Monthly Archive: January 2019

US stocks jump after Fed indicates patience on rate increases

Rising interest rates send US stocks tumbling

31 January 2019 – U.S. stocks finished sharply higher last night after the Federal Reserve signaled it could hold off on interest rate increases in the coming months, citing muted...

Huawei chief in court after US extradition request

Huawei chief in court after US extradition request

30 January 2019 – The comical Trump administration’s unveiling of criminal charges against the Chinese tech giant Huawei has complicated high-level talks set to begin today in Washington that are...

Field Cast chosen as nickname for Olympic volunteers

Field Cast chosen as nickname for Olympic volunteers

29 January 2019 – Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games announced last night that “Field Cast” will be the nickname given to volunteers working at competition venues and...

14 arrested in Hong Kong for gold trading scam

14 Arrested In Hong Kong For Gold Trading Scam

28 January 2019 – A total of fourteen people have been arrested in the past three months in relation to a multi-million dollar gold trading scam, Hong Kong authorities...

Japan, Iran advance to Asian Cup semi-finals

Japan Iran advance to Asian Cup semi-finals

25 January 2019 – Japan and Iran became the first two teams to advance to the Asian Cup semifinals last night. Four-time champion Japan eliminated Vietnam 1-0 in their quarterfinal...

Trump says he’ll give State of Union after shutdown ends

Trump says he'll give State of Union after shutdown ends

24 January 2019 – President Donald Trump said last night he is postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, yielding after a weeklong showdown with...

China to give Cambodia US$600m in grant aid

China To Give Cambodia US$600m In Grant Aid

23 January 2019 – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, making a four-day visit to China, said today that Beijing has agreed to provide his nation with nearly $600 million in...

Kamala Harris opens up her US presidential bid

Kamala Harris Opens US Presidential Bid

22 January 2019 – Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race...

Last gasp Winks breaks Fulham hearts

Last gasp Winks breaks Fulham hearts

21 January 2019 – With Tottenham’s attacking options getting increasingly thin amid a striker crisis, Mauricio Pochettino is going to need goals from unlikely sources to keep alive his...

Jaguar Land Rover to cut 4,500 jobs, starting in Britain

Jaguar Land Rover To Cut 4,500 Jobs Starting In Britain

11 January 2019 – Jaguar Land Rover said last night it will cut 4,500 jobs as the carmaker addresses slowing demand in China and growing uncertainty about the U.K.’s departure...