(MENAFN - AFP) Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates says the world must use the lessons from battling Ebola to prepare for any future "war" against a global killer disease, with the help of new technology.
Gates, in Berlin for a donor conference of the GAVI alliance bringing vaccines to poor countries, said the risk of a worldwide pandemic meant it was reckless not to act ...
(MENAFN - AFP) China's yuan has become the world's fifth most widely used payments currency, with the value of cross-border deals settled in it more than doubling in 2014, data from transactions organisation SWIFT showed Wednesday.
The data comes as China looks to make the yuan used more internationally in line with its standing as the world's second-largest economy, while ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Oil prices fell in Asia Wednesday as dealers await the outcome of a US Federal Reserve meeting and the release of a US supply report expected to show a surge in crude stockpiles, analysts said.
US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for March delivery fell 70 cents to $45.53 while Brent for March eased 60 cents to $49.00 in afternoon trade.
(MENAFN - AFP) Asian equity markets sank on Wednesday following a heavy sell-off in New York, where a string of poor earnings reports stoked concerns about the US economy and put pressure on the dollar.
Traders are also keeping an eye on Europe as Greece's new anti-austerity government prepares to face off with its international creditors over its bailout.