Global stocks mostly higher on last trading day of 2017

Global stock indexes were mostly higher on Friday, putting them on track to close out the year with strong gains. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100...

World stocks in year-end rally as dollar retreats, copper surges

Buoyant commodity prices alongside a pullback in U.S. bond yields and the dollar propelled world stocks to new record highs on Thursday, signalling the...
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China’s foreign debt rises 7.5 pct in Q3 to $1.68 trln...

China's outstanding foreign debt rose 7.5 percent in the third quarter to $1.68 trillion, the foreign exchange regulator said on Thursday, slowing from a...
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China commerce ministry says disappointed at European probe into e-bike exporters

China's commerce ministry said it is disappointed at the European Commission's decision to launch a probe into Chinese exporters of electronic bicycles, adding that...
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Spain’s economy seen growing strongly despite Catalan crisis

Spain's central bank says strong exports are likely to help the economy grow by a quarterly rate of 0.8 percent in the last three...

Fitch upgrades Indonesia, cites economy’s resilience to shocks

Fitch Ratings raised Indonesia's credit ratings a notch above its lowest investment grade on Thursday, saying economic and monetary policies have made Southeast Asia's...
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European bank falls $47 billion short of fund to implement new...

The European banking system is 39.7 billion euros ($47 billion) short of the capital it needs to implement new regulations meant to ensure the...

President Xi puts his stamp on China’s economy, permits more debt

President Xi Jinping stamped his authority over China's economy at a major meeting ending Wednesday, which called for "reasonable" credit expansion, increased imports and...
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UK employers downbeat on economy, less confident about hiring – survey

Fewer British employers plan to hire extra staff next year due to one of the gloomiest economic outlooks since Britain voted to leave the...

Bitcoin falls almost 20 pct from recent peak to 1-week low...

Bitcoin fell more than 10 percent on Wednesday to a one-week low of $15,800 at cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp, losing almost one- fifth of its...
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Saudi Arabia to spend big after economy shrinks

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday said its economy contracted for the first time in eight years due to painful austerity measures as it announced record spending...

Global coal demand to be subdued over next 5-years amid 0.5...

Global coal demand will be subdued over the next five years, growing at just 0.5 percent a year, marginally higher than current levels, due...

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