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Palestinians inspect the rubble of destroyed houses in the Shejaia neighbourhood, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during an Israeli offensive, in Gaza City on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS

Twelve-hour Gaza humanitarian truce takes hold

2 hour(s) ago

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip pour into the streets to recover their dead and stock up on food supplies

Asia-Pacific

China regulator says scandal-hit food supplier forged production dates

A Burger King outlet at Park Station in Johannesburg. Picture: THE TIMES
2 hour(s) ago

The official Xinhua news agency says Shanghai Husi forged the production dates on smoked beef patties produced in May 2013 and sold them as being made in January 2014

Asia-Pacific

Human remains still at MH17 crash site, says Abbott

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Picture: REUTERS
2 hour(s) ago

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is sending troops to participate in a planned Dutch-led operation to secure the crash site

Middle East

Ban appalled by attack on UN school in Gaza Strip

A trail of blood is seen in the courtyard of a UN School in the northern Beit Hanun district of the Gaza Strip on Thursday, after it was hit by an Israeli tank shell. Picture: AFP
1 day(s) ago

Fifteen Palestinians killed after Israeli shell hits school where hundreds of civilians took refuge, bringing the death toll in Gaza to 777

World

IMF cuts outlook for global growth

International Monetary Fund MD Christine Lagarde. Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

The International Monetary Fund lowers outlook for global growth as expansions weaken from China to the US and conflicts raise risk of a surge in oil prices

Opinion

The hard question that goes to heart of a matter

Asking the right question often leads to moral clarity, even if it is not so easily answered

TACTICAL OFFENSIVE: Israeli soldiers take up positions close to the Israeli border with Gaza Strip on Tuesday. According to the Israel Defense Forces 27 Israeli soldiers have been killed and hundreds wounded since the ground invasion into Gaza. Picture: EPA/ABIR SULTAN

Airlines cancel Israel flights over Gaza rocket threat

Cancellations highlight heightened worldwide fears of a rocket hitting an airliner in the wake of last week’s downing of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777

Europe

Ukraine prime minister resigns over dissolution of majority coalition

Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Picture: AFP PHOTO
1 day(s) ago

Arseniy Yatsenyuk’s protest resignation comes as a shock and plunges the strife-torn nation into political uncertainty

Americas

IMF says US will grow fastest in a decade next year on labour recovery

Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

IMF says it is ‘optimistic’ about the outlook for the US, where the labour market is ‘steadily improving’

Asia-Pacific

Concern eases as Huatong meets bond repayment

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

China avoids second default in its onshore corporate bond market, easing concern that financial-market instability could spread as debt rises and growth slows

Europe

European development bank to suspend all new investments in Russia

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Move is likely to have a considerable effect in Russia — last year the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and Development lent Moscow €1.8bn


International companies


Opinion & Analysis

Murdoch the deal maker overshadows the innovator

Media magnate Rupert Murdoch.  Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Cable companies face new online and digital competition. This is difficult for them but good for consumers, and cannot be solved by mergers, writes John Gapper

Americas

Rise in commercial deliveries boosts Boeing’s profit by 52%

Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

The company’s ability to churn out the Dreamliner is crucial to its financial performance as it is relying on commercial aircraft to offset a weak defence business

Europe

Nokia returns to profit on restructure

Picture: REUTERS
1 day(s) ago

Nokia jumps back into profit, boosted by a restructuring after it lost its leading position in handsets and sold its phone division to Microsoft

Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Russia takes aim at McDonald’s burgers as US ties worsen

Russian consumer watchdog agency, previously accused of acting in the political interests of the Kremlin, says the US chain is guilty of sanitary violations

Europe

Kingfisher clueless on what caused trading slowdown

Picture: THINKSTOCK
1 day(s) ago

Kingfisher not sure why it suffered a sharp slowdown in trading last month, particularly in France and Poland

