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  • *North Korea detains third U.S. citizen. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, April 23- North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, in the latest sign of rising tension as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to call the leaders of China and Japan.

  • The memorandum of understanding signed at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund spring meetings in Washington comes a year after the two multilateral lenders established mechanisms for cost-sharing and co-financing of investment projects. Since then, the AIIB and the World Bank have co-financed five projects, supporting power generation in...

  • The memorandum of understanding signed at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund spring meetings in Washington comes a year after the two multilateral lenders established mechanisms for cost-sharing and co-financing of investment projects. Since then, the AIIB and the World Bank have co-financed five projects, supporting power generation in...

  • Missiles are driven past the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other high ranking officials during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of North Korea's founding father, Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, April 15, 2017.

    North Korea has reportedly detained a U.S. citizen as tensions rise between the two countries, according to several reports.

  • *North Korea detains third U.S. citizen. SEOUL, April 23- North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean...

  • *North Korea detains third U.S. citizen. SEOUL, April 23- North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean...

  • *North Korea detains third U.S. citizen. SEOUL, April 23- North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean...

  • *North Korea detains third U.S. citizen. SEOUL, April 23- North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a U.S. carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean...

  • BEIJING, April 23- Home prices in China's financial hub of Shanghai will remain stable in 2017, as cooling measures have taken some heat out of the market, housing authorities were quoted as saying on Sunday. Property prices have soared in China's biggest cities such as Shanghai and Beijing since last year, prompting regulators to step up control to rein in the...

  • U.S. Vice President Mike Pence looks toward the north from an observation post inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju, South Korea, April 17, 2017.

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence nears end of Asia tour with pledge to honor refugee deal with Australia.

  • SHANGHAI, April 22- The global market for the special drawing right basket of major currencies is not sufficiently liquid and transaction costs are high, China's official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, citing the deputy of the country's central bank. The International Monetary Fund's benchmark SDR basket is virtual currency made up of five...

  • TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia monetary policy committee meeting. THURSDAY, APRIL 27 SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe gives a speech at the Renminbi Global Cities Dialogue Dinner. MOSCOW- Central Bank of Russia interest rate decision- 1030 GMT.

  • BUENOS AIRES, April 21- Barrick Gold Corp and its new Chinese partner presented a $500 million plan on Friday to make safety and environmental improvements to the Veladero gold mine in Argentina after a third cyanide spill in 18 months, a company executive said. Argentina told Barrick earlier this month it had to overhaul environmental and operating processes...

  • BUENOS AIRES, April 21- Barrick Gold Corp and its new Chinese partner presented a $500 million plan on Friday to make safety and environmental improvements to the Veladero gold mine in Argentina after the third cyanide spill in 18 months, a company executive said. Argentina told Barrick earlier this month it had to overhaul environmental and operating...

  • SHANGHAI— Ivanka Trump's brand intensified its work in China as her father closed in on the Republican nomination for U.S. president, with her company applying for nearly twice as many trademarks in a five-month span as it had in the preceding eight years. Ivanka Trump Marks LLC applied for 36 trademarks in China between March and July of last year.

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The U.S. International Trade Commission has made affirmative determinations in its preliminary phase anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations of aluminum foil from China, the agency said on Friday. The USITC voted for continued investigations into whether aluminum foil imports from China were being dumped or subsidized,...

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- China's economy may grow faster than the International Monetary Fund had expected for all of 2017 after a first-quarter performance that beat forecasts, the fund said, as it urged Beijing to address entrenched financial risks in the country. The better-than-anticipated data prompted the IMF this week to raise its 2017 and 2018 growth...

  • A sale alert arranges a bottle of Maotai at a supermarket on February 9, 2015 in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province of China.

    The China growth story is making global titans of some of the nation's hottest companies, which are even challenging the likes of Facebook.

  • PYONGYANG, North Korea— Car users in Pyongyang were scrambling Friday to fill up their tanks as gas stations began limiting services or even closing amid concerns of a spreading shortage. North Korea relies heavily on China for its fuel supply and Beijing has reportedly been tightening its enforcement of international sanctions aimed at getting Pyongyang...

  • *Wall Street set to open marginally higher. LONDON, April 21- Global markets appeared largely calm on Friday, the last day of trading before the first round of France's presidential election, with French bond yields hitting a three-month low and the euro treading water against the dollar. U.S. stock index futures indicated Wall Street would also open a little...