THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to look into making some unusual allies in order to limit the consumption of opioid painkillers - health insurers and companies that manage prescription-...

SHAHJAHAN Bano was a young boy in February 2002, selling vegetables with his mother in a market in Ahmedabad in the western Indian state of Gujarat, when some of the worst communal riots in the...

A SLOWDOWN in eurozone business growth at the start of the second half of 2017, alongside declining inflation pressures in a key business survey, could put paid to expectations of a stimulus clawback...

JAPAN on Monday launched a scheme to promote "telework", or working from home, in an effort to ease congestion when Tokyo hosts the 2020 Olympics, as well as soften a notoriously rigid work...

SAUDI Arabia's drive to reduce the economy's reliance on oil has hit a snag: its reliance on oil...

US venture capital firms lining up for a slice of the burgeoning digital currency market are grappling with a novel challenge - some of the hottest technology startups that sell the coins just do not...

FACEBOOK is the world's largest social network, with more than two billion users. LinkedIn was sold to Microsoft for US$26 billion last year. And Apple is Apple, the most valuable company in the...

CHINA'S labour market remains tight and unemployment low. And yet - just like in the US, Europe and elsewhere - wages growth isn't reflecting that strength...

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sought to stem a slide in his popularity in a special parliamentary hearing on Monday, reiterating his denials of cronyism, apologising for disparaging remarks...

INVESTORS aren't taking sides in the biggest political crisis in the Gulf in decades because their focus has already returned to oil...

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