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West struggles with Russia's 'ambiguous warfare' tactics

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WASHINGTON - When Russians crossed the border to fight with rebels in eastern Ukraine earlier this year, Moscow said the soldiers had not been deployed but had gone on their own vacation time.

OECD sees gradual world recovery, urges ECB to do more

PARIS - The global economy will gradually improve over the next two years but Japan will grow less than previously expected while the euro zone struggles with stagnation and an increased deflation risk, the OECD said on Tuesday.

Business, Japan, 25 Nov 2014

Insight - Merkel hits diplomatic dead-end with Putin

BERLIN - After nine months of non-stop German diplomacy to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, Chancellor Angela Merkel decided in mid-November that a change of tack was needed.

World, 25 Nov 2014

Global 'quantitative easing glut' to brim through 2015 as funds swim with the tide

LONDON - If the world's biggest central banks were actually coordinating a global monetary policy, they could scarcely do a better job of convincing financial markets right now.

Business, 24 Nov 2014

Bank of England mulls tougher capital rules for clearing houses

LONDON - Financial institutions that settle trillions of dollars of derivative contracts a day may need to hold more capital to stop them requiring a government bailout if they fail, a senior Bank of England official said on Monday.

Business, 24 Nov 2014

Exclusive - China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation: sources

BEIJING - China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources involved in policy-making.

Business, 24 Nov 2014

Property, manufacturing woes help trim China's shadow banking

SHANGHAI/BEIJING - A bid by China to rein in its "shadow banking" activity is producing results, thanks to slowing economic growth and tighter regulation.

Business, 23 Nov 2014

Exclusive: China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation - sources

BEIJING - China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources involved in policy-making.

Business, 23 Nov 2014

Russian firms face huge insurance costs as foreign providers flee

LONDON/MOSCOW - Russian companies face billions of dollars in extra insurance costs as Western sanctions prompt foreign insurance firms to start pulling out, worried that any business they undertake is at risk from future measures and an increasingly sick economy.

20 Nov 2014

Putin greets new U.S. envoy with demand not to interfere

MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin greeted the new U.S. ambassador to Russia on Wednesday with a demand for Washington to treat Moscow as an equal partner and stay out of its internal affairs.

World, 19 Nov 2014