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    01 Nov 2014 Sat

    Dollar General extends hostile bid for Family Dollar

    Dollar General said the US$80-a-share offer it made at the beginning of September will remain alive to the end of the year, enough to span Family Dollar's Dec 11 special shareholders meeting, called to vote on selling the company to smaller rival Dollar Tree.

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    31 Oct 2014 Fri

    China new house price declines slow in October: survey

    Declines in China's new home prices slowed in October, a survey showed Friday, though figures still fell for a sixth straight month as property woes weigh on growth in the world's second-largest economy.

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    31 Oct 2014 Fri

    Japan's vast public pension fund says to double stock investment

    The unprecedented shift by the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) will see stocks account for a combined 50 per cent of its portfolio, up from about 24 per cent now, pumping billions of dollars into domestic and overseas share markets.

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    31 Oct 2014 Fri

    Gold price tumbles to four-year low

    Gold dived to US$1,167.41 per ounce, striking the lowest point since late July 2010.

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    31 Oct 2014 Fri

    US consumer spending falls as income growth stalls

    US consumer spending fell 0.2 per cent in September after a 0.5 per cent rise in August as personal income growth slowed, the Commerce Department said on Friday (Oct 31).

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    31 Oct 2014 Fri

    Video Private sector can help in disaster relief: ASEAN report

    The report, carried out by the ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance Centre, claims that private corporations with more innovative ideas can play an important role to improve the region's disaster response capability.

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    31 Oct 2014 Fri

    Growth, jobs top new European Commission agenda

    The new European Commission, which formally takes office on Saturday (Nov 1), must quickly get to grips with fixing the stalling economy, cutting near-record jobless queues and making member states stick to tough budget rules. 

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    31 Oct 2014 Fri

    Eurozone inflation up, unemployment steady: Eurostat

    Eurozone inflation edged up 0.4 per cent but has come off multi-year lows while the jobless rate was unchanged at 11.5 per cent in September, official data showed on Friday (Oct 31).

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    31 Oct 2014 Fri

    German retail sales post biggest drop in 7 years

    German retail sales posted the biggest monthly drop in September for more than seven years, as shoppers cut back sharply their spending, according to official data released on Friday (Oct 31).

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    31 Oct 2014 Fri

    EU will 'play its role' to support Ukraine-Russia gas deal

    The European Union will "fully play its role" to implement the gas deal signed by Ukraine and Russia on Thursday (Oct 30), the French and German leaders said in a joint statement.