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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
20 hour(s) ago

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

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
1 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

Europe

UK rate hikes to be ‘limited and gradual’

Bank of England governor Mark Carney. Picture: REUTERS
21 hour(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

Americas

Questions raised about US death penalty after yet another botched execution

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21 hour(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

Asia-Pacific

Japanese banker seeks to rebuild trust in Bitcoin

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1 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

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

Americas

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

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1 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

Americas

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

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1 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

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1 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

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1 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


Americas

Apple investors look forward to new gadgets later this year

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21 hour(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

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1 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
21 hour(s) ago

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

Impala Platinum CEO Terence Goodlace. Picture: MARTIN RHODES

Zimplats praised as it shifts mining crews from danger

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

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
1 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

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
1 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

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2 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
2 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
2 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

1 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
1 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
2 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
2 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
2 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

2 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
3 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
3 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

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3 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
3 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
3 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

Americas

Obama says Putin must use influence in Ukraine

US President Barack Obama. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

His administration is pushing European governments to expand sanctions against Russia, even at some peril to their own economies

Europe

France feels pain of Middle East tensions

Police block the entrance of a street in Sarcelles, a Paris suburb on Sunday after clashes erupted between pro-Palestinian protesters and police at the end of a demonstration against violence in the Gaza strip. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls slams ‘intolerable’ acts of anti-Semitism during riots

Asia-Pacific

Chinese food scandal spreads, drags in Starbucks, Burger King

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2 day(s) ago

Latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in US coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King and others, as well as McDonald’s products as far away as Japan

Middle East

US calls for Gaza ceasefire as death toll rises

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
3 day(s) ago

Washington and the United Nations demand ‘immediate ceasefire’ in the Palestinian enclave

Asia-Pacific

Malaysia Airlines offers refund

Malaysia Airlines planes sit on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Malaysia Airlines offers full refunds to customers who want to cancel their tickets in the wake of the MH17 disaster

Europe

Dutch investigators gain access to remains of crash victims

Members of the Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry work at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove in the Donetsk region of Ukraine on Monday.  Picture: REUTERS
3 day(s) ago

Fighting flared in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk as investigators began to inspect the bodies of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

Europe

Credit Suisse expects record high quarterly loss

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

Credit Suisse is expected to report its biggest quarterly loss since Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008 when it publishes results

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

Americas

US orders Argentine mediation

Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.    Picture: REUTERS
2 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

Europe

Stand-up traders fined for bending LME rules

stock data business XXX   Picture: THINKSTOCK
2 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

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

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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

Americas

DuPont forecasts rise in profit

1 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

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1 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

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2 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
3 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
1 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
2 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

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3 day(s) ago

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

Europe

Aldi co-founder Karl Albrecht dies at 94

ONLINE SHOPPING:  Tesco says it is building its online business to attract more big-spenders. Picture: BLOOMBERG/SIMON DAWSON
3 day(s) ago

The reclusive businessman who became one of the world’s wealthiest people after co-founding the Aldi discount supermarket chain after the Second World War has died

Middle East

US calls for Gaza ceasefire as death toll rises

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
3 day(s) ago

Washington and the United Nations demand ‘immediate ceasefire’ in the Palestinian enclave

Asia-Pacific

International Aids forum pays tribute to activists killed on flight MH17

4 day(s) ago

World forum on AIDS gets under way with tributes to six campaigners killed on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17

Europe

UK to probe alleged rigging of global currency market

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3 day(s) ago

UK prosecutors prepare to open a criminal investigation into alleged manipulation of foreign-exchange benchmarks

Americas

Allergan cuts jobs to avoid hostile takeover by Valeant pharmaceuticals

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3 day(s) ago

The maker of the Botox wrinkle remover will cut 1,500 jobs and eliminate another 250 vacant posts as it tries to fend off a hostile takeover from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International

 
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