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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japan, China, South Korea agree to ensure geopolitical risks don't threaten recovery

Financial policymakers of Japan, China and South Korea agreed to work together to ensure that geopolitical tensions will not threaten the region's economic recovery.

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News on Scotland's referendum (background)

Relief over Scotland gives way to 'Great Stagnation' worries

Scotland's rejection of independence and a lack of any fireworks at a Fed meeting last week have calmed investors enough to shift the focus back to what some call the "Great Stagnation", and how to avoid it.

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Chancellor Merkel

French and German visions for Europe to clash in Berlin

Germany and France will try to reconcile divergent visions of how to fix Europe's economy on Monday when Manuel Valls makes his first visit to Berlin as French prime minister and holds talks with Angela Merkel.

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European Stability Mechanism Managing Director Klaus Regling

ESM's chief says EU, IMF in no mood for a Greek debt haircut

Greece's international creditors have no appetite for considering a haircut as a way to lighten its debt load, the head of the European Stability Mechanism, the euro zone's bailout fund organization, told Greek Sunday newspaper Realnews.

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G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting

As G20 chases growth goal, members differ on how to get there

Financial leaders of the Group of 20 top economies remain committed to chasing higher global growth, but were divided on how to achieve it as Germany pushed back at calls from the United States and others for more immediate stimulus.

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US Dollar, Swiss Franc, British Poung and Euro Bank Notes

Asian shares up, Scottish vote seen lifting Europe

The British pound rose sharply after the Scottish independence vote indicated Scotland would remain in the United Kingdom, while Wall Street's overnight gains and Alibaba Group's red-hot initial public offering underpinned Asian shares.

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Wall Street

Wall Street sees holes in Fed's new policy-tightening plan

No sooner did the Federal Reserve reveal its plan for eventually tightening U.S. monetary policy than many on Wall Street flagged problems with the mechanics of the strategy, and said more adjustments would have to come.

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People’s Bank of China (PBOC)

China's central bank adviser: no strong stimulus needed as long as growth within range

China does not need strong policy stimulus as long as economic growth hovers within the government's targeted range, a policy adviser to the People's Bank of China said on Thursday, an indication Beijing will continue with targeted steps to support growth.

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Gold

China advances gold exchange launch, Singapore delays contract

China will launch its international gold exchange 11 days ahead of schedule, sources said on Tuesday, racing ahead in the scramble to set up an Asian bullion benchmark as rival Singapore is forced to delay its gold contract due to technical issues.

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Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Speaker of the State Duma Sergei Naryshkin

Russia needs government investment to avoid recession, says former finance minister

Russia risks slipping into recession because the government is not investing enough in the economy to weather Western sanctions, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Tuesday, criticizing the strategy so far.

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New York Stock Exchange

World stocks hit one-month low, caution ahead of Fed

Global shares hit a one-month low on Tuesday as investors refrained from placing strong bets before a Fed meeting that could adjust expectations about how soon the U.S. central bank will hike interest rates.

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Shanghai Tower

China August FDI falls to lowest in at least two-and-a-half years

China's foreign direct investment inflows in August fell to a low not seen in at least 2-1/2 years, underscoring the challenges to growth facing the world's second-biggest economy.

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Sinopec

Sinopec sells $17.5 billion stake in retail unit to investors

Sinopec Corp will sell a 107.1 billion yuan ($17.5 billion) stake in its retail unit to a group of 25 Chinese and foreign investors, Asia's top oil refiner said in a statement on Sunday.

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Brent Crude

Falling oil price tilts political, economic balance in U.S. favor

The drop in oil prices to their lowest in two years has caught many observers off guard, coming against a backdrop of the worst violence in Iraq this decade, heightened tensions between the West and Russia, and sanctions against Iran.

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China President

China on track to develop Indian railways as Xi heads to South Asia

China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbors' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May.

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