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US jobs growth slows in November

US jobs growth was weaker than expected last month, a slowdown that analysts blamed partly on a tight labour market. Employers added 155,000 jobs, with health care, manufacturing and transportation firms driving the growth, the Labor Department said.   The ...

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Asian stocks slip on worries over US-China tariffs truce

Singapore, Dec 4 : Asian shares were mostly lower Tuesday as investors questioned if a 90-day truce in a tariffs battle will allow the U.S. and China to resolve a range of issues from technology development to trade. KEEPING SCORE: ...

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Oil prices surge on output cut pledge, US-China deal

Oil prices soared on Monday after Russia and Saudi Arabia renewed a pact to cap output, while the US agreed to halt raising tariffs on Chinese imports, stalling a trade row that many feared could hit demand for the commodity. ...

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SECOND TO NAAN! BRITAIN’S BEST CHEFS ARE CROWNED CURRY KINGS

  Mirror Desk : Britain’s korma kings were last night crowned second to naan as they received the highest accolade in the curry industry  — the BCA Curry Chef of the Year award. The 12 winners of the coveted Chef ...

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Volkswagen will recall 75,000 cars over seatbelt fault

Volkswagen will recall about 75,000 of its VW Polo and Seat Ibiza and Arona cars after a seatbelt fault was exposed by a Finnish car magazine test drive. A new fix would be offered to affected UK owners from Monday, ...

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US says China has ‘not altered’ unfair trade practices

The Trump administration has accused China of not changing its “unfair” practices, inflaming a trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies. In an update to a March report, the US said China had failed to alter its “unreasonable” practices. ...

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US, allies to bring electricity to most of Papua New Guinea

The US, Japan, New Zealand and Australia say they’ll bring electricity to 70 percent of Papua New Guinea’s people by 2030, boosting the West’s response to growing Chinese influence in the South Pacific. The four countries and Papua New Guinea ...

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Trump raises hopes of China trade deal

US President Donald Trump has said he thinks the US could strike a trade deal with China, raising hopes that tensions between the two countries may subside. “I think a deal will be made,” Mr Trump said. “We’ll find out ...

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Jet Airways shares rise on Tata investment speculation

Shares in India’s second-largest airline Jet Airways jumped almost three percent Wednesday following reports that salt-to-steel conglomerate Tata Group might invest in it.   Tata is reviewing Jet’s accounts with a view to potentially buying a stake, Bloomberg News reported, ...

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China-backed trade deal pushed back to 2019

A China-backed bid to complete the world’s largest trade deal — without the United States — was pushed back to next year after Asia-Pacific trade ministers failed to agree key terms at a Singapore summit.   The Regional Comprehensive Economic ...

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