Facing Islamic State threat, Iraq digitizes national library These are the original chronicles of Iraq's rich and tumultuous history- and now librarians and academics in Baghdad are working feverishly to preserve what's left after thousands of documents were lost or damaged at the height of the U.S.-led invasion. Now, as Islamic State militants set out to destroy Iraq's history and culture, including irreplaceable...
Source: The Associated Press
| By: By VIVIAN SALAMA, Associated Press
European stocks open lower; data, oil weigh European equities opened lower on Tuesday after disappointing U.S. data and slipping commodity prices dented sentiment on Wall Street and in Asia.
| By: Arjun Kharpal
European stocks open lower; data, oil weigh European equities opened lower on Tuesday after disappointing U.S. data and slipping commodity price and energy stocks dented sentiment on Wall Street and in Asia.
China's yuan stays flat as central bank signals stability SHANGHAI, Aug 4- China's yuan was flat against the dollar on Tuesday after the central bank set the official guidance rate almost unchanged, sending a message that monetary authorities wish to see the currency steady for the moment, traders said. China's economy is slowing, exerting downward pressure on the yuan. In a related development, China's Ministry of...
Bull run in iron ore? Not really Asian spot iron ore does meet the technical definition of being in a bull market but the fact remains that it is 25.7% down so far this year.
| By: Clyde Russell
China stocks rise at market open SHANGHAI, Aug 4- China major stock indexes opened up on Tuesday. China CSI300 stock index futures for August rose 1.5 percent, to 3,673, 163.67 points below the current value of the underlying index. The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong was unchanged at 24,418.56 points.
METALS-London copper struggles near six year lows on growth concerns MELBOURNE, Aug 4- London copper slipped back on Tuesday towards six-year lows hit in the previous session after factory reports in China and the U.S. stoked worries about global growth, dragging on most metals. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange dipped 0.3 percent to $5,204 a tonne by 0046 GMT, after closing little changed in the previous session...