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EU Rejects Italy's Budget in Eurozone First

The European Commission on Tuesday rejected Italy's draft 2019 budget, the first time the EU executive has ever sent a member state back to the drawing board over spending plans.

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Saudi Crown Prince Attends Riyadh Investment Forum

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday attended a Riyadh investment conference boycotted by a host of global business leaders and policymakers over the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Saudi Investment Forum Opens under Khashoggi Shadow

Saudi Arabia opened an investment conference on Tuesday despite a wave of cancellations from policymakers and business titans over the murder of journalist and government critic Jamal Khashoggi. 

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Rise, Fall and Suspense: Bitcoin's Wild First Decade

From its birth in an anonymous, academic style paper to one of the world's most volatile and closely watched financial instruments, bitcoin has lived through a tumultuous first 10 years.

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Saudi Scrambles to Host Investment Conference after Khashoggi Fallout

Saudi Arabia scrambled Monday to prepare for an investment summit after a string of cancellations from global business titans, with Turkey's threat to reveal the "naked truth" over critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder casting a fresh shadow.

Starting on Tuesday, the three-day Future Investment Initiative (FII) was meant to project the historically insular petro-state as a lucrative business destination as it seeks to diversify and set the stage for new ventures and multi-billion dollar contracts.

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Khashoggi Fallout: Saudi Investment Conference No-Shows

The head of German conglomerate Siemens on Monday joined a slew of corporate chiefs and politicians in pulling out of an investment conference this week in Saudi Arabia, over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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Former Croatian PM Convicted of War Profiteering

Croatia's former premier Ivo Sanader was convicted on Monday of war profiteering, in a re-trial that found him guilty of taking a bribe from an Austrian bank during the country's 1990s conflict.

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Saudi Says No Plans for Embargo despite Khashoggi Row

Saudi Arabia said Monday it had no plans to repeat its harsh 1973 oil embargo, even as relations with the West sour following the killing of Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi.

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Italy's Salvini Dismisses Ratings Downgrade, Says Outlook 'Stable'

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has dismissed ratings agency Moody's decision to downgrade Italy's credit standing because of the government's controversial budget plans and said the country's outlook was "stable."

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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 U.S. tech giants.

"We need a minimum tax rate valid globally which no state can get out of (applying)," Scholz,  a social democrat in conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government, told the "Welt am Sonntag" weekly. 

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