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South African stocks have declined, falling into the red with investors taking profits in stocks such as Woolworths, which helped lead the recent surge.
A Swiss regional bank says it will participate in a scheme by US officials to crackdown on wealthy Americans.
Prudential says it hopes to generate about £10bn in cash over the next four years in a bid to double its Asian new business profits.
A London report says the Canary Wharf district hopes to build more than 3 000 homes, offices, 100 shops, as well as a primary school and healthcare facility.
Now there are apps that keep track of special moments by producing digital scrapbooks and journals to help users log where they have been and what they have done
Nearly 20% of Americans are politically influential after becoming rich and their spending capacity is key to the US economic recovery, a survey says.
US regulators are set to approve a rule to rein in risky trading by banks, a crucial part of their efforts to reform Wall Street.
Stocks have mostly edged up in Asian trade, while tighter money market conditions in the euro zone helped the euro climb to a five-year peak against the yen.