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Government & Economy

Fed keeps favourite phrase of markets

JANET Yellen sounded a lot like Santa Claus to traders on Wednesday as the Federal Reserve echoed its promise to hold off on rate hikes for a "considerable time", sparking the biggest rally of the year on the US stock market. European stocks...

Energy & Commodities

[NEW YORK] Global crude oil prices slumped anew on Thursday, a day after a short-covering rally, as traders placed fresh bets the market would resume a six-month rout on worries about a supply glut.

Energy & Commodities

[LONDON] Global defence spending is likely to remain constant for the next two years as tumbling oil prices cut the budgets of Middle East exporters, but swell the coffers of Asia-Pacific importers, defence analysts IHS said Friday.

Government & Economy

[WASHINGTON] The United States and China wrapped up high-level trade talks Thursday in Chicago, with US officials hailing progress in a range of areas including medicines, intellectual property rights and agriculture.

Government & Economy

[BRUSSELS] European Union leaders urged Vladimir Putin to make a "radical change" in his stance on Ukraine Thursday as they boosted sanctions against Crimea despite fears of economic blowback from Russia's spiralling financial crisis...

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