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China's software, IT service sector sees steady growth in Jan- Aug

-- October 13, 2019 12:08:41

The revenue of China's software and information technology (IT) service industry reported stable growth in the first eight months, official data showed. The software and IT service sector raked in a...

Fierce typhoon pounds Tokyo, 10 dead

-- October 13, 2019 11:26:37

Ten people were killed and 16 were missing after the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in decades paralysed Tokyo, causing rivers to overflow and leaving almost half a million homes without power, pu...

Canada's Conservatives pledge to balance budget

-- October 12, 2019 16:00:46

Canada’s opposition Conservatives on Friday promised to balance the budget in five years without slashing government jobs if they win an election this month, but the ruling Liberals insisted the...

One killed in Japan as typhoon approaches

-- October 12, 2019 13:45:46

One man died and more than a million in Japan were advised to evacuate as a powerful typhoon was set to make landfall late on Saturday, bringing with it the heaviest rain and winds in 60 years. A man...

Apple's stock sets new all-time high

FE Online Desk October 12, 2019 12:39:13

Apple shares are currently trading above the $234 mark on the intraday market, setting a new all-time high for the company. As noted by CNBC, the stock's previous all-time high was $233.47 in Oct...

US Homeland Security chief resigns

-- October 12, 2019 10:37:22

The acting head of US Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, has resigned after six months in the post. In a tweet, President Donald Trump said Mr McAleenan wanted to spend more time with his family. He...

PBOC drains 30b yuan from market

-- October 11, 2019 11:43:31

The People's Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank of China, drained 30 billion yuan (4.24 billion US dollars) from the financial system Friday. The PBOC did not conduct any operation of reverse rep...

Asian shares follow Wall Street higher on trade optimism

-- October 11, 2019 11:01:03

Asian share markets followed Wall Street higher Friday on optimism about US-Chinese talks on ending a tariff war. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul advanced, while Shanghai edged lower followi...

Outlook for Chinese banks stable: Moody's

Xinhua October 10, 2019 16:55:07

Global credit rating agency Moody's has maintained its stable outlook for the Chinese banking system, citing stable liquidity and adequate capitalisation. Accommodative government policies will suppo...

US arrests counterterrorism analyst over leaks to journalists

-- October 10, 2019 11:46:03

A counterterrorism analyst with the US Defense Intelligence Agency was arrested on Wednesday over charges he leaked classified materials about a foreign country’s weapons system to two journalis...

IMF's new head warns of 'painful Brexit'

BBC October 09, 2019 18:23:48

The new head of the International Monetary Fund has warned that Brexit in whatever form will be "painful", adding to the effects of a global slowdown. Kristalina Georgieva said the split will hurt no...

Turkish troops to push into Syria ‘shortly’

-- October 09, 2019 16:03:35

Turkish forces and Syrian rebel allies will cross the Syrian border "shortly", a Turkish official said early on Wednesday, as a surprise withdrawal of US troops made way for the Turkish incursion. Tu...

China’s listed companies upbeat about Q3 performance

-- October 09, 2019 13:25:56

China's listed companies are happy with their performance in the third quarter of the year, with 54 per cent expecting positive or augmented financial results, the Securities Daily reported Wednesday....

Singapore overtakes US as most competitive economy

FE Online Report October 09, 2019 12:49:33

Singapore is the world’s most competitive economy now, according to the Global Competitiveness Index 2019 released today. Singapore overtookd the United States (US) which fell to second place i...

US imposes China visa restrictions over Uighur issue

-- October 09, 2019 11:29:40

The US has said it will impose visa restrictions on Chinese officials accused of involvement in repression of Muslim populations. It follows the decision on Monday to blacklist 28 Chinese organisatio...

China joins Asian shares in cautious advance ahead of trade talks

-- October 08, 2019 14:53:50

Asian shares inched up on Tuesday, with Chinese shares making decent gains after a week-long holiday, though investors remained cautious over US-China trade talks after President Donald Trump said a q...

London police arrest 276 climate change protesters

-- October 08, 2019 11:28:37

London’s Metropolitan Police said on Monday it had so far arrested 276 people taking part in demonstrations organised by the climate change protest group Extinction Rebellion. Thousands of clim...

India to lift travel advisory on Kashmir

-- October 08, 2019 11:08:06

India will lift a travel advisory on the disputed region of Kashmir on Thursday, authorities said, two months after the government launched a security crackdown before removing the state’s speci...

US blacklists 28 Chinese entities over ‘Uighur abuse’

-- October 08, 2019 10:11:47

The US has blacklisted 28 Chinese organisations for their alleged involvement in abuses against ethnic Uighurs in China's Xinjiang province. The organisations are now on the so-called Entity List, wh...

Drop in German industrial orders adds to recession signs

-- October 07, 2019 13:15:41

German industrial orders fell slightly more than expected in August on weaker domestic demand, data showed on Monday, adding to evidence that a manufacturing slump is pushing Europe’s largest ec...

Rwanda kills 19 assailants after deadly national park attack

-- October 07, 2019 12:00:31

Rwandan security forces have killed 19 people who were part of a group that carried out a deadly attack in a tourist hub in the north of the country on Friday, a police spokesman said. The assailants...

Nepal police arrest speaker over alleged staff rape

-- October 07, 2019 11:27:52

Police in Nepal have arrested the former speaker of parliament, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, after a female member of staff accused him of rape. The arrest came after a court in the capital Kathmandu issu...

Iran will use every possible way to export its oil: SHANA

-- October 06, 2019 15:12:26

Iran will use every possible way to export its oil, Iranian Oil Ministry’s website SHANA quoted Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh as saying on Sunday, adding that exporting crude was the country&rsquo...

Portugal heads to polls, Socialists set to remain in power

-- October 06, 2019 13:59:59

Portugal’s centre-left Socialists are expected to retain power and win more parliament seats in general elections on Sunday, after four years of economic growth, but still fall short of an outri...

China’s infrastructure investment reports faster growth

-- October 06, 2019 13:27:39

China's infrastructure investment rose 4.2 per cent year on year in the first eight months of 2019, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The growth rate was 0.4 percentage points hig...

UN calls for end to Iraq protest violence

-- October 06, 2019 11:42:33

The United Nations has called for an end to the "senseless loss of life" in Iraq as the death toll from anti-government protests nears 100. Demonstrators say they are taking a stand against unemploym...

Grenade attack injures four civilians in Kashmir

-- October 05, 2019 13:00:01

A grenade attack injured four civilians on Saturday in the city of Anantnag in southern Kashmir, police said on Twitter, blaming “terrorists”. Many people in Kashmir have been seething si...

Iranian hackers targeted US 2020 campaign: Microsoft

-- October 05, 2019 11:51:43

Hackers that appear to be linked to Iran's government have targeted the 2020 US presidential election, according to tech company Microsoft. The group attacked more than 200 email accounts, some of wh...

Moderate US job growth expected in September

-- October 04, 2019 13:25:24

US job growth likely picked up in September, with wages increasing solidly, which could assuage financial market concerns that the slowing economy was teetering on the brink of a recession amid linger...

World food prices stable in September: UN FAO

-- October 03, 2019 14:48:46

World food prices were stable in September with a fall in sugar prices offset by climbs for vegetable oils and meat, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. The Food and Agriculture Organiza...