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China premier urges ‘urgent’ SOE reform to improve competitiveness

China premier urges ‘urgent’ SOE reform to improve competitiveness

Published 21/09/2015

BEIJING Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has called for state-owned enterprises (SOEs) to press ahead with mergers and acquisitions to improve their competitiveness and for the [more…]

Support for Japan’s Abe sags after security bills passed

Support for Japan’s Abe sags after security bills passed

Published 21/09/2015

TOKYO Public support for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe fell after the passage of controversial national security bills, which could let troops fight overseas for [more…]

Greece’s Syriza wins with 35.5 percent of vote – 99.4 percent counted

Greece’s Syriza wins with 35.5 percent of vote – 99.4 percent counted

Published 21/09/2015

ATHENS The leftist Syriza party of Alexis Tsipras won 35.47 percent of the vote in Sunday's Greek national election based on 99.44 percent of votes [more…]

China’s yuan eases vs dollar on weaker central bank midpoint

China’s yuan eases vs dollar on weaker central bank midpoint

Published 21/09/2015

China's yuan slipped against the dollar on Monday after the central bank fixed a weaker guidance rate, traders said.

The People's Bank of China set [more…]

NY Red Bulls beat Timbers, clinch postseason berth

NY Red Bulls beat Timbers, clinch postseason berth

Published 21/09/2015

The New York Red Bulls clinched a berth in the Major League Soccer postseason and climbed to the top of the Eastern Conference on Sunday [more…]

Pope meets Fidel Castro, warns against ideology on Cuba trip

Pope meets Fidel Castro, warns against ideology on Cuba trip

Published 21/09/2015

HAVANA Pope Francis met Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on Sunday, hours after warning Cubans to beware the dangers of ideology and the lure of [more…]

Taiwan’s Hon Hai offers to buy Sharp’s LCD business, wants Apple funds: Nikkei

Taiwan’s Hon Hai offers to buy Sharp’s LCD business, wants Apple funds: Nikkei

Published 21/09/2015

TOKYO Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (2317.TW) offered to buy Sharp Corp's (6753.T) struggling liquid panel display business and plans to seek funding from [more…]

Hernandez beats Texas, again

Hernandez beats Texas, again

Published 21/09/2015

(The Sports Xchange) - Felix Hernandez had his start cut short by a stiff right elbow, but he was good enough in his 5-2/3 innings [more…]

Cardinals get by Cubs, avoid sweep

Cardinals get by Cubs, avoid sweep

Published 21/09/2015

(The Sports Xchange) - The St. Louis Cardinals were able to enjoy clinching their playoff berth a little bit more Sunday after holding off the [more…]

Day wins BMW, becomes world number one

Day wins BMW, becomes world number one

Published 21/09/2015

LAKE FOREST, Illinois Jason Day claimed his fourth victory in six starts and surged to the world number one ranking after going wire-to-wire to win [more…]