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Putin signs decree allowing Russian counter-sanctions against Ukraine - Kremlin website

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree allowing Russia to target Ukrainian companies and individuals with sanctions in response to Ukrainian sanctions against Russia, the Kremlin website reported on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Putin signs decree allowing Russian counter-sanctions against Ukraine - Kremlin website

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree allowing Russia to target Ukrainian companies and individuals with sanctions in response to Ukrainian sanctions against Russia, the Kremlin website reported on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com

Sanctioned Russian assets attracting investment from biggest US pension funds

Mounting political tensions between Moscow and Washington along with endless US threats to impose more and more sanctions haven't prevented America's biggest pension funds from investing in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sanctioned Russian assets attracting investment from biggest US pension funds

Mounting political tensions between Moscow and Washington along with endless US threats to impose more and more sanctions haven't prevented America's biggest pension funds from investing in Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com

China set to open world’s longest sea bridge to Hong Kong & Macau

A $20 billion sea-crossing bridge, connecting mainland China to Hong Kong and Macau is to finally open on Tuesday. The six-lane bridge has been constructed in just nine years. Read Full Article at RT.com
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China set to open world’s longest sea bridge to Hong Kong & Macau

A $20 billion sea-crossing bridge, connecting mainland China to Hong Kong and Macau is to finally open on Tuesday. The six-lane bridge has been constructed in just nine years. Read Full Article at RT.com

The Steel Industry Gets What It Wants on Tariffs

U.S. steelmakers prevailed in their push for the Trump administration to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. The industry also succeeded in a later effort to make some tariffs disappear.
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The Steel Industry Gets What It Wants on Tariffs

U.S. steelmakers prevailed in their push for the Trump administration to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. The industry also succeeded in a later effort to make some tariffs disappear.

Super Micro Computer Denies Malicious Chip Report

Super Micro Computer said in a letter to customers that a media report claiming a malevolent hardware chip was installed in its motherboards is incorrect and that it is conducting a review in light of the story.
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Super Micro Computer Denies Malicious Chip Report

Super Micro Computer said in a letter to customers that a media report claiming a malevolent hardware chip was installed in its motherboards is incorrect and that it is conducting a review in light of the story.

Hasbro Still Feels Sting From Loss of Toys 'R' Us Business

Hasbro continued to struggle in the aftermath of Toys “R” Us’s demise, as liquidation sales damped demand for orders and finding new places for the lost business created complications.
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Hasbro Still Feels Sting From Loss of Toys 'R' Us Business

Hasbro continued to struggle in the aftermath of Toys “R” Us’s demise, as liquidation sales damped demand for orders and finding new places for the lost business created complications.

Steelmakers Boast Impressive Record of Getting Tariffs---and Avoiding Them

U.S. steelmakers prevailed in their push for the Trump administration to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. The industry also succeeded in a later effort to make some tariffs disappear.
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Steelmakers Boast Impressive Record of Getting Tariffs---and Avoiding Them

U.S. steelmakers prevailed in their push for the Trump administration to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. The industry also succeeded in a later effort to make some tariffs disappear.

Germany urges global minimum tax for digital giants

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said in an interview for publication Sunday he backed a global minimum fiscal regime for multinationals as Europe looks to levy tax notably on US tech giants.
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Germany urges global minimum tax for digital giants

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said in an interview for publication Sunday he backed a global minimum fiscal regime for multinationals as Europe looks to levy tax notably on US tech giants.

Shanghai surge leads Asian markets rally

Most Asian markets rose Monday, with Shanghai surging more than four percent to build on a rally at the end of last week but traders are still cautious over geopolitical tensions.
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Shanghai surge leads Asian markets rally

Most Asian markets rose Monday, with Shanghai surging more than four percent to build on a rally at the end of last week but traders are still cautious over geopolitical tensions.

