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Concerns about state of global economy have increased - Osborne By Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - Stagnation in the euro zone, recession in Japan and geopolitical crises have increased concerns about the state of the global economy, British finance minister George Osborne said on Friday. Osborne said economic perf
Yahoo! News | Nov 21, 2014 10:48 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Dutch government: H5N8 strain of bird flu confirmed at second farm AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A highly infectious variety of bird flu, the H5N8 virus, has been confirmed at a second Dutch farm, the government said on Friday. The Economy Ministry said in a letter to parliament that the illness had been confirmed in the town of
Yahoo! News | Nov 21, 2014 10:31 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Global stocks mostly higher, yen rises SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Global stock markets turned mostly higher Friday as they juggled positive U.S. economic news and weakness in Europe, China and Japan. The yen rose against the dollar after Japan's finance minister said it had fallen too fast recent
Yahoo! News | Nov 21, 2014 08:33 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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France tempers Iran nuclear stance in nod to wider diplomatic needs By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - A year after France scuppered a deal on Iran's nuclear program it is taking a softer stance in current talks, encouraged by a more inclusive U.S. approach and the knowledge that failure this year could have grim reperc
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Ex-finance minister warns Putin against populism, conservatism By Lidia Kelly MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin warned President Vladimir Putin on Friday that "excessive conservatism" could restrict economic and political freedoms and said populist policies would weaken Russia. Kudrin
Yahoo! News | Nov 21, 2014 07:46 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Saikhanbileg appointed as new Mongolian prime minister ULAN BATOR (Reuters) - Mongolia's parliament has appointed Chimed Saikhanbileg as prime minister, the foreign ministry said on Friday. Saikhanbileg replaces Norov Altankhuyag, who was removed from his post on Nov. 5 amid concerns about a serious economic
Yahoo! News | Nov 21, 2014 07:37 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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AfDB to lend Kenya $133 mln to extend access to power NAIROBI (Reuters) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $133 million loan to fund a project aimed at improving access to electricity among poor populations in Kenya's rural areas. Only a third of Kenya's more than 40 million peopl
Yahoo! News | Nov 21, 2014 06:53 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Liberia's economy to shrink this year due to Ebola MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia, the West African nation hardest hit by Ebola, will see its economy shrink by 0.4 percent this year, and 2015 could be even worse, its finance minister said on Thursday. Liberia, where the disease has killed over 2,800 people,
Yahoo! News | Nov 21, 2014 06:47 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Japan PM seeks referendum on 'Abenomics' in snap election By Linda Sieg and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament's lower house on Friday for a snap election expected on Dec. 14, seeking a fresh mandate for his struggling "Abenomics" revival strategy just two
Yahoo! News | Nov 21, 2014 05:16 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Last British governor of Hong Kong says confront China on rights; U.S. report cites military intimidation By David Brunnstrom and Clare Baldwin WASHINGTON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Countries should not be afraid to stand up to China over democratic rights in Hong Kong, the last British governor of the territory said on Thursday. Chris Patten rejected Chinese char
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