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Japanese share market accelerates higher, gains more than 2%

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Japan took off on Thursday with solid gains also being recorded in Hong Kong ...

CVS, Walgreens, Walmart begin selling home Covid tests this week

WOONSOCKET, Rhode Island: The major American pharmacy chain CVS Health announced this week that it would offer three brands of ...

Innovative Thai floating solar project to see 144,000 panels installed

BANGKOK, Thailand: Thailand is on the brink of putting the finishing touches to one of the largest projects installed atop ...

Tech stocks lead Wall St comeback, Nasdaq rises 162 points

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks bounced back after two down days on Wednesday with all the major indices ...

Power industry says will slash carbon emissions by 80%

WASHINGTON D.C.: A group of 13 American power companies wrote to President Joe Biden this week urging him to enact ...

Asian share markets on edge over Covid-19 fears

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Concern about surging coronavirus cases across the world put a cap on share trading in Asia ...

China sets 2021 goal of 11% of electricity by solar, wind

BEIJING, China: China will seek to increase its solar and wind power generation to some 11 percent of the country's ...

Auto manufacturing down 5% to 8% in China due to chip shortage

SHANGHAI, China: Auto industry executives remain anxious about the global shortage of semiconductors that is affecting production in the world's ...

Surging coronavirus hits Wall Street, world markets

NEW YORK, New York - There were sharp falls on stock markets across the globe on Tuesday as Covid-19 continued ...

Once grounded Boeing 737 Max now faces new electrical problem

SEATTLE, Washington: An electrical glitch that resulted in several dozen Boeing 737 MAX airplanes being pulled out of operations has ...

In Washington, PM of Japan, CEO of Pfizer discuss purchase of vaccines

WASHINGTON D.C.: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga appears to have reached an agreement with U.S. drug manufacturer Pfizer Inc. for ...

Japanese stocks sold off sharply, greenback crumbles

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Japan tumbled on Tuesday. Sharemarkets in Australia and China also fell, while Hong Kong ...

GM Tennessee plant to produce batteries for 500,000 cars per year

DETROIT, Michigan: General Motors has announced plans to build a second electric battery cell plant in the U.S. with its ...

U.S. stocks lose ground as profit-takers move in

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks were sold off Monday, a surprising break in what has been a relentless ...

Fewer than 200,000 businesses failed during lockdown, says Fed

WASHINGTON D.C.: Federal Reserve research indicates that fewer than 200,000 businesses in the United States may have failed during the ...

After Brexit, Ireland-Northern Ireland trade jumps in value

DUBLIN, Ireland: Cross-border trade between Ireland and Northern Ireland has greatly increased, in some cases doubling since the start of ...

BOB Financial and Mastercard to launch world's first QR

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 22 (ANI/NewsVoir): Mastercard and BOB Financial Solutions Limited (BFSL) have come together to offer an easy, ...

Sudden strong demand in housing is structural: Parekh

New Delhi [India], April 22 (ANI): Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, a sudden surge in housing sales is the result of ...

Yes, working from home makes you more productive, study finds

The great work-from-home experiment occasioned by the pandemic has divided opinion in the corporate suite and sparked endless debates about ...

ADB, Nature Conservancy agree to joint action

Manila [The Philippines], Apr 22 (ANI): The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) on Thursday agreed to ...

SEC issues advisories vs new set of investment firms

DAVAO CITY- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued another set of advisories against several entities soliciting investments from ...

US Sees Major Differences with Iran in Nuclear Talks

PARIS - Serious differences persist between the United States and Iran over how they might resume compliance with the 2015 ...

Fullerton India launches Free Credit Score Service online

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 22 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Fullerton India Credit Company is a leading non-banking financial institution with branches all ...

Equity indicies dip as Covid worries sag investor sentiment

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 22 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices traded lower during early hours on Thursday as a record single-day ...

US Olympian Slams Call for China Winter Games Boycott

Clare Egan is an American athlete who qualified for the 2022 U.S. Olympic Team. She competes in the biathalon, a ...

EOH to pay back over R40m earned from dodgy defence contracts - SIU

Tech firm EOH has agreed to pay back over R40 million it earned unduly from defence contracts.According to the SIU, ...

FirstRand cuts presence in India but won't exit

FirstRand has said it's scaling back its presence in India by converting its branch to a representative office, but won't ...

About 4 200 super rich have left SA since 2010, report finds

The Africa Wealth report is compiled by New World Wealth for AfrAsia Bank each year.The 2021 report shows that more ...

Morrison government quashes Victoria's belt and road deal with China

The Morrison government has cancelled the belt and road agreements Victoria has with China.In the first decisions under the government's ...

EU strikes deal on bloc's first climate law ahead of U.S.-initiated summit

© Provided by Xinhua "Our political commitment to becoming the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is now also a legal ...

Satellite Images Show Military Buildup In Russia, Ukraine

Photos released on April 20 capture the massing of Russian military hardware on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula and along the Russian-Ukrainian ...

Russian economy returns to growth after pandemic-fueled downturn

Russia's GDP expanded 0.5% in March, data from the Ministry of Economic Development shows. It marks the first monthly growth ...

Air pollution costs Indian business $95 billion each year

New Delhi [India], Apr 21 (ANI): Air pollution costs Indian business about 95 billion dollars (about Rs 7 lakh crore) ...

US Trying to Insulate Electrical Grid From Cyberattacks

WHITE HOUSE - With America's electrical infrastructure getting zapped daily by an unprecedented number of cyberattacks, the federal government is ...

BrandSpot365 makes meeting media marketing goals possible

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], April 21 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Ahmedabad-based BrandSpot365 app is the solution for businesses looking at marketing themselves without ...

Stock markets shut on account of Ram Navami

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], April 21 (ANI): The National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the BSE remained closed on Wednesday on account ...

UAE extends term of USD 2 billion loan to Pakistan

Islamabad [Pakistan], April 21 (ANI): The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extended the term of USD 2 billion interest-free loan ...

Austria To Send 651,000 Vaccine Doses From EU To Balkans

European Union member Austria said on April 20 that it plans to send 651,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine ...

UEFA, Super League locked in 'phoney war'

The declaration of a private Super League has hurled UEFA and the 12 rebel football clubs into a complex legal ...

Weak start to 2021, with uneven recoveries across sectors

Economic activity got off to a weak start this year, data from the South African Reserve Bank shows.The Reserve Bank ...

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Small chance of blood clots, so Canada's Ontario OKs AstraZeneca

TORONTO, Canada: The province of Ontario, Canada will offer AstraZeneca vaccines to people 40 years and over. This follows a ...

Concerns over Covid causes U.S. to urge not traveling to 80% or world

WASHINGTON D.C.: Citing the need to protect U.S. citizens from contracting the Coronavirus, the U.S. State Department said on April ...

Expect Covid booster after one year, says Pfizer CEO

NEW YORK, New York: Those who have been inoculated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer vaccine will likely need a third ...

'There will be consequences' to death of Navalny, warns U.S. official

WASHINGTON D.C.: Russia should expect a strong response from the United States if imprisoned political leader Alexei Navalny dies during ...

American woman dies at 115, had 193 grand, great grandchildren

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Hester McCardell Ford, age 115 to 116 and believed to be the oldest living person in ...

After 10 hours, Chauvin jury returns guilty verdict

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota - Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all charges Tuesday in the death of ...

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