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Philippine Presidential Front-runner Disqualified Due To Residency Requirement

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Philippine presidential front-runner Sen. Grace Poe was disqualified from running in next year's election for failing t... Read more

Chinas Manufacturing Activity Hits 3-Year Low As Domestic Demand Falls, Smaller Companies Rebound And Services Sector Grows

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SHANGHAI -- Latest official data from China show a further contraction in manufacturing activity among major companies ... Read more

US Marine Found Guilty Of Homicide Of Transgender Woman In Philippines

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A Philippine court convicted a U.S. Marine Tuesday of the murder of a transgender woman a year ago. The incident has fu... Read more

Australian, Indian Central Banks Hold Interest Rates Steady

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The Australian and Indian central banks on Tuesday kept their benchmark interest rates unchanged ahead of an impending r... Read more

Yuan Joining IMF's Basket Of Reserve Currencies Called 'A Historic Moment;' Celebrations, Some Cynicism And Hope For Further Market Reform

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SHANGHAI -- A major milestone in the opening of China’s economy, or a purely symbolic gesture with little real sign... Read more

India's GDP Growth Exceeds Estimates To Grow At 7.4% In Q2

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India's economy grew by 7.4 percent in the September quarter, according to reports citing official GDP data released M... Read more

Japan's Pension Fund, The World's Largest, Loses $64B Amid Equity Rout

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Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) -- the world’s largest pension fund -- reported its worst quarterl... Read more

Paris Climate Summit: Can China Clean Up Its Act? Beijing's Crucial Role At Climate Change Talks

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SHANGHAI -- After being accused of undermining moves to set binding emissions targets at the last climate change summit ... Read more

Japan's Economy: Uptick In Output, Retail Sales Raise Hopes Of A Rebound

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Japan’s economy showed initial signs of a recovery as the production of electronic devices and cars boosted industrial... Read more

COP21: Poor Countries Worried About Being Left Behind In Negotiations

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World leaders convene in France on Monday for the latest global conference on climate change, called COP21, in an attemp... Read more

China Says It Has Met Pollution Reduction Goals Early As Smog Envelops Beijing

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Chinese environment minster Chen Jining announced that China had achieved its pollution reduction targets six months bef... Read more

International Monetary Fund Likely To Put Chinese Yuan In SDR Reserve Currency Basket

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On Monday, China’s currency -- the yuan -- will most likely join the International Monetary Fund’s basket of reserv... Read more

World Climate Talks Begin Monday, But Will Commitments Make Any Difference?

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With hopes as high as the security level on the streets of Paris in the wake of the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks there, wor... Read more

Turkey Asks Citizens To Avoid Traveling To Russia; Erdogan Expresses Regrets Over Jet Downing

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Turkey on Saturday issued a travel warning to its citizens, asking them to avoid all non-urgent travel to Russia, as d... Read more

Brazil Sues Mining Giant Vale, BHP Billiton For $5.2B From Water Dam Damages, Cleanup Costs

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A November dam break in Brazil that led to at least 13 deaths and more than 600 people displaced has now spurred a batt... Read more