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South Korea's Moon sacks economic policy chiefs, replaces with insiders

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in has fired both his top economic policymakers and replaced them with people already in the government, his office said on Friday, a move widely seen as intended to reinforce his controversial policies.

New Zealand hikes rates as post-quake recovery kicks in

WELLINGTON, March 13, 2014 (AFP) - New Zealand on Thursday became first advanced economy to raise interest rates since 2012, ending a three-year freeze imposed after the devastating Christchurch earthquake.

New Zealand PM calls September 20 election

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Monday called a general election for September 20, when his centre-right government will seek a third term in office on a platform of strong economic management.

U.S. government shutdown slows flow of data to a trickle

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A partial shutdown of the U.S. government began to delay the release of data on the world's largest economy on Tuesday, leaving policymakers and investors in a fog.

U.S. jobs report, other economic data would be delayed by shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will stop publishing much of its economic data next week if the government shuts down, including the closely watched monthly employment report, officials said on Friday.

Obama pitch on roads an uphill prospect

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's call to boost transportation spending will be a hard sell to a divided Congress, which must urgently address near-term infrastructure needs to simply save jobs, not create them.

Obama kicks off campaign with $50 bln jobs plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, scrambling to jump-start job creation in a sluggish U.S. economy, will announce on Monday a six-year plan to revamp aging roads, railways and airport runways with an initial $50 billion investment.

Obama kicks off campaign with $50 bln jobs plan

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, scrambling to jump-start job creation in a sluggish U.S. economy, proposed on Monday a six-year, $50 billion plan to rebuild aging roads, railways and airport runways.

Obama kicks off campaign with infrastructure plan

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, scrambling to jump-start job creation in a sluggish U.S. economy, proposed a six-year plan on Monday to rebuild aging roads, railways and runways with an initial $50 billion investment.

Obama kicks off campaign with infrastructure plan

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, scrambling to spur job creation, proposed a six-year plan on Monday to rebuild U.S. infrastructure with an initial $50 billion investment and prepared new business tax cuts.