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    Oil below $80 for first time since 2010
    Nov13

    Oil below $80 for first time since 2010

    Oil fell below $80 (R895) a barrel for the first time since 2010, as more evidence of a slowdown in China’s resource-hungry economy chimed with OPEC warning of a substantial drop in demand next year. ||| London – Oil fell below $80 (R895) a barrel for the first time since 2010 on Thursday, as more evidence of a slowdown in...

    Malaysia ‘spends millions on plane searches’
    Nov13

    Malaysia ‘spends millions on plane searches’

    Malaysia has spent 33.46 million ringgit to date in the search and rescue operations for flights MH370 and MH17, says an official. ||| Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia has spent 33.46 million ringgit (10 million dollars) to date in the search and rescue operations after two tragedies hit its national airline this year, an official said on...

    MH17 crash probe extended
    Nov13

    MH17 crash probe extended

    The international investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 will continue until August next year. ||| Brisbane – The international probe into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine will be extended for nine months, Australia said on Thursday.Justice Minister Michael Keenan said the joint investigation team...

    Cabin crew member fired for ‘abuse’
    Nov13

    Cabin crew member fired for ‘abuse’

    Malaysia Airlines has sacked a steward for allegedly sexually assaulting a passenger. ||| Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia Airlines has sacked a steward for allegedly sexually assaulting a passenger who was scared of flying with the disaster-prone airline before any hearing into the incident had taken place, a union body said on Thursday.The crew...

    ECB warned growth to be lower than forecast
    Nov13

    ECB warned growth to be lower than forecast

    A large group of professional forecasters cut their outlook for euro zone inflation and growth, underlining a trend that could prompt the European Central Bank to take more policy action to kick-start the region’s flagging economy. ||| Frankfurt – A large group of professional forecasters cut their outlook for euro zone inflation and...

    Emerging stocks rise on stimulus bets
    Nov13

    Emerging stocks rise on stimulus bets

    Most emerging-market stocks rose amid speculation China will take steps to support economic growth. ||| Hanoi – Most emerging-market stocks rose amid speculation China will take steps to support economic growth.Commodity producers fell while Russia’s ruble weakened.A gauge of Hong Kong-traded Chinese shares climbed 0.7 percent after a...

    Ukraine fears new rebel offensive
    Nov13

    Ukraine fears new rebel offensive

    Ukraine is redeploying troops in the east amid fresh concern that separatists will launch a new military offensive. ||| Kiev – Ukraine said on Wednesday it was redeploying troops in the east because of fears that separatists will launch a new military offensive, despite Russia’s denials it has sent troops to reinforce the rebels. A...

    Asian shares flat, eyes on China data
    Nov13

    Asian shares flat, eyes on China data

    Asian shares mostly steadied on Thursday as investors awaited a flurry of Chinese economic indicators later in the day. ||| Tokyo – Asian shares mostly steadied on Thursday as investors awaited a flurry of Chinese economic indicators later in the day, but energy stocks slumped after oil prices fell to four-year lows. MSCI’s broadest...

    EU unlikely to step up Russian sanctions
    Nov12

    EU unlikely to step up Russian sanctions

    European Union foreign ministers are unlikely to step up sanctions against Russia next week over its involvement in destabilising eastern Ukraine, EU diplomats said. ||| Brussels – European Union foreign ministers are unlikely to step up sanctions against Russia next week over its involvement in destabilising eastern Ukraine, EU diplomats...

    Russian rouble’s plunge resumes
    Nov11

    Russian rouble’s plunge resumes

    The rouble resumed its dramatic slide, a day after the Russian central bank floated the currency that has been driven sharply lower by falling oil prices and economic sanctions imposed over Russia’s policy in Ukraine. ||| Moscow – The rouble resumed its dramatic slide on Tuesday, a day after the Russian central bank floated the...

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