International

Asian shares slip, US presidential debate awaited

/ Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:29

Reuters: Asian shares began the week under a cloud on Monday after losses on Wall Street, and as investors’ attention turned from central ban...


Majority of UK CEOs considering moving operations abroad post-Brexit: Survey

/ Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:28

Reuters: Three-quarters of British company bosses are considering moving operations abroad following the vote to leave the European Union, accordin...


OECD sees growth flounder as “globalisation stalls”

/ Monday, 26 September 2016 00:01

PARIS (Reuters): Global economic growth will flounder this year and next at rates not seen since the financial crisis as the march of glob...


Oil prices fall as traders take profit after two days of strong rises

/ Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:00

A view of an oil refinery off the coast of Singapore 14 March 2008     Singapore (Reuters): Oil prices fell on Fr...


Japan PM raises North Korea nuclear program with Cuba’s Fidel Castro

/ Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:00

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (C), talks to Cuban authorities upon his arrival at the Jose Marti International Airport in Havana, Cuba, 2...


Asia shares hold near 14-month peak on Fed relief, JGB yields fall

/ Saturday, 24 September 2016 00:00

People are reflected in a screen displaying the Nikkei average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan 19 April      ...


Oil rises on weaker dollar after US crude stock draw

/ Friday, 23 September 2016 00:01

London (Reuters): Oil rose for a second day on Thursday as a weaker dollar and a surprisingly large drop in U.S. crude inventories embolde...


Soothing Fed gives stocks their mojo

/ Friday, 23 September 2016 00:01

London (Reuters): World shares and bonds rallied on Thursday, after the Federal Reserve left U.S. interest rates unchanged and slowed the ...


US portrays NY bomb suspect as jihadist who praised bin Laden

/ Thursday, 22 September 2016 00:03

New York (Reuters): Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged the Afghan-born man suspected of weekend bombings in New York and New Jersey with 10 cou...


Oil prices rise on reported US crude stock draw, Norway strike

/ Thursday, 22 September 2016 00:02

Singapore (Reuters): Oil prices jumped over 1% on Wednesday, pushed by a reported draw in U.S. crude inventories and an oil service worker strike i...


BOJ rate surprise lifts world stocks ahead of Fed

/ Thursday, 22 September 2016 00:01

London (Reuters): World stocks rose on Wednesday, led by a surge in bank shares, while the yen weakened after the Bank of Japan surprised markets b...


Japan PM stresses importance of TPP trade pact in Clinton meeting

/ Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:01

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton meets with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a hotel in New York, 19 Septemb...


Asia stocks wobble as investors nervously await Fed, BOJ

/ Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:01

Tokyo (Reuters): Asian shares edged lower on Tuesday as investors nervously awaited the outcomes of Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan poli...


Oil rebound hauls up European stocks, commodity currencies

/ Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:03

London (Reuters): Oil prices bounced back from multi-week lows on Monday, hauling up European stock markets and commodity-linked currencies, on hin...


China threatens countermeasures after Dalai Lama speaks at EU Parliament

/ Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:02

China expressed anger on Monday and threatened countermeasures after exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama spoke at the European Parliamen...


Venezuela says OPEC, non-OPEC oil stabilising deal close

/ Tuesday, 20 September 2016 00:01

Margarita Island, Venezuela (Reuters): Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that OPEC and non-OPEC countries were close to reaching a...


Indian PM condemns Kashmir attack, 17 soldiers dead

/ Monday, 19 September 2016 00:01

 The soldiers’ deaths follows more than two months of clashes between protestors and police that have left 80 civilians dead &n...


Asian stocks waver as policy uncertainty, weaker oil sap confidence

/ Friday, 16 September 2016 00:01

Reuters: Asian stocks wavered on Thursday as investors grappled with the apparently diminishing ability of major central banks to stimulat...


Asia shares crumble as oil falls, bond yields soar on stimulus doubts

/ Thursday, 15 September 2016 00:00

  Reuters: Asian shares wallowed near six-week lows on Wednesday, bruised by a fall in oil prices on renewed worries about a ...


Asia stocks gain, dollar slips on Fed governor’s dovish comments

/ Wednesday, 14 September 2016 00:01

Reuters: Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, boosted as Wall Street rallied overnight after Federal Reserve governor Lael Brainard calmed market...


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Techno City is the first step in the right direction but there is much more to be done to attain the final goal

26 September 2016

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