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The International Monetary Fund has chopped its 2014 forecast for global economic growth to take into account weakness early in the year.
A billion euro guarantee payment demanded by French judges of Swiss
bank UBS reflects the size of the fine it could pay if found guilty.
US stocks were little changed in early trade following improved economic data in China and Europe and a busy day of earnings.
Researchers have found a flaw that could expose the identities of people using a privacy-oriented operating system touted by Edward Snowden.
The Gauteng provincial government has improved its revenue from R2 620bn to R4 344bn over the past five years, finance MEC Barbara Creecy says.
Hamburg has told Uber, a US car service whose smartphone app summons rides at the touch of a button, to stop operating in the German city, adding to resistance the company has faced globally from local regulators and taxi drivers.
The European Central Bank's website has been hacked and some email addresses and other contact information stolen, but no market-sensitive data was affected.
More than 70% of China's coal firms are making losses, with prices eroded by falling demand growth, a worsening supply glut and a war on smog.