• Tokyo stocks recovered from initial losses on August 30, 2016, as expectations of a US interest rate hike and talk of more Japanese monetary easing pushed the yen down against the dollar

    Asian markets rose on Tuesday, with Tokyo recovering from initial losses as expectations of a US interest rate hike and talk of more Japanese monetary easing pushed the yen down against the dollar. Bets on a rate hike this year have soared after Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen last week said at the Jackson Hole symposium …

  • Internet mogul Kim Dotcom, seen with his girlfriend Elizabeth Donelly on August 29, 2016, says he has won his battle for his case to be live-streamed to ensure a fair hearing

    Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom was on Tuesday granted his wish to live-stream his bid to avoid extradition to the United States where he is wanted on online piracy charges. Attempts by the United States to block the live-streaming request were rejected by Judge Murray Gilbert in the Auckland High Court. Lawyers for …

  • Asia markets open mixed; Nikkei slips as traders digest Japan data

    Asia markets saw a rebound on Tuesday as the Nikkei reversed early losses by mid-morning, following data providing a snapshot of the country's economy.

  • Tokyo shares ended the morning session flat on Tuesday as tepid data and profit-taking from the previous day's rally offset a weaker yen and a rally on Wall Street The benchmark Nikkei 225 index ticked ...

  • Foot Locker is set to open Tuesday its newly redesigned store in Manhattan, its hometown as it looks to create a better shopping experience

  • Asian stocks mostly higher on hopes for higher US rates

    Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday as hopes continued for a U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate cut later this year. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 was virtually unchanged at 16,739.49 ...

  • Slain New Mexico girl's relatives mystified over mom's role

    Michelle Martens kept her new relationship with a man convicted of child endangerment a secret from friends and family for weeks — as she helped plan her daughter's 10th birthday party, sent the girl off ...

  • Condo prices in central region jump by 0.7% in July

    While prices in non-central didn’t fare too well. Prices of non-landed residential units in Singapore’s central region has been slowly trending upward as it inched higher by 0.7% last month, following ...

  • Most migrants heading to Italy originate from West Africa and the Horn of Africa, often departing from Libya en masse when the sea is calm and a southern wind can push boats up into international waters

    Around 6,500 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya, the Italian coastguard said, in one of its busiest days of life-saving in recent years. A five-day-old baby was among those rescued along with other infants and was airlifted to an Italian hospital, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which took part in …

  • New Asia-Pac research head at JLL

    US-based property consultancy JLL has announced a new Head of Research for Asia Pacific, effective from 1 October. Dr Megan Walters has been promoted to lead JLL's research department in the region...

  • Can SATS weather the storm of its weakening yields?

    Higher airline loads are picking up the slack. Weaker yields are nothing to worry about for the airline services firm, as numerous growth drivers are expected to ensure a smooth ride for the company. According ...

  • 2 slain nuns remembered for helping the needy

    Hundreds of people filled a cathedral in Mississippi's capital city on Monday to remember two nuns who spent decades helping the needy and were found stabbed to death last week in their home in one of ...

  • False alarm: Ezion junks first profit reveal, slashes earnings to $11m

    After an associate company reported additional impairment for property, plant and intangible assets, Ezion Holdings Ltd. revised its reported net profit down to US$8.1 million for the quarter ending in June. Initially, the group claimed to register a 31.5% net profit dip to US$19.8 million ($26.94 million) due to the deployment …

  • Mitsubishi is working with United Technologies Corp., which makes the aircraft’s air conditioning, to fix the problem, the Japanese company’s spokesman Yuji Sawamura said by phone from Nagoya. ANA Holdings Ltd., operator of Japan’s biggest airline, is the launch customer for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, also known as the …

  • Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff speaks at her own impeachment trial, in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Rousseff reminded senators that she was re-elected in 2014 by 54 million voters. She says that at every moment she has followed the constitution and done what was best for the country. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — In a session less electric than expected, Brazil's suspended president proclaimed her innocence at her impeachment trial Monday, branding her vice president a "usurper," calling the drive to oust her a "coup" and warning senators that history will judge them harshly if they …