Sunday, January 20, 2019
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has asked the global central banks to keep watch over the improving financial system across the world, as there are looming dangers in the form of rising financial risks. The warning came, as there were...
Catalonia has set Independence day from Spain for next Monday 9 October after holding a  referendum, Madrid declared illegal. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont said he favored mediation to find a way out of the crisis but that Spain’s central government...
The euro slipped against the dollar on Monday after a violence-marred independence vote in Spain’s Catalonia region and as higher U.S. Treasury yields drove the dollar up across the board. Investors were watching the political situation in Spain nervously, after...
The British Pound Sterling slipped to a near three-week low against the dollar on Monday as investors focused on underlying weakness in the British economy and the governing Conservatives gathered for what could be a fraught party conference. Data on...
U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his threats against North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to “totally destroy’’ the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a “rocket man.’’ In a hard-edged...
France, Germany, Italy and Spain want digital multinationals like Amazon and Google to be taxed in Europe based on their revenues, rather than only profits, their finance ministers said in a joint letter. France is leading a push to clamp...
French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity rating slumped a further 14 points in August to hit 40 percent, following a sharp 10-point drop the previous month, according to a poll released Sunday. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe also saw his popularity fall...
Following his termination as chief strategist for President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon has declared that the Presidency they fought for is now over. Bannon’s termination comes after reports of a meeting he had with a prominent Left leaning journalist got...
  Global equity markets retraced some of last week’s pullback, as robust Asian earnings and reduced fears of military conflict between the U.S. and North Korea lifted buying interest. The Stoxx Europe 600 was up 0.8% in Monday morning trade. On...
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has overtaken Bill Gates and is now the richest person in the world, with a fortune topping $90 billion for the first time ever. When markets opened on Thursday, Bezos had a net worth of $90.6...
France on Thursday banned politicians from employing their spouses or children as parliamentary assistants under rules adopted in response to a scandal involving former Prime Minister, Francois Fillon and his wife. The law, one of the first to be approved...
UN agencies have launched a new global campaign to make it easier for 70 million unemployed youths to get financing and learn new skills to start a business. The campaign was launched by International Labour Organisation (ILO), International Trade Centre,...
An Islamic State terrorist group has been reported to have hacked into United States government-owned websites, leaving the message “You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries”...
British business confidence has fallen sharply since the snap election that left Prime Minister Theresa May weakened ahead of Brexit talks, according to a survey by the Institute of Directors published on Monday. The survey of nearly 700 members of...
An official count of votes for Puerto Rico’s plebiscite on Sunday showed overwhelming support for U.S. statehood, although adding another star to the U.S. flag would likely face an uphill battle in Congress. A government website for the status referendum,...
Puerto Ricans head to the polls today to decide whether they want their struggling U.S. territory to become the 51st U.S. state, or to be an independent state. The third question that the referendum will resolve is whether Puerto Ricans...
British Prime Minister Theresa May faced pressure to resign on Friday after losing her parliamentary majority, plunging the country into uncertainty as Brexit talks loom. The pound fell sharply amid fears the Conservative leader will be unable to form a...
Six people have now been confirmed killed and at least 48 injured in a terror incident in London in which three male attackers were also shot dead by police. A white van hit pedestrians on London Bridge at about 22:00...
Thousands of Hong Kong’s foreign domestic workers continue to sleep in appalling conditions leaving them vulnerable to abuse, according to activists, who lament that the government continues to turn a “blind eye” to the problem. In early 2014, the torture...
Oil prices tumbled below $50 on Friday amid worries that U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon a global climate pact could spark more crude drilling in the United States, stoking a persistent glut in global supply. Global benchmark Brent...
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