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US President Donald Trump yesterday called off a visit to Denmark scheduled for early September after the country's prime minister rebuffed his idea of purchasing Greenland.
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WASHINGTON, Aug 21 — President Donald Trump yesterday said he had to confront China over trade even if it caused short-term harm to the US economy because Beijing had been cheating Washington for de...
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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he had to confront China over trade even if it caused short-term harm to the U.S. economy because Beijing had been cheating Washington for decades.
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NEW YORK, Aug 20 — Wall Street stocks opened lower today, retreating after three straight positive sessions amid lingering unease over the US-China trade war and low US bond yields.
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US President Donald Trump spoke with the leaders of India and Pakistan on Monday, discussing prospects for improved trade ties with Washington and stressing the need to reduce tensions over Kashmir be...
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TOKYO, Aug 20 ― Asian shares extended their gains today as hopes for stimulus in major economies tempered anxiety about a global recession, helping boost riskier assets and drawing money from safe-h...
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TOKYO: Asian shares extended their gains on Tuesday as hopes for stimulus in major economies tempered anxiety about a global recession, helping boost riskier assets and drawing money from safe-havens such as bonds and gold.
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(Aug 20): Asian stocks were set for modest gains on Tuesday after some signs of progress on trade negotiations and speculation of government stimulus to shore up economic growth.
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NEW YORK, Aug 20 ― US stocks climbed yesterday as reports of stimulus efforts in China and Germany calmed fears of a severe downturn in the global economy that were stoked last week as bond yields f...
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NEW YORK: U.S. stocks climbed on Monday as reports of stimulus efforts in China and Germany calmed fears of a severe downturn in the global economy that were stoked last week as bond yields fell.
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We’re here. The U.S. Commerce Department’s temporary reprieve for Huawei is due to lapse today (August 19).
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Most Southeast Asian stock markets gained on Monday, as hopes that central banks around the world would unleash new stimulus to boost growth eased concerns over a global recession.
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US President Donald Trump and top White House officials dismissed concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying on Sunday they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on global b...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 19 — Washington and Beijing are working to revive pivotal talks aimed at ending the trade war that has roiled world markets, Donald Trump’s chief economic advisor said yesterday.
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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump and top White House officials dismissed concerns that economic growth may be faltering, saying on Sunday they saw little risk of recession despite a volatile week on global bond markets, and insisting their trade war with China was doing no damage to the United States.
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Greenland on Friday dismissed the notion that it might be up for sale after reports that US President Donald Trump had privately discussed with his advisers the idea of buying the world’s biggest is...
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REVIEW: The FBM KLCI clung stubbornly to the 1, 600 mark, ending just a fraction of a point under by yesterday’s close.
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TOKYO, Aug 16 — The dollar held onto gains today after a surge in US retail sales eased concerns about the world’s top economy, but traders cautioned against reading too much into one piece of dat...
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BEIJING/WASHINGTON: China on Thursday vowed to counter the latest U.S. tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese goods but called on the United States to meet it halfway on a potential trade deal, as U.S. President Donald Trump said any pact would have to be on America's terms
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday barred US Democratic congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from making a planned trip to Israel, shortly after US President Donald Trump called on hi...
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Advertisement Supported by By Kenneth P. Vogel WASHINGTON — Elliott Broidy had the kind of past that might have given a more traditional White House reason to keep him at a distance: A wealthy busin...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): The FBM KLCI rebounded today in line with the recovery across regional markets after the United States said it is delaying imposing tariffs on some Chinese imports until Dec 15.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened higher against the US dollar today on the expectation of a better second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) to be announced by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) this Friday, a dealer said.
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JAKARTA, Aug 13 — Donald Trump Jr, the eldest son of the US president, said he was upbeat about two planned Trump-branded projects in Indonesia and dismissed any risk of conflict of interest over in...
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HONG KONG, Aug 12 — Asian markets were mixed today as investors are gripped by concerns about the US-China trade war after Donald Trump said he was prepared to walk away from next month’s planned ...
