Just beyond the outskirts of Cairo on a desert road to the Suez Canal, a sprawling industrial zone is coming to life as Egypt's leather industry leaves behind its ancient tanning quarters for modern workshops of Robiki Leather City.  Full story
04h35 Japan's Nikkei share average slipped towards a 3-1/2-month low on Thursday, dragged down by Wall Street losses, while steel makers fell after reports that Toyota Motor Corp was looking to cut the price of steel supplied to component makers.  Full story
04h00 Singapore's Pavilion Gas has won the right to use storage facilities at the city-state's Singapore LNG Corp (SLNG) liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal, the companies said on Thursday.  Full story
03h26 South Korea will announce comprehensive measures in September to curb rapidly rising household debt, the country's finance minister said on Thursday.  Full story
Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with wind and. . .  Full story
Germany and the rest of Europe should back the "democratically minded" majority of Turks who do not support President Recep Tayyip. . .  Full story
Libya's Sharara oilfield, the country's largest, shut on Tuesday hours after reopening following a three-day pipeline blockade, an oil official said.. . .  Full story
Widespread floods have killed more than 800 people and displaced over a million in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with aid workers. . .  Full story
03h20 China's central bank said it will skip open market operations on Thursday, as liquidity in the banking system was "appropriate". The People's Bank of China said in an online statement. . .  Full story
03h10 Shares of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp and other Japanese steelmakers fell on Thursday after media reports the country's biggest producer of steel had agreed on price cuts for the six months through September. . .  Full story
01h00 If convicted and given a jail sentence, home for Jay Y. Lee, the billionaire de facto head of South Korean conglomerate Samsung, could be a crowded prison set in wooded hills just to the. . .  Full story
01h00 Samsung Group, South Korea's leading conglomerate, has no 'Plan B' for taking big decisions if its billionaire de facto leader Jay Y. Lee is jailed for corruption, people familiar with the matter said.. . .  Full story
Qatar said on Wednesday it decided to return its ambassador to Tehran, more than 20 months after he was recalled in protest over the ransacking of Saudi Arabia's missions in Iran by demonstrators angry. . .  Full story
At least 35 people were killed in air strikes that hit a hotel near a Houthi-controlled outpost outside the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, a medic said, and a Saudi-led coalition spokesman said it. . .  Full story
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Saudi Aramco is expected to sign a final deal with PetroChina, China's second-largest state-run refiner, within six months to invest in its Yunnan refinery, Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told Reuters on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
Stock markets in the Middle East were mixed on Wednesday with Saudi Arabia finding support from smaller companies while property developers were strong in Dubai.. . .  Full story
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Wednesday sacked the justice minister over his criticism of a $1.1 billion deal, signed last month, to lease a port to a Chinese company, the cabinet spokesman said.. . .  Full story
India approved a proposal on Wednesday to set up a ministerial panel to speed up consolidation of state-run banks as part of its efforts to revive credit and economic growth.. . .  Full story
Sri Lankan shares fell for the third straight session on Wednesday, hitting their lowest close in more than four months, as investors sold heavyweights amid continuing uncertainty over a proposed tax reform bill.. . .  Full story
Fighters loyal to the armed Houthi movement on Wednesday decried as "evil" the group's main ally in Yemen's civil war, ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, widening an unusual public rift as they fight a Saudi-led. . .  Full story
A passenger express train derailed after hitting a truck in northern India on Wednesday, injuring 42 people, some critically, in the country's fifth major rail accident in the past year.. . .  Full story
Indonesian shares ended higher on Wednesday after the central bank unexpectedly cut the interest rate to boost sluggish lending and growth while most other Southeast Asian stock markets were cautious ahead of a gathering of. . .  Full story
The launch of Thailand's 100 billion-baht ($3 billion) infrastructure fund is likely to be delayed to after September, a senior finance ministry official said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
Indonesian bank loans in July grew 8.2 percent from a year earlier, the country's financial service regulator said in a statement on Wednesday, faster than the pace in June.. . .  Full story
India's federal cabinet has approved a mechanism to oversee consolidation in the state-run banking sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
At least 35 people were killed and 13 wounded in air strikes near a checkpoint of the Houthi armed movement north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, a local medic said.. . .  Full story
Cambodia signed an agreement with Singapore-listed KrisEnergy Ltd on Wednesday to develop an offshore oil field that could finally see Cambodia produce its own oil after years of delays.. . .  Full story
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China's key short-term money rates leapt to their highest in nearly five months on Wednesday, as the central bank drained funds for a third day, keeping up the pressure on financial institutions to scale. . .  Full story
Taiwan's industrial output for July, released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
China's trade with North Korea fell in July from a month earlier, data showed on Wednesday, as a ban on coal purchases from its isolated neighbour slowed imports amid growing pressure from the United. . .  Full story
China's main stock indexes ended little changed on Wednesday, with profit taking in steel firms offsetting a rise in banks ahead of earnings reports that could set the tone for financials for the rest. . .  Full story
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Japan's Nikkei share average posted modest gains on Wednesday, snapping five straight days of losses that marked its longest losing streak since April 2016.. . .  Full story
Thailand's Superblock PCL , one of Southeast Asia's biggest renewable energy producers, plans to spend up to 20 billion baht ($602 million) per year on expansion at home and abroad to tap rising demand for. . .  Full story
Benchmark Japanese government bonds were steady on Wednesday, while the prices of longer maturities edged down from their gains in the previous session following a solid 20-year auction.. . .  Full story
China's gasoline exports in July rose 5.9 percent from a year ago to the third-highest monthly level since at least 2000 while diesel exports remained high, customs data showed on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
China's July liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports nearly doubled from a year ago to 3.12 million tonnes, the highest volume since January, data from the General Administration of Customs showed on Wednesday.. . .  Full story
Pakistan plans to raise between $500 million to $1 billion in debt via an Islamic sukuk bond or a Eurobond later this year, two government sources told Reuters, amid growing concerns about the country's. . .  Full story
China's General Administration of Customs data:. . .  Full story

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