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Kuwait emir hopes improving oil prices will not obstruct economic reforms

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 15:05
Kuwait's Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah, told parliament on Tuesday he hoped the improvement in oil prices "won't obstruct the economic reforms process".

China's Premier Li to meet heads of IMF, World Bank on Nov. 6

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 15:05
China's Premier Li Keqiang will meet the heads of IMF, World bank and World Trade Organization in Beijing as part of an annual meeting on Nov. 6, China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Indonesia deploys divers, 'pinger locators' in hunt for doomed plane's cockpit recorders

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 15:01
JAVA SEA: Indonesian divers resumed a search on Tuesday (Oct 30) for an airliner that crashed with 189 people on board, as "pinger locators" tried to zero in on its cockpit recorders and uncover why an almost-new plane went down in the sea minutes after take-off. Indonesia, one of the world's ...

Ocado and Kroger agree terms to May deal

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 14:55
British online grocer Ocado said on Tuesday it has agreed service and operational terms in relation to the major deal it struck with U.S. supermarket chain Kroger Co in May.

Nintendo second-quarter profit hits eight-year high, powered by Switch sales

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 14:50
OSAKA: Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd on Tuesday said sales of Switch consoles and games pushed operating profit up 30 percent in the July-September period to reach its highest quarterly result in eight years. Second-quarter profit hit 30.9 billion yen (US$274.11 million), the Kyoto-based gaming company ...

Nintendo second-quarter profit rises 30 percent, misses estimates

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 14:30
Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd reported a 30 percent rise in second-quarter operating profit on Tuesday, albeit missing analyst estimates, as sales of Switch hardware and games drive its earnings recovery.

Mongolia scares schools off Halloween

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 14:30
ULAANBAATAR: Mongolia has banned the celebration of Halloween in schools this year, reflecting growing fears that the landlocked country's rapid economic transformation is eroding its native Buddhist traditions. In a directive sent to all schools last week, the education ministry said parents had ...

China steps up VPN blocks ahead of major trade, internet shows

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 14:30
Chinese authorities have stepped up efforts to block virtual private networks (VPN), service providers said on Tuesday in describing a "cat and mouse" game with censors ahead of a major trade expo and internet conference.

Volkswagen third-quarter adjusted operating profit drops 18.6 percent as anti-pollution rules bite

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 14:25
Volkswagen reported an 18.6 percent drop in third-quarter adjusted operating profit to 3.51 billion euros (US$3.99 billion), weighed down by weaker vehicle sales and headwinds tied to the introduction of more stringent anti-pollution rules.

Australia spy chief says 5G risks high, in nod to China firms' exclusion

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 14:25
Australia must restrict some firms from providing equipment for its 5G mobile communications network because it is such critical infrastructure, the head of the domestic intelligence agency said, helping to explain why China's Huawei was banned.

Trump says he expects 'great deal' with China, but more tariffs if not

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 14:00
U.S. President Donald Trump said he thinks there will be "a great deal" with China on trade, but warned that he has billions of dollars worth of new tariffs ready to go if a deal isn't possible.

Sony hikes annual profit outlook to record after robust second-quarter profits

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 13:55
Sony Corp on Tuesday reported a 17 percent increase in second-quarter operating profit thanks to a strong performance from its gaming business and lifted its full-year earnings outlook to a record level.

Sony hikes annual profit outlook to record after robust Q2 profits

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 13:49
Sony Corp on Tuesday reported a 17 percent increase in second-quarter operating profit thanks to a strong performance from its gaming business and lifted its full-year earnings outlook to a record level.

Booking Holdings becomes latest investor in Southeast Asia's Grab

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 13:40
SINGAPORE: US travel firm Booking Holdings Inc has invested US$200 million (S$277 million) in Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab as part of a strategic partnership between the two companies. The deal will enable users to book travel-related services through Grab's app and pay via the GrabPay ...

Intelligent' Rayudu promises to end India's No. 4 woes

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 13:35
Rohit Sharma struck yet another 'daddy hundred' but it was probably Ambati Rayudu's relatively modest century on Monday which pleased India captain Virat Kohli more as he seeks an end to a pesky problem seven months before next year's World Cup.

Crouching tigers, hidden cameras: Nepal counts its big cats

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 13:21
BARDIA NATIONAL PARK: Chayan Kumar Chaudhary flicked through photographs captured on a hidden camera in the jungle, hoping his favourite big cat - dubbed "selfie tiger" for its love of the limelight - had made another appearance. Thousands of camera traps have helped conservationists track Nepal's ...

Bangladesh court doubles jail term for ex-PM Khaleda Zia

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 13:20
A Bangladesh court on Tuesday doubled a jail term to 10 years for former prime minister Khaleda Zia for corruption, lawyers said.

Friction likely as Korean court orders Nippon Steel to compensate WWII workers

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 13:15
SEOUL: South Korea's top court ruled on Tuesday Japan's Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. should compensate four South Koreans for their forced labour during World War Two, a decision that could freeze ties between the uneasy neighbours. Nippon Steel said the verdict was "deeply regrettable" and ...

Cricket Australia chairman David Peever urged to quit after ball-tampering review

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:39
Melbourne: Cricket Australia chairman David Peever faced growing calls to quit on Tuesday (Oct 30) after a damning review slammed the body's conduct leading up to a major ball-tampering scandal. The independent review released on Monday found that an "arrogant" and "controlling" culture within ...

South Korea court orders Japan firm to compensate wartime forced labourers

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:36
SEOUL: South Korea's top court ruled on Tuesday that Japan's Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. should compensate four South Koreans for their forced labour during World War Two when Japan occupied Korea, Yonhap reported. The Supreme Court ordered the company to pay 100 million won (US$87,700) to ...

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