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Russian President Vladimir Putin during a staged naval performance to mark Navy Day, Severomorsk, Russia, 27 July, 2014.
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Moscow fights back after sanctions
Russia fought back on Wednesday over new U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine even as G7 leaders warned of further steps, while Ukraine's government accused pro-Russian rebels of placing land mi... (photo: Russian Presidential Press and Information Office)
A currency trader takes in calls from clients for orders at a money brokerage in Tokyo as the U.S. dollar was trading at 117 yen level, down from 118.41 yen late Friday in New York Monday, Aug 6, 2007.
Currency   Dollar   Japan stocks   Photos   Wikipedia: Dollar  
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Dollar stays solid above ¥102 in Tokyo
Jiji Press The dollar stayed solid at levels above ¥102 in Tokyo trading Wednesday, but failed to extend gains due to a wait-and-see mood ahead of key U.S. economic events later in the day. | At 5 p.... (photo: AP / Junji Kurokawa)
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Airbus cancels contract with Japan's Skymark Airlines
Airbus has cancelled its contract with Japan's Skymark Airlines for the purchase of six A380 aircraft. | Airbus said it had been in discussions with the airline about the contract signed in 2011,... (photo: GFDL / katorisi)
Airline   Photos   Skymark Airlines   Skymark Airlines - Airbus A380   Wikipedia: Skymark Airlines  
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Thai imports slump as economy struggles under military
Thailand's exports improved last month but imports tumbled sharply, highlighting the challenges faced by the military government as it tries to get economic growth back on track. | Exports grew 3.9 pe... (photo: WN / Periasamy)
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Mcdonald's in Xizhi. Xizhi (Chinese: ; pinyin: Xzh Q) is an inner city district in New Taipei City in northern Republic of China (Taiwan). Independent online
China takes no chances in meat safety scare
Reuters Shanghai | China’s food regulator has visited close to 600 restaurants, businesses and food distributors as it investigates a fast-spreading food safety sca... (photo: Creative Commons / Solomon203)
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A currency trader works in front of a screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index at the Korea Exchange Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. Asian stocks swung between gains and losses Friday as traders weighed news China's inflation moderated slightly against disappointment that Fed chief Ben Bernanke offered no immediate support for the ailing U.S. economy. The Korea Composite Stock Price Index fell 1.83 percent, or 33.71, to close at 1,812.93.(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Dayton Daily News
Asian stocks bolstered by US economic data
Most major Asian stock markets rose Friday after U.S. unemployment claims fell to an eight-year low and tensions over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines jet eased. | Japa... (photo: AP / Ahn Young-joon)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a Cabinet meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The Australian
Putin’s limitless ambition feeds his interest in dragging matters out
RUSSIA’S strongman Vladimir Putin has behaved brutally and cynic­ally but with considerable tactical flexibility in Ukraine. | The outrage of the rebels he spo... (photo: AP / Sergei Karpukhin)
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World shares subdued amid Russia sanctions report The State
World shares subdued amid Russia sanctions report
TOKYO — World shares were rattled Thursday by reports the European Union is weighing stiffer financial sanctions against Russia. | A further pickup in China's manuf... (photo: European Community / EC)
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A woman checks a mobile phone in front of an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. Asian stocks fell Wednesday after a meeting of Europe's finance ministers failed to stem fears that the euro currency union is hurtling toward a breakup. Business Day
Asian stocks rise as risk aversion wanes
TOKYO — Asian stocks edged up on Wednesday as risk aversion triggered by recent geopolitical tension continued to ebb, while the Australian dollar spiked on stronger th... (photo: AP / Shizuo Kambayashi)
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Bank of Japan Deputy Gov Hiroshi Nakaso says end of deflation in sight
SHIZUOKA: Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso said the country was eyeing an end to deflation as rising wages and inflation expectations allow companies to incre... (photo: WN / RTayco)
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Honda Motor's net profit jumps 19.6 pct in Q2 on new model rollouts
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- The little-known story of the Waihi tunnellers
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The streets of Brickfields in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia were decorated with beautiful street light and ornaments.
Malaysia tries to parlay appeal to Muslim visitors into medical tourism push
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- New case looms as Banks fights on
- Prosecuting large numbers of Occupy activists 'not in p
- Macau's gambling industry enters 'stable' pha
Russian President Vladimir Putin during a staged naval performance to mark Navy Day, Severomorsk, Russia, 27 July, 2014.
Moscow fights back after sanctions
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Google to spend Rs 100 crore on Android One marketing
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- Gas explosion like in Taiwan unlikely here, Hong Kong expert
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Soldiers walk through a street destroyed by a massive gas explosion in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Scores of people were killed and more than 200 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday.
Taiwan gas blast kills 22, injures 270, shoots flames 15 storeys high
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- China's factories expand as global trade revives
- Bargain hunting lifts Philippine bourse
- GLOBAL ECONOMY-China, Asian factory growth gathers pace; Eur
- Chinese factories come back to life on reinvigorated global
A currency trader takes in calls from clients for orders at a money brokerage in Tokyo as the U.S. dollar was trading at 117 yen level, down from 118.41 yen late Friday in New York Monday, Aug 6, 2007.
Dollar stays solid above ¥102 in Tokyo
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- Aus table tennis vet slams Singapore
- Squash pair on track but runners miss out
- NZ setting sights on &aposyoung Mourinho&apos
- Nyika, Light to fight for boxing gold in Glasgow
Singer Katy Perry poses for photos during the launch of her Prismatic world tour in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Perry will perform live on stage at concerts in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane kicking off on Nov. 7, 2014.
Katy Perry: This is How We Do
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- New case looms as Banks fights on
- New Zealand women fall short in the field
Singer Katy Perry poses for photos during the launch of her Prismatic world tour in Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Perry will perform live on stage at concerts in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane kicking off on Nov. 7, 2014.
Katy Perry: This is How We Do
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