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    Full employment in the US? Not for many women

    Washington: With jobless rates at a two decade low, the United States is nearing full employment -- but women are not reaping the full benefit, due to... Read More

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    Turkey?s stellar growth masks looming risks

    Ankara: For President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, it was proof that Turkey is the world´s fastest growing economy and a warning to ´agitators&ac... Read More

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    South Korea bans its banks from dealing in Bitcoin

    Seoul: South Korea on Wednesday banned its financial institutions from dealing in virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, as the cryptocurrency soars in a... Read More

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    Copper stable

    Melbourne: London copper trading was little changed on Wednesday, as volumes thinned throughout the complex in the lead-up to holidays and ahead of a ... Read More

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    Oil recovers

    Singapore: Oil prices rose in early Asian trade on Wednesday as industry data showed a larger-than-expected drawdown in U.S. crude stockpiles.Brent cr... Read More

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    Gold steadies

    Bengaluru: Gold prices were almost unchanged on Wednesday after hitting their lowest in nearly five months in the previous session, with investors in ... Read More

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    Dollar strengthens

    TOKYO: The dollar stood near a four-week high against a basket of currencies on Wednesday after strong U.S. wholesale price figures kept the Federal R... Read More

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    Yuan firm

    China´s yuan firmed slightly against the dollar on Wednesday as domestic market participants trimmed greenback positions ahead of the U.S. Feder... Read More

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    Point of View

    The stimulus could provide cover for the Fed to normalise interest rates at a faster pacePaul Ashworth... Read More

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    Toshiba, Western Digital end chip dispute; joint investment to resume

    NEW YORK: Toshiba Corp and its chip business partner Western Digital Corp agreed to settle a long-running dispute over the embattled Japanese conglome... Read More

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    Indian inflation spike hits bonds, spurs rate policy and fiscal worries

    MUMBAI: India´s benchmark 10-year bond fell to its lowest in more than 16 months on Wednesday, as investors saw surging inflation as a potential... Read More

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    Rate hike on the cards at final Fed meeting of 2017

    Washington: The US central bank holds its final policy meeting of 2017 on Wednesday, with markets overwhelmingly expecting it to announce the third in... Read More

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    US Fed to open policy meeting

    Washington: The US central bank is set to open its final two-day policy meeting of the year on Tuesday, and is likely to raise the benchmark interest ... Read More

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    China to target 6.5pc GDP in 2018

    BEIJING: China will likely set its 2018 economic growth target at around 6.5 percent, unchanged from the previous year, leaving more room for quality ... Read More

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    US producer prices rise strongly, point to firming inflation

    WASHINGTON: U.S. producer prices rose in November as gasoline prices surged and the cost of other goods increased, leading to the largest annual gain ... Read More

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    Copper higher

    Melbourne: The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange closed one percent higher at 52,070 yuan ($7,864.13) a tonne.Three-month c... Read More

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    Oil surges

    Singapore: Brent crude oil prices were near 2015 highs on Tuesday after the unplanned closure of a major North Sea pipeline for repairs, knocking out ... Read More

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    Gold up

    Bengaluru: Gold was slightly higher in early trade on Tuesday, having shed half a percent in the previous session, ahead of the start of a two-day Fed... Read More

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    Dollar firm

    SINGAPORE: The dollar held firm near two-week highs versus a basket of major currencies on Tuesday, with traders awaiting the U.S. Federal Reserve&acu... Read More

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    Point of View

    For its part, the ECB is likely to emphasise its low-for-long stance and continue to distance itself from the Fed David Hensley... Read More

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    Yuan weakens

    China´s yuan eased slightly against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday on rising seasonal corporate demand for the greenback ahead of a U.S. Federal Res... Read More

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    Amazon?s cloud unit expands in China, with new partner in Ningxia

    BEIJING: Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it was expanding its cloud computing business in China with a new local partner, aiming to win share in an inc... Read More

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    Saudi Aramco lifts spending plans to $414bln over next decade

    DAMMAM: Saudi Aramco plans to raise its spending to $414 billion over the next 10 years, including on infrastructure and drilling, as the state oil gi... Read More

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    World Bank to stop financing oil, gas projects from 2019

    Paris: The World Bank will stop financing oil and gas exploration and extraction from 2019, it announced Tuesday at a climate summit seeking to boost ... Read More

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    Exxon to disclose climate policy impact on business

    New York: ExxonMobil, the world´s largest publicly-traded oil company, bowed to investor pressure and will soon begin disclosing how policies to... Read More

