MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scrapped New Year's holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.
Saudi authorities pledged to curb wages and push ahead with investments next year as the world's largest oil exporter seeks to counter the effect of tumbling crude prices on the economy.
TOKYO - Citigroup has agreed to sell its Japanese retail banking operations to the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in a retreat from unprofitable businesses around the world, the companies announced on Thursday.
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