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Singapore becoming cheaper to call home

Apr 24 2015 18:17

Expats in Singapore have voiced concerns about high living expenses, tightening foreign labour policies and education costs at international schools.


China unemployment rate eases

Apr 24 2015 09:30

China's urban unemployment rate have ticked down to 4.05% at the end of March from 4.1% at the end of 2014, says the labour ministry.


Car makers to profit from China's booming market

Apr 24 2015 09:02

The majority of cars in the world's biggest auto market are purchased new, but a second-hand trade is beginning to emerge in China.


US new home sales plunge in March

Apr 23 2015 16:41

Sales of new US homes have plunged in March after a sharp rise in February, according to a report by the Commerce Department.


US jobless claims edge up

Apr 23 2015 16:00

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits have risen, but the underlying trend continued to point to a solidly improving labour market.


US energy secretary touts nuclear deal with Iran

Apr 23 2015 13:30

An agreement between the United States, Iran and other world powers have designed to curtail Iran's nuclear programme is effective and would work if implemented.


Thailand could lose nearly $1bn to EU import ban

Apr 23 2015 13:00

Thailand has warned it risks losing nearly $1bn a year if the European Union makes good on a threat to ban fish imports from the kingdom.


German consumer confidence at 13.5-year high

Apr 23 2015 12:00

Consumer confidence in Germany is at its highest since late 2001, as low inflation buoys households' income expectations.


China factory activity disappoints again

Apr 23 2015 11:30

Manufacturing activity in Asia's top two economic powerhouses have slowed further in April, a disappointing outcome that calls for yet more stimulus.


Hong Kong unveils election reform package

Apr 22 2015 19:14

China's long-awaited electoral blueprint given to the lawmakers reflects China's desire for a tightly controlled poll despite calls for more democracy.


Production of secret to Chanel N5 under threat

Apr 22 2015 21:00

In a dense thicket in the middle of the impoverished Indian Ocean archipelago of the Comoros, Ibrahim Bacar is plucking tiny ylang ylang flowers.

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UK forces Russian billionaire to sell gas fields

Apr 22 2015 18:30

UK's energy minister has decided to force Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman to sell North Sea gas fields he recently acquired as part of a $5.4bn takeover deal of DEA.


Posh Beverly Hills considers empty pools

Apr 22 2015 11:08

Beverly Hills, the southern California city whose name evokes Hollywood-tinged glamour and luxury, is considering fining residents $1 000 for water violations.

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