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Tuesday November 29th, 2022

Asian markets struggle as traders await catalysts

Asian markets struggled Tuesday as dealers await the latest developments in the China-US trade talks, while Donald Trump...

April 9, 2019 4 min read

Qatar sues Gulf foes over alleged currency manipulation

Doha, Qatar | AFP | Monday - Qatar said on Monday it has filed three lawsuits in London and New York against Saudi and U...

April 9, 2019 2 min read

US proposes new tariffs on EU products over Airbus subsidies

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Tuesday - The US on Monday threatened to impose tariff counter measures of up to $1...

April 9, 2019 1 min read

Children in South Asia hardest hit by air pollution, says study

Hong Kong, China | AFP - Air pollution will shorten the life expectancy of children born today by an average of 20 month...

April 8, 2019 2 min read
Second Vietnamese family fears son among 39 UK truck dead

Another Vietnamese citizen is feared among 39 people found dead in a truck in Britain this week, after his father told A...

Asian markets lifted by China-US trade hopes, pound stands ground

The pound touched a fresh five-month peak above $1.30 on Monday on renewed Brexit optimism after Prime Minister Boris Jo...

New US tax law brings Warren Buffett a nice check: $29 billion

Berkshire Hathaway, the holding company of US billionaire investor Warren Buffett, received a stunning $29 billion check...

February 25, 2018 3 min read

US companies drop gun lobby after Florida shooting

US airlines Delta and United on Saturday joined the ever-expanding list of companies cutting ties with the National Rifl...

February 25, 2018 2 min read

Snapchat firm plunges US$1.3bn after Kylie Jenner tweet

Snapchat's parent company lost some $1.3 billion in market value on Thursday after reality star Kylie Jenner's tweeted t...

February 23, 2018 1 min read

Asian markets head into weekend on positive note

Asian markets were on course Friday to end the week on a positive note following the lead from Wall Street, with energy ...

February 23, 2018 3 min read

Twitter sets crackdown on automated 'bot' accounts

Twitter announced Wednesday a crackdown on accounts powered by software "bots" which can artificially amplify a person o...

February 22, 2018 3 min read

Tokyo stocks open lower after Wall Street drops

Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday following falls on Wall Street after minutes from the US central bank's last meeti...

February 22, 2018 1 min read

Fed minutes drag down US stocks, boost dollar

Wall Street stocks tumbled and the dollar moved decisively higher after Federal Reserve meeting minutes solidified expec...

February 22, 2018 3 min read

European stocks boosted by euro retreat; Walmart weighs on Dow

Key eurozone stock markets posted gains on Tuesday as a weaker euro gave exporters a boost, while disappointing Walmart ...

February 21, 2018 3 min read

Asian markets rise as focus turns to release of Fed minutes

Asian markets rose Wednesday as traders brushed off a retreat on Wall Street with attention turning to the release later...

February 21, 2018 2 min read

After stunning growth streak, Amazon ambitions seem boundless

San Francisco, United States | AFP - Triumphant in online retail, cloud computing, organic groceries, and streaming tele...

February 20, 2018 4 min read
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US Dollar 371.7757 371.7599
UK Pound 442.7119 438.8584
Euro 387.1945 385.3880
Aus Dollar 253.0234 251.0798
Yen 2.6686 2.6603
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Indian Rupee 4.4818 4.4863
Korea Won 0.2748 0.2747
Oman Rial 944.1068 944.1068
Saudi Riyal 96.7270 96.7115
UAE Dirham 98.9627 98.9627
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CSE All Share 8,087.04 -2.47%
Turnover Rs million 1,626,658,918 1,576,314,848
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3-m bill 31.03 31.03
6-m bill 29.57 29.60
12-m bill 28.41 28.41
5-yr bond 27.49 27.57
8-yr bond 27.44 27.23
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Japanese 'baby factory' man wins custody of 13 kids born to Thai surrogates

A Bangkok court on Tuesday granted a Japanese man "sole parent" rights to 13 children he fathered through Thai surrogate...

February 20, 2018 2 min read

Tokyo stocks open lower as exporters fall

Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Tuesday - Tokyo stocks opened lower on Tuesday after three days of gains, with exporters suffering ...

February 20, 2018 2 min read

S. Africa widens hunt for Zuma allies to India, China

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | - South Africa has widened a corruption probe into allies of ex-president Jacob Zuma ...

February 19, 2018 2 min read

Anti-corruption officers arrest Latvian central bank governor

Anti-corruption authorities in Latvia have arrested the governor of the country's central bank, Ilmars Rimsevics, the go...

February 19, 2018 2 min read

Ramaphosa targets graft, vows jobs in 'new dawn' for S.Africa

South Africa's freshly-appointed president, Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday hailed "a new dawn" as he pledged to tackle the co...

February 17, 2018 4 min read

US authorities block Chicago Stock Exchange

US regulators Thursday blocked the purchase of the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) by a group of investors including the Ch...

February 16, 2018 2 min read

Global stocks gain ground as inflation panic cools

World stock markets pushed higher Thursday as investors continued to regain confidence after worries about inflation led...

February 16, 2018 3 min read

Bank of Japan's 'bazooka-wielding' Kuroda nominated for second term

Japan's government nominated Haruhiko Kuroda for a second term as central bank governor on Friday, handing the veteran f...

February 16, 2018 4 min read

Transgender women can breastfeed, first case study shows

The first scientific case study has been published describing how a US transgender woman was able to breastfeed her adop...

February 16, 2018 3 min read

Valentine's Day brings sparkle to Belgian diamond hub

Sparkling new diamond rings will grace many fingers around the world on Valentine's Day -- and most of those gems will h...

February 14, 2018 4 min read