Nikkei drops more than 1 pct on stronger yen, Trump’s ‘America first’ policy

By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, Jan 23 : Japan’s Nikkei share average dropped more than 1 percent on Monday as shares of exporters fell on a stronger yen, while sentiment was subdued on concerns over newly sworn-in U.S. President Donald Trump’s protectionist trade view. The Nikkei dropped 1.3 percent to 18,886.00 in midmorning trade. Exporters dropped, […]

Australia, NZ dlrs tick higher, USD capped as Trump withholds detail

By Swati Pandey SYDNEY, Jan 23 : The Australian dollar stayed near a 2-1/2-month peak on Monday while the U.S. dollar was on the back foot after U.S. President Donald Trump offered no detail on his plans to stimulate economic growth. The Australian dollar stood at $0.7572, within kissing distance of last week’s high of […]

North Korea nuclear threat means South must not delay anti-missile system

By Jack Kim and Christine Kim SEOUL, Jan 23 : Acting South Korean President Hwang Kyo-ahn said today the deployment of a US anti-missile defence system can not be delayed in the face of a growing North Korean nuclear missile threat and despite Chinese hostility to the move. South Korea and the United States say […]

Trump to begin renegotiating NAFTA pact soon with Mexico, Canada

By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON, Jan 23 : US President Donald Trump said he plans talks soon with the leaders of Canada and Mexico to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. “We will be starting negotiations having to do with NAFTA,” Trump yesterday said at a swearing-in ceremony for his top White House advisers. […]

Samsung burning to regain trust with results of Note 7 fires probe

By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL, Jan 23 : Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans on Monday to reveal reasons behind the spontaneous combustion of its recalled Galaxy Note 7, as the world’s biggest smartphone maker works to regain consumer trust before launching its next premium model. The announcement would come more than three months after Samsung scrapped […]

Deadly storms kill 16, trigger tornado threat across US South

By Letitia Stein TAMPA, Fla., Jan 22 : A dangerous weekend weather system has killed at least 16 people in the US South, as Georgia officials today reported a dozen fatalities and severe thunderstorms and tornadoes menaced several states. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared an emergency for seven counties in the south-central part of the […]