Backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung stabbed to death at Australian hostel
A 21-year-old British woman dies and a man is severely injured in an Australian hostel knife attack.

Chinese pensioner who adopts stray dogs in tiny flat says 'I can't live without them'
A woman in Xi'an, China has faced tension with her neighbours after she took in dozens of stray dogs. Neighbours are complaining that the smell from her apartment has become intolerable.

All Masters hardware stores in Australia will all be shut by Christmas
All Masters stores in Australia will be closed before Christmas this year after owner Woolworths sells them - but before they're shut, all stock will be offloaded in a fire sale from as early as this

North Korea ignites tensions in the region, fires another submarine-launched ballistic missile
SEOUL, South Korea - In yet another nuclear provocation, on Wednesday, North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile off the country’s east coast, leading to more global condemnati

Myanmar earthquake: One dead and temples damaged
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake strikes central Myanmar, damaging ancient temples and leaving at least one person dead.

Instigator in liberal publisher’s murder arrested in Dhaka
Moinul Islam Shamim is a leading member of a banned Islamic group, Ansarullah Bangla Team. His arrest took place overnight in a neighbourhood in the capital. He had ordered the stabbing of Faisal Arefin Dipan, who published progressive ideas. A new threatening letter promises death to five figures "guilty" of atheism and apostasy.

China P2P loan regulations target risks
New rules mark end of Wild West era for fast growing online industry ......

Powerful quake hits Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples
A powerful earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck central Myanmar on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and local authorities said, shaking buildings across the Southeast Asian nation and the region.

U.S. oil falls 2 percent on surprise build in crude stocks
U.S. oil prices fell more than 2 percent on Wednesday on an unexpected increase in U.S. crude stocks that revived worries about the supply glut that has capped prices for the past two years. Industry data from the American Petroleum Institute (API) showed on Tuesday that U.S. crude inventories had risen by 4.5 million barrels in the week ending Aug. 19. This pushed U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude down more than $1, erasing gains made in the previous session.

French submarine maker hit by data leak
DCNS faces security questions after details emerge of Scorpene vessels’ capability

EU calls on Greece to defend statistics office


Cabinet approves Cadre Review of Indian Information Service (Prime Minister’s Office of India)
(Source: Prime Minister’s Office of India) The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the cadre restructuring of the Indian Information Service (IIS) Group 'A'. The...

Changes in Substantial Shareholder’s Interest Pursuant to Form 29B of the Companies Act, 1965 – Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan) (TIME dotCom Bhd)
(Source: TIME dotCom Bhd) 8/2312016 Company Announcements I Bursa Malaysia Market Changes in Sub. S-hldr's Int. (298) TIME DOTCOM BERHAD Particulars of substantial Securities Holder Name Address Company No. Nationality/Country of incorporation Descriptions (Class & nominal value) Name & address of registered holder DetaiIs of changes Currency: Malaysian...

Cabinet approves Cadre Review of Indian Information Service (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Republic of India)
(Source: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Republic of India) The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the cadre restructuring of the Indian Information Service...

Changes in Substantial Shareholder’s Interest Pursuant to Form 29B of the Companies Act, 1965 – Employees Provident Fund Board (TIME dotCom Bhd)
(Source: TIME dotCom Bhd) Changes in Sub. S-hldr's Int. (298) TIME DOTCOM BERHAD Particulars of substantial Securities Holder Name Address Company No. Nationality/Country of incorporation Descriptions (Class & nominal value) Name & address of registered holder Detai Is of changes Currency: Malaysian...

Cabinet approves construction of third line between Rajnandgaon-Nagpur (Kalumna) (Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India)
(Source: Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of third line between Rajnandgaon-Nagpur (Kalumna) in Rajnandgaon district of...

Cabinet approves signing of Air Services Agreement between India and Fiji (Ministry of Home Affairs of the Republic of India)
(Source: Ministry of Home Affairs of the Republic of India) The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of new Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Fiji. The Agreement is for updation of the existing Air Services Agreement (ASA) between the two countries which was signed on 28th January, 1974. The updation is as per latest ICAO template keeping in view the latest developments in civil...

