• Argentina is set to join Uruguay, Colombia, Chile and Mexico in legalizing medical marijuana

    Argentina's Senate voted unanimously to legalize medical marijuana, joining the lower house and setting the country on course to become the latest to relax its laws on pot. President Mauricio Macri is all but certain to sign the bill, which garnered an unusual level of cross-party support and was applauded by patients …

  • March 30 (Reuters) - North Mining Shares Co Ltd: * FY revenue HK$256 million versus HK$ 246 million * FY loss attributable HK$324.4 million versus loss ofHK$436.2 million * Directors do not recommend payment of any final dividendfor the year ended 31 december 2016Source text for Eikon:Further company coverage:

  • By Nia Williams and Ethan Lou CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - ConocoPhillips on Wednesday agreed to sell oil sands and western Canadian natural gas assets to Cenovus Energy Inc for C$17.7 billion (10.65 billion pounds), making it the latest international oil major to pull back from a region where high costs and low crude …

  • Tourists kayak through Santa Elena Canyon on the Rio Grande river, along a cliff face that is Mexico, left, at Big Bend National Park in Texas, Monday, March 27, 2017. Here the Rio Grande slides between two sheer cliff faces, one in Mexico and one in the United States, that tower 1,500 feet above the water. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Geographic and physical challenges — including the Rio Grande and threatened wildlife — will make it difficult to build the "big, beautiful wall" that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday.

  • US judge questions government on narrowing travel ban block

    A federal judge in Hawaii questioned a government attorney Wednesday who urged him to narrow his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban after arguing that a freeze on the nation's refugee program ...

  • March 30 (Reuters) - Tai United Holdings Ltd * No interim or final dividend was paid or proposed duringnine months ended 31 December 2016 and year ended 31 March 2016 * 9-month revenue HK$8.10 billion * 9-mnth profit attributable HK$41.3 millionSource text for Eikon:Further company coverage:

  • Chart of the Day: Property prices down 7% from 2009-2013 median

    With uneven economic growth, RHB Research expects other easing measures if risks to the domestic economy materialise. It cited the drop of more than 7% in non-landed property prices when compared to the 2009-2013 median. RHB also noted the possibility of bankruptcy laws being amended to allow struggling companies to stay …

  • Senate intel leaders pledge Russia probe cooperation

    Pledging cooperation, the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee said Wednesday they would steer clear of politics in their panel's probe of Russian interference in last year's ...

  • A vessel sits on the rocks after running aground near the Whitsunday Islands during Cyclone Debbie

    Torrential rain hampered relief efforts Thursday after a powerful cyclone wreaked havoc in northeast Australia, with floods sparking emergency rescues as fed-up tourists wait to be evacuated from resort islands. Cyclone Debbie has pummelled Queensland state since crashing ashore as category four storm on Tuesday between …

  • FILE PHOTO: An Amazon.com Inc driver stands next to an Amazon delivery truck in Los Angeles, California

    Amazon.com Inc plans to cut 263 jobs at its money-losing parenting products unit Quidsi this summer as part of a business restructuring, it said in a notice filed with New Jersey on Wednesday. "We have worked extremely hard for the past seven years to get Quidsi to be profitable and unfortunately we have not been able …

  • * PREVIOUS TRADING SESSION MOVES: * SSEC -0.4 pct, CSI300 -0.1 pct, HSI +0.2 pct * HK->Shanghai Connect daily quota used 1.7 pct, Shanghai->HK daily quota used 11 pct * HK->Shenzhen Connect daily quota used 0.8 pct, Shenzhen->HK daily quota used 6.6 pct * CNY official close 6.8898 per dollar * FTSE China A50 …

  • March 30 (Reuters) - Yunnan Water Investment Co Ltd: * FY profit attributable to ordinary shareholders of companywas about RMB388.1 million up 35.7pct * FY revenue was approximately RMB2.87 billion, representingan increase of about 83.9pct * Board recommends a final dividend of RMB0.1 per shareSource text for Eikon:Further …

  • UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a Texas crash of a church bus and a pickup truck in which 12 people were killed and three injured (all times local):

  • Equities in South Korea and Australian rose, while Japanese shares fell. Energy producers extended gains into Asia after buoying the S&P 500 Index, with global shares headed for a fifth month of gains. Gains in riskier assets have pushed the value of global stocks to $71 trillion as the reflation trade triggered by Trump’s …

  • SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares of tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd opened up 0.2 percent at 2,094,000 won ($1,885.87) on Thursday following the launch of its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone. The long-awaited S8 is the company's first new premium phone since its September withdrawal of all Galaxy Note 7 devices due to fire-prone …