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With eye on China, Japan defense planners seek spending boost By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's defense planners are seeking their biggest budget ever for the coming fiscal year to pay for stealth fighters, drones and a hi-tech submarine, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bolsters the military amid an in
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Japan economy stalls as incomes, spending languish TOKYO (AP) Japan's vital signs remained weak in July as wages fell further and household spending dropped, signaling continued weakness in the world's third-largest economy.
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Weak Japan data heap pressure on policymakers Japan's economy slowed markedly last month as consumer spending dropped and factory output ran out of steam, data showed Friday, underscoring concerns about the state of the country's recovery. The weak figures come after Japan suffered its bigg
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South Korea industrial output up for two straight months South Korea's industrial output grew for the second straight month in July, raising expectations that the country's sluggish economy might be gaining some strength, government data showed Friday.
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U.S. openly accuses Russia of sending combat troops to Ukraine By Roberta Rampton and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Thursday openly accused Russia of sending combat forces into Ukraine and threatened to tighten economic sanctions, but Washington stopped short of calling Moscow's intensifie
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Obama touts revised economic growth numbers WASHINGTON (AP) New evidence of economic growth is heartening and underscores that companies are investing and consumers are spending, President Barack Obama said Thursday.
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US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2 WASHINGTON (AP) After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated.
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Shareholders approve Bank of Cyprus 1 bn euro issue Shareholders in Bank of Cyprus, the island's largest lender, Thursday approved a one-billion-euro ($1.34-billion) capital increase from private placement to help it survive following a haircut on deposits last year. BoC announced that 87 percent of s
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France's new economy minister sparks storm over '35-hour' law France's new economy minister touched off a political storm Thursday, only one day into the job, with comments made before he was appointed about the controversial "35-hour" labour law. Emmanuel Macron, a former Rothschild banker and ex-adv
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EU provides aid to dairy sector after Russian ban By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission announced financial support for exporters of dairy products hit by Russia's ban on Western food imports, adding to emergency measures already taken to help fruit and vegetable producers. Moscow
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