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Oil extend gains after Trump ban on Iran, US stocks lifted to records

Wall Street stocks surged to fresh records on Tuesday following a plethora of mostly good quarterly earnings that reinfo...

April 24, 2019 3 min read

Islamic State group claims Sri Lanka bombings as relatives bury victims

The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a devastating series of suicide attacks against churches a...

April 24, 2019 4 min read

Mali hopes to cotton on to added value

SIBY, Mali | AFP | For five months straight the farm hands in the Malian village of Siby walk out together to the cotton...

April 22, 2019 3 min read

Sri Lanka bombings put Christians on frontline of religious divides

The Easter Sunday attacks on three churches in Sri Lanka mark a devastating escalation of violence against a Christian m...

April 22, 2019 3 min read
A Bodaragama made Sri Lanka Excise Commissioner General

A Bodaragama, a career officer who had served 32 years in the department has been made Commissioner General of Excise, t...

US-China trade deal a mixed success for Trump

President Donald Trump is set to sign a trade deal with China on Wednesday that he will trumpet as a major victory, but ...

Twitter shares plunge on Israel warning; Facebook dives

New York, United States | AFP - Twitter shares were hammered Tuesday following reports that Israel was weighing action a...

March 21, 2018 2 min read

US State Dept has deal with under-fire UK data-miner

Washington, United States | AFP | Tuesday - The US State Department has a $500,000 contract with the British analysis fi...

March 20, 2018 3 min read

Tokyo stocks open lower after tech sell-off on Wall St

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Tuesday - Tokyo stocks opened lower on Tuesday after a Facebook data breach scandal sent US stocks ...

March 20, 2018 1 min read

Zara and H&M shore up defences as internet threatens

Corunna, Spain | AFP | - Logistics investments, new technology... Faced with fierce online competition from the likes of...

March 19, 2018 4 min read

IMF chief warns 'no winners' in trade wars

Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP - International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde cautioned the United States against ...

March 19, 2018 2 min read

US-educated reformist takes over China's central bank

Beijing, China | AFP | Monday - US-educated Yi Gang, a reform-minded deputy governor of the People's Bank of China, was ...

March 19, 2018 3 min read

Tokyo stocks hit by Abe worries, with most Asia markets down

Hong Kong, China | AFP | Monday - Tokyo led losses across most Asian markets Monday as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Ab...

March 19, 2018 3 min read

Holocaust survivor Marko Feingold, 104, recalls European nationalism

Almost 105 years old, he shared with AFP his sometimes startling memories of Hitler's takeover of Austria in March 1938 ...

March 17, 2018 5 min read

Trump lawyer claims porn star liable for $20 million

Donald Trump's lawyer claims porn actress Stormy Daniels is liable for at least $20 million for violating a nondisclosur...

March 17, 2018 3 min read

Hackers tried to cause Saudi petrochemical plant blast: NYT

Washington, United States | AFP | Friday - Cyber-attackers tried to trigger a deadly explosion at a petrochemical plant ...

March 16, 2018 2 min read
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US Dollar 316.0679 316.8174
UK Pound 401.2833 401.8873
Euro 344.0649 344.4463
Aus Dollar 209.2045 210.0421
Yen 2.1124 2.1235
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3-m bill 21.72 21.79
6-m bill 19.55 20.31
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5-yr bond 21.00 22.53
8-yr bond 19.42 20.55
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Tokyo stocks open higher in cautious trade

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Friday - Tokyo stocks opened higher Friday, as the yen eased slightly against the dollar, with inve...

March 16, 2018 2 min read

Tokyo stocks open lower on trade war worries

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Thursday - Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday, tracking falls on Wall Street on rising worries t...

March 15, 2018 1 min read

Hawking, the man whose brain transcended disability

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Wednesday - Living with motor neurone disease for more than 50 years, Stephen Hawking tra...

March 14, 2018 3 min read

Trump pushes for new 'space force'

March 14, 2018 2 min read

Healthcare in US costs 2x as much as other rich nations

Miami, United States | AFP - The United States spends almost twice as much on healthcare as other rich nations, largely ...

March 14, 2018 3 min read

Tokyo stocks open lower after Tillerson firing

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Wednesday - Tokyo stocks opened lower Wednesday, with investor sentiment cautious after US Presiden...

March 14, 2018 2 min read

Tokyo stocks open lower as yen ticks up

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Tuesday - Tokyo stocks opened lower Tuesday after three days of gains, weighed down by a firm yen a...

March 13, 2018 2 min read

Japan's cronyism scandal: could it hurt Abe?

Tokyo, Japan | AFP - Japan's finance minister admitted Monday that his department made 14 changes to documents related t...

March 12, 2018 4 min read

German automakers biggest spenders on electric cars: study

Frankfurt am Main, Germany | AFP - Germany's massive car industry is the biggest investor worldwide in electric vehicles...

March 12, 2018 2 min read

Trump sharpens trade row, threatening to tax German cars

US President Donald Trump has singled out Europe in a billowing trade row, threatening to tax German cars if the Europea...

March 12, 2018 4 min read