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Asian stocks climb after wild swings on US-China trade mix-up

MSCI's broadest index of Asia Pacific shares outside of Japan rose 0.6 per cent to 516.6 points after earlier going as low as 509.9. Chinese shares regained lost ground too, with the blue-chip index ...

Asian stocks climb after wild swings on US-China trade mix-up

Trump's wider visa ban to hit tech industry

US president Donald Trump will prolong a ban on US employment permits to year-end and broaden it to include H-1B visas used widely in the tech industry, the White House said Monday

US president Trump hosts coronavirus response event with restaurant executives and industry leaders at the White House in Washington.

Europe not to back unilateral US sanctions on Iran

Britain, France and Germany said on Friday they would not back US efforts to unilaterally trigger the re-imposition of United Nations sanctions on Iran, but said they wanted talks with Tehran over ...

An Iranian locally made cruise missile is fired during war games in the northern Indian Ocean and near the entrance to the Gulf, Iran on 17 June 2020

India rice prices hit over 2-month low

Indian export rice prices fell to their lowest in more than two months this week due to a weaker rupee and muted demand, while mounting supplies from an ongoing harvest weighed on Vietnamese rates

A man walks in a filed covered with rice saplings at Kullan village in Kashmir's Ganderbal district, India on 18 June 2020

Workers' rights seen crumbling as virus threatens further setbacks

Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt and Honduras were rated as the worst countries, according to the annual index, which ranked 144 nations on the degree of respect for workers' rights.

A worker is seen at the Rafaut factory, an equipment supplier to French defense ministry and to civilian aeronautics major primes, at Villeneuve-la-Garenne near Paris, France, 17 June 2020.

'Asian business sentiment plunges to record low on virus effect'

About 16 per cent of the 93 companies surveyed also said a deepening recession was a key risk for the next six months, with more than half expecting staffing levels and business volumes to decline.

'Asian business sentiment plunges to record low on virus effect'

Saudi govt adopts austerity measures

The twin shocks of the novel coronavirus pandemic and a plunge in oil prices have prompted the government to triple its value-added tax, suspend a monthly allowance to civil servants and slash ...

Saudi employees wear a protective maskes as they sort out boxes at the warehouse of Naqel Company Express, after the announcement of the easing of lockdown measures amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 9 June 2020

Asia stock rush pauses, bonds rally on sober Fed

Still, stock losses were modest given the scale of their recent rise. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dipped 0.3 per cent, a natural pause after 10 straight sessions of ...

Asia stock rush pauses, bonds rally on sober Fed

Honda cyber attack halts plants in India, Brazil, Turkey

Honda plants in Turkey, Brazil and India have halted operations as the Japanese carmaker battles to recover from a cyberattack that affected several factories worldwide

Honda cyber attack halts plants in India, Brazil, Turkey

'US economy entered recession in February'

The US economy ended its longest expansion in history in February and entered recession as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the private economics research group that acts as the arbiter for ...

'US economy entered recession in February'
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