Lebanon begins 'historic' offshore oil drilling amid crisis

Beirut (AP) — Lebanon's president Thursday inaugurated the Mediterranean country's first offshore exploratory drilling for oil and gas, calling it a “historic day” for the cash-strapped country. ...

Liz Weston: Should you shift to a cash management account?

High-yield cash management accounts are popping up at brokerages nationwide, promising customers much better returns and higher insurance limits than they can get from traditional banks. ...

Texas to execute man who killed 5, including wife, children

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas man is set to be executed Thursday evening after fatally shooting his wife, two children and two other relatives during a drug-fueled rage nearly 18 years ago. ...

Venezuelan sentenced in $250,000-monthly ATM skimming scheme

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Venezuelan man who pleaded guilty to stealing debit and credit card information from ATMs has been sentenced to four years in prison. Ricardo Abdel and his con...

Facing humiliating controls, Lebanese focus fury on banks

BEIRUT (AP) — Before picking up cash from a downtown bank in Lebanon's capital, Mey Al Sayegh mentally braces herself for what would have been a routine trip before the country's crippling cash crunch...

ATM density in Taiwan triple Asian average

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There are 157 ATMs for every 100,000 adults in Taiwan, triple that of the average in Asia, the island country’s financial regulator said on Thursday (Jan. 16). As...

Police: Same suspect may be behind Florida ATM explosions

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Three strikes, and he's in. A thief who authorities in Florida said likely blew up three ATMs was able to take money from a Regions Bank in Valrico on Sunday. Th...

Taiwan encourages Middle East tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Tourism Bureau's Singapore Office Director Trust Lin (林信任) said a Taiwan tourism service center will be established in Dubai this year as part of a push to attr...

China replaces its top official in protest-riven Hong Kong

BEIJING (AP) — China replaced its top official in Hong Kong on Saturday, state media said, as anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous territory enter their eighth month. Luo ...

Taipei's Hi-Life ATM provides foreign currency exchange

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Hi-Life convenience store in the Dihua business circle in Taipei has an ATM that can carry out foreign currency exchange services, accepting foreign banknotes such as US...

Brinks driver and Samaritan shot during botched ATM robbery

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities swarmed an apartment complex east of Tampa, where they believed a robbery suspect was holed up Friday after a botched ATM robbery left two people wounded b...

Taipei District Prosecutors Office publishes English book on its history

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO) released an English publication titled "Arrival of Taipei District Prosecutors Office" (台北法鑑—皇華台北 鑠法薪傳) on Th...

ATMs in Taiwan to go smart in age of digital banking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will continue to promote cashless payments while working to upgrade the country’s ATMs in the era of digital banking, said its financial regulator on Tuesday ...

Excess of ATMs hampers Taiwan’s bid to go cashless

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former premier and Appacus Foundation Chairman Sean Chen (陳沖) wants to revisit Taiwan’s policy on automated teller machines (ATMs), as he believes they are a hurdle ...

Singapore’s DBS to shut down all of its ATMs in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singaporean bank DBS has decided to shut down all its ATMs in Taiwan by the end of this year if the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC) agrees, reports said Wednesday (...