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Rig builder Keppel's Q1 profit up 23 percent from a year ago

Rig builder Keppel's Q1 profit up 23 percent from a year ago

Group revenue slid 28.4 per cent to $1.25 billion, dragged down by the offshore and marine business, where turnover fell 41 per cent to $483 million. During the first quarter, Keppel O&M further reduced its global direct workforce by about 1,250 or 6% compared to the previous quarter, through natural attrition, early termination of contracts and retrenchments.


Macron, Le Pen to face off in second round of French election

Macron, Le Pen to face off in second round of French election

Looking ahead the GBP EUR exchange rate may advance later this afternoon following the release of the Eurozone's latest Consumer Confidence flash, with analysts predicting that it will rise from -5 to -4.8 in April, although there are some fears that household sentiment could be negatively impacted by the uncertainty of the French election.


South Korea on heightened alert as isolated North readies for army celebration

South Korea on heightened alert as isolated North readies for army celebration

The Republican House of Representatives speaker, on a visit to London , said: "Allowing this dictator to have that kind of power is not something that civilised nations can allow to happen". The Syrian government "crossed a red line" with its use of poison gas, President Trump charged, and, without asking for any authorization from the US Congress, ordered two US destroyers in the Mediterranean Sea to rain 59 cruise missiles on the airbase.


Egypt declares state of emergency after deadly church attacks

Egypt declares state of emergency after deadly church attacks

The Islamic State jihadist group said it was behind the bombings at churches in the cities of Tanta and Alexandria , and threatened further attacks against Egypt's Christian minority. In Tanta, a bomb hidden under a church pew was detonated. The Patriarch, who was celebrating mass in the Cathedral of St. Mark at the time of the explosion there, narrowly escaped with his life.


Wits Students Protest Over Accommodation

Wits Students Protest Over Accommodation

They have also asked to be reimbursed for services such as cleaning, which they paid for as part of their residence fees, but say have not been rendered. Students did not allow pedestrians or any vehicles, including Wits buses, to enter or leave the university. Vehicles in the university were diverted by police onto Yale Road towards to the Jorissen Street exit.