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Bangladesh eyes record US$51 billion 2017-18 fiscal budget

Bangladeshi Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said the government will request a record 4.20 trillion taka (around 51 billion U.S. dollars) national budget for...
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South Korea freezes interest rates at record low of 1.25 percent

South Korea's central bank on Thursday froze its benchmark interest rate at a record-low level amid mixed signals at home and abroad, including recovering...
Hitachi's transport businesses moving to the UK could pave the way for a jobs boost in the future

German public transport reports record passenger number due to good economy

The number of passengers travelling on public transport reached a new record in 2016 thanks to the positive state of the economy, official data...
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Madagascar’s currency reserves record 40-percent increase

Madagascar's currency reserves has increased by 40 percent from 2015, a government official said Friday. Madagascar's currency reserves stand currently at about...
Luxury Real Estate developer DAMAC Properties is guaranteeing an Aston Martin or Mercedes-Benz with properties sold during the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). (Photo: Business Wire)

Amsterdam imposes record fine for illegally renting out apartments on AirBnB

The municipality of Amsterdam has imposed a record fine of 297,000 euros (319,000 U.S. dollars), the highest penalty ever imposed in the city, to...

2017 Spring Festival sees record holiday box office

Poster of the film "Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back." Chinese cinemas took 3.347 billion yuan (US$487 million) in ticket sales during the...

Syco Cuts Links With Reggie N Bollie

The X Factor’s Reggie ‘N’ Bollie have been axed from Simon Cowell’s Syco record label. The duo only signed to Syco a month after...

China rewrites single-day box office record

 "Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back"China's box office raked in 802 million yuan (around 117 million U.S. dollars) on Saturday, Lunar New...
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Singapore’s Changi Airport handles record 58.7 million passengers in 2016

Singapore's Changi Airport recorded an all-time high of 58.7 million passenger movements in 2016, a 5.9 percent increase from the previous year, said Changi...

Serena Williams Sets Grand Slam Record By Beating Her Sister Venus

Serena Williams beat sister Venus in straight sets to win her seventh Australian Open and an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam singles title. Serena, 35,...

Rafa storms into semis, Serena eyes slam record

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates after winning his men's singles quarterfinal match against Canada's Milos Raonic at the Australian Open yesterday. The 14-time grand slam...

Appetite for overseas assets hits record high

The exponentially expanding appetite of Chinese mainland capital for international real estate assets reached a record high in 2016. The exponentially expanding appetite of...
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“La La Land” ties record winning 14 Oscar nominations

The musical film "La La Land" received 14 nominations for the 89th Academy Awards on Tuesday, tying record by "All About Eve" in...

Victims of Online Dating Fraud Increased in 2016

The number of people defrauded in the UK by online dating scams reached a record high in 2016, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned. According...

O’Sullivan wins record 7th Masters crown

O'Sullivan has won the Masters in 1995, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2016 and 2017. Ronnie O'Sullivan beat Joe Perry 10-7 in the final of the...

Madrid break record at 40 games unbeaten

 Real Madrid set a new Spanish record of 40 matches unbeaten as Karim Benzema's 93rd-minute goal snatched a 3-3 draw at Sevilla in the...

Airbus sets new record for commercial aircraft deliveries

An Airbus A380 lands in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 10, 2014. Airbus' commercial aircraft deliveries reached a record-high of 688 in 2016,...

‘La La Land’ breaks Golden Globes record with 7 wins

Critically applauded musical-comedy "La La Land" dominated the 74th Golden Globes, taking home seven awards and breaking the record for most Golden Globes won...

Rooney Elated to Match Charlton Record But Seeks to Break It

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney says he is “honoured” to be level with Sir Bobby Charlton as the club’s all-time leading goalscorer – but...

Rooney Equated Bobby Charlton’s Scoring Best in 4-0 Win

Wayne Rooney equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s scoring record as Manchester United eased into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a dominant 4-0...

China suffers record number of trade remedy probes

A worker welds steel reinforcement during construction of the Lhasa-Nyingchi segment of Sichuan-Tibet Railway in Nyingchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 19, 2016....
Domestic airlines

Domestic Airlines Suffers Due to Harmattan

Domestic Airlines are counting their losses following the harsh harmattan weather which led to them cancelling majority of their flights at the latter part...
fiscal deficit

Brazil sees record high primary deficit in November in 20 years

Brazil's federal government registered in November a primary deficit of 38.3 billion reals (11.7 billion U.S. dollars), the highest registered in the month of...

Banks’Assets Pegged At GH¢70.8bn

Total assets of the banking industry as at the end of September 2016 was GH¢70.8 billion, up from GH¢69.5 billion recorded in August, representing...
tourism

Jamaica on track for record year in tourism

From January to October 2016, Jamaica recorded tourism earnings of 2.06 billion U.S. dollars, up 5.7 percent over the same period last year, a...

Dortmund claim Champions League record 8-4 win

Borussia Dortmund and Legia Warsaw score 12 goals in a remarkable match in Germany on Tuesday to make Champions League history. Borussia Dortmund staged a...
Britain

Britain spends more on research and development in 2015

Research and development on civil projects during the year was just over 24 billion U.S. dollars, a six percent rise over 2014, while defense...
A child enjoys a fountain at a park in Vancouver, Canada, June 27, 2015. According to the weather forecast from Environment Canada, heat wave warning was issued in Vancouver with temperature expected to rise dramatically over the weekend with about 30 degree Celsius. The inland of British Columbia may hit at 40 degree.(Xinhua/Liang sen)

Year 2016 on track to be hottest on record – WMO

Preliminary data show that global temperatures are approximately 1.2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to a new assessment made by the WMO. ...

China: Singles’ Day Sales Shopping Festival Hits 10 billion Yuan

An electronic screen shows sales on Alibaba's retail platforms hit 10 billion yuan (US$1.5 billion) at a gala staged by Alibaba for the Singles'...

Elvis Presley Overthrows Madonna to No.1 Album Chart Record

Elvis Presley has broken the record for the most number one albums by a solo artist. The late singer's new album The Wonder...

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