International

7 days ago | July 15, 2019

Encouraging Chinese data pulls Asian shares higher

SYDNEY - Asian shares advanced on Monday as investors breathed a sigh of relief after encouraging Chinese data suggested ...

1 week ago | July 12, 2019

China considers limited support for petrol-electric hybrids in ...

BEIJING – China is considering re-classifying petrol-electric hybrid vehicles so they get more favorable treatment ...

2 weeks ago | July 11, 2019

Dollar weakness hoists pound, but outlook bleak

LONDON – Sterling gained on Thursday, erasing most losses earlier this week after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman ...

2 weeks ago | July 9, 2019

Euro slides to 3-week low as dollar jumps on Fed rate repricing

LONDON – The euro dropped to a three-week low against a broadly stronger dollar on Tuesday as investors ...

2 weeks ago | July 8, 2019

Gold rises as focus returns to growth concerns, Fed rate cut

Gold prices rose on Monday, shaking off early losses to consolidate above the $1,400 pivot, as focus shifted to global ...

2 weeks ago | July 5, 2019

India closing in on using tonnes of steel

India will continue to be a net importer of steel for at least the next two years as high-grade products from South ...

3 weeks ago | June 28, 2019

U.S. dominates second-quarter global M&A as mega deals roll on

NEW YORK/LONDON – Mega deals set the pace for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) globally in the second quarter of ...

Disparity among soccer players

President Trump opted not to take a side in the debate over whether female soccer players should be paid as much as ...

4 weeks ago | June 27, 2019

Sino-U.S. trade truce hopes rekindle risk appetite

LONDON - Risk appetite returned to world markets on Thursday following a media report the United States and China have ...

4 weeks ago | June 26, 2019

BoE won’t put no-deal Brexit into forecasts unless UK ...

LONDON - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said the BoE would only factor the possibility of a no-deal Brexit into ...

4 weeks ago | June 25, 2019

EU will let Italy increase deficit if it helps economy: deputy PM

ROME – The European Union will allow Italy to increase its deficit if it helped the country’s economy, Deputy ...

4 weeks ago | June 24, 2019

Oil up on U.S.-Iran tensions but demand concerns cap gains

LONDON – Oil prices rose on Monday adding to last week’s gains, lifted by tensions between the United States and ...

1 month ago | June 21, 2019

Inflation drop may be at core of case for Fed rate cuts

WASHINGTON – June 2018 was a blue-sky month for the Federal Reserve, with strong economic growth, low ...

1 month ago | June 19, 2019

Oil broadly stable as inventory data counters trade deal hopes

LONDON – Oil prices were broadly steady on Wednesday as data suggesting a smaller-than-expected fall in U.S. crude ...

1 month ago | June 18, 2019

Oil prices slip for second day on global growth worries

TOKYO – Oil prices fell for a second day on Tuesday on signs that global economic growth is being hit by the ...

1 month ago | June 17, 2019

Oil prices slip as economic worries outweigh tanker tensions

LONDON – Oil prices slipped on Monday as signs of an economic slowdown amid international trade disputes began to ...

1 month ago | June 14, 2019

Russia’s Gazprom Neft urges OPEC to raise oil output

ST PETERSBURG – OPEC and non-OPEC producers should raise oil production starting from the second half of the year ...

1 month ago | June 13, 2019

Gold steady amid Fed rate cut views, trade uncertainty

Gold held steady in early Asian trade on Thursday as festering Sino-U.S. trade tensions and hopes of an interest rate ...

Rand slips on investigation into Ramaphosa campaign donation

South Africa’s rand slipped on Thursday, as investors were unnerved by an investigation into a donation for President ...

1 month ago | June 12, 2019

Oil prices fall on weaker demand growth, surprise gain in US ...

SEOUL – Oil prices fell nearly 2% on Wednesday, weighed down by a weaker demand outlook and a rise in U.S. crude ...