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    Trump, Brexit hit German growth, xenophobia also a threat

    Reuters . Berlin | Updated at 03:04am on September 26, 2018

    Germany’s BDI industry association on Tuesday lowered its 2018 growth forecast and warned of a potential downturn, citing weaker demand for German exports due to US trade policy and Brexit, as well a threat to the economy from xenophobia at home....

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    H&M tests new store to get back in vogue

    Reuters . Stockholm | Updated at 03:07am on September 26, 2018

    Step into one of the more than 4,300 H&M budget fashion stores around the world and you often know what to expect: clothes racks crammed with tops, trousers and skirts in a spartan and sometimes cluttered environment....

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    Full-blown trade war to cost jobs, stability: WTO

    Reuters . Berlin | Updated at 03:08am on September 26, 2018

    A full-blown trade war would have serious effects on global economic growth and there would be no winners of such a scenario, the director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevedo, said on Tuesday....

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    Bangladesh cuts duty on 602 products for APTA states

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:05am on September 25, 2018

    Bangladesh has offered duty concessions on import of 602 products from five countries including China and India under the Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA)....

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    Economists decry lack of institutional governance

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on September 25, 2018

    Economists on Monday said that the country made little headway in the area of institutional good governance despite its significant progress on the economic front....

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    How Trump split Mexico, Canada in NAFTA talks

    Reuters . Mexico City | Updated at 03:11am on September 26, 2018

    A day after winning the Mexican presidential election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took a congratulatory call from US president Donald Trump. But Trump had something more important on his mind: Would Mexico’s new president consider a bilateral trade deal?...

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    Trade nerves, bond yields and $80 oil buffet stocks

    Reuters . London | Updated at 03:10am on September 26, 2018

    World stocks struggled to make headway on Tuesday after another round of US-China tariffs kicked in and investors’ nerves were frayed by rising expectations of central bank rate hikes and oil prices near four-year highs....

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    As China builds biotech sector, cash floods US startups

    Reuters . San Francisco/Hong Kong | Updated at 12:05am on September 25, 2018

    For three whirlwind days in June, US scientist Zhi Hong went shopping at the Boston Bio Conference to find drugs to fill the pipeline of his two-week-old drug company....

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    Iran says oil to rise as Saudi, Russia do ‘little and late’

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:05am on September 25, 2018

    Saudi Arabia and Russia won’t add significantly more oil to the market because of a lack of capacity, a top Iranian official said on Monday, predicting prices will probably rise further....

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    Facebook picks chief of Hotstar streaming service as India head

    Reuters . Mumbai | Updated at 12:05am on September 25, 2018

    Facebook has poached the head of Indian video streaming service Hotstar to take on the newly-created role of managing director of its Indian operations, as the social media giant faces pressure to tackle fake news and store more data locally....