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US drops out of top 20 performers in global corruption index

01 January, 2019 10:45 am 10:45 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – The United States slid four points lower on a global corruption index in 2018, dropping out of the top 20 countries for the first time since 2011, watchdog Transparency International said in a report that cited growing threats to democracy worldwide. The group said its latest report on business leaders’ perceptions of … Read More




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Oil prices fall on worries fuel demand to stall amid slowing global growth

01 January, 2019 9:36 am 9:36 am

SYDNEY/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices declined on Thursday amid lingering concerns over slowing global economic growth that may limit fuel demand and after a surprise build in US crude inventories. International Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were at $60.89 a barrel at 0352 GMT, down 25 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their last settlement, having … Read More




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Global financial stability risks rising with trade tensions, IMF says

10 October, 2018 9:55 am 9:55 am

(Reuters) – Risks to the global financial system have risen over the past six months and could increase sharply if pressures in emerging markets escalate or global trade relations deteriorate further, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday. The IMF, whose autumn meetings with the World Bank get under way on the Indonesian resort island … Read More




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Global shares extend fall on Trump trade threats

09 September, 2018 9:09 am 9:09 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global stocks ended August much as they began the month – under the dark cloud of a potentially worsening trade war. A closely watched barometer of equities worldwide fell for a second day  after the United States and Canada failed to reach a trade deal and a report that US President … Read More




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Global luxury brands again chase China’s young, rich and spendthrift

08 August, 2018 8:57 am 8:57 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Global luxury brands from Prada to LVMH are investing in China for the first time since a crackdown on conspicuous spending five years ago, focusing on smaller, less developed cities even as the world’s second-largest economy slows. Increasing spend by cash-rich Chinese millennials, largely unhindered by a crackdown on corruption and … Read More




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