Fri, 07 Aug 2020

Siege at bank in northern France ends

A gunman with psychiatric problems took six people hostage at a bank in Le Havre, northern France, before giving himself ...

Nasdaq leads markets higher, notches up another record high

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks marched higher on Thursday with the Nasdaq Composite leading the way.The key tech ...

Chinese app plans half billion-dollar investment in Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland - While its future on the other side of the Atlantic, and in the Pacific, is up in ...

China's Shanghai Composite completes 4th day of gains

SYDNEY, Australia - Chinese mainland shares rose for the fifth day in a row on Thursday.The Australian market also advanced. ...

SEARCA to get behind regional coconut industry

LOS BANOS, Laguna, Aug 6 (PIA) --The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is ...

Trump hails rising manufacturing and auto sales

WASHINGTON, DC - President Donald Trump interrupted his press briefing on the coronavirus on Tuesday night to enthuse over the ...

187 countries ratify convention protecting victims of child labor

GENEVA, Switzerland - The International Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labor has been universally ratified. The International Labor ...

$172 million defense department job goes to Hunstville, Alabama plant

SAN DIEGO, California - A subsidiary of Cubic Corporation, GATR Technologies, of Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $172 million ...

Thailand to get injection of $1.5bn from Asia Development Bank

BANGKOK, Thailand - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced on Tuesday it is providing a $1.5 billion loan to Thailand ...

Beirut explosions inflict huge blow to Lebanon's economy

Smoke rises from an explosion site at the port of Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Bilal Jawich)"As 80 percent of ...

Lupin Q1 net profit falls 60 pc to Rs 107 cr

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 7 (ANI): Pharma major Lupin Ltd has reported 60 per cent year-on-year decline in its net ...

At moments like these, we need a cultural policy

National crises, like the pandemics that can provoke them, come in stages. Each stage presents leaders with unique problems that ...

We can't let STEM skills become a casualty of COVID-19

Universities and other research organisations in Australia have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.In May, a group led by ...

Trump Orders US Ban on WeChat, TikTok in 45 Days

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump issued executive orders on Thursday banning any U.S. transactions with ByteDance, the Chinese company ...

Indian telcos' revenue grows strongly defying coronavirus: Fitch

Singapore, Aug 7 (ANI): Indian telecom operators reported strong revenue and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) growth ...

Trump signs order banning ByteDance, Chinese parent of TikTok

Washington DC [USA], Aug 7 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump signed two executive orders on Thursday halting all transactions ...

Tensions Mount over China's Industrial Espionage in US

WASHINGTON - Tensions between the U.S. and China are escalating at a dizzying pace, with July 24 marking the lowest ...

U.S. re-imposes 10 pct tariff on aluminum from Canada

Canadian and U.S. national flags are seen from the Canadian side of the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, ...

Early access to super doesn't justify higher compulsory contributions

A big part of the Morrison government's response to COVID-19 has been allowing people early access to their superannuation.Australians who ...

Grattan on Friday: COVID divides the nation and isolates MPs from Victoria

COVID-19 has now made us two Australias. There's Victoria - most specifically Melbourne - and then there's the rest of ...

DTI distributes livelihood kits to Pangasinenses

DAGUPAN CITY, Aug 6 (PIA) - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has distributed livelihood starter kits to some ...

1.2 Million More Americans Seek Jobless Benefits

WASHINGTON - Another 1.2 million unemployed U.S. workers filed for government jobless compensation last week, the government's Labor Department reported ...

OPINION | We are a nation of drinkers and that has to stop

is 64.6 g of AA per day - the 6th highest globally according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). This ...

Airtel Payments Bank ties up with Bharti Axa to offer shop insurance

New Delhi [India], Aug 6 (ANI): Airtel Payments Bank will offer shop insurance exclusively for its retailers and merchants in ...

IndiGrid Q1 revenue jumps 78 pc to Rs 361 crore on steady performance

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 6 (ANI): India Grid Trust (IndiGrid) on Thursday reported a consolidated revenue of Rs 361 crore ...

MTN to sell off stake in Syria as it plans to exit Middle East

Mobile operator MTN plans to exit the Middle East over the medium term and will focus on its operations in ...

Experts welcome RBI's move to restructure MSME loans

New Delhi [India], Aug 6 (ANI): Industry experts on Thursday welcomed the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI's) accommodative stance and ...

As US hotels reopen, technology keeping guests safe from COVID-19

Washington [US], August 6 (ANI): Digital room keys and voice-activated digital assistants are some of the key automation and fast-tracking ...

Sensex gains 362 points after RBI keeps rate unchanged

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 6 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices surged nearly 1 per cent on Thursday after the Reserve Bank ...

DOLE MisOcc provides livelihood kits to 20 child laborers' parents

OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, Aug. 6 (PIA)--Twenty parents of child laborers from different barangays of Oroquieta City received livelihood starter ...

Blue Star reports net loss of Rs 19.6 crore in Q1 due to COVID-19

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 6 (ANI): Air conditioning and commercial refrigeration major Blue Star on Thursday reported a net loss ...

HRW Urges Pakistan To Stop Abuses By Anti-Corruption Agency

An international human rights watchdog has urged Pakistani authorities to observe a recent ruling from the country's Supreme Court and ...

Adani Power Q1 loss swells to Rs 705 cr

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], Aug 6 (ANI): Adani Power Ltd said on Thursday its total comprehensive loss after tax of Rs ...

Asian Markets Mixed After Weak Economic Data from US

Asian markets were mixed Thursday as investors acted with caution due to weak economic data from the United States, coupled ...

RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 4 pc

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 6 (ANI): The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday kept the Repo rate unchanged at 4 ...

DBP, DA, fintech firm forge alliance to back 'agripreneurs'

CALOOCAN CITY, Aug. 6 (PIA) -- To provide accessible financing to aspiring entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector, state-owned Development Bank ...

MBA programmes in US bearing brunt of COVID-19

New York [USA], Aug 6 (ANI): Business schools that spent months planning MBA classes with a few on-campus experience are ...

Equity indices gain ahead of RBI decision on interest rates

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 6 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices were in the positive terrain during early hours on Thursday ahead ...

US Steps Up Campaign to Purge 'Untrusted' Chinese Apps

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration said on Wednesday it was stepping up efforts to purge "untrusted" Chinese apps from U.S. ...

5 tips on writing better university assignments

University life comes with its share of challenges. One of these is writing longer assignments that require higher information, communication ...

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Equities close flat after choppy session, Asian Paints up 4.6 pc

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 7 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices ended flat after an extremely volatile trading session on Friday as ...

Withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan to benefit China: Report

Washington [US], August 7 (ANI): The US' decision to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan after 20 years of war against ...

Malaysian Diplomacy on Display With Calls From China, US

Malaysia is being courted by both China and the United States this week in a diplomatic tug-of-war over the South ...

Will eat grass but raise Pakistan Army budget, says Shoaib Akhtar

Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug 7 (ANI): Former Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar, known for his blistering deliveries on the cricket field, ...

Equity indices subdued, IT and banking stocks dip

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 7 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices were flat during early hours on Friday on the back of ...

India, US reiterate working towards secure, sovereign Indo-Pacific

Washington DC [USA], Aug 7 (ANI): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday ...

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