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  • Brexit is risk to global growth, says G20 AFP - 1 hour 49 minutes ago
    Brexit is risk to global growth, says G20

    Britain's Finance Minister Philip Hammond (C) speaks with delegates after taking part in a 'family photo' with other officials, during the G20 finance ministers' gathering in Chengdu, China's Sichuan province, ...

  • Beijing slaps EU, Japan, S. Korea with steel duties

    A Chinese worker polishes steel at an offshore oil engineering platform in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province on June 1, 2016

  • China unveils 'world's largest amphibious aircraft'

    Crowd gathers at a ceremony to unveil the AG600 amphibious plane in Zhuhai, southern China's Guangdong Province, on July 23, 2016

  • Brexit is risk to global growth, says G20

    Britain's Finance Minister Philip Hammond (C) speaks with delegates after taking part in a 'family photo' with other officials, during the G20 finance ministers' gathering in Chengdu, China's Sichuan province, ...

  • 5 Things About Asean and the South China Sea Dispute The Wall Street Journal - 5 hours ago

    Southeast Asian countries are grappling with how to respond to an international tribunal’s ruling that dealt a blow to China’s claims to 90% of the South China Sea. The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations is split between countries that have territorial claims or usage of the waters, and others who are more …

  • China unveils 'world's largest amphibious aircraft'

    Crowd gathers at a ceremony to unveil the AG600 amphibious plane, in Zhuhai, southern China's Guangdong Province, on July 23, 2016

  • Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Saturday that he was closely watching China's economy and declines in the yuan as the impact of Britain's vote to leave the European Union dominated a gathering of the Group of 20 leading economies. Speaking to reporters after the first day of the meeting of G20 finance ministers …

  • Canada's economy should rebound "over the course of the year" from the impact of a wildfire in its energy heartland, Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Saturday on the sidelines of a G20 meeting in Chengdu, China. The fire in the province of Alberta is estimated to have cut daily oil production by more than 1 million …

  • Canada Finance Minister Bill Morneau says at G20 China meeting: * Canada seeks "strong trade agreement" with post-Brexit Britain. * Canada economy, "impacted" by oillands wildfire, ...

  • UK comes under pressure to spell out Brexit plans at G20 Reuters - UK Focus - Sat, Jul 23, 2016 13:30 BST

    Britain faced calls on Saturday from some European and Asian countries to move more quickly towards leaving the European Union, but the United States said the process was too sensitive to be rushed. At the first meeting of leading economies since British voters shocked global markets in June by deciding to quit the EU, …

  • G20 countries face calls for action to boost growth AFP - Sat, Jul 23, 2016 11:20 BST
    G20 countries face calls for action to boost growth

    Event officials set up a meeting room on the eve of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Chengdu, China's south-western Sichuan province, on July 22, 2016

  • G20 ministers urge tighter tax rules for multinationals

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde (R) arrives to take part in the G20 High-level Tax Symposium during a meeting of G20 finance ministers in Chengdu, in China's Sichuan ...

  • IMF urges key G20 countries to spend more for growth

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing-Director Christine Lagarde (C) arrives to take part in a meeting of G20 finance ministers, in Chengdu, China's south-western Sichuan province, on July 23, 2016...

  • Oil dives 4 pct on the week on U.S. rigs rise, glut threat Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 20:07 BST

    Oil prices settled lower on Friday, losing 4 percent on the week, after the fourth weekly rise in the U.S. oil rig count added to worries about a global crude glut. U.S., European and Asian oil product stocks rose 2.35 million barrels last week for a second week of growth.

  • Clark To Calm Japanese Car Giants Over Brexit Sky News - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 19:57 BST
    Clark To Calm Japanese Car Giants Over Brexit

    Japan's biggest car manufacturers will demand clarity next week about the timing of the UK's departure from the European Union (EU) when they hold their first direct talks with Government ministers since the referendum. Sky News has learnt that Greg Clark, the new Business Secretary, will meet executives from companies …

  • Net Asset Value(s) Business Wire - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 18:19 BST

    LONDON--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- FUND   ¦ db x-trackers MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index UCITS ETF DEALING DATE ¦ 21-Jul-16 NAV PER SHARE ¦ USD33.9200 NUMBER OF SHARES IN ISSUE ¦ 19,175,644 CODE ¦ View source version ...

