The number of newborns in South Korea fell again in August, government data showed Wednesday, in the latest sign of the chronically low birthrate that has plagued Asia's fourth-largest economy for more than a decade.
The Bank of Korea (BoK) will likely maintain its policy rate at the current 1.5 percent next week as Asia's fourth-largest economy is struggling with sluggish employment and global trade disputes, a market watcher said.
The head of futsal technical committee at the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) says the Iran men’s under-20 national futsal team is scheduled to play a friendly fixture against Iraq late next month.
France's budget deficit was down by 3.1 percent to €93 billion ($109.06 billion) at the end of August compared with the same month a year earlier on soaring tax receipts, the country's budget ministry said.
Profits at China's industrial companies rose the most in four years in August as commodities prices surged, thanks to a government-backed construction boom that is helping Beijing trim high levels of corporate debt without tripping up the economy.