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KUALA LUMPUR: Bursa Malaysia is performing under a cloud as sentiment in Asian markets has been dampened by strong retail sales data from the US and jitters over earnings contraction in Corporate America.
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WASHINGTON, July 17 — The United States and Japan are working on a trade deal involving agriculture and autos that could be agreed by President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when they m...
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The US House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to condemn President Donald Trump for “racist comments” against four minority Democratic congresspersons, a symbolic measure aimed at shaming Trump...
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): The FBM KLCI fell 0.28% at mid-morning today as market breadth turned negative in line with the weaker regional markets.
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DETROIT, July 17 — With plant closures hanging over the start of contract negotiations, General Motors chief Mary Barra yesterday warned the United Auto Workers union that the industry is facing a d...
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PARIS, July 17 — French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire yesterday urged the G7 club of top world economic powers to find an international solution to taxing digital giants at their meeting outside P...
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US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday it is “not fair” to either Turkey or the United States that Washington cannot sell Ankara billions of dollars worth of F-35 fighter jets after it bought a...
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GENEVA, July 17 — The United States did not fully comply with a World Trade Organisation ruling and could face Chinese sanctions if it does not remove certain tariffs that break WTO rules, the WTO's...
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NEW YORK, July 17 — US stocks edged lower yesterday as quarterly results from banks added to concerns about lower interest rates dampening their profits, while comments from US President Donald Trum...
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NEW YORK, July 17 — A gauge of global equities lost ground yesterday and US Treasury yields moved higher as a stronger-than-anticipated report on retail sales raised the possibility the Federal Rese...
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NEW YORK: US stocks edged lower on Tuesday as quarterly results from banks added to concerns about lower interest rates dampening their profits, while comments from U.S. President Donald Trump on trade also dragged down Wall Street's major indexes.
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WASHINGTON, July 16 — Members of the US Senate and House of Representatives introduced bills today to keep tight restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, amid concern about President Donald Trump...
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WASHINGTON, July 16 — President Donald Trump said today he wants his administration to “take a look” into whether Google has been working with the Chinese government — an allegation swiftly de...
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NEW YORK, July 16 — Wall Street stocks edged down from records early today following mixed banking earnings and worrisome manufacturing data contrasted with strong US retail sales.
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The US government may soon approve licenses that would allow several of its own companies to restart trade with Huawei once more.
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WASHINGTON, July 16 — US lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are set to grill Facebook Inc on its cryptocurrency plans today, as the project continues to draw intense scrutiny from financial regu...
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BEIJING, July 16 — China today rebuffed a suggestion from US President Donald Trump that Beijing needs a trade deal with the United States because its economy was slowing, saying this was “totally...
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As uncannily realistic “deep fake” videos proliferate online, including one recently retweeted by Donald Trump, journalism schools are scrambling to adapt to an era of misinformation – or fake news.
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It’s been a little more than a month since Facebook announced its digital currency, Libra, and less than a week after Donald Trump lambasted cryptocurrency.
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WASHINGTON, July 16 — Top US and Chinese trade negotiators are due to speak by telephone in the coming days, but no face-to-face talks have been scheduled yet, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin s...
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TAIPEI: The new normal of global trade is that there are few safe harbours.
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U.S. companies could resume selling their goods to Huawei in as early as two weeks, according to U.S. officials.
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The US may approve licenses for companies to re-start new sales to Huawei in as little as two weeks, according to a senior U.S. official, in a sign President Donald Trump's recent effort to ease restr...
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Facebook's planned virtual unit Libra faces scepticism among the wider cryptocurrency community.
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LONDON, July 15 — Bitcoin slumped more than 10 per cent over the weekend to a two-week low as fears of a crackdown of cryptocurrencies grew on mounting scrutiny of Facebook’s planned Libra digital...
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A proposal to prevent big technology companies from functioning as financial institutions or issuing digital currencies has been circulated for discussion by the Democratic majority that leads the House Financial Services Committee, according to a copy of the draft legislation seen by Reuters.
