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Asia's Tourism and Travel Sector Thrives Asia's Tourism and Travel Sector Thrives
- October 26, 2017

Collectively, the cities account for 21% of China's travel and tourism GDP. "Many travellers have been encouraged to break their long-haul trip with a stay in Singapore", the report said. Shanghai and Beijing together account for 21 per cent of China's travel and tourism economic impact (GDP), whereas Tokyo alone accounts for 18 per cent of Japan's total. (more...)
Catalan separatist leader turns down chance to talk to Spanish Senate Catalan separatist leader turns down chance to talk to Spanish Senate
- October 26, 2017

In the 8-page document submitted to the Senate on Thursday, Puigdemont says Madrid is trying to solve the crisis by "trying to create an even more extraordinary serious situation by taking away the political autonomy of Catalonia". According to the regional government, 43% of Catalonia's 5.3 million registered voters took part in the referendum on 1 October, but a further 770,000 votes were lost after Spanish police stepped in to try to halt the vote. (more...)
Ryan: 'Forget About' Trump-Corker Twitter Feud, Focus On Tax Cuts Instead Ryan: 'Forget About' Trump-Corker Twitter Feud, Focus On Tax Cuts Instead
- October 26, 2017

Bob is going to vote for Tennessee, he's going to vote for America, he's going to vote for tax reform", Ryan said at a press conference with House Republican leaders. Trump is traveling to Capitol Hill Tuesday to lunch with Republican senators, including Corker, who Trump said "couldn't get elected dog catcher". Corker responded in an interview with CNN's Manu Raju if he should have backed Trump's presidential campaign, saying he "would not do that again". (more...)
British economy fractionally picks up speed in third quarter British economy fractionally picks up speed in third quarter
- October 26, 2017

Economists said the figures were a green light for a rate rise next week. The increase could persuade the Bank of England to raise its main interest rate from the record low of 0.25 percent at its next meeting in November as it tries to bring down inflation, which is now running at 3 percent, a full percentage point above the official target. (more...)
Theresa May scraps council house benefit cap Theresa May scraps council house benefit cap
- October 26, 2017

She added: 'But I can also say today that as part of our response to the review, we will not apply the local housing allowance cap to supported housing. "We must be certain that the revised plans work for the full range of vital supported housing services, and look forward to continued collaboration with our members and with government to ensure we secure a sustainable future for the supported housing sector". (more...)
Indonesia fireworks factory accident: At least 23 killed, 43 injured in blaze
- October 26, 2017

Pictures showed the fire had collapsed parts of the building, scorched nearby cars and sent plumes of black smoke into the air. Earlier, police told Kompas TV that 23 had been killed and 43 had been taken to hospital. (more...)
The Berenberg Bank Reiterates Hold Rating for British American Tobacco plc (BATS) The Berenberg Bank Reiterates Hold Rating for British American Tobacco plc (BATS)
- October 26, 2017

American Homes 4 Rent is an internally managed real estate investment trust focused on acquiring, renovating, leasing and operating single-family homes as rental properties. British American Tobacco plc has a one year low of GBX 4,237.00 and a one year high of GBX 5,643.60. The company was maintained on Friday, October 9 by BNP Paribas. (more...)
Malaysian medium dies in wok during Malaysian medium dies in wok during "human steaming" ritual
- October 26, 2017

Local police chief Mohd Ismail Ibrahim told state-run Bernama news agency that the crowd, including the victim's son, "saw the lid moving and as soon as it was opened, they found the victim unconscious". The Star reported that Lim Ba was killed while performing the "human steaming" stunt. "Our cheerful father has left us forever", he said. The dead man's daughter, Wei Ling 37, said that earlier on that fateful day her father had eaten only sweet potato and green bean biscuits. (more...)
At Least Four Dead as Train Collides With Army Vehicle in Finland At Least Four Dead as Train Collides With Army Vehicle in Finland
- October 26, 2017

Three of the dead were conscripts and one was a passenger on the train, they said. The train struck the vehicle at a crossing with no security features near Raseborg by a commuter train from Finland's state-owned VR railway company. The victims reportedly were soldiers and Finland's defence minister Jussi Niinisto tweeted that Thursday "had started with grim news" and "I feel sorrow". (more...)
Imran seeks apology from ECP, Contempt of Court Case disposed of Imran seeks apology from ECP, Contempt of Court Case disposed of
- October 26, 2017

