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Pound edges up after Brexit delay but Asian markets retreat

The pound edged up Thursday in Asia after Britain and its EU partners agreed to once again extend the deadline for Brexi...

April 11, 2019 3 min read

Global executions at lowest level in a decade: Amnesty

Executions fell worldwide by nearly a third last year to their lowest levels in at least a decade, but several countries...

April 10, 2019 3 min read

Asian markets turn lower as trade war fears resurface

Asian markets sank Wednesday as the possibility of a US-EU trade war shifted into focus after Washington's tariffs threa...

April 10, 2019 3 min read

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
Asia markets plunge on trade fears after US passes HK rights bill

- Hong Kong led losses as Asian markets tanked on Thursday after US lawmakers passed a bill supporting the city's civil ...

World Markets: Europe up, US stocks flat amid weak trade progress

European stocks rose Wednesday following better economic data, while Wall Street treaded water as investors awaited clea...

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

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
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US Dollar 371.7127 371.6601
UK Pound 453.5962 453.9794
Euro 396.3156 396.4763
Aus Dollar 250.1862 251.1981
Yen 2.8251 2.7549
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Korea Won 0.2820 0.2791
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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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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

Unilever threatens to pull ads from 'divisive platforms'

Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever, one of the world's largest advertisers, threatened Monday to snub digital platforms...

February 14, 2018 2 min read

MGM China to open mega resort in Macau as high rollers return

MGM China is opening its new multi-billion-dollar mega resort in Macau's glitzy Cotai strip on Tuesday following multipl...

February 13, 2018 2 min read

Couples make Valentine's Day deposit in 'Love Bank'

In a small medieval Slovak town, couples are getting ready on Valentine's Day to make a "deposit" about their romance in...

February 13, 2018 3 min read