Noble shares and bonds tumble after S&P cuts rating to junk

January 08, 2016 9:34 AM SINGAPORE/HONG KONG (REUTERS) – #Singapore-listed Noble Group’s stocks and bonds slid on Friday (Jan 5) after Standard & Poor’s cut its credit rating to junk, adding to concerns about financing costs for Asia’s biggest commodity trader a week after a similar downgrade by Moody’s Investors Service. Powered by WPeMatico

China may find it difficult to continue buying yuan, Japan's finance minister Aso warns

January 08, 2016 9:26 AM TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Friday (Jan 8) that China may find it difficult to continue supporting the yuan given the record decline in its foreign currency reserves – a warning that China may have to let its currency fall even more. Powered by WPeMatico

Asian stocks rise in volatile trade as China works to settle markets, STI up 0.8%

January 08, 2016 8:32 AM WELLINGTON/TOKYO (REUTERS, BLOOMBERG) – China’s efforts to restore calm to its turbulent markets showed early signs of success as the yuan stabilized and regional equities rallied for the first time in five days. US treasuries and the yen fell as demand for havens eased. Powered by WPeMatico

Madaya, besieged Syrian town, plagued by starvation as winter takes hold – Madaya, besieged Syrian town, plagued by starvation as winter takes holdCBC.caEDITOR’S NOTE (GRAPHIC WARNING): This story contains graphic images of starving people. The United Nations said on Thursday the Syrian government has allowed access to an opposition town near the border with Lebanon where concerns about …Syria to allow aid into besieged and ‘starving’ Madaya: […]

Removing Twitter's 140-character limit is Jack Dorsey's biggest gamble yet – Removing Twitter’s 140-character limit is Jack Dorsey’s biggest gamble Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet on March 21 2006, it was still 294 days until Steve Jobs would unveil the iPhone. There were no apps, and mobile phone messages were almost exclusively sent by text.Longer Tweets To Help Twitter Inc With More Publisher […]

China suspends market circuit breaker mechanism – Channel News Asia

Channel News Asia China suspends market circuit breaker mechanismChannel News AsiaChina will suspend its new stock market circuit breaker mechanism as of Friday (Jan 8), the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges said on their websites on Thursday. Posted 07 Jan 2016 23:01; Updated 07 Jan 2016 23:36. PHOTOS. A man watches …Chinese Stock Plunge Forces a […]