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    German watchdog recalls VW Touaregs over defeat devices

    HAMBURG/BERLIN: Germany’s KBA automotive watchdog on Tuesday announced a recall of Volkswagen’s flagship European sport-utility vehicles (... Read More

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    UK consumers cut spending

    LONDON: Squeezed British consumers reined in Christmas travel plans and bought fewer new cars last month, setting the stage for the first fall in fest... Read More

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    Turkish economy grows 11.1pc

    Ankara: Turkey´s economy grew by a strong 11.1 percent in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year, official statistics s... Read More

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    Dubai foresees $15.5bln expenditures

    Dubai: Dubai on Sunday adopted its 2018 budget foreseing expenditure of 56.6 million dirhams (around $15.5 billion), a 19.5 percent increase over last... Read More

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    Japan big manufacturers? mood improves

    TOKYO: Large Japanese manufacturers turned more optimistic about economic conditions in the October-December quarter, a government survey showed on Mo... Read More

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    ?OPEC, allies to announce exit strategy from oil cuts in June?

    ABU DHABI: United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail bin Mohammed al-Mazroui said on Monday that OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers plan to announce in... Read More

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    China?s banks dole out record credit in 2017

    BEIJING: China´s bank lending in the first 11 months of 2017 topped last year´s record, thanks to a much stronger-than-expected jump in No... Read More

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    Copper down

    Melbourne : LME copper cut early gains to $6,577 a tonne, by 0442 GMT, still marginally in positive territory, after closing little changed in the pre... Read More

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    Oil dips

    Singapore: Oil prices fell on Monday as last week´s rise in the U.S. rig count pointed to a further increase in American production that could u... Read More

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    Gold steadies

    Bengaluru: Gold prices steadied above a four-month low on Monday, but lacked upward momentum as expectations of higher interest rates in the United St... Read More

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    Dollar rises

    TOKYO: The dollar probed four-week highs against the yen on Monday, underpinned by expectations of higher U.S. interest rates, while bitcoin seized th... Read More

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    Yuan strengthens

    China´s yuan edged up against the dollar on Monday, reflecting a firmer midpoint in cautious trading as investors looked to the Federal Reserve ... Read More

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    Uber heads to court in fight for London survival

    LONDON: Uber will defend its right to operate in London in a court hearing on Monday after the app was deemed unfit to run a taxi service and stripped... Read More

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    Point of View

    Bitcoin’s price surge continues to look like another speculative mania—Chief economist at AMP Capital in SydneyShane Oliver... Read More

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    Drop in the ocean? British supermarkets look to bottle deposits to cut pollution

    LONDON: A return scheme for plastic bottles could soon allow British consumers to enjoy a drink of juice or water without adding to a sea of pollution... Read More

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    Contenders emerge for number 2 Fed job

    NEW YORK: The Federal Reserve Bank of New York will soon narrow its search for candidates to fill what is considered the Fed´s second-most power... Read More

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    ?Worker bee? round of NAFTA talks to focus on easier chapters

    WASHINGTON: NAFTA trade negotiators convene in Washington next week for a limited round of talks unlikely to move the needle on major sticking points,... Read More

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    China?s producer prices ease to 4-month low as pollution curbs bite

    BEIJING: China´s producer price inflation slowed to a four-month low in November as factory activity softened due to the government´s ongo... Read More

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    Copper falls

    Manila: Shanghai copper futures were on track to end the week in negative territory after opening softer on Friday, ignoring signs of supply-side supp... Read More

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    Oil firm

    Singapore: Oil prices were stable on Friday, held back by a strengthening U.S. dollarbut supported by China´s relentless thirst for crude amid t... Read More

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    Gold surges

    Bengalur: |Gold edged up in early Asian trade on Friday, after dropping below its recent trading range to hit a more than four-month low overnight. Sp... Read More

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    Dollar rises

    TOKYO: The dollar edged up on Friday, on track for a weekly gain against a basket of currencies, as the passage of a bill to temporarily extend U.S. g... Read More

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    Point of View

    The proposed (US) tax cut will boost the economy and allow firms to hire more workers Joel Naroff... Read More

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    Uber?s Chinese rival Didi Chuxing to enter Mexico next year

    MEXICO CITY/SAN FRANCISCO: Didi Chuxing, China’s ride-hailing behemoth, plans to expand into Mexico next year, intensifying its global rivalry w... Read More

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    Strong US job growth in November bolsters economy?s outlook

    WASHINGTON: U.S. job growth increased at a strong clip in November, painting a portrait of a healthy economy that analysts say does not require the ki... Read More

