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Singapore more than triples earlier Q4 growth in 2014

Singapore's economy grew more strongly than initially estimated in the final quarter of last year as manufacturing improved, but the country's outlook for this year remained modest at 2.0 to 4.0 per cent in the face of an uneven global recovery.

Emerging economies remain strong, pessimism not justified: BRICS

Leading emerging-market nations said on Thursday that the pessimism about their performance is not justified by the fundamentals of economies that continue to drive the global recovery.

India needs to be ever ready to deal with any crisis: Pranab

Exuding confidence that India will be able to come out of every difficult situation, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the country needs to be ever ready to respond to external shocks on real time basis.