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[WASHINGTON] A gauge of future US economic activity increased solidly in November, pointing to underlying strength in the economy.

[MOSCOW] Russia will provide state development bank Vneshekonombank (VEB) with 30 billion roubles (US$505 million) in additional capital, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday, part of...

[NEW YORK] The US services sector expanded in December at its slowest rate since February as growth in employment and new business slowed, an industry report showed on Thursday.

[SHANGHAI] In Blagoveshchensk on Russia's side of the Chinese border, Mou Jiani has turned her home into a warehouse, stocking up on Apple Inc iPhones, handbags and milk powder to sell back home...

[MOSCOW] Russian firms are scrambling to repay or restructure the terms of foreign currency loans as the rouble's loss of value and an interest rate hike push up the cost of debt servicing...

[WASHINGTON] The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labour market continued to strengthen.

[FRANKFURT] The world's major central banks are scrambling to work through the implications of the near halving of the price of oil in the second half of 2014, and they are coming up with very...

[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...

[BRUSSELS] European Union governments adopted tighter restrictions on European investment in Crimea on Thursday, targeting Russian Black Sea oil and gas exploration and tourism, an EU official said.

[PARIS] The French parliament approved President Francois Hollande's revised 2015 deficit-cutting budget on Thursday, although it remains to be seen whether the European Commission will demand...

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