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SoftBank in Talks to Buy Nearly a Third of Swiss Re
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:14

SoftBank Group is in advanced talks to buy a stake in reinsurance giant Swiss Re that could be worth $ 10 billion or more, in the latest example of t...

White House Says Congress Must Accept Its Terms on Immigration
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 12:09

The White House signaled little flexibility on immigration on Tuesday, saying lawmakers must pass a bill on President Donald Trump’s terms and offer...

Wynn Macau shares surge 6 per cent as new managers replace Steve Wynn
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:22

Wynn Macau saw its shares surge on Thursday morning in Hong Kong after it appointed new senior executives to replace founder Steve Wynn who had steppe...

Mandatory Indoctrination Classes For Unemployed Uyghurs in Xinjiang
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 09:11

Authorities in Kashgar (in Chinese, Kashi) prefecture, in northwest China’s Xinjiang region, are forcing unemployed Uyghur males to attend political...

China Fires Back at U.S. on Trade
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 08:17

Beijing shows willingness to push back against mounting trade pressure from the Trump administration, filing challenges to new U.S. tariffs on solar p...

US slaps more sanctions on ‘Pakistan-linked militants’ for ‘global terrorism’
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:10

The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on three individuals linked to Pakistan-based militant networks as it pushes Islamabad to crack down on...

English at UWS – An unparalleled student experience
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 06:10

“Staff, both academic and support, are the reason for our superb student satisfaction results. They are utterly dedicated to the students on the pro...

Chart of the day: Shenzhen A shares slump
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 04:10

In October, the Shenzhen A-Share Index disappointed, stuck under resistance at around 2,130 points; In November, it surprised by collapsing through cl...

Second, 5.7 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan’s Hualien,  24 hours after first quake killed at least 7 and left 67 missing
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 02:11

Taiwan’s Hualien city has been hit by a second, 5.7 magnitude earthquake almost 24 hours after a 6.4 magnitude quake killed at least seven peopl...

Pakistan court jails 30, sentences one to death over campus lynching of student accused of blasphemy
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:09

A Pakistani court on Wednesday convicted 31 people over the campus lynching of a university student who was falsely accused of blasphemy, and sentence...

H&M apologises to musician for using song 'without approval'
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 23:10

Its author criticised the retailer for claiming the track was "specifically produced for us". BBC News - Asia

Steve Wynn Steps Down
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 20:13

Steve Wynn, the billionaire casino visionary considered to be the architect of modern Las Vegas, resigned Tuesday as chairman and chief executive of h...

India PM Narendra Modi's wife survives fatal car crash
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:14

The vehicle Jashodaben was in collided with a truck on a national highway, killing one passenger. BBC News - Asia

Beijing meets national air pollutant standard for first time
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:11

Beijing has met a national standard for the first time that sets a safe level for one type of harmful air pollutant, according to the city’s env...

South Korea says Kim Jong Un’s sister will attend Games – as delegation arrives from North
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:16

SOUTH Korea confirmed Kim Jong Un’s younger sister will attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics – as a group of 280 North Koreans arri...

North Korea leader's sister to visit South for Olympics
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:10

The influential Kim Yo-jong will attend the opening of the Winter Olympics, officials say. BBC News - Asia

Pakistan court to deliver 'blasphemy' murder verdict
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:16

There is widespread condemnation of the fatal lynching of university student Mashal Khan. BBC News - Asia

Chinese woman proposes to boyfriend in wedding gown outside jail
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:15

A Chinese woman surprised her boyfriend by proposing to him in her wedding gown outside the prison where he works. The 28-year-old woman popped the qu...

Tech Giants Are in No Rush to Spend Overseas Cash
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 11:12

With the passage of the new U.S. tax law, the nation’s tech giants can now more freely dip into their stockpiles of overseas cash. They don’t seem...

How to prepare your portfolio for the coming inflation bogeyman
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:12

Every so often an observation comes around in finance that works as a law – but just when you think you’ve got it – it doesn’t...

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