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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Shutdown eyed by Republicans to foil Obama on immigration

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 09:53pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Shutdown eyed to foil Obama on immigration A Republican leader has held open the possibility that his party could move to shut down the US government in an attempt to stop President Barack Obama taking executive action on immigration policy. A vocal group of conservatives in the House of Representatives is pressing to use government funding as leverage ...

  2. News - World - TRAVEL

    Xi’s graft purge hits US tourism industry but Chinese jet-set pick up the slack

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 09:51pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Business dries up for niche companies catering to Chinese officials, but visits by luxury jet-set travellers offset impact on tourism industry Xi's graft drive hits U.S. junket operators Almost every year for more than a decade, tour group operator Carson Zhang guided a delegation of about two dozen Chinese government officials from Guangdong ...

  3. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Unexpected recession in Japan will allow Abe to delay tax hike, call snap poll

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 07:13pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Unexpected contraction leads to speculation Shinzo Abe will postpone second stage of sales tax rise and call snap parliamentary election Sales tax puts Japan into shock recession Japan's economy unexpectedly slipped into recession in the third quarter, setting the stage for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to delay an unpopular sales tax rise and call a snap election ...

  4. News - World - BIRD FLU

    Dutch authorities identify bird flu strain as highly contagious H5N8

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 06:11pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Amsterdam Cull of 150,000 chickens under way at Netherlands egg-producing farm after highly contagious H5N8 strain detected; H5 case at UK duck farm Dutch identify bird flu strain Dutch authorities said they had identified the bird flu involved in a major outbreak at a poultry farm in the central Netherlands as H5N8, the same highly contagious strain that wrought ...

  5. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Hedge funds turn big buyers of Alibaba stock

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 05:08am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Hedge funds pile into Alibaba shares Hedge funds scooped up shares of Alibaba Group Holding in the third quarter, making the e-commerce giant one of the most commonly bought stocks among some of the biggest investors in the United States, according to the latest regulatory filings. Among the institutional investors that took new stakes in Alibaba was Soros ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance

    FX transfer firms eye big bank competitors

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 05:08am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London FX transfer firms fight big bank competitors Working out of a shared office near London's Euston station, Michael Kent is part of a revolution that may be driven on by this year's row over alleged currency market manipulation by major banks. Kent's online business, Azimo, has a simple pitch: in the era of electronic money, the 4 to 12 per cent fees banks charge ...

  7. News - Asia

    Okinawa elects governor opposed to plan to relocate US air base

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 05:14am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Okinawa's new governor against US base relocation Residents in Japan's Okinawa island have elected a governor who opposes plans to relocate a US military base, in a fresh setback for efforts to resolve a thorny issue in military relations. Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima, backed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party, ...

  8. Business - Money - COMMENT

    Markets too complex for index tracking fund tweaks

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 05:08am by Reuters

    ... complex than smart beta would seem to imply. Things change, and an investment strategy that fails to take this into account will inevitably come to grief. Reuters ...

  9. Sport - China - BADMINTON

    Lin Dan stunned by unheralded Indian in China Open final

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 11:55pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Two-time Olympic badminton gold medallist Lin Dan suffered a shock defeat at the hands of unheralded Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth in the final of the China Open Super Series on Sunday. The 21-year-old Srikanth, who grew up idolising the five-time world champion, defeated Lin 21-19 21-17 in the men’s singles final for his first Super Series title. Cheered by a vociferous ...

  10. News - Asia

    Pakistani army: 1,200 militants killed during 5-month offensive

    Posted Nov 16th 2014, 06:22pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Around 132 tons of explosive seized, another 230 militants arrested The Pakistani army has killed 1,200 suspected militants in an anti-Taliban offensive during the past five months, seriously reducing the group’s ability to carry out attacks, senior officers said on Sunday during a rare trip to the conflict zone. The ongoing operation has targeted the militant ...




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