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Oil Slumps Over 4% on Trade Tensions

Oil prices slumped more than four percent Thursday on growing trade tensions, which have deepened over the US blackballing Chinese telecom giant Huawei. 

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SGBL Declared Most Active Issuing Bank in Trade Finance in Lebanon for 2018

Societe Generale de Banque au Liban announced Thursday that it has won the award for Most Active Issuing bank in Trade Finance in Lebanon for 2018 granted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

The EBRD Trade Facilitation Program (TFP) honored its most successful partner banks in 2018 during a special award ceremony on the eve of the Bank’s Annual Meeting and Business Forum in Sarajevo. Through this special award ceremony, EBRD recognized special achievements in trade finance by partner banks.

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Equities, Pound, Oil Tumble on Trade and Brexit Fears

Asian equities tumbled Thursday as China-US trade frictions continue to dog investors, while the pound hit a fresh four-month low on Brexit worries and energy firms were battered by plunging oil prices.

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Panasonic Joins Firms Stepping away from Huawei after US Ban

Japan's Panasonic on Thursday said it would stop supplying some components to Huawei, joining a growing list of firms distancing themselves from the Chinese telecoms giant after a US ban over security concerns.

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China Has More Weapons in US Tariff War _ But Do they Work?

Looking for ways to hit back at Washington as a tariff fight escalates, President Xi Jinping and his economy czar visited a Chinese factory that processes rare earths — exotic minerals used in electric cars, mobile phones and other technology.

Rare earths are "an important strategic resource," the official Xinhua News Agency cited Xi as saying.

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US Aviation Regulator Says Boeing Hasn't Submitted 737 MAX Fix

The US's aviation regulator has still not received Boeing's proposed fix for its 737 MAX aircraft, which have been grounded globally following two deadly crashes, the agency's chief said on Wednesday.

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China Bemoans US 'Bullying' of Huawei

China's foreign minister has slammed US moves against telecom giant Huawei as "economic bullying", and warned that Beijing was ready to "fight to the very end" in its trade war with Washington.

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In Coal Phase-Out, Germany Pledges Billions to Mining Regions

As Germany plans to shutter its coal sector, the government pledged Wednesday to pour 40 billion euros ($45 billion) into mining regions over the coming years to stimulate growth and jobs.

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Bulgaria and Greece Break Ground on Long-Delayed Gas Pipeline

Bulgaria and Greece on Wednesday launched construction of a long-delayed pipeline to link their gas networks, considered key for weaning Sofia off its heavy energy dependence on Russia.

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U.N. Says Gender Diversity Good for Businesses and Economies

Companies that improve gender diversity -- especially at the top -- perform better and rake in higher profits, while countries that increase women employment see better economic growth, the U.N. said Wednesday.

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