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(MENAFN - AFP) As the last of the Paris menswear collections go down runways Sunday, we survey the big themes of the week's fashion shows.

- Fashion (still) loves England -

They may have plunged themselves and the world's financial markets into crisis with Thursday's Brexit vote, but everybody still loves the English -- or their style at least.

From Dior's black-clad ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) A Singapore Airlines plane caught fire Monday while making an emergency landing at Changi Airport after turning back from a flight to Milan following an engine oil warning message, the carrier said.

No one was injured aboard the Boeing 777-300ER, but one passenger described those moments as a "so-close to death" experience.

SIA said in a statement Flight ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The pound sank Monday to sit at 30-year lows while most stock markets tumbled following Britain's decision to leave the European Union, with traders fearing it will lead to months of uncertainty.

Sterling plunged two percent in early exchanges as dealers rushed into assets considered safe, such as the yen and gold, although Japan's Nikkei stock index rallied ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Financial reform is urgently required to bolster global growth and overcome volatility, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) said in its latest annual report Sunday.

Warning of the danger of using debt to fuel growth, the BIS called for a "rebalance" in policy "to shift to a more robust and sustainable expansion."

It said that the debt-fuelled ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) A giant Chinese-chartered freighter nudged its way into the expanded Panama Canal on Sunday to mark the completion of nearly a decade of work forecast to boost global trade.

Thousands of people cheered and waved flags as they watched the vessel, especially renamed COSCO Shipping Panama, inaugurate the widening of the century-old waterway, which has been fitted ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Sunday blasted a planned EU-US trade treaty, saying the ambitious deal was against "EU interests."

"No free trade agreement should be concluded if it does not respect EU interests. Europe should be firm," Valls told members of the governing Socialist Party, adding "France will be vigilant about this."

"I can tell ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Stock markets in the energy-rich Gulf states dropped Sunday in the first trading session after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

All seven Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) stock markets were closed for the Muslim weekend on Friday when the result of the British referendum was announced.

Share prices in most Gulf markets dropped sharply at the start ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Will Brexit threaten London's long-booming economy The British capital fears investors and bankers could flee the city after the shock nationwide vote, threatening its coveted reputation as a global financial hub.

Some 60 percent of Londoners voted to stay in the EU in Thursday's historic referendum, but the rest of the country cast their ballots overwhelmingly ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) A giant Chinese-chartered freighter is to nudge its way through the Panama Canal on Sunday to mark the completion of nearly a decade of expansion work forecast to boost global trade.

The vessel, especially renamed COSCO Shipping Panama, will inaugurate the widened canal in an hours-long voyage from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean via a new shipping lane and ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) When 2016 rang in, Divin Lwamba, a street vendor with nine mouths to feed, says he was making up to 300 dollars a day selling samosas in Lubumbashi's main market.

With meat and vegetable samosas flying off his cart almost faster than they were made, Lwamba says he could make enough cash in a single day to stock up on food for a month.

But that was before ...

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