Philippines: Philippines Economy Slows Sharply in Third Quarter
Growth in the Philippine economy slowed sharply in the third quarter due to weaker growth in all sectors, the government said. (Source: BBC)

Global: OPEC Deadline Looms as Oil Hits Fresh 4-year Low
Oil futures sank to a fresh four-year low overnight as ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) are set to meet Thursday with a group decision to cut production output looking increasingly unlikely. (Source: CNBC)

Thailand: Thai Election Pushed Back to 2016: Deputy PM
A Thai general election planned for next year will be delayed until 2016, a deputy prime minister said on Thursday, pushing back the promised return to democracy. (Source: Reuters)

Spain: Spanish Consumer Prices Drop More Than Forecast as Growth Cools
In Spain, consumer prices fell 0.5% on an annual basis in November, which raises concern of deflation in the euro’s fourth-largest economy. (Source: Bloomberg).

Ukraine: Why Ukraine Must Bargain for Peace With Russia
The moment to make a deal with Russia has arrived for Ukraine and Western countries are making it difficult for Ukraine by pushing a hard-liner agenda against Russia. According to Foreign Policy, Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Kiev last week for his third visit to Ukraine’s capital in the past seven months. Biden seems to bring a message to President Petro Poroshenko: Ukraine needs to make a deal with Russia if it wants to survive this crisis. (Source: Foreign Policy)

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