US pressures SWIFT to cut off Iran from global banking transactions to enforce sanctions

The US aims to disconnect Iran from the SWIFT global payment network as part of new economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic in November. Disconnection from network would make it difficult for Iran to get paid for exports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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US pressures SWIFT to cut off Iran from global banking transactions to enforce sanctions

The US aims to disconnect Iran from the SWIFT global payment network as part of new economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic in November. Disconnection from network would make it difficult for Iran to get paid for exports. Read Full Article at RT.com

Wedding tourism: Indian couples selling tickets to their big day

Some couples in India, seeking to cash in, have started selling admission tickets to their weddings to tourists wishing to attend the colorful affair. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Wedding tourism: Indian couples selling tickets to their big day

Some couples in India, seeking to cash in, have started selling admission tickets to their weddings to tourists wishing to attend the colorful affair. Read Full Article at RT.com

UK’s plastics recycling industry accused of widespread fraud & pollution

The Environment Agency (EA) is investigating suspected widespread abuse and fraud within Britain's plastics recycling industry. It will deal with complaints that firms and organized crime are abusing the system. Read Full Article at RT.com
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UK’s plastics recycling industry accused of widespread fraud & pollution

The Environment Agency (EA) is investigating suspected widespread abuse and fraud within Britain's plastics recycling industry. It will deal with complaints that firms and organized crime are abusing the system. Read Full Article at RT.com

South Korea has the strongest entrepreneurship in Asia

South Korea tops the region in entrepreneurship environment with a score of 54%, according to the recently released Global Entrepreneurship Index.
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South Korea has the strongest entrepreneurship in Asia

South Korea tops the region in entrepreneurship environment with a score of 54%, according to the recently released Global Entrepreneurship Index.

Japan finds itself buried in plastic waste after China stops importing world’s trash

Nations across the globe are beginning to suffer from waste build-up, after China stopped importing recyclable garbage this year. Japan has become the latest country reporting severe recycling industry overload. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Japan finds itself buried in plastic waste after China stops importing world’s trash

Nations across the globe are beginning to suffer from waste build-up, after China stopped importing recyclable garbage this year. Japan has become the latest country reporting severe recycling industry overload. Read Full Article at RT.com

Germany sees Russia as stable energy partner as US demands Europe dump Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Europe should stop backing a Russia-led project to deliver natural gas to the continent, according to US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell. However, not all the European nations agree. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Germany sees Russia as stable energy partner as US demands Europe dump Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Europe should stop backing a Russia-led project to deliver natural gas to the continent, according to US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell. However, not all the European nations agree. Read Full Article at RT.com

MTV Owner's Streaming Strategy: If You Can't Beat Them, Feed Them

Viacom is rebooting MTV’s “The Real World” franchise for Facebook, the latest sign that the cable-TV giant has stopped fighting the growing dominance of digital players like Netflix and is instead producing shows—and soon movies—for them.
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MTV Owner's Streaming Strategy: If You Can't Beat Them, Feed Them

Viacom is rebooting MTV’s “The Real World” franchise for Facebook, the latest sign that the cable-TV giant has stopped fighting the growing dominance of digital players like Netflix and is instead producing shows—and soon movies—for them.

Defense Firms Struggle With Security-Clearance Backlog

An exacerbated workforce crunch for makers of warships, jet fighters and cybersecurity systems is forcing them to resort to workarounds to finish Pentagon orders.
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Defense Firms Struggle With Security-Clearance Backlog

An exacerbated workforce crunch for makers of warships, jet fighters and cybersecurity systems is forcing them to resort to workarounds to finish Pentagon orders.

South African farmers to visit Russia’s Crimea to boost ties while facing land expropriation at home

Farmers from South Africa will visit the Russian peninsula of Crimea to exchange experience in winemaking, as they face the possibility of losing their farms as part of their country's land reform. Read Full Article at RT.com
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South African farmers to visit Russia’s Crimea to boost ties while facing land expropriation at home

Farmers from South Africa will visit the Russian peninsula of Crimea to exchange experience in winemaking, as they face the possibility of losing their farms as part of their country's land reform. Read Full Article at RT.com

Ukraine government hikes gas prices for population by quarter as part of deal with IMF

Kiev has announced that Ukrainians will have to pay nearly 25 percent more for gas starting from November. The decision follows an agreement with the International Monetary Fund that demands increases as part of aid program. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Ukraine government hikes gas prices for population by quarter as part of deal with IMF

Kiev has announced that Ukrainians will have to pay nearly 25 percent more for gas starting from November. The decision follows an agreement with the International Monetary Fund that demands increases as part of aid program. Read Full Article at RT.com

Emerging economies stockpiling gold in expectation of US dollar banking system collapse – analysts

