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Big Issues Loom over Brexit Talks

Britain and the EU begin tough Brexit talks on Monday, trying to complete one of the most complex negotiations in history in less than two years.

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Australia Recycled Supermarket Gives Landfill-Destined Food a 2nd Chance

Australia's first recycled supermarket is giving food destined for landfills a second chance, as the government embarks on a major push to cut down on waste costing the economy Aus$20 billion (US$15 billion) a year.

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'Sombre' Britain Prepares for Historic Brexit Talks

Britain begins historic talks Monday on leaving the European Union while still mourning the victims of a devastating fire and reeling from an election that has badly weakened the government.

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IMF Says Pakistan Outlook 'Favorable', Warns of Risks

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said the outlook for Pakistan's economy was "favorable", citing Chinese infrastructure investments among reasons for growth, but warned of risks to recent progress.

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SGBL Partners the 'Rencontres Economiques D'aix-En-Provence'

Societe Generale de Banque au Liban, chaired by Antoun Sehnaoui, asserts itself as a socially responsible company, committed to civil society and contributing to economic and social progress, SBGL said in press release on Saturday.

Building on this commitment and these values, and by partnering the "Rencontres Economiques", SGBL shares this will to be at the heart of the exchanges of ideas that move the world forward.

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Russian Central Bank Cuts Key Rate from 9.25% to 9%

Russia's central bank on Friday decreased its key interest rate to 9 percent from 9.25 percent in line with its policy to gently invigorate the country's economy.

"The Bank of Russia Board of Directors decided to cut the key rate to 9.00 percent per annum," the bank said in a statement. The cut follows a half-point decrease in late April.

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IMF Takes 'Unusual' Steps for Greece

By promising Thursday to approve a new aid plan for Greece, but without releasing any money, the IMF has again departed from its usual procedures to support Athens, exposing itself to accusations of giving the country special treatment. 

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Eurozone Agrees 8.5 Billion Euro Bailout Payment to Greece

Eurozone ministers struck a long-delayed deal Thursday to unlock the latest tranche of Greece's bailout cash and avert a fresh debt crisis this summer, EU sources said.

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Germany's Schaeuble 'Confident' of Greece Bailout Deal

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, the eurozone's most influential official, said he was confident that Greece will win sorely needed funds at bailout talks on Thursday.

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Saudi's Kingdom Holding Buys 7% of Careem Ride App

Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding Co said Thursday it has bought a stake in car ride-hailing business Careem, its latest venture in the booming sector.

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