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The move by Fitch to increase the Philippines' credit rating should cut borrowing costs and boost cash inflows, the chief executive of the Bank of Singapore says.
General Motors has unveiled a number of new models at the New York Auto Show as the company aims to boost its fortunes following a government bailout.
The BBC's Anbarasan Ethirajan reports on the Nepal's fight against drug traffickers amid fears rise that it is becoming an ever more popular transit for smugglers.
The director of a research firm says the various local meat scandals probably won't put the Chinese off their taste for pork.
Banks in Cyprus are to reopen amid tight security on Thursday, 10 days after they closed to prevent a bank run as a controversial bailout was negotiated.
Retail sales in Japan fell by more than forecast in February, figures show, underlining the challenge the new government faces to boost consumer demand.
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Cypriot villages, whose economies are dependent on visitors and foreign tourists, have been hit hard by the country's ongoing financial crisis.
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Banks in Cyprus are to reopen on Thursday at 10:00 GMT, 10 days after they closed as a controversial bailout was negotiated, the Cypriot central bank says.
The merger of American Airlines and US Airways is approved by a US bankruptcy judge, moving the two firms closer to forming the world's largest carrier.
Some UK pensioners living in Cyprus are struggling financially following a decision to suspend pension payments to bank accounts there.
Cyprus may be set to impose a limit on the amount of money that can be taken out of the country, one of its main newspapers reports.
Leaders of the Brics nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - meeting in Durban discuss the formation of a new development bank.
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The chief executive of strike-hit Spanish airline Iberia, Rafael Sanchez-Lozano, has resigned, parent company IAG announces.
Leaders of the so-called Brics nations - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are to negotiate over the formation of a development bank.
Insurance giant Prudential has been fined £30m by regulators over its 2010 bid to buy AIA, an Asian subsidiary of US insurer AIG.
A new political party has been founded there called Alternative fur Deutschland, Alternative for Germany. From Berlin, the BBC's Steve Evans reports.
Insurance market Lloyd's of London is back in profit, despite paying one of the biggest claims in its history after Superstorm Sandy.