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 2022-08-17 12:46 

Reuters

U.S. retail sales flat in July; core sales rise...

U.S. retail sales were unchanged in July as declining gasoline prices weighed on receipts at service stations, but consumer spending appeared to holding up, which could further assuage fears that the economy was already in recession....

 2022-08-17 12:46 

Reuters

HSBC appoints new head of Middle East global banking...

HSBC has appointed Julian Wentzel as head of global banking for its Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT) business, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters on Wednesday....

 2022-08-17 12:42 

Reuters

Thailand's investment pledges slump in H1 as foreign projects wane...

Investment applications in Thailand dropped by 42% in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period last year, official data showed on Wednesday, led by a sharp fall in foreign projects as the global economy slowed....

 2022-08-17 12:41 

Reuters

Apollo takes minority stake in Aldar Properties real estate platform...

Apollo Global Management Inc , a manager of alternative assets, has acquired a minority stake in a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi developer Aldar Properties , the companies said, part of a larger deal announced in February....

 2022-08-17 12:33 

Reuters

Swiss expect 5 bln franc budget deficit due to pandemic, Ukrainian help...

The Swiss government is expected to run a budget deficit of 5 billion Swiss francs ($5.25 billion) for 2022, it said on Wednesday, citing extraordinary costs from tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and supporting new arrivals from Ukraine....

 2022-08-17 12:28 

UPI

In photos: SLS, NASA's biggest rocket, gets ready for moon mission...

The Space Launch System rocket, the largest ever built by NASA, is the cornerstone of the Artemis mission to return astronauts to the moon for the first time since 1972....

 2022-08-17 12:25 

UPI

Fire near London Bridge train station forces evacuations...

A fire under the railway arches at London's Union Street near the London Bridge forced the line to be shut down and passengers evacuated Wednesday morning....

 2022-08-17 12:23 

Reuters

Ukraine expects biggest convoy of ships to load since grain export deal...

Ukraine expects five ships to arrive at its Chornomorsk Black Sea port on Wednesday for loading with more than 70,000 tonnes of agricultural products, the largest convoy so far under a U.N.-brokered grain export deal....

 2022-08-17 12:20 

Reuters

Moderna names PerkinElmer exec as new CFO...

Moderna Inc on Wednesday named former PerkinElmer executive James Mock as the company's chief financial officer, effective Sept. 6....

 2022-08-17 12:17 

Reuters

UK's Truss says determined to deliver N. Ireland protocol bill in full...

Britain's foreign minister and leadership candidate, Liz Truss, said on Wednesday she was determined to deliver and push through the Northern Ireland Protocol bill in parliament....

 2022-08-17 12:17 

UPI

Retail sales report for July expected to show slight increase in consumer spending...

New federal data to be released Wednesday on the health of retail sales is expected to show a slight uptick in consumer spending in July, but buying remains flat as inflation continues to batter consumers....

 2022-08-17 12:17 

UPI

[ Business ]

Retail sales report for July expected to show slight increase in consumer spending...

New federal data to be released Wednesday on the health of retail sales is expected to show a slight uptick in consumer spending in July, but buying remains flat as inflation continues to batter consumers....

 2022-08-17 12:17 

UPI

[ Business ]

Retail sales report for July shows no monthly increase in consumer spending...

The Commerce Department said in an update Wednesday that one factor that influences inflation, retail sales, was unchanged July -- another indication that inflation may be cooling....

 2022-08-17 12:17 

Reuters

ONGC inks agreement with ExxonMobil for deepwater exploration in India...

Indian oil explorer and producer Oil and Natural Gas Corp said on Wednesday it signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) with global petroleum giant ExxonMobil Corp for deepwater exploration in the country's East and West coasts....

 2022-08-17 12:09 

Reuters

Spanish fire crew's brush with death as Valencia wildfire rages...

A cry of "run, run, run, run" rang out across the hillside as a wall of flame fed by high winds swept down towards four Spanish firefighters, engulfing tinder-dry bracken seconds after they fled for their lives....

 2022-08-17 12:06 

Reuters

[ World ]

Chinese vice premier calls for greater effort to boost domestic consumption | Reuters...

