News archive from 2 November 2016, page 8

Volvo, Geely to deepen ties, share small car plant

Volvo, Geely to deepen ties, share small car plant

Swedish carmaker Volvo is expected to announce later on Wednesday a series of moves deepening cooperation with its Chinese parent Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co - a tie-up that's shaping up to show that China can make a success of buying consumer...

Reuters, 02:15 in Business
 
'I don't': Why choose civil partnership over marriage?

'I don't': Why choose civil partnership over marriage?

A heterosexual couple who want a civil partnership have taken their case to the High Court in an attempt to change the law. But with all couples now having the right to marry, why opt for civil partnership instead? Clare Phipps and Matt Hawkins met at...

BBC, 02:18 in Regional
 

Nikkei drops to more than 1-week low on U.S. election shivers

* Nippon Steel soars after keeping profit outlook * Takeda Pharma's trading halted on M&A news By Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO, Nov 2 Japan's Nikkei share average dropped to more than a week low on Wednesday as worries over the U.S. presidential election...

 
'Slow start' for homes on public land plan

'Slow start' for homes on public land plan

The government has made a "slow start" towards its promise to release enough of its surplus land to build 160,000 new homes by 2020, MPs say. The Public Accounts Committee said progress had been made but warned that many sites earmarked were...

BBC, 02:22 in Politics
 

Mouthwash and disinfectant ingredient linked to 'superbug'

"A household mouthwash may be creating superbugs," the Daily Mail reports. A laboratory study found the ingredient chlorhexidine, used in a wide range of antiseptic products, increased bacterial resistance to the antibiotic colistin. Despite...

 
President Park reshuffles S Korean cabinet amid scandal

President Park reshuffles S Korean cabinet amid scandal

South Korea's president has named a new prime minister and finance minister amid a scandal that threatens to bring down her administration. Park Geun-hye has come under attack over the actions of her old friend and mentor Choi Soon-sil. On Monday, Ms...

BBC, 02:42 in World News
 

Mouthwash and disinfectant ingredient linked to 'superbug'

"A household mouthwash may be creating superbugs," the Daily Mail reports. A laboratory study found the ingredient chlorhexidine, used in a wide range of antiseptic products, increased bacterial resistance to the antibiotic colistin. Despite...

 
Vietnam karaoke bar fire kills 13

Vietnam karaoke bar fire kills 13

A fire at a karaoke lounge in Vietnam has left 13 people dead, according to state media. The blaze broke out at an eight-storey karaoke bar in the Cau Giay district of Hanoi on Tuesday afternoon. It took fire-fighters five hours to put it out. Two...

BBC, 02:46 in World News
 
China hopes Germany's probes into Chinese acquisitions 'an exception'

China hopes Germany's probes into Chinese acquisitions 'an exception'

China hopes Germany's recent investigations into proposed Chinese corporate acquisitions are "an exception", a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce said on Wednesday. Shen Danyang told a regular briefing that China also hopes Germany can...

Reuters, 02:52 in Business
 
Cancer deaths among women to rise 60% by 2030, new reports warn

Cancer deaths among women to rise 60% by 2030, new reports warn

Two reports have warned of an explosion in cancer deaths among women, with a toll, mainly from breast cancer, of around 5.5 million a year by 2030 – roughly the population of Denmark. This represented a near 60% increase in less than two decades, said...

Guardian, 02:57 in Health
 

Chancellor plans 'flexible' strategy to protect post-Brexit economy

Chancellor Philip Hammond is reported to be planning to adopt a new "flexible fiscal framework" to give him the ability to respond if the economy is hit by Brexit. The Financial Times said Mr Hammond would unveil the new framework in his...

 
Arsene Wenger on why Mesut Ozil should be classed as an Arsenal great

Arsene Wenger on why Mesut Ozil should be classed as an Arsenal great

Arsene Wenger believes Mesut Ozil should be hailed as a great player because he always finds the ‘optimal solution’ during games. The Germany international netted a fine solo effort to rescue a 3-2 victory over Ludogorets in the Champions League on...

Metro, 03:04 in Sport
 
Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez accused of tax evasion by Spanish authorities

Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez accused of tax evasion by Spanish authorities

Alexis Sanchez could face a suspended prison sentence and a heavy fine after being accused of tax fraud by the Spanish authorities. According to El Periodico, a newspaper based in Catalonia, Sanchez did not pay income tax on earnings of nearly...

Metro, 03:04 in Sport
 

Chancellor plans 'flexible' strategy to protect post-Brexit economy

Chancellor Philip Hammond is reported to be planning to adopt a new "flexible fiscal framework" to give him the ability to respond if the economy is hit by Brexit. The Financial Times said Mr Hammond would unveil the new framework in his...

 

REFILE-MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - Nov 2

(Removes extraneous word from headline) Nov 2 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Wednesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian...

 


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