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    Seizing on Huawei’s troubles, Samsung bets big on network gear

    Reuters . Seoul | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2019

    Samsung Electronics is pouring resources into its telecom network equipment business, aiming to capitalise on the security fears hobbling China’s Huawei, according to company officials and other industry executives....

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    Xi says trade talks progress, more meetings next week in US

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2019

    Talks between China and the United States this week made important progress, president Xi Jinping told top US trade negotiators on Friday, adding that efforts would continue in Washington next week to resolve their bruising trade war....

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    Qatar’s real estate market faces reality check ahead of World Cup

    Reuters . Doha/Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2019

    Qatar’s Doha Tower, a spike-tipped cylinder that glows orange at night, won an award when finished in 2012 amid a Gulf-wide real estate boom, but today about half of its 46 floors are empty....

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    India’s Jet knocks on govt doors in fight for survival

    Reuters . Bengaluru | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2019

    Beleaguered Indian carrier Jet Airways is seeking an $840 million bailout from shareholders and a state-backed fund, Business Television India said, after earlier approving a deal with its lenders to help plug a billion-dollar funding hole....

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    PepsiCo forecasts surprise drop in profit

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2019

    PepsiCo Inc forecast a surprise drop in full-year profit on Friday, as the snack and beverage company spent heavily on marketing and developing new products in a bid to claw back market share from Coca-Cola Co Inc....

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    Japan keen to assist food processing in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 02:00am on February 15, 2019

    Japan has intended to assist Bangladesh in marketing agricultural goods and food processing alongside with giving assistance for infrastructural development.Japanese delegation, led by its ambassador...

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    Indonesia, Australia to sign trade deal in March: trade minister

    Reuters . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2019

    Indonesia is to sign a trade and investment partnership deal with Australia in March, Indonesia’s trade minister said on Thursday, three months later than expected...

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    Citi sees strong growth in banking clients along Asian trade corridors for 2019

    Business Desk | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2019

    Citi has decided to target 25 per cent growth in revenues from client work in intra-Asia trade corridors in 2019, said a press release. This...

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    Google, Amazon among those targeted in EU unfair practices digital rules

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2019

    Google, Amazon and other tech firms will have to tell companies how they rank their own or rival products on their platforms under new rules...

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    Japan’s GDP rebounds but trade war hangs over 2019

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2019

    Japan’s economy bounced back in the fourth quarter as business and consumer spending recovered from the impact of natural disasters but trade frictions and a...