News archive from 16 January 2014, page 7

Dollar regains swagger, Tokyo shares upbeat after U.S. data

Dollar regains swagger, Tokyo shares upbeat after U.S. data

Japan's Nikkei benchmark advanced 0.5 percent in relatively active trade after logging its best one-day rise in four months on Wednesday, a day after suffering its worst session in five months. "We are getting a boost from both overseas and...

Reuters, 03:02 in Business

China says 2014 trade growth may lag last year's rate

China's exports grew 7.9 percent for all of 2013 compared with the previous year, while imports rose 7.3 percent, missing an official 8 percent growth target. (Reporting by Koh Gui Qing and Aileen Wang; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

Reuters, 03:09 in Business
Bowe Bergdahl: Video Shows US Soldier Alive

Bowe Bergdahl: Video Shows US Soldier Alive

US officials have obtained a video of the last remaining US soldier being held prisoner by the Taliban - suggesting he is still alive since his capture in 2009. Sgt Bowe Bergdahl was detained in the Paktia Province of Afghanistan on June 30, 2009. He...


Microsoft pondering Ericsson CEO for top job - Bloomberg

His naming may come as a surprise to many on Wall Street. Analysts have discussed potential candidates ranging from company insiders Satya Nadella and Tony Bates to several outsiders. But speculation refocused on internal choices this month after...

Reuters, 03:13 in Business
Western, Arab states pledge $2.4 billion in Syria aid

Western, Arab states pledge $2.4 billion in Syria aid

The pledge arose from a U.N. appeal for $6.5 billion in 2014, which was launched last month and is the largest in the organisation's history. The world body estimates the conflict has reversed development gains in Syria by 35 years, with half its...

Restaurateurs queue up for new Moor complex

Restaurateurs queue up for new Moor complex

Developers of The Moor have been seeing strong interest from restaurant operators in the new leisure development, due to be developed alongside Debenhams. Despite a hiccup caused by delays disconnecting a gas main, work on a new leisure and retail...


How to cope with a heatwave

Stay in the shade as much as possible. Photograph: Paul Miller/AAP Don't overdo it It may be tempting to get outside and enjoy the sunshine rather than curl up on a cool floor indoors, but it's important not to over-exert yourself. “The more active...

Guardian, 03:18 in Health

Australian Open Tennis Halted By Extreme Heat

Some matches have been suspended at the Australian Open after temperatures reached 42C (108F). Organisers implemented the Extreme Heat Policy and stopped matches on the outer courts at the end of sets that were in progress. Matches on the show courts...


Scientists reveal what is REALLY happening in the hit 'leaping chain' YouTube video

It was one of the most popular science videos ever uploaded to YouTube, with over 2.8 million views. The problem of the chain fountain was revealed by BBC Science presenter Steve Mould, who showed a chain of metal balls appearing to defy gravity by...


Ozil may have transformed Arsenal but Gunners don't plan to outspend rivals

12 View comments Arsenal may be firmly in the title race thanks in part to the summer signing of Mesut Ozil, but the club remain staunch that they will not try and compete with their big-spending rivals. The Gunners have more than just a sniff of...

Daily Mail, 03:30 in Sport

FAN'S VIEW: Cortese's decision to quit takes Saints back to depths of despair

James Coney, Money Mail editor and lifelong Southampton fan gives his view on his club after chairman Nicola Cortese resigned on Wednesday. Many Saints fans will be thinking one thing: here we go again. For years, fans endured boardroom rows as the...

Daily Mail, 03:30 in Sport

Robertson digs deep to eliminate Allen from the Masters for the third successive year

Neil Robertson won a dramatic final-frame decider to knock Mark Allen out of the Masters for the third year in succession. The Australian repeated last year's 6-5 win over his fellow left-hander, who he also knocked out in 2012. The match was not of...

Daily Mail, 03:30 in Sport

'Vaping' a slow burner in China, world's maker of e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes were invented about a decade ago by a Chinese medical researcher and the country supplies nearly all global demand. Puffing on the devices, or vaping, is surging worldwide, but it forms only a tiny part of China's 1.2 trillion yuan (about...


Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand extend ties with code share deal, NZ flights

Singapore Airlines has already expanded its footprint in Australia, increasing its stake in Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd (VAH.AX) alongside Air New Zealand and Etihad to boost passengers feeding into its long-haul premium services. That deal came...

Reuters, 03:36 in Business

Heart attack damage can be reduced with a simple injection, say experts

Treatment involves injecting synthetic microparticles into the patient's bloodstream. Photograph: Alamy Australian scientists have stumbled upon a "simple" way to dramatically reduce the damage caused by a heart attack. They say the new...

Guardian, 03:37 in Health

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