Countries around the world are turning to gold as uncertainty about the global economy rises. Trade wars and the aggressive policies of the United States are making emerging economies withdraw from dollar assets, analysts told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Emerging economies stockpiling gold in expectation of US dollar banking system collapse – analysts

Countries around the world are turning to gold as uncertainty about the global economy rises. Trade wars and the aggressive policies of the United States are making emerging economies withdraw from dollar assets, analysts told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com

Nearly half the world lives on less than $5.50 a day – World Bank

Despite progress in reducing extreme poverty, the number of poor worldwide is still “unacceptably high,” according to a World Bank report, which showed that billions of people still struggle to meet basic needs. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Nearly half the world lives on less than $5.50 a day – World Bank

Despite progress in reducing extreme poverty, the number of poor worldwide is still “unacceptably high,” according to a World Bank report, which showed that billions of people still struggle to meet basic needs. Read Full Article at RT.com

JPMorgan Chase to build 'fintech' campus in Silicon Valley

JPMorgan Chase announced Friday that it will open a new campus for financial technology, or «fintech,» in Silicon Valley in 2020, staffed by more than 1,000 workers.
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JPMorgan Chase to build 'fintech' campus in Silicon Valley

JPMorgan Chase announced Friday that it will open a new campus for financial technology, or «fintech,» in Silicon Valley in 2020, staffed by more than 1,000 workers.

Russia welcomes foreign banks to join its money transfer alternative to SWIFT

Foreign banks will soon be able to become part of Russia's money transfer network which serves as an alternative to the traditional SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) system. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia welcomes foreign banks to join its money transfer alternative to SWIFT

Foreign banks will soon be able to become part of Russia's money transfer network which serves as an alternative to the traditional SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) system. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia negotiates new energy project with Exxon despite looming US sanctions – reports

Russia is currently in talks with US energy major ExxonMobil over new oil and gas projects as Washington considers new sanctions against the country, unnamed sources in the Russian government told Bloomberg. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia negotiates new energy project with Exxon despite looming US sanctions – reports

Russia is currently in talks with US energy major ExxonMobil over new oil and gas projects as Washington considers new sanctions against the country, unnamed sources in the Russian government told Bloomberg. Read Full Article at RT.com

Huge Iranian oil armada heads to China before US sanctions kick in

An unprecedented volume of Iranian crude oil is set to arrive at China’s northeast port of Dalian this month and in early November before US sanctions on Iran take effect. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Huge Iranian oil armada heads to China before US sanctions kick in

An unprecedented volume of Iranian crude oil is set to arrive at China’s northeast port of Dalian this month and in early November before US sanctions on Iran take effect. Read Full Article at RT.com

South African city to begin confiscating land from white citizens in national test case

Local authorities in the South African city of Ekurhuleni are set to begin expropriating privately owned land, without paying for it, as part of a national test case for the country’s controversial land reform program. Read Full Article at RT.com
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South African city to begin confiscating land from white citizens in national test case

Local authorities in the South African city of Ekurhuleni are set to begin expropriating privately owned land, without paying for it, as part of a national test case for the country’s controversial land reform program. Read Full Article at RT.com

Consumer Giants' Have an Emerging Market Problem

Big footprints in emerging markets are often considered the crown jewels of European consumer-products giants like Nestlé and Unilever. But the downside is apparent.
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Consumer Giants' Have an Emerging Market Problem

Big footprints in emerging markets are often considered the crown jewels of European consumer-products giants like Nestlé and Unilever. But the downside is apparent.

China's GDP growth slows to 6.5 percent in third quarter

China's economy grew at its slowest pace in nine years in the third quarter, as a campaign to tackle mounting debt and trade frictions with the US had an effect.
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China's GDP growth slows to 6.5 percent in third quarter

China's economy grew at its slowest pace in nine years in the third quarter, as a campaign to tackle mounting debt and trade frictions with the US had an effect.

Thailand beat by Vietnam as most globalised populous economy

Việt Nam’s trade as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) reached over 200 per cent in 2017, the highest level for any country with over 50 million people in the World Bank’s data set, which goes back to 1960.
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Thailand beat by Vietnam as most globalised populous economy

Việt Nam’s trade as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) reached over 200 per cent in 2017, the highest level for any country with over 50 million people in the World Bank’s data set, which goes back to 1960.