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World 07 Apr 2018 | 5:08 AM

Migrant caravan, down by almost half, soldiers on through Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A "caravan" of Central American migrants pressed on through Mexico on Friday, greatly diminished in size a day after hundreds of exhausted members left a field where they had been stranded all week, pressured by government officials who have been under fire from U.S. President Donald Trump.

World 07 Apr 2018 | 4:10 AM

Facebook backs political ad bill, sets limits on 'issue ads'

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc backed for the first time on Friday proposed legislation requiring social media sites to disclose the identities of buyers of online political campaign ads and introduced a new verification process for people buying "issue" ads, which have been used to sow discord online.

Corporate News 07 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

When 2 elephantine economies fight...

The trade war between the world’s two largest economies is not showing any sign of stopping just yet.

Commodities 07 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

China’s import tariff on US soybean can support CPO prices

MUCH talked about in the palm oil’s sphere this week is China’s plan to impose a 25% tariff on the US soybean imports.

Economy 07 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

China to fight back US trade tariffs ‘at any cost’

BEIJING: China warned it would fight back “at any cost” with fresh trade measures if the United States continues on its path of protectionism, hours after President Donald Trump threatened to slap an additional US$100bil in tariffs on Chinese goods.

Economy 07 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

Trade war – more of letting off hot air so far

Global markets have been hammered over the last six weeks on fears of a trade war. This week was especially intense.

Investment 07 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

The horrors of the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act

AMONG the many quotes of American philosopher and essayist George Santayana, the one that has been repeated most often is this: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

Tennis 06 Apr 2018 | 11:42 PM

Record-setter Nadal roars back, Italy hold France

(Reuters) - Spain's Rafael Nadal returned to action with a 6-2 6-2 6-3 Davis Cup win over Germany's Philip Kohlschreiber on Friday to set a record for the longest winning streak in the competition's history.

World 06 Apr 2018 | 11:18 PM

U.S. slaps sanctions on Putin cronies for Russia's 'malign activity'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States imposed major sanctions on Friday against 24 Russians, striking at allies of President Vladimir Putin in one of Washington's most aggressive moves to punish Moscow for its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and other "malign activity."

Swimming 06 Apr 2018 | 9:05 PM

Le Clos bid for medal record falls short, this time

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Chad le Clos's bid to become the most successful athlete in Commonwealth Games history will have to wait another four years after he picked up just one medal on the second day in the pool on Friday.