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  • 03 Sep 2014 03:05

    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.

  • 03 Sep 2014 04:56

    US stocks end mixed ahead of jobs report, ECB meeting

    Wall Street stocks finished mixed on Tuesday (Sep 2) as investors digested August's gains in equities ahead of closely-watched central bank and labour market news later this week.

  • 03 Sep 2014 04:44

    IMF warns Ukraine may need extra US$19b in aid

    The International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday (Sep 2) that economically-devastated Ukraine may need an extra US$19 billion (€14.5 billion) in assistance should it fail to quell its brutal pro-Kremlin uprising by the end of next year.

  • 02 Sep 2014 21:30

    Singapore's PMI drops to 49.7 in August

    The decline was attributed to lower levels in new orders, inventory and stockholdings of finished goods, according to the Singapore Institute of Purchasing & Materials Management.

  • 03 Sep 2014 00:47

    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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