By Andrew Galbraith SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shares in Asia rose on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve took a more accommodative stance at its policy meeting, but concerns over slowing global growth and U.S.-China trade talks are expected to limit gains. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.5 percent in early trade. Australian shares were last down 0.1 percent. Markets in Japan are closed on Thursday for a public holiday. The rise in the broad Asian index followed a wobbly session on Wall Street overnight, as growth and trade concerns overcame an initial shift towards more risk-taking sparked by the Fed's dovish shift. In comments at the end of a two-day policy meeting Wednesday, the Fed abandoned projections for any interest rate hikes this year amid signs of an economic slowdown, and said it would halt the steady decline of its balance sheet in September. But while investors cheered the Fed's new approach, the reasons behind it sparked concern. … [Read more...] about Dovish Fed shift lifts Asian shares, dollar nurses losses
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Elaine Kurtenbach, Ap Business Writer Updated 8:40 pm PST, Sunday, January 13, 2019 A worker checks the floor near the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the Korea Exchange in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Shares were lower in Asia on Monday, extending the latest losses on Wall Street, as China reported a slowdown in exports. less A worker checks the floor near the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the Korea Exchange in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. Shares were lower in Asia on Monday, extending ... more Photo: Lee Jin-man, AP Photo: Lee Jin-man, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 A worker checks the floor near the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the … [Read more...] about Asian shares decline as China reports slowdown in exports
Kendra Pierre-Louis, New York Times 3:17 pm PDT, Thursday, October 18, 2018 An adult moose with hair loss resulting from winter ticks. An adult moose with hair loss resulting from winter ticks. Photo: An Adult Moose With Hair Loss Resulting From Winter Ticks.CreditCreditDan Bergeron/New Hampshire Fish And Game Department Moose ticks at Maine Medical Center Research Institute in Scarborough Thursday, April 7, 2016. (Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) Moose ticks at Maine Medical Center Research Institute in Scarborough Thursday, April 7, 2016. (Photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images) Photo: Portland Press Herald/Press Herald Via Getty Images Photo: M Swiet Productions / Texas Wildlife Monarch butterfly Found … [Read more...] about 47,000 Ticks on a Moose Calf. Blame Climate Change.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Africa Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByThe New York Times July 17, 2018 In his highest-profile speech since leaving office, former President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered an impassioned defense of democracy and international institutions, including the United Nations and NATO, in a veiled rebuke of his successor, President Trump. Mr. Obama spoke at a cricket stadium in Johannesburg, at an annual event honoring Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid South African leader, who would have turned 100 this week. [ Read our main article on Mr. Obama’s speech.] The following is a transcript of Mr. Obama’s speech, which was provided by his office. ________ MR. OBAMA: Thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you so much. AUDIENCE: Yes, we can! Yes, we can! Yes, we can! MR. OBAMA: Thank you. To Mama Graça Machel, … [Read more...] about Read the Transcript of Obama’s Speech Defending Democracy
Former President Barack Obama weighed in with his perspective on the "strange and uncertain times that we are in" as he delivered a major address in South Africa Tuesday. Mr. Obama was invited to give the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg, where he spoke to a large and enthusiastic crowd. While his comments largely focused on the life lessons of the late South African leader Nelson Mandela (also known as Madiba) and the road ahead for global democracy, Mr. Obama also touched on the problem of racism, the "politics of fear," and the threat posed by rising authoritarianism. His remarks came just one day President Trump's controversial summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Here is the full transcript of his address, as provided by the office of the former president: PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you. To Mama Graça Machel, members of the Mandela family, the … [Read more...] about Former President Obama’s full speech in South Africa