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BERLIN, Aug 21 — German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned today of the economic impact of a chaotic no-deal Brexit, hours before she was to receive British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his first fo...
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BERLIN, Aug 21 — Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel today that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct.
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European Union antitrust regulators are already probing Facebook Inc’s two-month-old Libra digital currency project.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 — Members of the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) remained cautious on the business activities outlook for the second half (H2) 2019 due to external factors such as t...
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On the morning of Feb 26, executives from a Washington consultancy presented a strategy paper to some of the most powerful officials in the Malaysian palm oil industry.
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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - On the morning of Feb 26, executives from a Washington consultancy presented a strategy paper to some of the most powerful officials in the Malaysian palm oil industry.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 21): On the morning of Feb 26, executives from a Washington consultancy presented a strategy paper to some of the most powerful officials in the Malaysian palm oil industry.
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KUALA LUMPUR: On the morning of Feb 26, executives from a Washington consultancy presented a strategy paper to some of the most powerful officials in the Malaysian palm oil industry.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 21 ― On the morning of February 26, executives from a Washington consultancy presented a strategy paper to some of the most powerful officials in the Malaysian palm oil industry.
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SINGAPORE (Aug 21): The UK will have the opportunity to make a trade deal with Southeast Asian nations, including the world’s top palm oil producers, once it leaves the European Union, and to steer ...
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London: A year after taking the helm of Hong Kong’s biggest conglomerate from his father Li Ka-shing, Victor Li is making a US$3.3bil bet that Brexit won’t dent the value of UK pubs or the land under them.
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The United States will take every action it can to prevent an Iranian tanker sailing in the Mediterranean from delivering oil to Syria in contravention of US sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ...
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The European Union on Tuesday rebuffed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s (photo, above) demand that it reopen the Brexit divorce deal, saying Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to ...
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NEW YORK, Aug 21 — European stock markets turned lower yesterday as political crisis in Italy weighed on sentiment, while US stocks snapped a three-day winning streak ahead of key Federal Reserve re...
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LONDON, Aug 20 — Sterling briefly rebounded from near three-year lows versus the euro today after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union would think about practical solutions regard...
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LONDON: More than a year after taking the helm of Hong Kong’s biggest conglomerate from his father Li Ka-shing, Victor Li is making a US$3.3bil bet that Brexit won’t dent the value of U.K. pubs or the land under them.
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LONDON: Britain said on Monday it would end European Union freedom of movement rules immediately after it leaves the bloc on Oct. 31 but Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the country would not be hostile to immigration.
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on France and Germany on Monday to change their position on Brexit and negotiate a new exit deal for Britain, reiterating his stance that he is ready to leave th...
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Post-Brexit, the UK will have a historic opportunity to strike a trade deal with one of the world’s fastest-growing regions and prove that it can shed European red tape and protectionism. The key is to rethink the European Union’s misguided policy on palm oil.
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PETALING JAYA: Moves to salvage the Axiata Group Bhd and Telenor ASA Asian asset merger are proceeding as it seems to have hit a snag.
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Post-Brexit, the UK will have a historic opportunity to strike a trade deal with one of the world’s fastest-growing regions and prove that it can shed European red tape and protectionism.
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LONDON, Aug 19 — Sterling fell back from a near three-week high against the euro today but sentiment towards the pound was better than in recent sessions as investors hoped Britain and the European ...
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Monday called on Britain to engage with palm oil growers to incentivise sustainable production, rather than pursuing boycotts after its scheduled exit from the Eu...
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(Aug 19): Post-Brexit, the UK will have a historic opportunity to strike a trade deal with one of the world’s fastest-growing regions and prove that it can shed European red tape and protectionism.
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China's embassy in Ottawa warned Canada on Sunday to stop meddling in Hong Kong affairs a day after the country issued a joint statement with the European Union in defence of the "fundamental right of...
