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    27 Nov 2014 Thu

    Dollar drops on lacklustre US data

    The dollar on Wednesday retreated against other major currencies following a string of mostly lacklustre US economic data.

  • 2
    27 Nov 2014 Thu

    Dow, S&P 500 edge to new records

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 12.81 points (0.07 per cent) to 17,827.75, about 10 points above the previous record.

  • 3
    27 Nov 2014 Thu

    Former Ferrari boss named new Alitalia head

    The announcement follows a rescue deal between Alitalia and the Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, which will take a 49 per cent stake in the debt-laden carrier.

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    27 Nov 2014 Thu

    Oil prices retreat on expectations of weak OPEC action

    US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for January delivery fell 40 cents to US$73.69 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, its lowest closing price since September 2010.

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    27 Nov 2014 Thu

    Amazon slashes Fire mobile phone price to boost sales

    The price cut, which Amazon said would last until Dec 1, was the second for Fire and was included in a set of holiday-shopping season deals announced for items including Kindle e-readers.

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    27 Nov 2014 Thu

    US new home sales rise in October

    US new home sales rose modestly in October, with inventories on the market continuing to creep higher as the housing market recovery lags, government data released Wednesday showed.

  • 7
    26 Nov 2014 Wed

    US consumer spending picks up in October

    US consumer spending rose 0.2 per cent in October after stalling in September, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday (Nov 26).

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    26 Nov 2014 Wed

    US jobless claims rise

    New claims for US unemployment insurance benefits increased by 21,000 in the week ending Nov 22 to 313,000, the Labor Department said on Wednesday (Nov 26). 

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    26 Nov 2014 Wed

    OPEC looks for help to tackle oil supply glut

    "To deal with this situation we need to have a contribution from non-OPEC producers for managing the market," Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh told reporters on arrival in Vienna, where the cartel is headquartered.

  • 10
    26 Nov 2014 Wed

    Alibaba founder pledges more investment in India

    Alibaba founder Jack Ma said there was huge scope for "mutual engagement" in technology between India and China and that it could "change (the) lives" of many small businesses.