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Brazil’s economy slips into recession

RIO DE JANEIRO—Brazil’s economy, once an emerging-market darling, fell into recession, according to government data released on Friday, as millions of new middle-class citizens tightened their belts and further dampened a credit-driven spending spree.

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Euro-zone inflation sags again to 0.3%

FRANKFURT, Germany—Inflation in the 18 countries that use the euro sank to an annual 0.3 percent in August, a sign of economic weakness that is putting pressure on the European Central Bank (ECB) to take drastic steps to save a stalling recovery.

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West Africa Ebola outbreak spreads to Senegal

AUTHORITIES in Senegal confirmed their first Ebola case on Friday as the worst outbreak on record continued to spread in West Africa.

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