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HK stocks rise; energy shares boost

HK stocks rise; energy shares boost

-- 2017-12-08 12:44:14

Hong Kong stocks rose on Friday, tracking the energy shares which dipped while the IT sector edged higher. The sub-index of the Hang Seng index tracking energy shares dipped 0.1 per cent. The IT sec...

Italian man poisons 'impure' family members

Italian man poisons 'impure' family members

-- 2017-12-08 12:00:00

Italian police have arrested a man who allegedly used a rat poison ingredient to kill members of his family because they were "impure". Mattia Del Zotto, 27, is accused of sprinkling the toxic chemic...

NZ shares track for weekly gain

NZ shares track for weekly gain

-- 2017-12-08 11:34:24

New Zealand shares rose on Friday, on track for its fourth straight weekly gain. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index was up 0.4 per cent, or 34.84 points, at 8,207.44. Consumer and healthcare stocks...

ASX gains for second consecutive session

ASX gains for second consecutive session

-- 2017-12-08 11:13:07

Financial and energy stocks put Australian shares on track for a second day of gains on Friday, taking cues from a rise on Wall Street and higher oil prices overnight. The S&P/ASX 200 index was u...

US stocks end higher on big tech boost

US stocks end higher on big tech boost

-- 2017-12-08 10:27:22

US stocks ended higher on Thursday, buoyed by popular technology companies including Facebook and Alphabet, while shares of yoga pants seller Lululemon Athletica also worked up a sweat. Facebook cl...

British businesses react to Brexit progress

British businesses react to Brexit progress

-- 2017-12-08 06:00:36

Britain and the European Union struck a divorce deal on Friday that paves the way for talks on trade, easing pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May and boosting hopes of an orderly Brexit. British bu...

Japan stocks soar; Display Inc jumps

Japan stocks soar; Display Inc jumps

-- 2017-12-08 01:56:17

Japanese stocks rose Friday, ended the week nearly flat, on gains for most sectors. Japan Display jumped on hopes that Apple may use liquid crystal technology on one of its new smartphones. The Nikke...

Asian shares rise on upbeat Japan data

Asian shares rise on upbeat Japan data

-- 2017-12-08 01:45:04

Asian share indexes advanced Friday on healthy quarterly economic data from Japan, after US stocks ended higher on Thursday. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 1.1 per cent to 22,741.23 and Sou...

Airstrike hits Somalia's capital, targeting Shabaab

Airstrike hits Somalia's capital, targeting Shabaab

-- 2017-12-07 12:14:58

An air strike hit a village south of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu and a local official said the attack targeted Islamist al Shabaab militants fighting to topple the country’s central govern...

Asian shares near two-month low

Asian shares near two-month low

Reuters 2017-12-07 12:08:59

Asian shares hovered near two-month lows on Thursday as softer oil and copper prices and uncertainty over US policy kept many investors on the sidelines, even as some high-tech bellwethers bounced bac...

Brexit: UK's bank prepares for the worst

Brexit: UK's bank prepares for the worst

BBC 2017-12-07 12:00:00

The UK's ability to attract talent is already suffering according to Standard Chartered chief executive Bill Winters. In an exclusive interview, he told the BBC the bank was "preparing for the worst"...

Indian drone ‘invades’ China’s airspace

Indian drone ‘invades’ China’s airspace

-- 2017-12-07 12:00:00

An Indian drone has "invaded China's airspace and crashed" on its territory, Chinese state media said. Zhang Shuili, deputy director of the western theatre combat bureau, said the incident took place...

Congo human crisis 'worse than middle east’

Congo human crisis 'worse than middle east’

-- 2017-12-07 12:00:00

Conflict has forced 1.7 million people to flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year, causing "a mega-crisis", aid agencies say. This means that for the second consecutive year, D...

BoJ governor signals chance of rate hikes

BoJ governor signals chance of rate hikes

-- 2017-12-07 12:00:00

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda stressed the need to look at the impact monetary policy has on the banking system and said changes in the economy could trigger a hike in the bank’s yield...

Indian central bank keeps policy rate steady

Indian central bank keeps policy rate steady

Reuters 2017-12-07 12:00:00

The Reserve Bank of India kept its policy rate steady on Wednesday, as widely expected, after inflation accelerated to a seven-month high and stronger economic growth reduced the need for monetary sti...

