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Asian markets mostly down as global outlook tempers sentiment

WT24 Desk HONG KONG – Asian markets stuttered Thursday after New York equities retreated from record highs, with weak economic data around the world offsetting a forecast-beating earnings season, AFP reports. While the mood on trading floors remains broadly positive after ablockbuster start to the year, there are lingering concerns that growth inmost parts of the world is well off ...

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Asian markets fluctuate as dealers brush off Wall St record

WT24 Desk HONG KONG – Asian markets fluctuated Wednesday following a record-breaking close on Wall Street that was fuelled by strong earnings from US big-hitters, AFP reports. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq scaled all-time highs while the Dow came closeafter a string of better-than-forecast results from the likes of Coca-Cola,Twitter and Lockheed Martin added to a raft of other recent ...

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Global warming shrank Indian economy by 31%: Study

The study from 1961 to 2010, global warming decreased the wealth per person in the world’s poorest countries by 17 to 30 per cent. WT24 Desk Global warming has caused the Indian economy to be 31 per cent smaller than it would otherwise have been, according to a Stanford study which shows how Earth’s temperature changes have increased inequalities, reports ...

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Stock market hitting new highs: 3 value stocks to invest in now

Corporate profitability is at multi-year lows and most investors are chasing stocks with visible earnings growth. Experts say investors should now scout for value stocks. WT24 Desk With benchmark indices hitting new highs, the stock market is in a jubilant mood. Expected political stability in the country and growth concerns in the US are the reasons. “Money flow to emerging ...

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Stocks fall flat on lower transactions

WT24 Desk Stock markets today witnessed flat when daily transactions declined on lower demand, Agencies report. The day’s trade value at the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) declined to Taka 351.84 crore from Thursday’s Taka 352.13 crore and the daily trade fell to 8.43 crore shares from 8.60 crore shares of the previous session. The broader DSEX index of the DSE ...

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Indian man extradited to US from Singapore for multi-million dollar call centre scam

Hitesh Madhubhai Patel, 42, of Ahmedabad is scheduled to be arraigned Friday before a US magistrate judge in federal court in Houston. WT24 Desk An Indian has been extradited to the US from Singapore to face charges of his involvement in a multi-million dollar India-based call centre scam that targeted Americans, PTI reports. Hitesh Madhubhai Patel, 42, of Ahmedabad is ...

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Tokyo shares open higher after Wall Street gains

WT24 Desk TOKYO – Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday following healthy gains on Wall Street, while the forex market remained stable, AFP reports. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.67 percent or 147.95 points at22,238.07 in early trade, while the broader Topix index climbed 0.40 percentor 6.38 points to 1,621.35.

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Churches and mosques offered share of £1.6m security fund

Scheme helps places of worship install alarms, security lighting and CCTV cameras WT24 Desk Religious organisations have been invited to apply for a share of a government fund to improve security at their places of worship, PA reports. The places of worship protective security scheme helps churches, mosques, temples and gurdwaras in England and Wales to install alarms, security lighting, ...

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Asian markets down as global rally takes a break

WT24 Desk HONG KONG – Asian markets fell Thursday as investors in most countries wound down going into the long Easter break, with positive comments on the China-US trade talks and healthy Chinese growth unable to fire buying activity, AFP reports. Donald Trump’s key trade negotiator Robert Lighthizer is reportedlypreparing to visit Beijing at the end of the month for ...

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