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Thai orchid exports to get boost under memo with Ali Auctions

More Thai orchids will soon beautify weddings, conferences and restaurants in mainland China after the Thai Orchid Exporter Association joined hands with Ali Auction, an online auction platform under Alibaba Group, to promote export of the world-renowned flow
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Thai orchid exports to get boost under memo with Ali Auctions

More Thai orchids will soon beautify weddings, conferences and restaurants in mainland China after the Thai Orchid Exporter Association joined hands with Ali Auction, an online auction platform under Alibaba Group, to promote export of the world-renowned flowers through e-commerce.

Crude oil slides to year lows on oversupply fears despite agreed cuts

Oil prices dropped more than 3 percent on Tuesday with main crude benchmarks, Brent and WTI, trading at the lowest levels in more than a year. Forecasts of record US shale oil output triggered worries about global oversupply. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Crude oil slides to year lows on oversupply fears despite agreed cuts

Oil prices dropped more than 3 percent on Tuesday with main crude benchmarks, Brent and WTI, trading at the lowest levels in more than a year. Forecasts of record US shale oil output triggered worries about global oversupply. Read Full Article at RT.com

Life after OPEC: Qatar to invest $20 billion into US energy in major expansion

After Qatar recently announced its intention to withdraw from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), its state-run oil giant has pledged hefty investments in the US energy sector. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Life after OPEC: Qatar to invest $20 billion into US energy in major expansion

After Qatar recently announced its intention to withdraw from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), its state-run oil giant has pledged hefty investments in the US energy sector. Read Full Article at RT.com

Davos U-turn: World Economic Forum welcomes all Russian businessmen after boycott threat

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has backtracked on its decision to bar three Russian businessmen from next year’s meeting in Davos. The turnabout comes after Moscow threatened to boycott the year's biggest business event. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Davos U-turn: World Economic Forum welcomes all Russian businessmen after boycott threat

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has backtracked on its decision to bar three Russian businessmen from next year’s meeting in Davos. The turnabout comes after Moscow threatened to boycott the year's biggest business event. Read Full Article at RT.com

China to mark economic miracle that pulled 700 million people out of poverty

China has pledged more economic reforms to push growth higher and help offset any impact from the US trade conflict. It comes as the world’s second-largest economy marks the 40th anniversary of “reform and opening up” this week. Read Full Article at RT.
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China to mark economic miracle that pulled 700 million people out of poverty

China has pledged more economic reforms to push growth higher and help offset any impact from the US trade conflict. It comes as the world’s second-largest economy marks the 40th anniversary of “reform and opening up” this week. Read Full Article at RT.com

Hit the road Jaсques! Yellow Vests blamed for millions in damage to French highways

French road operator VINCI Autoroutes says it has become the latest victim of the nationwide Yellow Vest protests. It claims weeks of rallies and attacks on highways and facilities resulted in tens of millions of euros in damages. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hit the road Jaсques! Yellow Vests blamed for millions in damage to French highways

French road operator VINCI Autoroutes says it has become the latest victim of the nationwide Yellow Vest protests. It claims weeks of rallies and attacks on highways and facilities resulted in tens of millions of euros in damages. Read Full Article at RT.com

Forget sanctions? France wants to participate in jetliner project with Russia & China

French firms are planning to take part in a Russian-Chinese project to build a wide-body long-haul passenger airplane, according to Bertrand de Lacombe, Director of International Cooperation at French Civil Aviation Authority. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Forget sanctions? France wants to participate in jetliner project with Russia & China

French firms are planning to take part in a Russian-Chinese project to build a wide-body long-haul passenger airplane, according to Bertrand de Lacombe, Director of International Cooperation at French Civil Aviation Authority. Read Full Article at RT.com

BHP announces stock buyback, special dividend

BHP will issue a special dividend for shareholders after selling its US shale assets, the miner said Monday as it completed a US$7.3 billion stock buyback.
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BHP announces stock buyback, special dividend

BHP will issue a special dividend for shareholders after selling its US shale assets, the miner said Monday as it completed a US$7.3 billion stock buyback.

Glencore-Controlled Miner to Be Fined by Canadian Authorities Over Congo Ops

A Glencore-controlled mining company and some of its current and former directors and executives have agreed to pay more than $22 million to settle Canadian allegations that they hid the risks of doing business with an Israeli businessman closely linked to Co
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Glencore-Controlled Miner to Be Fined by Canadian Authorities Over Congo Ops

A Glencore-controlled mining company and some of its current and former directors and executives have agreed to pay more than $22 million to settle Canadian allegations that they hid the risks of doing business with an Israeli businessman closely linked to Congolese President Joseph Kabila.

HQ Trivia Co-Founder Dies of Apparent Drug Overdose

Colin Kroll’s popular web app, launched in August 2017, rewarded users for correctly answering trivia questions. Before HQ Trivia, Mr. Kroll founded video app Vine.
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HQ Trivia Co-Founder Dies of Apparent Drug Overdose

Colin Kroll’s popular web app, launched in August 2017, rewarded users for correctly answering trivia questions. Before HQ Trivia, Mr. Kroll founded video app Vine.

