Donald Trump considers 60-day extension of March tariffs deadline on Chinese imports

A trade delegation led by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin began high-level talks with Chinese counterparts, led by Vice Premier Liu He, on Thursday.

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Gold prices rises on hopes of Federal Reserve pause; trade talks in focus

Gold prices touched a more than one-week high of $1,318.12 on Wednesday, but pared gains in the late session on the dollar's strength.

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Oil prices rise on hopes for US-China trade spat breakthrough

The global oil market will struggle this year to absorb fast-growing crude supply from outside the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), even with the group's production cuts and U.S. sanctions on Venezuel

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Global markets: Asia stocks wait on Sino-US tariff talks, China trade data

MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was all but flat, having just touched peaks last seen in early October.

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Nestle set to sell first Starbucks coffee under $7.15 billion deal

After last year's $7.15 billion cash deal for exclusive rights to sell the U.S. chain's coffees and teas, Nestle will start selling Starbucks labelled coffee beans, roast and ground coffee and single-serve capsules for its Ne

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Google, Apple asked to pull Saudi app allowing men to snoop on wives

Saudi Arabia, one of the world's most gender-segregated nations, is ranked 138 of 144 states in the 2017 Global Gender Gap, a World Economic Forum study on how women fare in economic and political participation, health and ed

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Brexit: What will happen in the British parliament on Feb. 14?

If the motion is rejected, it would undermine May's efforts to show Brussels that if they do agree to renegotiate the Irish backstop, she has a stable majority in parliament who would approve the deal and other necessary legi

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Belgium airports cancel all flights as workers stage national strike

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said talks needed to resume by Thursday and added that companies had created 219,000 jobs in the past four years thanks to the government's policies.

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Silicon Valley’s attempt to fight abuse a “huge fail”, says Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

The company has been investing heavily to improve what Jack Dorsey has described as the "collective health" of Twitter.

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Gold prices steady as Sino-US trade hopes drag dollar

US gold futures were mostly unchanged at $1,314.20 per ounce.

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Oil prices rise 1 percent amid OPEC supply cuts, US sanctions on Venezuela’s oil exports

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), which Saudi Arabia de-facto leads as the world's top crude oil exporter, said on Tuesday that it had cut its output by almost 800,000 bpd in January to 30.81 milli

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Global markets: Asian stocks lifted by US-China trade talk hopes

Officials in Washington and Beijing had expressed hopes that a new round of talks which began this week would bring them nearer to easing their seven-month trade war.

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Walmart, Google-backed Deliv end online grocery partnership

People familiar with the Walmart partnership with Deliv said the Deliv drivers had to frequently wait 40 minutes or more to collect grocery orders when they showed up at the store. One reason for that, they said, is because W

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India, Pakistan look to reap investment from Saudi crown prince’s visit

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is expected in New Delhi next week, along with leading Saudi businessmen, at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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CCI probes accusations that Google abused Android to block its rivals

Google executives have in recent months met Indian antitrust officials at least once to discuss the complaint, which was filed by a group of individuals.

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Gold prices steady as firmer dollar offsets growth concerns

"Gold is being pushed around by the U.S. dollar in the near term. Traders are getting out of anything to do with Europe on concerns of weakness in the region and going for safe-haven buying into U.S. treasuries, which is push

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Oil prices rise on OPEC output cuts, as US sanctions bite

The ongoing closure of parts of the Keystone pipeline that brings Canadian oil into the United States also helped prop up WTI, traders said. International Brent crude futures were up 50 cents, or 0.8 percent, at $62.01 per ba

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US lawmakers reach tentative deal on border security funding to avoid government shutdown

US President Donald Trump's December demand for $5.7 billion to help construct the border wall triggered a 35-day partial government shutdown that ended last month without him getting wall funding.

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Global markets: Asian shares subdued, focus on new round of Sino-US talks

U.S. and Chinese officials expressed hopes on Monday that a new round of talks would bring them closer to easing their months-long trade war.

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Google extends chip-making efforts to design hub Bengaluru

Microsoft and Facebook so far have concentrated chip-related hiring in the United States, according to current job postings. Amazon has an overseas presence in Tel Aviv.

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Oil imports: Opportunity for India as sanctions-hit Venezuela seeks to double exports

Caracas, which buys medicines and other products from India, is looking for alternative payment methods after the United States imposed stringent sanctions on Venezuela’s state oil firm PDVSA in a bid to push out President

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Oil market should reach balance between supply and demand in Q1: UAE energy minister

Opec, Russia and other non-Opec producers — an alliance known as Opec+ —agreed to reduce supply by 1.2 million bpd from January 1.

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India’s move to curb free speech threatens free speech; may not easier market than China

India is asking any content provider with more than 5 million users to be locally incorporated.

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Grammy Awards 2019: Lady Gaga wins three, Michelle Obama makes surprise appearance

Lady Gaga's hit song "Shallow" from the movie "A Star is Born" won two Grammys, while the musician-turned actress took a third Grammy home for her "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Going)", which won for pop solo performance

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Gold holds steady on global economic growth concerns; US-China trade talks in focus

Trade tensions between the world's top two economies have rattled financial markets since last year and also boosted the appeal of the U.S. dollar as a safe-haven.

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Global markets: Asian shares on backfoot ahead of US-China trade talks

Of recent concern to markets was the collapse in talks between U.S. Democrat and Republican lawmakers over the weekend amid a clash over immigrant detention policy, raising fears of another government shutdown.

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US-backed Syrian force launches final battle against Islamic State, aim to wipe out last vestige of Caliphate

Islamic State redrew the map of the Middle East in 2014 when it declared a caliphate across large areas of Syria and Iraq.

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