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Top Chinese former planning official 'under investigation'

BEIJING (Reuters) - A former director at China's powerful economic planning agency who oversaw pricing is being investigated, financial news magazine Caixin reported on Wednesday, the latest high-level official from the department to be probed.


ECB speculation weighs on euro, yields; stocks buoyant

LONDON (Reuters) - The euro extended its slide on Wednesday, hitting its lowest level in a year against the dollar as expectation grew that the European Central Bank will act soon to counter low growth and inflation.


Alexa Chung: I stole mom's moisturizer

Alexa Chung has been moisturizing since she was seven.

The British presenter and former model has become a major style icon and is known for her effortless look.



Culture change helps Australia out of deep end

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Encouraging performances at the Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championships have continued the resurrection of Australian swimming, but head coach Jacco Verhaeren is reluctant to declare that the sleeping giant has awakened.


China's Wanda, Tencent and Baidu team up for $813 million e-commerce deal-sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's privately-held Dalian Wanda Group is set to launch a 5 billion yuan ($813 million) e-commerce joint venture with domestic internet giants Tencent Holdings Ltd and Baidu Inc, according to two sources familiar with the investment.

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