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Asia shares climb on U.S. optimism

TOKYO - Asian stocks edged up on Wednesday after upbeat U.S. economic growth data calmed investor anxiety over a deteriorating global outlook, while the Australian dollar languished near four-year lows against the dollar.

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Goldman, BASF, HSBC accused of metals price fixing - U.S. lawsuit

NEW YORK - Goldman Sachs Group Inc, Germany's BASF SE and two other big platinum and palladium dealers have been sued in the United States in what the plaintiff's law firm called the first nationwide class action over alleged price-fixing of the metals.

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Insurers and fund firms battle it out for pensioners' cash

LONDON - Billions of pounds in savings that retiring British workers would have swapped for an income for life are up for grabs after recent rule changes - and fund managers are battling insurers for a slice of it.

UK, 25 Nov 2014

United States says EU's Google case should not be politicised

BRUSSELS - The United States voiced concern on Tuesday over a draft plan by two EU lawmakers to break up Google Inc , saying politicians should not influence the EU's antitrust inquiry into the world's most popular Internet search engine.

Tech, 25 Nov 2014

U.S. economy resilient in third quarter as global growth cools

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy grew at a much faster pace than initially thought in the third quarter, pointing to strengthening fundamentals that should help it weather slowing global demand.

25 Nov 2014

HSBC admits fault, is fined by U.S. SEC over Swiss bank

WASHINGTON - HSBC Holdings Plc will pay $12.5 million to resolve charges that its Swiss private banking unit illegally offered services to U.S. clients without being properly registered, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Tuesday.

25 Nov 2014
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Oil 74.08 -0.01 -0.01%
Corn 374.50 +0.25 +0.07%