Good morning! Here’s what you need to know on Thursday.
1. At least six people have reportedly been killed after several explosions erupted near the Sarinah shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia.Police say they are treating the incident as a terrorist attack, The New York Times reported.
3. Goldman Sachs is preparing to drop up to ten per cent of its fixed-income division later this quarter, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The layoffs could affect about 250 employees.
6. The satirical French weekly publication, Charlie Hebdo, has come under fire for publishing a cartoon that suggests that Aylan Kurdi, a toddler who drowned off the coast of Turkey while attempting to flee war-torn Syria, would have grown up to sexually assault European women.
7. Societe Generale economist Albert Edwards has said that if the US economy plunges into a recession led by weak manufacturing output, stocks will be worth about a quarter of what they’re priced at now.
8. Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump blasted the unnamed “bastard” responsible for setting up a faulty sound system at a Wednesday-night campaign rally. “And by the way, I don’t like this mic,” Trump said after criticising US trade policy with China during his speech in Pensacola, Florida.
10. Russia will ship small arms to Afghanistan next month, a top diplomat announced Wednesday, expanding Moscow’s role as the United States winds down its military mission and the Taliban and other militants appear to gain ground.