Scuffles broke out between
demonstrators and police in Hong Kong on Thursday as hundreds of
people persevered with a protest against an extradition law with
mainland China, a day after police fired tear gas and rubber
bullets to break up big crowds.
Kenya will cut its budget
deficit in the 2019/20 financial year to 5.6% of GDP from 7.4%
in the current fiscal year, which ends this month, the Finance
Minister Henry Rotich said in his budget proposals to
Central banks should take into
account climate change risks not only as part of ensuring
financial stability but also when setting monetary policy, ECB
policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Thursday.
International bonds issued by
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states weakened on Thursday after
two tankers were hit in suspected attacks in the Gulf of Oman, a
month after a similar incident in which four tankers in the
region were struck.
Hudson's Bay Co on Thursday
posted a wider-than-expected loss as it closed some stores and
sales at its Lord & Taylor unit fell, adding to pressure on the
struggling department store chain as its chairman seeks to take
Facebook is buying a
stake in Indian e-commerce start-up Meesho, the head of the U.S.
tech giant's Indian business said on Thursday, looking to deepen
its reach in one of the world's biggest internet markets.
Jeremy Hunt, a leading candidate
to be Britain's next prime minister, said on Thursday the stakes
for the country had rarely been higher, after coming second in
the first round of voting in a leadership contest.