Hong Kong and Shanghai markets were boosted on March 30, 2015, by hopes for more Chinese economic stimulus

Asian shares mostly up after Wall St gains

AFP News Asian markets mostly rose Monday after Wall Street's gains at the end of last week, while Hong Kong and Shanghai were boosted by hopes for more Chinese economic stimulus. The euro edged down against the dollar and yen at the beginning of a week of key events, including Greece's bailout reform proposals and the release of US jobs data, which will be pored over for clues about the Federal …

  • South Korean firm named sole bidder for big fighter jet deal

    South Korea chose a state-run aircraft maker on Monday as the sole preferred bidder for a contract to develop a midlevel fighter jet with the help of Lockheed Martin Corp. in the country's biggest-ever ...

  • Thailand admitted Monday it "urgently" needs to improve airline safety procedures as several carriers face bans on new international flights after a UN aviation agency raised concerns. The International ...

  • Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert (L) pictured in the courtroom at Jerusalem's District Court before hearing the verdict in his corruption case on March 30, 2015

    A Jerusalem court found former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert guilty of corruption Monday over allegations that he received envelopes of cash from a US businessman, Israeli media reported. It was the latest legal blow in a humiliating fall from grace for the debonair man who took over as premier in 2006 after his mentor …

  • Spotify is coming to the PlayStation, replacing Sony's own Music Unlimited service, as the company continues to expand the game console into an entertainment hub beyond video games. Spotify hits the PlayStation ...

  • Local activists take part in a torch-lit protest against the killing of US blogger of Bangladeshi origin and founder of the Mukto-Mona (Free-mind) blog site, Avijit Roy, in Dhaka, on February 27, 2015

    Another blogger was hacked to death in Bangladesh's capital on Monday, with police arresting two suspects after the latest attack targeting independent writers. Three men attacked Washiqur Rahman, 27, near his home in the morning, just weeks after an American atheist blogger was murdered with machetes in Dhaka, a crime …

  • 10 things in tech you need to know today

    Robert Galbraith/Reuters Good morning! It’s a fairly dull … Continued The post 10 things in tech you need to know today appeared first on Business Insider.

  • From Steve Jobs' attention to detail when it came to presentations, to Jay Z relaunching the Tidal streaming service.

  • US treasury secretary presses Beijing on technology curbs

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Monday he pressed Chinese leaders over proposed curbs on the use of foreign security products by banks and other restrictions on access to China's technology market. ...

  • Jay Z is relaunching his new streaming site with support from Kanye West, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and more

    Getty Images Entertainment Jay Z is preparing to … Continued The post Jay Z is relaunching his new streaming site with support from Kanye West, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and more appeared first on Business Insider.

  • A replica of a Lockheed Martin fighter jet is pictured in Singapore, on February 9, 2014

    South Korea on Monday selected Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and partner Lockheed Martin for a multi-billion-dollar contract to develop 120 "indigenous" fighter jets to replace Seoul's ageing fleet. The bid from KAI and the US aerospace giant, which is subject to a screening process before being officially approved, …

  • Hong Kong and Shanghai markets were boosted on March 30, 2015, by hopes for more Chinese economic stimulus

    Asian markets mostly rose Monday after Wall Street's gains at the end of last week, while Hong Kong and Shanghai were boosted by hopes for more Chinese economic stimulus. The euro edged down against the dollar and yen at the beginning of a week of key events, including Greece's bailout reform proposals and the release …

  • South Korea on Monday selected Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and partner Lockheed Martin for a multi-billion-dollar contract to develop 120 "indigenous" fighter jets to replace Seoul's ageing ...

  • New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is bowled by Australia's Mitchell Starc for a duck during their Cricket World Cup final in Melbourne on March 29, 2015

    New Zealand may have been thrashed by Australia in the World Cup final but they dominate the International Cricket Council's team of the tournament released Monday with Brendon McCullum named captain. "McCullum was chosen as the captain following his aggressive, innovative and inspirational leadership during the 44-day …

  • Solar Impulse departs Myanmar for China

    Solar Impulse 2 took off from Myanmar's second biggest city of Mandalay early Monday and headed for China's Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun. The single-seater aircraft's team spent more than a week waiting in Mandalay for weather conditions to improve …

  • New streaming apps could boost citizen journalism

    When three buildings collapsed and ignited a blaze in New York on Thursday, a smartphone app brought the live video feed to anyone online wanting to watch. The disaster took place, coincidentally, the same day as the launch of Twitter's new livestream app Periscope, which became a window for the breaking news event. The …

 

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