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[HONG KONG] Hong Kong's government held its first talks on Tuesday with pro-democracy protest leaders after three weeks of mass rallies and roadblocks which have posed a challenge to Beijing,...

[BRUSSELS] Small European banks, including Germany's powerful regional lenders, will contribute considerably less to a new eurozone rescue fund than the big banking groups that dominate the...

[ROME] Italy's financial police on Tuesday said they had broken up a ring of companies they believe used false accounting to defraud the state out of 1.7 billion euros (US$2.2 billion) of tax...

[WASHINGTON] US home resales jumped to their highest level in a year in September, the latest indication that the housing market recovery is gradually getting back on track.

[VIENNA] The European Union cannot afford to let fiscal belt-tightening halt investment needed to spur slowing economies, Austria's leader said on Tuesday, setting up a clash with Brussels over...

WEALTH growth in the Asia-Pacific region powered ahead of the global average in 2013, thanks to strong growth in Japan and China.

[Tokyo] Japan's government cut its overall economic assessment for the second straight month as weak consumption after a sales tax hike in April is causing companies to reduce production...

[Tokyo] The time is "ripe" for Japan and the United States to reach a breakthrough in talks for a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, the US commerce secretary said on Tuesday, adding...

SINGAPORE'S population of high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) and wealth grew more slowly than the regional average in 2013 due to "challenged equity markets", said a report published...

[NEW DELHI] India's government has pledged to open up the coal mining industry to private players in the energy-starved country as Prime Minister Narendra Modi unleashes promised reforms to...

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