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Japan wholesale prices rise 3pc in Sept

Japan wholesale prices rise 3pc in Sept

-- 2017-10-12 12:00:00

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...

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

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

Reuters 2017-10-12 12:00:00

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...

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

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

BBC 2017-10-12 12:00:00

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...

IMF chief stresses inclusive global trading system

IMF chief stresses inclusive global trading system

-- 2017-10-12 12:00:00

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...

Hong Kong stocks hover

Hong Kong stocks hover

-- 2017-10-12 01:00:27

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...

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

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

-- 2017-10-11 12:00:00

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...

Asian stocks advance as Catalan fears ease

Asian stocks advance as Catalan fears ease

-- 2017-10-11 12:00:00

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...

Malawi curfew over ‘vampire' killings

Malawi curfew over ‘vampire' killings

BBC 2017-10-11 12:00:00

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...

Children across the globe turning obese rapidly

Children across the globe turning obese rapidly

BBC 2017-10-11 12:00:00

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

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

-- 2017-10-11 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...

Global financial stability improves amid looming risks: IMF

Global financial stability improves amid looming risks: IMF

-- 2017-10-11 06:58:27

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

Nikkei share ends at 21-year high

-- 2017-10-11 03:42:24

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

Hong Kong stocks end lower

-- 2017-10-11 03:31:55

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

China stocks end higher

-- 2017-10-11 03:06:59

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...

Hurricane history favours US building suppliers

Hurricane history favours US building suppliers

-- 2017-10-10 12:24:53

There are 600,000 homes in Texas and Florida alone that need re-roofed or repaired and results over the next month will give some sign of how much the resulting squeeze on building materials will bene...

Google uncovers ‘Russian propaganda’ on US election

Google uncovers ‘Russian propaganda’ on US election

BBC 2017-10-10 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

Ten die as wildfires hit California wine country

BBC 2017-10-10 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

Asian shares shrug off Wall St. weakness

Reuters 2017-10-10 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...

Diarrhea outbreak in Ethiopia infects 127

Diarrhea outbreak in Ethiopia infects 127

Xinhua 2017-10-10 03:02:50

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

China expects to achieve 2017 growth target

-- 2017-10-10 01:31:23

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...

60pc of Monarch passengers back  in the UK

60pc of Monarch passengers back in the UK

BBC 2017-10-09 12:00:00

More than 60 per cent of holidaymakers left overseas when Monarch Airlines collapsed have now flown back to the UK, the Civil Aviation Authority says. The CAA stepped in after all of Monarch's flight...

China service-sector growth falls in Sept

China service-sector growth falls in Sept

-- 2017-10-09 12:00:00

Growth in China’s services sector fell to the lowest level for 21 months in September as the pace of new business cooled, a private survey showed. The survey was in sharp contrast to an officia...

Sudan to extend ceasefire till December

Sudan to extend ceasefire till December

Reuters 2017-10-09 12:00:00

Sudan will extend a unilateral ceasefire with rebels until the end of December, state news agency SUNA reported on Sunday, just days after the United States lifted 20-year-old sanctions tied to progre...

US economist Richard Thaler wins Nobel economics prize

US economist Richard Thaler wins Nobel economics prize

-- 2017-10-09 12:00:00

US economist Richard Thaler won the 2017 Nobel Economics Prize for his contributions in the field of behavioural economics. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said on Monday made the announcement....

Turkey, US suspend visa services

Turkey, US suspend visa services

BBC 2017-10-09 11:26:34

Turkey and the US have become embroiled in a consular row, mutually suspending most visa services. The Turkish embassy in Washington said it needed to "reassess" the US government's commitment to the...

China shares at 21-month high

China shares at 21-month high

Reuters 2017-10-09 02:35:16

Chinese shares climbed on Monday after a week-long break as a disappointing survey on the country’s service sector did little to dent optimism on global growth, while political uncertainty cause...

Asian markets mostly advance

Asian markets mostly advance

-- 2017-10-09 01:03:42

Most Asian markets rose Monday following a strong week on Wall Street as Chinese trading resumed after a holiday. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.1 per cent to 3,383.73 points and Sydney’s...

Modi eases burden on small companies

Modi eases burden on small companies

-- 2017-10-08 12:00:00

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on Friday eased tax rules for small and medium-sized companies, as it rushes to address growing criticism of its stewardship of Asia’s third-large...

Two die in Ghana gas station explosion

Two die in Ghana gas station explosion

Xinhua 2017-10-08 01:02:48

Two people were confirmed dead after an explosion at a gas station Saturday evening in the north of Ghana's capital city, a local official told Xinhua. The explosion, which occurred around 7:30 p.m....

Saudi Arabian King keen on global market stability

Saudi Arabian King keen on global market stability

-- 2017-10-07 12:40:23

MOSCOW, Oct 6 (Reuters): Saudi King Salman said the kingdom remained keen on the stability of the global oil market in order to balance the interests of consumers and producers, the Saudi news agency...