By Chikako Mogi
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares extended gains on Thursday, buoyed by rising global equities overnight on expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will not rush to end its stimulus program, but investor caution over Chinese markets capped the upside. Continue reading
By Andrew Osborn
ATYRAU, Kazakhstan (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron flew into Kazakhstan on Sunday to help inaugurate the world’s costliest oil project and seal new business deals, but faced immediate pressure to denounce the country’s poor human rights record. Continue reading
FOSTER CITY, Calif., May 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ - Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced the appointment of Ryan McInerney as President of Visa Inc. In this role, Mr. McInerney will be responsible for Visa’s global client organization, product management as well as a new solutions group, which will focus on building and bringing to market new products and services to Visa’s issuer, acquirer and merchant clients. Mr. McInerney will report to Charlie Scharf , CEO of Visa Inc. Continue reading
By Stella Mapenzauswa
PRETORIA (Reuters) - Higher global demand for its exports unexpectedly shrank South Africa‘s current account deficit in the first quarter of the year, a trend that could continue if the sharply depreciated rand remains weak.
Consumer inflation for May also slowed more than expected, giving the Reserve Bank more space to keep interest rates at four-decade lows to try to revive flagging growth in Africa’s biggest economy. Continue reading
By Clare Hutchison
LONDON (Reuters) - Western government sanctions against Iran suffered a big setback on Wednesday when Britain’s top court ruled that the government was wrong to have imposed sanctions on the biggest Iranian private bank over alleged links to Tehran’s nuclear programme.
The Bank Mellat case and more than 50 like it pending at the European Union’s two highest courts have clouded the future of EU sanctions and alarmed Washington, which relies on European support to throttle Iran‘s links to the global economy in hopes of getting it to curb its disputed pursuit of nuclear power. Continue reading
When one is in business for himself it often becomes clear that the expenses incurred during the daily operations of the business may be more than the profit the business actually takes in. This may make it necessary to take steps that will help to push the business forward toward financial success while allowing all of the routine expenditures to be met at the same time. So what is one to do when he finds himself in this situation? It may become apparent that he needs assistance from an outside source. Thus, a commercial loan may be just the thing to accomplish this. What is a commercial loan and how can it help? Continue reading
By Ian Chua
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Japanese stocks started trade on Wednesday with a spring in their step thanks to a positive lead from Wall Street and a softer yen, but the rest of Asia was restrained as investors waited for clarity on the Federal Reserve‘s next policy step. Continue reading
By Kanupriya Kapoor and Jonathan Thatcher
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia‘s parliament debated measures on Monday to open the way for a jump in fuel prices after months of delay that have undermined confidence in the government and the ability of Southeast Asia’s biggest economy to continue rapid growth. Continue reading