by | September 05, 2017 | 20:16

The latest GDP figures are an improvement of the contraction of 0.6% (adjusted) for the first quarter and the 0.3% contraction reported in the last quarter of 2016. South Africa is still facing big economic challenges despite recording a more healthy 2.5% growth figure. During the quarter, aggregate GDP stood at N26,986,005.20 million in nominal terms, compared to N23,547,466.91 million in Q2 2016, resulting in a nominal GDP growth of 14.60 per cent.

by | September 05, 2017 | 18:58

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration has predicted that the 2017 hurricane season will be above normal - and with that prediction comes the possibility of more storms. Strengthening is forecasted within the next two days and it's possible the storm could become a hurricane by Friday, meteorologists said. The Carolinas and southern Virginia could see 3 to 6 inches of rainfall from the cyclone.

by | September 05, 2017 | 18:09

The performance in last year's ignominious Euro 2016 exit to Iceland sprang to mind, but England eventually kicked into life and drew level as Dier impressively turned in Rashford's smart corner. "I think they've got a very good manager who is willing to try new things". In a recent precedent, Lionel Messi was given a four-game ban for swearing at an assistant referee during a World Cup qualifier between Argentina and Chile in March, although his suspension was overturned on appeal.

by | September 05, 2017 | 18:07

Tronc (NASDAQ: TRNC ), the former Tribune Publishing, says it has acquired the New York Daily News - adding another major-market daily by bringing the paper back under its umbrella. Questions had been raised about the future of the New York Daily News after Zuckerman put it up for sale in 2015 before pulling it off the market again.

by | September 05, 2017 | 18:03

Experts claim that the plane took a turn 90 metres before it was supposed to and therefore went off track. The wheels of the Abu Dhabi-Kochi Air India Express IX 452 got stuck in a storm water drain on the side of the taxiway opposite the worldwide airport terminal.

by | September 05, 2017 | 17:49

Hundreds of home buyers have been left in the lurch after the NCLT , on 10 August, admitted the IDBI Bank's plea to initiate insolvency proceedings against the debt-ridden realty company for defaulting on a Rs 526-crore loan, the plea said.

by | September 04, 2017 | 16:25

Alibaba has taken a major step forward when it comes to innovation in digital payments with this service. As you would imagine, Alipay users can authenticate their payments through a combination of facial scanning and inputting their mobile phone numbers, expanding upon its first facial recognition technologies announced earlier this year .

by | September 04, 2017 | 11:47

Everyone knows McLaren is unsatisfied with the Honda engine, but what we don't know is what company will power McLaren's F1 cars next season. Spaniard Fernando Alonso and Belgian rookie Stoffel Vandoorne both retired on a day that the team themselves described as "gut-wrenchingly disappointing".

by | September 04, 2017 | 11:43

Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun daily said Tokyo's goal is to convince the UN Security Council to agree additional sanctions against North Korea , including a ban on crude oil supplies, and Trump has agreed. "It is believed that the United States is positive toward rotational deployment of F-22 and F-35B jets over Korea as it remains firm in countering North Korea's provocations", a government source said.

by | September 04, 2017 | 11:18

The New York Times reports that this is the first time a North Korean missile was launched over Japan since 2009. North Korea has made it clear that it sees its weapons program, which demands regular testing to flawless, as the only way to contest decades of US hostility, by which it means the huge USA military presence in South Korea , Japan and the Pacific.

by | September 04, 2017 | 09:20

In the past week the cost of gas has increased 26 cents with 14 cents just overnight Friday into Saturday. As of Thursday night, most stations in the region, however, were charging about $2.65 a gallon. "There are a lot of refineries there". The pipline supplies almost 40 percent of gasoline in the south. The slowed flow of gasoline after Hurricane Harvey is hitting Maryland drivers right before they hit the road for the holiday.

