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US home prices up for fifth month

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 10:56
US house prices rose in October for the fifth month in a row, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller Home Price index.

Post-Christmas sales wow shoppers

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 10:44
Shoppers flocked to the High Street over the Christmas weekend, with numbers far exceeding 2008's, figures show.

Disaster damage 'decline' in 2009

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 09:31
Natural catastrophes took fewer lives and caused less damage this year than in 2008, according to the re-insurance group Munich Re.

Italian amnesty raises 95bn euros

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 08:24
Beating forecasts, Italy's tax amnesty raised 95bn euros (£86bn; $137bn), the country's Finance Ministry says.

Russia and Ukraine sign oil deal

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 08:06
Russia and Ukraine reportedly come to an agreement that will avoid any disruption of oil supplies to the EU.

The 75% drop

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 06:52
20 years since its peak has the Nikkei turned a corner?

Secret mobile phone codes cracked

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 06:45
A German computer scientist publishes details of the secret code used to encrypt the majority of mobile phone conversations.

Google is sued by Chinese author

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 05:10
A Beijing judge tells Chinese novelist Mian Mian, who is suing Google over its online library plan, to hold settlement talks.

Japan Airlines shares hit new low

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 03:38
Shares in Japan Airlines tumble as much as 11%, touching a new low of 85 yen, after reports the carrier may file for bankruptcy.

Unemployment 'will peak at 2.8m'

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 03:11
Unemployment will reach 2.8 million in 2010, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Repossessions 'loophole' closed

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 03:04
The government says it will close a legal loophole that allows lenders to repossess people's homes without going to court.

China rail firm hits stock market

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 01:57
Chinese rail firm CNR makes a muted start to stock market trading, rising just 4% on its first day of trade in Shanghai.

S Korea pardons ex-Samsung chief

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 00:41
South Korea pardons ex-Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee, convicted of tax evasion, so he can assist an Olympic bid.

Pubs to vote on industrial action

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 21:17
Thousands of pub landlords consider industrial action to reduce the amount they are forced to pay in overheads.

Looking back

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 19:07
The World Service's Martin Webber reviews 2009

Oil and food

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 19:07
What will commodity prices do in 2010?

Eastern promise

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 19:06
The Premier League looks to cash in on Asia

Security fears hit airline shares

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 17:45
Shares in major US airlines fall following the alleged bomb plot on board a Detroit-bound flight on Christmas Day.

Oil price rise nears $80 a barrel

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 16:39
The price of oil nears $80 a barrel in post-Christmas trading, reaching the highest levels for more than a month.

Russia-Georgia flights to resume

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 15:46
Moscow allows the first direct flights from Georgia since the 2008 war, but Tbilisi says the move is too late for the holiday period.


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