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The WTO's chief warns it was "now or never" as trade ministers open a conference tasked with salvaging long-stalled efforts to liberalise trade and ensure the body's continued relevance.
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Iraq is optimistic about resolving a long-running dispute over plans by the country's autonomous Kurdish region to export oil to international markets through Turkey, its oil minister says.
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The Brazilian economy contracted 0.5 percent in the third quarter of this year compared with the previous one, the first such drop since early 2009 and one that confirmed the most pessimistic market expectations.
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Russia again sharply downgrades its growth forecast amid fresh indications that the resource-rich nation would remain one of the emerging world's worst performers for years to come.
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India's current account deficit -- the broadest measure of trade -- has narrowed to its lowest quarterly level in four years, fuelling optimism that Asia's third largest economy is on the mend.
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The Bank of England is likely to maintain record-low interest rates and its level of cash stimulus on Thursday, holding its wait-and-see stance on the strengthening recovery, economists said.
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The head of Royal Bank of Scotland admitS that it had failed to invest in its IT systems "for decades", after a glitch left customers of the state-rescued lender unable to access cash for three hours.
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European stock markets fall as solid US data sparks renewed talk that the Federal Reserve could soon start tapering its vast economic stimulus, dealers say.
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Asian markets mostly fall following Wall Street's losses after a better-than-expected US manufacturing report heightens speculation that the Federal Reserve will begin winding down its stimulus this month.
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