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China's yuan breaks into the world's top five as payment currency-SWIFT

HONG KONG, Jan 28 - China's yuan broke into the top five as a world payment currency in November, overtaking the Canadian dollar and the Australian dollar, global transaction services organisation SWIFT said on Wednesday.

Erdogan settles in as Turkey's strongman, constitutional change or not

ANKARA - A grand new palace, toothless opposition and fawning ruling party have helped Tayyip Erdogan craft a powerful role as Turkey's head of state; but elections may yet deny him his goal of a full executive presidency and sow political uncertainty.

World, Turkey 27 Jan 2015

IMF set for lively debate this year on adding yuan to SDR basket

LONDON/WASHINGTON - China is expected to make another push for the inclusion of the yuan in the International Monetary Fund's in-house currency basket in a review later this year - and this time round its G20 partners may be willing to listen.

26 Jan 2015

IMF set for lively debate this year on adding yuan to SDR basket

LONDON/WASHINGTON, Jan 26 - China is expected to make another push for the inclusion of the yuan in the International Monetary Fund's in-house currency basket in a review later this year - and this time round its G20 partners may be willing to listen.

Currencies, Markets 26 Jan 2015

Davos bosses fret over threats to Internet free trade

DAVOS, Switzerland - Business leaders pushing for frictionless free trade have something new to worry about: the potential break-up of the Internet, which today forms the backbone of the global economy.

Tech, Davos 23 Jan 2015

Davos bosses fret over threats to Internet free trade

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 23 - Business leaders pushing for frictionless free trade have something new to worry about: the potential break-up of the Internet, which today forms the backbone of the global economy.

Hong Kong opens fresh public consultations on financial failures

HONG KONG - The Hong Kong government opened a second round of public consultations on the introduction of sweeping new powers that aim to protect taxpayers from big financial firm collapses, marking an important step toward ending "too big to fail".

21 Jan 2015

Hong Kong opens fresh public consultations on financial failures

HONG KONG, Jan 21 - The Hong Kong government opened a second round of public consultations on the introduction of sweeping new powers that aim to protect taxpayers from big financial firm collapses, marking an important step towards ending "too big to fail".

21 Jan 2015

Most governments conceal data despite G20 pledges, study says

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Myanmar, Haiti and Mali were ranked the least open and transparent countries in a global index of government data released on Tuesday, which found that most governments do not make official data openly available to the public.

World, Myanmar, Africa, Mali 20 Jan 2015

UPDATE 2-IMF to provide new funds to help three main Ebola-hit nations

MONROVIA, Jan 8 - The International Monetary Fund is preparing around $150 million in additional support to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the countries at the heart of the Ebola epidemic, the Fund's representative in Liberia told Reuters on Thursday.

Bonds, Markets, Healthcare 08 Jan 2015

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Global GDP comparison

A graphical look at the world's top economies by size and per-capita production.  Interactive