DEALINGS IN LISTED SECURITIES (CHAPTER 14 OF LISTING REQUIREMENTS) : DEALINGS DURING CLOSED PERIOD (Sunway Bhd)
(Source: Sunway Bhd) Pursuant to Chapter 14, Paragraph 14.06 of the Main Market Listing Requirements of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, we wish to announce that the following persons have...

Cabinet approves introduction of the “Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016” (Prime Minister’s Office of India)
(Source: Prime Minister’s Office of India) The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of the 'Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016'. The Bill will regulate surrogacy in India by establishing National Surrogacy Board at the central level and State Surrogacy Boards and Appropriate Authorities in the State and Union Territories. The legislation will ensure effective regulation of surrogacy, prohibit commercial surrogacy and allow...

Cabinet approves Central Scheme for Assistance to Civilian Victims of Terrorist / Communal / Left Wing Extremist Violence and Cross Border Firing and Mine/IED Blasts on Indian Territory (Ministry of Home Affairs of the Republic of India)
(Source: Ministry of Home Affairs of the Republic of India) The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to enhance the grant of compensation to the civilian victims under the scheme titled 'Central Scheme for Assistance to Civilian Victims of Terrorist/ Communal/Left Wing Extremist (LWE), Cross Border Firing and Mine/IED blasts on Indian Territory' from Rs.3 lakhs to Rs.5 lakhs. The highlights of the scheme are as follows:- 1. For the first time, ...

Cabinet approves Leasing out of AAI land for Centre for Perishable Cargo at Guwahati International Airport (Prime Minister’s Office of India)
(Source: Prime Minister’s Office of India) The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for leasing out of AAI land measuring 4050 sq. Mtrs. to Assam Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), a Government of Assam Undertaking. This will be...

Big boost to rail network (Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India)
(Source: Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India) In a major push to give a boost to the infrastructure sector in the country, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for nine projects worth Rs. 24,374.86 crore in nine States for expansion of railway network and connectivity across the country. S.No. States Project Length (kms)...

Cabinet approves construction of third line between Jhansi and Bina (Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India)
(Source: Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of third line between Jhansi and...

Share Buy Back - Daily Share Buy-Back Notice :: Daily Share Buy Back Notice (Soup Restaurant Group Limited)
(Source: Soup Restaurant Group Limited) Announcement Title Share Buy Back - Daily Share Buy-Back Notice Announcement Subtitle Daily Share Buy Back Notice Securities SOUP RESTAURANT GROUP LIMITED (SOUPREST) Date & Time of Broadcast Aug 24, 2016 19:05 Submitted By Chong In Bee Company Secretary Effective...

Cabinet approves Central Scheme for Assistance to Civilian Victims of Terrorist / Communal / Left Wing Extremist Violence and Cross Border Firing and Mine/IED Blasts on Indian Territory (Prime Minister’s Office of India)
(Source: Prime Minister’s Office of India) The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to enhance the grant of compensation to the civilian victims under the scheme titled 'Central Scheme for Assistance to Civilian Victims of Terrorist/ Communal/Left Wing Extremist (LWE), Cross Border Firing and Mine/IED blasts on Indian Territory' from Rs.3 lakhs to Rs.5 lakhs. The highlights of the scheme are as follows:- 1. For the first time, civilian victims ...

Cabinet approves construction of third line between Mathura and Jhansi (Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India)
(Source: Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of third line between Mathura and Jhansi...

Fireworks Celebration At Mandarin Oriental, Macau (Mandarin Oriental International Ltd)
(Source: Mandarin Oriental International Ltd) Hong Kong, 24 August 2016 - Mandarin Oriental, Macau is delighted to offer a Fireworks Celebration package, allowing guests to enjoy the 28th Macau International Fireworks Display Contest with their families and loved ones in an exclusive setting with fantastic views of Macau's evening skyline. The Fireworks Celebration package is available on 3, 10, 15, 24...

