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Reuters
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Asia stocks boast biggest rise in 15 months, BOJ brightens

The gains came even as oil stayed under pressure, suggesting equity investors were beginning to see the positives in lower fuel costs and increased consumer spending power. Japan's Nikkei JNIc1 climbed 2.0 percent to...

 
china revises up size of its economy in 2013
BBC
37 min. ago

China revises up size of its economy in 2013

China has revised up the size of its economy in 2013 by 3.4%, which works out to be about the size of Malaysia's economic output. A nationwide economic census, conducted every five years, revealed that its gross...

 
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Reuters
today, 06:15

JPMorgan report to outline improved controls-activist

The report could add pressure on other banks to show tangible changes to policies after a slew of scandals tainted the industry, according to the activist, Seamus Finn, chair of the board of the Interfaith Center on...

 
thai tuna firm buys us rival bumble bee for $1.5bn
BBC
today, 05:11

Thai tuna firm buys US rival Bumble Bee for $1.5bn

The world's largest canned tuna producer Thai Union Frozen Products is buying US rival Bumble Bee Foods for $1.5bn (£96m). Bumble Bee, the largest canned tuna and sardine producer in North America, is currently owned...

 
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Reuters
today, 04:37

UK house prices growth to slow in 2015 - RICS

Data from mortgage lender Nationwide shows that house prices rose by 8.5 percent in the 12 months to October, suggesting that the forecast RICS made a year ago for 8 percent price growth in 2014 may prove to be fairly...

 
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Reuters
today, 04:23

Brent steady below $60, heads for fourth weekly decline as oversupply persists

Oil prices were on track for a fourth straight week of declines after OPEC members last month decided against cutting production in response to a drop of nearly 50 percent in prices since late June. Brent crude for...

 
43% of drivers back zero drink drive limit
Scotsman
today, 00:04

43% of drivers back zero drink drive limit

NEARLY half of UK motorists back a "zero tolerance" drink drive limit, according to a poll published today by road safety charity Brake. The 43 per cent support for a 20mg alcohol limit in 100ml of blood is...

 
renewables account for 32% of scottish electricity
Scotsman
today, 00:04

Renewables account for 32% of Scottish electricity

THE amount of clean power made in Scotland has matched that produced from fossil fuels for the first time, in a record year for renewables,

 
home secretary’s special advisers removed from parliamentary list
Guardian
yesterday, 23:06

Home secretary’s special advisers removed from parliamentary list

A long running feud between the Conservative leadership and Theresa May burst into the open last night when two senior advisers to the home secretary were removed from the party’s approved list of parliamentary...

 
tories raise funds for further poll soon after general election in may
Guardian
yesterday, 20:54

Tories raise funds for further poll soon after general election in May

The Conservatives are making contingency plans for a second general election next year as Whitehall’s election spending watchdog officially begins the countdown for the 7 May poll. Sources close to the Tories say that...

 
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The Independent
yesterday, 20:43

David Cameron 'told Theresa May's advisers to break Civil Service code'

David Cameron is embroiled in a row with Theresa May after he appeared to have ordered two of her advisers to break their Civil Service terms of employment to campaign for the party in two by-elections.

 
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The Independent
yesterday, 20:20

Donald Macintyre's Sketch: It’s not easy being green if you’re Ed Davey

When Labour’s Kevin Brennan asked Ed Davey his “position” on fracking after New York State’s ban on it, the Energy Secretary said portentously he was sure the MP “would like every government to follow everything that...

 
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Reuters
4 min. ago

As U.S. eases hostilities, Cuba faces new challenge

Poor economic performance? An obvious effect of a U.S. trade embargo that amounted to a blockade of the island nation by a bullying superpower. Arrests of dissidents? A legitimate act of self-defense against...

 
pakistan says 59 militants killed in more attacks avenging school massacre
Guardian
18 min. ago

Pakistan says 59 militants killed in more attacks avenging school massacre

Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 59 militants in a north-western tribal region near the Afghan border, the army said on Friday, as the offensive continued after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them...

 
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Reuters
35 min. ago

Special Report - Depleted oil field is window into China's corruption crackdown

It was much easier to extract cash from a state-owned Chinese oil giant. A subsidiary of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), PetroChina Daqing Oilfield, paid $85 million (£54 million) to pump from three...

 
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Reuters
today, 06:08

U.S. Marine in Philippine murder case makes first court appearance

A handcuffed Pemberton appeared in court wearing a black suit and striped tie. He sat quietly, flanked by U.S. security officers, as his lawyers asked the court to suspend proceedings, in a standard trial tactic....

 
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Reuters
today, 04:14

After tsunami, fishermen struggle against tide of tourism in Thailand - TRFN

The tsunami had destroyed sprawling seafront luxury resorts that had blocked public access to the sea and had halted the rampant tourism that threatened to push the Moklen fishermen off their ancestral lands in Phang...

 
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Reuters
today, 04:14

China to set up satellite, radar network to strengthen maritime power

The network, which an official from the State Oceanic Administration called "fundamental" to protecting China's maritime interests, is set to be completed by 2020, the newspaper said. The network would cover...

 

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forfar athletic v airdrieonians: diamonds aiming to build on big win
Daily Record
1 min. ago

Forfar Athletic v Airdrieonians: Diamonds aiming to build on big win

JIM LISTER has urged his Airdrieonians team-mates to use last weekend's win over Dunfermline Athletic as a catalyst for the second half of the season. The Diamonds beat title-chasing Pars 3-1 to climb up to seventh...

 
albion rovers v montrose: darren young wants to see more goals
Daily Record
1 min. ago

Albion Rovers v Montrose: Darren Young wants to see more goals

DARREN YOUNG insists Albion Rovers must become more ruthless in front of goal. The Coatbridge men have won four of their last five games in League Two and just four points behind leaders Arbroath. But the club's...

 
rugby: waysiders/drumpellier run league leaders close before festive break
Daily Record
1 min. ago

Rugby: Waysiders/Drumpellier run league leaders close before festive break

CRAIG COLLIN says he is encouraged by Waysiders/Drumpellier’s form as the team heads into its festive break. The Langloan head coach was speaking after his side lost 32-15 at Cambuslang on Saturday in their latest BT...

 
coventry storm announce return for martin knuckey
Coventry Telegraph
21 min. ago

Coventry Storm announce return for Martin Knuckey

Coventry Storm have announced a return for Martin Knuckey and a first National League team place for former club mascot Conor Dwyer. Cornishman Knuckey is to be based in the local area and will be back for a third...

 
'auld' mates steven pressley and graham alexander go head to head when sky blues face fleetwood town
Coventry Telegraph
41 min. ago

'Auld' mates Steven Pressley and Graham Alexander go head to head when Sky Blues face Fleetwood Town

Graham Alexander makes his first home-coming as a manager trying to get one over his boyhood club when his Fleetwood Town side take on the Sky Blues tomorrow. The Cov Kid, who started out as a trainee with City before...

 

Manchester City will be more dangerous without strikers - Hargreaves

The bad news for Crystal Palace is that Manchester City may be an even more dangerous outfit without their strikers! That is the view of ex-Blues midfielder Owen Hargreaves, who is backing his old team to make light...

 
 
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