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China Manufacturing Activity Slows as Trade War Rages

Chinese factory activity slowed in September, official data showed Sunday, as the Asian giant's trade war with the United States showed no sign of abating.

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Workplace Messaging Startup Slack Eyes 2019 IPO

Workplace collaboration software firm Slack is actively preparing for a share offering in early 2019, which be the largest in the tech sector since Snap's debut last year, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

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SGBL Backs Women Entrepreneurship with 'Femme Francophone Entrepreneure' Competition

Under the patronage of Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri, and in the presence of caretaker Minister of State for Women's Affairs Jean Oghassabian, and Philippe Dubois, Deputy CEO of SGBL, AUF, Berytech, L’Orient-Le Jour, Le Commerce du Levant and SGBL held Thursday the final of the contest "Femme Francophone Entrepreneure" in its 7th edition, at the Campus of Innovation and Sport of Saint Joseph University - Beirut (USJ).

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Asian Markets Up with Wall St on Growth Optimism

Asian markets rose Friday, tracking a rally on Wall Street where investors were buoyed by the Federal Reserve's positive outlook for the U.S. economy, and oil added to gains with predictions it could be headed back to $100.

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EU Commissioner Criticizes Italy's Big Spending Plans

Plans by Italy's populist government to vastly expand its deficit spending appear to breach EU budget rules, EU Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said Friday.

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Stock Markets Push Higher after Fed Hike, Trump's China Comments

Most of the world's stock markets pushed higher and the dollar rose Thursday as investors weighed the prospect of more U.S. interest rate hikes and U.S. President Donald Trump's latest broadside in his trade war with China.

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Trudeau Says Canadians are 'Tough Negotiators'

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brushed off Thursday the U.S. president's criticism of Canada in continental trade talks, saying Donald Trump views them as hard "because Canadians are tough negotiators."

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Saudi Arabia Plans to Build 'Riviera of the Middle East'

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) announced plans Wednesday for a luxury tourism destination on its northwestern coast, the latest in a series of mega projects as the oil-reliant kingdom seeks to diversify.

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U.S. Congress Passes Major Spending Bill, Sending It to Trump

The U.S. House has passed an $854 billion spending bill that ramps up military funding but does not include President Donald Trump's cherished border wall, sending him the measure days before the government runs out of money.

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Mexico Ready to Proceed with Bilateral U.S. Trade Deal, Canada May Join

Mexico is prepared to advance a bilateral trade agreement with the United States that Canada could join within the next few weeks, a top Mexican negotiator for the North American Free Trade Agreement said Wednesday.

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