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Japanese shares extend two-year highs

Japanese shares extend two-year highs

-- 2017-10-04 01:08:19

Japan’s Nikkei rose to two-year highs, cheered by an upbeat outlook for the global economy though gains were trimmed by the close as the yen bounced against the dollar. The day’s biggest...

Japanese companies struggle to hire staff

Japanese companies struggle to hire staff

Reuters 2017-10-03 12:27:40

Companies in Japan’s service industries are struggling to hire and retain staff as the labour market becomes the tightest in decades, and are increasingly taking unorthodox steps to alleviate th...

US stocks end record high

US stocks end record high

-- 2017-10-03 12:00:00

US stocks started the fourth quarter on a strong note on Monday, with all three major indexes hitting record high closes as data pointed to underlying strength in the economy. A measure of US manufac...

Asian shares advance, tracking rally on Wall Street

Asian shares advance, tracking rally on Wall Street

-- 2017-10-03 12:00:00

Shares in Japan and Hong Kong gained Tuesday, tracking an overnight rally on Wall Street, where indexes set fresh record highs. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell, and the South Korean and Shang...

Singer Tom Petty dies aged 66

Singer Tom Petty dies aged 66

BBC 2017-10-03 12:00:00

US musician Tom Petty has died in California aged 66, says a statement issued on behalf of his family. Petty was found unconscious, not breathing and in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home early o...

Tesla: World's biggest battery half-built

Tesla: World's biggest battery half-built

BBC 2017-10-03 12:00:00

Tesla has reached the half-way point in its plan to build the world's biggest battery, in South Australia. The plan to build the 100MW (129MWh) lithium battery grew out of a Twitter bet between Tesla...

Bags for life ‘can cause food poisoning risk’

Bags for life ‘can cause food poisoning risk’

BBC 2017-10-03 12:00:00

Bags for life pose a food poisoning risk if they are used to carry raw foods such as meat and fish, a consumer watchdog is warning. The Food Standards Agency says even if there is no leakage, packagi...

Militant attack on Indian army camp wounds three

Militant attack on Indian army camp wounds three

Xinhua 2017-10-03 11:05:19

At least three troops of India's Border Security Force (BSF) were wounded Tuesday in a predawn militant attack on their camp in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said. The gunmen believed to...

Australian teen crushed by gym weights

Australian teen crushed by gym weights

BBC 2017-10-02 12:16:10

An Australian teenager has died after being crushed by weightlifting equipment at a gym. Ben Shaw, 15, was attempting to bench press almost 100kg (220 lb) when the accident happened in Brisbane on Tu...

Eight die in Cameroon independence protests

Eight die in Cameroon independence protests

Reuters 2017-10-02 12:00:00

Soldiers shot dead at least eight people and wounded others in Cameroon’s restless English-speaking regions on Sunday during protests by activists calling for its independence from the majority...

Two plead not guilty in Kim Jong Nam murder

Two plead not guilty in Kim Jong Nam murder

AP 2017-10-02 12:00:00

Two women accused of fatally poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler pleaded not guilty as their trial began Monday in Malaysia's High Court, nearly eight months after the brazen a...

China stocks rise on SOE reform hopes

China stocks rise on SOE reform hopes

-- 2017-10-01 07:32:14

China stocks were firm at the weekend, buoyed by hopes of further reforms to the mainland’s state-owned enterprises and by consumer firms as investors bet shoppers would spend big during the upc...

HK stocks post first monthly loss this yr

HK stocks post first monthly loss this yr

-- 2017-10-01 07:06:55

Hong Kong stocks ended higher at the weekend, but the benchmark index posted its first monthly loss this year, an indication the market’s upward momentum may be slowing amid worries over US mone...

Saudi Arabia slips into recession in Q2, GDP shrinks 2.3pc

Saudi Arabia slips into recession in Q2, GDP shrinks 2.3pc

-- 2017-10-01 05:09:08

Saudi Arabia’s economy has slipped back into recession as the oil sector stagnates and the government sector is hit by austerity policies designed to curb a state budget deficit caused by low oi...

Nikkei clinches best monthly gains this yr

Nikkei clinches best monthly gains this yr

-- 2017-10-01 03:53:42

Japan's Nikkei share average ended almost flat at the weekend but posted its biggest monthly gain this year as investors rebuilt positions they had scaled back earlier this month on geopolitical conce...

