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As Doklam standoff ends, China says it will strengthen patrols along the border

China’s defence ministry said on Thursday it will beef up patrols along a disputed stretch of the border in Doklam sector near Sikkim but also “adjust” troop deployments after ending a more than two-month standoff with India. Indian and Chinese troops had confronted each other on Doklam plateau, near the borders of India, its ally Bhutan and China,… Read More »

FTSE ends slightly higher, miners lead

Britain’s top shares index closed slightly higher on Wednesday, breaking a three-day losing run, as firmer mining stocks enabled the market to recover some ground. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index finished 0.12 percent firmer, near a one-month low but still up around 7 percent since the start of 2016. Miners were the best performers, with the UK mining… Read More »

FTSE ends poor quarter with another drop

UK shares retreated on Thursday, ending a weak first quarter of 2016 on a downbeat note, although a recovery in mining shares helped it outperform euro zone indexes. Britain’s FTSE 100 .FTSE was down 28.27 points, or 0.5 percent, at 6,174.90 by the close. That left the index down 1.1 percent in 2016 as the first quarter drew… Read More »