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16:41
Three dead as Hurricane Ophelia batters Ireland's southern coast
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Ireland’s southern coast has been hit by a major storm caused by Hurricane Ophelia, leaving three people dead and hundreds of thousands of homes without power.

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15:45
Empire State manufacturing index rises further in October
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Factory activity in the jurisdiction of the Federal Reserve bank of New York picked up in October, the results of a widely-followed survey revealed.

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14:25
Iraqi troops move to retake Kirkuk from Kurdish control
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Iraq has taken control of key areas of the dispute city of Kirkuk, seizing the international airport, a key oil field and a military base in what is an oil-rich area bordering the Kurdistan Region.

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12:22
Puigdemont defies Madrid deadline for clarification in Catalonia dispute
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Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has ignored an ultimatum from Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy to formally clarify whether he has declared independence for the region.

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10:05
Chinese CPI weakens in September, but factory gate inflation quickens
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Price pressures in China abated last month at the consumer level, even as factory gate prices jumped, as food price deflation intensified.

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13 Oct
Vedanta Resources & Konkola Copper Mine lose appeal against English Court
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FTSE 250 firm Vedanta Resources posted an announcement on Friday informing that the English Court of Appeal had dismissed it and Konkola Copper Mine's (KCM) appeal against the English court, concerning the court's jurisdiction to hear and adjudicate claims by Zambian residents regarding KCM's operations in Zambia.

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13 Oct
Kobe Steel admits fabrication scandal now affects 500 clients
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Embattled Japanese steel manufacturer Kobe Steel has admitted its fabrication scandal now affects 500 clients as opposed to the 200 figure divulged on Tuesday, prompting fears about its future if legal claims mounted.

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13 Oct
Ashanti Gold identifies "broader" and "new" mineralised zones in Ghana- Goldplat
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Gold exploration and development company Ashanti Gold Corp has identified "broader" and "new" mineralised zones at Goldplat's Anumso Gold Project in Ghana, according to Goldplat.

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13 Oct
Juncker: EU intervention in Catalonia would cause 'chaos'
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European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has said any intervention from the EU in the political crisis in Spain would only serve to cause “more chaos”.

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13 Oct
US consumer confidence at 2004 highs in October, University of Michigan says
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Consumer confidence in the States shot higher at the start of October as more Americans judged that "this is about as good as it gets", the results of a widely-followed survey revealed.

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13 Oct
Taurus Funds Management sells stake in Base Resources
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Mineral sands producer Base Resources, focused on the Kwale Mineral sands operations in Kenya, East Africa, was informed by Taurus Funds Management that it had ceased to be a significant shareholder of the company.

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13 Oct
US retail sales jump in September on strong demand for autos
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US retail sales soared in September led by a surge in those for motor vehicles and parts.

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13 Oct
US consumer price inflation disappoints
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US headline inflation increased less than expected last month but core prices jumped well above forecasts, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday.

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13 Oct
Australia boasts one of the most rapidly rising levels of income inequality
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday that Australia had seen some of the highest levels of income inequality growth on the planet since the 1980s, just weeks after Treasurer Scott Morrison denied inequality was worsening across the nation.

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13 Oct
China trade data shows economy still expanding, commodities stocks lifted
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China's exports and imports continue to strengthened, trade data showed overnight, giving a boost to commodities stocks around the globe.

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12 Oct
Bitcoin soars to all-time high despite claims of a bubble
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Bitcoin soared past the $5,000 threshold on Thursday to hit a record high, having started 2017 at $966.

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12 Oct
US crude stockpiles drop as refineries recover and domestic production falls, DoE says
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US crude oil stockpiles dropped as refinery activity continued to recover from the impact of recent hurricanes and domestic oil production fell back.

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12 Oct
North Korea issues fresh threat, says it's close to final goal
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North Korea' foreign minister stoked renewed tensions in northeast Asia, saying the US president had set the region on a course towards war, adding that his country's nuclear weapons programme could never be a subject of negotiation and that Pyongyang was close to achieving a real balance-of-power with America.

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12 Oct
US producer prices pick up in September but match forecasts
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Wholesale inflation picked up last month, especially on the services side of the economy.

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12 Oct
Weekly US jobless claims dip despite hurricanes
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US jobless claims retreated by slightly more than expected over the last reference week, although the government statisticians cautioned that hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria had impacted the claims data.

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