Tue, 29 Sep 2020

Criticism mounts in China over 'bullying' of social media platform

The logo of TikTok is seen on a smartphone screen in Arlington, Virginia, the United States, Aug. 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu ...

U.S. stocks make solid gains following similar rallies abroad

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks rallied on Monday in line with global share markets. "Today's market is being ...

Fifth most visited city in world prepares for long Winter

SINGAPORE - These days, the desolate streets and shuttered businesses in popular tourist areas in Singapore like Little India and ...

Asian stocks mixed Monday, British pound edges up

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Japan and Hong Kong rose strongly on Monday, while in China and Australia stock ...

Investors in BMW corporate bonds misled by company, says SEC

WASHINGTON, DC - German automaker BMW has agreed to pay $18 million to settle claims it misled and deceived investors ...

EU greenhouse gas ambitions realistic and achievable

BRUSSELS, Belgium - Last week, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen made an ambitious proposal. By ...

China's domestic and international air cargo transport sectors recover

BEIJING, China, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- China's air cargo transport has maintained gradual recovery momentum with cargo volume in August ...

Going cashless isn't straightforward. Ask Sweden, or Zimbabwe

"No Cash Accepted" signs are increasingly common in Australian shops, thanks to COVID-19. Even before the the pandemic struck, though, ...

Trump, Biden set to square off in first Presidential debate

Washington [US], September 29 (ANI/Sputnik): US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden will come face to face ...

Anger as Xi Jinping Doubles Down on Repressive Xinjiang Policies

President Xi Jinping has vowed to carry on what he called China's "totally correct" strategy in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous ...

JK ERA inspects oxygen-filling installations in Jammu

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] September 29 (ANI): In order to prevent any disruption to oxygen supply to hospitals in ...

Asian markets mostly up as Biden-Trump debate moves into focus

Asian markets mostly rose Tuesday but investors struggled to extend a global rally as they weighed a fresh US stimulus ...

Police departments across US report 911 outage, some restored

Washington [US], September 29 (ANI): A number of US police departments around the United States on Monday (local time) reported ...

Pelosi Says Democrats Unveil New COVID-19 Aid Bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Monday that Democratic lawmakers unveiled a new, $2.2 trillion ...

New drainage system being bulit with WB funding in Srinagar

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], September 28 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir government has started work on a new drainage ...

Mzansi Super League postponed due to Covid-19

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday announced the postponement of this year's Mzansi Super League (MSL) due to the coronavirus ...

CSA announces postponement of Mzansi Super League

Johannesburg [South Africa], September 28 (ANI): Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday announced that the Mzansi Super League (MSL) has ...

Microsoft study finds 4 in 10 consumers in India involved in bullying

New Delhi [India], Sep 28 (ANI): Nearly 38 per cent of consumers across India comprising 34 per cent of adults ...

Save smartly with the Bajaj Finance Systematic Deposit Plan

Pune (Maharashtra) [India], September 28 (ANI/NewsVoir): Funding long-term goals requires smart investments. However, most investments warrant a lump sum amount ...

RBI postpones MPC meet on key interest rates

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 28 (ANI): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has rescheduled the meeting of its Monetary Policy ...

IPGA welcomes the amendment to the Essential Commodity Act

The apex traders body applauds government's efforts to open up the farm sectorNew Delhi [India], September 28 (ANI/Hunk Golden and ...

The reality of recovery for SA's devastated hospitality industry

Before the pandemic, the hospitality industry in South Africa was secure. A recent survey of 7,000 guesthouses, B&Bs, hotels, and ...

US judge halts Trump's ban on TikTok downloads

Washington [US], September 28 (ANI): US federal judge on Sunday (local time) suspended President Donald Trump's ban on TikTok downloads. ...

'Disorder, debacle, rebellion': backers turn on Britain's PM

Described as dejected and dogmatic even by his partisans, Boris Johnson is enduring a torrid time in his tumultuous premiership, ...

Bangladesh urges greater international action on Rohingya status

Bangladesh is hosting more than one million Rohingya, a mainly Muslim minority community who are stateless, most of whom fled ...

World Bank lowers Malaysia's growth forecast this year

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- The World Bank on Tuesday revised down Malaysia's growth projection in 2020 to a ...

Xinhua world economic news summary at 0900 GMT, Sept. 29

WASHINGTON -- China's economy is expected to grow by 2.0 percent in 2020, up from the 1-percent growth projection released ...

Myanmar surpasses rice export target in FY 2019-2020

YANGON, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar has managed to achieve its rice export target of 2.5 million tons in over ...

Baidyanath Group picks up 1.74 per cent stake in VML

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] September 29 (ANI/NewsVoir): Baidyanath family picks-up a 1.74 per cent stake in Vikas Multicorp Ltd. According to ...

Disney's next D23 Expo postponed to 2022

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- The next D23 Expo, Disney's ultimate fan event, will be postponed by one year ...

Vietnam's 9-month economic growth lowest in 10 years

HANOI, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 2.12 percent in the first nine months of this ...

World Bank sees Philippine economy to contract by 6.9 pct in 2020

MANILA, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Philippine economy is forecast to contract by 6.9 percent in 2020 amid the COVID-19 ...

Market exchange rates in China -- Sept. 29

BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, ...

Brazil's financial market forecasts 5.04 pct drop in GDP in 2020

BRASILIA, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Brazil's financial analysts adjusted their economic growth forecast for 2020 from a 5.05 percent contraction ...

U.S. dollar dips as stocks rally

NEW YORK, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. dollar weakened in late trading on Monday as risk appetite returned to ...

iPhone users will be able to stream, play Xbox games soon

Washington [US], September 28 (ANI): Microsoft is about to release a new update to the Xbox App on iOS which ...

China refutes U.S. accusations over environmental protection

BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Monday refuted environmental accusations by the U.S. Department of ...

Lithuania's GDP to contract by 2 pct this year: central bank

VILNIUS, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Lithuania's economy is projected to contract by 2 percent in 2020 and recover by 3.1 ...

ADB approves 200 mln USD to improve power sector in Uzbekistan

MANILA, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Monday approved a policy-based loan worth 200 million U.S. ...

Maldives' economy to recover by 2022: finance minister

MALE, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Maldives' minister of finance has said that the country's economy will only be able to ...

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BAGHDAD, Iraq - The United States is threatening to close its embassy in Baghdad amid frustrations over attacks by Shi'ite ...

Trump wants Biden to be tested for drugs prior to debate

WASHINGTON, DC, September 28 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump has once again suggested that he and Democratic presidential nominee Joe ...

Indian prime minister laments India's role at United Nation

New York/New Delhi [US/India], September 26 (ANI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for the reforms "in the responses, ...

Saturday is International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

NEW YORK, New York - On the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons marked on Saturday, the ...

Twenty young air forces cadets on board doomed Ukraine plane

KIEV, Ukraine - Twenty-six people, mostly air force cadets have been killed in a military transport plane crash in northeastern ...

Shocking list of crimes related to recent protests revealed

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