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Times are a-changin : BHP and Rio get new CEOs

First it was Tom Albanese of Rio Tinto, and then BHP Billiton Chief Executive Marius Kloppers stepped down.

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Surge in Investments on Singapore Properties among Foreign Investors: The Debate

Total investments on Singapore properties among international investors surged to S$6.4 billion last year, says property consultancy Knight Frank.

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Qantas-Emirates alliance gets final approval

Qantas Airways has won final approval from Australia's competition watchdog for its partnership with Emirates.

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Foxconn posts record quarterly profit

Taiwanese contract electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn Technology) has posted record quarterly profits helped by growing demand for iPhones and iPads.

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Chinese manufacturing activity improves in March

Manufacturing activity in China picked up speed in March after expanding at its slowest pace in four months in February, an initial HSBC survey has shown.

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Beckham begins role as Chinese football ambassador

David Beckham has arrived in Beijing to begin his new role as a special ambassador for Chinese football, according to reports.

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VW recalls 384,000 cars in China

China's quality watchdog the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China has said in a statement on its website that carmaker Volkswagen AG will recall 384,181 vehicles in the country to fix a long-standing gearbox problem.

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The end of ‘marmaggedon’ – Kiwis welcome back Marmite

Sanitarium, the company which produces the savoury spread, suffered significant damage to its only marmite factory during the Christchurch earthquake in 2011. Stocks diminished and the media dubbed the shortage ‘marmageddon’.

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Euro ministers urge Cyprus rethink

Eurozone finance ministers have asked Cyprus to rethink plans for a one-off tax of 6.75 percent on savings of up to 100,000 euros

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Fukushima plant hit by power failure

Japan’s tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant has been hit by a power failure, affecting its cooling systems for spent fuel ponds.

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