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A Singaporean campaign group ridiculed for suggesting that Germany was a risky bet in the World Cup used the tournament's outcome Monday to drive home its anti-gambling addiction message — and quickly got panned again.
 

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) on Tuesday held off expanding its vast stimulus program, saying the world's number three economy was recovering despite activity taking a hit from April's sales tax hike.
 

An inquiry into Australia's financial system highlighted in a report Tuesday the risks its booming housing sector has on economic stability and perceptions its major banks are “too big to fail.”
 

North Korea fired 100 artillery shells into the sea Monday in a live-fire drill near the eastern maritime border with South Korea that followed a recent series of missile tests.
North Korea fires 100 artillery shells into sea

 

A policeman was killed and a second kidnapped after heavily armed gunmen opened fire at a Malaysian diving resort off Borneo island, a fresh escalation of violence in the tourist hotspot, a security official said Sunday.
 

North Korea launched two ballistic missiles into the sea on Sunday, South Korea said, the latest in a series of test-firings seen as expressions of anger over the North's failure to win talks on receiving outside aid, and over U.S.-South Korean military drills.
 

The maiden budget from India's new right-wing government has promised a return to high growth — but disappointed some who hoped Premier Narendra Modi might use his thumping mandate to unleash radical change.
 

Just over a week ago, William Cheah was so annoyed by Federal Territories minister Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor wanting to ban soup kitchens within a 2km radius of Lot 10 in Bukit Binang, he posted on his Facebook account that come Monday (July 7) he would be standing outside one of the soup kitchens there with a foldable table stacked with 100 packets of nasi lemak and a sign saying “Free Food for The Homeless Please Take One.”
Soup kitchens stir up a storm in Kuala Lumpur

 

Sluggish factory output likely weighed on Singapore's economic growth in the April to June period, but economists are hopeful of a pickup in the manufacturing sector later this year.
 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed to Brazil Sunday for a meeting of the BRICS group of emerging powers, hoping to seal the long-discussed deal to open a new development bank.
 
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