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Australia green energy firms hit by target cuts

<b>The Australian government has never hidden its scepticism about climate change or renewable energy but its decision last week to cut support for cleaner energy sources still left the renewable energy industry reeling.</b><p>Earlier this year, Stacy Nichols' small electrical business on Queensland's Gold …

OECD

Will China Fund the World's Next Round of Economic Expansion?

<i>This is a guest post by Shrey Verma, a graduate student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. You can follow him on Twitter at @shrey7.</i><p>Earlier this month, the International Monetary Fund downgraded its outlook for global economic growth, citing weaker expansions …

Asia stocks mixed after European bank stress tests

<b>Asian stocks closed mixed after most of Europe's largest banks passed a stress test aimed at checking the strength of the region's financial system.</b><p>The European Banking Authority looked at 123 EU banks to test if they could withstand another financial crisis - 24 failed, but 10 have already taken …

Stock Markets

Nigeria's Boko Haram 'sends girls to front line'

<b>Nigeria's militant Islamist group Boko Haram has forced abducted women and girls to go to the front line to help fight the military, a new report says.</b><p>The group has taken more than 500 women and girls hostage since it began its insurgency in 2009, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) report adds.<p>Suspected …

Africa