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China anxiety hits stocks, oil still shaky

China anxiety hits stocks, oil still shaky

Published 09/03/2016

TOKYO/SINGAPORE Sharp losses in Chinese stocks pulled Asian equities further away from two-month highs on Wednesday as weak trade figures from the world's second-biggest economy [more…]

Now you’re talking: human-like robot may one day care for dementia patients

Now you’re talking: human-like robot may one day care for dementia patients

Published 07/03/2016

SINGAPORE With her brown hair, soft skin and expressive face, Nadine is a new brand of human-like robot that could one day, scientists hope, be [more…]

Stocks soft on Fed angst, G20 fails to help

Published 29/02/2016

TOKYO Asian stocks retreated on Monday after a weekend meeting of G20 policymakers ended with no new coordinated action to spur global growth and as [more…]

Grand bargain to rescue global economy seen unlikely at G20 meet

Published 24/02/2016

SHANGHAI Investors hoping for a grand plan from the world's top financial officials to stabilize shaky markets are set for disappointment, insiders say, when finance [more…]

Asian shares, oil retreat as Saudi plays down output cuts

Published 24/02/2016

TOKYO/SINGAPORE Asian shares fell on Wednesday as oil prices skidded after Saudi Arabia effectively ruled out production cuts by major producers anytime soon, sending investors [more…]

Asia stocks edge up after Japan policy boost- debt shines

Asia stocks edge up after Japan policy boost- debt shines

Published 01/02/2016

HONG KONG Asian stocks started a new month on a cautious note on Monday, with the Bank of Japan's surprise policy easing sparking some buying [more…]

Korean Song beats idol Spieth to Singapore title

Korean Song beats idol Spieth to Singapore title

Published 01/02/2016

SINGAPORE South Korean Song Young-han held his nerve to edge his role model, world number one Jordan Spieth, by a shot to win the Singapore [more…]

Global stocks, dollar struggle ahead of Fed as oil falters

Published 27/01/2016

LONDON European stocks succumbed to another slide in oil prices on Wednesday as markets waited cautiously to see what the Federal Reserve's reaction will be [more…]

Prudential capital ratio beats forecasts, appoints new UK head

Published 19/01/2016

LONDON British insurer Prudential Plc (PRU.L) posted a slightly above-forecast capital ratio under new European rules and appointed a UK head as it attempts to [more…]

Asia gains as China shares surge on stimulus hopes

Published 19/01/2016

TOKYO Asian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday as Shanghai stocks surged after data pointing to slower Chinese economic growth fanned stimulus hopes.

Spreadbetters expected [more…]