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Philippines: Death toll in slipper factory fire rises to 70, dozens still missing

The death toll in the Philippines slipper factory fire has risen to 70, with dozens more still…

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China: Economy grows 7% in second quarter, beats expectations

Beating expectations, the Chinese economy expanded by 7% in the second quarter compared to a year ago, but it was…

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UK: Industrial production gets boost from oil and gas output

The UK’s industrial production increased 0.4% in May thanks to the oil and gas output, which was up 7.3%, according…

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Eurozone: Growth speeds up amid higher spending by consumers, businesses

Business activity in the eurozone in June has risen at its fastest rate in four years, thanks to an increase…

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South Korean economy grows 2.5% in first quarter, beats estimates

South Korea’s economy grew 2.5% in the first quarter of 2015 from a year earlier, slightly…

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Intel agrees to buy Altera in $16.7bn deal

Chipmaking giant Intel is buying Altera, a rival firm, in a $16.7-billion deal. Intel announced that it will pay $54…

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China's services sector growth cooled in May, data reveal

The services sector growth in China cooled in May, official data have revealed. The purchasing managers’ index…

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Price rise hits eurozone's factory activity

Factory activity in the eurozone grew at a slower pace after manufacturers increased their prices. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI)…

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Businesses in UK report slower quarterly growth, says survey

Businesses in UK have reported a slower growth in the first quarter of this year, according to…

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China's factory activity shows year-end contraction

A private survey has indicated that China’s manufacturing activity has contracted as the year draws to a close. The initial…

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China's manufacturing growth slows again

China's manufacturing growth has slowed more than estimated in November, official data show. The purchasing managers' index (PMI) dropped from…

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Manufacturing growth in China slows

China’s manufacturing growth slowed last month, according to an official survey. The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) dropped from 51.1 in…

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Weak factory data, Hong Kong protests spook Asian markets

Japan’s industrial output dropped unexpectedly, causing the Nikkei 225 Index to fall 0.8%, closing at 16,173 points, as per media…

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Manufacturing growth in eurozone at 13-month low

In August, the eurozone’s manufacturing growth slowed to a 13-month low, according to a survey. The crisis in Ukraine may…

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China's manufacturing activity hits 18-month high

China’s manufacturing activity was at an 18-month high in July, a survey by HSBC has shown.  The purchasing managers’ index…

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Intel says changes leading to faster chips delayed

Intel has said changes to its manufacturing plants that would have resulted in more powerful and faster chips have been…

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