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Asia follows Wall Street up, euro wobbles before Greek vote

TOKYO - Asian stocks rose on Monday, following fresh gains on Wall Street, while the euro wallowed near 28-month lows versus the dollar on nervousness before a vote in the Greek parliament that could result in snap elections.

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ECB's Weidmann says German 2015 growth may be better than expected

BERLIN - Growth in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, could be better than expected next year and the situation in Europe is not as bad as many people think, the president of Germany's Bundesbank told a newspaper on Sunday.

28 Dec 2014

China's trade growth seen falling short of target in 2014

SHANGHAI - China's trade will grow 3.5 percent in 2014, implying the country will fall short of a current 7.5 percent official growth target, according to a report on the Ministry of Commerce's website that was subsequently revised to remove the numbers.

27 Dec 2014

China's November industrial profits suffer sharpest fall in 27 months

SHANGHAI - Chinese industrial profits dropped 4.2 percent in November to 676.12 billion yuan ($108.85 billion), official data showed on Saturday, the biggest annual decline since August 2012 as the economy hit major unexpected headwinds in the second half.

27 Dec 2014

Volkswagen's Audi to step up investments in 2015-19 on models, plants

BERLIN - Volkswagen's flagship Audi division is to increase spending on new models, plants and technology through 2019 to push its goal of surpassing German rival BMW as the world's largest luxury-car manufacturer.

27 Dec 2014

Big questions for markets for 2015

- Wall Street was generally calmer in 2014 than in previous years, but that doesn't mean the stock market was devoid of drama.

26 Dec 2014

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