Trade & Commerce

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    US, China haggle over toughest issues in trade war talks

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    Top US and Chinese trade negotiators haggled on Thursday over the details of a set of agreements aimed at ending their trade war, just one...

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    Gold prices rise on subdued dollar

    Reuters | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    Gold inched up on Friday as optimism over US-China trade talks pressured the dollar, but signs that the US Federal Reserve could raise interest rates...

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    German business morale sinks for a sixth month in Feb

    Reuters . Berlin | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    German business morale fell for the sixth straight month in February, a survey showed on Friday, reflecting concern among corporate executives that trade hostilities will...

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    Little leeway to ease consumer pain as European power prices soar

    Reuters . Paris/Warsaw/London | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    Households across Europe should brace for higher energy bills this year as governments have had little success in limiting rises in the face of soaring...

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    Saudi Aramco agrees tie-up for $10b project in China

    Reuters . Dubai | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    State-owned Saudi Aramco has signed an agreement to form a joint venture with Chinese conglomerate Norinco to develop a refining and petrochemical complex in Panjin...

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    Asia’s surging fuel exports depress refining industry profits

    Reuters . Singapore | Updated at 12:00am on February 23, 2019

    Asia’s biggest oil consumers are flooding the region with fuel as refining output is exceeding consumption amid a slowdown in demand growth, pressuring industry profits....

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    US, China sketch outlines of deal to end trade war

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 02:40pm on February 21, 2019

    The United States and China have started to outline commitments in principle on the stickiest issues in their trade dispute, marking the most significant progress...

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    US-China trade hopes extend equity surge

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    World stocks hit a four-month high on Wednesday on hopes of progress in trade talks between the United States and China, with a dovish backdrop...

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    DCCI wants banking commission

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Wednesday suggested that the government should form an independent banking commission to oversee the operations of banking sector...

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    Amazon’s ‘collaborative’ robots offer peek into the future

    Agence France-Presse .New York | Updated at 12:00am on February 21, 2019

    Hundreds of orange robots zoom and whiz back and forth like miniature bumper cars — but instead of colliding, they’re following a carefully plotted path...