Europe

UK agency charges Alstom with corruption

Picture: AFP
1 day(s) ago

Alstom charged with corruption by UK prosecutors after a five-year probe

Mining

Anglo-BHP ‘talks’ may signal sell-off

Anglo American CEO Mark Cutifani. Picture: ROBERT RUSSELL
1 day(s) ago

Reports of talks about firms selling their jointly owned manganese assets in SA and Australia could herald the start of a series of asset sales by Anglo

Americas

Apple investors look forward to new gadgets later this year

Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Investors barely reacted to the third-quarter results as CEO Tim Cook assured the public of its ‘incredible pipeline’, writes Adam Satariano

Europe

Stronger pound weighs on Johnson Matthey

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Johnson Matthey posts an 11% fall in first-quarter underlying profit and expects a worse-than-expected impact from a stronger British currency

Europe

Deutsche Bank dips after US regulator faults its reports

Deutsche Bank. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 day(s) ago

Shares in Europe’s largest investment bank slumped as much as 2.8%, the biggest intraday drop since July 10

Americas

Ackman hands Icahn a Herbalife bonanza

Traders work at a post that trades Herbalife stock on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in January 2013. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Bill Ackman hands Carl Icahn a big reason to think fondly of the hedge-fund manager, a week after the two staged a public reconciliation

Mining

Zimplats praised as it shifts mining crews from danger

Impala Platinum CEO Terence Goodlace. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
2 day(s) ago

Company diverts mining crews and their equipment from a collapsed section of its Bimha mine in Zimbabwe, in a bid to keep production losses to a minimum

Asia-Pacific

Chinese aware of imbalance in their trade with Africa

WONDERS: Visitors look at  products of the  future at the South China Innovative Design Institute in Dongguan, a research and design hub in Guangdong province. Picture: ZHAN LISHENG, CHINA DAILY
2 day(s) ago

With a growth outlook of ‘only’ 7.4% predicted for this year, China is the world’s envy, writes Nicholas Kotch

Asia-Pacific

India probes kickbacks for doctors

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

India orders investigation of doctors and laboratories suspected of offering kickbacks for referring patients for medical tests

Europe

EU labours to find new sanctions for Moscow

DIVISIONS: Ukrainian parliamentary deputies tussle during a session in parliament in Kiev on Tuesday. The parliament approved a presidential decree to call up more military reserves and men under 50 to fight rebels in eastern Ukraine and defend the border against Russian concentration of troops. Picture: REUTERS/ALEX KUZMIN
3 day(s) ago

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz says that the European Commission will shortly begin work on defence sector sanctions against Russia

Europe

Putin’s push into Ukraine worsens Russia’s economic slump

SUPPORT: Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrives for a Security Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow on Tuesday. Mr Putin promised to do ‘everything possible’ to influence pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and help ensure a full probe into the Malaysia Airlines crash last week. Picture: AFP
3 day(s) ago

Russia’s market slump is exacerbating an economic slowdown, the opposite effect of the wealth generation from stock rallies that are helping underpin growth across the globe

Americas

Lockheed Martin’s aircraft division sees its stock soaring

3 day(s) ago

US government contractor tops analysts’ estimates for second-quarter profit and sales on the strength of its aircraft division

Americas

Herbalife rises as accusations fail to impress

Traders work at a post that trades Herbalife stock on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in January 2013. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Herbalife shares rebound as much as 14%, as hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman struggles to convince investors the seller of weight-loss shakes is guilty of fraud

Europe

Credit Suisse set to exit commodities

Credit Suisse Group CEO Brady Dougan. Picture: BLOOMBERG
3 day(s) ago

Credit Suisse will exit commodities trading and cut expenses at its foreign exchange and rates businesses, as a $2.6bn fine to settle a US tax investigation pushed the Swiss bank to its biggest quarterly loss since 2008

Europe

Royal Mail cuts revenue forecast

A Royal Mail postbox in Manchester, northern England. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Britain’s Royal Mail says growing competition cut its revenue expectations from parcel deliveries, leaving it reliant on tight cost control and its traditional letters business

Europe

Defying allies, France to deliver first helicopter carrier to Russia

French President Francois Hollande. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Political wrangling over the warships highlights the difficulties the European Union has had in agreeing a joint line on dealing with Russia

