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Lima climate talks: Setting the ground for a Paris agreement in 2015

India to argue for a deal that has more than just mitigation at its heart

Draghi warns countries to reform as clouds gather over Euro zone

Lending in the euro zone shrivelled further in October while price inflation, a key yardstick of economic health, is very low

Oil falls $3 to 4-yr low as OPEC leaves output unchanged

Oil prices have fallen by more than a third since June as increasing production in North America from shale oil has overwhelmed demand

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Asia shares hit 1-month high, oil tumbles to four-year low

Investors bet more central bank stimulus in China and Europe will shore up the global economy

Oil extends losses ahead of key OPEC meeting

Traders have been digesting a plethora of statements from petroleum ministers ahead of the meeting

Asian shares ride on stimulus hopes

Oil prices tumble more than 1% as hopes for curbs in output by the OPEC fades

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Sony Pictures Entertainment struck by cyber attack

It is not yet clear how the security breach occurred or if significant internal data has been compromised

Samsung Electronics to buy back $2 bn in shares

Will buy back 1.65 million common shares and 250,000 preferred shares

Boeing delivers sixth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India

The P-8I, which is part of a contract of eight awarded in 2009, arrived at Naval Air Station Rajali to join five others being used by the Indian ...

Apple reaches $700-bn valuation

Confidence in Apple has been growing since the company unveiled larger-screened iPhones in Sep, followed by slimmer and faster iPads in Oct

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Saarc energy accord signed

The agreement will enable greater co-operation in the power sector among South Asian countries

Hong Kong police arrest student protest leaders

In the two-day operation, the police have arrested more than 100 people

Obama's approval rating falls to 39%

Voters were very divided about the executive action measures he has taken to suspend the deportation of millions of undocumented foreigners

Sharif puts ball in India's court

There are indications the prime ministers might meet on the sidelines of the summit

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EU unveils $394-billion plan to unlock EIB financing

The programme, called the European Fund for Strategic Investments, is set to be operational as soon as mid-2015

BOJ's Kuroda says ready to expand stimulus

Defends last month's easing as a necessary step to fight deflation

China cuts key short-term money rate as Beijing pushes down cash costs

This, follows a surprise cut to benchmark lending rates on Friday

Fed plans to tighten commodities rules for Wall Street banks

Those new regulations could force banks to amass more capital to protect against losses on holdings of commodities

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Modi proposes special facility for funding SAARC infra projects

Says Infra is region's greatest weakness, and it is harder to travel within SAARC than to Bangkok or Singapore

No plans for structured meeting between Modi & Sharif: MEA

PM's itinerary only gave details of his meetings with other SAARC heads of the government

New technology can turn sawdust into petrol

Scientists in Belgium have used a new chemical process to convert the cellulose in sawdust into hydrocarbon chains

Bhopal gas tragedy victims move higher US court against UCC

They are challenging a lower court's order that says UCC cannot be sued for ongoing contamination from the chemical plant

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