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World’s richest economies enjoy biggest pay raise in a decade

JPMorgan reckons pay growth in advanced economies hit 2.5% in 2Q and predicts wages will accelerate to near 3% next year
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S’pore home sales plunge on cooling measures

By BLOOMBERG
SINGAPORE • Private home sales in Singapore tumbled 64% in August to the least in six months as the government’s cooling measures took ...

UK house prices rebound amid London recovery

By BLOOMBERG
LONDON • UK house prices rebounded in September amid signs of a pick-up in sales of London’s most expensive properties. Prices rose 0.7% ...

Abu Dhabi to proceed with Cepsa IPO in Spain

By BLOOMBERG
LONDON • Abu Dhabi is pushing ahead with an initial public offering (IPO) for Spanish oil company Cia Espanola de Petroleos SAU (Cepsa), ...

Massive clean-up in Hong Kong after typhoon chaos

By AFP
BAGUIO • Hong Kong began a massive clean-up yesterday after Typhoon Mangkhut raked the city, shredding trees and bringing damaging floods, in a ...

Singapore probes Deutsche Bank executive’s 1MDB role

Singapore • Singapore authorities probing the multibillion dollar 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal are looking at the role of an outgoing senior ...

Cities, companies ramp up climate goals

Regions and major cities committed to allowing only zeroemission vehicles on their roads
By AFP SAN FRANCISCO • Zero fossil fuel ...

Rivers swell as deadly Florence grinds through the Carolinas

by BLOOMBERG 
The still-potent remnants of Hurricane Florence marched through the Carolinas on Sunday and as the winds weakened the flood grew ...

Super typhoon slams into China after pummeling Philippines

by REUTERS
HONG KONG/MANILA – A super typhoon made landfall in China’s Guangdong on Sunday, the country’s most populous province, after wreaking ...

How Super Typhoon Mangkhut will cause chaos when it slams Asia

For days now, Super Typhoon Mangkhut has been churning across the Pacific, keeping the millions of people potentially in its path on tenterhooks.
The ...

Deadly pig virus outbreak worsens as fever hits western Europe

A deadly pig virus has been found in northwestern Europe for the first time in three decades, putting pork production in the world’s top exporter at ...

Florence unleashes wrath on Carolina with landfall imminent

Hurricane Florence was on the brink of making landfall near Wilmington, North Carolina, battering the region with water and wind, threatening to unleash ...