When it comes to US stocks, growth trumps quality

When it comes to US stocks, growth trumps quality

-- 2017-09-30 12:16:07

US investors are not rewarding companies for generating good earnings consistently, opting instead for a stockpicking strategy that might be called “growth at a high cost.” High-quality s...

US stocks end month at record highs

US stocks end month at record highs

-- 2017-09-30 12:00:58

US stocks ended in record highs on Friday as large technology and health care companies and smaller US-focused firms rose again. Stocks were mixed at the start of trading, as they had been the day be...

IS posts 'Baghdadi audio' issuing resistance call

IS posts 'Baghdadi audio' issuing resistance call

-- 2017-09-30 12:00:00

ISIL has released an unverified audio recording that it said was by its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who called on the armed group's followers to "resist the infidels". The date of the 46-minute reco...

US mom jailed after leaving kids for European jaunt

US mom jailed after leaving kids for European jaunt

Reuters 2017-09-30 12:00:00

An Iowa mother who left her four young children alone to go on an 11-day European trip was jailed on child endangerment charges, authorities said on Friday. Erin Lee Macke, 30, traveled from Johnston...

China factory activity rises to five-year high

China factory activity rises to five-year high

-- 2017-09-30 10:58:05

Activity in China’s manufacturing sector grew at the fastest pace since 2012 in September, as factories cranked up output to take advantage of strong demand and high prices. The official PMI re...

IDB planning meeting in Dhaka in Jan to discuss cross-border investment, trade

IDB planning meeting in Dhaka in Jan to discuss cross-border investment, trade

Mehdi Musharraf Bhuiyan 2017-09-30 10:50:36

Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is planning to host an international investment conference in Dhaka in January next to boost cross-border investment among its members. The event is expected to bring p...

Oil climbs as tension over  Iraqi Kurdistan rises

Oil climbs as tension over Iraqi Kurdistan rises

-- 2017-09-29 12:29:44

LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters): Oil prices rose on Thursday, spurred by rising tension around northern Iraq following the autonomous Kurdistan region's vote in favor of independence in a referendum.Brent c...

Asian shares edge up; Nikkei drops

Asian shares edge up; Nikkei drops

-- 2017-09-29 12:01:28

Asian shares were slightly higher Friday following a record high close on Wall Street, except for Japan, where a pause in the dollar’s strengthening dampened optimism about exporters. Japan&rsq...

UK economic growth slows to four-year low

UK economic growth slows to four-year low

-- 2017-09-29 12:00:00

Britain’s economy grew at its slowest pace since 2013 in the 12 months after last year’s Brexit vote, data showed on Friday, painting a subdued picture as the Bank of England prepares to r...

Japan inflation surges in August

Japan inflation surges in August

-- 2017-09-29 01:59:02

Japan’s core inflation accelerated in August, industrial output rose more than expected and demand for labour remained at its strongest in over 40 years in a further sign of solid momentum of th...

Asian shares mixed on US tax reform

Asian shares mixed on US tax reform

-- 2017-09-28 12:00:50

Asian markets were mixed on Thursday as investors tried to gauge the impact from the sweeping tax reform plan unveiled by President Donald Trump. Japan’s Nikkei rose 0.3 per cent to 20,325.52 a...

'Instant' blood test for heart attacks

'Instant' blood test for heart attacks

BBC 2017-09-28 12:00:00

A blood test that could rule out a heart attack in under 20 minutes should be used routinely, say UK researchers. A team from King's College London have tested it on patients and say the cMyC test co...

Trump unveils huge tax cut

Trump unveils huge tax cut

-- 2017-09-28 12:00:00

US President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have proposed on Wednesday the biggest US tax overhaul in three decades, the first major revamp of the nation’s tax code in a generation....

US air strike kills Kabul civilians

US air strike kills Kabul civilians

BBC 2017-09-28 11:25:23

A US air strike against militants in the Afghan capital Kabul caused civilian casualties after a missile malfunctioned, officials said. The strike was in support of Afghan troops fighting insurgents...

US stocks rise on tax hopes

US stocks rise on tax hopes

-- 2017-09-28 10:34:33

US stocks rose on Wednesday on hopes that President Donald Trump’s administration may be making progress on a tax plan.Trump proposed the biggest tax overhaul in three decades but offered scant...