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China shoe factory strike shows welfare Achilles' heel

DONGGUAN, China, April 17 (Reuters) - Zhou Hujun, one of thousands of shoe factory workers on strike in southern China, drove his motorbike to the local government's Social Security Department seeking answers. After a few minutes, he left clutching spreadsheets that just raised more questions.

On: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:00:02 GMT

Singapore no home for luxury developers as cooling measures bite

* Property prices seen falling 10-20 percent over 2 years

On: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:00:00 GMT

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Co-op Group reports £2.5bn loss

The Co-operative Group reports losses of £2.5bn, the worst results in its 150-year history, after what its chief executive calls a "disastrous" year.

On: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:01:32 GMT

Pensioners could get death estimate

Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb.

On: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:31:18 GMT