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World 15 Mar 2019 | 7:03 AM

Responding to El Salvador president-elect, China denies it meddles

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - China on Thursday rejected comments by Salvadoran President-elect Nayib Bukele, who accused the Asian power of not playing by the rules and intervening in other nations' affairs.

Banking 15 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Australia’s ANZ to give longer interest-only loans to revive property investor business

SYDNEY: Australia and New Zealand Banking Group will offer interest-only loans for up to 10 years to property investors, as it tries to fuel business amid softening economic conditions.

World 15 Mar 2019 | 6:58 AM

U.S. mulling measures against those behind abuses in China's Xinjiang

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering measures against those responsible for human rights violations against Muslims in China's Xinjiang region, a U.S. State Department spokesman said on Thursday, calling it a "great shame for humanity."

World 15 Mar 2019 | 6:38 AM

Celebrities lose work, students sue U.S. colleges in admissions scandal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin was dropped by a TV network and her daughter lost a sponsorship deal on Thursday, while students sued prestigious universities in growing fallout from a massive college bribery scandal.

World 15 Mar 2019 | 6:38 AM

In Venezuela, not even the dollar is immune to effects of hyperinflation

SAN ANTONIO/MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) - In San Antonio del Tachira, like scores of Venezuelan towns near the border with Colombia, if you want to buy food or medicine it is no use amassing huge piles of bolivar currency. You need Colombian pesos or U.S. dollars.

Corporate News 15 Mar 2019 | 6:29 AM

HDC remains optimistic of RM50bil halal export by 2020

PETALING JAYA: Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) remained optimistic of hitting RM50 billion export target by 2020, despite recording a lower halal export of RM40 billion last year, says vice president Hanisofian Alias.

World 15 Mar 2019 | 6:11 AM

U.S. acts to keep Citgo operating in face of Venezuela sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury on Thursday gave U.S. refiner Citgo Petroleum Corp a further 18 months to buy crude and make debt payments while under sanctions against its parent, Venezuelan state-run energy firm Petrَleos de Venezuela (PDVSA).

World 15 Mar 2019 | 5:39 AM

U.S. considers sanctions to restrict Visa, Mastercard in Venezuela - official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering imposing financial sanctions that could prohibit Visa Inc , Mastercard Inc and other financial institutions from processing transactions in Venezuela, a senior Trump administration official said on Thursday.

World 15 Mar 2019 | 3:53 AM

Cuba says USA, not Canada, manipulating diplomat health incidents

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba denounced the Trump administration on Thursday for continuing to refer to health incidents among their diplomats in Havana as "attacks" without presenting any evidence, saying it was part of a broader campaign to damage bilateral relations.

World 15 Mar 2019 | 3:53 AM

Russia's Gazprombank sells its indirect stake in Venezuelan venture - source

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Gazprombank, Russia's third biggest lender by assets, has sold its indirect stake in the Petrozamora joint venture in Venezuela, a source at the bank said on Thursday.