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    03 Sep 2014 Wed

    US construction spending picks up in July

    US spending on construction picked up in July after a June slowdown, driven by gains in government spending on roads but helped as well by private industrial investment.

  • 2
    03 Sep 2014 Wed

    Dollar General raises bid for Family Dollar

    Dollar General on Tuesday (Sep 2) sweetened its bid to acquire Family Dollar and threatened to launch a hostile takeover campaign in the latest twist in a bidding war among discount retailers.

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    03 Sep 2014 Wed

    Halliburton pays US$1.1b for Gulf of Mexico BP spill

    Oil services company Halliburton has said it will pay a US$1.1 billion (S$1.4 billion) settlement over its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil rig blowout that led to the United States' most disastrous oil spill.

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    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    US manufacturing sector picks up in August

    Activity in the US manufacturing sector picked up pace in August, to its best level since August 2011, the Institute for Supply Management said on Tuesday (Sep 2).

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    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Inflation in leading economies slows in July: OECD

    Inflation in advanced democracies slowed in the year to July but was well above the eurozone level now flirting with deflation, OECD data showed on Tuesday (Sep 2).

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    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Uber car pick-up service halted in Germany

    A court has slapped an injunction on the popular car pick-up service Uber across Germany because it lacked the necessary legal permits.

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    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Island airport bid fails as London aims to stay on top

    London mayor Boris Johnson's grand plan for a new airport in the Thames Estuary was rejected on Tuesday (Sep 1) , leaving few options on the cards for the city to stay an international hub.

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    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Indian PM Modi courts investors during Japan trip

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (Sep 2) sought to reassure investors that his reformist agenda would translate into better governance for Asia's third-largest economy.

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    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    China fines insurance firms US$18m for price monopoly

    The Chinese government has fined 23 insurance firms, which have colluded to fix fees, a total of US$18 million (S$22.5 million) in its latest anti-monopoly move.

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    02 Sep 2014 Tue

    Asia shares mixed, dollar approaches 105 yen

    Asian markets mostly rose on Tuesday (Sep 2), with Tokyo gaining more than one percent as the yen sank against the dollar, while Shanghai was boosted by hopes China will introduce economy-boosting measures.