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Global stocks stay buoyant as dollar, bond yields rise

Global stocks stay buoyant as dollar, bond yields rise

Published 17/10/2017

World equity markets held close to all-time highs on Tuesday, as investors latched on to rising bets on higher borrowing costs in the U.S. and Britain. [more…]

Oil holds gains as Iraq, U.S.-Iran tension raises risks

Oil holds gains as Iraq, U.S.-Iran tension raises risks

Published 17/10/2017

Oil prices crept higher on Tuesday, holding on to gains made as fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish forces threatened supplies from northern Iraq while political tension rose between the United States and Iran. [more…]

Midnight in Toulouse: How CSeries deal shook status quo

Midnight in Toulouse: How CSeries deal shook status quo

Published 17/10/2017

Two years ago, Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders halted negotiations to buy Canada's CSeries program at midnight after the talks with Bombardier leaked to Reuters. On Tuesday, he performed a U-turn by backing a similar deal after all - again at dead of night. [more…]

Commentators unravel `totally weird` NFL for Chinese fans

Commentators unravel `totally weird` NFL for Chinese fans

Published 17/10/2017

As the Denver Broncos prepared to battle the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football, China's top NFL announcers were going through their own pre-game rituals. [more…]

HNA Group to invest $7.6 billion in tourism, digital transformation

HNA Group to invest $7.6 billion in tourism, digital transformation

Published 17/10/2017

China's HNA Group Co Ltd [HNAIRC.UL] plans to invest 50 billion yuan ($7.6 billion) in tourism and digital transformation, a company executive said on Tuesday. [more…]

Key Republican says Trump must work with Europe on Iran

Key Republican says Trump must work with Europe on Iran

Published 16/10/2017

U.S. Senator Bob Corker, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urged President Donald Trump's administration on Monday to work closely with European allies as it develops its new Iran policy. [more…]

Battery startup taps carbon in race to replace lithium-ion cells

Battery startup taps carbon in race to replace lithium-ion cells

Published 16/10/2017

In an auto industry race to develop electric vehicle batteries that charge faster and are cheaper and safer than lithium-ion cells, startup Zap&Go will do all that with its carbon-ion alternative 'within a few years', a company executive said. [more…]

China banking regulator, Hubei chief front runners to head central bank: sources

China banking regulator, Hubei chief front runners to head central bank: sources

Published 13/10/2017

China's top banking regulator Guo Shuqing and veteran banker Jiang Chaoliang are front runners to succeed Zhou Xiaochuan, the country's longest-serving central bank head who is likely to step down next year, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. [more…]

Trump to target Iran nuclear deal, Revolutionary Guard in speech

Trump to target Iran nuclear deal, Revolutionary Guard in speech

Published 13/10/2017

President Donald Trump will outline a tougher U.S. strategy for countering Iran on Friday that will seek to strengthen the enforcement of what he considers a flawed nuclear deal and deny funding for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. [more…]