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Tokyo stocks open flat

by AAP
Nikkei 225 treads water following a weaker session on Wall Street.

RBNZ lifts official cash rate

by AAP
Reserve Bank of New Zealand moves for second straight month on inflation concerns.

Portugal in crucial bond auction success

First regular government bond auction since bailout well received by investors.

US oil stockpiles hit record

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Commercial oil stockpiles in US at highest level since records began in 1982.

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

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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

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