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India's Modi burnishes economic credentials with reform blitz India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unleashed a slew of reforms in the past week, scrapping fuel subsidies, simplifying labour rules and pledging to open coal mining to private players in a bid to kickstart the economy.
Yahoo! News | Oct 22, 2014 06:39 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Japan trade deficit expands 1.6% on-year in September, govt says Japan's shaky economy was dealt another blow Wednesday, as official data showed a widening September trade deficit that puts the world's number-three economy on track to log a record annual shortfall.
Yahoo! News | Oct 22, 2014 03:04 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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As Brazil poll looms, Moody's downgrades Petrobras New York (AFP) - Ratings agency Moody's downgraded Brazil's state oil giant Petrobras' debt rating Tuesday, in a new blow for the government's economic reputation five days before presidential election.
Yahoo! News | Oct 21, 2014 10:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Duke Energy CEO: 'I Don't Think Of Myself As A Powerful Woman' Female executives are a rarity in the energy industry. But Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, took the helm of the utility giant just as it was grappling with some very public challenges.
NPR.org | Oct 21, 2014 8:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years BEIJING (AP) China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown.
Yahoo! News | Oct 21, 2014 5:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
When The Economy Goes Down, Vasectomies Go Up It's well known that people are less eager to have children when the economy sours. And it looks like men got really serious about that during the Great Recession.
NPR.org | Oct 21, 2014 5:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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S. African rand races to firmest in a month vs dollar JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's rand clawed to its firmest level in 25 days against the dollar on Tuesday as investors took some comfort from China's GDP data, focusing on growth being slightly stronger than forecast. China's econom
Yahoo! News | Oct 21, 2014 4:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Nigeria finmin sees 2015 GDP growth at 6.75 percent ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's finance minister said on Tuesday she expected economic growth for 2015 to be around 6.75 percent, an improvement on the government's forecast of 6.2 percent this year. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said the country's oil s
Yahoo! News | Oct 21, 2014 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Uganda economy to grow 7 pct a year in next 3 to 5 years - minister By Karin Strohecker LONDON (Reuters) - Uganda's economy will grow 7 percent a year in the three to five years time, up from a forecast 6 percent in 2014, helped by investment from oil explorers and by expansion in the services sector, the finance min
Yahoo! News | Oct 21, 2014 2:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Investors skeptical of Rousseff's options for Brazil finance chief By Alonso Soto BRASILIA (Reuters) - Whoever President Dilma Rousseff picks to head Brazil's finance ministry if she is re-elected on Sunday will likely get a cold welcome from investors, who are skeptical that the leftist leader will stop dictating p
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