09h25 Vehicles queued for hours at gas stations in Sudan's capital on Tuesday as a fuel shortage caused by the government's difficulty in importing it due to a foreign currency crisis hit home.  Full story
14h27 Sri Lankan shares edged higher on Wednesday from their lowest close in more than one week as foreign buying provided some support to the market amid continued political uncertainty, stockbrokers said.  Full story
14h00 School buildings and desalination facilities producing fresh water will feature in some of the first deals as Saudi Arabia transfers a quarter of its economy to private hands, an official overseeing the process said on Wednesday.  Full story
13h54 India added 472,075 employees to the state-run social security fund in February, after adding 604,557 in January, new data on payrolls released on Wednesday showed, giving a guide to how many new jobs are being created in the non-farm sector.  Full story
13h40 Mauritius hotels group Lux Island Resorts said on Wednesday pretax profits for the first nine months of its financial year fell 16 percent hurt by an extended construction of one of. . .  Full story
12h41 China unveiled fresh measures to support the rental housing market on Wednesday, making it easier for companies in the sector to raise money and paving way for retail investors to buy into securities such. . .  Full story
12h36 China's financial regulator has launched a nationwide inspection of banks' risky business practices, focusing on consumer loans and real estate lending in regions with high levels of household debt, two sources with knowledge of the. . .  Full story
12h18 Indonesian shares plummeted to their lowest since mid-December on Wednesday, as a rise in U.S. bond yields to a multi-year high triggered a sell-off in riskier assets, while other Southeast Asian stock markets also. . .  Full story
11h30 Taiwan's economic growth likely slowed in the first three months of 2018 given some softening in global demand for technology goods that has been a bright spot for its trade-reliant economy.. . .  Full story
11h28 China Vanke , the country's second-biggest property developer by sales, on Wednesday reported a 22.1 percent rise in first-quarter core profit on solid revenue growth.. . .  Full story
11h27 China's central bank said its prudent and neutral monetary policy will remain unchanged after it cuts the cash banks must hold as reserves on Wednesday, a move allowing lenders to pay back loans obtained. . .  Full story
11h19 China will launch a real estate investment trust (REIT) pilot programme and promote all types of securitisation products with debt-like characteristics, the housing ministry said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
11h11 Zhonghong Holding , a medium-sized Chinese property developer based in Beijing, saw its shares fall to a near four-year low on Wednesday after it said earlier this week its debt overdue has now increased to. . .  Full story
10h52 Japan's central bank is not expected to change settings at its policy review this week, but the debut of a dovish new deputy could widen a rift between advocates of continued stimulus and those. . .  Full story
10h46 French oil and gas major Total said on Wednesday it was interested in Saudi Arabia's petrol station market and had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with state energy giant Saudi Aramco to look at. . .  Full story
10h43 With postcard-perfect views of the Philippines' most treasured island behind them, labourers hammer away at the walls of the Boracay West Cove resort, demolishing them one chunk at a time.. . .  Full story
10h38 Hong Kong stocks followed Asian markets lower, after Wall Street dropped overnight as a rise in U.S. bond yields above 3 percent triggered a flight from equities.. . .  Full story
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09h14 The value of assets held by China's banking sector rose 7.6 percent to 249.63 trillion yuan ($39.54 trillion) as of end-March from the same period a year earlier, the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory. . .  Full story
09h14 China stocks closed down on Wednesday as gains in healthcare firms were offset by losses in real estate and energy shares. ** Sentiment was also curbed by losses on the Wall Street where high bond. . .  Full story
08h30 Japanese stocks slipped on Wednesday as weakness on Wall Street soured risk sentiment, while the spotlight fell on Takeda Pharmaceutical which stumbled after it sweetened its takeover bid for Shire to 46 billion pounds ($64. . .  Full story
08h29 The Shanghai Stock Exchange has introduced new temporary rules governing tri-party "pledge-style" bond repurchase agreements in what it says is a move to further develop China's bond market.. . .  Full story
08h00 The bright lights of Beijing or Shanghai have never held much allure for Wu Tongxu, a 24-year-old civil servant earning a modest salary in the nondescript city of Xinxiang in China's central Henan province.. . .  Full story
06h40 Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd (GAC) on Wednesday said a brewing trade war between China and the United States could hurt the Chinese automaker's plans to break into the U.S. market if tariff barriers were. . .  Full story
06h15 Hong Kong stocks slid on Wednesday morning, tracking losses on Wall Street where high bond yields triggered risk aversion. ** By lunch break the Hang Seng index had dropped 0.8 percent to 30,378.89 points while. . .  Full story
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05h58 Kobe Steel Ltd said on Wednesday that it is under investigation by Japanese authorities over its data tampering, widening a scandal that undermined faith in Japan's industrial sector last year.. . .  Full story
05h44 Japanese government bond yields were little changed on Wednesday, firmly capped as the Bank of Japan's debt-purchasing operations offset upward pressure from the ongoing spike in U.S. Treasury yields.. . .  Full story
05h13 The Philippines' second-biggest nickel miner, Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc, said planned government curbs on mining may hit its long-term output and would force it to make adjustments to meet its 2018 shipment goals.. . .  Full story
04h52 Japanese stocks slipped on Wednesday morning as weakness on Wall Street soured risk sentiment, while the spotlight fell on Takeda Pharmaceutical which stumbled after it sweetened its takeover bid for Shire to 46 billion pounds. . .  Full story
04h44 China is "days away" from revealing new rules governing its asset management industry, the official China Daily newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing an unnamed source close to the country's central bank.. . .  Full story
24/04 Saudi Arabia aims to generate 35 billion to 40 billion riyals ($9 billion to $11 billion) in non-oil revenues from its privatisation programme by 2020 and create up to 12,000 jobs, according to a. . .  Full story
24/04 Sri Lankan share index ended marginally lower in thin trading on Tuesday as continued political uncertainty dampened sentiment, stockbrokers said.. . .  Full story
24/04 China's surging imports of crude oil this year are the major driver of higher prices on the demand side, but the flip side to this is soaring Chinese fuel exports that are hurting profit. . .  Full story
24/04 Vietnam plans to slash its black pepper growing area by 26.7 percent in response to falling global prices, the chairman of the country's pepper association said Tuesday.. . .  Full story
24/04 Following are details of the Philippine government's fiscal performance in March and the first quarter:. . .  Full story

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