Chinese manufacturing activity increased sharply in July, rising at its fastest pace in more than two years, an official survey showed on Friday (August 1), as the world's second-largest economy shows signs of increasing momentum.
North Korea has started issuing new bank notes in an apparent effort to flush out privately hoarded cash reserves, according to South Korea's National Intelligence Service.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the act of shelling the Jabalia Elementary Girls School in Gaza, which injured and killed civilians including children, is "unpardonable".
At least 122 billion pounds ($206 billion) in property in England and Wales has hard-to-trace ownership via companies in London property may be "haven for dirty money" offshore tax havens, the Financial Times reported in an investigation.
Higher net interest margin, loan volumes and annuity fee income streams more than offset a decline in market-related income, the bank says.
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in the Gaza conflict, US Secretary of State John Kerry and the United Nations announced early Friday (August 1).
Olympic champion and world record holder David Rudisha was beaten by Nijel Amos in the Commonwealth Games 800m final on Thursday (July 31) while Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare claimed a women's sprint double.
Joelle King's defence of the Commonwealth Games women's doubles squash title she won with Jaclyn Hawkes is over after she and new partner Amanda Landers-Murphy were beaten by Indians Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal 11-9, 11-5.
The dollar took a breather on Thursday (July 31), avoiding large moves against other major currencies ahead of the July US labour market report.
Malaysian buses ferrying factory workers into Singapore staged a strike at the Johor checkpoint over new toll charges imposed by Malaysia.