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Government & Economy

Putin promises economic recovery, digs in on Ukraine

[MOSCOW] President Vladimir Putin on Thursday tried to quell fears of economic collapse and vowed rapid recovery from the worst financial crisis of his rule but stressed that his position on Ukraine has not shifted.

Government & Economy

[WASHINGTON] The Federal Reserve on Wednesday offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, altering a pledge to keep them near zero for a "considerable time" in a show of confidence in the US economy...

Government & Economy

[MOSCOW] The ruble rallied in early trading on Thursday ahead of President Vladimir Putin's eagerly-awaited annual press-conference, where he is expected to give his views on the financial crisis rocking Russia...

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[SINGAPORE] Oil prices edged higher in Asia on Thursday after data showed US stockpiles dipping, while the Federal Reserve indicated interest rates would not be hiked until the middle of next year.

Government & Economy

EVEN before volatility in the global financial markets spiked again in recent weeks, Singapore's private sector economists had already tempered their growth expectations for this year and next. And as the year closes with the global economy looking...

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