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China manufacturing activity rebounds

Mar 01 2015 14:29

Chinese manufacturing business activity rebounded in February after falling to a 28-month low in January, official data shows.


China cut key interest rates

Mar 01 2015 17:08

The People's Bank of China has reduced its benchmark one-year lending rate by 0.25% in an attempt to spur growth.


India raises defence budget modestly

Mar 01 2015 13:42

I allocated a modest 7.9% increase in defence spending for the fiscal year, suggesting that it will move only gradually with the military's long wish list.


No big bang Indian budget

Mar 01 2015 13:37

Indian announced a budget that put boosting growth before painful reforms, slowing the pace of fiscal deficit cuts and seeking to put domestic and foreign capital to work.


Upmarket bug snacks to creep into Thai stores

Feb 27 2015 20:24

Street vendors selling deep-fried insects as snacks are a familiar sight in Bangkok, but a Thai entrepreneur is trying to give edible bugs a more upmarket appeal.


Russia's Rosneft may get $5bn for projects

Mar 01 2015 11:45

Russian state oil firm Rosneft may get $5bn from the National Wealth Fund to finance five projects, both upstream and downstream, says energy minister.


Putin is a 'naked king' facing economic ruin - tycoon

Mar 01 2015 11:30

Former Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky says Vladimir Putin is a "naked king" presiding over an economy that will weaken further.


Russia to tap $50bn from emergency fund

Feb 27 2015 15:00

Russia plans to spend more than $50bn from its emergency Reserve Fund in 2015 as falling oil prices cause the government's deficit to rise.


UK consumers more confident as pay grows

Feb 27 2015 15:55

British consumers have turned more upbeat as faster pay growth and low inflation make them more confident about their finances, ahead of the national elections.


Japan minister denies illegal funding

Feb 27 2015 13:15

Japan's environment minister has denied wrongdoing after a newspaper said his office appeared to have received improper funds.

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Greek aid extension tipped to win German approval

Feb 27 2015 12:49

A majority of German lawmakers are expected to back an extension of Greece's rescue package, despite plans by conservatives to rebel against Merkel's government.


BAT to fight UK plain packaging law

Feb 27 2015 10:45

British American Tobacco , the world's second-largest cigarette maker, says it will take action if the plan to put cigarettes in "plain packaging" is enacted.

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