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Stock Markets Play Waiting Game before Speech of U.S. Federal Reserve Head

European and Asian  stock markets faltered Thursday on the eve of a speech from  Federal Reserve head Jerome Powell for clues on the outlook for U.S. interest rates.

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Britain, South Korea Sign Brexit Trade Deal

Britain and South Korea on Thursday signed a deal that will allow the two countries to keep trading freely after Brexit.

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'Digital Lebanon Conference' to be Held on September 13

Beirut’s Grand Serail has hosted a press conference announcing Digital Lebanon Conference, which will be held under the patronage of Prime Minister Saad Hariri on September 13, 2019, in Beirut.

The conference is co-organized by Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal, the Ministry of Telecommunications, the Ministry of State for Investment and Technology, the Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reforms (OMSAR), the Office of the Prime Minister, and the World Bank.

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Israel, South Korea Announce Free-Trade Deal

Israel and South Korea announced Wednesday they have concluded a free-trade agreement to eliminate tariffs on goods ranging from cars and medical equipment to lipstick and video games.

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Trump Renews Attacks on Federal Reserve Chief

President Donald Trump resumed his attacks on Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday, blaming him for keeping the economy from growing much faster.

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European Equities Rally despite Italy Woes

European stock markets rebounded Wednesday as dealers shrugged off tense political turmoil in Italy.

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Romania Mulls Excluding Huawei from its 5G Network

Bucharest could exclude Chinese giant Huawei from its future 5G network, according to a joint statement signed by the Romanian and US presidents and published on Wednesday.

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BA Owner Slams Spiraling Costs of Heathrow's Third Runway

IAG, the parent company of British Airways, hit out Wednesday at the spiraling costs linked to the controversial construction of a third runway at London Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport.

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Spooked Trump Insists U.S. Economy Not in Trouble

President Donald Trump is so convinced that his reelection depends on the economy staying strong that the merest hint of recession has sent him into political crisis management mode.

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Seven Bidders Compete to Fund Bulgaria Nuclear Project

Seven companies and consortiums, including Russia's Rosatom and China's CNNC, have filed offers to become strategic investors in a new 2,000-megawatt nuclear power plant in Bulgaria, energy minister Temenuzhka Petkova said Tuesday.

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