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IMF, Like Trump, Says Must Help Those Left Behind

The IMF has something in common with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump: it recognizes the depth of negative feelings towards globalization and warns that those who have been passed over need help.

Trump has promised to spur a sharp increase in U.S. growth and bring back lost manufacturing jobs, and though he has not explained how, his message resonated with voters.

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Tycoon as President: Donald Trump's Conflicts of Interest

Head of a business empire and now U.S. president: by combining these two roles, billionaire Donald Trump could face conflicts of interest of an scale unprecedented in American political history. 

The Republican elected to the White House Tuesday made his fortune by building a network of hotels, office towers and luxury apartment buildings as the head of the Trump Organization.

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Nasdaq Tumbles on Fears of Trump Effect on Tech as Dow Jones Surges

The Nasdaq fell sharply in mid-morning trading Thursday, with Amazon, Facebook and other large tech stocks tumbling on worries about policy changes and protectionism under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump.

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Stock Markets' Trump Rally Runs Out of Steam

Wall Street retreated from fresh record highs and other stock markets went negative Thursday as a 24-hour rally following Donald Trump's shock election win fizzled out.

Hopes that Trump's expected economic policies would help kickstart the US economy with government spending programmes took equity markets on an upward surge -- until analysts began to urge caution.

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OPEC Pumping Oil at Record Levels ahead of Crunch Meeting

Output by OPEC oil producers has reached record levels, the International Energy Agency said Thursday, raising fears a global oil glut will continue to weigh on markets unless the cartel agrees on a cut.

Production by the 14 members of OPEC rose to "a record 33.83 million barrels per day in October", the IEA said, just weeks ahead of talks aimed at hammering out a deal to curb production.

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SGBL Confirms Support to Startups at BDL Accelerate 2016

As a forerunner and innovator in the banking sector, SGBL was strongly present at BDL Accelerate 2016, the annual must see event. This year’s conference gathered a large number of investors, start-ups, inventors and local and international speakers who shared with more than 20,000 attendees their experience and tips in entrepreneurship and innovation.

SGBL stood out with its innovative and high-tech stand which highlighted its advisory offer, sponsorship, financing and creation as well as its commitment to young Lebanese talents and its promise to get things moving.

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Egypt Pumps $2 bn into Banking System from Bond Issue

Egypt's central bank said Thursday that it had issued $2 billion in bonds to international creditors to buy up assets and restore liquidity to its troubled financial system.

It did not elaborate on who the lenders were, saying only that the bonds had been taken up by a "consortium of international banks" and would have a maturity of one year.

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India Banks Reopen to Long Queues after Rupee Withdrawal

Long queues formed outside banks in India on Thursday as they reopened for the first time since the government's shock decision to withdraw the two largest denomination notes from circulation.

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Trump's Win a Victory Against Globalization, Experts Say

After Britain's shock vote to quit the EU, Donald Trump's victory is a new powerful sign of a popular backlash against the drive for globalization and more free trade.

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Trump Win 'Not a Good Day for World Economy', Says European Bank Official

Donald Trump's shock election win in the United States "is not a good day for the world economy" and could force the European Central Bank "to intervene", governing council member Ewald Nowotny said Wednesday.

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