Archive November 2015

The Great Divide: How markets are shaping up ahead of Fed, ECB

The Great Divide: How markets are shaping up ahead of Fed, ECB

Published 30/11/2015

LONDON The U.S. Federal Reserve and European Central Bank are expected to deliver sharply contrasting policy decisions next month, reflecting how the world's two largest [more…]

Negotiators grab head start on monumental climate challenge

Negotiators grab head start on monumental climate challenge

Published 30/11/2015

PARIS Senior negotiators from almost 200 nations on Sunday began thrashing out a new global deal to curb climate change as the president of China, [more…]

Data breach at Hong Kong toy maker VTech highlights broader problems

Data breach at Hong Kong toy maker VTech highlights broader problems

Published 30/11/2015

HONG KONG The theft of toy maker VTech Holdings Ltd's database highlights a growing problem with basic cyber security measures at small, non-financial companies that [more…]

Burkina Faso to announce provisional election results

Burkina Faso to announce provisional election results

Published 30/11/2015

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso should announce provisional results on Monday from an election to choose the West African country's first new leader in decades, the head [more…]

U.S., China agree to push for climate change deal in Paris

U.S., China agree to push for climate change deal in Paris

Published 30/11/2015

PARIS U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping pledged on Monday to work together to drive forward a climate change agreement at international [more…]

Pope ends Africa trip with mosque visit in besieged enclave

Pope ends Africa trip with mosque visit in besieged enclave

Published 30/11/2015

BANGUI Pope Francis ventured into one of the world's most dangerous neighbourhoods on Monday to beg Christians and Muslims to end a spiral of hate, [more…]

World leaders to launch bid for climate breakthrough in Paris

World leaders to launch bid for climate breakthrough in Paris

Published 30/11/2015

PARIS World leaders will launch an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back the earth's rising temperatures, urging each other to find common cause in [more…]

Thai junta detains opposition leaders ahead of anti-graft inspection

Thai junta detains opposition leaders ahead of anti-graft inspection

Published 30/11/2015

BANGKOK Thailand's army detained two leaders of an opposition group on Monday who were planning to visit a public park dedicated to the monarchy that [more…]

On China’s fringes, cyber spies raise their game

On China’s fringes, cyber spies raise their game

Published 30/11/2015

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE Almost a year after students ended pro-democracy street protests in Hong Kong, they face an online battle against what Western security experts say [more…]

Beloved Japanese artist who depicted horrors of war dies at 93

Beloved Japanese artist who depicted horrors of war dies at 93

Published 30/11/2015

TOKYO An award-winning Japanese manga artist, whose retellings of traditional ghost stories and depictions of the horrors of World War Two helped propel anime to [more…]