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  • Australian market set to open flat AAP - 6 minutes ago

    Australian shares are set to open flat following a late surge in the last session, after President Trump withdrew his healthcare bill due to a lack of support.

  • International markets roundup AAP - 12 minutes ago

    News from the world's major stock markets

  • Le Pen plan to jettison euro spooks French business AFP - 9 hours ago
    Le Pen plan to jettison euro spooks French business

    Paris (AFP) - The euro -- and her fervent wish to withdraw from it -- is a central theme of every stump speech by French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, topping her list of 144 election pledges.

  • Hamas shuts Gaza crossing, blames Israel for assassination AFP - 9 hours ago
    Hamas shuts Gaza crossing, blames Israel for assassination

    Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Hamas shut the crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel on Sunday after blaming the Jewish state for the assassination of one of its officials in the Palestinian enclave.

  • Le Pen plan to jettison euro spooks French business AFP - 12 hours ago
    Le Pen plan to jettison euro spooks French business

    The euro -- and her fervent wish to withdraw from it -- is a central theme of every stump speech by French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, topping her list of 144 election pledges. Le Pen calls the single European currency a "a knife that you stick in a country's ribs to force it to do what its people don't want to do". The leader of the National Front (FN) blames the euro for driving up prices, hurting exports and adding to France's already colossal trade deficit.

  • Russia set to repay all Soviet Union's foreign debt AFP - 16 hours ago
    Russia set to repay all Soviet Union's foreign debt

    Moscow (AFP) - A quarter of a century after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia is finally set to pay off all the foreign debt it inherited from the vanished Communist empire.

  • SpendEdge to Host a Webinar on the Benchmarking of Integrated Facilities Management Best Practices Business Wire - 21 hours ago

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Global procurement market intelligence firm, SpendEdge (a unit of Infiniti Research) is hosting a webinar titled ‘ Benchmarking of Integrated Facilities Management Best Practices ...

  • Russia set to repay all Soviet Union's foreign debt AFP - Sun, Mar 26, 2017 4:45 AM AEDT
    Russia set to repay all Soviet Union's foreign debt

    A quarter of a century after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia is finally set to pay off all the foreign debt it inherited from the vanished Communist empire. Keen to establish a reputation of a reliable borrower -- despite Western financial sanctions over the Ukraine conflict -- Moscow announced last week it would pay off $125.2 million in Soviet-era debt to Bosnia-Herzegovina within 45 days. The payment "completes the settlement of the external public debt of the former USSR, which is a historic event," said Russia's deputy finance minister Sergei Storchak.

  • Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour AFP - Sun, Mar 26, 2017 12:40 AM AEDT
    Cities and monuments switch off for Earth Hour

    Sydney (AFP) - Sydney's Opera House and Harbour Bridge plunged into darkness Saturday to mark Earth Hour, as global landmarks began dimming their lights to draw attention to climate change.

  • Sydney no strange name to China: Keqiang AAP - Sat, Mar 25, 2017 8:19 PM AEDT

    The Emerald City's appeal to Chinese tourists was not lost on Premier Li Keqiang as he met with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian during his two-day visit.

  • GF Securities Announces its 2016 Annual Results ACN Newswire - Sat, Mar 25, 2017 12:23 PM AEDT

    Against the backdrop of decrease in the overall capacity and profitability of the securities industry, the Company consistently adhered to the basic principle of "Making Progress While Maintaining Stability" and managed to achieve good results in the market condition characterized by slower economic growth, stricter supervision and increasing competition and various major operation indicators continued to rank top in the industry, which created good returns for its shareholders. As of 31 December 2016, total assets of the GF Securities amounted to RMB 359,801 million, total revenue and other income of the Company was RMB 27,488 million, profit before income tax was RMB 10,705 million, net profit attributable to owners of the Company was RMB 8,030 million.

  • Maduro asks for UN help on Venezuela medicine shortage AFP - Sat, Mar 25, 2017 10:10 AM AEDT
    Maduro asks for UN help on Venezuela medicine shortage

    Caracas (AFP) - President Nicolas Maduro said Friday he had asked the United Nations to help address severe shortages of medicine in Venezuela, a rare acknowledgement of the crisis-hit country's desperate situation.

  • Customs agents fraud ring busted in Guatemala AFP - Sat, Mar 25, 2017 9:10 AM AEDT
    Customs agents fraud ring busted in Guatemala

    Guatemala City (AFP) - Guatemala busted a ring of at least 15 customs agents, port workers and transport company workers on Friday accused of using falsified documents to avoid paying customs duties.

