Demand for shares of messaging app Line soars

Tokyo, July 13 (IANS) Shares of Japanese messaging-app operator Line have been soaring ahead of its initial public offering in New York and Tokyo and are now 25 times more oversubscribed, the media reported on Wednesday. ...

Twitter signs pact with Bloomberg to live stream financial news

​New York, July 13 (IANS) The micro-blogging website Twitter and Bloomberg Media have signed a deal to live stream several media company's TV news shows on Twitter platform. ...

Singapore wealth funds keen to invest in India

Singapore, July 8 (IANS) Prominent wealth funds of Singapore have shown keen interest in investing in India, a senior Indian official said on Friday. "Lot of interest and deep appreciation in Singapore about reforms and policy initiatives in India," Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said in a tweet about his ongoing ...

Pound hovers around 31-year low

​London, July 7 (IANS) The pound sterling on Thursday continued to hover around 31-year lows in Asian trading as more UK property funds suspended withdrawals in the wake of Britain voting to exit the European Union (EU). ...

Japan's consumer prices mark biggest fall in 3 years

​Tokyo, July 1 (IANS) Japan's consumer prices fell 0.4 per cent in May from a year earlier due to declining energy prices, marking the biggest drop in over three years, the government said on Friday. ...

Gold up 4.69 % after Britain votes to quit EU

Chicago, June 25 (IANS) Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange advanced sharply on Friday as Britain voted to exit the 28-nation European Union (EU). ...

Portugal's stock market tumbles to 20-year-low

​Lisbon, June 24 (IANS) Portugal's stock market fell to 20-year-lows in early trading Friday as a reaction to the UK's referendum decision to leave the European Union (EU). The PSI-20 principal index fell close to 11 per cent to 4.17 points in early trading, its lowest level since January 1996, EFE news reported. ...

Japan records $388 million trade deficit

​Tokyo, June 20 (IANS) Japan recorded a 40.7 billion yen ($388 million) trade deficit in May, the first deficit since the beginning of 2016, the government said on Monday. The latest figure contrasts with the 823.2 million yen ($7 million) surplus in April, EFE news reported. ...

French growth expected to accelerate to 1.6%

Paris, June 17 (IANS) France's economic growth is expected to accelerate to 1.6 per cent this year, The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee) has said. Insee in a report said it expects the country's jobless claims to fall too due to improving investment and household expenditure, Xinhua news agency reported. ...

Inflation in France at zero percent in May

Paris, June 15 (IANS) Prices in France rose 0.4 per cent in May, mainly because of fresh food and oil prices that contributed to getting inflation out of negative territory and reaching zero per cent, the National Statistics Institute announced on Wednesday. ...

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