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Asian Markets Post Strong Gains after Wall St Rally

Asian markets rallied Monday following a record lead from Wall Street, while the dollar recovered some ground but remained under pressure after the Federal Reserve boss suggested it would not speed up the timetable for interest rate rises.

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US, Mexican Negotiators Set for More NAFTA Talks

Talks between US and Mexican negotiators on updating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are set to resume Monday after a weekend of marathon bargaining in Washington, and hints that a deal is near.

Mexican Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo cited unspecified "advances" following eight hours of talks Sunday with a team led by US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner.

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How the Venezuelan Migration Crisis Affects South America

Venezuela has seen a mass exodus of citizens fleeing poverty, hyperinflation, failing public services and shortages of basic necessities. 

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France Trims 2019 Growth Forecast

The French government has revised its growth forecast for 2019 downwards to 1.7 percent from 1.9 percent, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe told the Journal du Dimanche.

"The growth forecast on which we will build this (2019) budget will be 1.7 percent," he told the weekly in an interview, while promising to maintain "the pace."

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Trump Hints U.S., Mexico on Verge of Trade Deal amid New NAFTA Talks

The United States and Mexico are close to reaching a consensus over key issues stunting efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, officials from both countries said Saturday.

The trilateral treaty, which includes Canada, has been a key target in the U.S. president's aggressive trade strategy, and he has repeatedly threatened to scrap it altogether, branding it a "disaster."

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Iran Economy Minister Impeached

Iran's parliament impeached Economy Minister Masoud Karbasian on Sunday in the latest blow to the embattled government as it struggles to face down a mounting economic crisis.

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Sessions Hits Back as Trump Says Impeachment Would Sink Economy

US President Donald Trump and his allies tried to head off mounting talk of his impeachment, warning it would sink the world's largest economy and spark a public "revolt."

Speaking on the eve of a closely-watched meeting of central bank chiefs on Friday, Trump again took aim at his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, prompting a rare reaction from the embattled justice department chief.

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Asian Markets Struggle after Trade Talks, Aussie Dollar Weakens

Asian markets mostly fell on Friday as China-US trade talks wrapped up with little progress being made, while the dollar held gains ahead of a key speech by the head of the Federal Reserve.

The Australian dollar was among the worst performers as the country is gripped by political uncertainty with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ousted and the governing Liberal Party set to choose a new leader.

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U.S. Stocks Flat, Shrugging Off New Tariffs, Trump Turmoil

A day after breaking the record for the longest bull market ever, Wall Street stocks were little changed early Thursday largely shrugging off new U.S.-China tariffs and ambivalent to U.S. political turmoil.

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Air France Will End flights to Tehran Next Month

Air France will end flights to Tehran on September 18, the airline said Thursday, citing poor commercial prospects linked to U.S. sanctions against Iran.

The announcement from Air France -- which had run connections to Tehran via its low-cost operator Joon -- came shortly after British Airways said it was suspending flights to the Iranian capital.

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