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Russia’s currency crisis spreads to former Soviet states

Belarus imposes 30% levy and also doubles interest rates to 50%

Experts warn on Sony hacking copycats

Decision to pull ‘Interview’ shows criminals’ potential to disrupt

Wall St near record after Fed reassures

Confidence boosted as oil and rouble rally

How the Pope helped melt the US-Cuba freeze

Diplomatic triumph was achieved through a series of canny moves

Weak growth prompts India fiscal rethink

Finance ministry sees GDP growing only 5.5% in year to March

Hong Kong tycoon found guilty of bribery

Court convicts Thomas Kwok but clears brother Raymond

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China data revision lifts GDP by $308bn

Adjustment pushes country even further ahead of the US

Google accuses Hollywood on censorship

Blog post alleges secret campaign to revive law curbing internet

Shoppers find Christmas gift in price war

Good harvests also help as cost of festive dinner is trimmed

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