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(MENAFN - AFP) With turquoise columns propping up a pink and yellow portico, Myanmar's art deco style Thwin cinema is a rare relic from a golden age of movie-making that dazzled audiences more than half a century ago.

Myanmar's film industry, once the most vibrant and prolific in the region, shrivelled under a military regime that smothered the arts and ravaged the economy ...

(MENAFN - AFP) In a spectacularly costly gamble aimed at boosting Russia's strategic position, state-controlled giant Rosneft is investing in India's Essar Oil to muscle into a promising market with outlets throughout Asia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin returned from last week's BRICS summit in Goa with one of the largest deals the oil sector has seen in the last two years ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Political stalemate and the conflict rocking Libya are preventing the North African country from taking advantage of its vast oil resources and pushing the economy towards collapse, experts say.

When the 2011 uprising toppled the regime of dictator Moamer Kadhafi, Libyans dreamt of transforming their country into another Dubai.

Today, they have somewhat ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Most Asian markets rose for a second day Wednesday as China said its economy expanded more than expected in the third quarter, bolstering hopes of stability in the key driver of global growth.

News that growth came in at 6.7 percent during July-September, beating a forecast in an AFP poll, will come as welcome relief as a years-long slowdown in the country ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Chinese growth stabilised in the third quarter, data showed Wednesday, as ample credit and hot property markets propped up the world's second-largest economy.

But while the forecast-beating reading was in line with state targets, it comes as experts warn that authorities have relied too much on easy credit, which has in turn increased financial risks.

The ...

(MENAFN - AFP) China's growth was steady at 6.7 percent in the third quarter, government data showed Wednesday, a sign of stabilisation in the world's second-largest economy.

The results slightly exceeded the median analyst expectation of 6.6 percent in an AFP poll.

"The general performance was better than expected," the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said in ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Scientists said Wednesday they had linked mutations in a specific gene with an increased risk of recurrent miscarriages, offering hopes of better diagnosis and treatment for affected women.

The gene, dubbed FOXD1, was first pinpointed in lab mice, a team of international researchers wrote in the Royal Society Journal Open Biology.

They then investigated ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Global stocks rose Tuesday following a plethora of mostly good US corporate earnings and ahead of a European Central Bank meeting that is expected to keep monetary stimulus alive.

In the US, the tech-rich Nasdaq fared especially well, with blowout results from Netflix lifting the on-demand television service by nearly 20 percent and positive reviews of Google's ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Yahoo's quarterly profits shot up by more than double to $163 million even as it prepares for a takeover by Verizon.

"We remain very confident, not only in the value of our business, but also in the value Yahoo products bring to our users' lives," the company's chief executive Marissa Mayer said in the earnings release, which beat expectations despite only ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Technology shares led US stocks higher Tuesday after Netflix surged on strong subscriber growth and Google parent Alphabet hit an all-time high as its new Pixel phone garnered positive reviews.

Netflix soared 19.0 percent after reporting 3.57 million in new subscribers for the third quarter and projecting a gain of 5.2 million in the fourth quarter, much better ...

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