  • UN Security Council adopts resolution protecting heritage AFP - Sat, Mar 25, 2017 8:35 AM AEDT
    UN Security Council adopts resolution protecting heritage

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The United Nations Security Council on Friday strengthened its protection of global cultural heritage sites threatened by armed conflicts, saying perpetrators of unlawful destruction could be prosecuted for war crimes.

  • BizVibe: Textile Industry Seeing Improved Performance, Success, and Funding Business Wire - Sat, Mar 25, 2017 6:57 AM AEDT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- The textile industry is seeing advancements and innovations on a global scale, with an increase in government initiatives, creative start-ups and businesses, and success of major apparel companies. Details on the industry’s improving performance are some of this week’s featured stories on BizVibe. The governments of Nigeria, India, Malaysia, and America have all made significant financial commitments to the success of the industry, using funds for job creation, easier access to technology and machinery, and to increase infrastructure quality and stability.

  • Brazilian meat inspectors skewer health violators AFP - Sat, Mar 25, 2017 6:55 AM AEDT
    Brazilian meat inspectors skewer health violators

    Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - The team of health inspectors strode into the Rio supermarket Friday and before long had two trolleys filled to the brim -- except they weren't shopping.

  • Global Current Transformers Market - Drivers and Forecasts by Technavio Business Wire - Sat, Mar 25, 2017 5:23 AM AEDT

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Technavio market research analysts forecast the global current transformers market to grow at a CAGR of close to 8% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. Technavio has published a new report on the global current transformers market from 2017-2021. The market study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the global current transformers market for 2017-2021.

  • Terror charges for suspect in murky Antwerp car incident AFP - Sat, Mar 25, 2017 4:35 AM AEDT
    Terror charges for suspect in murky Antwerp car incident

    Brussels (AFP) - A Tunisian man has been charged with terror offences after being arrested for driving at high speed into a crowded shopping area in the Belgian port city of Antwerp, prosecutors said Friday as his motives remained unclear.

  • Aircraft sales again lift US durable goods in February AFP - Sat, Mar 25, 2017 2:00 AM AEDT
    Aircraft sales again lift US durable goods in February

    Washington (AFP) - Orders for manufactured big-ticket products continued to rise in February, boosted by strong civilian aircraft sales, the US Commerce Department reported Friday.

  • India Washing Machine Market Overview 2016-2022: Rise in Disposable Income & Rapid Urbanization are Driving … Business Wire - Sat, Mar 25, 2017 1:38 AM AEDT

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "India Washing Machine Market Overview, 2016-2022" report to their offering. Consumer durables refer to those goods ...

  • India Washing Machine Market Outlook 2022 - Market Trends & Developments - Research and Markets Business Wire - Sat, Mar 25, 2017 1:33 AM AEDT

    DUBLIN--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "India Washing Machine Market Outlook, 2022" report to their offering. Consumer durables refer to those goods that ...

  • WNS Launches Brandttitude™ Business Wire - Sat, Mar 25, 2017 12:57 AM AEDT

    NEW YORK & MUMBAI, India--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, today announced the launch of WNS Brandttitude™ - ...

  • S.Sudan's leaders force famine on their people: analysts AFP - Sat, Mar 25, 2017 12:30 AM AEDT
    S.Sudan's leaders force famine on their people: analysts

    Nairobi (AFP) - South Sudan's famine is a disaster created by its leaders, say analysts who argue that while food may save some lives now it is only peace that can bring lasting relief.

  • Germany calls for EU help in steel showdown with US AFP - Fri, Mar 24, 2017 10:55 PM AEDT
    Germany calls for EU help in steel showdown with US

    Frankfurt am Main (AFP) - Germany on Friday called on the European Commission to back its steelmakers by insisting on global trade rules in a dispute with US competitors.

  • Turnbull and Li take aim at protectionism AAP - Fri, Mar 24, 2017 7:23 PM AEDT
    Turnbull and Li take aim at protectionism

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told a leaders' forum attended by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that the countries' trade relationship is stronger than ever.

  • Riots break out in Papua New Guinea AAP - Fri, Mar 24, 2017 7:11 PM AEDT
    Riots break out in Papua New Guinea

    Riots that broke out on the streets of Papua New Guinea's capital Port Moresby have left devastation, the Salvation Army says.