Amazon Targets Unprofitable Items, With a Sharper Focus on the Bottom Line

Amazon.com has trained people to buy everything online. Now it is having second thoughts about some of those sales because they don’t make money—and is pushing big brands to change how they use its site.
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Amazon Targets Unprofitable Items, With a Sharper Focus on the Bottom Line

Amazon.com has trained people to buy everything online. Now it is having second thoughts about some of those sales because they don’t make money—and is pushing big brands to change how they use its site.

Possible Drone Collision Renews Focus on Safety Systems

U.S. government and industry efforts to prevent accidents between planes and drones are getting heightened attention after last week’s possible collision of an Aeromexico jetliner and an unmanned aircraft.
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Possible Drone Collision Renews Focus on Safety Systems

U.S. government and industry efforts to prevent accidents between planes and drones are getting heightened attention after last week’s possible collision of an Aeromexico jetliner and an unmanned aircraft.

The US oil industry’s dirty little secret

The oil industry engaged in a secret public relations campaign to undermine US fuel economy standards, according to a new investigation from the New York Times. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The US oil industry’s dirty little secret

The oil industry engaged in a secret public relations campaign to undermine US fuel economy standards, according to a new investigation from the New York Times. Read Full Article at RT.com

Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift Tours Head for Netflix Encore

The concert films from Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway residency and Taylor Swift’s stadium tour across the U.S.—two of the hottest tickets of 2018—are headed for Netflix.
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Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift Tours Head for Netflix Encore

The concert films from Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway residency and Taylor Swift’s stadium tour across the U.S.—two of the hottest tickets of 2018—are headed for Netflix.

Where You Should Move to Make the Most Money: America's Superstar Cities

A tech-driven concentration of talent since the 1980s has helped the rich get richer. But it has also sharpened an urban-rural divide that, some say, threatens growth. Columnist Christopher Mims explores the phenomenon.
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Where You Should Move to Make the Most Money: America's Superstar Cities

A tech-driven concentration of talent since the 1980s has helped the rich get richer. But it has also sharpened an urban-rural divide that, some say, threatens growth. Columnist Christopher Mims explores the phenomenon.

The 'Fortnite' Dance Move That Spawned a Lawsuit

The suit targets one of the videogame’s most popular aspects: the celebratory dances players buy for a few bucks. Artists including Chance the Rapper say originators should be paid for moves they created and popularized.
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The 'Fortnite' Dance Move That Spawned a Lawsuit

The suit targets one of the videogame’s most popular aspects: the celebratory dances players buy for a few bucks. Artists including Chance the Rapper say originators should be paid for moves they created and popularized.

Boeing Flies Close to Trade Tussle With New Facility in China

Boeing opened a new Chinese production facility, as the American aviation company tries to cater to its top export market while steering clear of the tensions battering U.S.-China relations.
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Boeing Flies Close to Trade Tussle With New Facility in China

Boeing opened a new Chinese production facility, as the American aviation company tries to cater to its top export market while steering clear of the tensions battering U.S.-China relations.

Deloitte Board Nominates New U.S. CEO to Replace Cathy Engelbert

Deloitte LLP’s board has nominated the head of its audit practice as the next U.S. chief executive at the Big Four accounting firm, apparently closing off the last chance that current chief Cathy Engelbert might get a second term.
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Deloitte Board Nominates New U.S. CEO to Replace Cathy Engelbert

Deloitte LLP’s board has nominated the head of its audit practice as the next U.S. chief executive at the Big Four accounting firm, apparently closing off the last chance that current chief Cathy Engelbert might get a second term.

What would the end of OPEC mean?

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries - the oil market institution that has exerted an unyielding power over the price of crude for nearly 60 years - is now in deep crisis. Read Full Article at RT.com
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What would the end of OPEC mean?

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries - the oil market institution that has exerted an unyielding power over the price of crude for nearly 60 years - is now in deep crisis. Read Full Article at RT.com

Trump says 'big' China deal possible after US pressure

President Donald Trump on Friday predicted a major US-China trade deal in the near future, saying that Beijing's negotiating position had been weakened by the impact of the tariffs war between the world's top two economies.
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Trump says 'big' China deal possible after US pressure

President Donald Trump on Friday predicted a major US-China trade deal in the near future, saying that Beijing's negotiating position had been weakened by the impact of the tariffs war between the world's top two economies.

