Wednesday, 20 February 2019

UK plans to make plastic packaging producers pay for waste disposal

LONDON Britain is to set out plans to overhaul its recycling system on Monday, including making plastic packaging producers pay the full cost of...

Asia shares up on optimism over trade talks, stimulus

SYDNEY Asian share markets firmed on Monday as investors dared to hope for both progress at Sino-U.S. trade talks in Washington this week and more...

Mercedes-Benz EU emissions jump under new testing regime

FRANKFURT Daimler will push electric and hybrid cars more aggressively after tougher emissions tests revealed pollution levels in Europe at Mercedes-Benz Cars rose 7 percent...

Charlie Munger targets active managers, Elon Musk; praises China

Charlie Munger, the longtime business partner of Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway Inc, on Thursday criticized active fund managers, bankers and even Elon Musk...

Explainer: What’s at stake in U.S.-China trade talks

WASHINGTON U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin are in Beijing this week as Chinese and American negotiators try to hammer...

U.S. negotiating multibillion-dollar fine with Facebook: report

WASHINGTON The U.S. government and Facebook Inc are negotiating a settlement over the company’s privacy lapses that could require the online social network to pay...

Dollar weaker as signs of trade progress take shine off safe-havens

SINGAPORE The dollar edged lower against its peers on Wednesday, as rising expectations of a breakthrough in the trade impasse between United States and China...

Fashion startup Zilingo raises $226 million from Singapore’s Temasek, others

SINGAPORE Southeast Asian fashion startup Zilingo said it has raised $226 million in its latest funding round from existing backers such as venture capital firm...

Oil edges up amid OPEC cuts, U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela

SINGAPORE Oil prices edged up on Tuesday amid OPEC-led supply cuts and U.S. sanctions against Iran and Venezuela, although surging U.S. production and concerns over...

Oil prices dip on rising U.S. rig count

SINGAPORE Crude prices dipped early on Monday in Asia as U.S. drilling activity picked up and as Russia’s biggest oil producer pressured President Vladimir Putin...

Asian shares in tight range ahead of U.S.-China trade talks

SYDNEY Asian shares started the week on the backfoot on Monday as worries about global growth, U.S. politics and the ongoing Sino-U.S. tariff war kept...

Asia stocks fall on renewed anxiety over trade, growth risks

TOKYO Asian stocks lost ground on Friday as investors worried about a broadening global economic slowdown, with sentiment not helped by the absence of...
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