China’s Q4 economic growth likely to slow amid debt, pollution battle

By Kevin Yao BEIJING, Jan 18 : China is expected on Thursday to post a modest slowdown in fourth quarter economic growth from the previous three months as the government extended a crackdown on debt risks and factory pollution. Analysts polled by Reuters expect the world’s second-largest economy to have grown 6.7 percent in the […]

US dollar ticks up amid Beige Book, data

New York, Jan 18 : The US dollar traded mixed against other major currencies as investors mainly focused on the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book and the newly-released economic data. In late New York trading on Wednesday, the euro decreased to $1.2224 from $1.2272 in the previous session, and the British pound increased to $1.3872 […]

Dow closes above 26,000 for first time

New York, Jan 18 : US stocks closed higher with the Dow closing above 26,000 for the first time, following the release of stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings reports. The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Wednesday added 322.79 points, or 1.25 per cent, to 26,115.65, Xinhua news agency reported. The S&P 500 increased 26.14 points, or 0.94 […]

Delhi to host travel and tourism exchange event

New Delhi, Jan 17 : The 25th edition of South Asian Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE 2018) will be held in the national capital from January 31 to February 2, an official said on Wednesday. SATTE 2018 — designed to serve as a comprehensive platform for domestic and international buyers and professionals from across the […]

British women’s pay goes up, but gender pay gap remains

London, Jan 17 : Women’s pay has increased more than the wages earned by men in Britain, but the gender pay gap remains at almost 10 percent, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a new report Wednesday. ONS said the gender pay gap for full-time workers was entirely in favour of men for […]

International coffee fest opens in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Jan 17 : The seventh edition of the International Coffee Festival began here on Wednesday after a four-year gap. Union Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu, who was to inaugurate the four-day event, was however absent due to prior engagements in New Delhi, said an official. Karnataka Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda unveiled the […]