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Moody's Slashes Hong Kong Rating Following China Cut

Hong Kong on Thursday hit back at a decision by Moody's to cut its credit rating on the city, which the agency said was becoming increasingly close to mainland China.

The move was announced hours after the firm downgraded China for the first time in almost three decades citing concerns about its ballooning debt and slowing economic growth.

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ECB Sees Clouds over Eurozone's Financial Stability

The European Central Bank said Wednesday that stress in the eurozone financial system had remained low over the past six months, but it warned of "significant" risks to that stability.

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Moody's Cuts China's Rating on Debt Fears

Moody's ratings agency downgraded China's credit score for the first time since 1989 on Wednesday on fears that the country will struggle to tame its rising debt as economic growth slows down over the coming years.

The agency lowered China's long-term local currency and foreign currency issuer ratings to A1 from Aa3, but said its outlook changed from "negative" to "stable".

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450 Companies from 20 Countries to Exhibit at Project Lebanon 2017

Prime Minister Saad Hariri has given his official support to the 22nd edition of Project Lebanon, confirming the exhibition’s position as the largest business event in the country.

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IFP Group Inaugurates 10th Edition of Beirut Boat under Aoun's Auspices

Under the patronage of President Michel Aoun, the 10th edition of Beirut Boat 2017 has been officially inaugurated at Beirut Marina by Tourism Minister Avedis Guidanian, on behalf of the President and in the presence of VIP delegates and members of the diplomatic community.

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Greece Says Vital Loan Payment Not Affected by Debt Talks Impasse

The deadlock in eurozone-IMF talks over Greek debt relief will not affect a vital loan payment needed to avert a July default, Athens said Tuesday.

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Oil Producers to Extend Output Curbs at OPEC Meeting

Oil producers inside and outside the OPEC cartel have little choice but to extend their deal from late 2016 curbing output when they meet in Vienna on Thursday, analysts say.

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France's Macron Backs Debt Relief for Greece in Call to PM

French President Emmanuel Macron told Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a call on Monday that he backed debt relief for Greece, a statement from the presidency said.

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China Further Opens Energy Sector to Private Investment

China said it will further open up its oil and gas sector to private investment as it seeks to overhaul an industry still dominated by a handful of state-run firms. 

The plan comes as China, the world's biggest energy guzzler, attempts to ramp up domestic oil and gas production to boost its supply of the vital resources. 

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Saudi, UAE Pledge $100 Mln to Ivanka Trump Womens' Fund

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pledged $100 million to a women's business fund supported by Ivanka Trump, daughter of the president who Monday wound up a visit to Riyadh.

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