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CONSUMER price inflation again eased more than expected to 0.6 per cent in September, as drops in housing and transport costs offset higher food prices.

[BEIJING] China's manufacturing growth accelerated to a three-month high in October but domestic and foreign demand were tepid, HSBC said Thursday, calling for further policy support to boost...

[OTTAWA] Canada's prime minister vowed Wednesday to redouble the nation's fight against "terrorist organisations" after a soldier was gunned down in the capital and parliament was...

[WELLINGTON] New Zealand's annual inflation rate fell to 1.0 per cent in the 12 months to September, official data showed Thursday, dampening expectations of interest rate hikes for the rest of...

[HONG KONG] Private firms have overtaken state-owned companies this year for the first time as the biggest drivers of investment banking revenues in China - a sign of how Beijing's reforms are...

[LONDON] Consumer confidence in Britain took its biggest tumble in four years this month as workers in low-paid sectors worry about losing their jobs in an economic slowdown, a survey published on...

[WASHINGTON] US and Canadian air defences were put on heightened alert Wednesday following a shooting in Canada's parliament, and the American embassy in Ottawa was placed on lockdown, officials...

THE global economy is beset by increasing "downside risks", Asia-Pacific finance chiefs said on Wednesday, a day after growth in China hit a five-year low...

BAD news continued to dog Japan's embattled economy as it was announced on Wednesday that the nation logged a record trade deficit of some 5.4 trillion yen (S$64 billion) for the first half of...

JAPAN'S three biggest banks may need to raise as much as about US$100 billion of capital that can be written down in a crisis to meet proposed global rules for lenders deemed too big to fail...

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