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Mental health costs UK economy dearly

Mental health costs UK economy dearly

BBC 2017-10-26 12:00:00

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...

Attack on Swiss couple near Taj Mahal

Attack on Swiss couple near Taj Mahal

BBC 2017-10-26 12:00:00

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...

NZ shares fall to 1-wk low

NZ shares fall to 1-wk low

-- 2017-10-26 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

Australian shares slump after ANZ misses

-- 2017-10-26 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

Ukraine blast wounds MP, kills guard

Reuters 2017-10-26 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

S Korea GDP grows 1.4pc in Q3

-- 2017-10-26 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

Kenya holds poll despite boycott call

Reuters 2017-10-26 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...

Man stabbed dead by ‘wife’

Man stabbed dead by ‘wife’

-- 2017-10-26 03:24:47

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

Indian shares trade flat

-- 2017-10-26 03:08:19

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...

Japanese shares edge higher

Japanese shares edge higher

-- 2017-10-26 01:51:21

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

HK stocks slip amid tighter liquidity

-- 2017-10-26 01:07:48

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...

Twitter promises more ad transparency

Twitter promises more ad transparency

BBC 2017-10-25 12:55:22

Twitter has pledged to make advertising more transparent as it attempts to fend off proposed new regulations. It said it would be clearer about who funded ads and to what end, especially those pushin...

Euro zone private sector growth slumps in Oct

Euro zone private sector growth slumps in Oct

-- 2017-10-25 12:46:40

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters): Private sector growth across the euro zone slowed more sharply than predicted this month, a survey showed on Tuesday, but activity remained strong even though firms increased...

IEA sees SE Asia oil demand growing until at least 2040

IEA sees SE Asia oil demand growing until at least 2040

-- 2017-10-25 12:45:49

SINGAPORE, Oct 24 (Reuters): Southeast Asian demand for oil will keep growing until at least 2040 as emerging nations there rely on the fossil fuel to transport their rapidly growing populations, ship...

Australian inflation surprisingly soft in Q3

Australian inflation surprisingly soft in Q3

-- 2017-10-25 12:38:19

Australian consumer prices were surprisingly tame last quarter while core inflation stayed below target for almost a second full year, leading investors to pare back the already slim chance of a rate...

Hong Kong stocks rebound

Hong Kong stocks rebound

-- 2017-10-25 12:19:25

Hong Kong stocks rebounded on Wednesday, after Wall Street hit fresh highs overnight as earnings statements from several major US companies lifted investors outlook for the global economy. Hong Kong...

Lack of international action on Rohingya crisis -- a "disgrace"

Lack of international action on Rohingya crisis -- a "disgrace"

Inter Press Service (IPS) 2017-10-25 12:15:24

As the crisis in Myanmar reaches unprecedented levels, frustration is at its peak as the international community remains slow to respond and act cohesively. Over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crosse...

China stocks extend gains

China stocks extend gains

-- 2017-10-25 12:09:55

China stocks were on track to rise for a fourth straight session on Wednesday, as the ruling Communist Party revealed its new leadership line-up. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index rose 0.3 per cen...

BD financial market needs credible benchmark

BD financial market needs credible benchmark

Jasim Uddin Haroon 2017-10-25 12:00:00

Bangladesh's financial market runs sans effective benchmark called 'Dhaka Interbank Offered Rate (DIBOR)', leaving parties to quote rates in contracts and other financial instruments impromptu. Such...

Kenya court to decide election re-run

Kenya court to decide election re-run

BBC 2017-10-25 12:00:00

Kenya's Supreme Court is to hold a last-minute hearing to decide whether the re-run of the presidential election can go ahead. The court will hear an urgent petition by human rights activists arguing...

Veteran singer Girija Devi lifeless at 88

Veteran singer Girija Devi lifeless at 88

FE Online Desk 2017-10-25 12:00:00

Eminent classical singer and Padma Vibhushan awardee Girija Devi passed away at a hospital in Kolkata on Tuesday following a cardiac arrest, hospital sources said. She was 88 and survived by a daught...

New Zealand shares subdue

New Zealand shares subdue

-- 2017-10-25 11:55:48

New Zealand shares were little changed on Wednesday, dragged by the drop of Fletcher Building Ltd. The benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell, dropping 0.75 points to 8,129.35 at 0042 GMT, after a 0.3 p...

Australian shares push higher

Australian shares push higher

-- 2017-10-25 11:45:32

Australian shares pushed higher on Wednesday, led by miners, which rallied on robust metal prices, though a retreat of banking stocks’ early gains and a slide in conglomerate Wesfarmers Ltd capp...

Typhoid vaccine set to have 'huge impact'

Typhoid vaccine set to have 'huge impact'

BBC 2017-10-25 11:18:24

A new vaccine that could prevent up to nine-in-10 cases of typhoid fever has been recommended by the World Health Organization. Experts say it could have a "huge impact" on the 22 million cases, and...

Asian shares inch higher

Asian shares inch higher

Reuters 2017-10-25 10:17:04

Asian shares edged higher on Wednesday, while US Treasury yields and the dollar got a lift following a report that Republican senators were leaning towards John Taylor to be the next Federal Reserve c...

KSA vows to reduce dependency on oil

KSA vows to reduce dependency on oil

-- 2017-10-25 09:24:28

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

Saudi stocks largely flat

-- 2017-10-25 03:40:12

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

Russia comes under new cyber-attack

-- 2017-10-25 03:32:22

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

Eminem wins copyright case against NZ political party

BBC 2017-10-25 03:04:51

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

UK economy grows by 0.4pc in Q3

-- 2017-10-25 03:04:50

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...