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China's Oct factory growth unexpectedly hits 5-month low

Slowing orders and rising costs see PMI ease to 50.8

US consumer spending falters; wage gains highest since 2008

Consumer spending declined 0.2% last month after a 0.5% increase in August, as demand for goods tumbled and demand for services barely rose

Russia to resume gas deliveries to Ukraine: source

The EU-brokered deal set a price of $385 per 1,000 cubic metres of gas

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US stocks join global equities rally

Stocks rose around the world, with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index surpassing a closing record

Wall St opens higher on surprise BOJ stimulus

Bank of Japan significantly ramped up its stimulus program just days after the Federal Reserve wound down its own package

World shares jump, yen slumps as BOJ expands stimulus

Nikkei jumps almost 5% in its biggest rise since June last year

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Twitter appoints new head of product

Appoints Kevin Weil head of product, broadening his responsibilities and shifting another executive into a different role as part of the change

Sony reports narrower Q2 loss on strong PlayStation 4 sales

Net loss at 136 billion yen for the quarter, holds full-year forecast

China says Facebook may enter if it abides by regulations

Other popular websites like Twitter, NYT and BBC websites are also blocked in the country

China says Facebook may enter if it abides by regulations

Twitter, Facebook and the New York Times cannot be visited in China

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US condemns eastern Ukraine separatist vote

But says it would recognise a December 7 vote planned in the region that is backed by intl community

UN says foreign jihadists heading into Iraq, Syria on 'unprecedented scale'

The UN has raised concerns that those swarming the conflict zones include people from countries that are largely free of terrorist activities

Myanmar president opens unprecedented talks with Suu Kyi, army

Thein Sein and Suu Kyi walked into the meeting together to begin talks that are the first of their kind in the nation

Bangladesh to hang Jamaat-e-Islami chief

Nizami is the third former minister to be convicted for war crimes

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BOJ shocks markets with surprise easing as inflation slows

Will accelerate purchases of Japanese govt bonds so its holdings increase at an annual pace of 80 trillion yen

World Bank to cut 500 jobs in some units as part of revamp

The long-expected layoffs have sparked staff protests

China banks' bad loans surge, credit crunch could spread west

China's economic slowdown has stretched companies' ability to repay debts

Fed set to QE bond-buying even as global risks rise

Is likely to halt monthly purchases of Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities

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Chrysler recalls over 566,000 trucks, SUVs

The second recall covers more than 184,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from 2014

OPPO launches 2 new phones; bets big on India

The company has collaborated with Flipkart and Amazon for online sales of its products

Lafarge, Holcim notify proposed merger with European Commission

Closing of the planned merger is expected in H1 2015

Palestinians say Gaza truce talks in Cairo postponed

The talks have been postponed until the second half of November

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