Middle East

Saudi Arabia to welcome foreign money to bourse

3 day(s) ago

Saudi Arabia plans to open its stock market, the Arab world’s biggest, to direct investment by foreign financial institutions in the first half of next year

Asia-Pacific

China’s president cements ‘financial co-operation’ with Latin America

China's President Xi Jinping waves during a visit to a housing development in Caracas on Monday. Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Chinese president meets head of Venezuela’s National Assembly and signs agreements that will tie his energy-hungry country to the oil-rich state

Europe

Britain’s fraud office launches probe into forex rigging

US dollar, euro and Swiss franc banknotes are displayed in a bank in Budapest, Hungary, in this August 8 2011 file photo.  Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

About 15 authorities around the world are investigating allegations of collusion and price manipulation in the largely unregulated foreign exchange market

Europe

Number of US shares in dark pool falls further

Picture: BLOOMBERG/CHRIS RATCLIFFE
4 day(s) ago

Barclays sees the number of US shares traded in its dark pool decline for a second week after being sued by New York for allegedly lying to customers

Middle East

Israeli, Palestinian death toll tops 500

The aunt (middle) of Palestinian boy Mohammed Ayad, who medics said was killed during heavy Israeli shelling, mourns during his funeral in Gaza City on Monday. Israeli forces killed at least 10 Palestinian militants on Monday after they crossed the border from Gaza through two tunnels, the military said, as the death toll from the two-week conflict passed 500. Picture: REUTERS/MOHAMMED SALEM
5 day(s) ago

As UN calls for a ceasefire, latest raids lift the Palestinian death toll to 484, mostly civilians, and Israel says 18 of its soldiers died along with two civilians

Europe

NEWS ANALYSIS: Netherlands key to EU increasing sanctions over airliner

A pair of clogs with a message for Dutch citizens killed on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 is seen in front of the Netherlands Embassy on July 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. The Dutch public prosecutor's office said Monday it had opened a preliminary criminal probe into the downing of flight MH17 over rebel-held Ukraine, which left 298 people dead, most of them Dutch. Picture: AFP
4 day(s) ago

For all the tough talk, Europe is unlikely to punish Russia over last week’s downing of an airliner over Ukraine, writes Barbara Lewis

Opinion

The world is at war, only with rules as the weapons

It has become a war zone out there as governments seek to create and defend advantage of their citizens

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Picture: REUTERS

EDITORIAL: Let Russia do the right thing

Vladimir Putin must be given the space to do the right thing in terms of international law, which he has indicated he will do

Europe

Rebels down two more aircraft, says Ukraine

A local resident walks past debris at the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, near Petropavlivka village in the Donetsk region on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Aircraft hit by missiles fired by rebels close to the village of Dmytrivka, about 45km southeast of the MH17 crash site towards the Russian border

Middle East

US lifts ban on flights to Israel as death toll tops 700

WAR-TORN: Smoke rises after Israeli tanks shelled the Shejaiya neighbourhood during a military operation in the eastern part of Gaza City on Monday. The Palestinian death toll has grown to 548 while 13 Israeli soldiers were killed inside Gaza on Sunday. UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrived in Cairo for top-level talks on Monday, which US Secretary of State John Kerry was expected to attend. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, says there is ‘a strong possibility’ Israel is committing war crimes in Gaza

Opinion

Long-haul still a mountain to climb for ever-improving no-frills airlines

There is no longer much difference between a budget carrier’s service and an old-style airline’s

Opinion

Why global executives give SA a miss

Picture: THINKSTOCK

No potential CEO wants to deal with the considerable challenges of the SA environment and take an effective pay cut when other emerging markets offer more stability in faster-growth environments

Asia-Pacific

Japanese banker seeks to rebuild trust in Bitcoin

Picture: BLOOMBERG/YURIKO NAKAO
2 day(s) ago

Yuzo Kano quit Goldman Sachs Group twice: once for a rival bank and the second time to open Japan’s first bitcoin exchange since the collapse of MtGox

