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Hole in Afghan budget stirs unease as West starts packing bags By Jeremy Laurence and Mirwais Harooni KABUL (Reuters) - A $375 million hole in the Afghan budget is threatening public projects and civil servants' salaries, officials say, putting the aid-dependent economy under stress just as Afghanistan awaits a
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Zimbabwe says foreign banks can keep majority stakes, for now Zimbabwe will let foreigners keep majority stakes in banks for now because locals have no money to buy shares, the finance minister said on Wednesday, signalling a pause in President Robert Mugabe's black economic empowerment drive. But Patrick China
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Government finances improved across Europe in 2013 BRUSSELS (AP) Governments across the 18-country eurozone made further headway in 2013 in reducing their deficits, official figures showed Wednesday in a further sign that spending cuts and the nascent economic recovery helped to heal government finances.
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Euro zone private sector on strong footing but still slashing prices: PMIs We are looking at 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter GDP growth if we continue to see this level," said Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit. Inflation fell to just 0.5 percent in March, its sixth straight month in what European Central Bank Presi
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Japan Amari: Briefed PM Abe on trade talks before Obama arrival TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari said on Wednesday that he briefed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on trade talks with the United States shortly before President Barack Obama was to arrive for a state visit. Amari, speaking to reporters a
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Germany's private sector expands faster in April: PMI Germany's private sector expanded faster in April, recovering from a slight slowdown in growth in March, as both manufacturing and services industry activity rose more than expected, surveys showed on Wednesday. Markit's preliminary composite Pu
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Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation? Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed. But some say the law is a lifeline for the disabled.
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Obama, Abe under pressure to salvage signature Pacific trade pact By Linda Sieg and Krista Hughes TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman arrived in Japan earlier than expected on Wednesday, Japanese media, for a last ditch push for a two-way deal seen as crucial to efforts to create one of
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Froman in Japan early, seen meeting economy minister for talks: Kyodo TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman has arrived in Japan, Kyodo news agency said on Wednesday, and is expected to meet Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari for talks towards a key two-way trade pact later in the day. It was not cle
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Russia's Putin wants beefed-up presence in Arctic By Alexei Anishchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia should step up its presence in the Arctic and challenge other nations in exploring the world's largest untapped natural reserves, days after it started shippi
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