5:13 pm April 16, 2014 | No Comment
More than 300 people were missing after a ferry sank off South Korea today, the coast guard said, in what could be the country’s biggest peacetime disaster in nearly 20 years.
4:15 pm April 16, 2014 | No Comment
Egypt’s tourism revenues dropped 43 percent in the first quarter of 2014 to $1.3 billion, Adela Ragab, the country’s economic adviser to the Minister of Tourism, told Reuters today.
1:45 pm April 16, 2014 | No Comment
The high price of gold is fueling a mining frenzy in Ivory Coast and Ghana, with diggers scurrying to cash in. But the drain on the labor market and the harm done to cocoa plantations could endanger production of the vital crop in the two West African nations, which supply a combined 60 percent of the global supply of the chocolate ingredient.
12:54 pm April 16, 2014 | No Comment
Sri Lanka will not cooperate with a United Nations inquiry into alleged war crimes by government forces and separatist Tamil Tiger rebels in the final phase of their 26-year war, its foreign minister said on Monday.
9:52 am April 16, 2014 | No Comment
Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 0.8 percent in 2013, according to government data, driven by lower electricity demand and a bigger share of renewables in the energy mix.
9:18 am April 16, 2014 | No Comment
China’s economy in the first quarter grew at its slowest pace since the third quarter of 2012, official data showed today, with signs of waning momentum already prompting limited government action to steady the world’s second-largest economy.
9:10 am April 16, 2014 | No Comment
United Nations experts have called for the world body to stop allowing arms for its Mali peacekeepers to be shipped through Ivory Coast after they said a load of military hardware sent by China violated the country’s arms embargo.
8:16 am April 16, 2014 | No Comment
Investors cut extreme bets against emerging markets in April as improving Chinese growth expectations and cheap valuations attracted asset managers to the riskier asset class, a survey showed on Tuesday.