AUSTRALIA'S labour market still has plenty of spare capacity, which is likely to cap wage growth and restrain inflation for some time yet, a senior central bank official said on Wednesday...

INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a jobs problem. He swept to power three years ago promising India's poor and middle classes that he would restore their "dignity" after years of...

[BRUSSELS] The European Union and Canada will begin cutting import duties from Thursday on thousands of products and services in a reminder to Britain of the work it will take to replace the trade...

[WASHINGTON] IMF chief Christine Lagarde warned Wednesday that the US will fall short of its ambitious economic growth goals unless it can accelerate promised policy changes, including tax reform.

[SAN JUAN] Hurricane Maria roared ashore on Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to strike the island in more than 80 years while panicked residents fled to high ground and huddled in...

[RIYADH] Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is setting up a company to invest in local entertainment, as the conservative kingdom tentatively opens up and pursues a long-term strategy to...

[PARIS] Growth rates among the world's major economies are synchronising at levels not seen in years as the eurozone catches up with United States, the OECD said on Wednesday in an update of its...

[NEW DELHI] Caught in the crossfire between Myanmar's military and Rohingya insurgents, hundreds of Hindus who have fled to Bangladesh are placing their hopes on the Hindu nationalist government...

[LONDON] British retail sales unexpectedly surged in August, official figures showed on Wednesday, boosting the chance that the Bank of England will raise interest rates in November.

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