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TOKYO, Aug 19 — Japan’s politically sensitive trade surplus with the United States grew more than 15 per cent in July, data showed today, as negotiators from the two economic powerhouses prepare t...
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POST-BREXIT, the UK will have a historic opportunity to strike a trade deal with one of the world’s fastest-growing regions and prove that it can shed European red tape and protectionism. The key is to rethink the European Union’s misguided policy on palm oil.
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LONDON: Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents reported by the Sunday Times whose interpretation was immediately contested by ministers
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LONDON: Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents leaked to the Sunday Times show.
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Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents le...
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LONDON, Aug 18 — Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official gove...
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PUTRAJAYA: The Primary Industries Ministry is working towards sustainable oil palm cultivation to show the world that oil palm plantations, wildlife conservation and forestry can coexist in Malaysia.
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Apple Inc’s €13bil (RM60.22bil) battle with the European Union reaches the bloc’s courts next month in a hearing set to throw the spotlight on antitrust commissioner Margrethe Vestager’s crackdown on tax deals doled out to big companies.
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Facebook Inc this week confirmed that it ran a program to allow contractors to listen to and transcribe some users’ audio clips, claiming that the only people who were affected were those who agreed to have their audio messages transcribed.
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Malaysians have become more radical and racist due to the polemic regarding several peripheral issues, according to A Kadir Jasin.
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LONDON, Aug 16 — The pound gained for a second consecutive day today after a stream of resilient economic data this week calmed sentiment on the health of the UK economy and as opposition parties la...
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FFRANKFURT: A "trading services issue” delayed the opening for some of the biggest stocks on the London Stock Exchange, the second such outage in little more than a year for one of Europe’s biggest markets.RANKFURT: The London Stock Exchange is investigating a potential trading services issue that is delaying the opening of trading for some issues, the exchange provider said in a statement on its website.
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LONDON, Aug 15 — Sterling was slightly higher today, boosted by better-than-expected retail sales and news that Britain’s opposition Labour Party had begun its bid to bring down Prime Minister Bor...
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Recent global macro data suggests that economic uncertainties have continued to rise.
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The British Parliament is set for a September showdown between Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “do or die” pro-Brexit government and those implacably opposed to leaving the European Union without...
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LONDON: The British parliament is set for a September showdown between Prime Minister Boris Johnson's "do or die" pro-Brexit government and those implacably opposed to leaving the European Union without a divorce deal.
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JAKARTA: Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry said biodiesel with 30% palm diesel blend passed a series of cold temperature tests this week as the government aim to increase the palm content in biodiesel early next year.
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Facebook Inc risks another spat with European Union privacy watchdogs following reports that the social-media giant paid contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services.
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BRUSSELS, Aug 14 — Economic growth in the 19-country eurozone slowed to 0.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2019, after expanding 0.4 per cent in the first, official data showed today.
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LONDON, Aug 14 — The pound hovered close to a nearly three-year low today before July inflation data with concerns of a no-deal Brexit dogging investor sentiment.
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The pound hovered close to a nearly three-year low on Wednesday before July inflation data with concerns of a no-deal Brexit dogging investor sentiment.
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FRANKFURT, Aug 14 — Germany’s economy contracted in the second quarter, preliminary official data showed today, as the export-oriented country battles global trade and growth headwinds.
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TOKYO, Aug 14 ― The yen edged higher today as currency investors took a sceptical view of US President Donald Trump's decision to delay additional tariffs on some Chinese goods.
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BRUSSELS: The European Commission on Tuesday imposed countervailing duties of 8% to 18% on imports of subsidised biodiesel from Indonesia, saying the move aimed to restore a level playing field for European Union producers.
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BRUSSELS, Aug 13 — The European Union has imposed duties on imports of subsidised biodiesel from Indonesia in order to level the playing field for EU producers, officials said today.
