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  1. News - World - RUSSIA

    New sanctions on Russia could ‘seriously’ impact growth: minister

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 08:25pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev tells TV channel further sanctions by the West over Ukraine could cause Russia's 'economic growth rates go seriously into the negative' A new round of Western sanctions on Russia over the crisis in Ukraine could seriously impact its already stalled economy, Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said ...

  2. Business - Economy - CREDIT RATINGS

    Standard & Poor’s hikes Ireland’s credit rating, maintains negative outlook for Italy

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 02:21pm by Agence France-Presse in Dublin

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dublin Ireland's recovering economy continues to impress economic analysts as ratings agency upgrades assessment and predicts further improvement, while Italy languishes in negativity Standard & Poor’s on Friday revised up Ireland’s sovereign credit rating to ‘A-’ with a positive outlook from its previous ‘BBB+’ assessment, citing the eurozone member’s ...

  3. Business - Companies - STRATEGY

    France Inc shows power in Sanofi boardroom coup

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:54am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Paris French state seeks to protect national interest in global firms in key sectors to boost its economy France Inc shows power in Sanofi boardroom coup Events at Sanofi this week cost a high-flying German-Canadian boss his job and global investors billions. They are also a reminder that corporate France carries the national interest in its DNA and neglects its ...

  4. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    Overcapacity puts the brakes on Asian cargo carriers growth

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:19pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... Agence France-Presse in Singapore Asia-Pacific carriers, which have nearly 40pc of the global freight market, saw volumes drop 1pc Overcapacity puts brakes on cargo growth Top Asian airlines' profit margins are being eroded by a struggling air cargo business, even as they capitalise on increasing passenger demand, industry executives said over the weekend. Weak global economic ...

  5. Business - China Business

    10,000-euro wine on way to China thanks to French cuts

    Posted Dec 07th 2013, 09:46am by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris The highly-prized burgundy was one of 1,400 bottles put up for sale as part of government efforts to trim France's budget deficit A bottle of 2004 ... burgundy was one of 1,400 bottles put up for sale as part of government efforts to trim France’s budget deficit, at an auction that fetched more than 173,000 euros. Huang Lishen made the winning ...

  6. Business - Economy

    China November industrial output growth slows to 10pc as retail sales rise

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 05:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China’s industrial production growth slowed in November but retail sales rose, suggesting a mixed picture for the world’s second-largest economy China’s industrial production growth slowed in November but retail sales expanded at a faster pace, official figures showed on Tuesday, suggesting a mixed picture for the world’s second-largest economy. ...

  7. Business - Economy

    HSBC final PMI for China edges down from October

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 11:42am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Chinese manufacturing activity expanded at a slightly slower rate last month, supported mainly by domestic demand, a private survey for HSBC reported on Monday. HSBC’s final purchasing managers index (PMI) stood at 50.8, the second-highest reading in eight months, despite easing marginally from October’s 50.9, the bank said. However, it is well up ...

  8. Business - Money

    Hong Kong stocks end 0.48pc higher

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 03:06pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse Hong Kong stocks closed 0.48 per cent higher on bargain-buying on Monday and following a positive lead from Wall Street. The benchmark Hang Seng Index added 108.24 points to 22,806.58 on turnover of HK$48.10 billion (US$6.21 billion). The modest rise came after the index fell nearly 800 points last week amid signs of stress in China’s financial system. ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance

    Euro gains in Asia on Spain recession exit

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 03:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo The euro responded positively in Asia to news Spain had emerged from recession and speculation over the US Federal Reserve winding down monetary easing The euro rose on Thursday as news that Spain exited recession boosted hopes for the battered euro zone, while the dollar faced headwinds over speculation the Federal Reserve would delay its ...

  10. Business - Companies

    New Zealand Post slows snail mail to three days a week

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 03:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Wellington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington NZ Post follows other national mail operators in cutting schedule of deliveries New Zealand Post said on Thursday that it will deliver letters only three days a week amid a decline in “snail mail” volumes blamed on alternatives such as emails and texts. NZ Post chairman Michael Cullen said the state-owned body had to act to remain viable, ...




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