Mon, 19 Apr 2021

Mixed performances on Asian stock markets Monday, U.S. dollar steadies

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia had an interesting start to the week with shares in Japan and Australia ...

May 3 bullfight in Spain to raise funds for jobless bullfighters

MADRID, Spain: The first bullfight in over one year is to be held in Spain on May 3 to raise ...

Serious housing shortage seen as new housing starts surge

WASHINGTON D.C.: Construction of new homes in the United States reached 1.74 million in March, which was a 19 percent ...

Jobless claims fall as economists see U.S. rebounding

NEW YORK, New York: Buoyed by the pandemic relief package and increased U.S. COVID-19 vaccinations, retail sales rebounded 9.8 percent ...

Japanese, foreign bids expected for Toshiba purchase

TOKYO, Japan: Japanese media reports indicate that numerous groups, both foreign and domestic, are bidding to purchase Toshiba Corp. Among ...

Macron says Notre Dame will partially reopen in 2024

PARIS, France: French President Emmanuel Macron visited the site of the fire that devastated Notre Dame cathedral two years ago. ...

Oil remains high due to projections of increased demand

NEW YORK, New York: Oil prices fell this week, but held their month-long highs after futures saw a jump amid ...

American optimistic as March revenues up for first time since pandemic

FORT WORTH, Texas: American Airlines reported positive operating cash flows for the month of March amid a revival in domestic ...

New Zealand bans live cow exports due to shipping conditions

WELLINGTON, New Zealand: New Zealand has announced it is banning the transport of cows and other animals by sea due ...

Dow Jones and Standard and Poor's 500 cruise to new record highs

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks powered ahead on Friday breaking new records, as sharemarkets generally around the globe ...

Intel to manufacture chips for cars in U.S., Ireland, Israel

SANTA CLARA, California: U.S. semiconductor company Intel Corp is in discussions to begin production of chips for automakers, in a ...

Moderna study for U.S. shows vaccine 95% effective after 6 months

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts: A new study indicates that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine protects recipients for over six months with a 95 ...

'No Driver' Tesla Involved in Deadly Texas Crash

Two men were killed in a crash in Texas while riding in a Tesla car that police said almost certainly ...

Free State Stadium to host historic Nedbank Cup final

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) on Monday announced Bloemfontein's Free State Stadium has been chosen as host of this year's ...

Tokyo stocks close flat

Tokyo stocks closed flat on Monday as concerns over the spread of coronavirus variants offset buying sentiment.Vaccination in Japan has ...

Asian equities higher on US recovery hopes

Asian markets rose on Monday after recovery hopes for the coronavirus-battered US economy fuelled another round of record highs on ...

Tesla with ?no one? driving crashes in Texas, killing two men

A Tesla electric car that "no one" was driving crashed late Saturday in Texas, killing the two passengers, according to ...

'No Driver' Tesla Involved in Deadly Crashin Texas

Two men were killed in a crash in Texas while riding in a Tesla car that police said almost certainly ...

EU poised to unveil green-friendly investment list

The European Commission will release a classification system on energy sources and technology considered to be sustainable investments.A leak of ...

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says 'fight still on' to fix broken economy

Zimbabwe's economy is plagued with annual inflation of 241% and chronic foreign-currency shortages.President Emmerson Mnangagwa says fixing the economy will ...

Biden defends not immediately raising refugee cap

Washington [US], April 18 (ANI): US President Joe Biden on Saturday explained his initial decision to not increase the limit ...

Biden ignored Commanders' advice on leaving Afghanistan

Washington [US], April 18 (ANI): Top US military commanders were recommending against a full withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, ...

Asset quality headwinds to impact retail NBFC net earnings

New Delhi [India], April 17 (ANI): The growth in assets under management (AUMs) of retail non-banking financial company (retail NBFC) ...

Double-digit growth for Italtile as home improvement gains popularity

JSE-listed bathroom ware retailer Italtile said total retail store sales improved by 18.5% for the nine months to end March ...

Russian stock market shrugs off new US sanctions risks

Key indices on the Moscow Exchange rebounded on Friday, just a day after the US unveiled new anti-Russian sanctions targeting ...

Nigeria Worries About Meeting Vaccination Targets

ABUJA, NIGERIA - Nigerian authorities are stepping up efforts to vaccinate more people against COVID-19 after a slow rollout blamed ...

Asian markets rise after record China growth, Wall St surge

Asian markets rose Friday as record Chinese economic growth reaffirmed the country's strong recovery.Officials in Beijing said the world's second-biggest ...

Dow ends over 34 000 for 1st time on good bank earnings, data

Wall Street stocks shot to fresh records on Thursday following blowout earnings from large banks and strong US labor and ...

How Black Lives Matter put slave reparations back on the agenda

The US House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to advance a bill that would create a commission to study ...

Sensex nosedives 883 points on Covid surge

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Apr 19 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices nosedived on Monday as a strong second wave of Covid-19 infections ...

Trip.com Group lists on Hong Kong Stock Exchange

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Trip.com Group, a Shanghai-based global travel services provider, officially listed on the Hong Kong ...

Xinhua world economic news summary at 0930 GMT, April 19

SINGAPORE -- Singaporean Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung said on Monday that ensuring the safety of international trade arteries ...

Beijing's GDP rises 17.1 pct in Q1

BEIJING, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Beijing's GDP totaled 891.6 billion yuan (about 136.7 billion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter ...

Economic Watch: Livestreaming boosts China-ASEAN cross-border e-commerce

NANNING, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Thai-speaking tour guide Zhou Xingxing was skeptical when cross-border e-commerce company Tus-Innovation asked her to ...

China pledges targeted policies, necessary support for economic recovery

BEIJING, April 19 (Xinhua) -- China will maintain necessary support for economic recovery and implement targeted structural tax cuts and ...

S. Korea's foreign currency deposit rises in March

SEOUL, April 19 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's foreign currency deposit rose in March as domestic exporters deposited export proceeds in ...

Market exchange rates in China -- April 19

BEIJING, April 19 (Xinhua) -- The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, ...

Albania opens 2nd int'l airport

TIRANA, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Albania opened its second international airport on Sunday with the landing of the first passenger ...

China Focus: Asian economy to grow 6.5 pct in 2021: report

BOAO, Hainan, April 18 (Xinhua) -- The growth rate of the Asian economy in 2021 is expected to reach at ...

Interview: China's economic growth off to encouraging start

BEIJING, April 18 (Xinhua) -- China's economic growth has embraced an encouraging start in the first quarter of the year ...

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China tightens control of Hong Kong, jails protest leaders

HONG KONG: As part of China's campaign to curtail freedoms in Hong Kong, leaders in the protests against China have ...

Crowd at Vatican as Pope returns to Sunday greetings

VATICAN CITY - Following the one-year lockdown, Pope Francis greeted Catholics in St. Peter's Square for his traditional Sunday noon ...

Coronavirus rates at record high among 19 and younger in Michigan

ATLANTA, Georgia: As Covid-19 cases again increase in states such as Michigan and Minnesota, officials have voiced concern about children ...

Canadian court upholds agreement with U.S. on refusing asylum seekers

OTTAWA, Canada: A Canadian appeals court has upheld a Canada-U.S. agreement to turn back asylum seekers.The ruling overturned a Canadian ...

Disneyland set to re-start operations, Covid precautions in place

BURBANK, California: Disneyland is set to reopen on April 30 and tickets are now being sold for the first time ...

Brexit trade agreement on track for approval by European Parliament

BRUSSELS, Belgium: Committees of the European Parliament handling relations with Britain have approved the EU-UK post-Brexit trade and cooperation deal, ...

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