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    Oil prices, stock markets slide

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    Global equities sank deeper into the red on Friday following dour economic news from China while a slump in oil prices deepened.US investor appetite was...

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    Italy worried by Germany’s economic slowdown

    Agence France-Presse . Milan | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    Italy’s finance minister Giovanni Tria warned Thursday of the potential repercussions of the slowdown of the German economy and slammed the EU for failing to...

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    EU states wary of losing fishing rights in Brexit deal

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    Some EU member states have concerns about the draft Brexit deal, particularly about access to fishing in British waters, but there is little appetite in...

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    ECB sees ‘no reason’ for eurozone slowdown

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said Friday he saw ‘no reason’ why growth in the eurozone should wither, minimising a sharp slowdown in the...

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    May fights rebellion over Brexit deal

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    British prime minister Theresa May battled Friday to salvage a draft Brexit deal and her own political future.After a tumultuous Thursday in which ministers resigned...

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    US orders restriction on e-cigarette sales, youth use surges

    AFP | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    US regulators Thursday ordered sharp restrictions on sales of e-cigarettes, as national data showed a 78 per cent single-year surge in vaping among young people,...

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    US economy looks solid but worries lurk in the details

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    The US economy is producing solid statistics showing it remains in prime health, but a closer look at reports released Thursday revealed less rosy details.A...

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    APEC summit host urges respect for trade rules

    Agence France-Presse . Port Moresby | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    The leader of Papua New Guinea, host of this year’s APEC summit, Friday urged respect for international trade rules by ‘countries large and small’ as...

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    Australia takes India to WTO over sugar subsidies

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    Australia announced on Friday it was taking legal action against India at the WTO over sugar subsidies it said caused a ‘significant downturn’ in world...

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    China keen to invest in pharma, apparel, leather sectors

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:00am on November 17, 2018

    Chinese investors have shown their keen interest to invest in ceramics, pharmaceuticals, apparel, polyester staple fiber (PSF), leather and some other sectors in Bangladesh.They expressed...

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