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Gold prices held steady in holiday-thinned trade on Monday, trading near the psychological $1,500 level, as uncertainties around the Sino-U.S. trade war and concerns about slowing global economic growth offered support.
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SHANGHAI, Aug 12 — Asian shares fell this morning, while gold prices held firm as investors worried a prolonged Sino-US trade war could tip the world and US economies into recession.
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SHANGHAI: Asian shares fell on Monday morning, while gold prices held firm as investors worried a prolonged Sino-U.S. trade war could tip the world and U.S. economies into recession.
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WASHINGTON, Aug 11 — China is unlikely to face serious consequences from the Trump administration’s decision to label it a currency manipulator given the apparent lack of G7 and IMF support for th...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 11 — It has become a jarring and frequent contradiction.
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The trade war’s August escalation has spooked markets -- and central banks -- around the world. The bad news, though, is that while President Donald Trump has fired two large weapons in the past week by green-lighting his biggest swathe of tariffs yet and formally branding China a currency manipulator, his arsenal is far from exhausted.The trade war’s August escalation has spooked markets -- and central banks -- around the world. The bad news, though, is that while President Donald Trump has fired two large weapons in the past week by green-lighting his biggest swathe of tariffs yet and formally branding China a currency manipulator, his arsenal is far from exhausted.
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WASHINGTON, Aug 10 — US President Donald Trump yesterday said he was not ready to make a deal with China and even called a September round of trade talks into question, reviving concerns on financia...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 9 — US President Donald Trump today called on the Federal Reserve to lower interest rates by a full percentage point, saying the nation’s economy was being “handcuffed” by the ...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 9 — President Donald Trump said today that the United States and China were still pursuing a trade agreement but he was not ready to make a deal.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 9): The FBM KLCI today closed 0.97 point or 0.06% lower after an 11th-hour plunge while volume across Bursa Malaysia slipped below two billion shares.
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DONGGUAN (China), Aug 9 — Chinese telecom giant Huawei unveiled its own operating system on today, as it faces the threat of losing access to Android systems amid escalating US-China trade tensions.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 9): The FBM KLCI drifted lower in early trade this morning, weighed by select index-linked blue chips.
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WASHINGTON, Aug 9 ― Broadcom announced plans yesterday to buy the enterprise unit of cybersecurity firm Symantec Corp for US$10.7 billion (RM44.8 billion) in a move to further diversify the US semic...
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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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US President Donald Trump on Thursday said no one is authorised to speak to Iran on behalf of the United States, and he accused French President Emmanuel Macron of sending “mixed signals” to Tehra...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 8): The FBM KLCI ticked up in early trade this morning,lifted by gains including at Tenaga Nasional Bhd and Genting Bhd, against the backdrop of muted regional markets.
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US President Donald Trump met victims and first responders from last weekend’s deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio on Wednesday, as chanting protesters accused him of inflaming tensions with anti-imm...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 8 — US President Donald Trump yesterday said his tough stance on China’s economic and trade policies would ultimately benefit the American economy, even as Beijing signalled it cou...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 7 — US President Donald Trump said today the US Federal Reserve must cut rates “bigger and faster” for the United States to be competitive against other countries.
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NEW YORK, Aug 7 ― US stocks jumped more than 1 per cent yesterday, bouncing back from a sharp sell-off the previous day as China stepped in to stabilise the yuan, easing concerns that currencies wou...
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(Aug 7): Asian equities looked set for a mixed start Wednesday following a rebound in U.S. stocks in signs of some relative calm following the rout in global shares at the start of the week.
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NEW YORK, Aug 7 ― US stocks rose yesterday as China stepped in to stabilise the yuan, soothing concerns that currencies would be the latest weapon in the long-drawn trade war, a day after Wall Stree...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 6 — President Donald Trump wants a trade agreement with China but it must be “the right deal,” White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said today.
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US President Donald Trump on Monday proposed tighter monitoring of the internet, mental health reform and wider use of the death penalty in response to two mass shootings over the weekend that killed ...
