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Two killed in clashes at Palestinian camp in Lebanon

Published 25/08/2015

BEIRUT Two people were killed in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon in renewed overnight clashes between the mainstream Palestinian faction Fatah and hardline Islamists, [more…]

Global stocks, dollar rebound but China smashed again

Published 25/08/2015

LONDON Volatile global markets got some respite from the latest blood-letting on Tuesday as bargain hunters nudged up Asian and European stocks, though China, at [more…]

Turkey’s HDP opposition ready to be in cabinet, but sees struggle

Published 25/08/2015

ANKARA The leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish HDP opposition said on Tuesday his party was ready to take part in an interim power-sharing government but that [more…]

China says will crack down on underground banks, stem capital flight

Published 25/08/2015

BEIJING China said it would launch a three-month crackdown on underground banking to curb money-laundering and illegal funds transfers as unstable markets stoke fears of [more…]

Oil recovers slightly but holds near six-year lows on China worries

Published 25/08/2015

SINGAPORE Crude oil markets recovered slightly on Tuesday after a 6 percent drop in the prior session, although prices held near 6-1/2-year lows as continued [more…]

Syngenta seen opening up after source says Monsanto boosts offer

Published 25/08/2015

ZURICH Syngenta AG, the Swiss agricultural chemicals maker, was seen opening up more than 7 percent after a source said Monsanto Co. had sweetened its [more…]

Monsanto sweetens offer for Syngenta, values firm at $47 billion

Published 25/08/2015

NEW YORK and CHICAGO U.S.-based Monsanto Co (MON.N) sweetened its offer to buy Switzerland's Syngenta AG (SYNN.VX), valuing the company at around $47 billion as [more…]

Myanmar’s military chief says armed forces will respect vote

Published 25/08/2015

NAYPYITAW Myanmar's powerful commander-in-chief has reiterated that the military will respect the outcome of the country's Nov. 8 election, seen as a crucial test of [more…]

Dollar gets respite vs yen, but China worries linger

Published 25/08/2015

SINGAPORE/TOKYO The dollar rose against the yen on Tuesday, pulling up from a slide to seven-month lows the previous day, but the outlook remained clouded [more…]

Boeing raises China 20-year aircraft demand

Published 25/08/2015

BEIJING Boeing Co (BA.N) on Tuesday raised its forecast for China's aircraft demand over the next 20 years despite a slowing economy and a tumbling [more…]