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Japan typhoon death toll jumps to 66

-- October 15, 2019 11:48:29

The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 66 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing, and as thousands of hom...

Banerjee, Duflo, Kremer win Nobel Prize in economics

-- October 14, 2019 16:41:29

Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer were awarded the Nobel Prize in economics of this year on Monday for research on alleviating global poverty. Indian-born Abhijit Banerjee is an Ameri...

Nine Catalan leaders given jail for sedition

-- October 14, 2019 14:55:38

Spain’s Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in the region’s failed bid for independence in...

Singapore's GDP growth for Q3 remains at 0.1pc on year

-- October 14, 2019 14:05:11

Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry has announced that based on advance estimates, the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the third quarter of 2019 grew 0.1 per cent year on year....

China sees steady growth in trade with B&R countries

Xinhua October 14, 2019 13:50:35

China's trade with countries along the Belt and Road (B&R) posted robust growth in the first three quarters of this year, official data showed Monday. Trade with B&R countries totalled 6.65 t...

Saudi visit showcases Putin’s growing Middle East influence

-- October 14, 2019 13:15:33

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Saudi Arabia on Monday for the first time in over a decade, seeking to capitalise on growing influence borne of military advances in Syria, strong ties with reg...

Javid plans to deliver first post-Brexit budget on Nov 6

Reuters October 14, 2019 13:06:57

British finance minister Sajid Javid said on Monday he planned to deliver the first post-Brexit budget statement on November 6, less than a week after the country’s deadline for leaving the Eu...

Cooking gas cylinder blast kills 10 in India

-- October 14, 2019 12:32:19

At least 10 people died after a cooking gas cylinder exploded in a house in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, officials say. The building collapsed due to the blast, which took place in a t...

Vietnam to post economic growth of 6.6pc in 2019: WB

Xinhua October 13, 2019 17:24:46

Vietnam's gross domestic product (GDP) expansion is projected to decelerate from 7.1 per cent in 2018 to 6.6 per cent in 2019, due to slower export growth and weaker agricultural production growth, ac...

UK election likely before Christmas: Corbyn

-- October 13, 2019 14:47:41

UK opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Sunday said there was a strong possibility of a national election before Christmas, Reuters reported. When asked if he was expecting an election to...

10 Kenyan cops killed by bomb near Somali border

-- October 13, 2019 13:44:52

At least ten Kenyan police were killed when their vehicle struck a homemade bomb near the border with Somalia on Saturday, according to a police report seen by Reuters. Police believe the device, for...

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...