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  • Trade woes hit export ports, Asia factory activity sputters

    TOKYO – Factory activity in Asia weakened in September, with many trade- reliant economies seeing a slump in export orders in a sign that escalating U.S.-China tensions are taking a toll on business confidence. Rising raw material costs are also squeezing profit margins for Asian manufacturers, raising questions over future investment and reinforcing views that global economic growth is shifting […]

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  • Macron refuses to accept interior minister‘s resignation

    French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb, one of President Emmanuel Macron‘s closest allies, offered to step down on Monday but Macron refused to accept his resignation, daily Le Figaro reported on its website. Two weeks ago, Collomb announced plans to quit the government and run for election as mayor of the city of Lyon in 2020, and indicated he would resign […]

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  • Mexico president-elect: Trump was ‘tolerant‘ in trade discussion

    MEXICO CITY, – Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday that US President Donald Trump had an "open" and "tolerant" attitude during talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement."The agreement gives peace of mind, gives confidence. It is creating conditions for investments to mature and for new investment in the automotive industry and the national economy," […]

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  • Rescuers begin to discover scale of Indonesian quake disaster

    PALU, Indonesia, – The extent of the devastation caused by an earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi should become clearer on Tuesday, as rescuers push into remote areas that have been out of for more than three days. Officials fear the death toll will rise into the thousands. Indonesia has said it would accept offers of international […]

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  • Magnitude 6.2 quake hits near Indonesia island

    An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 was recorded near the southern Indonesian island of Flores, the US Geological Survey said on Tuesday, four days after a devastating quake on Sulawesi island killed at least 844 people. The quake, which hit about 250 km (155 miles) southwest of Ende on Flores, was later downgraded by the USGS to a […]

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