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WTO to Probe Trump's China Tariffs

The World Trade Organization decided Monday to investigate the tariffs Washington slapped on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods, as the two countries prepare to meet for renewed trade talks.

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UK Food Store Chiefs Warn No-Deal Brexit Will Cut Availability

Bosses at top supermarkets and food chains on Monday urged British lawmakers to avoid a no-deal Brexit or risk reducing the availability of many products. 

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S&P Global Enters China's Credit Rating Market amid Trade War

Chinese bank regulators approved the registration of S&P Global's Chinese entity on Monday, giving the US tech firm access to the country's credit rating market, as the China-U.S. trade war grinds on.

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Dubai Airport Retains Top Global Spot for 5th Year

Dubai International Airport said it retained its top global spot in 2018 after serving the largest number of passengers for the fifth year in a row despite falling short of its target.

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Greece Begins Process for First Bond Issue since Bailout Exit

Greece's debt agency on Monday said it had begun a process for the country's first bond issue -- a five-year sale -- since exiting the last bailout.

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Asian Markets Mostly Down as Traders Prepare for Crucial Week

Asian markets reversed early gains to end mostly down Monday as investors look ahead to a week chock-full of crucial events including the high-level trade talks between China and the United States.

Hopes that a deal can be struck between the world's top two economies have helped fuel a rally this month in global equities, which had been hammered in December.

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Cambodia's Bid to be 'New Macau' Stirs Old Wounds as Chinese Cash In

A businessman leaves a smoky room $1,500 poorer from a game of Baccarat at a casino in Sihanoukville -- an increasingly common scene in the Cambodian beachtown as it becomes a honeypot for Chinese gamblers and investors at a pace worrying marginalized locals.

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Brazil Puts $3 Billion Freeze on Vale Assets after Dam Disaster

Brazilian judicial authorities have frozen $3 billion dollars in assets of the Vale mining company after a dam collapse at one of its sites that has left at least 37 dead and more than 250 missing.

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Abu Dhabi Awards Eni, OMV Key Stakes in Oil Refiner

Abu Dhabi's state oil firm said Sunday it had signed partnership deals worth $5.8 billion with Italian oil giant Eni and Austria's OMV, awarding them key stakes in its refining arm.

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Berliners See Red over Karl Marx Allee Sale

Karl Marx Allee was the former East German government's showpiece -- a wide boulevard lined with Stalinist-style buildings housing the comrades. Today, the avenue is a front line in the battle against rampant gentrification in Berlin.

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