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Russia suspends the operations of a popular Moscow bank whose board includes a cousin of President Vladimir Putin on suspicion of laundering more than half a billion dollars.
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Bangladesh's prime minister urges garment workers to end deadly protests over a new minimum wage as police launches a crackdown against union leaders leading the campaign.
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Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk reshuffles his cabinet, replacing the finance minister and six others in his unpopular centre-right government, amid a sluggish economy and corruption allegations.
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Eco-friendly cars are in the spotlight as the Tokyo Motor Show opens with Toyota unveiling a new model and Nissan touting its aerodynamic BladeGlider for energy-conscious drivers.
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Away from the glare of the media where airlines sign multi-billion-dollar contracts, makers of private helicopters and jets for VIPs are busy doing deals at the Dubai airshow and targeting a vibrant Middle East market.
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European stocks retreat as investors await clues to whether the US Federal Reserve would seek to taper its economic stimulus soon.
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Asian markets mostly fall after the OECD cuts its forecasts for global growth, citing the likely effect of any winding down in the Federal Reserve's huge stimulus programme.
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