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  • Twitter dips on hacking concerns

    Twitter Inc shares fell almost 7 percent on Monday after the company said it was investigating unusual traffic that might be from state-sponsored hackers and, in what appeared to be an unrelated issue, a security firm said hackers used the platform to try to steal user data.

  • Japan cuts GDP, CPI forecasts

    Japan's government revised down its forecasts for economic growth and consumer prices for the current and next fiscal years as natural disasters and weakening export demand weighed on the economy, the Cabinet Office said on Tuesday.

  • British companies in China optimistic despite Brexit

    British companies in China believe that the UK's exit from the European Union could boost business in the Asian giant, according to a survey published Tuesday.

  • Growth fears grip markets ahead of Fed meeting

    World stock markets, the U.S. dollar and oil prices tumbled on Tuesday as fears about a slowing global economy gripped investors, just as the U.S. Federal Reserve looks set this week to deliver its fourth interest rate hike of the year.

  • Huawei to spend $2b over five years in cybersecurity push

    Huawei Technologies on Tuesday said it would spend $2 billion over the next 5 years to focus on cybersecurity by adding more people and upgrading lab facilities, as it battles global concerns about risks associated with its network gear.

  • Google to spend $1b on new campus in New York

    Alphabet Inc's Google is investing more than $1 billion on a new campus in New York, becoming the second major technology company after Amazon to pick America's financial capital to expand and create thousands of jobs.

  • S Korea cuts growth outlook, but sticks to equitable economy goal

    South Korea cut its 2018-2019 economic growth outlook to the lowest in six years on Monday, with the economy hurt by weak investment and global trade disputes, but it pledged to ensure that the benefits of growth are distributed more equally.

  • China trade steps seen as good start but leave core US demands untouched

    The United States has welcomed Chinese concessions since the two declared a trade war truce in early December, but trade experts and people familiar with negotiations say Beijing needs to do far more to meet US demands for long-term change in how China does business.

  • IMF says trade war already hurting Asia, may cut global growth forecasts

    Trade frictions between China and the United States are already affecting business confidence and investment in Asia, a senior International Monetary Fund official said, warning that the fund could further cut its global growth forecasts in January.

  • German union calls strike at Amazon warehouses

    German trade union Verdi called on workers at two Amazon logistic centers to strike on Monday, part of a long-running campaign for better pay and conditions.

  • Govt meddling in RBI could dent stability: S&P

    The increasing involvement of the Indian government in the affairs of the country's central bank is a negative for the ratings of giant Asian economy's banking system, S&P Global said on Monday.

  • Nissan meets to replace Ghosn, as tensions grow

    The board of automaker Nissan was meeting Monday to discuss a replacement for former chairman Carlos Ghosn after his arrest for financial misconduct, as tensions grow in the firm's alliance with Renault.

  • BOJ to warn of rising growth risks, policy seen steady

    As the risks to the global economy rises, the Bank of Japan is expected to join a chorus of warnings from other policy-makers of the threat to growth from protectionism and signal its resolve to keep the money spigot open.

  • Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman, ex-bankers in 1MDB probe

    Malaysia on Monday filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of the U.S. bank's former employees in connection with an investigation into suspected corruption and money laundering at state fund 1MDB.

  • Thyssenkrupp steel boss Goss to lead joint venture with Tata Steel

    Germany's Thyssenkrupp and India's Tata Steel on Monday named the top management of their planned European joint venture, ending months of uncertainty over who will join the entity's leadership.

  • Ten years on, Fed's long, strange, trip to zero redefined central banking

    Whatever the acronym, when the US Federal Reserve dropped its policy rate to near zero on Dec. 16, 2008, to counter a full-scale economic crisis, it ushered in what the central bank's chairman at the time, Ben Bernanke, called “the end of the old regime.”

  • Hitachi to buy majority stake in ABB's power grid arm for $6.4b

    Japan's Hitachi on Monday announced plans to buy a majority stake in the power grid business of Swiss-Swedish engineering giant ABB for $6.4 billion, in what would be its biggest ever buyout.

  • Canada Goose delays opening of flagship China store

    Canadian clothing brand Canada Goose delayed the opening of a new flagship store in Beijing on Saturday, a decision that comes as Canada and China are locked in a diplomatic standoff.

  • Opec has shown it can reach deal despite splits

    Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh praised Opec on Saturday for what he said was the producer group's ability to reach agreement despite intense internal political differences.

  • Shenzhen, China's reform pioneer, leads tech revolution

    The southern city of Shenzhen is the symbol of the transformative reforms launched by China 40 years ago: former fishing villages that morphed into a global manufacturing hub.

  • Fed to hike rates again but hints at pause in 2019

    The US Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates in the coming week but policymakers have begun to signal they may take it a bit slower in 2019.

  • Europe must fight illiberal forces, Draghi warns

    The spread of illiberal ideology is threatening the euro but it is an illusion that leaving it would offer an easier path, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Saturday.

  • Trade war: signs of progress in US-China talks

    Though markets are on edge and the arrest of a top Chinese executive threatened to spark a crisis, there are signs the US-China trade war can be resolved without further collateral damage to the global economy.

  • Qatar Petroleum to invest $20b in US in major expansion

    Qatar Petroleum (QP) is looking to invest at least $20 billion in the United States over the coming few years, its chief executive told Reuters, after the Gulf Arab state quit OPEC, freeing Doha from potential legal risks in the United States.

  • French budget deficit seen at 3.4pc of GDP next year

    France's budget deficit is likely to overshoot the European Union's limit of 3 percent of GDP next year and reach 3.4 percent, National Assembly president Richard Ferrand told Sunday newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche.

  • Deep in the red: Chinese county pays price for vanity-project binge

    In the heart of an impoverished village in southern China, a life-sized statue of Mao Zedong sits on a platform adorned with intricate stonework, flanked by a diorama of Red Army soldiers and traditional brick-and-tile homes with curved roofs.

  • 5G: a revolution not without risks

    The recent diplomatic dust-up over Chinese telecoms company Huawei, one of the leaders in developing equipment for fifth-generation mobile networks, has demonstrated that this technology which promises to enable an internet of things and self-driving vehicles also poses risks.

  • Boeing opens first 737 plant in China

    Boeing Co opened its first 737 completion plant in China on Saturday, a strategic investment aimed at building a sales lead over arch-rival Airbus in one of the world's top travel markets that has been overshadowed by the US-China trade war.

  • US auto sales slow

    US sales of autos and gasoline slowed last month, weighing on the retail sector as the crucial year-end shopping period got under way, government data showed Friday.

  • China's ZTE loses major German mobile contract

    Chinese telecoms giant ZTE lost its biggest contract in Germany, network provider Telefonica on Friday told AFP, as resistance mounts across the West to Beijing's infrastructure manufacturers.