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Weak demand hits factory activity across Asia, Europe

Dwindling demand hurt factory activity across much of Asia and Europe in September, and mixed manufacturing indicators in the Americas on ...

US factory activity grows in September

Analysts have been warning US factories could feel a chill from soft demand in the global economy and from recent strength in the US dollar

Private payrolls in US increase 213,000 in Sept

Companies hired 213,000 workers in September, as the labour market continued to strengthen, a private report based on payrolls showed. The gains ...

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Wall St falls on Ebola concerns; airlines tumble

Airline stocks fell sharply on concerns the disease could curb air travel, with several numbering among the biggest decliners on the S&P 500

Lacklustre factory data hits world stocks, dollar gains

Investors keep a cautious eye on civil unrest in Hong Kong

Asian shares slump as Hong Kong unrest saps confidence

Dollar near four-year high after marking its best quarterly gain in six years

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Europeans accuse Ireland of giving Apple illegal tax breaks

The European Commission cautioned that Ireland might need to collect back taxes from the Cupertino-based company

Apple may add gold option to iPad

Apple will add a gold colour option for its full-size iPads in an effort to boost a category that's posted declining shipments this year, ...

New York Times plans to cut 100 newsroom jobs

New York Times plans to cut jobs across the company, including about 100 positions in the newsroom, to control costs and help boost long-term ...

New York Times to cut jobs as new products disappoint

The New York Times Co will cut 100 newsroom jobs and a smaller number of positions from its editorial and business operations

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ISIS releases third video featuring British hostage John Cantlie

Cantlie had made it clear in the previous video released on Tuesday last week that he was making the videos under duress

Nearly 300,000 people uprooted in Ukraine: UN

Items such as winter clothing, shoes, medicine, and food are also in short supply in the region

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai sworn in as new Afghan president

After Ghani Ahmadzai took the oath, he swore in his election challenger, Abdullah Abdullah, as chief executive

Assad 'has no role' in any political settlement in Syria: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia said they fully support the moderate Syrian opposition

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Dollar heads for best month since 2012

The dollar was set for the biggest monthly gain in more than two years as reports showing a stronger US economy added to bets the Federal ...

Pound climbs to 2-year high versus euro

The pound gained for a second week versus the euro to its strongest level in two years as the Bank of England moves toward raising interest ...

China considering replacing central bank head

Governor Zhou Xiaochuan may lose his job in a reshuffling that follows internal battles over overhauling the economy

ECB to keep easy policy until inflation nears 2%: Draghi

Says euro zone monetary policy would remain accommodative for a long period

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Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

Leung Chun-ying said that China would not reverse its August decision requiring a pro-Beijing panel to screen candidates in the territory's ...

Obama's private dinner for Modi may feature only veg dishes

The Indian side had expressed a desire not to include non-veg dishes during rivate dinner keeping in mind sensitivities of the PM, who is ...

Alibaba gets approval to establish private bank in China

China's e-commerce giant will hold 30% of share capital of the new bank

Rajdeep Sardesai trends on twitter after New York fistfight

Various videos surface on YouTube that shows different footage of Rajdeep's fight with the mob

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