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Trump vows to ‘hit Clinton harder’ in next presidential debate

Donald Trump.  Picture: REUTERS

In signs that investors awarded the debate to Clinton, Asian shares recover after an early bout of nerves while the Mexican peso jumps


How Clinton made a chump of the spluttering Trump

Donald Trump, 2016 Republican presidential nominee, left, shakes hands with Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, after the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on Monday. Picture: ANDREW HARRER/BLOOMBERG

Hillary Clinton won hands down in her TV debate with Donald Trump. He could have performed better ... by talking less

Gadgets & Gear

Innovations must benefit and not harm humanity, says Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking. Picture: AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS

Scientist and author Stephen Hawking warns against a "two-speed world" in which some people feel left behind by innovation


Stark differences highlighted in first Clinton—Trump debate

Donald Trump, 2016 Republican presidential nominee, left, shakes hands with Hillary Clinton, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, after the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on Monday. Picture: ANDREW HARRER/BLOOMBERG

Debate devolved into exchange of accusations and blame, neither offered fresh proposals

Middle East

ICC to rule on damage of Timbuktu shrines by Islamist rebel

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi. Picture: AFP

It is the first case at the International Criminal Court focusing on cultural destruction as a war crime which carries a sentence of up to 30 years


Over 90% of world breathing bad air, WHO says

A cyclist wears a mask as he cycles near Buckingham Palace in London. Air pollution will continue to rise, the International Energy Agency warns in a new report. Picture: REUTERS/LUKE MACGREGOR

The UN’s global health body has estimated that more than six-million deaths per year are linked to exposure to both outdoor and indoor air pollution

Middle East

Jordan government faces protests over killing

Relatives and activists protest at the death of Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar outside the prime minister's office in Amman, Jordan, on Monday. Picture: REUTERS/MUHAMMAD HAMED

The murder of a cartoonist facing charges over his anti-Islamist cartoon and a social media blackout angers Jordanians

Jamestown, St Helena.   Picture: ISTOCK

What will the UK do with its £286m jumbo white elephant on St Helena?

The only way planes will be able to land safely is if engineers figure out how to blast the top off the mountain that stands in the way


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Malta has a modern, vibrant and thriving economy, ideal for companies looking to expand in the financial services or related industries

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Investors flee Turkish assets after Moody’s downgrade to junk

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Assets plummeted the most since July’s attempted coup, with the currency headed for an eight-week low and the bourse posting the steepest fall out of about 90 indices


Former minister held in Brazil graft probe, say prosecutors

People react after Brazil's Senate removes President Dilma Rousseff, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Wednesday. Picture: REUTERS/PAULO WHITAKER

Police arrest the second former finance minister within days as part of the Petrobras corruption probe that has netted popular erstwhile leader Lula da Silva


Clinton frontrunner of structural reforms

If Hillary Clinton were to pursue structural reforms she would propel an economic policy theme that has struggled to gain traction

International companies


Audi’s technical head flies after media fingers him in ‘dieselgate’ scandal

An Audi logo is seen on a car displayed on media day at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile.  Picture: REUTERS

Audi technical development head Stefan Knirsch has quit after a media accusation that he was involved in the "dieselgate" scandal at parent group Volkswagen


NEWS ANALYSIS: The different directions a new owner could take Twitter


The social networking platform’s struggle to forge a strong identity could end if talk of a takeover proves true. Here are three possible new routes it could take


Pfizer drops split after tax change

US drug maker Pfizer has been considering splitting into two companies for more than two years


World’s biggest tequila producer files for IPO

Tequila Don Julio. Picture: BLOOMBERG

Jose Cuervo, controlled by the billionaire Beckmann family, is expected to raise about $1bn on the Mexico stock exchange


Former IMF boss Rato on trial over bankers’ luxury sprees

Rodrigo Rato. Picture: REUTERS

Rato is among 65 officials at Bankia SA and its founding savings bank Caja Madrid accused of misusing credit cards from 2003 to 2012, running up bills of over €12m


Audience record may break fall as Clinton and Trump come face to face

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Picture: REUTERS

The surprisingly tight race for the White House and the unpredictable clash in styles between polarising foes has generated wide interest in the US presidential debate


Options for US trade after Agoa

Picture: REUTERS

SA has benefited from the act, but we have to urgently decide on an investment programme for post-2025


How can an expert on black holes help in the quest to cure pancreatic cancer?

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A team of physicians and physicists is engaged in a novel effort to solve the riddle of one of medicine’s most lethal malignancies


Boris Johnson pushes for early Brexit trigger

Boris Johnson. Picture: REUTERS/PHIL NOBLE

The UK’s foreign secretary hints talks should be timed to avoid Britain still being an EU member by the next elections for the European Parliament


Talk of ‘hard Brexit’ spooks City of London bankers

Picture: ISTOCK

Financiers fear that policy is being shaped by pro-Brexit ministers, say hard talk increases uncertainty and is likely to lead to businesses triggering exit plans from the UK

China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina). Picture: REUTERS

State-owned ChemChina seeks approval from EU for $43bn takeover of Syngenta

EU regulators have opened a probe into a Dow Chemical and DuPont merger, while legislators and campaigners want Bayer’s bid for Monsanto blocked


Yahoo says at least 500-million accounts hacked in 2014

A Yahoo logo in Rolle, Switzerland. Picture:  REUTERS/DENIS BALIBOUSE

US intelligence sources blame Russian spy agencies for the 'biggest data breach' on record

Middle East

With truce in tatters, John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov discuss Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (right). Picture: REUTERS/KEVIN LAMARQUE

The two foreign ministers held a meeting after clashing at the United Nations, where Kerry demanded Russia force Syria to ground its air force


Goldman Sachs to slash Asian investment banking workforce

A Goldman Sachs sign above the New York Stock Exchange floor. Picture: REUTERS/LUCAS JACKSON

The bank plans to reduce the number of bankers working on mergers and acquisitions, and equity and debt capital markets deals in response to a slowdown in the region


Microsoft to plug Renault-Nissan cars into the cloud

Microsoft. Picture: BLOOMBERG / MIKE KANE

Microsoft will build cloud infrastructure for the carmakers that can host navigation data and allow drivers to predict fuel usage and check on their cars remotely


Singapore scion’s BandLab Technologies buys 49% of Rolling Stone


Kuok Meng Ru will head Rolling Stone International, a new subsidiary that will focus on events and merchandise


Petrobras sells unit for $5.2bn

Former Brazilian finance minister Guido Mantega (second right) arrives to police headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday. Mantega was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the corruption scheme at Brazilian state-owned energy giant Petrobras. Picture: EPA/FERNANDO BIZERRA

Brazil’s scandal-hit oil company has set a $15.1bn asset sale target for the two years to 2016

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