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US officials approved a record US$5bil (RM20.53bil) privacy settlement with Facebook Inc to resolve the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, people said, prompting an immediate outcry from lawmakers and privacy advocates who said it didn’t go far enough.
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Key events and data that will be closely watched this week include China’s second-quarter economic growth (July 15) and the Group of Seven (G7) finance ministers’ meeting in Chantilly, France (Jul...
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MALAYSIA’s economic growth has been impacted by the global slowdown and geopolitical tensions as well as domestic political and economic issues.
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HONG KONG: Central bankers readying to fight another economic downturn are tossing hand grenades rather than firing bazookas.
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Last month, Huawei filed to trademark HongMeng as a name for its Android alternative mobile  operating system.
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TAIPEI: The new normal of global trade is that there are few safe harbors.
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US President Donald Trump has the authority to waive sanctions on Turkey for its purchase of Russian air defence systems and should find a “middle ground” in the dispute, President Recep Tayyip Er...
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HONG KONG: A full-blown currency war where major central banks and governments, including the U.S., deliberately weaken their currencies can no longer be ruled out, Pacific Investment Management Co.’s global economic adviser Joachim Fels wrote in a report.
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The US may approve licenses for companies to re-start new sales to Huawei in as little as two weeks, according to a senior US official, in a sign President Donald Trump’s recent effort to ease restr...
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US President Donald Trump on Sunday told a group of mostly American-born Democratic women in Congress to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” a...
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WASHINGTON, July 15 — The US may approve licences for companies to re-start new sales to Huawei in as little as two weeks, according to a senior US official, in a sign President Donald Trump’s rec...
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LONDON, July 15 — Facebook’s planned virtual unit Libra, already under heavy attack from US President Donald Trump and global regulators, faces scepticism among the wider cryptocurrency community ...
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SINGAPORE: Bitcoin slumped in another large weekend move after US President Donald Trump’s criticism of cryptocurrencies late last week put the focus back on this year’s jump in prices.
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NEW YORK: Results from two major US railroads next week are likely to attract more scrutiny than usual as investors look for signs of how deeply U.S. President Donald Trump's multi-front trade war is affecting freight companies and the wider economy.
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According to a report by the WSJ, Huawei is planning extensive layoffs in the United States as the company still remains on the Entity List.
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There’s been a fair amount of confusion since U.S. president, Donald Trump, announced that American companies could still deal with Chinese tech giant, Huawei.
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WASHINGTON, July 14 — At rallies and whistle-stop campaign tours, President Donald Trump proclaims a renaissance in US factories rebuilding the nation with “American steel,” “American heart”...
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The suspect behind the leak of confidential memos from Britain’s Washington ambassador, which sparked a major diplomatic rift with the United States, has been identified, the Sunday Times newspaper ...
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WASHINGTON, July 14 — President Donald Trump declined to issue quotas for domestic uranium production late on Friday and instead ordered a 90-day governmental review, a decision praised by US nuclea...
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WASHINGTON • The US House of Representatives on Friday voted to restrict President Donald Trump's ability to attack Iran, fearing that his hawkish policies are pushing the country towards a needless...
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Those now hoping for an eventual trade deal between China and the United States should not hold their breath.
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A nationwide wave of arrests of immigrants facing deportation will commence over the weekend, United States President Donald Trump said yesterday, confirming that the plan, intended to discourage a su...
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 ― Bursa Malaysia is likely to stage a rebound with the key index reaching the 1,680 level next week on the possibility of US interest rate cuts this month.
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WASHINGTON, July 17 — US officials will travel to China in the “very near future” to resume trade negotiations that collapsed in May, a White House official said today.
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SINGAPORE: Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended lower on Friday after weak trade data from China, the region's biggest trading partner, spelt further weakness for the broader Asian economy.
