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AFTER establishing its footprint in the southern and western parts of Africa, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore is spreading its wings to the eastern side of the continent with the setting up...

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NEW orders for US manufactured capital goods rose for a second straight month in July as demand for machinery and a range of other products picked up, offering a tentative sign that a business...

WHILE markets await Janet Yellen's latest message about the direction of US monetary policy, the Federal Reserve chief and her colleagues already have one for politicians: the US economy needs...

THREE years of so-called "Abenomics", Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's bold stimulus programme, has failed to dislodge a deflationary mindset among businesses and consumers...

FRENCH Prime Minister Manuel Valls defended a ban on burkinis in more than a dozen coastal towns on Thursday, saying France was locked in a "battle of cultures" and that the full-body...

NOT much has changed for Indonesian President Joko Widodo over the past 12 months. Judging from his state-of-the-nation address on Aug 16 in the People's Consultative Assembly, he is still...

[HONG KONG] Hong Kong confirmed its first imported case of Zika at a news conference late on Thursday.

[LONDON] Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange Group have submitted their US$29 billion merger deal to European Union competition regulators ahead of a Sept 28 deadline for a preliminary...

[WASHINGTON] US manufacturing showed strength in July as durable goods orders rebounded from two straight fall, the Commerce Department reported on Thursday.

[SINGAPORE] Asia's population is ageing faster than anywhere in the world, a study said Thursday, warning the swelling ranks of the elderly will cost the region US$20 trillion in healthcare by...