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New import restrictions anger Cubans

Sep 01 2014 19:45

Cuba has raised duties and restricted imports on consumer goods brought in by air travelers or by mail, imposing greater hardship for a fledgling private sector.


Europe drafts emergency energy plan

Sep 01 2014 16:18

The European Union could ban gas exports and limit industrial use as part of emergency measures to protect household energy supplies this winter.


Russia breaks ground on gas pipeline to China

Sep 01 2014 15:45

Russia has launched construction of a gas pipeline that will help bring gas from the far east of the country to China.


Factory activity in Europe, Asia cools

Sep 01 2014 15:30

Factory activity in Europe and Asia has cooled as new orders dwindled in the face of escalating tensions in Ukraine and a patchy recovery in China.


Japan and India vow to boost strategic ties

Sep 01 2014 15:00

Japan and India have agreed to strengthen strategic ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China.


No raise in spending from Russia's sovereign fund

Sep 01 2014 14:15

Russia cannot spend more of the $83bn parked in its National Wealth Fund, says President Vladimir Putin.


Slump continues in China house prices

Sep 01 2014 11:00

China's home prices have fallen at a slower rate in August, as more local governments loosened purchasing restrictions to prop up sales.


World bank approves aid package for Philippines

Sep 01 2014 10:45

The World Bank has approved an aid package for projects to help fishermen and farmers in the Philippines, the government says.


Australia unveils sanctions against Russia

Sep 01 2014 10:30

Australia has unveiled fresh sanctions against Russia over what Prime Minister Tony Abbott called its "bullying" of neighbouring Ukraine.


German rail union calls three-hour strike

Sep 01 2014 10:00

The german rail workers' union has called a three-hour strike to put pressure on state-controlled rail operator Deutsche Bahn in a pay dispute.



UK manufacturing growth cools

Sep 01 2014 10:15

Britain's main manufacturing trade association has trimmed its growth forecast for 2014 after the first fall in export orders since early 2013.


Worried EU leaders call jobs, growth summit

Sep 01 2014 09:45

European Union leaders are set to hold an emergency summit on promoting growth and jobs, highlighting their concerns over the fragile economic recovery.

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