China economic growth slows to 18-month low in first-quarter

BEIJING - China's economy grew at its slowest pace in 18 months at the start of 2014, but did a touch better than expected and showed some improvement in March, suggesting Beijing will not rush to follow up recent steps to support activity. | Video

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Fed should beef up low-rate vows, two officials say

FARGO, North Dakota/BANGOR, Maine - The U.S. Federal Reserve ought not to raise interest rates until the economy is much closer to full strength, two of the Fed's most dovish policymakers said on Tuesday.

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Bonds shine again as Great Rotation gives way to Asset Reflation

LONDON - Last Thursday morning investors queued around the block to buy the bonds of recent defaulter Greece, and by the end of the day were selling U.S. tech stocks furiously.

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Japanese Internet firms offer something new: high returns

TOKYO - Some Japanese Internet companies are getting a boost from foreign investors as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pushes for an elusive strength his country's firms are not known for - high returns.

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BOJ's Kuroda maintains positive view on economy

TOKYO - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Wednesday affirmed the central bank's upbeat view of the economy, even as global financial markets wobble, stressing that growth will pick up around mid-year as the sting of a sales tax hike fades.

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