

Silicon Valley graphics chipmaker NVIDIA unveiled on Tuesday the first computer chips for developing fully autonomous vehicles and said it had more than 25 customers working to build a new class of dr...

Diarrhea outbreak in Ethiopia infects 127

Xinhua October 10, 2017 15:02:50

An Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) disease in Ethiopia's second largest city Dire Dawa, 446 kms east of Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, has infected 127 people in September, an Ethiopian official said on...

China expects to achieve 2017 growth target

-- October 10, 2017 13:31:23

China will have no problem meeting its economic growth target of around 6.5 per cent this year, and may even beat it, the head of the Statistics Bureau said on Tuesday. Steps taken by the government...

Google uncovers ‘Russian propaganda’ on US election

BBC October 10, 2017 11:48:15

Google has found evidence that Russian agents spent tens of thousands of dollars on adverts in a bid to sway the 2016 US election, media reports say. Sources quoted by the Washington Post say the adv...

Ten die as wildfires hit California wine country

BBC October 10, 2017 10:41:56

Parts of California's wine region are being ravaged by fast-spreading fires that have killed at least 10 people. Mass evacuations have taken place and at least 1,500 properties have been destroyed. S...

Asian shares shrug off Wall St. weakness

Reuters October 10, 2017 10:40:51

Asian shares rose on Tuesday, shrugging off modest losses on Wall Street, while expectations of another US interest rate increase this year continued to underpin the dollar. MSCI’s broadest ind...