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World stocks reach new peak as Fed-focused week begins

World stocks reach new peak as Fed-focused week begins

Published 18/09/2017

World stocks hit another record high on Monday and the dollar reached an eight-week peak against the yen on expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will unveil plans this week to trim its bloated balance sheet. [more…]

Mercedes must not drop the ball now, warns Wolff

Mercedes must not drop the ball now, warns Wolff

Published 18/09/2017

Mercedes will see Ferrari's Singapore self-destruction as a warning, even as they revel in Lewis Hamilton's sudden 28-point lead, that anything can happen in Formula One and nothing can be taken for granted. [more…]

Golf: Leishman fends off Rose challenge to win BMW Championship

Golf: Leishman fends off Rose challenge to win BMW Championship

Published 18/09/2017

Two weeks after a late meltdown, Marc Leishman avoided a repeat performance as he staved off a challenge from Justin Rose to win the BMW Championship by five strokes outside Chicago on Sunday. [more…]

Red Bull roll back the years with Singapore form

Red Bull roll back the years with Singapore form

Published 17/09/2017

Red Bull rekindled memories of their pomp at the Singapore Grand Prix, but team driver Daniel Ricciardo doesn't expect a three-way tussle at the top in Formula One just yet. [more…]

`Three Billboards Outside Ebbing` wins at Toronto film festival

`Three Billboards Outside Ebbing` wins at Toronto film festival

Published 17/09/2017

Director Martin McDonagh's comic drama, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," won the award for audience favorite at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, giving the film a boost ahead of the upcoming awards season. [more…]

Cassini spacecraft ends 13-year odyssey with fiery plunge into Saturn

Cassini spacecraft ends 13-year odyssey with fiery plunge into Saturn

Published 15/09/2017

The U.S. space agency NASA received a final signal from its Cassini spacecraft on Friday as it ended a groundbreaking, 13-year Saturn mission with a meteor-like plunge into the ringed planet's atmosphere. [more…]

Liquid cats, crocodile bets and didgeridoos win Ig Nobel science prizes

Liquid cats, crocodile bets and didgeridoos win Ig Nobel science prizes

Published 15/09/2017

Scientists taking on the deep questions of whether cats are liquid or solid, how holding a crocodile influences gambling and whether playing the didgeridoo can help cure snoring were honored Thursday at the Ig Nobel Prize spoof awards. [more…]

Juncker: grab Brexit chance to forge a tighter EU

Juncker: grab Brexit chance to forge a tighter EU

Published 13/09/2017

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker urged European Union governments on Wednesday to use economic recovery and Brexit as springboards toward a closer union, built on an expanded euro zone and a pivotal role in world trade. [more…]

Dollar up on weaker Irma as shares climb towards highs

Dollar up on weaker Irma as shares climb towards highs

Published 11/09/2017

The dollar rose on Monday and world shares climbed back towards record highs, on relief that North Korea did not conduct a further missile test at the weekend when it celebrated its founding anniversary. [more…]

ExxonMobil slashes LNG price to India in bad omen for producers

ExxonMobil slashes LNG price to India in bad omen for producers

Published 11/09/2017

India has won a price cut on a 20-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) deal with global giant ExxonMobil Corp (XOM.N) in a rare contract renegotiation, a bad sign for producers in a heavily oversupplied global market. [more…]