China grants $90M to Sri Lanka after visit by top official

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — China announced Sunday that it was providing a $90 million grant to Sri Lanka, two days after the island nation's president sought help from a visiting Chinese delegation in ...

NXP, Matson rise; Advanced Micro Devices, Mallinckrodt fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Friday: Advanced Micro Devices Inc., down $3.41 to $83.10. The chipmaker is in talks to buy rival ...

Sri Lankan leader insists Chinese-funded projects are viable

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president asked a visiting delegation led by a senior Chinese diplomat on Friday to assist him in disproving a perception that China-funded megaprojects are “debt...

UAE sheikhdom hopes Bear Grylls camp draws pandemic tourists

JEBEL JAIS MOUNTAIN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The northern-most sheikhdom in the United Arab Emirates hopes a new adventure camp showcasing its wide-open spaces, fresh air and socially distanced mo...

Amazon Prime Day Deals Revealed! Jumpstart Your Holiday Shopping on October 13 & 14

Prime Day kicks off Tuesday, October 13 at 12am SGT and will run for 48 hours, promising two full days of shopping on thousands of deals in Singapore for Prime members Looking for more ways to save? ...

To dodge sanctions, Venezuela turns to Asia asphalt giant

MIAMI (AP) — Back in January, a yearlong campaign of U.S. sanctions was taking its toll at Venezuela’s state-run oil company. Many of PDVSA’s overseas bank accounts had been frozen, hampering its abil...

To dodge sanctions Venezuela turns to Asia asphalt giant

MIAMI (AP) — Back in January, a yearlong campaign of U.S. sanctions was taking its toll at Venezuela’s state-run oil company. Many of PDVSA’s overseas bank accounts had been frozen or closed, hamperin...

Allianz: How Covid-19 is changing claims trends and risk exposures for companies and their insurers

AGCS report: traditional property and liability claims have been subdued during lockdowns but this was more than outweighed by a surge in Covid-19 related claims notifications, particularly from the e...

Business Highlights

___ Stocks jump on stimulus hopes, Trump’s hospital departure NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks closed broadly higher Monday as hopes for economic aid from Washington helped W...

Pandemic pushes start of holiday shopping earlier than ever

NEW YORK (AP) — Add last-minute holiday shopping to the list of time-honored traditions being upended by the coronavirus pandemic. Retailers are kicking off the holiday season earlier than ever this y...

Venetian flood barriers deployed for 1st time against tide

MILAN (AP) — Controversial and long-delayed underwater barriers to protect Venice from its notorious high tides were being deployed for the first time Saturday, against a forecast 130-centimeter (51-i...

Myanmar seamen 'dumped' in south Taiwan seeking help: Workers' group

Some 24 Myanmar seamen are seeking help through the International Transport Workers' Federation, claiming that a Taiwanese shipping company underpaid them and "dumped" them in Kaohsiung, according to ...

Report: FEMA fumbled in Puerto Rico after storms Irma, Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A U.S. government report published Thursday found that the Federal Emergency Management Agency mismanaged the distribution of goods in Puerto Rico after hurricanes Irma an...

DHL decarbonizes all 'less-than-container' load shipments in Ocean Freight globally

DHL Global Forwarding is the first logistics service provider to offer truly climate neutral ocean freight shipments without additional costs Thanks to advanced biofuels, DHL Global Forwarding custome...

House approves second bill aimed at forced labor in China

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the second time in two weeks, the House on Wednesday approved a bill aimed at cracking down on U.S. imports of goods made with the forced labor of detained ethnic minorities in C...