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[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...

[JAKARTA] Indonesia's Chief Economics Minister Sofyan Djalil on Thursday said the government is considering removing subsidies for gasoline next year, but would maintain subsidies for diesel. ...

[BERLIN] German business confidence rose again in December, the Ifo economic institute said on Thursday, as the prospects for Europe's biggest economy grew sunnier...

[JAKARTA] Indonesia's new government plans to cut its budget deficit to one percent of gross domestic product by 2019, partly by reforming the tax system, the finance minister said on Thursday...

[BERLIN] German business confidence rose again in December, the Ifo economic institute said Thursday, as the prospects for Europe's biggest economy grew sunnier...

[NEW DELHI] Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken direct control of a project-monitoring body to fast-track investments worth almost US$300 billion and revive manufacturing in the country,...

[HONG KONG] The labour market held largely stable in September - November 2014, with the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate staying at 3.3 per cent for the fifth consecutive period. Both total...

[SYDNEY] A proposed A$8 billion (US$6.52 billion) Aquis Great Barrier Reef Resort, backed by Honk Kong billionaire Tony Fung, was on Thursday granted regulatory approval by an Australian state...

[SHANGHAI] China's money rates surged on Thursday afternoon, with the weighted average for the benchmark seven-day repo contract quoted at up to 8.5 percent, the highest level since January...

[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...

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