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LONDON, Aug 13 — Sterling held near a 2-1/2 year low today as concerns about a no-deal Brexit dominated sentiment despite data showing wage growth in the United Kingdom rose to an 11-year high.
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LONDON, Aug 13 — Britain can avoid disorder and chaos in the event of a no-deal Brexit because a step-up in the government’s contingency planning meant the economy was better prepared, the boss of...
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LONDON, Aug 13 — ING, one of Europe’s largest banks, said today its central assumption was Brexit would be delayed, with a 40 per cent chance of a national election in the United Kingdom.
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BEIJING: Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland expanded 7.3 percent year-on-year to 533.14 billion yuan in the January-July period, the Ministry of Commerce announced Tuesday.
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Christine Lagarde is still to be confirmed as the European Central Bank’s next president, but work is already piling up on her desk.
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KUALA LUMPUR: IJM Plantations Bhd, which suffered losses in its last financial year as the palm oil industry was buffeted by what its managing director and chief executive officer Joseph Tek termed th...
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LONDON, Aug 13 ― Sterling clawed back some ground yesterday, benefiting from political ructions in Italy that hit the euro, but concerns over Brexit kept the UK currency within sight of multi-year l...
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LONDON: The United States would enthusiastically support a no-deal Brexit if that is what the British government decided to do, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Monday during a visit to London aimed at reassuring Britain over UK-U.S. ties.
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(Aug 12): Opponents of a no-deal Brexit in the UK parliament continue to insist they can stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson from taking Britain out of the European Union without a deal.
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LONDON, Aug 12 — US President Donald Trump wants to see a successful British exit from the European Union that Washington will support with a US-UK free trade agreement, national security adviser Jo...
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Sterling was recovering Monday morning after plunging to a 10-year low against the euro overnight amid bleak British economic data and no-deal Brexit jitters.
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LONDON, Aug 12 — John Bolton, US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, arrived in London yesterday for talks at which he is expected to urge Britain to toughen its stance on Iran and...
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London: Suddenly, the idea of pound parity seems less far-fetched as the risk grows that Britain may split with the European Union without a deal.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The state oil companies of Malaysia and Indonesia could cooperate or even merge to expand their businesses together, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Friday during a state visit ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The state oil companies of Malaysia and Indonesia could cooperate or even merge to expand their businesses together, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Friday during a state visit to Kuala Lumpur.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The state oil companies of Malaysia and Indonesia could cooperate or even merge to expand their businesses together, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Friday during a state visit to Kuala Lumpur.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures extended gains on Friday evening to their highest in nearly three-and-a-half months, tracking U.S. soyoil on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and related oils...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 9): Indonesia and Malaysia, two of the world’s largest palm oil producers, need to intensify efforts to jointly address discrimination against the product by European Union (EU) co...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The state oil companies of Malaysia and Indonesia could cooperate or even merge to expand their businesses together, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said today during his state visit he...
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Indonesia and Malaysia, two of the world’s largest palm oil producers, need to intensify efforts to jointly address discrimination against the product among European Union (EU) countries, said Indon...
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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - The state oil companies of Malaysia and Indonesia could cooperate or even merge to expand their businesses together, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Friday (Aug 9) du...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 9 — The state oil companies of Malaysia and Indonesia could cooperate or even merge to expand their businesses together, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said today during a state ...
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LONDON, Aug 9 — Britain’s finance minister said today he wanted to clinch a sensible Brexit deal with the European Union but if that was not possible then he was not frightened by a no-deal exit.
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TOKYO, Aug 9 ― The yen rose today on renewed concerns about the US-China trade dispute after a report that the White House is delaying a decision on allowing US companies to do business with China's...
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LONDON, Aug 9 ― Sterling briefly fell to a two-year low against the euro after a media report said new Prime Minister Boris Johnson was preparing to hold an election in the days after the deadline f...