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US President Donald Trump retreated on Thursday from adding a contentious question on citizenship to the 2020 census, but insisted he was not giving up his fight to count how many non-citizens are in ...
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HANOI: Americans are buying solar panels from Vietnam like never before, but local manufacturer IREX Energy JSC isn’t celebrating.
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SHANGHAI, July 12 ― Asian shares pulled back today as worries over renewed Sino-US trade tensions weighed on sentiment ahead of the release of June trade data from China, though expectations of a Fe...
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WASHINGTON, July 12 ― US President Donald Trump yesterday criticised Bitcoin, Facebook's proposed Libra digital coin and other cryptocurrencies and demanded that companies seek a banking charter and...
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Three Iranian vessels tried to block a British-owned tanker passing through the strait that controls the flow of Middle East oil to the world, but backed off when confronted by a Royal Navy warship, B...
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The European Union has called on Facebook and other platforms to invest more in fact-checking, but a new study shows those efforts may rarely reach the communities worst affected by fake news.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 12): The FBM KLCI ticked up cautiously in early trade this morning, lifted by select index-linked stocks including MISC Bhd and Top Glove Corp Bhd.
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WASHINGTON, July 12 ― President Donald Trump's aggressive trade actions sparked a “shock” to business confidence which could impact the economy, and contributes to the case for cutting rates, Fe...
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NEW YORK: A broad index of stocks around the world rose on Thursday as financial shares helped Wall Street's benchmark index advance, while oil prices fell on a forecast for weaker demand.
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 12 ― Twitter said yesterday some users could not access the messaging service amid reports of an outage in some parts of the world.
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(July 12): Stocks in Asia headed for a mixed start Friday as trade-tensions resurfaced and U.S. shares closed at a record.
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NEW YORK, July 12 ― A broad index of stocks around the world rose yesterday as financial shares helped Wall Street's benchmark index advance, while oil prices fell on a forecast for weaker demand.
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MEXICO CITY, July 12 ― Mexico sees a push to close a dispute resolution loophole in the USMCA trade deal as a way to protect its interests as well as helping satisfy demands by US Democrats that the...
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SEOUL: South Korean electric vehicle (EV) battery maker LG Chem is considering building a second US factory, three people familiar with the matter said, accelerating a race to add capacity to meet growing global demand for green vehicles.
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WASHINGTON: The US Department of Justice opened an investigation into whether Deutsche Bank, Germany’s embattled biggest lender, violated foreign financial laws in its work for 1MDB, American media ...
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LONDON, July 11 — Britain today unveiled draft legislation for a “digital services tax” on global tech giants, which it plans to impose until leading economies reach an agreement on the contenti...
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WASHINGTON, July 11 — US President Donald Trump today accused China of backsliding on promises to increase purchases of American farm exports.
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NEW YORK, July 11 — Wall Street stocks pushed higher today, shrugging off data that showed increased inflation and a burgeoning trade controversy related to a French tax on large technology companie...
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WASHINGTON, July 11 — US President Donald Trump today defended his use of Deutsche Bank AG and said the German bank was being “badly written about and maligned,” as congressional Democrats probe...
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BEIJING, July 11 — China and the United States can find a way to resolve their trade dispute if each other’s concerns are taken into consideration, the commerce ministry said today.
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BEIJING: China and the United States can find a way to resolve their trade dispute if each other's concerns are taken into consideration, the commerce ministry said on Thursday.
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Global venture capital firm GGV Capital is targeting new business opportunities in India and countries across Southeast Asia, as the trade dispute between China and the US continues to rattle investor...
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The European Union has called on Facebook and other platforms to invest more in fact-checking, but a new study shows those efforts may rarely reach the communities worst affected by fake news.
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NEW DELHI, July 11 — India and US trade negotiators will meet tomorrow, with few signs of a compromise on a series of protectionist measures taken by the two governments in recent months that have s...
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NEW DELHI: India and U.S. trade negotiators will meet on Friday, with few signs of a compromise on a series of protectionist measures taken by the two governments in recent months that have strained ties between the strategic partners.
