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China’s Tencent wins approval for banking business

Tencent Holdings has been given approval to start its banking operations, China’s banking regulator said.

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Chinese mystery of vanishing foreign brides

Police in central China have launched an investigation into the disappearance of more than 100 Vietnamese women who married local bachelors.

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Ukraine’s Chocolate King president not sweet on promise

Petro Poroshenko made an unusual promise last spring while campaigning to be president – if elected, he would sell most of his business assets.

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Oil could have markets over a barrel as Fed looms

Oil’s fall may continue to take center stage as investors weigh if the benefits of cheaper crude outweigh pain for producers.

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Cramer: Oil bottom could be closer than you think

Jim Cramer turns to the charts to find out when the hideous downturn for oil will end.

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Thai princess, queen-to-be, gives up title

The woman in line to be Thailand’ s next queen has given up her royal title, the latest intrigue in a widening palace purge.

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Investing in flood prevention measures

Ways to protect your home from the effects of flooding

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Australia’s auto industry crashes in slow motion

There has been a car industry in Australia for about as long as there have been cars. But soon, the last of the continent’s auto plants will go dark.

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Oil price falls on energy forecast

The price of oil falls further after a report from the International Energy Agency forecasts weaker demand in 2015.

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US oil ends below $58 for first time since May 2009

Oil prices fell to their lowest since 2009 on concerns over a global supply glut and a sluggish demand outlook.