Friday, August 28, 2015
Philippine economic growth quickened in the second quarter, the government said Thursday, placing the country in a better position to weather the global fallout from China's economic woes.
A staffer at a Chinese finance company named Goldman Sachs said any similarity to the multi-billion-dollar U.S. investment giant was unintentional Thursday, weeks after a Chinese man was arrested for setting up a fake bank branch.
YouTube on Wednesday strode into an arena dominated by Amazon-owned Twitch, with the launch of a service tailored for the hot trend of video game play as a spectator sport.
Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Those looking for a luxury-branded convertible with a low price tag should turn toward Audi's A3 Cabriolet.
The yen faced selling pressure Thursday as investors' fears over mainland China's economy began to ease, and as equity markets rebounded following hints the U.S. Federal Reserve may not lift rates next month.
Europe's main stock markets rallied Thursday on easing mainland China worries, inspired by bumper gains overnight on Wall Street and earlier in Asia.
Nigeria's Dangote Cement has announced a US$4.34 billion deal with Chinese construction company Sinoma International Engineering to build plants across Africa.
Oil rose in Asia Thursday as dealers digested a mixed U.S. energy report showing a dip in crude inventories, but barely any decline in production despite sinking prices.
Ecuadoreans are already contending with a rumbling, ash-spewing volcano and rising living costs because they use the appreciating U.S. dollar as their currency.