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Japan denies plan to join China-led development bank AIIB

Washington has been left increasingly isolated in its opposition to the AIIB

Japan industrial output decline raises doubts about domestic demand

Industrial output fell at the fastest pace in 8 months in Feb

Iran talks bump into March 31 deadline as Lavrov departs

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov left talks on Iran's nuclear programme and will only return if an accord is in sight, suggesting that ...

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Greece worries compound euro's record quarterly fall

Pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 up 16% so far this year

Oil prices edge lower as Iran nuclear deadline approaches

Foreign ministers are racing to beat a midnight deadline to nail down a framework deal

Asian shares up on Wall St rally, China hopes

MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan up 0.7%

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Hyundai Motor chairman got 2% pay rise in 2014 at $5.2 mn

Chung also got 11.56 billion won from Hyundai Steel Co, 4.29 billion won from Hyundai Mobis

Macquarie to cut Asia banking jobs as deals fizzle

About 80 to 90 jobs would be eliminated at the investment bank

McDonald's starts table service in Germany

Is testing ideas including custom burgers, new restaurant brand

A Wi-Fi Barbie Doll With the Soul of Siri

Ever since Siri appeared as a regular feature on the iPhone, certain young children - and, let's face it, some of their parents - have spent ...

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Iran nuclear talks: Western nations push for deal ahead of looming deadline

The P5+1 nations have accused Iran of building nuclear weapons under the pretense of developing its nuclear capabilities for civilian purposes

Obama brings new leadership at White House for South Asia

Peter Lavoy has been appointed to serve as Senior Director for South Asian Affairs

Nigeria in tense vote count after second day of polling

First results could be given from today, said the head of the country's electoral commission

Upset by Warren, US banks debate halting some campaign donations

Representatives from banks discuss ways to urge Democrats to soften stand towards Wall Street

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Taiwan to apply to join China-backed AIIB investment bank

Says joining the AIIB will help Taiwan in its efforts at regional economic integration

With blog, Bernanke has new platform to make old argument

Ben Bernanke launched a blog on Monday, giving the former Federal Reserve chairman a new pulpit from which to make an old argument: why interest ...

Western banks axed 59,000 jobs last year, more cuts to come in Europe

Lenders have also sold, shut businesses to narrow their focus to avoid falling foul of regulators

Denmark applies to join China-backed AIIB

Danish Minister of Trade and Development Mogens Jensen called China's establishment of the AIIB 'a significant and exciting development in the ...

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Pak plane brings back over 500 stranded citizens from Yemen

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had ordered authorities to evacuate over 3,000 Pakistanis stranded in Yemen after security situation worsened in the ...

Thousands bid farewell to Lee amid heavy rains in Singapore

He will receive a state funeral today in presence of a galaxy of dignitaries including Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Scientists create night vision eye drops

Researchers used a kind of chlorophyll analog called Chlorin e6, which is used as an occasional method to treat night blindness

Australia dismiss New Zealand for 183 in World Cup final

James Faulkner and Mitchell Johnson took three wickets apiece

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