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Asian stocks mixed as Fed steers clear of signaling rate cut

Photo: Specialist John Alatzas, left, and trader Michael Milano work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Singapore, May 2 : Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate intact and steered clear of suggesting that a cut was possible this year. Trading was light with ...

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Celebrity chef Asma Khan cooks with Syrian refugees as they prepare for Ramadan

Celebrity chef, Asma Khan, visited Jordan with Islamic Relief UK to highlight the charity’s annual Ramadan campaign and to cook with Syrian refugee women who are due to receive Ramadan food packages from the charity during the holy month, which starts on Sunday 5 May. Asma, who runs a highly successful Indian restaurant in central London and is the first ...

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Asda took part in the Ramadan festivities, organising the Asda Supper Club with hosts Radikal Kitchen and Zaleha Olpin.

The celebration of Ramadan is an auspicious occasion for many Muslims around the world. To celebrate the beginning of Ramadan, family and friends come together to enjoy iftari meals, created from generations of family favourite recipes. Asda took part in the Ramadan festivities, organising the Asda Supper Club with hosts Radikal Kitchen and Zaleha Olpin. The event was created to ...

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Asia markets mostly closed, Sydney up after new S&P 500 high

Bangkok, May 1 : Financial markets were mostly closed in Asia on Wednesday for holidays after Wall Street capped a wobbly trading session with meager gains. Australia’s S&P ASX 200 rose 0.8% on Wednesday after ANZ reported a 2% increase in its profit, kicking off the earnings season for the country’s Big Four banks. New Zealand’s benchmark fell 0.6%. There ...

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Microsoft tops $1 trillion as it predicts more cloud growth

Microsoft Corp on Wednesday briefly topped $1 trillion in value for the first time after executives predicted continued growth for its cloud computing business. The Redmond, Washington-based company beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit and revenue, powered by an unexpected boost in Windows revenue and brisk growth in its cloud business which has reached tens of billions of dollars ...

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Iran’s tea exports rise by 2.3 pct in value annually

Tehran, April 29 : Iran exported 16,326 tons of tea worth 19 million U.S. dollars to 37 countries in the last Iranian year from March 2018-2019, Eghtesadonline reported on Sunday. The figures registered a 11.4-percent rise in weight and 2.3-percent rise in value compared with the previous year. The main importers were India, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Canada, Australia, ...

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Imposing higher taxes on tobacco products stressed

Anti-tobacco campaigners and academics here today demanded that the government impose higher tax on tobacco products — both smoking and smokeless — to increase the prices so that people are discouraged from using them. They also demanded reducing the price category of cigarette from four to two, merging the price categories of bidi (locally made cigarette) into one, and imposing ...

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Feel Amazing this Ramadan by giving to the “Need is Greatest” appeal.

Muslim Aid greets this Ramadan (Sunday 5 May to Tuesday 4 June) with a unique focus on channelling charitable donations to wherever the actual “need is greatest.” Picture a destitute Syrian refugee in Lebanon in need of shelter, or a traumatised Rohingya family in Bangladesh in need of clean water. The Need is Greatest campaign is being executed with a burst of modernity, using ...

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Uber aims for $90bn stock market debut

The taxi-app firm has said that its shares will be priced at between $44 and $50 each, with the share issue set to raise about $10bn. As part of the offer it will sell $500m worth of shares to payment giant, PayPal. Uber warned earlier this month that it may never make a profit.The IPO price values the company below ...

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Curry House on Ch 4

Ansar Ahmed Ullah:  A new programme on Ch 4 titled ‘The Curry House Kid’ is being broadcasted on coming Monday 29 April on Channel 4 at 10pm. The Curry HouseKid brings world-renowned choreographer Akram Khan back to the curry houses of his youth to create a new piece of dance that tells the story of immigrant identity. Akram Khan, who grew ...

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