Thursday, February 22, 2018
UNITED KINGDOM - Gold prices fell on Thursday, heading for the biggest weekly loss since the start of 2018 as the dollar rallied on the latest minutes of a meeting of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy committee, which showed policymakers...
UNITED KINGDOM - Britain's economy grew at a slower rate than initial estimates in the last three months of 2017, raising questions about the strength of the economy as the Bank of England prepares to raise interest rates, official data...
UNITED KINGDOM - The dollar rose on Thursday to a 10-day high after the minutes of a meeting of the US Federal Reserve in January showed policymakers were confident of rising inflation and the need to continue to raise interest...
EU - European shares fell in early trade on Thursday after a range of corporate results failed to lift sentiment following a fresh wave of speculation about a faster US interest rate hike that affected Wall Street and Asia and...
UNITED STATES -  The company is "looking" for its first sale of $ 4 billion in assets as part of its plans to forgo $ 20 billion in assets, denying talks on the sale of shares to raise capital,...
UNITED KINGDOM - Barclays said on Thursday it had achieved a 10 percent increase in its 2017 earnings and pledged to restore full dividend payments of 6.5 pence per share in 2018. Barclays posted a pretax profit of 3.5 billion pounds...
UNITED STATES - Oil prices fell on Thursday on the back of a stronger dollar, which dominated a report that crude inventories in the United States were down. By 0640 GMT, West Texas Intermediate crude was $ 61.15 a barrel, down...
JAPAN - Japan's benchmark stock index fell on Thursday after a large sell-off after US stocks tumbled on Wednesday on speculation of a faster rate hike for RICO, after a media report said the company was considering a provision for...
EU - The European Central Bank said on Thursday it had made a net profit of 1.275 billion euros in 2017, up 82 million euros from a year earlier, and that this would be fully distributed among the 19 central...
IRAQ - Crude oil exports from southern Iraq ports on the Gulf have reached 3.5 million bpd since the start of February, two oil sources told Reuters on Thursday.  
UKRAINE - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) sent 17 vehicles with humanitarian aid to residents of the uncontrolled territory of Donbass, Kiev, the press service of the State Border Service of Ukraine reported on Thursday."Through the...
SYRIA - The United States fully supports the call of the United Nations to reduce violence in Syria to deliver humanitarian aid, the White House said in a statement. "We fully support the call of the UN to refrain from...
ISRAEL - After several Israeli soldiers suffered serious injuries in the Gaza Strip where they left to remove Palestinian flags, the Israeli regime has just had a genius idea: replace its soldiers with robots. And so these are robots that yesterday...
SYRIA - Terrorist groups deployed in eastern Ghouta stormed parts of the Syrian capital, Damascus, killing 11 people and injuring 49 others. A well-informed source told the IRNA reporter that the terrorist groups in eastern Ghouta had repeatedly violated the de-escalation...
RUSSIA - As Washington strengthens its presence in the Black Sea, Russian Admiral Vladimir Valuev, former commander of the Russian Baltic Fleet, said that the two US warships stationed in the region pose no threat to Russia. The two destroyers stationed...
PALESTINE - Israeli occupation forces stepped up their strikes in the Gaza Strip last weekend after a bomb exploded near a group of Israeli soldiers on the border fence east of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. south of the...
SYRIA - In response to terrorist rocket attacks on localities in the province of Damascus, the Syrian Foreign Ministry sent two separate letters to the UN Secretary-General and the President of the UN Security Council on Wednesday (February 21st). In...
IRAQ - A source close to the headquarters of the Basra operation reported the launch of the first phase of the security operation in the Iraqi province on Wednesday morning, 21 February, under the decree of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. "Prime...
SYRIA - For the spokesperson of the People's Protection Units (YPG), the arrival of the Syrian army in Afrin aims to put an end to the occupation of Syrian territory by Turkey. YPG spokesman Nouri Mahmoud said in an interview with...
SYRIA - The US-led international coalition is transferring a group of Daesh terrorists to Hassaké, Syria. Residents of the Syrian town of Hassaké say on Wednesday (February 21st) that they have seen American helicopters evacuating elements of Daesh detained in a...