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Modi defends move to demonetise high-value currency

Move to withdraw high-value banknotes, which took toll on country's poor, called "historic purification ritual" by PM.

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Garment factories dismiss 'at least 1,500 workers'

Union leaders among 30 held over walkout by thousands of workers of factories that supply clothes to top Western brands.

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Saudi to boost 2017 spending as it cuts into deficit

Saudi Arabia's budget deficit shrank to $79bn in 2016 - well below a record $98bn in 2015.

Read more: Saudi to boost 2017 spending as it cuts into deficit

   

IMF's Christine Lagarde found guilty of negligence

French court finds Lagarde to be at fault for failing to challenge a $420m compensation payout but will not face prison.

Christine Lagarde

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Venezuela postpones demonstration after chaos

President Nicolas Maduro delays withdrawal of 100 bolivar banknote amid protests and looting.

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Cash chaos in Venezuela after banknote withdrawn

Government fails to deliver replacement note on time resulting in long queues and chaos in the country.

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Yahoo suffers world's biggest hack on one billion users

Embarrassing breach breaks company's own humiliating record set months ago when another huge hack compromised users.

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Cuba signs deal with Google for faster internet access

Agreement signed between Google and Cuba aimed at improving its internet speed - one of the slowest in the world.

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IMF's Christine Lagarde goes on trial in France

Former French finance minister cites "state's interest" in approving $425m payment to businessman Bernard Tapie in 2008.

Christine Lagarde

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China 'blocks' Mongolia border after Dalai Lama visit

Mongolia says hundreds of trucks stuck at the border after move seen as a response to Dalai Lama's visit to Ulaanbaatar.

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