Vice President Chen meets Taiwan Scholarship recipients from Dominican Republic, tours solar plant built with Taiwanese investment (Office of the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan))
(Source: Office of the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan)) On the morning of August 15 local time (evening of August 15, Taipei time), Vice President Chen Chien-jen and Mrs. Chen met over breakfast at their hotel with students from the Dominican Republic who have studied in Taiwan as recipients of the Taiwan Scholarship, and stated their high opinion of the successes achieved through higher education exchange programs between Taiwan and the Dominican Republic. In remarks, Vice Presid...

Cabinet approves signing of Air Services Agreement between India and Fiji (Prime Minister’s Office of India)
(Source: Prime Minister’s Office of India) The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing of new Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Fiji. The Agreement is for updation of the existing Air Services Agreement (ASA) between the two countries which was signed on 28th January, 1974. The updation is as per latest ICAO template keeping in view the latest developments in civil aviation sector and...

CIMB Bank Berhad and China Construction Bank Corporation collaborate to facilitate Malaysia-China cross-border investments (CIMB Group Holdings Bhd)
(Source: CIMB Group Holdings Bhd) Kuala Lumpur: CIMB Bank Berhad ('CIMB Bank' or 'CIMB') recently signed an agreement to appoint China Construction Bank Corporation ('CCB') as CIMB Bank's sub-custodian bank in mainland China to clear, settle and safekeep China shares, bonds and other investment products on behalf of CIMB Bank and its clients. Both parties also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) where CCB will...

Support Program SOE Present for The Country, PTBA Welcomes 20 Students Selected from North Maluku (PT Tambang Batubara Bukit Asam Tbk)
(Source: PT Tambang Batubara Bukit Asam Tbk) To support the program of the Ministry of SOEs in commemoration of the 71st anniversary of Independence of Republic of Indonesia, namely 'SOE Present for The Country', PT Bukit Asam (Persero) Tbk. (PTBA) held events Students Know Nusantara (SMN) 2016. A total of 20 students selected as participants SMN from 20 senior high school in North Maluku Province, accompanied by three teacher assistant and...

ReneSola Announces Second Quarter 2016 Results (ReneSola Ltd)
(Source: ReneSola Ltd) SHANGHAI, Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ReneSola Ltd ('ReneSola' or the 'Company') (www.renesola.com) (NYSE: SOL), a leading fully-integrated solar project developer and provider of energy efficient technology products, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016. Second Quarter 2016 Highlights Q2 2016 (in million) Q/Q Change Y/Y Change Revenue $250.0 -4.1% -6.8% Gross Profit $41.2 -7.5% -7.3% Operating Income $6.4 -47.9% -...

PJSC KTK Management signs collective labour agreement with Mining Trade Union (OAO KTK - Kuzbasskaya Toplivnaya Kompaniya)
(Source: OAO KTK - Kuzbasskaya Toplivnaya Kompaniya) On 23 August at the Vinogradovsky Open-pit Mine the management of Public Joint Stock Company Kuzbasskaya Toplivnaya Company signed a collective labour agreement with the Mining Trade Union for 2016-2019. There was...

Cabinet approves National Highways Interconnectivity Improvement Project (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways of the Republic of India)
(Source: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways of the Republic of India) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for development of 1120 kms of National Highways in the States of Karnataka,...

Ooredoo Algeria Announces the Appointment of a New CEO (Ooredoo QSC)
(Source: Ooredoo QSC) Doha, Qatar, 24August 2016: Ooredoo Q.S.C. ('Ooredoo') - Ticker: ORDS - today announced the appointment of Mr. Hendrik Kasteel as Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Algeria, succeeding Mr. Joseph Ged, who has resigned this position. Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani. Group CEO, Ooredoo, said: 'We welcome Hendrik Kasteel to Ooredoo,...

Cabinet approves waiver of penal interest on GoI loans availed by Cochin Port (Ministry of Shipping of the Republic of India)
(Source: Ministry of Shipping of the Republic of India) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for waiver of penal interest on Government of India (GOI) loans availed by Cochin Port Trust to the tune of Rs. 897.23 crore. The CCEA also gave its approval by freezing the liability on account...

