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Asian Markets Drift as Investors Eye Start of Earnings Season

Most Asian markets fell Tuesday as investors take a breather after a recent rally and as they await the start of the corporate earnings season.

Wall Street provided another record-breaking lead as an expected Federal Reserve interest rate cut continues to fuel optimism, while top Chinese and US negotiators plan to hold fresh trade talks over the phone this week.

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Malaysia to Challenge EU Palm Oil Curbs at WTO

Malaysia will lodge a complaint with the World Trade Organization over the European Union's plan to phase out the use of palm oil in biofuels, a minister said Tuesday.

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Markets Waver as Chinese Economy Slows

World stock markets wavered Monday on news that China's economy grew at its weakest pace in nearly three decades, hit by the U.S. trade war.

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EU Slams 'Misinformation' against Mercosur Trade Deal

The European Commission dismissed critics of its ambitious trade deal with South America on Monday, insisting that strict EU norms on food standards would be respected.

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New UK Bank Note to Feature Mathematician Turing

The Bank of England on Monday said World War II code-breaker Alan Turing had been chosen to feature on the back of Britain's new £50 bank note ($63, 56 euros).

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Tech Tax Set to Dominate G7 Finance Ministers Meeting

A row over taxing tech giants is set to dominate a meeting of G7 finance ministers near Paris this week, with the world's leading industrialized nations already riven by disruptive US trade policies.

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Facebook's Libra Currency under Fire

Facebook's planned virtual unit Libra, already under heavy attack from U.S. President Donald Trump and global regulators, faces skepticism among the wider cryptocurrency community as well.

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Ford, Volkswagen Join Forces on the New Frontier of Electric Autos

Volkswagen and Ford are teaming up with a massive $7 billion project to attack the new frontier in the global auto market: electric and self-driving vehicles, the companies announced Friday.

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India, US Resume Trade Talks as Tariffs War Heats Up

US and Indian trade teams started negotiations on Friday as tensions mount over protectionist measures taken by both sides.

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Deutsche Bank CEO Blasts Execs over Suit Fitting on Day of Layoffs

The chief executive of Deutsche Bank, Germany's biggest lender, said he has personally rebuked managers who ordered tailors to fit suits at their London office as thousands of traders were let go Monday.

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