China November factory activity up a touch but client demand ebbs

1 week ago
BEIJING () China's factory activity grew slightly in November, a private survey showed, though new export orders extended their decline in a further blow to the sector already hurt by the SinoU.S. trade frictions. The Caixin/Markit ... ...

Oil slides amid supply spurt, Iran sanction waivers; Brent sheds 14 cents

1 month ago
Oil prices dipped on Wednesday as rising output and US sanction waivers that allow Iran's biggest buyers to keep taking its crude reinforced the outlook for a wellsupplied market. Frontmonth Brent crude oil futures were at $71.99 per barrel at 0552 ... ...

Global shares knocked after new US tariff threat on Chinese goods

3 months 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

3 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

4 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  ... ...

Oil dips as Wall Street dives; tensions over Iran support crude

9 months ago
Read more about Oil dips as Wall Street dives; tensions over Iran support crude on Business Standard. NEW YORK () Oil prices slipped on Monday as Wall Street slid more than 1 percent and energy market investors remained wary of growing crude supply, although tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran gave prices some support. ... ...

Safe burial methods averted thousands of Ebola deaths

1 year ago
Safe burial methods averted thousands of Ebola deaths researchers By Inna Lazareva YAOUNDE, June 22 (Thomson Foundation) Safe burial practices introduced by the Red Cross likely saved thousands of lives during the world's worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus between 2013 and 2016, researchers said on Thursday. ... ...

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

2 years 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. ... ...

India, Pakistan argue over Mumbai bungalow in decadesold property row

2 years ago
India, Pakistan argue over Mumbai bungalow in decadesold property row By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, April 4 (Thomson Foundation) A fresh row has erupted in a decadeslong dispute between Delhi and Islamabad over the fate of a bungalow in Mumbai once owned by Pakistan's founding father Muhammad Ali Jinnah, with an Indian lawmaker calling for it to be labelled "enemy property". ... ...

Thousands of Colombians forced to flee homes despite peace deal

2 years ago
Thousands of Colombians forced to flee homes despite peace deal U.N. By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA, March 10 (Thomson Foundation) Armed groups have forced thousands of Colombians from their homes in the Pacific jungle this year despite a peace accord ending half a century of civil war, the U. N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday. ... ...

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 ... ...

GM cautiously ramps up Bolt electric car production

2 years ago
By Joseph White ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. General Motors Co is ramping up production of Chevrolet Bolt electric cars at a factory north of Detroit and is on track to start delivering vehicles as promised by the end of the year, company officials said on Friday.Barring a lastminute stumble, GM will be first to offer an electric car with more than 200 miles of driving range at a starting price of less than $40,000 before tax credits ... ...

Surge in violence hits aid delivery to millions in Mali – agencies

2 years ago
DAKAR (Thomson Foundation) A surge in violence in northern Mali and a spike in attacks on aid workers are hindering the delivery of food, water and healthcare to millions of people, aid agencies said on Wednesday. Violent protests last week in the northern city of Gao raised fears that a peace deal signed last year between rival ethnic groups and the Malian government risks unravelling, threatening to plunge the nation into chaos ... ...

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