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Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5%

by AP
Slowest pace of new home sales seen in seven months, latest sign of cooling market.

Eurozone business activity near three-year high

by AFP
Modest European economic recovery continued into April, latest data show.

Greece reaches financial milestone

by AP
EU says troubled nation has achieved key milestone to be granted more debt relief.

Tokyo stocks open higher

by AAP
Nikkei 225 pushes 0.64 per cent higher as the US dollar holds steady against the yen.

Eurozone consumer sentiment lifts

Highest level of consumer confidence in eurozone since financial crisis started.

US existing home sales fall

by AP
Rising prices appear to be discouraging property buyers in the US.

Japan, US fall short on trade deal

by AP
Differences unable to be ironed out for basic deal, puts wider TPP at risk.

US economy gauge rises again

by AP
Index of leading indicators climbed 0.8% in March, numbers marked third straight rise.

Russia could see Q2 recession

by AFP
Capital flight on Ukraine crisis could see Russia's economy contract.

Tokyo stocks close slightly lower

by AAP
Nikkei 225 pares early gains as weak yen causes trade deficit to blow out.

Japan's trade deficit quadruples

by AAP
Nation's on-year deficit to March hit as weak yen pushes up post-Fukushima energy bills and other import costs.

EU gas supply not at risk: official

by AAP
EU energy commissioner confident access to Russian gas won't fall victim to economic sanctions in Ukraine stand-off.

US weighs military exercises in Poland

by AAP
America said to be considering deploying about 150 soldiers to Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks.

How investors can avoid the rates of wrath

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The spectre of rising interest rates has spooked some investors, but global diversification across emerging and developing markets could lower portfolio risks and assuage their fears.

Philadelphia Fed business index lifts

Manufacturers in the US Mid-Atlantic region report improved business conditions in April.

'Non-lethal' US military aid for Ukraine

by AAP
The United States will send helmets, medical supplies and other non-lethal military aid to Ukraine amid fears of another Russian incursion there.

Russia, West reach deal on Ukraine

by AAP
Russia, Ukraine, the US and EU have reached a surprise deal on de-escalating the worsening Ukrainian crisis.

Rann praises UK relationship

by AAP
Outgoing high commissioner in London says British, Aust ties remain 'seamless'.

Obama unsure on Ukraine deal

by AAP
US President concerned as to whether Russia will live up to deal to de-escalate tensions in Ukraine.

EU deflation threat on rise

Consumer prices in EU rise at slowest pace in 4.5 years in March.