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Protests Pile Pressure on Hong Kong's Already-Stressed Youth

Hong Kong's protests have ratcheted up already high stress levels among young people as they despair for their future under Beijing's heel in a city where anger has long simmered over inequality and sky-high property prices, experts warn. 

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Saudi King Hosts British Finance Minister for Talks

Saudi Arabia's King Salman hosted British finance minister Philip Hammond for talks in the western city of Jeddah on Sunday, state media said, amid renewed prospects of an overseas stock listing of oil giant Aramco.

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African Leaders to Launch 'Historic' Free Trade Deal

African nations will officially launch a landmark trade agreement at an African Union summit in Niger on Sunday, with the long sought-after agreement hailed as a historic step towards "peace and prosperity" across the continent.

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Saudi Carrier Flyadeal Ditches Grounded Boeing MAX for Airbus

Saudi budget carrier flyadeal has withdrawn a provisional order for Boeing's grounded 737 MAX jets, the U.S. plane maker said Sunday, as the airline confirmed a new order for Airbus A320 aircraft.

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ECOMZ Announces $4M Series-A Round to Expand Ecommerce Platform, Help Merchants Sell and Grow Online

Created in Lebanon in 2015, Ecomz (www.ecomz.com), the ecommerce management platform that helps merchants sell and grow online, announces a Series-A round of 4 million-USD to expand the platform’s reach and build their MENA region lead, a press release said on Saturday.

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Turkey Sacks Central Bank Governor

Turkey has sacked the governor of its central bank and replaced him with his deputy, a presidential decree published in the official gazette said on Saturday.

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Trump Says Federal Reserve 'Doesn't Know What It's Doing'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday lobbed another attack on the Federal Reserve, accusing it of incompetence for failing to stimulate the economy.

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India Hopes New 'Green' Budget Will Revive Growth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hailed a "new chapter for India" as his re-elected government unveiled what he called a "green" budget aimed at reviving growth and creating a $5-trillion economy.

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India to Ease Investment Rules to Catch up China

India's newly re-elected government promised Friday an easing of foreign investment rules and more infrastructure spending in an effort to boost flagging growth rates and create jobs.

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Egypt Raises Fuel Prices in Line with IMF Rules

Egypt increased fuel prices Friday in its latest round of subsidy cuts under a reform package agreed with the International Monetary Fund, authorities said.

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