Tremor jolts Kashmir valley

Tremor jolts Kashmir valley

-- 2017-12-07 11:41:59

A 5.4 magnitude earthquake jolted Kashmir in the early hours of Thursday, sources in the disaster management department said. The epicentre of the quake was near J&K-Xingjian border and its coord...

Memoir by Japanese WW2 emperor sold in auction

Memoir by Japanese WW2 emperor sold in auction

BBC 2017-12-07 11:18:19

A memoir by former Japanese Emperor Hirohito about how his country entered World War Two has fetched $220,000 (£164,000) at an auction in New York. Also known as the Imperial Monologue, it chr...

UAE expects to be taken off EU's tax blacklist

UAE expects to be taken off EU's tax blacklist

Reuters 2017-12-07 04:04:24

The United Arab Emirates expects to be taken off the European Union’s tax-haven blacklist after it meets criteria for transparency set by the EU, the UAE government said on Thursday. “We...

Southern India road crash claims nine lives

Southern India road crash claims nine lives

-- 2017-12-07 03:05:46

At least nine people have been killed and four others sustained injuries after a van in which the victims were travelling collided with a stationary truck at Thuvarankurichi near Trichy district in so...

Hormone contraceptives ‘may cause’ breast cancer

Hormone contraceptives ‘may cause’ breast cancer

AP 2017-12-07 02:44:54

Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the ris...

Madagascar gets $44.5m IMF loan to boost economy

Madagascar gets $44.5m IMF loan to boost economy

-- 2017-12-07 02:28:06

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it has approved a further $44.5 million credit for Madagascar, as part of a drive to support the country’s economic recovery. The IMF and other inter...

WB predicts 4.9pc economic growth for Kenya

WB predicts 4.9pc economic growth for Kenya

-- 2017-12-07 01:28:05

The World Bank has cut its 2017 growth estimate for Kenya’s economy to 4.9 per cent, which would be the slowest annual expansion in five years, It has cut the estimated growth due to the countr...

Japan's Q3 GDP seen revised up slightly

Japan's Q3 GDP seen revised up slightly

-- 2017-12-06 12:34:49

Japan’s economy was expected to expand slightly faster in the third quarter than first estimated, a Reuters poll found. Strong capital spending and showing robust exports and business invest...

China shares slip to three-month lows

China shares slip to three-month lows

-- 2017-12-06 12:12:31

Shanghai stocks fell to three-month lows on Wednesday, amid rising expectations that central banks will tighten liquidity, pushing interest rates higher. At 04:20 GMT, the Shanghai Composite index wa...

Japanese shares drop record low

Japanese shares drop record low

-- 2017-12-06 12:04:32

Japan’s Nikkei share average slipped on Wednesday, falling below its 25-day moving average almost for the first time since September, as materials, shippers and other cyclical shares came under...

German train crash wounds six

German train crash wounds six

-- 2017-12-06 12:03:37

Six people have been injured in a train crash near the German city of Düsseldorf, emergency services say. A passenger train collided with a freight train in the town of Meerbusch, according to r...

Police foil plot to assassinate British PM; two detained

Police foil plot to assassinate British PM; two detained

-- 2017-12-06 12:00:00

The Metropolitan Police said that two men arrested last week had been charged with terrorism offenses and would appear in Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday. The Metropolitan Police sa...

Strong quake shakes central Philippines

Strong quake shakes central Philippines

-- 2017-12-06 12:00:00

A 4.9-magnitude earthquake rocked the central Philippines on Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The epicenter of the earthquake was recorded 14 kilomet...

French rock star Johnny Hallyday dies

French rock star Johnny Hallyday dies

AP 2017-12-06 12:00:00

Johnny Hallyday, France’s biggest rock star for more than half a century and an icon who packed sports stadiums and all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his pumping pelvis and high-voltage tunes...

China Nov data to show economy debt-pressed

China Nov data to show economy debt-pressed

Reuters 2017-12-06 12:00:00

A raft of Chinese data in coming weeks is expected to show the world’s second-largest economy came under growing pressure in November as the government intensified crackdowns on polluting indust...