by | September 04, 2017 | 09:15

Officials say patience is key as they restock gas pumps around the clock and work to resume full service at airports. "It was $2.25 a gallon only a couple days ago, it is up now", Singh said. According to AAA East Central, this week's national average price is the highest this year. For several days, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg, Governor Greg Abbott, and many other state and local leaders have reassured the public that there is no gas shortage, just a sudden supply and demand issue ...

by | September 04, 2017 | 09:02

According to AAA East Central, this week's national average price is the highest this year. But a network of gas refineries in the Chicago area have the capacity to maintain supplies in the Coulee Region, said Patrick DeHaan, a senior petroleum analyst for price tracker in Chicago.

by | September 04, 2017 | 09:01

Gas prices are now $2.38 for unleaded regular in Tampa Bay, $2.41 in Florida, and $2.45 nationally. "It seems like when things happens in the world, boom, instantly that's where they shoot, right to the pumps", said Joel Mather. "There are a lot of refineries there". It's among several southern states that are heavily reliant on the Colonial Pipeline for deliveries of gasoline.

by | September 04, 2017 | 08:32

Other databases Kromtech was able to access in BroadSoft's AWS repositories had billing addresses, phone numbers and other information for hundreds of thousands of Time Warner Cable customers. Kromtech's chief communications officer, Bob Diachenko, said that "Hackers continually use leaked or hacked information to commit other tremendous crimes".

by | September 04, 2017 | 04:27

Watt passed out supplies with volunteers this afternoon. All 10 trucks are filled with goods that were donated. As one of Houston's most famous residents, Watt was a ideal spokesperson for the cause - and his proximity to the city has allowed him to quickly and efficiently put the money to good use.

by | September 04, 2017 | 03:59

The decision regarding the same is expected to be announced before Modi leaves to attend the BRICS Summit in China on 3 September. Sources said that it is only after after this development that these leaders have offered to resign from their posts.

by | September 04, 2017 | 03:33

The average Texas gas price has leaped from $2.134 to $2.219 in just a week, according to AAA Texas . It could take two weeks or longer before big refineries in the Houston area can recover from a record-setting deluge and resume normal operations.

by | September 04, 2017 | 03:27 reports that the Maryland State wide average price is $2.50 per gallon, which is up $.25 from one week ago. It was up about seven cents from $2.449 the previous day. States in the southeast also saw a steep hike, increasing by 17 cents in Georgia and by 20 cents in SC. One Chevron station in downtown Dallas that was selling regular for $2.29 a gallon before Harvey bumped up its price to $2.99 on Thursday, and a nearby Shell station was asking $3.97.

by | September 04, 2017 | 02:41

A weaker greenback tends to boost commodities tied to the currency such as gold, as it becomes cheaper to buy for other currency holders. "We anticipate the national average to top $2.50 per gallon". Traders have tentatively booked this week almost 40 tankers - the equivalent of about 1.5 million tonnes of gasoline - out of Europe to carry gasoline on the transatlantic route, including to destinations such as New York, Mexico and Brazil, according to shipping data and traders.

by | September 04, 2017 | 01:52

While both sides would be confident of qualifying via a playoff, topping the group would allay any potentially tricky ties in November. The Azzurri have won seven of their last nine matches , with the other two results respectable draws against Spain and Germany.

by | September 04, 2017 | 01:51

Ms May's promise confounded the expectations of most political observers, who expected her to exit the stage before the next election after losing her majority in the House of Commons at the last ballot this summer. "I think it's going to be hard for Theresa May to lead us into the next general election", said Nicky Morgan, a Tory MP who has been very vocal in her opposition to Theresa May.

by | September 04, 2017 | 01:11

The teens, who were arrested Friday, have been named as Roberto Ortiz and Jace Swinton, both 18, and Summer Church, 16. Church will be tried as an adult, the prosecutor stated. In a statement, State Attorney Dave Aronberg said, "This was no random act of violence". With this said, it is clear that her daughter did not participate in the shooting so her first-degree murder indictment does not make sense.

