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Australia's Great Barrier Reef In 'Very Poor' Condition: Agency

Aug 31 2019

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is in very poor condition because of climate change, over fishing and land clearing, a state agency said on Friday, as it downgraded the reef’s status to the lowest level, which could jeopardise its World Heritage status.

India's fiscal deficit crosses 77% of budgeted target in first four months of 2019-20

Aug 30 2019

India's fiscal deficit in the four months through July stood at 5.48 trillion rupees ($76.65 billion), or 77.8% of the budgeted target for the current fiscal year, government data showed on Friday.

DHFL board approves plan to convert debt into equity, sell assets

Aug 30 2019

Dewan Housing Finance Corp (DHFL) said on Friday its board had approved a plan that included converting debt into equity, even as it seeks to sell assets and raise more capital.

Nifty, Sensex follow Asian peers higher on fresh trade-talk hopes

Aug 30 2019

Indian shares rose on Friday, in line with broader Asia, as the United States and China returned to resolving their tariff dispute and on hopes that central banks and governments will do more to avert a global growth slowdown.

Tens Of Thousands Of Pakistanis Hold Anti-India Demonstration Over Kashmir

Aug 30 2019

Cities around Pakistan came to a standstill on Friday as tens of thousands of people poured onto the streets in a government-led demonstration of solidarity with the disputed region of Kashmir, after India revoked its autonomy this month.

Ebola Death Toll In East Congo Outbreak Climbs Above 2,000

Aug 30 2019

The death toll from Democratic Republic of Congo’s year-long Ebola outbreak has climbed above 2,000, government data showed on Friday, as responders battle to overcome community mistrust and widespread security problems.

Oil Set For Biggest Weekly Gain Since July On Trade Dispute Hopes

Aug 30 2019

Oil prices on Friday were set for their biggest weekly gains since early July, boosted by a decline in U.S inventories and a looming hurricane in Florida, while new signs of trade talks between the United States and China emerged.

Nifty, Sensex Follow Asian Peers Higher On Fresh Trade-Talk Hopes

Aug 30 2019

Indian shares rose on Friday, in line with broader Asia, as the United States and China returned to resolving their tariff dispute and on hopes that central banks and governments will do more to avert a global growth slowdown.

Signs Of New US-China Trade Talks Emerge As Increased Tariffs Loom

Aug 30 2019

The United States and China gave signs on Thursday that they will resume trade talks as the two economic superpowers discussed the next round of in-person negotiations in September ahead of a looming deadline for additional U.S. tariffs.

India To Woo Foreign Firms Like Apple To Capitalise On US-China Trade War

Aug 30 2019

India is targeting companies including Apple, Foxconn and Wistron Corp with a charm offensive aimed at encouraging them to shift business out of trade war-hit China, according to a source and a document seen by Reuters.