Miscellany

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    Global auto leaders urge Trump admin to end trade turmoil

    Reuters . Detroit | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2019

    Auto executives gathered in Detroit on Monday called on the Trump administration and Congress to resolve trade disputes, and end the government shutdown, saying political...

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    VW, Ford to announce alliance

    Reuters . Detroit | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2019

    Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co are expected to unveil an alliance on Tuesday that combines forces on commercial vehicles and is likely to expand...

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    Germany posts weakest growth in 5yrs

    Reuters . Berlin | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2019

    The German economy grew by 1.5 percent in 2018, the weakest rate in five years and markedly slower than the previous year, preliminary data showed...

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    China signals more stimulus as economic slowdown deepens

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

    China on Tuesday signalled more stimulus measures in the near term as a tariff war with the United States took a heavy toll on its...

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    Etihad to raise stake in Jet Air

    Reuters . Abu Dhabi | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2019

    Etihad Airways plans to hike its stake in debt-laden Jet Airways, a person close to the Abu Dhabi carrier told Reuters late on Monday, further...

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    Singapore urged to fix rules on hiring domestic workers

    Reuters . Kuala Lumpur | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2019

    Singapore must overhaul its rules and systems for the hiring of foreign domestic workers to put a stop to forced labour in the wealthy city-state,...

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    Facebook to invest $300 million in journalism

    Agence France-Presse . New York | Updated at 07:59pm on January 15, 2019

    Facebook announced Tuesday that it will invest $300 million dollars in various projects related to journalism, especially to promote local news, which has been hit...

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    US shutdown sends economy into uncharted waters

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on January 14, 2019

    The US government shutdown on Saturday became the longest in history and is taking a growing bite out of the world’s largest economy with each...

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    Haley, Ivanka Trump among possible WB nominees: report

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on January 13, 2019

    Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and US president Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka are among possible US candidates to replace outgoing World Bank President...

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    More companies help workers build emergency funds

    Reuters . New York | Updated at 12:00am on January 13, 2019

    At the Springdale Ice Cream and Beverage factory in Cincinnati, workers were coming to the human resources department with money troubles, wanting cash advances on...

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