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Equities Mostly Sink on Trade War; Oil Jumps on Iran Tensions

World stocks mostly sank Monday in reaction to a festering US-China trade war, while oil rallied on simmering tensions in the crude-rich Middle East.

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Antoun Nabil Sehnaoui Cultural Space Inaugurated at the French Institute of Lebanon

The French Institute of Lebanon, represented by its director Véronique Aulagnon, and Societe Generale de Banque au Liban, represented by its Deputy CEO Philippe Dubois, inaugurated the Antoun Nabil Sehnaoui Cultural Space at Cinema Montaigne, in the presence of actress and producer Julie Gayet, members of the bank's general management as well as numerous personalities from the political, media and cinema worlds, a press release said on Monday.

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Lack of US-China Trade Deal Weighs on Asian Markets

Markets in Asia were largely down in morning trade on Monday as the lack of a US-China trade deal cast a cloud over the market.

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Questions Loom for Nissan with Former Chairman Ghosn Gone

Nissan is seeing sales and profits tumble, as its once revered former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, awaits trial on charges of financial misconduct.

Nissan Motor Co. says it is beefing up corporate governance and sticking with its alliance with French partner Renault SA and smaller Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors Corp. That's critical to getting sales back on track, analysts say. But the way forward is clouded by questions about setting strategy without a visionary Ghosn there to guide it.

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Afghan Refugee Entrepreneurs Thrive in Turkey

When Afghan businessman Haji Yakup Burhan fled the violence of his home country 30 years ago, he brought with him his family -- and all his money.

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Trump to China: Trade Deal Now or It Will be 'Far Worse' after 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump has warned China that it should strike a trade deal with the United States now, otherwise an agreement would be "far worse for them if it has to be negotiated in my second term."

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Trump Orders Tariff Hike on Remaining Chinese Imports

US President Donald Trump cranked up the heat in a trade battle with China on Friday, ordering a tariff hike on almost all remaining imports from the world's second-biggest economy, but Beijing said talks would continue to resolve the row.

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Cash Crisis Tops Sudan's Economic Woes

Women queue for hours under scorching sun in the hope of withdrawing cash from an ATM in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

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UK Economy Expands on Brexit Stockpiling

Britain's economy grew by 0.5 percent in the first quarter, boosted by companies stockpiling ahead of Brexit, official data showed on Friday.

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U.S. Hits China with Higher Tariffs, Raising Stakes in Trade Talks

The United States pulled the trigger Friday on a steep increase in tariffs on Chinese products and Beijing immediately vowed to hit back, turning up the heat before a second day of trade negotiations.

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