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    Aramco sets record with $100b demand for landmark bond

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on April 10, 2019

    Orders for Saudi Aramco’s debut international bond topped $100 billion on Tuesday, a record breaking vote of market confidence for the oil giant which has...

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    China wants to ban bitcoin mining

    Reuters . Shanghai/Hong Kong | Updated at 12:00am on April 10, 2019

    China’s state planner wants to eliminate bitcoin mining in the country, according to a draft list of industrial activities the agency is seeking to stop...

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    EU, US on collision course over aircraft dispute

    Reuters . Brussels/Paris | Updated at 12:00am on April 10, 2019

    The European Union has begun preparations to retaliate over Boeing subsidies, an EU official said on Tuesday, a day after Washington listed EU products it...

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    India delays May order for Iran oil, awaits clarity on sanctions waiver

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on April 10, 2019

    Indian refiners are holding back from ordering Iranian oil for loading in May pending clarity on whether Washington will extend a waiver from US sanctions...

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    Bangladesh remains 9th highest remittance receiver: WB

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on April 10, 2019

    Bangladesh remained the ninth highest remittance receiving country in 2018 with the total inflow rising to $15.5 billion from $13.47 billion of 2017, according to...

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    Ghosn to name names as wife flees Tokyo

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on April 08, 2019

    Arrested former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn is set to name the people he believes are responsible for his downfall in Japan, his wife said in...

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    New NAFTA deal ‘in trouble’, bruised by elections, tariff rows

    Reuters . Mexico City/Ottawa | Updated at 12:00am on April 08, 2019

    More than six months after the United States, Mexico and Canada agreed a new deal to govern more than $1 trillion in regional trade, the...

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    Cuba newsprint shortage sounds alarm for economy

    Agence France-Presse . Havana | Updated at 12:00am on April 08, 2019

    The newsprint shortages which forced Cuba’s Communist daily to run a trimmed-down edition on Friday would pass off as a simple supply glitch in most...

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    Singapore ‘fake news’ laws upset tech giants

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 12:00am on April 08, 2019

    Tech giants have reacted with horror after Singapore proposed laws against ‘fake news’ allowing authorities to order the removal of content and impose hefty fines,...

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    Under Trump, US Fed faces politicisation

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on April 08, 2019

    The US Federal Reserve has regularly faced criticism from Donald Trump, but in recent days the president took matters into his own hands — raising...

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