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Asia stocks boast biggest rise in 15 months, BOJ brightens

SYDNEY - Asian shares enjoyed their best day in 15 months on Friday, after Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 amid relief the Federal Reserve was in no rush to withdraw stimulus from the U.S. economy.

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U.S. to sell final $1.25 billion shares of Ally Financial from bailout

- The U.S. Treasury Department will sell its remaining 54.9 million shares of Ally Financial Inc acquired under the government's bailout of the auto lender, Ally said on Thursday.

18 Dec 2014

Hong Kong's former top civil servant found guilty in graft trial

HONG KONG - A former top Hong Kong civil servant was found guilty on Friday of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from the city's largest property developer, Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd .

China revises up size of 2013 economy, sees no effect on 2014 growth

BEIJING - China revised up the size of its economy in 2013 but sees that having little effect on economic growth this year, amid expectations that Beijing may roll out more stimulus to support the slowing economy.

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Unilever drops mayonnaise suit against Just Mayo maker

- Unilever Plc's U.S. division said it has withdrawn its lawsuit against food startup Hampton Creek over false advertising and unfair competition related to its Just Mayo product.

American Apparel approached for possible buyout: WSJ

- Clothing manufacturer American Apparel Inc has been approached by private equity firm Irving Place Capital for a possible takeover, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

18 Dec 2014

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