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    Under-fire WTO unlikely to reach agreement on stalled trade talks

    Buenos Aires: Under fire from the United States, wracked by disagreements over China and unable to kickstart stalled trade talks, the World Trade Orga... Read More

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    Britons can change terms of Brexit to diverge from EU

    LONDON: British voters will be able to change the terms of the country´s relationship with the European Union after leaving the bloc if they don... Read More

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    Tissot opens new Boutique in Rome

    ROME: Tissot expands its retail network with the new boutique located close to the luxury addresses of the capitol city, at 167 Via del Corso, in the ... Read More

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    After years of delays, Vietnam?s privatisation plans move up a gear

    SINGAPORE/HANOI: Foreign investors and bankers who flocked to Vietnam in the past two decades as they sought to cash in on government plans to sell st... Read More

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    China banks warn new asset management rules may trigger systemic risks

    BEIJING/SHANGHAI: Ten Chinese banks have raised strong objections to the central bank´s recent move to tighten rules on the asset management sec... Read More

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    Britain, EU reach deal to move Brexit talks forward

    ­BRUSSELS/LONDON: The European Commission said on Friday enough progress had been made in Brexit negotiations with Britain and that a second phase... Read More

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    Copper falls

    Melbourne: Shanghai copper futures were on track to end the week in negative territory after opening softer on Friday, ignoring signs of supply-side s... Read More

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    Oil steadies

    Tokyo: Oil prices were stable on Friday, held back by a strengthening U.S. dollar but supported by China´s relentless thirst for crude amid the ... Read More

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    Gold rises

    Bengaluru : Gold edged up in early Asian trade on Friday, after dropping below its recent trading range to hit a more than four-month low overnight.Sp... Read More

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    Dollar surges

    TOKYO: The dollar edged up on Friday, on track for a weekly gain against a basket of currencies, as the passage of a bill to temporarily extend U.S. g... Read More

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    Yuan weakens

    SHANGHAI: China´s yuan inched lower against the U.S. dollar on Friday, reflecting strength in the greenback in global markets, but was on course... Read More

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    Toshiba, Western Digital agree in principle to settle chip dispute

    TOKYO: Toshiba Corp and business partner Western Digital Corp have agreed in principle to settle a dispute over the embattled Japanese conglomerate&ac... Read More

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    Point of View

    Dragging bitcoin into the futures market poses a risk of big players opening doors to short-selling hell—Chief market analyst at Think Markets... Read More

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    German industrial production dips

    Frankfurt: German industrial production unexpectedly slipped for the second month in a row in October, official data showed Thursday, but the rare bli... Read More

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    Behind wage and productivity clouds, world economy is booming

    LONDON: The dark clouds of stagnant wages, widening inequality and chronic productivity across much of the Western world are shrouding one of the most... Read More

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    GE to cut 4,500 jobs in Europe

    NEW YORK: General Electric Co plans to cut as many as 4,500 jobs in Europe as the U.S. industrial conglomerate shrinks its troubled power generation b... Read More

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    IMF warns on brewing risks in China?s financial system

    Beijing: The International Monetary Fund on Thursday warned of brewing risks in China´s banking system as it found dozens of crucial lenders nee... Read More

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    Evicted white Zimbabwean farmer told he?s going home

    HARARE: A white Zimbabwean farmer kicked off his property at gunpoint in June has been told he will be going home within days, the first signs of the ... Read More

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    Copper higher

    Melbourne: London copper edged up on Thursday but was still not far two-month lows amid signs that growth in China´s property and power sectors,... Read More

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    Oil stable

    Tokyo: Oil prices were stable on Thursday as a fall in the United States (U.S.) crude inventories was countered by soaring output and a rise in fuel s... Read More

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    Gold steadies

    Bengaluru: Gold prices were mostly steady on Thursday amid a firm dollar, trading within sight of a two-month low hit earlier this week. Spot gold was... Read More

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    Dollar strengthens

    TOKYO: The dollar edged up against peers on Thursday, shaking off earlier losses versus the yen, supported by signs that investors´ risk appetit... Read More

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    Point of View

    (Asian) markets are going through a healthy correction after their rallies during the past three months, or six months and I don’t think we need... Read More

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    ?Go home? drone seeks to stop Japan overtime binge

    Tokyo: A drone that hovers over Japanese employees and blares music to force them to go home was unveiled Thursday, as the country tries to reduce its... Read More

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    Asian shares hover near two-month low

    Asian shares hovered near two-month lows on Thursday as softer oil and copper prices and uncertainty over U.S. policy kept many investors on the sidel... Read More

