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    US commerce secy eyes anti-China ‘poison pill’ for new trade deals

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on October 07, 2018

    US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross signalled on Friday that Washington may flex its muscle with additional trading partners in order to exert pressure on China to open its markets,...

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    Google shows progress in addressing competition concerns: EU

    Reuters . Slovakia | Updated at 12:00am on October 07, 2018

    Google’s proposals to increase competition in online shopping are bearing fruit, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Friday, suggesting that the company may be able to avoid further fines....

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    US plans to rewrite rules that impede self-driving cars

    Reuters | Updated at 12:05am on October 06, 2018

    The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to revise safety rules that bar fully self-driving cars from the roads without equipment such as steering wheels, pedals and mirrors, according to a document made public on Thursday....

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    Toyota, sensing an opening, debates building Lexus cars in China

    Reuters . Beijing | Updated at 12:05am on October 06, 2018

    Toyota Motor Corp, long opposed to producing its premium Lexus cars in China because of concerns over quality and profitability, is now considering it to ignite growth and narrow sales gaps with its German rivals, four company insiders told Reuters....

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    Audi warns of sales fluctuation after 56 per cent fall in Europe

    Reuters . Frankfurt | Updated at 12:05am on October 06, 2018

    Volkswagen’s premium brand Audi on Friday said it expected sales in Europe to fluctuate in the coming months after a 55.5 per cent slump in September sales due to supply bottlenecks caused by stricter anti-pollution rules....

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    Tesla’s Musk mocks SEC as judge demands they justify fraud settlement

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 12:05am on October 06, 2018

    Tesla Inc’s Elon Musk on Thursday mocked the US Securities and Exchange Commission, just hours after a federal judge ordered him and the regulator to justify their securities fraud settlement, which let Musk remain chief executive....

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    Oil prices rise on Iran sanctions, outlook uncertain

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:05am on October 06, 2018

    Oil prices steadied just below four-year highs on Friday as US sanctions curbed Iran’s exports, tightening global crude supply....

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    Gold prices steady

    Reuters . Bengaluru | Updated at 12:05am on October 06, 2018

    Gold prices held steady in a narrow range on Friday ahead of a monthly US employment report that should yield further clues on the pace of monetary tightening....

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    World stocks steady ahead of US job data

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:05am on October 06, 2018

    World markets steadied ahead of US jobs numbers on Friday, as a four-year high in oil prices and the biggest weekly jump in treasury yields since February left investors wondering where to go next....

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    SoftBank deepening ties to ride-hailing firm Grab with $500m funding

    Reuters . Singapore/Jakarta | Updated at 12:05am on October 06, 2018

    SoftBank Group Corp is closing in on a deal to invest about $500 million in Grab as part of roughly $1 billion that Southeast Asia’s biggest ride-hailing firm is seeking in its latest funding, sources with knowledge of the matter said....