  • Britain and Korea form fintech investment partnership Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 17:30 BST

    Britain and South Korea have established a "fintech bridge" intended to make it easier for both countries to invest in the burgeoning financial technology sector, the British Treasury said on Friday. The cooperation agreement, which follows similar deals with Australia and Singapore this year, will give British fintech …

  • End of an era: VCRs headed for outdated tech heaven AFP - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 13:11 BST
    End of an era: VCRs headed for outdated tech heaven

    Japan's Funai Electric cited a sharp decline in sales and trouble sourcing parts for its decision to stop making VCRs at a plant in China by the end of this month

  • China alone cannot save world from Brexit downturn, says Li

    China's Premier Li Keqiang (C) speaks at the 1+6 meeting on promoting growth in the Chinese and global economies, on July 22, 2016 in Beijing

  • China alone cannot save world from Brexit downturn, says Li

    China's Premier Li Keqiang (C) speaks at the 1+6 meeting on promoting growth in the Chinese and global economies, on July 22, 2016 in Beijing

  • FOREX-Sterling dives on post-referendum surveys, yen dips Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 11:53 BST

    Surveys that suggested the UK economy may start to contract in quarterly terms after last month's Brexit vote dominated trade on major currency markets on Friday, knocking almost 1 percent off sterling across the board. The yen also weakened, weighed down by expectations that next week's Bank of Japan meeting will unveil …

  • Asia stocks follow Wall St losses on stimulus worries

    Tokyo's Nikkei was down 1.1 percent by the close as markets across Asia slumped

  • South Korea's Samsung invests $450 mn in China carmaker

    China's electric carmaker BYD says it plans to expand its battery production and research and development of renewable energy cars

  • Hammond says Britain may reset fiscal policy in strongest hint to change Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 09:31 BST

    Britain could reset fiscal policy if necessary in the wake of the Brexit vote, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday in his strongest comments to date on how policy may change after Britain's historic decision to leave the European Union. The newly appointed finance minister said last week he would consider how …

  • FOREX-Divergence play weighs on yen, UK PMI surveys eyed Reuters - UK Focus - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 09:18 BST

    In early trade in London, the yen was down 0.3 percent on the day, having recovered from six-week lows after Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda dented speculation it may be preparing a radical "helicopter money" economic stimulus. "We now expect the euro to trade down to $1.07 by the end of the third quarter, while …

  • Total (Paris:FP) (LSE:TTA) (NYSE:TOT) has signed a binding Heads of Agreement with Chugoku Electric for the direct supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for a period of 17 years starting from 2019. Under the agreement, Total will supply Chugoku Electric with up to 0.4 million tons of LNG per year (Mt/y) sourced from …

  • Hammond Seeks Brexit Business Boost In China Sky News - Fri, Jul 22, 2016 01:52 BST
    Hammond Seeks Brexit Business Boost In China

    The Chancellor has arrived in China to promote Britain as a destination for "new opportunities" in the wake of the Brexit vote.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks fall on disappointing results; yen jumps Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 21:39 BST

    Stock prices around the world fell on Thursday on disappointing earnings, while the yen jumped after Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda said he saw no need to use "helicopter money" to boost ...

  • G20 does not need 2009-style coordinated stimulus: U.S. Treasury's Lew Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 20:59 BST

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Thursday that G20 finance officials do not need to take the same type of massive coordinated fiscal stimulus efforts used to combat recession in 2008-2009, despite an expected global economic growth slowdown sparked by Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Lew, speaking to …

  • Soccer-Morgan completes sale of Wolves to Chinese giant Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 17:13 BST

    The new Chinese owners of Wolverhampton Wanderers say promotion back to the Premier League is their top priority. The Championship club confirmed on Thursday that China-based Fosun Group had completed its takeover from Steve Morgan, who has owned the club for nine years. "Wolves are delighted to confirm that a sale and …

  • First U.S. LNG shipment to cross expanded Panama Canal next week Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 17:11 BST

    The United States will ship its first liquefied natural gas cargo through an expanded Panama Canal next week. The waterway shaves distances between export plants dotted along the Gulf of Mexico and Asia ...

  • End Of An Era As World’s Final Maker Of VCRs To Cease Production

    For many people, video recorders are something your parents talk about. Millennials believe DVDs are old hat, so when mums and dads start reminiscing about VCRs, few have a clue what they are on about. Japan’s Funai Electric has been making the recorders since the heyday of VHS tapes more than 30 years ago.

  • Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent test and measurement market in Singapore report until 2020. According to Anju Ajaykumar, a lead analyst at Technavio for test and measurement research, "The T&M market in Singapore is characterized by a high level of competition.

  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks nurse nine-month highs as ECB stays loose Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 14:04 BST

    World stocks faded after hitting nine-month highs on Thursday, cooled by signals from Japan that its next shot of stimulus won't include hand-out 'helicopter money'. The European Central Bank, at its first post-Brexit meeting, opted to keep its record low interest rates on hold and Wall Street markets looked to be heading …

  • FOREX-Yen recovers after Kuroda plays down helicopter money talk Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Jul 21, 2016 13:05 BST

    The yen rebounded from six-week lows against the dollar on Thursday, after Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda said the bank saw no need to stimulate the economy with "helicopter money". After dipping below $1.10 on Wednesday, the euro was also steadier as the European Central Bank held off with any immediate further easing …

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