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NEW YORK, Aug 5 — Future civilisations meet after centuries apart in strategy game Age of Wonders: Planetfall, the 47th President of the United States climbs into a battle robot in Metal Wolf Chaos ...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 3 — President Donald Trump yesterday announced an agreement with Brussels on trade in American beef, long blocked from EU markets over concerns about use of hormones.
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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 — 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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BEIJING, Aug 2 — The trade war between the United States and China escalated today as Beijing threatened to unleash “countermeasures” against US plans to impose tariffs on US$300 billion (RM1.2 ...
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US President Donald Trump on Thursday played down what appeared to be North Korea’s third missile launch in just over week, saying they were short-range and “very standard” and would not affect ...
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WASHINGTON, Aug 2 — President Donald Trump announced yesterday he will hit China with punitive tariffs on another US$300 billion (RM1.24 trillion) in goods, escalating his trade war after accusing B...
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NEW YORK, Aug 2 — President Donald Trump’s new tariffs on China sent a shockwave through global markets yesterday, pushing Wall Street stocks into the red, sharpening an oil-price rout and pressur...
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The United States believes that Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the militant group, is dead, a US official said on Wednesday.
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SHANGHAI, July 31 — US and Chinese negotiators wrapped up a brief round of trade talks today that both sides described as “constructive,” including discussions over further Chinese purchases of ...
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NEW YORK, July 31 — Wall Street stocks edged higher early today, buoyed by strong Apple earnings and expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates later in the session.
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North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles early on Wednesday, the South Korean military said, only days after it launched two other missiles intended to pressure South Korea and the United ...
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WASHINGTON, July 31 — President Donald Trump yesterday said his administration is working on a free-trade agreement with Brazil, to cement closer ties between the two largest economies in the wester...
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HONG KONG, July 29 — Asia markets were mostly down today, with investors cautious ahead of US-China talks in Shanghai this week and amid more civil unrest in Hong Kong.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 29): The FBM KLCI drifted marginally lower in early this morning against a backdrop of mixed regional markets, weighed by index-linked stocks.
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(July 29): Asian stocks looked set to start the week on a mixed note as U.S.-China trade talks resume and the Federal Reserve is expected to deliver its first interest-rate cut in a decade.
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WASHINGTON, July 29 — US and Chinese trade negotiators shift to Shanghai this week for their first in-person talks since a G20 truce last month, a change of scenery for two sides struggling to resol...
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BEIJING/WASHINGTON: U.S. and Chinese trade negotiators shift to Shanghai this week for their first in-person talks since a G20 truce last month, a change of scenery for two sides struggling to resolve deep differences on how to end a year-long trade war.
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PARIS, July 28 — France wants to reach a deal with the US on taxing tech giants by a G7 meeting in late August, Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 27 — Bursa Malaysia will remain indifferent next week as traders await local and foreign leads to renew interest on the heavyweights following the unresolved US-China trade disput...
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United States President Donald Trump yesterday played down North Korea’s latest launch of short-range ballistic missiles, calling them “very standard,” a response some analysts said exposed flaw...
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THE US economy likely grew at its slowest pace in more than two years in the second quarter as an acceleration in consumer spending was probably offset by weak exports and business investment.
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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday offered a pessimistic view on reaching a trade deal with China, saying Beijing may not sign one before the November 2020 election in hopes a Democrat who will be easier to deal with, will win.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said he will go to court on Friday to seek access to grand jury evidence compiled by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 22-month probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
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WASHINGTON, July 26 — US President Donald Trump today kept up his pressure on global tech giant Google days after his Treasury secretary ruled out any national security concerns over the company’s...
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WASHINGTON, July 26 — White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said today the United States has “ruled out” intervening in currency markets to impact the dollar’s value, though President Dona...
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WASHINGTON (Reuters): US economic growth slowed less than expected in the second quarter as a surge in consumer spending blunted some of the drag from declining exports and a smaller inventory build, which could further allay concerns about the economy's health.
