Thu, 17 Oct 2019

Contraction in U.S. retail sales disappoints Wall St

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks softened on Wednesday as economic data released on the day showed the U.S. ...

Low-carbon future vital for combating climate change in Asia-Pacific

HUNAN, China - Countries in Asia and the Pacific must adopt more effective and innovative low-carbon policies and technologies to ...

British pound falls on Brexit deal skepticism, Asian stocks mixed

SYDNEY, Australia - Shares in Japan were trending higher again Wednesday, following on from a more than 400-points rise on ...

Government-owned Turkish bank hit by U.S. justice department charges

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Justice has charged a state-owned Turkish bank with fraud, money laundering, and sanctions offenses related ...

Optimism on Brexit drive U.S., European markets higher

NEW YORK, New York - Optimism about a trade deal between the U.S. and China and increasing hopes Boris Johnson ...

San Francisco-based Patreon opens new European HQ in Dublin

DUBLIN, Ireland - Patreon, the crowdfunding membership and payment platform for independent artists is expanding its international footprint with the ...

Japanese shares in demad after 3-day break

SYDNEY, Australia - Japanese investors weighed into stocks on Tuesday, after an extended weekend break.Trading for the first since since ...

Skepticism on first phase of U.S.-China trade deal hits Wall St

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks fell across the board on Monday, ending a run of 3 days of ...

U.S. central bank to spend billions on treasury bills

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Federal Reserve will begin buying $60 billion of Treasury bills a month."These actions are purely ...

Chinese stocks make gains after Friday's partial trade deal

SYDNEY, Australia - It was a quiet day on Monday in Asia with Japanese markets closed.There was some headway on ...

Colombian Court Overturns Tax Reform in Latest Headache for Duque

BOGOTA - Colombia's constitutional court overturned on Wednesday a tax reform law that came into force this year, potentially affecting ...

Equities flat as investors keep bets low, metal scrips decline

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Oct 17 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices were largely flat during early hours on Thursday amid lacklustre global ...

Adcorp 'disappointed' as it reports loss

In the six months to August 31, recruitment group [JSE:ADR] saw a 10% drop in revenue year-on-year, and R447m in ...

Retail sales tick up 1.1% in August

Retail trade sales moderated by 1.1% year-on-year in August, following a 2% increase in July, figures released on Wednesday by ...

Five hurdles blockchain faces to revolutionise banking

Blockchain is touted as the next step in the digital revolution, a technology that will change every industry from music ...

UK chose Brexit to build ties with Africa - official

The United Kingdom chose Brexit not because it does not like the Europeans, but because the UK believes the future ...

IMF predicts Zim economy will shrink 7.1% in 2019

In its first contraction since 2008, Zimbabwe's economy will fall by 7.1% in 2019, according to the latest forecast by ...

Why a computer will never be truly conscious

Many advanced artificial intelligence projects say they are working toward building a conscious machine, based on the idea that brain ...

Eskom musn't use load shedding to get more money - DA

The Democratic Alliance has warned Eskom of using load shedding as a bargaining chip for the debt-laden utility to secure ...

Vietnam and Australia to Work Together on Scientific Projects

HO CHI MINH CITY - From sea cucumbers to cancer research, Vietnam and Australia will start collaborating on science initiatives ...

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DICT adds more free WiFi zones in Cebu

CEBU CITY, Oct. 15 (PIA) -- The Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) has added two more free WiFi ...

Gus Logie appointed interim head coach of West Indies women's team

St John's [Antigua and Barbuda], Oct 17 (ANI): Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Wednesday (local time) announced the appointment of ...

Soul-searching goes on for US after Canada shock

Los Angeles - Two years after the seismic shock of failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the United ...

Nortje on Proteas' Indian tour: It's not about a series loss

Cape Town - Proteas fast bowler Anrich Nortje insists that South Africa are still motivated despite losing the three-match Test ...

Why Canada should embrace a coalition-style 'fellowship of parties'

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh broke a cardinal rule of Canadian politics recently when he dropped the "c" word - coalition. ...

Inter's Sanchez undergoes ankle surgery

Milan - Chile forward Alexis Sanchez has undergone surgery in Barcelona after picking up an ankle injury on international duty, ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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