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World shares slide on China investment worries



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.

Dwindling resources set against 2 trillion yuan ($305 billion) of liabilities have wiped nearly 80% off the developer's stock

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Canadian women end short-course championships with 3 more medals

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 …

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Bellator 168: Gardendale’s John Salter dominates in Italy

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 …

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