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SEOUL, July 11 — South Korean electric vehicle (EV) battery maker LG Chem is considering building a second US factory, three people familiar with the matter said, accelerating a race to add capacity...
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WASHINGTON, July 11 — As trade talks resume between China and the United States, President Donald Trump's advisers are confident he can portray his stance against Beijing as a strength in the 2020 e...
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Speaking on CNBC recently, US Senator John Barrasso was adamant that Huawei, the leading Chinese telecommunications equipment maker, represented a clear threat to the United States.
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America’s free-enterprise structure will prevail over China, where consumers are held “hostage,” in the race for global dominance of 5G telecommunications technology.
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WASHINGTON: The US Department of Justice opened an investigation into whether Deutsche Bank, Germany's embattled biggest lender, violated foreign financial laws in its work for 1MDB, American media r...
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WASHINGTON, July 11 — US President Donald Trump yesterday ordered an investigation into France's planned tax on technology companies, a probe that could lead to the United States imposing new tariff...
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Britain’s ambassador to Washington quit on Wednesday after days of stinging criticism from Donald Trump, leading to accusations that Boris Johnson, the favourite to be the next British prime ministe...
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JULY 11 — If today, President Donald Trump asked for white unity, for all its leaders to stand under one umbrella to protect white interests and survival — White Democrats, White Republicans and W...
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 11 — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell came to Capitol Hill yesterday with two goals: Cementing the case for an interest rate cut at the end of this month, and bolstering hi...
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LONDON, July 11 — Even after losing almost 20 per cent of its value since the 2016 Brexit referendum, Britain's pound continues to be dogged by economic, politic and diplomatic pressures, meaning in...
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WASHINGTON: The Federal Reserve is preparing to cut interest rates for the first time in a decade because it sees a cooling global economy and no sign of overheating in the jobs market at home.
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WASHINGTON, July 10 — Twitter is moving to filter out inappropriate content based on religion as part of its effort to curb hate speech.
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US President Donald Trump’s fury over leaked cables written by the British ambassador demonstrates the growing predicament faced by diplomats whose profession – once nearly synonymous with a stiff-upper-lip decorum – has become explosive in the era of Internet leaks.
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The United States will allow American companies to sell technology to the blacklisted Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei where there is no threat to US national security, Commerce Secretary Wilbu...
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Executives from Amazon.com Inc, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and Alphabet's Google will testify before a US House of Representatives congressional committee next week in a hearing to discuss the tremendous market power wielded by online platforms.
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WASHINGTON, July 10 ― The US Federal Reserve over the course of its 105-year history has changed monetary policy in reaction to property crashes, war, financial bubbles and policymakers' gut instinc...
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US President Donald Trump lashed out at “foolish” British Prime Minister Theresa May and her “wacky” Washington ambassador on Tuesday, stepping up a tirade against a close ally whose envoy had...
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NEW YORK: A growing chorus of Wall Street foreign-exchange analysts is writing about the risk that US President Donald Trump may move beyond words in his quest for a weaker US dollar.
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DHAKA: For the first time in 30 years, Newage Group, a Bangladesh-based garment manufacturer, is sensing an opportunity to sell in the US. And it has President Donald Trump’s battle with China to thank.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 9): Bilateral talks between North Korea and the United States (US) is the best approach for the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula after the collapse of the Six-Party Talks, s...
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US President Donald Trump violated the Constitution by blocking people whose views he disliked from his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.
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WASHINGTON, July 9 — Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell’s job at the head of the US central bank is safe, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said today.
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FRANKFURT, July 9 — Shares in German chemical giant BASF tumbled at the start of trading today, after the group slashed its earnings forecast for the full year, blaming the impact of trade conflicts...
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BENGALURU: Foreign investors turned net buyers of Asian stocks in June as optimism ahead of a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, along with expectations of U.S. interest rate cuts bolstered sentiment.