Vietnam jails 15 for foiled airport 'terror' attack

Vietnam jails 15 for foiled airport 'terror' attack

Vietnam jailed 15 people on Wednesday for a foiled terrorism plot to detonate petrol bombs at the country's busiest airport ahead of a national holiday, state media reported.

Rahul’s temple visit sparks controversy

Rahul’s temple visit sparks controversy

A major controversy broke out yesterday over Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the Somnath temple with the Bharatiya Janata Party questioning his faith.

Trump: Father of UCLA player in shoplifting case is ‘ungrateful fool’

Trump: Father of UCLA player in shoplifting case is ‘ungrateful fool’

US President Donald Trump yesterday reignited a feud with the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, calling him an “ungrateful fool” in a series of early-morning tweets.

Entries sought for Mumbai Film Fest

Entries sought for Mumbai Film Fest

The 15th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) is scheduled from January to 28 to February 3, 2018, the Indian embassy announced in a statement yesterday.

Rejuvenated Berlusconi lays out election platform

Rejuvenated Berlusconi lays out election platform

Marking a formal return to Italy’s political stage, former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi yesterday laid out his policy priorities for the forthcoming election, portraying himself as a pro-European moderate.

Quinoa boom has disastrous consequences for Bolivian farmers

Quinoa boom has disastrous consequences for Bolivian farmers

It’s market day in Challapata, a small village in the mountains of western Bolivia.

EM equities rise to 27-month high

EM equities rise to 27-month high

The Polish zloty rebounded off three-month lows yesterday after the president said he would veto judiciary reforms, whilst emerging stocks rose to 27-month highs underpinned by a weak dollar and a benign growth outlook.

Oil may hit $70 per barrel in 2017: BAML

Oil may hit $70 per barrel in 2017: BAML

Brent crude may hit $70 a barrel at the peak of the US driving season and average $61/b in 2017, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML).

China banks lure dollar sellers with discounts as yuan drops

China banks lure dollar sellers with discounts as yuan drops

It’s a good time to be selling dollars in China. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China, the world’s biggest lender by assets, and at least three others are offering customers discounts when they sell foreign currency.

Cambodia opposition leader in parliament after royal pardon

Cambodia opposition leader in parliament after royal pardon

The leader of Cambodia’s opposition party returned to parliament yesterday after receiving a royal pardon, a move that could ease a year of political tension in the Southeast Asian country.

Blues’ win streak ends with 3-2 loss to Jets

Blues’ win streak ends with 3-2 loss to Jets

The Blues came into this game with Winnipeg having the second most points in the league at home and with a six-game win streak at Scottrade Center, but none of the games in that run were easy. Four were by one goal, and most were still up for grabs in the final minute.

Post-global crisis, financial services industry promotes ethical leadership: Doha Bank CEO

Post-global crisis, financial services industry promotes ethical leadership: Doha Bank CEO

The financial services industry has enhanced its practices after the global financial crisis, thereby promoting ethical leadership, Doha Bank CEO Dr R Seetharaman has said.