NEW YORK: Global share markets edged lower globally on Thursday as concerns about investments in China and a mixed day on Wall Street outweighed positive economic data in the United States.
The three major indexes spent much of the day in negative territory as rising U.S. Treasury yields pressured market-leading tech stocks, and the rising dollar weighed on exporters.
International investors who have been piling into China in recent years are now bracing for one of its great falls as the troubles of over-indebted property giant China Evergrande come to a head.
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Ryan Reynolds is one proud husband and father! The actor took home several big awards during the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night, but instead of bragging about himself, he couldn’t help but gush about his wife, Blake Lively, and their two daughters. Reynolds was honored with Entertainment …Read More »
Canada won gold in the women’s 4×50-metre freestyle relay, then took silver in the 4×100 medley relay on Sunday night at the FINA short-course world swimming championships, giving breakout Olympic star Penny Oleksiak her third and fourth medals of the meet. The 4×50 team of Toronto’s Oleksiak and Michelle Williams, Taylor Ruck of Kelowna, B.C., and Sandrine Mainville of Boucherville, Que., finished first in one minute 35 seconds. The …Read More »
A hand injury could not stop Frenchman Alexis Pinturault conquering the icy Face de Bellevarde course on Saturday as he won another World Cup giant slalom race to ramp up the pressure on rival Marcel Hirscher of Austria. The 25-year-old Pinturault earned his 17th career World Cup win and eighth …Read More »
Pakistan actress Mahira Khan, the female lead in Raees, will not be promoting the film in India. To secure the smooth release of his film Raees next year, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has reportedly promised the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray that he won’t work with Pakistani …Read More »
Jessica Judd is thrilled to be competing at the elite level again as she prepares for Sunday’s European Cross Country Championships in Italy. The 21-year-old Sky Academy Sports Scholar battles through mud and very testing conditions on the cross country winter circuit to build up her endurance for the track season. …Read More »
Rome – The 2019 European under-21 Championship will be held in Italy and San Marino, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) announced on Friday. The 12-team tournament, which will serve as Europe’s qualifying competition for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, will see matches played in four Italian towns — Bologna, Cesena, Reggio …Read More »
OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) — Men’s World Cup ski races canceled in Canada have been rescheduled for Italy and Norway. The International Ski Federation says a super-G will be held in Santa Caterina, Italy, on Dec. 27 and a downhill will be contested on Feb. 24 in Kvitfjell, Norway. Both races …Read More »
The 18-member team was on its way to the World Figure Skating Championships in Prague on Feb. 15 when the Sabena plane it was aboard plunged into a field in Belgium. The entire team was killed. The victims included Laurence Owen, 16, who had won the women’s title at the …Read More »
Former Gardendale state wrestling champion John Salter notched his fourth consecutive MMA win on Saturday in Florence, Italy. He quickly took the Bellator 168 fight to the ground and quickly ended it via TKO due to unanswered strikes. Salter’s win over Claudio Annicchiarrico—the hometown fighter—left the capacity crowd silent. Especially …Read More »