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Why India's Modi wants more control over the central bank

Undermining central bank independence could be 'potentially catastrophic' says top official from Reserve Bank of India.

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US and China optimistic on trade, plan talks at G20 summit

Markets in Asia and Europe soar after leaders in Beijing and Washington made positive comments on trade.

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Google staff walk out in protest over treatment of women

A number of the tech giant's executives have been accused of sexual misconduct, with one receiving $90m upon resigning.

Google staff

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Japan to loosen strict immigration rules amid labour shortage

Government to allow in blue-collar workers as businesses from hotels to construction struggle to find staff.

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Pacific Rim trade pact dumped by Trump nears take-off

Deal reduces tariffs in economies that together amount to more than 13 percent of global GDP - a total of $10 trillion.

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UK eyes higher growth and spending in budget for Brexit year

British finance secretary revealed plans to increase spending if Brexit deal agreed and introduce tax on tech giants.

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US eyes more China tariffs if Trump-Xi meeting fails: reports

Trade war may escalate unless progress made at meeting on the sidelines of Group of 20 leaders' summit in November.

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IMF approves $56bn loan package for Argentina

South American nation, which has been plagued by chronic economic problems, reached IMF deal for $50bn loan in June.

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Cheers, claps as MBS shows up at 'Davos in the desert' event

MBS says he is satisfied with Riyadh conference despite boycott by politicians and businesses over Khashoggi killing.

Mohammed bin Salman (MBS)

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Saudi investment forum opens under Khashoggi shadow

Dubbed 'Davos in the Desert', the event has been overshadowed by Riyadh's admission to dissident journalist's killing.

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