(MENAFN - AFP) When traveling floats parade through the streets of New Orleans at Mardi Gras, the tradition is for the crowd to shout "Throw me something, Mister" -- and for the riders to toss them brightly-colored beads in return.
But these days, carnival societies in the southern US city are also hurling something sharper: political satire aimed at the governing elite in ...
(MENAFN - AFP) Japan's factory output unexpectedly slipped 0.8 percent in January, the first fall in six months and the latest red flag for the world's number-three economy, official data showed Tuesday.
The on-month figure, which missed market expectations for a 0.4 percent expansion, comes a week after Japan logged its first trade deficit in almost half a year.
(MENAFN - AFP) Mexico's state-run energy giant Pemex reported losses of $14.3 billion for 2016 on Monday, halving its losses from the previous year and saying "austerity" measures were starting to pay off.
Pemex, which has not posted a profit since 2012, has struggled through a period of low oil prices and sweeping energy reforms launched by President Enrique Pena Nieto.