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UK's Labour party pledges tobacco levy

Sep 23 2014 17:15

Britain's opposition Labour party says it would introduce a US-style "sin tax" on tobacco firms if it wins a national election next year.


Greece could exit bailout early

Sep 23 2014 16:30

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras expects his country to exit its international bailout ahead of schedule and to cover its own financing needs from next year.


China factory activity up, employment shrinks

Sep 23 2014 16:15

China's manufacturing sector has unexpectedly picked up some momentum even as factory employment has slumped.


Qatar not a gas 'alternative' to Russia

Sep 23 2014 14:00

Qatar has no plans to pitch in as an alternative supplier as Europe seeks to reduce its reliance on Russian gas.


Ukraine crisis risks recession for Europe

Sep 23 2014 15:00

The chief economic adviser at Allianz SE has warned that global markets do not fully appreciate the risk posed by the Ukrainian crisis.


Global economy: Eurozone growth slumps

Sep 23 2014 13:00

Eurozone business growth has dipped to a 2014 low as firms cut prices again, while factory activity in China picked up only slightly.


Eurozone economic activity slumps

Sep 23 2014 11:35

The eurozone economy has slowed in September, with a key business indicator released slumping to a nine-month low.


Indian minister wants to hike food handouts

Sep 23 2014 10:00

India should increase handouts of subsidised grain, its food minister was quoted as saying, in a move that would backtrack on long-term commitments.


Blackstone pulling out of Russia: report

Sep 22 2014 19:43

US private equity firm Blackstone has ended its efforts to build its business in Russia in the wake of stiffening Western sanctions, reports the Financial Times.


Eurozone consumer confidence slumps again

Sep 22 2014 18:00

Consumer confidence in the eurozone have fallen for the fourth-consecutive month in September as economic uncertainty deepens, a survey shows.

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Rockefellers pledge $50bn fossil fuel divestment

Sep 22 2014 08:26

The Rockefellers and other philanthropies and high-wealth individuals are set to announce pledges to divest a total of $50bn from fossil fuel investments.


Huge grain crops spell painfor US farmers

Sep 21 2014 19:50

US corn and soybean crops could break records this year, but for farmers the bounty has a dark side: falling prices and a logistics nightmare getting crops to market.

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