Cabinet approves construction of third line between Vijaywada Jn and Gudur Jn (Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India)
(Source: Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of third line between Vijaywada Junction and Gudur Junction at...

Cabinet approves construction of fourth line between Jharsuguda and Bilaspur (Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India)
(Source: Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of fourth line between Jharsuguda and Bilaspur at an...

Dah Sing Financial Holdings Announces 2016 Interim Results (Dah Sing Banking Group Limited)
(Source: Dah Sing Banking Group Limited) Press Release 24 August 2016 Dah Sing Financial Holdings Announces 2016 Interim Results Highlights Dah Sing Financial Holdings ("DSFH") Profit attributable to shareholders decreased by 14.9% y-o-y to HK$914 million Earnings per share: HK$2.73 Interim dividend per share: HK$0.29 Return on average shareholders' funds (annualized): 8.7% Net interest income of HK$1,947 million, an increase of 11.7% y-o-y Net fee and commission income down 27.0% y...

Cabinet approves construction of third line between Ballarshah-Kazipet (Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India)
(Source: Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of third line between Ballarshah and Kazipet at an estimated cost of Rs.2,063.03 crore...

Gazprom Neft secures patent protection for technological innovations in oil refining (OAO Gazprom Neft)
(Source: OAO Gazprom Neft) Gazprom Neft has secured a further 13 patents since the beginning of 2016 in respect of technological innovations in oil refining. The total number of innovations successfully patented by the company currently stands at 31, with a further 19 applications under review by Russian patent authority Rospatent. The company has continued its implementation of a national project to further develop catalyst production at its Omsk Refinery throughout 2016, engaging in partner...

Cabinet approves MoU with South Africa to establish cooperation in Grassroots Innovation (Prime Minister’s Office of India)
(Source: Prime Minister’s Office of India) The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been apprised of the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and South Africa to establish cooperation in Grassroots...

Armenian U-17 team to leave for Belarus on August 25 (FFA - Football Federation of Armenia)
(Source: FFA - Football Federation of Armenia) Armenian U-17 team will leave for Belarus on August 25 to play 2 friendlies with the U-17 team of Belarus. The matches will take place on August 26, 18:00 and August 28, 14:00...

Cabinet approves construction of second line between New Bongaigaon and Kamakhya of Northeast Frontier Railway in Assam (Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India)
(Source: Ministry of Railways of the Republic of India) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for construction of second line between New Bongaigaon and Kamakhya of Northeast Frontier...

Myanmar hit by 6.8 magnitude earthquake
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit central Myanmar, and was...

Apple to introduce "iPhone with curved display in 2017"
PanARMENIAN.Net - Apple Inc. has come up with three new iPhone models for next year, including a premium handset that will sport a curved display like the one Samsung Electronics has adopted for its t

China’s Cosco delivers two jack-up rigs
China’s Cosco Dalian Shipyard has delivered two jack-up rigs to Foresight Group, through Hallworthy, a drilling contractor operation in the Middle East and India. According to Cosco, the delivery documents for “N527” and “N581” jack-ups, were signed by COSCO Dalian and the buyer recently The jack-up rigs, both measuring 74.09 meters in LOA (length of all), […] ......

Vroon Offshore expands fleet with new platform supply vessel
China’s Cosco Guangdong Shipyard has delivered the platform supply vessel (PSV), VOS Passion, to Dutch offshore vessel owner Vroon Offshore Cosco said on Wednesday that the delivery documents between COSCO Guangdong and Vroon were signed recently. Offshore Energy Today reported at the beginning of August that the newbuild PSV completed sea trials in China at the end […] ......

Increased regional cooperation – Promising prospects in troubling times
The World Bank (WB), at the end of April this year, had some very encouraging things to say about the Bangladesh economy. In its Bangladesh Development Update report, the bank highlighted that the “economy continues to do well” despite external and internal hurdles, but that “weak private investment rates continue to be a concern with […]

Quake rattles Italy, razes towns and leaves scores dead
AMATRICE, Italy - An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit central Italy and left 38 dead. “It’s a moment of pain. The entire country should rally with solidarity arou

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