Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Indonesia, Malaysia send letter protesting EU palm oil curbs

  JAKARTA / BRUSSELS The leaders of Indonesia and Malaysia, the world’s two biggest palm oil producers, sent a letter of objection to the European...

How flawed software, high speed, other factors doomed an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX

PARIS / SEATTLE / SINGAPORE Minutes after take-off, the pilots of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX were caught in a bad situation. As soon as the...

Selling with the enemy: Why rival retailers embrace Amazon.com

MADRID / NEW YORK Chico’s FAS Inc warned in January that it would shutter at least 250 stores across its namesake brand, along with its...

Helping, listening, caring – Japanese prefecture leads dramatic decrease in suicides

AKITA, Japan Taeko Watanabe awoke one cold March night and found a trail of blood in the hallway, a bloody cleaver on her son Yuki’s...

Facebook reveals how it ranks items in the news feed

LONDON Facebook is lifting the lid on the algorithm that decides which posts appear in its news feed, as part of a drive to be...

China manufacturing returns to growth in March: Caixin PMI

BEIJING China’s manufacturing sector unexpectedly returned to growth for the first time in four months in March, in a sign that government stimulus measures...

Asian stocks surge on China’s factory comeback, trade talks progress

TOKYO Asian stocks rallied on Monday as positive Chinese factory gauges and signs of progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks supported sentiment, although another defeat...

Box Office – ‘Dumbo’ Lands at No. 1 With Soft $45 Million

LOS ANGELES Disney’s “Dumbo” had an underwhelming liftoff at the domestic box office. Tim Burton’s live-action remake debuted with $45 million from 4,259 North American...

Disney bans smoking at U.S. parks ahead of ‘Star Wars’ openings

LOS ANGELES Walt Disney Co will ban smoking, vaping and large strollers at its U.S. theme parks in California and Florida starting on May...

Apple spotlights services with TV, gaming and credit card offerings

CUPERTINO, Calif. Apple Inc attempted to reintroduce itself on Monday as an entertainment and financial services company that also makes iPhones as it launched...

Brexit up in the air as May pushes divorce deal for third time

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May held crisis talks with senior colleagues and hardline Brexiteers on Sunday trying to breathe life into her twice-defeated European...

Abu Dhabi aims to lure start-ups with investment in new technology hub

ABU DHABI Abu Dhabi will commit up to 1 billion dirhams ($272 million) to support technology start-ups, it said on Sunday, in a dedicated hub...
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