by | September 04, 2017 | 00:48

Anchor Capital Limited Liability holds 1.32% of its portfolio in Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC ) for 500,356 shares. Digirad Corp now has $70.92M valuation. Therefore 78% are positive. BidaskClub lowered shares of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th.

by | September 04, 2017 | 00:09

Sitharaman is the only the second woman to hold the post since former prime minister late Indira Gandhi . Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party said Modi had chosen ministers with "passion, proficiency, professional and political acumen".

by | September 03, 2017 | 23:37

Gilead Sciences Inc (Call) now has $109.37B valuation. Company shares last traded at $83.74 significantly higher than $74.02, the stock's 50 day moving average and which is significantly above the 200 day moving average of $69.18. 111 funds opened positions while 421 raised stakes. Given the potential for a fast return on its investment, it's no wonder investors bid Gilead Sciences shares up last month.

by | September 03, 2017 | 23:27

Rajan gave his opinion orally in February 2016 when the government asked his views on demonetisation. "Although there might be long-term benefits, I felt the likely short-term economic costs would outweigh them", writes Rajan in his book that will release next week, as reported by Times of India .

by | September 03, 2017 | 20:56

Almost 30% of the nation's refining capacity along the Gulf Coast has been shut or reduced operations due to flood waters associated with the storm. It could take two weeks or longer before big refineries in the Houston area can recover from a record-setting deluge and resume normal operations, assuming they didn't suffer serious damage, which is still unknown.

by | September 03, 2017 | 20:57

As of Saturday, the blaze had grown to more than 5,000 acres and prompted evacuation orders for more than 700 homes in Los Angeles, Burbank and Glendale. An excessive heat warning remains in effect through 9 p.m. Sunday for the inland valleys and coastal mountain ranges, according to the National Weather Service .

by | September 03, 2017 | 20:51

Nirmala Sitharaman will be the new Defence Minister, Arun Jaitley will continue as Finance Minister. "She is a very competent, efficient, and analytical minister". Modi is also facing renewed criticism for his shock move to ban high-value bank notes a year ago after central bank data showed that 99 percent of the abolished currency was back in the system.

by | September 03, 2017 | 19:38

Osweiler struggled in his first year as a starter with the Texans and was traded to the Cleveland Browns . Backup and former first-round pick Paxton Lynch will be sidelined to begin the season, with Osweiler potentially a play away from getting onto the field.

by | September 03, 2017 | 18:48

The current strength of the council of ministers, including the prime minister , is 73 and the maximum number of ministers can not go beyond 81. "Wish her all the best", Parrikar, a former Defence Minister in the Narendra Modi government, tweeted soon after she was sworn-in as cabinet minister and allocated the portfolio.

by | September 03, 2017 | 17:03

Like many areas across the country, the Washington metro area is feeling the effects of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey as gasoline prices continue their climb higher. The pipeline provides almost 40 percent of the South's gasoline. "It's one thing to not have refiners", Dan McTeague, an analyst at, told Bloomberg .

by | September 03, 2017 | 14:43

This is the first time emergency supplies have been tapped since Hurricane Isaac, which shut down 95 percent of oil production in the Gulf of Mexico in 2012. September futures expired Thursday after rising for an eighth session. Traders were also scrambling to redirect fuel to the United States. The SPR, established in the early 1970s after the Arab oil embargo caused panics over fuel supply, now contains 679 million barrels of oil.

by | September 03, 2017 | 12:55

The energy situation during Harvey differs from Hurricane Katrina, when the Colonial pipeline was forced to temporarily close from power outages. "Expressions of unharmed infrastructure may prove to be meaningless - there is no way to get people to run much of this asset base, regardless of its condition", Paul Sankey, a top analyst at Wolfe Research, told reporters Thursday about the prospects of getting refined oil from refineries in Houston to ports across the U.S.