Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq edge up to new record highs

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NEW YORK: Wall Street stocks edged up to fresh records on Tuesday (Sep 19) as the bull market marched onwards following solid economic data while the Federal Reserve opened a two-day policy meeting. All three major indices finished at records, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 39.45 … Powered by WPeMatico

FedEx quarterly profit falls

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Package delivery company FedEx Corp on Tuesday reported a lower quarterly net profit due to service disruptions following June’s Petya cyber attack on its Dutch delivery unit TNT Express and the impact of Hurricane Harvey. Powered by WPeMatico

Britain to promise €20 billion in Brexit bill: Report

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LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May will promise to pay a Brexit divorce bill of at least €20 billion (£18 billion, US$24 billion), according to officials cited by the Financial Times. May’s EU adviser Olly Robbins has informed his counterparts in various European capitals of the offer, the … Powered by WPeMatico

Equifax says 100,000 Canadians' data hacked

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MONTREAL: The personal information of 100,000 Canadians may have been compromised in a hack of Equifax revealed earlier in the month, the credit data company said on Tuesday (Sep 19). It said it originally thought that the incident was limited to US customers. On Sep 7 it had said that 143 million … Powered by […]

Pence calls on UN to take action on humanitarian crisis in Myanmar – Politico

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National Post Pence calls on UN to take action on humanitarian crisis in MyanmarPoliticoVice President Mike Pence challenged the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday to take action on the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar, as Rohingya Muslims continue fleeing to Bangladesh to escape what the U.N. has called an ethnic cleansing.Trump urges ‘strong and swift’ […]

US existing home sales in August lowest in a year

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WASHINGTON: Sales of US existing homes fell to the lowest level in a year in August as low inventories left many would-be buyers unable to purchase, according to industry data released on Wednesday (Sep 20). While Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall in southeast Texas on Aug 26, was blamed for … Powered by WPeMatico

South Korea says Trump's warning to North Korea 'firm and specific' – Channel NewsAsia

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Channel NewsAsia South Korea says Trump’s warning to North Korea ‘firm and specific’Channel NewsAsiaSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers a speech during a session of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin. 20 Sep 2017 12:35PM (Updated: 20 Sep 2017 10:45PM ) …China rebukes Trump over threat to ‘totally destroy’ North […]

Bangladesh army ordered to help build shelters, toilets for Rohingya refugees pounded by heavy monsoon rainfall – The Straits Times

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The Straits Times Bangladesh army ordered to help build shelters, toilets for Rohingya refugees pounded by heavy monsoon rainfallThe Straits TimesCOX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AFP) – Bangladesh’s army was ordered on Wednesday (Sept 20) to take a bigger role in helping hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar, amid warnings it could […]

President Halimah offers condolences to Mexican President Pena Nieto over deadly earthquake – The Straits Times

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Washington Post President Halimah offers condolences to Mexican President Pena Nieto over deadly earthquakeThe Straits TimesSINGAPORE – President Halimah Yacob has written to her Mexican counterpart, Mr Enrique Pena Nieto, to offer condolences over the earthquake that struck the country on Tuesday (Sept 19). “I was deeply saddened by the loss of lives and devastation …Rescuers […]

Many opportunities for China and Singapore to build ties in 'new historical chapter': President Xi – Channel NewsAsia

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Channel NewsAsia Many opportunities for China and Singapore to build ties in ‘new historical chapter’: President XiChannel NewsAsiaSingapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed new ways to advance ties between the two countries in a meeting at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on Wednesday (Sep 20). 2 related media […]

'To lose a good son, I can't swallow that': Parents of NSF who died in training mishap in Australia – Channel NewsAsia

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Channel NewsAsia ‘To lose a good son, I can’t swallow that’: Parents of NSF who died in training mishap in AustraliaChannel NewsAsiaWhen 3rd Sergeant (3SG) Chan Hiang Cheng Gavin arrived at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Queensland, he messaged his mother saying: “Reached camp”. That was the last message his parents received from him. […]