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    Amazon rules, Walmart gains in e-commerce: study

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    Amazon is still the dominant player in US e-commerce, but Walmart is seeing strong gains and is poised to become the number three online retailer,...

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    Hong Kong, Shanghai lead most Asia markets up

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    Asian markets mostly rose Thursday, with Hong Kong and Shanghai rallying on hopes for an easing of the China-US trade war, while energy firms also...

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    Indonesia surprises with rate hike

    Agence France-Presse . Jakarta | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    Indonesia hiked interest rates again Thursday as weak trade data and a slumping currency prompted the central bank to boost borrowing costs for the sixth...

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    Waste not: South Africa makes world’s first human urine brick

    Agence France-Presse . Cape Town | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    One day, when nature calls, your urine could be put to better use than to be flushed down the loo.Instead it could be a key...

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    Germany eases diesel vehicle bans

    Agence France-Presse . Frankfurt | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    The German government will ease air pollution law so as to spare cities that only slightly exceed limits on harmful nitrogen dioxide (NO2) from diesel...

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    China opens luxury hotel in quarry

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    A hotel development sunk into a disused quarry in China opened its doors Thursday to deep-pocketed clientele.Preventing the 88-metre-deep (290 feet) pit from flooding was...

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    Pakistan goes against the grain with coal power spree

    Agence France-Presse . Islamkot | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    In Pakistan’s bleak Thar desert, the roar of trucks is constant at a massive Chinese-backed coal power project the government sees as an answer to...

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    Pound hammered as businesses give tepid response to draft Brexit deal

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    The pound dived Thursday as a string of British government resignations appeared to put a draft Brexit deal in serious jeopardy, dealers said.The UK currency...

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