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China sees 10,000 start-ups a day amid government support

There's good news in a form of startups for China, which is reeling under the pressure of the slowdown in the economy. Giving much breath to China, over 10,000 startup firms are to take off every day. The majority are small enterprises.

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IFC sees Panda bond market exceeding $50B by 2020

The Panda bond market in China is expected to surpass $50-billion mark in next five years. International Finance Corporation (IFC) is planning to sell bonds in Yuan-denominated from this year onwards.

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273,000 retirees could face benefits cut

Central State Pension Fund executive director, Thomas Nyhan said in a statement that around 273,000 current and future retirees will be affected with its latest benefits cut. The country's largest pension fund is currently facing financial problem due to 2008 financial crisis and the latest economic uncertainty.

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Jails get more public funding than schools in 11 US states

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences released a recent report detailing where most of the people's money were being put into, which revealed that 11 of the states in America are spending more on prison institutions than on higher education.

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Hillary Clinton criticizes Trans-Pacific trade pact

Hillary Clinton, the US Democratic Presidential candidate, has raised her voice against the 12 nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Clinton said the agreement is not enough to keep tabs on currency manipulation or protecting consumers from high drug prices

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Obama confident that Congress will vote in favor of TPP

US President Barrack Obama makes his first public remarks in front of business leaders at the U.S. Agriculture Department saying that he is confident that Congress will approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.

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Tax hike, cost reduction in Greece budget for 2016

Alexis Tsipras-led Greece government has proposed stringent measures in the budget for 2016 year. The draft budget for 2016 indicated a series of tough measures to restore normalcy in the ailing Greece economy.

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Growth in U.S. employment could make Fed hike interest rate

American employers increased jobs at a quick pace last September, a signal that the labor market is close to full strength. This trend could possibly persuade the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates at one of its two remaining meetings this year, according to the Business Insider.

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Breakthrough in Trans Pacific trade talks

After five years of negotiations, 12 Pacific nations are about to conclude on a free trade agreement (FTA) as these countries have arrived on an understanding on Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deciding monopoly on new biotech drugs.

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Will China impose a punitive tax on forex trades?

At a time when, Chinese currency Yuan seems to be stabilizing in the foreign exchange (forex) market, the indications from the government about imposing a Tobin tax, a punitive levy, on forex transactions aimed at reducing trading in currency. After the unexpected devaluation of Yuan by 1.9 percent on 11 August, the Chinese currency fell further and recently started coming back into stabilization mode.At a time when, Chinese currency Yuan seems to be stabilizing in the foreign exchange (forex) market, the indications from the government about imposing a Tobin tax, a punitive levy, on forex transactions aimed at reducing trading in currency. After the unexpected devaluation of Yuan by 1.9 percent on 11 August, the Chinese currency fell further and recently started coming back into stabilization mode.

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Rising China spoiling party between the US and Japan

Of late, Japan has been facing a different situation albeit rough weather in the international diplomacy. Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo didn't (couldn't) meet Barack Obama, the US President, this week at the 70th year founding celebrations of the United Nations (UN) held in New York. However, the list of dignitaries that Abe met included Vladimir Putin, Russian President, and Park Geun-hye, South Korea President. Abe participated in a number of meetings and met several important global leaders on the sidelines of the UN celebrations.

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Castro knocks out U.S. trade embargo at UN

Castro knocks out U.S. trade embargo at UN. The Cuban President, Raul Castro spoke Saturday for the first time at the United Nations and salute renewed diplomatic ties with the U.S. as "major progress". However, he knocks out a US trade embargo as the number one hindrance to Cuba's economic development, as reported by MSN News.

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US Fed Chair Janet Yellen hints at rate hike in 2015

Giving much wider scope of speculation on possible interest rate hike in next October meeting, the US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has indicated that there would be interest rate hike this year. Yellen further opined that it's necessary to increase short-term rates in a gradual manner as the improvement in labor market further continues and inflation rate reaches to the government target of two percent. The US Central Bank has been sending feelers about the possible rate hike this year for some time. The job market growth is the major factor that puts the US Fed in a comfortable position to take a decision on interest rate hike.

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Split in hedge funds group over Puerto Rico's restructuring plan

At a time when creditors of crisis-hit Puerto Rico are gearing up for negotiations on restructuring the Island's debt in smaller alliances, the group of hedge funds was believed to be split off. The hedge funds group comprising over 36 firms is holding a debt of $5.2billion of ailing Puerto Rico. According to unconfirmed news, since Puerto Rico governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said that government's debts were unsustainable, there's surfacing difference of opinion among hedge group members. In the latest development, a group of activists in the Island has started raising voice against the participation of Antonio Weiss in the restructuring plan negotiations as his connections with the Wall Street lead to a conflict of interest.

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Second interest rate cut for Norway

Falling oil price is taking its toll in Norway as the country central bank cuts interest rate again for the second times this year and the third time in 10 months. Oeystein Olsen, Norway's Central Bank governor announced the rate cut on Thursday citing that slow economic growth as the main reason.

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