U.S. dollar strengthens as traders bet on hawkish Fed

New York [US], November 18: The U.S. dollar appreciated in late trading on Thursday as market participants digested the latest comments from Federal Reserve officials.

U.S. stocks fall as investors assess Fed policy path

New York [US], November 18: U.S. stocks declined on Thursday, as Wall Street digested the latest comments from Federal Reserve officials and assessed the central...

Singapore reports 2,088 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore [Singapore], November 18:Singapore reported 2,088 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total tally to 2,148,794.

Intense battles erupt between gov't forces, Houthis in Yemen's Taiz, 10 killed

Aden [Yemen],November 18: Intense battles erupted between Yemen's government forces and the Houthi rebels in various areas of the southwestern province of Taiz on Thursday,...

Myanmar reports 45 new COVID-19 cases

Yangon [Myanmar], November 18: Myanmar confirmed 45 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 632,910, according to the Ministry...

Bangladesh's central bank creates 500-mln-USD refinance scheme for food security

Dhaka [Bangladesh], November 18:Bangladesh Bank (BB) has worked out a 50 billion taka (about 500 million U.S. dollars) refinance scheme to ensure food security in...

Japan's consumer prices rise to highest level in 40 years in October

Tokyo [Japan],November 18:Japan's consumer prices increased 3.6 percent in October from a year earlier, marking a 40-year high, owing to a weak yen further inflating...

Russia identifies rocket falling in Poland as Ukrainian missile

Moscow [Russia], November 17: Russian experts have confirmed from pictures of the wreckage that the projectile falling in Poland was a Ukrainian missile, the Russian...

Russia bans 52 Irish officials from entry

Moscow [Russia], November 17: The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday that 52 senior Irish officials are barred from entering Russia in response to Dublin's...

Finland needs 50,000 immigrants per year by 2050: tech industry

Helsinki [Finland], November 17:Finland needs over 50,000 immigrants a year for the next 28 years to fill job vacancies arising due to an ageing population,...

Italy receives 51 refugees with UNHCR university scholarships

Rome [Italy], November 17: A group of 51 refugees from Africa arrived in Italy on Wednesday to enroll in various universities in the country, the...

Energy prices drive up Italian inflation to 11.8 pct in October

Rome [Italy], November 17: Consumer prices in Italy rose by 11.8 percent in October compared to a year earlier, the government's statistics entity reported Wednesday....

At least 12 injured in explosion at condo in U.S. state Maryland

Washington [US], November 17: At least 12 people were injured after an explosion tore down part of a condo building in Gaithersburg, in the U.S....

U.S. Chicago plunges into winter overnight

Chicago [US], November 17: After experiencing an abnormal warm week with high temperatures staying over 20 degrees Celsius, Chicago suddenly plunged into winter as snow...

Amazon reportedly begins layoffs

San Francisco [US], November 17: Amazon has begun the process of cutting jobs across the company this week, according to media reports on Wednesday.

U.S. stocks dip amid economic data

New York [US], November 17:U.S. stocks declined on Wednesday, as investors digested a slew of economic data.

McConnell re-elected as Republican leader in U.S. Senate

Washington [US],November 17: Mitch McConnell was re-elected as Republican leader in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.

U.S. Senate advances same-sex marriage bill

Washington [US], November 17: The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to proceed to debate on legislation that would codify same-sex marriage protections in the country.

U.S. dollar slips as euro, sterling rise

New York [US], November 17: The U.S. dollar weakened in late trading on Wednesday amid a momentum in the euro and the British pound.

Gold falls on profit taking

Chicago [US], November 17: Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell on Wednesday as investors took profit after days...

25 injured after vehicle plows into police recruits in California

Los Angeles [US], November 17: A total of 25 police recruits were injured during a training run after a vehicle plowed into them in the...

Singapore reports 2,184 new COVID-19 cases

Singapore, November 17: Singapore reported 2,184 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the country's total tally to 2,146,706.

G20 leaders reaffirm commitment to cooperation to tackle global economic challenges

Bali [Indonesia], November 17:The leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) reaffirmed here Wednesday their commitment to cooperation to address serious global economic challenges.

Bangladesh aims to increase cotton production five folds by 2030

Dhaka [Bangladesh], November 17: Bangladesh has set a target to increase cotton production five times by 2030, introducing new varieties and expanding cultivation areas, since...

Trial operation of Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway successful

Jakarta [Indonesia], November 17: A comprehensive trial operation of Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway (HSR) in Indonesia has been successful after a train finished its run on...

Vietnamese customs seizes 26 kg of drugs sent from abroad

Hanoi [Vietnam], November 17:Customs officers of southern Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City have seized nearly 26 kg of drugs sent from Germany and the United...

Over 37.46 million people vaccinated for COVID-19 in Myanmar

Yangon [Myanmar], November 17:Myanmar has vaccinated more than 37.46 million people for COVID-19 as of Tuesday, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday.