Tag Archives: Asia

Asia stocks jump as dollar slide boosts oil

By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares rallied on Thursday as speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve might opt to not raise interest rates at all this year hammered the…

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S. America in Zika crisis talks as sexual transmission feared

Montevideo (AFP) – South American health ministers launched emergency talks Wednesday on fighting the fast-spreading Zika outbreak after a US case of sexual transmission of the virus, which has been…

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Africa, Asia vulnerable to spread of Zika virus: WHO

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) – The Zika virus linked to a microcephaly outbreak in Latin America could spread to Africa & Asia, with the world's highest birth rates, the…

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Unofficial campaigns already starting for Asia's top job

Seoul (AP) — The position is not yet vacant, & may not become so, yet already the contenders for the presidency of the Asian Football Confederation are beginning their undeclared…

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Asia stocks edge up after Wall Street gains on crude surge

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks gained early on Monday, relieved after seeing Wall Street rally overnight on the back of a sharp rise in crude oil prices….

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Kerry off to Asia to address maritime disputes, NKorea nukes

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is pressing for peaceful resolutions to increasingly tense maritime disputes in Asia & urging China to take a firmer…

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Global stocks, oil stabilize after new year nightmare

By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – Gains by Chinese stocks, a steadier yuan & a recovery in oil prices helped calm frazzled investors on Friday, just in time for the…

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Ötzi the Iceman May Have Suffered Stomach Bug

The famous Ötzi, a man murdered approximately 5,300 years ago in the Italian Alps, had what's now considered the world's oldest known case of Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that can…

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Asia shares slump as China sets yuan lower, triggers circuit breaker

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks slid across the board on Thursday after China again guided the yuan sharply lower while Shanghai shares <.SSEC> tanked more than 7…

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Asia stocks slide after China guides yuan lower

By Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks fell to a three-month low on Thursday after China opted to keep guiding the yuan sharply lower, deepening concerns approximately the economy…

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