New stock exchange link between London and Shanghai targets bank as its first offeringread more
Government officials in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, have revealed plans to launch an illumination satellite, known as “artificial moon,” in 2020, according to Wu Chunfeng, chairman of Chengdu Aerospace Sci…read more
Channel Nine has announced they will revive the show, which originally aired on the ABC, in 2019.read more
As the evidence piles up, Trump and his lieutenants stick to their defense of the kingdom.read more
A big-name Brat Packer in the 1980s, Ally Sheedy found fame was fleeting when she refused to play by Tinseltown’s rules.read more
The Blues have announced four delistings but re-signed a promising youngster.read more
Melbourne jockey Ben Melham went close to pulling off the big Cups double last year when second and third on Johannes Vermeer. Can he atone on Homesmanread more
The victim was taken to hospital in a serious but stable condition and a manhunt for her attacker is underway.read more
Sketch: When undead leaders roam the fearful night, it is time for extreme measuresread more
Storms are likely to drench the city on Thursday afternoon and may cause flash flooding along the coast.read more
Steve Penny had been indicted for evidence tampering in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse investigation.read more
The outgoing Canberra Raiders star will end a long wait when he links up with the Warrington Wolves.read more
Champion hurdler Sally Pearson expects to hit full training by December with one eye on the Tokyo Olympics.read more
A major bus strike set to halt tens of thousands of commutes on Friday has been stopped by the Andrews government to avoid a politically bruising bus shut-down nearly one month away from a state election.read more
Jorja Smith wants to keep her music honest and believable, even if it means turning down a chance to sing with Drake.read more
SEOUL (Oct 18): South Korea’s central bank kept monetary policy steady on Thursday for a seventh straight meeting, as it assessed new signs of softness in the economy and the potential fallout from global trade frictions.
The Bank of Korea decided to k…
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 18): The government has made a payment of US$50.3 million (RM208.8 million) for the interest arising from bonds issued by 1MDB Energy (Langat) Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB).
Speaking to reporters a…
SINGAPORE (Oct 18): Singapore has announced stricter guidelines on the maximum number of units in new blocks of private flats and condominiums in a move to tackle what authorities have called “excessive development of shoebox units” in the island-state…read more
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 18): Hong Leong IB Research has maintained its “buy” rating on DiGi.Com Bhd at RM4.546 with an unchanged target price of RM5.10, and said price regulation is unlikely to be adopted in the mobile sector.
In a note today, the research h…
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“If the freedom of speech be taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”—George Washington
Living in a representative republic means that each person has the…read more
Companies struggle to recruit as workers not trained or equipped for digital futureread more
Head of US business says oil and gas output will act as ‘balance’ for deepwater projectsread more
Blighted by corruption and ignored by regional allies and the US under Trump, some warn of ‘total chaos’ to comeread more
Who will voters choose in the race between a progressive Democrat and a Trump acolyte?read more
The flowers famous for blooming very briefly every spring have made a surprise appearance.read more
SYDNEY (Oct 18): Australia’s jobless rate unexpectedly dived to its lowest since 2012 last month, but the decline smacked more of statistical noise than a true signal of incipient inflationary pressures and rising interest rates.
Figures from the Austr…
Researchers from Washington State University have published a new report of the Great Drought, the most destructive known drought of the past 800 years – and how it sparked the Global Famine that claimed the lives of 50 million people. The scientists w…read more
There’s anger after the Brexit secretary suggests the choice will be simply “take it or leave it”.read more
Mike Cannon-Brookes – he of the original Tesla big battery Tweet – calls “total BS” on Scott Morrison’s Sky News comments about wind and solar. Twitter does its thing.
The post Billionaire calls out “total BS” on Morrison’s views of w…
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 18): Selldown on the Malaysian equity market last week was not due to the termination of Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 (MRT2) underground work contract with MMC Gamuda KVMRT (T) Sdn Bhd, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng opined.
Alinta gets approval for new transmission line in Pilbara, paving way for new solar farm and battery storage to help power some of the biggest mines in the country.
The post Network approval paves way for solar and storage at some of Australia’s …
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Societal Collapse awaits in the wings if climate change and nuclear war don’t finish us off first…
The Cheney-Bush and Obama regimes destroyed due process, with the result that American citizens were detained in pr…read more
Gavin Hazelwood took the morning off school as he was feeling “a bit sick” but found the energy to make a special gift, fit for a Duchess.read more
Decision on charges should be made before the state votes on November 24, says police chiefread more
The former prime minister has urged voters not to “romance” the idea of a protest vote in this weekend’s Wentworth byelection.read more
For the first time Australians will be able to easily see whether their hard-earned money is flowing to tobacco companies.read more
Trainer John O’Shea looks beyond Randwick to the Wakeful Stakes with Lucky Helmet.read more
Promising key forward Jesse Hogan and strong-marking big man Rory Lobb finally wins Fremantle the goal-face targets and potential goal-kickers that Dockers authorities have chased for many years.read more
TOKYO (Oct 18): Japan’s exports fell in September for the first time since 2016 as shipments to the United States and China declined, likely impeding third quarter economic growth and adding to concerns about the broadening impact of an escalating Sino…read more
Fundraising comes ahead of $100bn initial public offering scheduled fo 2019read more
A “high-profile” Ukrainian fugitive who faked his own death was discovered hiding out in a 12th-century French feudal castle known as Château de La Rochepot, living like a king, according to Bloomberg. The man allegedly forged death certificates to eva…read more
The Gold Traders Association this morning announced the buying prices at 18,464.88 baht per baht-weight for gold ornaments, and 18,800 baht per baht-weight for gold bars.read more
Socialist finance minister reiterates fiscal discipline ‘commitments made to European partners’read more
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 18): AirAsia Group chief executive officer (CEO) Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has urged for competition to be injected into monopolies.
