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Asian shares buoyed by strong U.S. job data, China worry caps gains

Asian shares buoyed by strong U.S. job data, China worry caps gains

Published 09/12/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged up on Monday, catching some of Wall Street’s momentum after surprisingly strong U.S. jobs data, although regional gains were [more…]

Decorated with butterflies, infant-sized coffins sent to measles-ravaged Samoa

Decorated with butterflies, infant-sized coffins sent to measles-ravaged Samoa

Published 09/12/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Volunteers in the New Zealand city of Rotorua are preparing two dozen white-lined coffins to be transported to Samoa at the end [more…]

Golf: Confident Oosthuizen puts on his game face for Presidents Cup

Golf: Confident Oosthuizen puts on his game face for Presidents Cup

Published 09/12/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Louis Oosthuizen said his late charge at the Australian Open has given him a big boost of confidence heading into this week’s [more…]

UBS Asset Management bullish on emerging market equities, debt

UBS Asset Management bullish on emerging market equities, debt

Published 02/12/2019

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States’ economic outperformance will wane, the dollar will probably weaken and growth next year can be expected from emerging markets, [more…]

Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50

Samoa in Christmas lockdown as measles deaths top 50

Published 02/12/2019

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The small Pacific island nation of Samoa has closed schools and is restricting travel ahead of the Christmas holiday season as the [more…]

Team by team analysis of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Team by team analysis of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Published 01/12/2019

(Reuters) - Team by team analysis of Sunday’s season-ending Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix (listed in championship order): - MERCEDES (Lewis Hamilton 1, Valtteri [more…]

Motor racing: Hulkenberg bows out with fans voting him ‘Driver of the Day’

Motor racing: Hulkenberg bows out with fans voting him ‘Driver of the Day’

Published 01/12/2019

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Formula One fans gave Nico Hulkenberg a ‘Driver of the Day’ send-off on Sunday as the Renault driver bowed out with [more…]

Samoa measles cases, deaths more than double over past week

Samoa measles cases, deaths more than double over past week

Published 01/12/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The number of suspected cases of measles on the Pacific island of Samoa has more than doubled over the past week to [more…]

Australia probes ‘deeply disturbing’ allegations of Chinese political interference

Australia probes ‘deeply disturbing’ allegations of Chinese political interference

Published 25/11/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia’s domestic spy agency is investigating whether China tried to install an agent in federal parliament in what Prime Minister Scott Morrison [more…]

Taiwan ruling party says China ‘enemy of democracy’ after meddling allegations

Taiwan ruling party says China ‘enemy of democracy’ after meddling allegations

Published 25/11/2019

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s ruling party denounced China as an “enemy of democracy” on Monday following fresh claims of Chinese interference in [more…]