Russia may participate in construction of Trans-African railway

Moscow is ready to take part in the ambitious project of constructing a cross-continental railway line which will connect East and West Africa. That’s according to the Russia-Sudan intergovernmental commission. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia may participate in construction of Trans-African railway

Moscow is ready to take part in the ambitious project of constructing a cross-continental railway line which will connect East and West Africa. That’s according to the Russia-Sudan intergovernmental commission. Read Full Article at RT.com

Global debt hits all-time high of $184,000,000,000,000

The world’s debt currently exceeds $86,000 per person on average, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The US, China, and Japan are the top three global borrowers, accounting for more than half of the global debt. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Global debt hits all-time high of $184,000,000,000,000

The world’s debt currently exceeds $86,000 per person on average, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The US, China, and Japan are the top three global borrowers, accounting for more than half of the global debt. Read Full Article at RT.com

Bill to allow foreigners to serve as arbitrators moves forward

The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has taken the first step to pass the draft amended Arbitration Act which allows foreigners to serve as arbitrators in Thailand.
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Bill to allow foreigners to serve as arbitrators moves forward

The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has taken the first step to pass the draft amended Arbitration Act which allows foreigners to serve as arbitrators in Thailand.

US stocks close sharply lower as global growth fears spur sell-off

US stocks sold off to close the week down sharply on Friday, with fears of slowing global growth pushing all three major Wall Street indices down about two percent.
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US stocks close sharply lower as global growth fears spur sell-off

US stocks sold off to close the week down sharply on Friday, with fears of slowing global growth pushing all three major Wall Street indices down about two percent.

Iran loses market share in India as its oil exports slump in November

India’s oil imports from Iran dropped to a one-year-low in November, plunging by 41 percent from October due to the US sanctions, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing industry sources and ship-tracking data. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Iran loses market share in India as its oil exports slump in November

India’s oil imports from Iran dropped to a one-year-low in November, plunging by 41 percent from October due to the US sanctions, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing industry sources and ship-tracking data. Read Full Article at RT.com

'I'm not interested': Anthony Joshua snubs Tyson Fury as he chases Deontay Wilder clash

British world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has laid his cards on the table, saying he doesn't want to face Tyson Fury, because he doesn't offer the opportunity to earn another title. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'I'm not interested': Anthony Joshua snubs Tyson Fury as he chases Deontay Wilder clash

British world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has laid his cards on the table, saying he doesn't want to face Tyson Fury, because he doesn't offer the opportunity to earn another title. Read Full Article at RT.com

Thanks a million – Vietnam sets new annual tourist landmark

A Vietnamese woman, Duong Thu Trang, has become the one millionth tourist arrival from that country to Thailand in 2018, a historic first between the two Southeast Asian neighbours.
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Thanks a million – Vietnam sets new annual tourist landmark

A Vietnamese woman, Duong Thu Trang, has become the one millionth tourist arrival from that country to Thailand in 2018, a historic first between the two Southeast Asian neighbours.

China economy shows weakness as consumers ease up on spending

Chinese consumer spending grew at its slowest pace in 15 years and factories eased up in November, official data showed Friday, raising the prospect of fresh stimulus measures as the economy sputters.
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China economy shows weakness as consumers ease up on spending

Chinese consumer spending grew at its slowest pace in 15 years and factories eased up in November, official data showed Friday, raising the prospect of fresh stimulus measures as the economy sputters.

Asian markets fall after week's rally, pound holds up

Asian markets fell on Friday, putting the region on course to end a broadly positive week on a sour note with China showing more signs of weakness, while traders took their profits off the table.
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Asian markets fall after week's rally, pound holds up

Asian markets fell on Friday, putting the region on course to end a broadly positive week on a sour note with China showing more signs of weakness, while traders took their profits off the table.

EU steps up planning for no-deal Brexit

EU leaders agreed Thursday to step up preparations for Britain crashing out of the bloc next March without a deal, with the European Commission to publish a plan next week.
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EU steps up planning for no-deal Brexit

EU leaders agreed Thursday to step up preparations for Britain crashing out of the bloc next March without a deal, with the European Commission to publish a plan next week.

Google Korea under tax probe, signaling widening crackdown on foreign tech firms

South Korea’s tax agency has launched an investigation into the local branch of US technology giant Google over allegations of tax evasion on the part of some local YouTubers, a move that signals stepped up government efforts to crack down on foreign tec
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Google Korea under tax probe, signaling widening crackdown on foreign tech firms

South Korea’s tax agency has launched an investigation into the local branch of US technology giant Google over allegations of tax evasion on the part of some local YouTubers, a move that signals stepped up government efforts to crack down on foreign tech firms long accused of taking a free ride on lax regulations.

Huawei's U.S.-Based Workers Grow Wary After Arrest

The arrest of Huawei’s finance chief has stirred job insecurity among the Chinese company’s 1,500 U.S.-based workers, already uneasy about Washington’s campaign against their employer.
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Huawei's U.S.-Based Workers Grow Wary After Arrest

The arrest of Huawei’s finance chief has stirred job insecurity among the Chinese company’s 1,500 U.S.-based workers, already uneasy about Washington’s campaign against their employer.

Harassment Complaints Still Bring Retaliation

Workplace retaliation against those reporting sexual harassment remains an issue, even as the #MeToo movement has emboldened people who say they have been mistreated.
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Harassment Complaints Still Bring Retaliation

Workplace retaliation against those reporting sexual harassment remains an issue, even as the #MeToo movement has emboldened people who say they have been mistreated.