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Japan stocks zoom on stimulus hopes after poor growth data

On Monday, the unit surged more than one percent against the dollar, its biggest rise in more than a decade, after the country's central bank chief said there was no reason the beleaguered unit should fall further. Contracts on the FTSE China A50 Index rose 0.5 percent, while those on the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index climbed 1.2 percent and futures on the Hang Seng Index rose 0.7 percent.

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India Budget Aims to Help Farmers, Keep Deficit in Check

In this regard, he announced "Pradhan Mantri Sinchai Yojana", to be implemented in a mission mode to bring another 28.5 lakh hectares under irrigation. Mr Jaitley increased the deduction limit under Section 87A of the Income Tax Act from Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 5,000 per annum. He said: "I am happy that the government has given stress on Make In India by providing tax and duty benefits, and these will go a long way in strengthening the manufacturing capabilities and infrastructure facilities of ...

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Leap Day is here, and so are the deals

To make it special, some companies are offering freebies and deals to those born on Feb. 29. Allegiant Air: The airline is holding a sweepstakes with the grand prize winner receiving four-round trip tickets. Expedia: On Feb. 29, save 29% when you book select hotels worldwide through theExpedia mobile app. Urban Outfitters: Through Feb. 29, shop a collection of products priced at $29 or less.

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Emails: Aides asked for 'urgent' fix in Flint

Snyder would warn residents not to drink the water - that the city should switch back. "That's where I'm kicking myself every day ". Snyder said he wishes he asked more questions and had not just accepted answers. Gadola quickly wrote that the idea of using the Flint River as a drinking water source was "downright scary". The executive office, unlike other state departments, is not subject to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act.

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Massachusetts Stop & Shop workers authorize strike

However, they said they will work in good faith, hoping to reach an agreement for a new contract soon. "The vote to authorize a strike is obviously something we can keep in our back pocket if negotiations aren't going well, but both sides are going to continue talking for the next couple days", said Jim Carvalho, spokesman for UFCW Local 1445, which represents Stop & Shop workers in eastern and central Massachusetts, excluding the South Shore and Cape Cod.

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' is getting mad love at the Oscars

But Fury Road's veteran Australian cinematographer John Seale missed out on the Oscar, with The Revenant's Emmanuel Lubezki winning his second consecutive Academy Award. But the highlight was Obaid-Chinoy's strong words after winning her second trophy. 'It was like getting the band back together, ' Miller said. Vikander played an artist married to a man (Eddie Redmayne) who begins more closely identifying with being a woman.


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