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    UAE expects to be taken off EU?s tax blacklist

    DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates expects to be taken off the European Union´s tax-haven blacklist after it meets criteria for transparency set by... Read More

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    Elior targets further growth

    PARIS: Elior, Europe´s third-largest catering group, predicted on Wednesday that organic sales growth would accelerate to at least 3 percent in ... Read More

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    Petrobras to get $200mln repayments

    RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazilian state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA will receive about 650 million reais ($201 million) in funds recovered from the cou... Read More

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    Malaysian export growth above forecast

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia´s October exports rose 18.9 percent from a year earlier, snapping a two-month streak of slowing annual growth on the back... Read More

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    German industrial orders jump

    Frankfurt: Industrial firms in Germany beat analysts´ expectations by reporting slightly increased orders in October, official data showed Wedne... Read More

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    India?s central bank holds rates, eyes inflation

    MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India kept its policy rate steady on Wednesday, as widely expected, after inflation accelerated to a seven-month high and ... Read More

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    Copper declines

    Melbourne: Shanghai copper fell more than 3 percent on Wednesday, tracking a steep drop on the LME as investors wound in profits on concerns China cou... Read More

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    Oil dips

    Tokyo: Oil prices dipped on Wednesday, as refined product inventories in the United States rose in what the market interpreted as a sign of lacklustre... Read More

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    Gold firm

    Bengaluru: Gold was mostly unchanged in Asian trade on Wednesday after sliding to a two-month low in the previous session, despite a slightly weaker d... Read More

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    Dollar weakens

    TOKYO: The dollar edged down on Wednesday, as concerns about a possible U.S. government shutdown offset optimism about progress on tax reform legislat... Read More

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    Point of View

    Gold stays under pressure in the short run, as the market is re-pricing a little bit more Federal Reserve activity next year Dominic Schnider... Read More

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    Rupee down

    The rupee continued to lose grounds against the dollar on Wednesday due to persistent rise in the dollar demand from corporate sector, dealers said. T... Read More

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    Apple, Facebook find something to praise China for amid internet clamp

    WUZHEN, China: Top executives at Apple Inc and Facebook Inc managed to find something to praise Beijing for at an internet conference in China this we... Read More

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    Saudi?s SABIC to open office in Iraq

    DUBAI: Petrochemical giant Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) plans to open an office in Iraq soon, Saudi Arabia´s energy minister said during ... Read More

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    Copper gains

    Melbourne: ShFE copper gained 0.06 percent, while aluminium slipped by 0.44 percent. Chinese metals futures were mixed in early trading on Tuesday, wi... Read More

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    Oil climbs

    Tokyo: Oil markets rose in early Asian trade on Tuesday, buoyed by expectations of a drop in U.S. crude stockpiles and after last week´s deal be... Read More

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    Gold steadies

    Bengaluru: Gold was steady early Tuesday, supported by a slightly weaker dollar, after falling in the previous session as proposed changes to U.S. tax... Read More

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    Dollar strengthens

    NEW YORK: The dollar rose, hitting a three-week high versus the yen after the U.S. Senate approved a major tax overhaul over the weekend that aims to ... Read More

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    Australian retailers rally as Amazon gets cool reception

    SYDNEY: Amazon.com Inc´s Australian arm took its first orders on Tuesday, ending the suspense over its opening date and sending retail stocks hi... Read More

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    Point of View

    The (Asian) market is hitting a speed bump after a strong rally so far this year—Senior strategist at Daiwa SecuritiesYukino Yamada... Read More

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    US trade deficit scales nine-month high; oil prices lift imports

    WASHINGTON: The US trade deficit increased more than expected in October, hitting a nine-month high as rising oil prices helped to boost the import bi... Read More

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    Air transport net profits to soar in 2018: IATA

    Geneva: Led by US airlines, net profits in the aviation industry are set to rise by some 11 percent in 2018, the International Air Transport Associati... Read More

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    Rio Tinto holds course

    SYDNEY: Global miner Rio Tinto signalled on Monday it will stick with its \"value over volume\" strategy, outlining further moves to boost shareholder... Read More

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    Australia to probe Facebook, Google

    SYDNEY: Australia´s competition regulator said on Monday it would investigate whether U.S. online giants Facebook and Alphabet Inc´s Googl... Read More

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    Infosys CEO faces twin tests

    MUMBAI: After well over a decade with Capgemini, Salil Parekh is returning home to head unsettled Indian software services firm Infosys, where he will... Read More

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