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Bill English sworn in as New Zealand PM after Key exit

Bill English sworn in as New Zealand PM after Key exit

New Zealand's socially conservative finance chief Bill English was sworn in as the country's new prime minister on Monday following last week's shock resignation of his popular predecessor John Key.

Expert urges reallocation of global aid for health

Expert urges reallocation of global aid for health

A major reallocation of global aid for health is necessary, an international economic expert told the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) on Wednesday.

Indian economy grows 7.3% in second quarter

Indian economy grows 7.3% in second quarter

India's economy grew by a slower-than-expected 7.3% in the second quarter, the government said on Wednesday, making an interest rate cut next week more likely amid warnings that a shortage of cash will dent growth.

At least 67 killed in China power plant mishap

At least 67 killed in China power plant mishap

Rescuers in China were battling on Thursday to free a worker trapped after the collapse of a platform under construction at a power plant killed at least 67 people, state media said.

Oil faces big monthly loss as oversupply bites

Oil faces big monthly loss as oversupply bites

Oil prices fell to their lowest levels since April on Friday, with Brent on track for its biggest monthly loss since December 2015, pressured by slowing economic growth.

India overhauls aviation rules to boost air travel

India overhauls aviation rules to boost air travel

India overhauled rules governing the world's fastest-growing aviation market on Wednesday to make it easier for new airlines to fly overseas, aiming to boost air travel and economic growth.

Australia economy outpaces global peers, rates seen on hold

Australia economy outpaces global peers, rates seen on hold

Australia's economic growth boomed past expectations in the first quarter with the annual pace speeding to its fastest in over three years, an upbeat result.

G7 leaders seek common ground on economy, migration challenges

G7 leaders seek common ground on economy, migration challenges

G7 leaders began their annual summit Thursday with discussions on how best to reboot global economic growth, while the European Union appealed for support in tackling migration and the continent's refugee crisis.

QCB 'likely to keep policy rate at 4.5% for most of 2016'

QCB 'likely to keep policy rate at 4.5% for most of 2016'

Qatar Central Bank is expected to maintain its policy rate at 4.5% for most of 2016 to support lending amid economic growth slowing down, says a senior economist.

Modi faces voters in five states as reforms slow

Modi faces voters in five states as reforms slow

India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party will face elections in five states beginning next month, at a time when its approval ratings are slipping and it is under pressure to deliver on economic growth.