Archive of 5 April 2019

Biden says ‘very close’ to announcing if he will run for president

WASHINGTON: Former US vice president Joe Biden said Friday he was on the cusp of announcing his 2020 plans, acknowledging he was watching his words...

American David Malpass named World Bank president

WASHINGTON: David Malpass, a senior US Treasury official in President Donald Trump's administration, was unanimously chosen Friday as the next president of the World Bank. The...

Soybeans pause after rally on US-China trade hopes

SINGAPORE: Chicago soybean futures fell on Friday, pausing after a rally fuelled by signs of progress towards the resolution of a US-China trade dispute that...

May asks for Brexit extension to June 30; EU could offer a year

LONDON/BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote to Brussels on Friday asking for a delay of Brexit until up to June 30, while saying she...

Longer Brexit extension might make more sense

DUBLIN: A longer Brexit extension might be favourable to avoid continued uncertainty, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday, after his British counterpart Theresa...

Erdogan says Turkey continues S-400 payments, criticises US stance

ISTANBUL: President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey was continuing to make payments under its deal with Russia to buy S-400 missile defence systems and...

Canada loses 7,200 jobs in March, jobless rate unchanged at 5.8pc

OTTAWA: The Canadian economy unexpectedly shed 7,200 jobs in March, Statistics Canada data showed on Friday, while the unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 percent. Analysts...

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