China will step up measures to boost domestic consumption including spending on services and big ticket items, its Vice Premier Hu Chunhua said on Wednesday....

 2022-08-17 12:05 

UPI

Robert de Niro to headline gangster drama 'Wise Guys' in dual role...

Robert de Niro will be acting alongside himself in an upcoming gangster drama, reuniting him with the genre that made him famous....

 2022-08-17 12:03 

Reuters

Spiralling fuel costs hit Damascus drivers...

Damascus minibus driver Khaled al-Hassi remembers a time when he could fill his tank with cheap fuel to drive passengers across the Syrian capital and take home enough money for food, drink and a comfortable life....

 2022-08-17 11:58 

Reuters

Nigeria's sharia blasphemy law not unconstitutional, court rules...

A Nigerian court on Wednesday ruled that Islamic religious law does not violate the constitution, dismissing a test-case challenge from a singer who was sentenced to death two years ago on the charge of blasphemy....

 2022-08-17 11:53 

Reuters

[ World ]

Hong Kong exchange sees further headwinds after first-half profit drop | Reuters...

The operator of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) flagged continued pressures from global political tensions and other negative factors as it posted a 27% fall in first-half profit on Wednesday....

 2022-08-17 11:53 

Reuters

[ World ]

Palestinian general discusses military co-operation at talks in Moscow | Reuters...

A senior Russian official met the commander of Palestinian security forces to discuss military and intelligence co-operation, Moscow's defence ministry said on Wednesday....

 2022-08-17 11:51 

Reuters

[ World ]

Swedish PM launches subsidies to offset soaring electricity prices | Reuters...

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said on Wednesday the Social Democratic government would roll out about 30 billion Swedish crowns ($2.88 billion) in subsidies to cushion the blow of soaring electricity prices on households and companies....

 2022-08-17 11:48 

Reuters

T.J. Maxx owner lowers profit forecast as consumers cut spending...

Discount store operator TJX Cos Inc trimmed its forecast for annual earnings on Wednesday, as red-hot inflation forces Americans with lower incomes to cut discretionary spending....

 2022-08-17 11:45 

Reuters

EXCLUSIVE Russia forecasts export gas price will more than double in 2022...

Russia forecasts its average export gas price will more than double this year to $730 per 1,000 cubic meters before gradually falling until the end of 2025, as pipeline gas exports decrease, an economy ministry forecast seen by Reuters showed....

 2022-08-17 11:44 

Reuters

Iran oil exports could rise further after June-July increase, trackers say...

Iran increased its oil exports in June and July and could raise them further this month by offering a deeper discount to Russian crude for its main buyer China, firms tracking the flows said....

 2022-08-17 11:37 

UPI

Pirates' Rodolfo Castro suspended for phone-losing slide vs. Diamondbacks...

Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Rodolfo Castro, whose phone flew out of his pocket during a recent slide into third base, was suspended for one game for violating MLB's electronic device policy, the league said....

 2022-08-17 11:35 

Reuters

Germany summons Palestinian representative over Abbas' Holocaust comment...

The German chancellery summoned the head of the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Berlin on Wednesday to protest Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' comparison of Israeli actions with the Holocaust, a German government spokesperson said....

 2022-08-17 11:32 

Reuters

Futures drop as Target results disappoint, growth stocks slip...

U.S. stock index futures fell on Wednesday after weak results from retailer Target rekindled fears about the health of U.S. consumers, while growth stocks came under renewed pressure as bond yields climbed....

 2022-08-17 11:31 

Reuters

Taliban kill one of their ex-leaders from minority Hazara community...

The Taliban killed one of their former leaders who was known as the first commander of the group hailing from the minority Shi'ite Hazara community, officials confirmed on Wednesday, adding that he had rebelled against the de facto government....

 2022-08-17 11:30 

UPI

Seahawks QB Drew Lock tests positive for COVID-19, out vs. Bears...

Quarterback Drew Lock tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the Seattle Seahawks' preseason game Thursday against the Chicago Bears, the Seahawks announced....

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