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Maverick and web tycoon shape as key players in New Zealand election By Gyles Beckford WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A pugnacious political maverick who wants tighter controls on the economy, immigration and on foreigners buying land, is shaping up as the king maker in New Zealand elections on Saturday. Opinion polls indicate tha
Yahoo! News | Sep 19, 2014 01:16 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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USAID chief Shah urges more focus on poor countries as Ebola spreads By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa has exposed a need to help countries by applying public-private partnerships that will foster economic growth rather leave them dependent on aid, the U.S. Agency for Intern
Yahoo! News | Sep 18, 2014 9:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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IMF urges labour reform as cuts Italy growth forecast Milan (AFP) - Italy's government must overhaul its labour market to kick-start its economy, which is set to shrink for the third year running in 2014, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.
Yahoo! News | Sep 18, 2014 9:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Alibaba Found Success By Acting Like A Dating Site Getting big isn't easy. Alibaba's founder leveraged his relationships with Chinese manufacturers and created one of the most valuable networks on the Internet.
NPR.org | Sep 18, 2014 8:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Activists seen stepping up campaigns in Canadian energy patch By John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Shareholder activism is likely to gather momentum in the Canadian energy industry in the coming months, sparked by some poor stock performance, the success of past campaigns and growing support from large institutional in
Yahoo! News | Sep 18, 2014 6:02 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Rushing French deficit reduction would be a mistake: Hollande PARIS (Reuters) - France would be wrong to rush the reduction of its public deficit in the currently weak economic situation, President Francois Hollande said on Thursday. Speaking at a news conference, Hollande said that he did not know what Moody's woul
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IKEA to invest 2 billion euros more in Russia by 2020 MOSCOW (Reuters) - Swedish furniture retailer IKEA plans to invest about 2 billion euros more in new and existing Mega shopping malls in Russia by 2020, it said on Thursday, reaffirming long-term expansion plans for the country despite an economic downtur
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Russia demands changes to Ukraine-EU trade deal By Robin Emmott and Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia has demanded changes to a free-trade deal between Ukraine and the European Union, underlining that Moscow was not satisfied by a last-minute concession from the EU to delay implementing the
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US stocks rise as market awaits Scotland vote result New York (AFP) - Wall Street stocks moved higher Thursday in early trade following mixed US economic data as the market awaited the outcome of Scotland's independence referendum.
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S.Africa central bank holds rates, Marcus steps down PRETORIA (Reuters) - South Africa's Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus left interest rates unchanged at 5.75 percent on Thursday, as expected, saying the domestic growth outlook had deteriorated further. She then announced she would be stepping down o
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