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Japan's exports post worst fall in three years as shipments to U.S., China drop

Japan's exports tumbled at their quickest pace in three years in October, threatening to tip the trade-reliant economy into recession as weakening demand from United States and China darkened the outlook.

Vietnam's Vingroup in deal with Google to develop smart TVs

Vingroup JSC, Vietnam’s biggest listed firm by market value, said on Wednesday it had signed an agreement with Google to develop smart TV on the Android platform.

Global Markets: Asia shares trapped in a trade maze, oil nurses losses

Asian shares stumbled on Wednesday as the Sino-U.S. trade talks produced nothing but a stream of conflicting messages, while concerns about a glut of supply left oil prices nursing their biggest one-day loss in seven weeks.

Asia shares trapped in a trade maze, oil nurses losses

Asian shares stumbled on Wednesday as the Sino-U.S. trade talks produced nothing but a stream of conflicting messages, while concerns about a glut of supply left oil prices nursing their biggest one-day loss in seven weeks.

China coal-fired power capacity still rising, bucking global trend - study

China raised its coal-fired power capacity by 42.9 gigawatts (GW), or about 4.5%, in the 18 months to June, connecting new projects to the grid at a time when capacity in the rest of the world shrank, according to a study published on Wednesday.

Microsoft Teams surpasses 20 million daily active users; rival Slack shares slip

Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday its workplace messaging app, Teams, has more than 20 million daily active users, up from 13 million in July.

Tata Steel faces battle with unions over plans to cut up to 3,000 European jobs

Steelworkers in Britain and the Netherlands said on Tuesday they would fight Tata Steel's plans to cut up to 3,000 jobs across its European operations, as the sector wrestles with excess supply, weak demand and high costs.

Dollar, yen supported as caution prevails on mixed trade signals

The dollar and the safe-haven yen found support on Wednesday as a lack of clarity on U.S.-China trade talks kept investors cautious ahead of the release of minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's last policy meeting.

Alibaba will raise up to $12.9 billion in Hong Kong listing - sources

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will raise up to $12.9 billion (£9.98 billion) in its Hong Kong secondary listing, pricing its shares at a 2.8% discount to their last closing price in New York, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

China sets up $21 billion fund to upgrade manufacturing - Shanghai Securities News

China has set up a $21 billion (£16.25 billion) national investment fund to promote the transformation and upgrading of the country's manufacturing industry, the official Shanghai Securities News reported on Wednesday.

Argentina´s president-elect tells IMF he has sustainable plan to repay debt

Argentina's president-elect, Alberto Fernandez, has a "sustainable" plan to meet creditor obligations as well as maintain growth, he told the International Monetary Fund´s managing director Kristalina Georgieva, his office said.

Uber, distracted backup driver cited by NTSB in fatal self-driving crash

A U.S. safety agency on Tuesday faulted Uber for inadequate attention to safety and decisions in the company's autonomous vehicle development in an investigation into the first-ever death involving a self-driving vehicle, which also cited the vehicle's distracted back-up driver.

Vodafone extends tech partnership with Ryanair

Vodafone has secured a seven-year technology partnership with Ryanair to handle services including online booking, passenger boarding and in-flight transactions for the Irish airline in Europe.

Oversupply angst drags oil lower, stocks drift near highs

Oil prices fell sharply on Tuesday on oversupply concerns, while a gauge of stocks across the globe rose for a seventh straight session after large overnight gains in Asia.

Oversupply angst drags oil lower, stocks drift near highs

Oil prices fell sharply on Tuesday on oversupply concerns, while a gauge of stocks across the globe rose for a seventh straight session after large overnight gains in Asia.

Oil slumps on oversupply fears, trade talk concerns

Oil fell more than $1 a barrel on Tuesday on concerns about excess global crude supply and limited progress toward resolving the U.S.-China trade dispute that has clouded the outlook for oil demand.

Retail sector weighs on Wall Street; Dow and S&P end lower

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 fell from record levels on Tuesday as dour forecasts from retailers Home Depot and Kohl's fuelled worries about consumer spending and the U.S.-China trade dispute dragged on.

Emirates airline calls Wednesday news conference at Dubai Airshow

Dubai's Emirates has called a news conference for 0700 GMT at the Dubai Airshow on Wednesday, organisers said.

Sales of grounded Boeing 737 MAX gather pace at Dubai Airshow

Boeing Co won fresh support for its grounded 737 MAX at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday as airlines laid out plans to buy up to 50 of the jets worth $6 billion at list prices, a day after securing the first firm order since a safety ban in March.

Australia to fast-track $2.6 billion worth of infrastructure spending in bid to revive economy

Australia's conservative government will fast-track A$3.8 billion (£2.01 billion) in infrastructure spending, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday - a fillip to a stalling economy.

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