Gold struggles near 8-1/2-month lows on fund outflows


Gold ticked up on Tuesday but was stuck near its lowest in almost nine months, hurt by outflows... »

China’s factory activity edges up on stronger orders but employment shrinks


Activity in China’s manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up in September even as factory emp... »

Ebola cases to triple to 20,000 by Nov if no significant action taken: WHO


The number of Ebola infections will triple to 20,000 by November, soaring by the thousands every... »

Air strikes in Syria kill, wound tens of Islamic State fighters


Tens of Islamic State fighters were killed or wounded in air strikes on the Syrian city of Raqqa... »

Profit growth of China’s state-owned enterprises slows


The profit growth of China’s state-owned enterprises has slowed in the first eight months of thi... »

Alibaba IPO pushes Jack Ma to rank 1 on Hurun Chinese Rich List

Alibaba founder Jack Ma


Jack Ma of Alibaba, with a fortune of $25 billion, has been crowned the richest in the Hurun China Rich List for 2014 released today. He relegated Wang Jianlin of Wandain ($24.2 billion)... »

China slowdown worries hit stocks, commodities


Concerns about a slowdown in China hammered stocks and commodities on Monday, while signs of differences between major economic powers on the need to stimulate growth further clouded the outlook. »

China shares fall on IPO wave and worry over mfg survey


China shares tumbled on Monday as a new batch of initial public offerings started taking subscriptions while investors worried that a flash manufacturing survey due on Tuesday could be more eviden... »

Pakistan appoints ally of army chief to head ISI


Pakistan has appointed Rizwan Akhtar, considered a close ally of the army chief, to head the country's powerful intelligence agency, the military's press wing said on Monday. The head of... »

Tesco cuts outlook after finding accounting error


Tesco has lowered its forecast for first-half profit by 250 million pounds ($408.50 million), its third warning this year, after finding a fault in its accounts, in the latest blow to the reputati... »

2 killed, many injured in explosions in China’s Xinjiang province


At least two persons were killed and several others injured in a series of explosions in China’s restive Muslim-dominated Xinjiang province. Explosions hit at least three locations in Xin... »

No quick fix in U.S. bid to end reliance on Russian rocket engines


The U.S. drive to end its reliance on Russian rocket motors got a boost this week when Inc founder Jeff Bezos unveiled a new engine project, but officials and industry insiders say it w... »

China to give foreign banks easier market access


In a major bid to liberalise its banking sector, China has announced that it will lift a ban on foreign banks from opening more than one branch in a Chinese city, a move which could lead to Indian... »

European leaders welcome Scottish vote for united UK


Scottish voters’ rejection of independence from the United Kingdom in a historic referendum has been received with relief by governments and politicians across Europe, who hailed the outcome as a... »

White House partially evacuated after man climbs over its fence


In a rare occurrence, the White House was partially evacuated after a man climbed over its fence and sprinted through the lawn and the front door, minutes after President Barack Obama had left the... »

US, Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft

UN peacekeeping meet next week

On Twitter, ‘Yes’ dominated on Scottish independence till September 18

Nikkei soars to 7-year high on weak yen

Larry Ellison steps down as Oracle chief executive

Asian shares up, Scottish vote seen lifting Europe

Early count points to record turnout for Scotland’s independence vote

Renews Customs cooperation pact

Israel approves Intel's $6 bn investment in chip plant


Israel's finance and economy ministries on Monday approved a plan by Intel Corp to invest $6 billion in the upgrade of its chip manufacturing plant in the southern town of Kiryat Gat. Int... »

Crude oil falls below $98 on sluggish demand, ample supply


Brent crude fell below $98 a barrel on Monday, dropping for the third session in four, as sluggish demand and ample supplies outweighed expectations of a cut in oil output from the Organization of... »

French govt ups pressure for end to Air France strike


The French government made a renewed appeal on Monday for a quick end to an Air France pilots strike which is costing the flag-carrier millions of euros a day, urging management to "clarify&q... »

Growth in China's factory sector seen stalling in Sept


Growth in China's large factory sector probably stalled in September, adding to worries the economy could be at risk of a sharper slowdown unless Beijing rolls out more stimulus measures, a Reuter... »

Nissan forms jt venture with Dongfeng Motor


Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co Ltd has formed a 50:50 joint venture with Dongfeng Motor Corp that would manage its luxury Infiniti brand in China.Nissan has said that it would start maki... »

Afghanistan's presidential rivals sign power-sharing deal


Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates signed a deal on Sunday to share power after months of turmoil over a disputed election that destabilised the nation at a crucial time as most foreign t... »

SoftBank estimates $4.6 bn gain from Alibaba listing


Japan's SoftBank Corp said it expected a gain of about 500 billion yen ($4.6 billion) from Alibaba Group Holding's share listing in New York, where the Chinese e-commerce leader surged 38 per cent... »

Iran has ‘role’ in tackling IS militants: Kerry


America’s arch-foe Iran has a role to play in tackling Islamic State militants who have overrun large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.Iran’s su... »

‘G20 nations want Russia to attend leaders' summit’


Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to attend the G20 leaders’ summit in November despite alarm over Russia’s actions in Ukraine with host Australia today saying it was the “emphatic” wish of... »

China to adhere to prudent monetary policy


China will continue leading a prudent monetary policy with focus on targeted easing measures, Premier Li Keqiang said, according to a statement published on a Central Government Web site. ... »

Ebola: UN-led team heads to Liberia

Scotland votes to stay but will receive more power

US Congress approves Obama’s plan to train Syrian rebels

Fiat and Mitsubishi Motors team-up to build, develop mid-size vehicles

Scotland to stay within UK

Scots spurn independence, vote to stay within UK

First Lady Liyuan floors one and all at school

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