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World 09 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

China inflation hits 20-month low as economy slows

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's annual rate of consumer inflation slowed sharply to a 20-month low of 3.2 percent in February, comfortably within Beijing's 2012 target of 4 percent, giving policymakers room to further loosen monetary policy to support slowing growth.

World 09 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

China inflation hits 20-month low as economy slows

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's annual rate of consumer inflation slowed sharply to a 20-month low of 3.2 percent in February, comfortably within Beijing's 2012 target of 4 percent, giving policymakers room to further loosen monetary policy to support slowing growth.

World 09 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

China inflation hits 20-month low as economy slows

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's annual rate of consumer inflation slowed sharply to a 20-month low of 3.2 percent in February, comfortably within Beijing's 2012 target of 4 percent, giving policymakers room to further loosen monetary policy to support slowing growth.

World 29 Jan 2012 | 12:00 AM

India won't cut Iranian oil imports - finance minister

CHICAGO (Reuters) - India, the world's fourth-largest oil consumer, will not take steps to cut petroleum imports from Iran despite U.S. and European sanctions against Tehran, its finance minister said on Sunday during a visit to Chicago.

World 13 Nov 2011 | 12:00 AM

Thai deputy PM sees floods trimming growth

HONOLULU (Reuters) - Catastrophic floods may cut Thailand's 2011 growth prospects by more than half and require a cut in interest rates to help restore growth, the country's deputy prime minister said on Saturday.

Nation 23 Oct 2011 | 12:00 AM

BLR? Bring on lower rates

PETALING JAYA: OPR? BLR? CPI? Never mind the 'fancy' terms, the man-in-the-street merely wants lower interest rates so their bank loans are less costly to service.

Nation 07 Aug 2011 | 12:00 AM

Traders told to brace for US credit rating cut’s impact

PETALING JAYA: Malaysian businessmen are advised to brace themselves for the short-term impact of the slash in credit rating for the United States.

World 01 Mar 2011 | 12:00 AM

FACTBOX - Key political risks to watch in the United States

REUTERS - U.S. President Barack Obama and his Democrats are in conflict with the Republicans over the budget deficit and spending cuts, while Middle Eastern revolts have thrown up complex challenge to U.S. policymakers.

World 23 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

New Zealand rescuers sift rubble, quake toll at 75

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) - New Zealand rescuers pulled survivors out of rubble on Wednesday 24 hours after a devastating earthquake in Christchurch as the death toll climbed to 75, with many dozens still trapped inside collapsed buildings.

World 23 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

New Zealand rescuers sift rubble, quake toll reaches 75

CHRISTCHURCH, Feb 23 (Reuters) - New Zealand rescuers sifted through rubble in search of quake survivors on Wednesday, guided by sounds of crying and tapping, as the death toll in Christchurch climbed to 75, with many dozens still feared trapped inside collapsed buildings.