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What stocks performance indicates in 2017?

What stocks performance indicates in 2017?

Reuters 2017-12-30 12:00:00

Markets bid 2017 goodbye on a modestly defensive note on Friday, but the year will be best remembered for leaving global investors wealthier. A pick-up in global growth boosted corporate profits and...

Tanzania threatens to shut churches after Magufuli criticism

Tanzania threatens to shut churches after Magufuli criticism

-- 2017-12-30 11:56:46

Tanzanian authorities have threatened to shut down churches which mix religion and politics after a cleric criticised President John Magufuli. The cleric, Zachary Kakobe, used a Christmas sermon to s...

Wall Street ends 2017 as strong year

Wall Street ends 2017 as strong year

-- 2017-12-30 11:53:17

US stocks ended 2017 as their best year since 2013 on a down note on Friday, with losses in technology and financial stocks keeping equities in negative territory for the session. The benchmark S&amp...

Turkey, Russia secure anti-missile system deal

Turkey, Russia secure anti-missile system deal

-- 2017-12-30 11:38:38

Turkey has finalised a deal with Moscow for the purchase of Russia's S-400 anti-missile system, Turkish defense officials announced Friday, despite concerns voiced by some of the NATO member's allies....

Thai court jails conman for 13,275 years

Thai court jails conman for 13,275 years

BBC 2017-12-30 11:14:34

A Thai court has sentenced a fraudster to more than 13,000 years in prison. Pudit Kittithradilok, 34, admitted running a Ponzi scheme whereby he promised investors artificially high financial returns...

Massive anti-govt protests rock Iran

Massive anti-govt protests rock Iran

-- 2017-12-30 10:33:42

Demonstrators chanted anti-government slogans in several cities across Iran, Iranian news agencies and social media reports said, as price protests turned into the largest wave of demonstrations since...

China cbank to raise reserve funds ratio

China cbank to raise reserve funds ratio

-- 2017-12-30 01:02:34

China’s central bank has decided to raise the reserve funds ratio of third-party payment firms to 50 per cent by April 2018 from a current rate of 20 per cent, official said. The central of the...

Digital currency is Ponzi scheme, India cautions

Digital currency is Ponzi scheme, India cautions

-- 2017-12-29 12:00:00

India’s finance ministry on Friday cautioned investors about the risks of trading in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, saying digital currency investments are like “Ponzi schemes.”...

S Korea finalises energy plan

S Korea finalises energy plan

-- 2017-12-29 03:39:50

South Korean government has finalised a power supply plan that aims to make renewables the country’s fuel of choice for power generation for the next 15 years, its energy ministry said on Friday...

SE Asian stocks rally at year-end trading

SE Asian stocks rally at year-end trading

-- 2017-12-29 02:44:41

Southeast Asian stocks mostly rose on Friday, the last trading day of the year, with Indonesia scaling a new high for a third straight session and the Philippines extending gains to hit an all-time pe...

NZ stocks dip, end 2017 with gains

NZ stocks dip, end 2017 with gains

-- 2017-12-29 02:32:02

New Zealand stocks dipped on Friday, the last trading of the day of the year, led by industrials and consumer staples, but still posted solid gains 2017, its best year since 2012. The benchmark S&a...

ASX finishes 2017 on lower note

ASX finishes 2017 on lower note

-- 2017-12-29 02:30:39

Australian shares finished lower on Friday, dragged by financials, but posting their best annual performance since 2013 on the last trading day of the year. The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.4 per cen...

HK shares poise to gain 36pc in 2017

HK shares poise to gain 36pc in 2017

-- 2017-12-29 02:22:37

Hong Kong stocks edged higher on Friday, poised to gain roughly 36 per cent for the year. The Hang Seng Index was up 0.4 per cent at 29,969.51. Chinese H-shares listed in Hong Kong also rose 0.4 per...

China shares end 2017 with strong gains

China shares end 2017 with strong gains

-- 2017-12-29 02:11:19

China stocks ended higher on Friday, capping a strong year of gains as domestic and global investors increased their exposure to mainland markets despite worries about a slowing economy. At the clo...

Asian shares end 2017 with up note

Asian shares end 2017 with up note

-- 2017-12-29 02:04:46

Asian shares mostly drifted higher on Friday, the last trading day of 2017, after Wall Street finished with modest gains. Japan’s Nikkei 225 finished 0.1 per cent lower at 22,764.94. The Tokyo...

