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Mexicans.The country that coined the word "karoshi," or death by overwork, is looking for ways to give stressed out employees a break.South Korea's special prosecutor delays until Monday (January 16) a decision on whether to seek a warrant to arrest Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee, a suspect in an influence-peddling investigation.The Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus will end 'The Greatest ...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 70 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
banks posted positive earnings reports and their chief executives were upbeat about the year ahead on Friday, which could boost investor confidence in local lenders.Iron ore prices are flat, but copper hit a five-week high on Friday and aluminium climbed to its highest in nearly 20 months on optimism about metals demand following strong economic data from top metals consumer China and the United S...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 70 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Sirtex Medical shares have bounced around in early trade following the company's decision to fire chief executive Gilman Wong at the end of last week.Shares in the liver cancer biotech firm leaped 1.52 per cent in the first few minutes of trade on Monday and then slipped 0.57 per cent into the red before sitting flat at $15.84 at 1106 AEDT.Sirtex axed Mr Wong after the market closed on Fr...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 70 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Capital city home prices were flat last week despite the number of listings falling.The total number of listings fell 4.1 per cent in the week ending January 15, compared to the prior corresponding period, property market analytics firm CoreLogic said on Monday.Only home prices in Melbourne rose last week, up 0.6 per cent, while Perth home values were tumbled 1.3 per cent.Parts...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 70 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Credit ratings agency Fitch has downgraded its outlook for Australia's banking sector to negative from stable in response to an increase in macroeconomic risks and pressure on profit growth.Fitch says the overall sector's strong asset quality, profitability and capitalisation could be weakened if China's growth slowed more than expected, while rising household debt and property price grow...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 70 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Hong Kong investor CKI will be hoping the federal government approves its $7.3 billion takeover bid for DUET Group if the energy utility operator's shareholders back the deal.DUET's two boards have backed the bid from CKI, which is owned by billionaire Li Ka-Shing and has offered $3 for every DUET share as well as a special dividend of three cents per share.That represents a seven per cen...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 70 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
settings.Regis Resources has lifted gold output seven per cent to 80,090 ounces in the second quarter of 2017.The miner said the result puts production in the upper half of guidance for the full 2017 financial year, which is 300,000-330,000 ounces.Regis expects its gold output rate to be maintained as the Gloster and Erlisoun projects in Western Australia come online.Parts...
Source : Sydney Morning Herald | 70 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
Jan 15 (IANS) It was a foggy Sunday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 8.6 degrees Celsius, the weather office said.The sky would remain partly cloudy in the day with the maximum temperature likely to hover around 20 degrees Celsius, an official of the India Meteorological Department said.Saturday's maximum temperature was recorded at 19.3 degrees Celsius, a notch below the seas...
Source : News Track India | 70 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
Shimla, Jan 15 (IANS) More than 30 houses were gutted in a fire in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh early on Sunday, officials said.No casualties were reported as the blaze destroyed the wooden houses in Tangnu village, Deputy Commissioner of Police Rohan Thakur told IANS.More than 50 people have been rendered homeless and cattle also perished in the fire."The affected families have been shifte...
Source : News Track India | 70 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
Tokyo, Jan 15 (IANS) Japanese space agency on Sunday failed to send a satellite into orbit aboard an experimental mini-rocket due to communication failure.The modified sounding rocket SS-520, to be one of the world's smallest rockets to put an object in orbit, took off at 8.33 a.m. from the Uchinoura Space Centre in Kagoshima prefecture, Xinhua news agency reported.However, the ignition of the sec...
Source : News Track India | 70 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
Stockholm, Jan 15 (IANS) The Swedish population at 9,996,419 on Saturday night, is set to hit 10 million on January 20, according to projections from Statistics Sweden.Earlier forecast showed the population would hit 10 million around mid-February 2017, but now it looks like it will happen earlier since the population grew faster than expected last month, Xinhua news agency reported.A spike in imm...
Source : News Track India | 70 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
British Prime Minister Theresa May will feature on the cover of American Vogue, local media reports said.The cover was orchestrated, in secret, by editor Anna Wintour. The cover shot of May was taken last week by esteemed photographer Annie Leibovitz at her country retreat Chequers, located near Ellesborough in Britain, the Guardian reported.May's magazine spread will appear in the April edition o...
Source : Prokerala | 70 Day(s) AgoCategory : International
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