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Fed's Evans says have to be nervous about yield curve, but US economy solid

4 hours 36 min ago
Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans said on Monday that it is a good time for the U.S. central bank to pause and adopt a cautious stance, adding he did not expect any interest rate hikes until the second half of next year.

Mandarin Gardens en bloc bid grinds to a halt, after failing to get 80% approval from owners

4 hours 39 min ago
SINGAPORE: Mandarin Gardens has failed in its en bloc attempt, about a month after raising its asking price to a record S$2.9 billion.  The leasehold condominium managed to gather around 68 per cent of signatures as of Mar 24 when its collective sales agreement expired - about 12 per cent shy of ...

Australia appoint Cooley as Ashes bowling coach

4 hours 55 min ago
Australia have appointed Troy Cooley as bowling coach for the Ashes, turning to the man who played a key role in England's drought-breaking 2-1 win in the 2005 series.

‘Doing it for myself’: The women freezing their eggs to raise their chances of conceiving

5 hours 12 min ago
SINGAPORE: After six years of trying to get pregnant – including multiple rounds of IVF – Chloe (not her real name) was not about to concede defeat. “I’m taking a break, but I know biologically I’m still ageing,” said the 40-year-old manager in an email to Channel NewsAsia. Like many women who ...

Qatar's US$434 million desert rose museum finally blooms

5 hours 14 min ago
DOHA: Almost a decade in the making, three years late and at an estimated cost of US$434 million, Qatar's vast national museum, built in the shape of a desert rose, opens this week. A glittering ceremony, expected to include Qatar's ruler Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah ...

Public invited to share views on wage, employment issues ahead of annual salary guidelines: NWC

5 hours 21 min ago
SINGAPORE: Members of the public can share their views on wage and employment issues with the National Wages Council (NWC) until Apr 15, the tripartite body said on Monday (Mar 25), adding that it will convene in April and May to develop its annual guidelines. “In its deliberations on wage ...

Christchurch shootings: New Zealand PM orders inquiry into mosques massacre

5 hours 32 min ago
WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday (Mar 25) ordered an independent judicial inquiry into the Christchurch mosque attacks, asking whether police and intelligence services could have prevented the Mar 15 attack. Ardern said a royal commission - the most powerful judicial ...

Fed's Evans says good time to pause and be cautious

5 hours 53 min ago
Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans said on Monday that it is a good time for the U.S. central bank to pause and adopt a cautious stance, adding he did not expect any interest rate hikes until the second half of next year.

New Zealand PM Ardern says she will meet President Xi in China

6 hours 56 sec ago
WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday (Mar 25) she will travel to China at the end of the week for a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Ardern said she would travel to Beijing on Sunday. She first announced her plans to visit China last year but no final ...

Desert truffles are Libya's 'manna from heaven'

6 hours 3 min ago
AL-HAMADA AL-HAMRA, Libya: Braving the cold and hostile Libyan desert, Milad Mohammed scratches the ground to extract what he calls "manna from heaven" - white truffles coveted as a delicacy at home and abroad. The fungus known locally as "Terfas" is the only thing, besides some wild grass, that ...

No quiet rules at Indonesia's flyover library

6 hours 8 min ago
SOUTH TANGERANG, Indonesia: Singing and laughter briefly drown out the roar of cars under a Jakarta flyover, where an unlikely library for kids is thriving despite choking fumes - and opposition from menacing gangsters. There's no quiet rule at this open-air reading park wedged between two lanes ...

Boeing invites pilots, regulators to briefing as it looks to return 737 MAX to service

6 hours 8 min ago
SINGAPORE: Boeing said it invited more than 200 airline pilots, technical leaders and regulators for an information session on Wednesday as it looks to return the 737 MAX to commercial service. The meeting is a sign that Boeing's planned software patch is nearing completion, though it will still ...

YouTube denies report of plans to cancel high-end dramas, comedies

6 hours 21 min ago
YouTube has denied that it is cancelling high-end dramas and comedies on its paid service platform, refuting the claims made in a report earlier on Sunday.

Dubai government denies claims that R Kelly was scheduled to perform and meet the royal family

6 hours 21 min ago
The embattled 52-year-old singer had turned over his passport amid his sexual abuse hearing.

Tokyo's Nikkei dives more than 3% in Monday morning trade on slowdown fears

6 hours 26 min ago
TOKYO: Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei-225 index dived more than 3 per cent in morning trade on Monday (Mar 25), as fears grew over a global economic slowdown. At about 10am local time (9am Singapore time), the Nikkei was down 3.15 per cent, or 682.18 points, at 20,945.16, after it opened down more than ...

The live-action Dora The Explorer film releases its first trailer

6 hours 41 min ago
Tomb Raider-lite? High-budget Milo commercial?

Montserrat miss out on first Gold Cup qualification

6 hours 49 min ago
REUTERS: The tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat saw their hopes of a first CONCACAF Gold Cup qualification dashed on Sunday when Nicaragua beat Barbados 1-0 away from home to pip them to the last spot at the finals. The British Overseas Territory, with a population of about 5,000, is 200th of the ...

Stocks tumble, bonds rally as US recession risk flashes 'amber'

7 hours 4 min ago
SYDNEY: Investors dumped shares on Monday (Mar 25) and fled to the safety of bonds while the Japanese yen hovered near a six-week high as risk assets fell out of favour on growing worries about an impending US recession, sending global yields plunging. US stocks futures turned negative in early ...

Britain's May to meet ministers amid reported moves to oust her

7 hours 5 min ago
LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday (Mar 25) chair a potentially volatile meeting of her cabinet amid reports of an attempted coup by colleagues over her handling of Brexit. May will meet the very ministers said to be plotting to oust her at the start of another crucial week ...

Tokyo's Nikkei dives more than 3% on slowdown fears

7 hours 11 min ago
TOKYO: Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei-225 index dived more than 3 per cent in morning trade on Monday (Mar 25), as fears grew over a global economic slowdown. At about 10am local time (9am Singapore time), the Nikkei was down 3.15 per cent, or 682.18 points, at 20,945.16, after it opened down more than ...

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