He said that it is in the interest of the country that the prestige of the ECP is recognised in the country. Khan's counsel Babar Awan presented arguments before the bench and argued that his client believed in the supremacy of the law and had vast respect for the ECP. (more...)
Tipu Sultan died historic death fighting British: President Tipu Sultan died historic death fighting British: President
- October 26, 2017

Recalling the contributions of former Mysore and Karnataka rulers, soldier, politicians and scientists in the growth of the state and the country on the whole, the President spoke of Tipu, leading to a majority of the legislators breaking into loud applause. (more...)
United States stands shoulder to shoulder with New Delhi against terrorism: Rex Tillerson United States stands shoulder to shoulder with New Delhi against terrorism: Rex Tillerson
- October 26, 2017

It essentially means that very time the applicant approaches the USCIS for extension, they will have to prove their eligibility all over again, making the renewal as gruelling as the initial application process. stand shoulder to shoulder against terror". President Donald Trump has called for stricter norms for issue of H-1B visas, largely availed by Indian IT firms. (more...)
Watch 12-year-old cancer patient get jersey, picture from Cubs' Rizzo Watch 12-year-old cancer patient get jersey, picture from Cubs' Rizzo
- October 26, 2017

Watch the sweet moment below when Abby finds out Rizzo replaced her autographed picture with something even better...an autographed jersey. She also received another version of the autograph picture. Abby's mother, Jill Schrage, said her daughter was on the "borderline" of death and has been in the PICU for 28 days. Family searched the room with no luck. (more...)
Trump Wants America to Know He's A 'Very Intelligent' Ivy Leaguer Trump Wants America to Know He's A 'Very Intelligent' Ivy Leaguer
- October 26, 2017

I was a nice student, I did very well", said Trump "I'm a very intelligent person". "I did very well", he said, responding to a question about whether he should be more civil. "I think to a certain extent maybe I can blame the media, but politics is a rough business". I will say this: "I think the Republican Party has a pretty good unity". (more...)
Saudi Arabia to give foreign investors full access to parallel stock market Saudi Arabia to give foreign investors full access to parallel stock market
- October 26, 2017

The Saudi Capital Market Authority plans new rules to make the listing of stocks and debt instruments easier, he added. As to new listings, around five to six initial public offerings are now being reviewed by the authority, El Kuwaiz said. (more...)
US House votes on four bills targeting Iran's missiles, Hezbollah activity
- October 26, 2017

The House votes took place while the commander of Lebanon's armed forces, Gen. Joseph Aoun, is visiting Washington, warning lawmakers and the Trump administration that additional sanctions might have adverse consequences if they end up breaking the nation's delicate economy. (more...)
Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) shows Price to Sale ratio of 0
- October 26, 2017

Franklin now owns $0 of the stock per the Form 4 SEC filing. Institutional investors own 83.60% stake in the company while Beta factor, which is used to measure riskiness of the security, was 0.22. (NYSE: NWL ) are owned by insiders with -0.22% six-month change in the insider ownership. Franklin Resource reported 3.05M shares. Newell Brands announced that its board has authorized a share buyback plan on Tuesday, September 26th that authorizes the company to repurchase $256.00 million in ... (more...)
MTA to introduce new fare payment system to replace MetroCard MTA to introduce new fare payment system to replace MetroCard
- October 26, 2017

A committee of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has approved a $573-million contract for a new fare payment system based on the one in use for several years on the London Underground and London's commuter railroads. It's not clear how the ban will affect the Metro-North Railroad in CT and with New Jersey Transit. The new system allows customers to create personalized transit accounts to see ride history, check balances, add value as well as report lost or stolen cards to ... (more...)
Kim Jong Nam Murder Site Revisited by Handcuffed Suspects Kim Jong Nam Murder Site Revisited by Handcuffed Suspects
- October 26, 2017

They appeared calm in the beginning, but had to be given wheelchairs when they complained of exhaustion after standing for too long, Aisyah's lawyer said. The next hearing will take place Wednesday back at Shah Alam High Court on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, with Azirul continuing his testimony. They are not identified in the charge sheet but four North Koreans fled Malaysia on the day of the killing. (more...)
Israeli police arrest Palestinian after 'good morning' post gets incorrectly translated Israeli police arrest Palestinian after 'good morning' post gets incorrectly translated
- October 26, 2017

A spokeswoman for the Israel Police's West Bank district confirmed to The Times of Israel on Sunday that the man, a construction worker, was arrested "on suspicion of incitement" and released shortly thereafter when the assumption turned out to have been false. (more...)

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