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World stock markets rise, shrug off slower Chinese economic growth

By Elaine Kurtenbach THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — World stock markets rose Wednesday as China’s slowdown in the... (more...)

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Asian stock markets rise, shrug off slower Chinese economic growth

By Elaine Kurtenbach THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — Shares rose Wednesday in Asia as positive sentiment from strong corporate... (more...)

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Asian stock markets mixed as China growth jitters offset perk from US data, earnings

By Yuri Kageyama THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday as jitters about China’s... (more...)

Search for missing Malaysian plane remains fruitless

Canberra/Kuala Lumpur, April 13 (IANS) — A dozen aircraft and 14 ships Sunday continued the search for a missing Malaysia... (more...)

China, Australia to speed up FTA talks

Beijing, April 13 (IANS) — China and Australia Saturday expressed hope to hasten negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement... (more...)

Month-long mystery of Flight 370 wears on some air travellers, though others have ‘no fear’

By Niniek Karmini THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JAKARTA, Indonesia — The Indonesian mother of three had flown without her kids... (more...)

Japan, Australia reaffirm bilateral free trade agreement

Hiroshima, April 12 (IANS) — Top Japanese and Australian diplomats Friday reaffirmed a bilateral free trade agreement... (more...)

Infosys hunts for new CEO, Shibulal wants to go early

Bangalore, April 11 (IANS) — India’s second largest software exporter Infosys has started looking for a new CEO,... (more...)

Missing jet Mystery

Malaysia Airlines: Search for Flight 370 picks up new signal in the Indian Ocean

A handout picture made available by the Australian Defense on 10 April 2014 shows Seaman Georgina Brooks signal HMAS Success... (more...)

GVK to meet court conditions for Australian coal project

Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) — Indo-Australian joint venture GVK Hancock Tuesday said it would work with regulators and landholders... (more...)

South Korea signs FTA with Australia

Seoul, April 8 (IANS) — South Korea signed a free trade agreement (FTA) with Australia Tuesday to secure stable energy... (more...)

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