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Britain scrambles for Brexit consensus as EU leaders hold out hope for deal

Britain's government redoubled its efforts Thursday to find common ground with the opposition as German Chancellor Angel...

April 5, 2019 4 min read

Most Asian markets rise with China, US optimistic on trade

Asian markets were mostly up in holiday-thinned trade on Friday as investors took support from hopes that China and the ...

April 5, 2019 3 min read

Virgin Australia cuts staff deal with Brunei airline over sharia law

The Australian arm of Richard Branson's Virgin Airlines has cancelled a staff travel agreement with Brunei's national ca...

April 4, 2019 2 min read

Global stocks rise on US-China trade deal hopes

Global stock markets rose Wednesday on optimism over US-China trade talks, while the pound gained on the dollar amid hop...

April 4, 2019 3 min read
Pound surges as Brexit deal speculation heats up

The pound rallied Tuesday to five-month peaks amid optimism over a breakthrough in Brexit talks while Wall Street stocks...

World Markets: Oil down, Pound resumes slide in key Brexit week

The British pound fell against the euro and dollar on Monday, the start of a pivotal week for Britain and the European U...

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

New engine glitch prompts Airbus A320neo delivery delays

A new glitch causing in-flight shutdowns of the Pratt & Whitney engines that power the Airbus A320neo has prompted some ...

February 10, 2018 1 min read

The Maldives, a honeymoon haven in peril

Famed as an upmarket tourist destination of white beaches and turquoise waters, the island nation of the Maldives is tro...

February 10, 2018 3 min read

US stocks end brutal week on benign note; European, Asian stocks dive

Wall Street stocks ended a bruising week on a benign note courtesy of a late-session surge Friday, while equity markets ...

February 10, 2018 3 min read

The black box set to revolutionize the search for life beyond Earth

In the world's driest desert, an unassuming black box called "Espresso" is about to begin a very big mission: scouring t...

February 9, 2018 3 min read

Tokyo stocks dive more than 3-pct, extending global slump

Tokyo stocks dropped more than three percent on Friday after European and US stocks suffered big drops as volatility con...

February 9, 2018 1 min read

UN Security Council to take up Maldives crisis

The UN Security Council will on Thursday discuss the crisis in the Maldives after the president declared a state of emer...

February 8, 2018 1 min read

Wall Street's swoon doesn't worry economists... yet

Wall Street's nosedive this week and a spike in market volatility, surprising as they were, do not threaten US economic ...

February 8, 2018 3 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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Korea Won 0.2748 0.2747
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3-m bill 31.03 31.03
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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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Venezeula Central Bank's worthless notes made into handbags

Venezuela's currency has lost so much value that people simply throw away their small bills -- they are virtually worthl...

February 8, 2018 3 min read

Sri Lankan diplomat suspended over throat-slitting gesture

The incident embarrassed Sri Lanka authorities, who promised reconciliation after a bloody ethnic civil war ended in 200...

February 7, 2018 2 min read

Tokyo's Nikkei index rebounds over 3% after Wall St rally

Tokyo stocks rebounded more than three percent in opening trade on Wednesday with investors relieved to see New York sha...

February 7, 2018 2 min read

Maldives Supreme Court in U-turn over freeing dissidents

The Maldives' highest court Tuesday revoked an order to release high-profile political prisoners a day after President A...

February 7, 2018 4 min read

SpaceX rocket soars toward Mars with Tesla car

The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test fligh...

February 7, 2018 4 min read

Maldives president says judges plotted to overthrow him

The president of the Maldives on Tuesday accused judges of plotting to overthrow him, hours after he declared a state of...

February 6, 2018 1 min read

Asian markets plunge as Wall Street rout spreads

Asian stocks plunged Tuesday after a record-breaking loss on Wall Street, extending a global rout as panicked investors ...

February 6, 2018 2 min read

Maldives' top judge arrested as state of emergency declared

The Maldives' top judge was arrested Tuesday as security forces stormed the Supreme Court at dawn, in a deepening confro...

February 6, 2018 4 min read

Wall Street's deepest dives since 1929

US stocks took a historic tumble on Monday, with the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average at one point losing almost 1...

February 6, 2018 2 min read

Tokyo stocks plunge over 4-pct after Wall Street sell-off

Tokyo stocks plunged more than four percent in opening trade Tuesday with investor sentiment hit by a sell-off on Wall S...

February 6, 2018 2 min read
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