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Zimbabwe misses H1 tax target, mining royalties plunge Zimbabwe's tax collections were six percent below target during the first half of the year while mining royalties and value added tax plunged, reflecting a struggling economy, the tax agency said on Wednesday. The southern African country's econ
Yahoo! News | Jul 29, 2015 10:23 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Lingering Greece jitters weigh on German consumer morale German consumers' outlook for Europe's biggest economy declined sharply in July due to fears the Greek crisis will rumble on in the coming months, a poll found on Wednesday. "The long and difficult struggle to resolve the debt crisis in Gre
Yahoo! News | Jul 29, 2015 07:50 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Rollercoaster China stock market has more room to drop Fasten your seat belts investors: China's volatile stocks still have room to drop, but analysts say keeping the rollercoaster on the tracks will depend on how the government manages its eventual exit from the market. An 8.48 percent plunge on Monday
Yahoo! News | Jul 29, 2015 07:14 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Asia stocks muted ahead of Fed, keep wary eye on China TOKYO (AP) Asian stock markets were muted Wednesday as the recent plunge in Chinese shares kept investors on edge and attention turned to a Federal Reserve meeting that might give clues about the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike.
Yahoo! News | Jul 29, 2015 05:49 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Japanese butter on the table in Pacific trade talks Japan has been grappling with a severe butter shortage that critics say highlights a bigger problem with the country's protected agricultural sector, a key sticking point in high-profile trade talks this week in Hawaii. The United States, Japan, and
Yahoo! News | Jul 29, 2015 03:38 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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New Zealand central bank says dairy slump could worsen New Zealand's central bank warned Wednesday that a prolonged slump in dairy prices could get worse, forcing interest rates down to maintain growth in the farm-reliant economy. Reserve Bank of New Zealand governor Graeme Wheeler said the price of whol
Yahoo! News | Jul 29, 2015 01:29 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
During Pool Season, Even Lifeguard Numbers Are Taking A Dive This summer, even the most crowded pools are struggling to hire enough lifeguards, and are cutting hours as a result. In a rebounding economy, teens are opting for higher-paying jobs or no job at all.
NPR.org | Jul 28, 2015 9:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Alberta open to including incentives in review of oil and gas royalties By Mike De Souza CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - The new left-leaning government of oil-rich Alberta is open to the idea of offering economic incentives to oil and gas companies as it undertakes a review of the royalties they pay, Energy Minister Marg McCuai
Yahoo! News | Jul 28, 2015 8:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.S. predicts 5.8 pct average rise in healthcare spending through 2024 By Caroline Humer NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government expects healthcare spending to increase by 5.8 percent annually on average from 2014 through 2024 as more Americans gain insurance coverage and the improved economy drives patients to visit doctor
Yahoo! News | Jul 28, 2015 8:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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European equities rise on takeover news London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of blue-chip companies won 0.77 percent to close at 6,555.28 points, encouraged also by data showing the British economy rebounded by 0.7 percent in the second quarter. The pharmaceuticals sector was also in focus as
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