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Boycott Chan? Jackie angers woke fans over Hong Kong comments supporting ‘peace’ & ‘patriotism’

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Kung fu film star Jackie Chan has joined Mulan actress Liu Yifei in stoking outrage over pro-Beijing comments amid heated protests in Hong Kong, his birthplace, and calling for peace. The torches and pitchforks came out online. After a video appeared online earlier this month showing protesters defacing the Chinese flag, a number of Chinese Read More

Global stocks take fright as recession warnings grow

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LONDON (Reuters) – European stocks fell on Wednesday as Germany’s economy went into reverse, reviving fears of global recession and tempering a rally for equities after Washington delayed tariffs on some Chinese imports. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City of London, Britain, December 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville Europe’s Read More

StanChart eyes $100 billion private bank assets in growth push, to hire bankers

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Standard Chartered (STAN.L) is targeting growing its private banking assets by 50% to about $100 billion in three to five years and hire dozens of bankers in Hong Kong and Singapore toward that goal, a senior executive of the lender said. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Standard Chartered is displayed at Read More

Oil rises as US scales back tariffs, lifting demand outlooks

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New York — Oil futures settled higher Tuesday as the market re-evaluated demand outlooks amid signs of a thaw in US-China trade tensions. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now NYMEX September WTI settled up $2.17 at $57.10/b, and ICE October Brent was $2.73 higher at $61.30/b at Read More

‘British occupied Ireland?’ BBC accused of hypocrisy over ‘Indian-occupied Kashmir’ description

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The BBC is facing accusations of “hypocrisy” for describing Kashmir as “Indian occupied,” with people asking why it doesn’t apply similar descriptions to Northern Ireland. The query was first put to the British broadcaster on Sunday by British-Indian film director Shekhar Kapur and it quickly went viral. “Hey @BBCWorld.. each time you call Kashmir ‘Indian Read More

Fearing mass settler intrusion in Jerusalem, Palestine groups say ‘LOCK’ mosques for Eid al-Adha

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As tension mounts over recent Israeli settler ‘visits’ to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Palestinian religious groups have called for Muslims to converge on the holy site to bar entry to settlers during the Eid al-Adha holiday. Following a controversial Israeli decision in June to allow Jewish settlers to enter the Al-Aqsa complex during the last 10 Read More

Oil falls 2% as trade war concerns hit demand outlook

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global oil benchmark Brent futures fell more than 2% on Monday on global growth concerns after U.S. President Donald Trump last week threatened China with more tariffs, which could limit crude demand from the world’s two biggest buyers. FILE PHOTO: An oil pump is seen at sunset outside Scheibenhard, near Strasbourg, Read More

Oil falls as trade war concerns hit demand outlook

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Monday on global growth concerns after U.S. President Donald Trump last week threatened China with more tariffs, which could limit crude demand from the world’s two biggest buyers. FILE PHOTO: An oil pump is seen at sunset outside Scheibenhard, near Strasbourg, France, October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Read More

U.S. Oil Giants Exxon, Chevron get boost from tax cut in Canada

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8/2/2019 (Bloomberg) – A corporate tax rate cut in the oil-rich province of Alberta, where both ExxonMobil and Chevron have operations, boosted Exxon’s second-quarter profit by almost $500 million, according to a statement Friday. Chevron noted a $180 million non-cash tax benefit from the measure in its report. While a Canadian tax cut benefiting U.S. Read More