  • Fourteen countries urge Venezuela to hold elections AFP - Fri, Mar 24, 2017 4:05 PM AEDT
    Fourteen countries urge Venezuela to hold elections

    Mexico City (AFP) - Fourteen countries from North and South America, including the United States, called on Venezuela Thursday to release political prisoners and "re-establish democracy" by holding elections.

  • Aircraft sales again lift US durable goods in February AFP - Fri, Mar 24, 2017 3:56 PM AEDT
    Aircraft sales again lift US durable goods in February

    Orders for manufactured big-ticket products continued to rise in February, boosted by strong civilian aircraft sales, the US Commerce Department reported Friday. Aircraft sales, which can cause large swings in the data, were not the only story, however, as orders excluding the volatile transportation category have now risen for six consecutive months. President Donald Trump has spotlighted the US manufacturing sector in his jobs-focused economic agenda, although Friday's data was further indication the sector was already recovering.

  • Emerson Opens Additive Manufacturing Center in Singapore Business Wire - Fri, Mar 24, 2017 3:01 PM AEDT

    SINGAPORE--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- With the goal of spurring innovation to address customers’ engineering design challenges and accelerating speed to market for new, rigorously-tested products, Emerson (NYSE:EMR - News) today opened an advanced additive manufacturing center at its Singapore campus. This is Emerson’s second location to have additive manufacturing capabilities (making 3D objects from a digital model). Additive manufacturing enables Emerson engineers to expand their thinking beyond the limits of standard manufacturing processes to develop cutting edge solutions to meet more demanding and stringent processes.

  • Flying Financial (8030.HK) Reports Outstanding Annual Results 2016; Revenue Surged More Than 1.5 tim … ACN Newswire - Fri, Mar 24, 2017 1:11 PM AEDT

    HONG KONG, Mar 24, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - Flying Financial Service Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 8030.HK) ("Flying Financial" or "Company" and its subsidiary companies called "Group") was pleased to announce the annual audited consolidated results of the Company and its subsidiaries (collectively the "Group") for the year ended 31 December 2016 (the "Reporting period"). Profit attributable to owners of the Company was approximately RMB101.3 million as compared to last year, representing an increase of approximately 135.0%. In 2006, followed by China's Internet financial good policy, Flying Financial unwaveringly adhere to the strategic upgrade, successfully by the pawn loans, entrusted loan business upgrade to the credit business for consumption scenario and asset management business based on financial technology.

  • Germany calls for EU help in steel showdown with US AFP - Fri, Mar 24, 2017 12:52 PM AEDT
    Germany calls for EU help in steel showdown with US

    Germany on Friday called on the European Commission to back its steelmakers by insisting on global trade rules in a dispute with US competitors. The US Department of Commerce has launched "dumping" proceedings against foreign steel firms, including two German producers -- suspecting they may be selling stock at unfairly low prices to undercut US producers. German manufacturers "have nothing to fear from fair competition," foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel countered in a letter to trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom, urging Brussels to push the US to respect World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules when judging the case.

  • Hudson Technologies Comments on U.S. International Trade Commission Vote on Antidumping Petition Related … Business Wire - Fri, Mar 24, 2017 10:57 AM AEDT

    PEARL RIVER, N.Y.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Hudson Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDSN - News) announced its support of today’s U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) final vote on the antidumping petition related to R-134a (HFC-134a) from China. By this vote, the ITC found that the U.S. industry producing R134a is materially injured by reason of imports of R-134a from China that are sold in the U.S. at less than fair value. As a result of this vote, the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of R-134a from China which will impose antidumping duties ranging from 148.79 percent to 167.02 percent.

  • Venezuela's latest shortage: gasoline AFP - Fri, Mar 24, 2017 10:05 AM AEDT
    Venezuela's latest shortage: gasoline

    Caracas (AFP) - Battered by an economic crisis, Venezuelans are used to waiting in long lines for scarce goods, but many found themselves queuing Thursday for something the ailing oil giant was supposed to have in spades: gasoline.

  • Man held for driving car at crowd in Belgium's Antwerp AFP - Fri, Mar 24, 2017 7:35 AM AEDT
    Man held for driving car at crowd in Belgium's Antwerp

    Antwerp (Belgium) (AFP) - Belgian security forces arrested a man Thursday after he drove into a shopping area at high speed in the port city of Antwerp, officials said.

  • International markets roundup AAP - Fri, Mar 24, 2017 7:23 AM AEDT

    News from the world's major stock markets