Global shares knocked after new US tariff threat on Chinese goods

4 weeks ago
By Tommy Wilkes. LONDON () European share markets followed Asian counterparts lower on Monday as investors took fright at news Washington was set to announce a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods in the latest escalation of their trade  ... ...

WTO chief Roberto Azevedo says 'no panic' over Trump withdrawal threat

2 months ago
World Trade Organisation head Roberto Azevedo said on Friday US President Donald Trump's comments about potentially leaving the WTO were consistent with what the United States has said previously and did not reflect new concerns. Trump said on  ... ...

Fraudhit lender PNB plots revival after second straight quarterly loss

2 months ago
By Devidutta Tripathy and Chris Thomas. BENGALURU/NEW DELHI () India's Punjab National Bank reported a second straight quarterly loss on Tuesday as it earmarked more funds to cover a massive fraud, but expects faster bad loan recovery to  ... ...

Pain and panic as northern Nigeria races to contain deadly meningitis outbreak

1 year ago
Pain and panic as northern Nigeria races to contain deadly meningitis outbreak By Eromo Egbejule ZAMFARA, Nigeria, May 8 (Thomson Foundation) When sixyear old Mohammed Waziga arrived at a health centre in northwest Nigeria complaining of joint pains and drowsiness, he was given an injection and sent home without any concerns. ... ...

Sri Lanka snatch thrilling victory over wasteful Windies

2 years ago
BULAWAYO Sri Lanka took three wickets in the last three overs to snatch a thrilling onerun victory over West Indies in the triangular oneday series on Wednesday.Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis both scored 94 runs as Sri Lanka posted 330 for seven from their 50 overs but for the second game running, West Indies worked themselves into a winning position before falling agonisingly short of their target as they finished on 329 for nine.Needing 10 runs off the final over bowled by Nuwan Pradeep, Sulieman Benn belted the third delivery for six to leave the West Indies requiring three runs ... ...

Afghan Taliban leader killed in U.S. drone strike, Afghans say

2 years ago
KABUL/WASHINGTON The United States has killed the leader of the Afghan Taliban in an air strike in a remote border area just inside Pakistan, Afghanistan said on Sunday, in an attack likely to dash any immediate prospect for peace talks. The death of Mullah Akhtar Mansour could trigger a battle for succession and deepen fractures that emerged in the insurgent movement after the death of its founder, Mullah Mohammad Omar, was confirmed last year, more than two years after he died ... ...

Analysis – Three years after Rana Plaza disaster, has anything changed?

2 years ago
MUMBAI (Thomson Foundation) Three years after the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 factory workers, the rights and safety of workers are in greater focus, but progress in fixing problems in the supply chain is slow, experts and activists say. Global fashion retailers say the tragedy prompted them to work together more closely to protect workers in developing nations and ensure the safety of buildings ... ...

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