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Productivity goes negative as China slips towards middle-income trap: Study

The nation seems to be showing signs of the 'middle income trap'

Japan to import rare earth from India

This, as it tries to wean itself of its reliance on China

Ukraine warns Europe of Russian gas cut-off, Moscow denies

Ukraine's warning comes less than 24 hours after a meeting between Putin, Poroshenko

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Oil prices up on Ukraine tensions, rosy US data

The United States warned it was considering new sanctions against Russia over the latest development

Gold heads for first monthly gain since June on Ukraine

Investors ditched equities and poured their money back into gold

Asian shares slump as Ukraine tensions flare

The investors' appetite for risk was ruined and they bolstered the safe-haven yen

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Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 jobs: Khazanah

The company will additionally spend $1.9 billion on restructuring

Qantas looks past record loss, opens door to foreign investors

Foreign and individual investors can now take a stake of up to 49% in the international arm of the airline

Apple said to prepare new 12.9-inch iPad for early 2015

Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook is working to shake up the iPad line. Sales of the tablets, which are Apple's second-biggest product by ...

Alibaba revenue soars ahead of IPO

China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, which is expected to go public in New York as early as next month, reported a 46 per cent jump in quarterly ...

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Ukraine vying to seek NATO membership

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko is due to travel to a NATO summit in Newport, Wales next week

Russia's move to sell S-400 missiles to China may rile India

The deal between Beijing and Moscow can dramatically alter the balance of power in South Asia

Over three million fled Syria: UN

The majority of the refugees have fled to countries neighbouring Syria, with 1.14 million now seeking shelter in Lebanon

Sharif nears deal to allow Pak military to dictate India policy

The political chaos in Pakistan and Sharif's weakened status gave the military an opportunity to seek guarantees from the premier

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Pressure builds within Fed to signal new policy course

But investors, Fed policymakers expect the rate hike to be kept on hold until the middle of next year

Goldman to pay $3.15 bn to settle mortgage claims

But Goldman had been hoping to avoid settling the suit altogether, contending as recently as last month that many of the government's claims ...

Yellen says job market still in recovery

Calls for a 'pragmatic' approach to US monetary policy

Europe fears banks lack cash cushion to cover bad loans

Gerard Cassidy has introduced the 'Texas ratio' assessment formula, being used by a growing number of European bank analysts

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NATO says 'over 1,000 Russian troops' in Ukraine

The reports by NATO come a week before an alliance summit in Cardiff, where possible action against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine will top ...

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie marry

The pair got engaged in 2012 after Pitt proposed Jolie with a custom-made diamond ring that he designed

Poroshenko scraps trip to Turkey after Russian troops 'sent into' Ukraine

Poroshenko also called for urgent meetings of the UN Security Council and EU to discuss the crisis

6 dead, 21 missing in landslide in southwest China

77 houses were buried in the landslide yesterday night in the village of Yingping in Guizhou province

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