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  • Spain could again revise down 2018 growth forecast due to Catalonia: Rajoy

    November 9, 2017 11:55 AM 493

    MADRID - The Spanish government could again revise down the country's 2018 economic growth forecast due to the political crisis in Catalonia, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Thursday. "It is affecting tourism, it is affecting some entities and it is affecting trade. We have seen some worrying figures. And it could be that next year effectively this will lead to a cut to growth

  • New Zealand says unclear if TPP agreement can be reached this week

    November 9, 2017 10:55 AM 515

    DANANG, Vietnam - It is not clear if countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) can reach an agreement this week at a meeting of Asia-Pacific leaders to carry forward the trade pact, New Zealand's trade minister said on Thursday. Ministers from the 11 countries are meeting in Vietnam's central resort of Danang on the sidelines of a summit of the Asia Pacific

  • Turkey detains more than 100 Islamic State suspects

    November 9, 2017 9:45 AM 514

    ISTANBUL - Turkish police have detained 111 people over suspected links to Islamic State in Ankara and have arrest warrants for a total of 245 suspects in the capital and surrounding province, state-run Anadolu news agency said on Thursday. It said 1,500 police officers were taking part in the operation across Ankara province, raiding 250 addresses

  • Deutsche Telekom CEO: T-Mobile U.S. can stand alone but open to consolidation

    November 9, 2017 9:25 AM 465

    FRANKFURT - Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Hoettges said its T-Mobile US unit was ideally positioned for an independent future after the failure of merger talks with Sprint Corp , but left the door open to consolidation. "It was right to make an attempt. But it is just as right for T-Mobile US to continue now along its own path," Hoettges told a conference

  • APEC ministers end talks after wrangling over trade wording for U.S

    November 9, 2017 8:55 AM 472

    DANANG, Vietnam - Ministers from Asia-Pacific countries ended their meeting on Thursday with a "very good outcome", despite differing views on trade and protectionism, Vietnamese Trade Minister Tran Tuan Anh told a news conference. Talks among trade and foreign ministers from Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries on a communique for leaders

  • Exclusive: Venezuela's PDVSA misses debt payments, used Russian bank to pay ONGC

    November 9, 2017 6:40 AM 472

    NEW DELHI - Venezuelan state oil-firm PDVSA has not made debt payments to India's top oil producer ONGC for six months, and has previously used a Russian state-owned bank and another Indian energy company as intermediaries to make payments, two sources familiar with the transactions said on Wednesday. ONGC Videsh, the overseas investment arm of ONGC, confirmed

  • Bomb kills three, including senior police official, in restive southwestern Pakistan

    November 9, 2017 6:40 AM 385

    QUETTA, Pakistan - A bomb killed a senior Pakistani police official on his way to work and two others on Thursday in the restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, an official said. Baluchistan was rocked by a series of attacks late last year that claimed over 180 lives and raised concerns about a growing militant presence, including fighters affiliated

  • General Electric signs $3.5 billion deals in China

    November 9, 2017 5:10 AM 474

    BEIJING - General Electric Co signed three aviation and engine deals with Chinese partners worth a total of $3.5 billion on the sidelines of a state visit to Beijing by U.S. President Donald Trump, who has been looking to stir up U.S.-China trade. The partnerships were signed in the presence of Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, as well as U.S. Commerce

  • Commuters report delays on NSL

    November 9, 2017 2:00 AM 460

    SINGAPORE — Commuters reported delays at various sections of the ageing North-South Line (NSL) on Thursday (Nov 9) morning, even though the SMRT has yet to make any official announcement regarding track or train faults. Marketing communications executive Charlene Liu told TODAY that she was on her way to work when an announcement was made for commuters

  • Egypt's Sisi against idea of strikes on Iran, Hezbollah

    November 8, 2017 10:20 PM 474

    Sharm el-Sheikh - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday he was against the idea of military strikes against Iran or the Tehran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah as there was enough turmoil already in the Middle East. He was asked what he thought of the prospect of such strikes in a question and answer session with journalists - two days after