He also said it was incredible that companies which are monopolies do not care about their customers.
Our culture fosters free-thinking mavericks, so why are we surprised when they then break down?read more
China tech giant hampered innovation with multiple teams competing on same projectsread more
Melbourne City are ready to tell each other the hard truths needed for success this A-League season, led by plain-talking skipper Scott Jamieson.read more
(Oct 18): Four major U.S. public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday proposed removing Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman following several high-profile scandals and said they hoped to gain backing from larger asset man…read more
Electranet decision on grid upgrade on Eyre Peninsula kills prospects of mega wind farms on west coast, and also rejects battery and micro-grid alternatives.
The post Grid choice for S.A.’s Eyre Peninsula locks out mega wind projects appeared fir…
Oobah Butler has revealed he sent an impostor – his brother, in disguise – to complete his media appearance on the breakfast show in June.read more
It started with a snide comment, then grew each time he appeared in the press. Then his son started finding notes in his school bag.read more
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Oct 18): Chinese carmaker Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd, long the subject of speculation about its political ties, has moved to dispel a widely held belief its chairman’s wife was related to Chinese President Xi Jinping.
US intelligence officials think Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia is culpable in the killing of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.read more
Irish international Denise O’Sullivan will join Canberra’s roster rebuild for after winning a NWSL title in the US.read more
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In mid-September, Putin and Turkey’s Erdogan agreed on establishing a 15 – 20 km-wide demilitarized zone in Idlib province along the Turkish border.
Russian and Turkish forces will control the zone, an offensive to libe…read more
A $635 million energy-from-waste plant proposed for Kwinana Industrial Area south of Perth is set for construction, with backing from both ARENA and the CEFC.
The post “Australian-first” big waste-to-energy plant reaches financial close in …
The ones in her hair, not the ones she’s giving with her hands on tour.read more
Unlike the Verdi, this version of the opera has never been to Australia in the two centuries since its creation – until now.read more
MUMBAI (Oct 18): India’s capital markets regulator has asked Fortis Healthcare to recover 4.03 billion rupees (US$55 million) from its founder brothers and firms related to them, pending an investigation into loans made by the company.
Tycoon brothers …
The trick of being able to test your ears and personalise sound output is impressive, but good conventional headphones still feel and sound better.read more
There is nothing like a strong contrast in a double bill and the Sydney Dance Company’s latest is certainly that: a revival of polished grace and a premiere of something completely different.read more
A month after the Associated Press published internal WikiLeaks files which suggested the transparency organization’s founder Julian Assange had since 2010 contemplated moving to Russia — outside the reach of US and UK authorities — newly released Ecua…read more
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 18): The FBM KLCI remained in negative territory, tracking regional markets, as sentiment stayed tepid ahead of the tabling of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP) mid-term review later today.
At 10am, the FBM KLCI dipped 1.44 points to 1,73…
William Forsythe’s A Quiet Evening of Dance at Melbourne Festival does more than merely deconstruct the formal foundations of dance.read more
The University of Missouri is honouring George Smith with an unusual accolade.read more
Superstar import Keisuke Honda is both supremely ready for Saturday’s Melbourne derby and unprepared for the occasion.read more
Ingmar Bergman’s classic screen exploration of a failing marriage is turned on its head on stage.read more
Leilani Mitchell laughs there might be a simple reason why the Capitals call Kelly Wilson “supergirl”.read more
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After the recent purge of over 800 independent media outlets on Facebook, the Supreme Court is now hearing a case that could have ramifications for any future attempts at similar purges.
The United State…read more
India Brown burst into tears when Prince Harry broke with royal protocol and hugged her. ‘It was awesome,’ she says.read more
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 18): Shares in Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) and George Kent (Malaysia) Bhd were among the five top actively traded stocks this morning after MRCB George Kent Sdn Bhd said the government has agreed to continue with the Light Rai…read more
US astrobiologist says structures found in 3.7-billion-year-old Greenland rock don’t have biological origin but Australian geologists are sticking to their guns.read more
The police chase eventually came to an end after “stinger” strips blew out the car’s tyres near Tammin.read more
WASHINGTON: Washington on Wednesday again declined to call China a currency manipulator but said the yuan’s fall and Beijing’s exchange practices were of “particular concern.”read more
One of Sydney’s best apprentices a couple of years ago, Koby Jennings is primed to land another stakes success having ditched a book of Newcastle rides.read more
This table shows how every MP voted in the historic bill to decriminalise abortion in Queensland.read more
English Premier League action returns this weekend, with Jose Mourinho sure to hog headlines again at Stamford Bridge.read more
Only a public campaign echoing the successful rescue of Tasmanian rivers from damming in the 1980s can preserve important Indigenous heritage sites and wild rivers on Sydney’s doorstep, Greens say.read more
Vietnam has freed a well-known blogger after two years in prison on the condition that she leave for the United States.read more
Following a series of violent protests, the mayor of Portland has proposed new measures aimed at separating conservatives and liberals before anybody gets hurt.
On Monday afternoon, Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler proposed an emergency ordinance which wou…read more
NEW YORK: Two former Deutsche Bank traders were convicted of fraud on Wednesday for their roles in manipulating a benchmark interest rate, the US Justice Department announced.read more
A person, believed to be a teenage boy, has been taken to hospital after an incident at Mount Ainslie.read more
The popular sharp-shooter announced the end his 14-year career on Thursday after last month’s premiership win and weighing up his future out of surgery to his wrist.read more
A consultant hired to certify the Thunder River Rapids Ride days before the 2016 Dreamworld tragedy said he was afraid of being given fake logbooks.read more