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World 15 Feb 2017 | 5:25 PM

In Ghana, post-election fiscal crunch is politics as normal

ACCRA (Reuters) - Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has taken power with ambitious plans to revive once spectacular economic growth, only to discover a $1.6 billion hole in the budget and a deficit twice as high as expected. He may have a strong sense of deja vu.

World 15 Feb 2017 | 6:46 PM

China warns U.S. against fresh naval patrols in South China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday warned Washington against challenging its sovereignty, responding to reports the United States was planning fresh naval patrols in the disputed South China Sea.

Business 15 Feb 2017 | 10:13 PM

Wall Street rises further into uncharted territory

NEW YORK: Wall Street pushed further into record-high territory on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 notching a seven-session winning streak, helped by a round of robust economic data and ongoing optimism that President Donald Trump will cut corporate taxes.

Commodities 15 Feb 2017 | 10:21 PM

Oil reverses course and pulls back after brief rally

NEW YORK: Oil turned negative Wednesday, as falling gasoline futures weighed down crude prices on concerns that oversupply in the U.S. would limit the effect of OPEC's record compliance with its supply-cut accord.

Business 15 Feb 2017 | 10:33 PM

Bank of England testing palm and coconut oils to make new bank notes after protests for using animal-fat

LONDON: The Bank of England said on Wednesday it was testing alternatives such as palm or coconut oil, and plans to delay signing contracts for its first plastic 20 pound note, due in 2020, until it is clear whether a fully fat-free option is viable.

Commodities 15 Feb 2017 | 10:41 PM

Malaysian palm oil price rebounds from near three-month low on positive export data

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures saw their strongest daily gains in nearly two weeks on Wednesday after hitting a near three-month low in the previous session, aided by positive export numbers

Nation 16 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

UMMC pathology chief puzzled by death

PETALING JAYA: Forensic pathologists suspect that ricin may be involved when a political dissident is fatally poisoned.

Nation 16 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Web of intrigue in assassination

KUALA LUMPUR: A tale of an intricate, well-planned execution is unravelling with the arrest of a 28-year-old woman at KLIA2, the scene of assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Commodities 16 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Sime IPOs this year?

PETALING JAYA: Sime Darby Bhd, which is planning to split up the group’s operations into different entities and list them, could see the listings happening within this year.

Nation 16 Feb 2017 | 12:00 AM

Saudi’s King Salman to make official visit to M’sia

PUTRAJAYA: The upcoming official visit of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Abdulaziz Al-Saud to Malaysia soon will have a major impact and open various opportunities for Malaysians, said Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan.