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Will He, Won't He? Speculation over Japan's Sales Tax Hike

After months of speculation that Japan's government could postpone an impending sales tax hike to avoid damaging the economy, it appeared set to go ahead with the move thanks to stronger-than-expected growth data released Monday.

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Swine Fever Sending Pork Prices Higher

In a cruel irony in the Chinese Year of the Pig, outbreaks of African Swine Fever are forcing huge culls that could send pork prices to levels never seen before.

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India Shares Hit Record High over Modi Election Victory Forecasts

Indian shares hit a record high Monday after exit polls from the country's marathon election indicated a new term for Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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EU Firms 'Caught in Crossfire' of US-China Trade War

European firms are "caught in the crossfire" of the US-China trade war and fewer are optimistic about their future in the world's second-largest economy, a business survey showed Monday.

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Saudi Oil Sector Secure, Minister Says after Attacks

Saudi Arabia said Sunday that the kingdom's massive oil installations are well protected a few days after a drone attack claimed by Yemeni rebels on a key oil pipeline.

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Saudi Arabia Deposits $250 Million in Sudan's Central Bank

Saudi Arabia announced Sunday it deposited $250 million in Sudan's central bank as part of a support package for the country following the overthrow of longtime leader Omar al-Bashir.

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Is California's High-Speed Rail Plan a Pipe Dream?

Keith Erwin was about to buy the land that his auto repair shop sits on when he was turned down because California's much awaited high-speed rail line was going to pass through the spot. 

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Concerns for Thomas Cook Trips after Share Collapse

British holidaymakers on Sunday flooded troubled tour operator Thomas Cook with concerns about their trips, after its share price collapsed.

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Boeing Acknowledges Flaw in 737 MAX Simulator Software

Boeing acknowledged Saturday it had to correct flaws in its 737 MAX flight simulator software used to train pilots, after two deadly crashes involving the aircraft that killed 346 people.

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Oil Producers Meet to Discuss Output amid Iran Tension

Major crude producers are set to meet Sunday to discuss how to stabilize a volatile oil market amid rising US-Iran tensions in the Gulf, which threaten to disrupt supply. 

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