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China's 7.4% growth beats forecast
China's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013.


Ukraine crisis could hit Russian GDP
The Russian economy may see zero growth this year because of the Ukraine crisis, Russia's finance minister has admitted.


Yahoo shares jump despite profit fall
Shares in the struggling internet search giant Yahoo surge 9%, despite first-quarter profits falling 20%.


Final approval for EU banking reform
MEPs back rules for a banking safety net to minimise the risk of further EU taxpayer-funded bailouts.


'China must allow currency to rise'
The US tells China its currency must be allowed to rise if its own and the rest of the world's economy are to see stable growth.



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