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Asian Markets Mostly Up ahead of Trade Talks, Trump Fears Ease

Asian markets mostly rose Wednesday before keenly awaited trade talks between China and the United States, while early worries over a double whammy for Donald Trump also eased.

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Trade Minister Unveils Plan to Make UK Export 'Superpower'

Britain will bid to become an "exporting superpower" after Brexit, Trade Secretary Liam Fox said on Tuesday as he unveiled the government's future export strategy.

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Trump's Fed Comments Dent Dollar

The dollar fell versus the euro and yen Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump hit out at the Federal Reserve's interest rate rises, accusing it of not backing his economic plan, while most equity markets climbed looking ahead to China-U.S. trade talks.

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World's Biggest Sovereign Fund Worried about Trade Wars

The managers of Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, expressed concern Tuesday about global trade tensions, which could heavily impact its value.

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China Hopes for 'Good Results' in U.S. Trade Talks

China said Tuesday it remains hopeful of "good results" from trade talks in Washington this week after U.S. President Trump threw cold water on the prospects for a breakthrough.

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Turkey Signs Deal to Boost Qatar Trade

Turkey and Qatar have signed a swap deal to facilitate trade between the two allies as the Turkish currency is battered by a deepening spat with Washington, the Turkish central bank said Monday. 

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France's Total Has Officially Left Iran, Oil Minister Says

French energy giant Total has officially quit its multi-billion-dollar gas project in Iran, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Monday, following the reimposition of US sanctions.

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Greece Leaves Bailouts behind after Biting Austerity

After years of tough austerity measures, Greece emerges on Monday from its third and last bailout, although officials warn the country still has a "long way to go".

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Business Economists Say Trump Tariffs Will Harm U.S., Survey Says

Business economists overwhelmingly worry President Donald Trump's trade wars will harm the US economy, according to a survey released Monday.

The Trump administration on Thursday is due to impose its latest round of punitive tariffs on China, putting 25 percent duties on another $16 billion in imports, with Beijing poised to retaliate dollar-for-dollar.

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UK's Richest Man Forced Out of the Shadows

Reclusive titan of industry Jim Ratcliffe has found himself under unusual scrutiny after being declared Britain's richest man, with his political leanings and tax affairs coming under the microscope.

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