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WASHINGTON/DETROIT: Four major automakers said on Thursday they have reached an agreement with California on fuel efficiency rules, bypassing a Trump administration effort to strip the state of the ri...
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Back in June, David Marcus, head of the Facebook Libra project, had announced that Libra will be tied to a basket of low-risk securities and traditional, government-issued currencies such as the dolla...
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Former special counsel Robert Mueller emphasised on Wednesday he had not exonerated Donald Trump of obstruction of justice, as the president has claimed, but his long-awaited congressional testimony d...
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North Korea fired two short-range missiles early on Thursday from its eastern coast, South Korea’s military said, the first missile test since leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump agreed...
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US president spoke with CEOs from Cisco, Intel, Broadcom, Qualcomm, Micron Technology, Western Digital, and Alphabet at the White House on Monday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The domestic market made a guarded advance on the heels of Wall Street's positive performance as news of trade talks next week and strong corporate earnings helped to lift the gloom.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — Bursa Malaysia was moderately higher at mid-week opening, in line with regional equities and on positive progress in the US-China trade talks.
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SYDNEY: Asian shares nudged higher on Wednesday amid hints of progress in the Sino-U.S. trade saga, while the dollar hit two-month highs on the euro as investors wagered on a dovish outcome from the European Central Bank's coming policy meeting.
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WASHINGTON, July 24 — The S&P 500 and Nasdaq approached record highs yesterday, lifted by upbeat quarterly reports from Coca-Cola and United Technologies and on optimism the United States would reso...
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BRUSSELS, July 24 — The EU is ready to hit the United States with extra tariffs on goods worth €35 billion (RM160.7 billion) if Washington slaps duties on its cars, its trade chief said yesterday.
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NEW YORK: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq approached record highs on Tuesday, lifted by upbeat quarterly reports from Coca-Cola and United Technologies and on optimism the United States would resolve its trade conflict with China.
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The President of the United States, Donald Trump, met with 7 tech company CEOs yesterday to discuss the ban on U.S. sales to blacklisted Huawei, as well as plans moving forward.
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President Donald Trump agreed at a meeting with the heads of top technology companies like Google on Monday to make "timely" decisions on requests by US companies to sell to blacklisted Huawei Technol...
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(July 23): Asian stocks are poised for modest gains after technology shares led U.S. benchmarks higher as a busy week for corporate earnings began.
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WASHINGTON, July 23 ― US President Donald Trump said yesterday that a “compromise” bipartisan budget agreement has been reached that will boost federal spending by billions of dollars and suspen...
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WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump met on Monday with the chief executives of seven technology companies and he agreed with their request for timely licensing decisions from the Commerce Department on blacklisted Chinese firm Huawei Technologies, the White House said.
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According to Bloomberg, major American technology companies have been invited for a discussion with Donald Trump’s senior advisers regarding the potential lifting of the ban on sales to blacklisted ...
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WASHINGTON, July 22 ― Pakistan needs to mobilise domestic tax revenue to ensure funds for social and development programs, while reducing debt, the acting director of the International Monetary Fund...
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WASHINGTON: Pakistan needs to mobilise domestic tax revenue to ensure funds for social and development programs, while reducing debt, the acting director of the International Monetary Fund said on Sunday after a meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan
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WASHINGTON, July 20 ― US President Donald Trump spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday and expressed concerns about the country's proposed digital services tax, the White House said.
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WASHINGTON, July 20 ― US President Donald Trump said yesterday that US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin had a very good talk with his Chinese counterpart, amid signals from China that officials coul...
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SINGAPORE: Oil snapped four days of losses after an American warship downed an Iranian drone near the Strait of Hormuz, stoking concerns crude flows from the Middle East may be disrupted.
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The United States said on Thursday that a US Navy ship had “destroyed” an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the vessel, but Iran said it had no information about ...
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The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet programme, a move long threatened and expected after Ankara began accepting delivery of an advanced Russian mi...