Americas

Questions raised about US death penalty after yet another botched execution

Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 day(s) ago

Arizona inmate takes almost two hours to die by lethal injection, lawyers say procedure violated his right to be executed without suffering cruel, unusual punishment

Europe

UK rate hikes to be ‘limited and gradual’

Bank of England governor Mark Carney. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

Interest-rate increases will be more restrained as Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns that ‘extraordinary forces’ are still confronting the British economy

Europe

Stand-up traders fined for bending LME rules

stock data business XXX   Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

London Metal Exchange fines almost all dealers buying and selling copper on its open-outcry floor and suspends one for standing up during a session

Americas

US orders Argentine mediation

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.    Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

US judge overseeing Argentina’s debt restructuring case orders negotiators for the country and holdout investors to meet immediately with court-appointed mediator until settlement is reached

Americas

DuPont forecasts rise in profit

3 day(s) ago

US chemicals producer forecasts higher third-quarter profit across most of its business units

Asia-Pacific

China’s Xiaomi plans to challenge Samsung and Apple

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

In just four years, Xiaomi Corporation has evolved from startup to outselling Apple in China by offering inexpensive devices packed with high-end features

Markets

Investors seek metals on gains in demand

Picture: THINKSTOCK
3 day(s) ago

But analysts predict 2014’s rallies will end, write Agnieszka Troszkiewicz and Luzi Ann Javier

Asia-Pacific

AIDS event attacks homophobia

President of the IAS, Francoise Barre-Sinoussi from France speaks alongside UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe from Mali at a press conference during the 20th International AIDS Conference at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne on Sunday. Picture: AFP
4 day(s) ago

Campaigners at world AIDS conference take aim at countries with anti-gay laws, accusing them of creating conditions that let HIV spread like poison

Asia-Pacific

Body of fugitive ferry owner identified

South Korean school girl Cho A-reum, far right, whose brother is one of the missing passengers onboard the ferry, looks at the sea as a Buddhist monk prays for missing passengers in Jindo on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Tycoon identified as owner of the South Korean ferry that sank in April found dead

Asia-Pacific

Jokowi aims to get Indonesia economy growing faster

WINNER FOR NOW: Indonesian presidential candidate Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, centre, and his running mate Jusuf Kalla, left, celebrate with their party chairwoman Megawati Sukarnoputri , right, in south Jakarta on Tuesday. While the electoral commission has declared him the winner, a legal challenge to the election result is possible. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

President-elect promises a reformist, technocratic cabinet that may include some current ministers, writes Berni Moestafa

Europe

Defying allies, France to deliver first helicopter carrier to Russia

French President Francois Hollande. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Political wrangling over the warships highlights the difficulties the European Union has had in agreeing a joint line on dealing with Russia

Americas

Setback for Obama healthcare overhaul

BOTTOM LINE: US President Barack Obama says he will support legislation to take the federal minimum wage level to $10.10 an hour. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

US appeals court throws out federal regulation that implements key subsidies vital to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul

Europe

Train carrying bodies from MH17 reaches government-held city

A guard stands on a train carrying the remains of victims of Malaysia Airlines MH17 downed over rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine after it arrived in the city of Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Remains of many of 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight arrive in Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, first leg of final journey home to be reclaimed by their families

Middle East

Push for ceasefire in Middle East gains momentum

TACTICAL OFFENSIVE: Israeli soldiers take up positions close to the Israeli border with Gaza Strip on Tuesday. According to the Israel Defense Forces 27 Israeli soldiers have been killed and hundreds wounded since the ground invasion into Gaza. Picture: EPA/ABIR SULTAN
3 day(s) ago

Neither side has shown signs of willingness to pull back, with Israel pursuing a relentless campaign of shelling and air strikes, and militants hitting back with rocket fire and fierce attacks on troops operating on the ground

Asia-Pacific

China’s brokerages eye IPOs to fund expansion

Picture: REUTERS
4 day(s) ago

Six Chinese securities companies are awaiting approval to sell shares for the first time, writes Aipeng Soo

 
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