Claudine Fry, South Asia senior analyst at Control Risks, tells CNBC Nawaz Sharif faces serious challenges, particularly the electricity crisis, after winning the election in Pakistan over the weekend.» Read More
MELBOURNE, Oct 3- Australian shares edged up to a 14- month closing high on Wednesday as banks and broader stocks were boosted by an interest rate cut and a weaker local dollar, enhancing export prospects. He noted markets were cautious after Spain said a request for European aid was not imminent.
MELBOURNE, Oct 3- Australian shares edged up to a 14- month closing high on Wednesday as banks and broader stocks were boosted by an interest rate cut and the local dollar weakened, enhancing export prospects.
MELBOURNE, Oct 3- Australian shares hit a 14 month-high on Wednesday as banks and broader stocks surged after the central bank cut interest rates and the local dollar weakened, enhancing export earnings. Top banks were all higher, led by National Australia Bank. "People are rethinking everything," said Macquarie Equities division director Lucinda Chan.
MANILA, Oct 3- The Asian Development Bank released its revised 2012 outlook for 45 economies in developing Asia, which spans the Pacific to Central Asia. Central Asia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
MELBOURNE, Oct 3- Australian shares rose 0.3 percent to a fresh five-month high on Wednesday, lifted by gains in top banks even as miners lost ground. was up 12 points at 4,444.7 by 0017 GMT, its highest since May 1. ()DIARIES& DATA: IPO diary& data Asia earnings diary U.S. earnings diary European diary Australia diary Wall Street Week Ahead Eurostocks Week Ahead.
CANBERRA, Oct 3- Australian shares are set to open higher on Wednesday, extending recent gains after the Reserve Bank of Australia cut its main cash rate, although uncertainty over Europe's debt crisis and China's growth will still weigh on investor sentiment.
BEIRUT-- An American freelance journalist who has been missing in Syria since mid-August has been shown in a video clip posted online, blindfolded and saying "Oh, Jesus" in a frightened voice in the custody of armed men. Tice, a 31- year-old former Marine, had been reporting on Syria's civil war for The Washington Post, McClatchy Newspapers and others.
SYDNEY, Oct 2- Australian shares rallied 1 percent on Tuesday to their highest close in five months after the central bank cut its main cash rate in a bid to bolster growth in the face of weak commodity prices and global uncertainty.
SYDNEY, Oct 2- Australian shares rallied 1 percent to their highest close in five months after Australia's central bank cut its main cash rate in a bid to bolster growth in the face of weak commodity prices and global uncertainty.
MELBOURNE, Oct 2- Australian shares advanced 0.5 percent on Tuesday, with investors on tenterhooks ahead of a central bank rate decision and resources stocks helped by stronger-than-expected U.S. manufacturing data.
MELBOURNE, Oct 2- Australian shares opened 0.3 percent higher on Tuesday, with investors on tenterhooks ahead of a central bank rate decision and resources stocks helped by stronger-than-expected U.S. manufacturing data.
SYDNEY, Oct 2- Australian shares are set to open higher on Tuesday, with resources stocks likely to underpin gains after data showed a surprising expansion in U.S. manufacturing in September.
LAHORE, Pakistan, Oct 2- Twenty-three years of military service come in handy when Masood Haider gets a call from a suspicious spouse. "What was taken as taboo 20 to 25 years ago is no more taken that way," said Haider, 53, a former army pilot who founded FactFinders, Pakistan's first licensed private detective agency.
SYDNEY, Oct 1- Australian shares ended flat on Monday, giving up early gains after data showing China's manufacturing sector remained in contraction in September fuelled investor worries about weak global growth. Mining and steel maker Arrium.
SYDNEY, Oct 1- Australian shares finished flat on Monday, after data showing that while China's manufacturing sector had improved somewhat in September, it remained in contraction, heightening investors' worries about weak global economic growth.
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A firsthand description of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden contradicts accounts by administration officials, raising questions as to whether the terror mastermind presented a clear threat when SEALs first fired upon him.
Washington is sending contradictory signals about two proposed natural gas pipelines that could begin to alleviate Pakistan's chronic energy shortages.
President Obama speaks on NATO's latest efforts to "wind down the forces in Afghanistan" at the NATO Summit in Chicago. "We will leave Chicago with a clear road map, and our coalition is committed to a plan to bring our war in Afghanistan to a responsible end," he says.
CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the NATO Summit underway in Chicago, where protesters are taking every opportunity to make themselves heard.