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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…]

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…]

Hong Kong leader can`t rule out barring even former governor Patten as China flexes muscles

Hong Kong leader can`t rule out barring even former governor Patten as China flexes muscles

Published 13/10/2017

Hong Kong's leader denied on Friday that China had taken over immigration controls in the city after a British activist was refused entry, but she couldn't rule out barring even the last colonial governor and frequent China critic, Chris Patten. [more…]

Taiwan president pledges to defend freedoms despite China pressure

Taiwan president pledges to defend freedoms despite China pressure

Published 10/10/2017

President Tsai Ing-wen vowed on Tuesday to defend Taiwan's freedom and democracy amid growing pressure from giant neighbor China, using a National Day speech to warn that the self-ruled island would not bow to pressure. [more…]

Emerging market tech stock boom gives fund managers a headache

Emerging market tech stock boom gives fund managers a headache

Published 10/10/2017

The boom in emerging market technology stocks is becoming a problem for fund managers of all stripes. [more…]

China shares hit 21-month high- Turkish lira takes a dive

China shares hit 21-month high- Turkish lira takes a dive

Published 09/10/2017

Chinese shares climbed on Monday after a week-long break as a disappointing survey on the country's service sector did little to dent optimism on global growth, while political uncertainty caused turbulence for the Turkish and British currencies. [more…]

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

Published 09/10/2017

The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday with 42 solar cars crossing Australia's tropical north to its southern shores, a grueling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. [more…]

Asia up on economic optimism before U.S. jobs report, dollar buoyant

Asia up on economic optimism before U.S. jobs report, dollar buoyant

Published 06/10/2017

Asian stocks rose on Friday and the dollar hit a seven-week peak, riding on economic optimism ahead of a U.S. job report later in the day. [more…]

Lessor BOC Aviation looks for new homes for 13 aircraft after Monarch collapse

Lessor BOC Aviation looks for new homes for 13 aircraft after Monarch collapse

Published 03/10/2017

Asia's second-biggest aircraft lessor, BOC Aviation Ltd (2588.HK), said on Tuesday it was working to find new homes for 13 Boeing Co (BA.N) 737 MAX 8 aircraft it had planned to lease to collapsed British carrier Monarch Airlines. [more…]