Monthly Archives: October 2017

Foreign buyers inch back into Vancouver housing market

October 31, 2017 VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Foreign buyers have started inching back into the Vancouver housing market, more than a year after the province of British Columbia imposed a foreign buyer tax on real estate deals, according to government data … Continue reading

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Trump will not visit DMZ during Asia trip: official

October 31, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will not go to the heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) on the border of North Korea and South Korea during his Asia trip, a senior administration official said on Tuesday. … Continue reading

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Canada oil, gas drilling to pick up in 2018: industry body

October 31, 2017 CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – Canadian oil and gas drilling activity will climb 5 percent in 2018 as a gradual uptick in crude prices gives rise to cautious optimism among producers, an industry body forecast on Tuesday. The … Continue reading

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Asylum seekers barricaded inside Papua New Guinea camp, await court ruling

October 31, 2017 SYDNEY (Reuters) – Hundreds of asylum seekers barricaded inside a detention center in Papua New Guinea woke up on Wednesday to find power and water supplies cut to the compound as they awaited a court ruling on … Continue reading

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Nigeria among most improved countries in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business list

October 31, 2017 LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigeria was among the 10 economies showing the most notable improvement in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business list published on Tuesday. It rose 24 places in the ranking of countries to 145th … Continue reading

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Rockwell Automation rejects Emerson’s $27 billion takeover bid

October 31, 2017 By Greg Roumeliotis (Reuters) – Automation equipment maker Rockwell Automation Inc <ROK.N> said on Tuesday it had rejected an unsolicited acquisition bid from bigger rival Emerson Electric Co <EMR.N> for more than $27 billion, arguing that the … Continue reading

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UK opposition look to force government into publishing Brexit dossiers

October 31, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour party will attempt on Wednesday to force the government to release its assessment of the impact Brexit will have on 58 different sectors of the economy. The government said on Monday … Continue reading

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Argentina tax bill to slash corporate income taxes to 25 percent

October 31, 2017 By Eliana Raszewski BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina plans to cut corporate income taxes to 25 percent by 2021 from 35 percent as part of a tax reform bill to be sent to Congress in the coming … Continue reading

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Buy signal blares for cell-tower stocks in 2017

October 31, 2017 By Lewis Krauskopf NEW YORK (Reuters) – A hitch in a proposed merger of U.S. wireless carriers Sprint Corp <S.N> and T-Mobile US <TMUS.O> has further boosted buoyant shares of cell tower stocks, which could benefit if … Continue reading

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Australian citizenship crisis threatens to engulf another lawmaker

October 31, 2017 SYDNEY (Reuters) – A citizenship crisis that has rocked Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s government could claim another high profile lawmaker, with the president of the Senate saying he will resign from parliament if found to be … Continue reading

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