Cathay Pacific shelves U.S. dollar bond plans amid Hong Kong unrest

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 04:55
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd has shelved plans for its first U.S. dollar debt deal in 23 years, the airline said on Friday, after sources told Reuters that global investors had baulked at the pricing due to civil unrest in Hong Kong.
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As Troubles cast long shadow, Brexit stakes are high in Northern Ireland's border city

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 04:52
Just a few kilometers from the border with Ireland, the people of Northern Ireland's second city of Londonderry know exactly what is at stake as Britain seeks to seal its departure from the European Union.
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Lebanese PM may cancel cabinet meeting; plans speech: party-linked website

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 04:44
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri may cancel Friday's cabinet meeting amid nationwide protests against the government over an economic crisis, a website affiliated to his party said.
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Goldman Sachs raises probability on Brexit deal to 65% after EU agreement

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 04:40
Goldman Sachs said it had raised its estimate on the probability of a Brexit deal to 65% from 60% after Britain struck a new divorce agreement with the European Union that still needs British parliamentary backing.
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UK parliament demands new Brexit analysis before key vote

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 04:31
The British parliament's Treasury Committee demanded that the finance ministry produce fresh economic forecasts of the cost of leaving the European Union under Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new deal before politicians have to vote on Saturday.
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Trading tires: How the West fuels a waste crisis in Asia

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 04:24
When night falls in the Indian village of Nabipur, the backyard furnaces come to life, burning waste tires from the West, making the air thick with acrid smoke and the soil black with soot.
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Factbox: Wheeler dealers: how to make money from scrap tires

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 04:24
International trade in waste tires has almost doubled in the past five years, according to data provided by customs departments to the United Nations, generating millions of dollars in business across the supply chain.
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DUP will lobby lawmakers to vote against PM Johnson's deal: Wilson

World News - Fri, 2019-10-18 04:10
Voting down Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal will open up better opportunities for the government and the Northern Irish party which supports him in government will be lobbying other lawmakers to rebel, its Brexit spokesman said.
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Cartel gunmen chase away security forces, free El Chapo's son

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 23:58
Heavily armed cartel fighters surrounded security forces and made them free one of drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's sons, whose brief apprehension triggered intense gunbattles across the city of Culiacan.
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Asian shares erase gains after weak China GDP, pound pulls back

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 23:57
Asian stocks stumbled on Friday after China posted its weakest growth in nearly three decades, countering a global lift in sentiment on the UK and European Union striking a long-awaited Brexit deal.
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Mexican security forces free El Chapo's son to protect lives: minister

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 23:52
Mexican security forces have released captured drug lord Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's son from a house where they briefly apprehended him on Thursday, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo told Reuters, saying the decision was taken to protect lives.
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Trump says he has a lot of confidence in acting chief of staff Mulvaney

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 23:10
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he has a lot of confidence in his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, after Mulvaney told reporters that Ukraine's investigation into the 2016 election was one of the reasons Washington had delayed aid to Kiev, before denying the White House had done that.
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Two charged in campaign finance case with associates of Giuliani plead not guilty

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 23:10
Two American businessmen charged with conspiring to violate campaign finance laws with former associates of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani pleaded not guilty on Thursday.
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White House official denies Ukraine investigation into 2016 election was a condition for aid

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 23:10
Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, said on Thursday that the White House had never required Ukraine to investigate the 2016 U.S. election in exchange for military aid, reversing comments he made earlier that day.
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Pentagon official won't testify Friday to House impeachment probe

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 23:10
A top Pentagon official who oversees policy on Ukraine won't testify on Friday before the congressional committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump but is expected to do so next week, two sources told Reuters on Thursday.
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China third-quarter GDP grows 6%, slowest pace in almost three decades

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 23:06
China's economic growth slowed more than expected to 6.0% year-on-year in the third quarter, the weakest pace in almost three decades, hit by soft factory production amid a bruising Sino-U.S. trade war and lackluster demand at home.
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Instant View: China third-quarter GDP grows 6.0% year-on-year, misses expectations

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 23:06
China's economic growth slowed more than expected to 6.0% year-on-year in the third quarter, the weakest pace in at least 27-1/2 years, as demand at home and abroad faltered amid a bruising Sino-U.S. trade war.
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Six warning lights flashing for China’s slowing economy

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 23:01
China’s $13 trillion economy is slowing and indicators showing that range from freight shipments to factory power generation and from employment to expenditures on entertainment.
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Trump blasts 'crazy' Nancy Pelosi and Democrats, defends Syria pullout

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 22:43
U.S. President Donald Trump defended his Syria pullout at a campaign rally on Thursday and lashed out at "crazy Nancy" Pelosi and other Democrats who are trying to remove him from office through impeachment.
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Big U.S. liquefied natgas players move fast; smaller ones try to keep up

World News - Thu, 2019-10-17 22:06
A gap is emerging in the U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry as big players such as Exxon Mobil Corp and Cheniere Energy Inc race ahead to build export terminals with fewer long-term contracts, while smaller developers struggle to find financing for their first plants.
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