*Sydney, Hong Kong store owners report sagging business. SYDNEY/ HONG KONG, Feb 9- Watching a lone browser in his Sydney Chinatown shop, Bing Chen is worried business is being squeezed this Lunar New Year by what's ailing the world economy at large- the weakest Chinese economy in 25 years. "Our customers have halved," said Chen, standing by neatly stacked shelves at his...» Read More
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Jose Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission, says that all efforts should be made to avoid a "Grexit."
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