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EU and U.S. Trade Reps Meet but Trans-Atlantic Rift Remains Wide

Top trade officials from the U.S. and EU met on Monday to begin efforts to turn a much heralded deal to avert a trade war into a concrete long-term agreement.

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Turkey Sees Growth Slow in Second Quarter

Turkey's economic growth slowed to 0.9 percent in the second quarter, official statistics showed on Monday, with further declines expected as the impact of the slide in the value of the lira begins to show up in the data.

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Argentina Faces Key Week for IMF Loan Negotiations

Argentine President Mauricio Macri's government will continue discussions with the International Monetary Fund this week as efforts to stave off an economic crisis multiply.

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Tsipras Offers Growth Handouts, Vows Greek Post-Bailout 'Rebirth'

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Saturday vowed to lead his country to a post-bailout "rebirth" after eight years of cuts, offering millions of euros in handouts and promising to cut taxes and raise the minimum wage to bolster economic recovery.

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World Unprepared for Next Financial Crisis, Says ex-IMF Chief

The world is less well equipped to manage a major financial crisis today than it was a decade ago, according to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a former chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Greece's Tsipras to Chart Post-Bailout Strategy in Keynote Speech

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to unveil his government's post-bailout economic strategy in a keynote speech on Saturday amid protests against a controversial planned name deal with neighbouring Macedonia.

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Alibaba Co-Founder Jack Ma to Retire

The New York Times is reporting that Jack Ma, the co-founder and executive chairman of Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Group, is retiring.

The Times said that in an interview, Ma said he planned to step down as executive chairman on Monday to pursue philanthropy in education. He will remain on Alibaba's board of directors.

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Global Stock Markets Stumble on China Tariff Fears

World equities stumbled Friday as investors feared that the United States will ramp up its trade war with China by imposing fresh tariffs, dealers said.

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Italian Architect Renzo Piano Presents Genoa Bridge Plan

World-famous Italian architect Renzo Piano on Friday presented his plan for a replacement for the motorway bridge outside Genoa that partly collapsed in August, killing 43 people.

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U.S. Workers See Big Wage Gains in August as Employment Jumps

American workers saw the biggest bump in pay in nearly a decade last month amid a surprise late-summer hiring spree that offered no sign jobs markets could be cooling, the government reported Friday.

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