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PETALING JAYA: The contrasting backgrounds of Asian countries are making it difficult for the region to unite under a common body such as the European Union, Dr Mahathir Mohamad said during a talk del...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 8 — The top US and British diplomats said yesterday they were prepared to move “as soon as possible” on a trade deal after Britain’s planned withdrawal from the European Union ...
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LONDON, Aug 7 — Sterling was stuck today around its weakest levels since 2017, having matched a two-year low against the euro, as investors further priced in the probability of Britain leaving the E...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 7 — Britain was seeking to fast-track a crucial post-Brexit trade deal with the United States today after new Prime Minister Boris Johnson dispatched his top diplomat and foreign tra...
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NEW DELHI: Malaysia will engage with European Union (EU) politicians to remove their misconceptions about the palm oil business, said Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok Suh Sim (pix).
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Malaysia will engage with European Union politicians to remove their misconceptions about the palm oil industry, says Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok.
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NEW DELHI (Aug 7): Malaysia will engage with European Union (EU) politicians to remove their misconceptions about the palm oil business, said Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok Suh Sim.
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NEW DELHI, Aug 7 — Malaysia will engage with European Union (EU) politicians to remove their misconceptions about the palm oil business, said Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok Suh Sim.
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HAVANA, Aug 7 ― Cuba announced yesterday it would defend itself in US court against oil giant ExxonMobil, which has accused two companies on the island nation of “unlawful trafficking” of its as...
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LONDON, Aug 6 — The British pound rebounded today to hold above recent lows, although it remained vulnerable as traders still worry that Britain is headed for a no-deal Brexit.
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LONDON, Aug 6 — The British pound rose slightly today to hold above recent lows although it remained vulnerable as traders still worry that Britain is headed for a no-deal Brexit.
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If you consider the naming patterns of Huawei’s current lineup of flagships—the current P-series and the Mate-series—there seems to be a flaw in the whole strategy.
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LONDON, Aug 5 — Heightened worries of a no-deal Brexit and the growing probability of a general election after the October Brexit deadline kept the pound subdued today, after it hit a 23-month low a...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 5): Malaysian palm oil stockpiles likely rose for the first time in five months, edging up to a three-month high, as production gains outpaced a rise in exports, a Reuters survey sho...
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HONG KONG, Aug 5 — HSBC today announced its Group Chief Executive John Flint had stepped down after less than two years on the job, as the banking giant revealed decent first half profits but warned...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 3 — A series of privacy missteps in recent months has raised fresh concerns over the future of voice-controlled digital assistants, a growing market seen by some as the next frontier...
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European Union governments picked Bulgaria’s Kristalina Georgieva (photo) as the bloc’s candidate to lead the International Monetary Fund after more than 12 hours of talks yesterday that highlight...
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BRUSSELS, Aug 3 — European Union governments picked Bulgaria’s Kristalina Georgieva as the bloc’s candidate to lead the International Monetary Fund after more than 12 hours of talks yesterday th...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 3 — President Donald Trump yesterday blasted the European Union for its use of trade barriers and revived his threat to impose US tariffs on European automobiles if he does not see p...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 2 — America’s mammoth trade deficit held steady in June as foreign demand for US goods and services weakened across the board, according to government data released today.
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WASHINGTON, Aug 2 — US President Donald Trump will make a trade announcement about the European Union later today, according to a notice from the White House issued late last night.
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ROME, Aug 2 — European Union finance ministers are set today to choose the bloc’s candidate to lead the International Monetary Fund from a list of four names, a spokeswoman for the French governme...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 2): School children in Malaysia are at the center of controversy over palm oil after staging a play that claimed it causes deforestation and the disappearance of thousands of orangut...
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LONDON, Aug 1 — Sterling sank to a 30-month low today, pressured by a stronger dollar and renewed worries that Britain could crash out of the European Union on October 31 without a trade agreement i...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 1 ― US labour costs rose at their slowest pace in 1-1/2 years in the second quarter, the latest sign of benign inflation that enabled the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates yester...