Shares jump, yen slumps as BoJ cranks up stimulus


World shares jumped and the yen fell to a seven-year low against the dollar on Friday as the Ban... »

Australia set to pay polluters to cut emissions


Australia is set to approve measures giving polluters financial incentives to reduce emissions b... »

Japanese shares soar, yen skids after BoJ stuns with fresh easing steps


Japanese stocks jumped more than 5 per cent and the yen skidded to nearly seven-year lows agains... »

Dollar surges as Fed ends QE on hawkish note


The dollar surged to a three-week high, bond yields rose and gold fell on Thursday after the US... »

Samsung seeks smartphone revamp to arrest profit slide

Samsung spent most of the quarter without launching a new flagship device, and continued to struggle in the mid-to-low tier markets against cheaper and value-packed offerings like Xiaomi's Redmi 1S.


Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it would revamp its smartphone line-up to take on co... »

Tata group invests in Swiss solar company Flisom


Tata group has invested in a Swiss start-up solar company as several companies from the European country vie for a share in the Indian solar energy market which is seen as having a huge potential... »

Shell beats Q3 earnings expectations, appoints new chairman


Royal Dutch Shell beat expectations with core earnings of $5.8 billion for the third quarter and maintained its dividend as both upstream and downstream division delivered strong results. ... »

India home to second largest proportion of highly paid expats, says survey

Expats in India report greater savings on everyday expenses and have substantial disposable income as compared to their countries

Our Bureau

India is home to the second largest proportion of high-earning expatriates in the world after China and ahead of countries such as Switzerland, Russia and Hong Kong - according to the seventh Expa... »

China’s Dalian port city floats platform to set up SME clusters

Mark Shujun Ma

Our Bureau

Dalian, a warm water port city in China, has taken the first step of a long march towards India, heeding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for ‘Make in India’.Mark Shujun Ma, a Sta... »

Toshiba wins order for Doppler weather radar system


Japanese firm Toshiba Corp today said that it in collaboration with Electronic Corporation of India has received an order to supply transportable Doppler weather radar system to India Meteorologic... »

UBS has not resolved US forex probe, extends Libor pact


Switzerland's largest bank UBS said on Tuesday it had not reached a resolution with the US Department of Justice's antitrust or criminal divisions in connection with alleged rigging of foreign exc... »

US, China to hold trade talks in December


The U.S. and China will hold trade talks in Chicago in December to expand bilateral economic ties and address key agricultural and investment issues between the two countries. U.S. Secret... »

StanChart Q3 profit tumbles on S. Korean restructuring, bad loans


Standard Chartered Plc said operating profit for the third quarter fell 16 per cent as the Asia-focused bank grappled with rising costs from the restructuring of its South Korean business and an i... »

Singapore moves towards the Smart Nation goal

KP Unnikrishnan, Marketing Director (Asia-Pacific and Japan), Palo Alto Networks

Parimala S Rao

The Singapore Government announced last week that a Cyber Security Research Centre would be set up to protect the systems being put in place to turn Singapore into a smart nation. The Smart Na... »

25 out of 130 banks fail ECB test but capital hole mostly plugged


Roughly one in five of the euro zone’s top lenders failed landmark health checks at the end of last year but most have since repaired their finances, the European Central Bank had said on Sunday. »

Singapore introduces ‘pre-departure video’ for migrant workers

German plane clips control tower in Algerian city, no injuries

U.S. Marines, British combat forces officially end Afghan operations, prepare withdrawal

US leading global fight to stamp out Ebola: Obama

2 killed, 4 injured in US school shooting domain sold for $220,000

Toyota sells some Tesla shares, says cooperation still possible

China launches unmanned spacecraft

Gold falls to 3-week low after Fed ends bond-buying


Gold fell to a three-week low on Thursday after the US Federal Reserve ended its bond-buying stimulus programme and expressed confidence in the economic recovery, dimming bullion’s safe-haven appe... »

Fed ends bond-buying, shows confidence in US recovery

While the central bank retained its basic guidance that overnight borrowing costs would remain near zero for a “considerable time’’ following the end of bond purchases this month, the new phrase marks a turn towards a new regime.


The Federal Reserve had on Wednesday ended its monthly bond purchase programme and dropped a characterisation of US labour market slack as “significant’’ in a show of confidence in the economy’s p... »

Global consumer confidence improves, India most bullish: Nielsen

The Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index rose 1 point in the third quarter to 98, according to the survey, conducted between August 13 and September 5.


Consumer confidence in the United States jumped in the third quarter and improved globally, although people were more optimistic about job prospects than their personal finances, a survey... »

Lafarge, Holcim notify proposed merger with European Commission


Aiming to complete their mega merger to create world’s largest building material company in first half of next year, Lafarge and Holcim have formally notified the European Commission about the ama... »

Sanofi warns its key diabetes business will slow in 2015


French drugmaker Sanofi stuck to its full-year profit forecast on Tuesday despite weaker-than-expected third-quarter sales, hit by price pressures at its lucrative diabetes business which are set... »

Two million barrels of oil on ocean floor after BP spill


Around two million barrels of oil from the BP spill off the US Gulf Coast in 2010 is believed to have settled on the ocean floor, according to a study. The fate of two million of the nea... »

Adani taps Morgan Stanley to help sell Australia port stake


Adani has appointed Morgan Stanley to advise on the possible sale of a stake in its Abbot Point coal port in Australia, as it looks to raise funds to help finance a A$7-billion ($6.2 billion) mine... »

Malaysia Airlines, Tourism Malaysia offer new deals to Indian flyers

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This being the Visit Malaysia Year, Indian travellers can explore Malaysia with great deals.Malaysia Airlines, together with Tourism Malaysia, will give away special offers to visit... »

China to start direct trading between yuan and Singapore dollar


China's central bank said on Monday that it has authorised the nation's interbank foreign exchange market to start direct trading between the Chinese yuan and the Singapore dollar. The st... »

Canon Q3 profit slides as demand for cameras tumbles


Japan's Canon Inc reported a 21 per cent drop in operating profit for the July to September quarter as a slump in the global digital camera market outweighed a boost from a weaker yen. Th... »

Britain may curb migrant workers from EU: minister

EU doubles assistance to combat Ebola to €1 bn

HK pro-democracy activists suspend planned vote

Defective airbags: Nissan to recall 9,000 units of Micra, Sunny in India

US doctor down with Ebola in stable condition

Pakistan, Iran exchange fire across border

Qantas returns to profitability in first quarter

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