Japanese shares climb 20pc in 2017

Japanese shares climb 20pc in 2017

-- 2017-12-29 01:56:25

Japanese shares erased early modest gains and ended slightly lower on its final trading day of the year on Friday, but the index still gained nearly 20 per cent in 2017. The Nikkei ended the day down...

Rihanna reacts on cousin’s shooting death

Rihanna reacts on cousin’s shooting death

AP 2017-12-28 12:54:06

Rihanna is mourning the death of her cousin and calling for an end to gun violence. The singer posted photos of herself with 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne on Instagram on Tuesday, writing that sh...

Israel parliament passes police-muzzling law

Israel parliament passes police-muzzling law

-- 2017-12-28 11:47:55

Israel’s parliament ratified on Thursday a law barring police investigators from going public with their findings, in what opposition lawmakers saw as a bid to soften scrutiny of corruption prob...

‘Exercise may improve thinking skills and memory’

‘Exercise may improve thinking skills and memory’

Xinhua 2017-12-28 11:28:49

Exercising twice a week may improve memory and thinking ability in people with mild cognitive impairment, according to a guideline released Wednesday by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The r...

US singer files charges against ex-Trump aide

US singer files charges against ex-Trump aide

-- 2017-12-28 11:03:05

US President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has been accused by a singer of slapping her buttocks without her consent at a party in November. Joy Villa, a vocal Trump...

Japan’s industrial output rises to 0.6pc in Nov

Japan’s industrial output rises to 0.6pc in Nov

-- 2017-12-28 10:53:54

Japan’s industrial production rose 0.60 percent in November from a month earlier, trade ministry data showed on Thursday. The industrial output rises more than expected as robust overseas dema...

Peru’s minister quits amid Fujimori pardon controversy

Peru’s minister quits amid Fujimori pardon controversy

-- 2017-12-28 10:40:04

Peru's culture minister, Salvador del Solar, has resigned amid continuing controversy over the president's decision to pardon the country's former leader, Alberto Fujimori. Fujimori was jailed for co...

Nikkei edges up in year-end trading

Nikkei edges up in year-end trading

-- 2017-12-28 10:27:11

Japanese share edged up on Thursday, although wider gains in industrial-related stocks were offset by weakness in banking shares as activity waned heading into the year-end. The Nikkei was up 0.15 pe...

US stocks eke out slight gain

US stocks eke out slight gain

-- 2017-12-28 10:18:51

Wall Street eked out a slight gain on Wednesday, as advances in some major technology stocks offset losses in energy and helped keep major indexes just above the unchanged mark. The S&P technolog...

Russia supermarket explosion wounds 10

Russia supermarket explosion wounds 10

-- 2017-12-28 10:13:20

At least 10 people have been injured after an explosion at a supermarket in the Russian city of St Petersburg. One person is said to be in serious condition following the detonation of an improvised...

Deadly suicide bombing in Kabul kills 40

Deadly suicide bombing in Kabul kills 40

-- 2017-12-28 02:51:42

A suicide attack on an office of the Afghan Voice news agency and a neighboring cultural center in the capital Kabul killed dozens on Thursday, officials and witnesses said, with many of the victims s...

Australian shares rise to 10-year high

Australian shares rise to 10-year high

-- 2017-12-28 01:29:42

Australian shares ticked up to a near 10-year closing high on Thursday, driven by financials while materials rode higher on stronger commodities prices. The S&P/ASX 200 index rose 0.3 per cent or...

Asian shares mixed in dull trading

Asian shares mixed in dull trading

-- 2017-12-27 12:45:03

Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday in quiet holiday trading after oil prices erased some of its recent gains and the region generally shrugged off the dip in technology stocks on Wall Street. Japan...

Japanese stocks inch higher

Japanese stocks inch higher

-- 2017-12-27 12:39:03

Japan’s Nikkei share edged up up on Wednesday, with a rally in crude prices supporting oil-related shares. The Nikkei was 0.09 per cent higher at 22,912.43, according to Reuters. With crude pr...

Morocco, Niger ink cooperation deals

Morocco, Niger ink cooperation deals

-- 2017-12-27 12:00:00

Morocco and Niger signed 16 cooperation agreements to bolster bilateral ties, according to the Moroccan Foreign Ministry's website. These agreements were signed on Tuesday during the 4th Morocco-Nige...