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Bank of Japan keeps record easing as oil price tumble challenges Kuroda

The Bank of Japan maintained unprecedented stimulus, as Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's bid to stoke inflation faces increasing challenges from the ...

China 2013 GDP revision won't affect growth this year

China raised the estimated size of its economy for 2013 by 3.4% to 58.8 trillion yuan

EU leaders agree investment package to boost economy

European Fund for Strategic Investment will be launched next year with 21 billion euros

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Wall Street little changed at open after 2-day run

US Fed's recent policy statement sparked the best two-day run for the benchmark S&P 500 in three years

Asian stocks boast biggest rise in 15 months

Nikkei climbs 2.1% to erase most of it's recent losses

Oil rebounds in volatile year-end trade

Crude prices have plunged roughly 50% since June owing to plentiful supplies, a stronger dollar and weak demand

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Instagram worth $35 bn, surpasses Twitter

In April 2012, Instagram was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion and had about 30 million users

Billionaire Kwok guilty of corrupting HK ex-official

Thomas Kwok, the billionaire co-chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd, was convicted of conspiring with Hong Kong's former No. 2 official to ...

Fmr Chrysler Group recalling 288,000 Ram pickups

FCA US, the former Chrysler Group, is recalling almost 288,000 Dodge Ram pickup trucks globally that had been under review by US safety ...

Uber agrees to suspend operations in Portland post lawsuit

The deal comes just a week after Portland banned Uber because it failed to comply with its licensing laws for taxi services

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Xi warns Hong Kong and Macau in 'one China' message

Xi warned both territories today against a "misguided approach"

Indian-American Verma sworn in as US Ambassador to India

The US Embassy in New Delhi is currently headed by a charge d'affaires, Kathleen Stephens

Lakhvi booked under MPO; to remain in jail

Lakhvi was granted bail by Islamabad Anti-Terrorism Court on Thursday due to lack of evidence against him

Pakistan's processes flawed, says daily after Lakhvi bail

The News International said in an editorial that the bail announcement might be pounced on by the Indians as evidence that the Peshawar attacks ...

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Yellen makes it clear that Fed's patience on rates has limits

The dollar and yields on Treasury securities rose in response, as investors in those markets processed the likelihood of rate increases by the ...

Swiss national bank introduces negative interest rates

Move aimed at discouraging safe-haven buying by investors anxious over Russia crisis, oil's slide

Fed confident on US growth, opens door wider to rate hike

Signals it is on track to raise interest rates sometime next year

Rouble firms on central bank stability steps

Currency gains 11.2% against US dollar at 6:24 pm in Moscow, ending a 7-day, 22% drop

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Xi, Modi, Merkel top performing leaders: Survey

The survey of more than 26,000 respondents was conducted by Tokyo-based GMO Research

EU court strikes Hamas from terror blacklist

But its assets will stay frozen for the time being

Satyarthi's autographed chair, Amartya bicycle at Nobel museum

The Nobel Peace Prize winner signed a chair keeping with the tradition of a unique kind of autograph given by the laureates

Belgian police: Four armed men enter house in Ghent

There's no information available either about the armed men who entered the apartment block or whether they had taken hostages

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