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World 03 Jan 2021 | 3:09 AM

Roundup: CBOT agricultural futures retain bullish trends

CHICAGO, Jan. 2 (Xinhua) -- CBOT agricultural futures scored new multiyear price highs in the past week.

World 25 Oct 2020 | 1:32 AM

Roundup: Weekly CBOT agricultural futures rally strongly

CHICAGO, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- CBOT agricultural futures rallied strongly in the past week as U.S. dollar index declined in the runup to the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election, Chicago-based research company AgResource noted.

World 10 Dec 2018 | 8:20 AM

Trump backs $750 billion defence budget request to Congress - official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has backed plans to request $750 billion (£589.4 billion) from Congress for defence spending next year, a U.S. official said on Sunday, signalling a Pentagon spending hike at a time of potential belt-tightening elsewhere in the government.

World 08 Jan 2018 | 7:27 PM

Exclusive - Trump to call on Pentagon, diplomats to play bigger arms sales role: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is nearing completion of a new "Buy American" plan that calls for U.S. military attaches and diplomats to help drum up billions of dollars more in business overseas for the U.S. weapons industry, going beyond the limited assistance they currently provide, officials said.

AseanPlus News 12 Mar 2017 | 12:00 AM

Retake West Asia from the Middle East

SAUDI Arabia's King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud’s ongoing grand sweep through East Asia, accompanied by a retinue of more than a thousand princes and courtiers, revives memories of the glory days of the oil states when Gulf sheikhs bestowed Rolex watches upon even casual visitors and, on a whim, could point in a direction and order six-lane highways built for a hundred miles.

World 11 Mar 2017 | 8:39 PM

Water price hike sparks rare public protest in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - More than 100 people gathered in Singapore's Speakers' Corner on Saturday for a rare protest against a government plan to hike water prices that has stirred discontent over sluggish economic growth and rising unemployment in the city-state.