Liberia loses $104 million in central bank cash, bans 15 from foreign travel
September 20, 2018

Fifteen Liberians including the son of former president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf are banned from leaving Liberia while the government investigates the whereabouts of $104 million in missing cash intended for the central bank. Julian Satterthwaite reports.


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Aston Martin speeds ahead with up to $6.7 billion October IPO

Aston Martin is seeking a valuation of up to 5.07 billion pounds ($6.7 billion) from its stock market flotation and has taken steps to prepare for any eventuality over Brexit, it said on Thursday. As Francis Maguire reports, the British luxury carmaker, famed for making the sports car driven by James Bond, is the first British carmaker to pursue an ipo for decades.


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Japan PM Abe wins extended term, faces Trump trade challenge

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has won a ruling party leadership vote, setting him on track to become Japan’s longest-serving premier. As Grace Lee reports, his first immediate challenge is an expected summit with U.S. President Donald Trump next week, when he will face pressure to cut Japan’s $69 billion surplus with its key ally, nearly two-thirds from auto exports.


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Trade: Alibaba drops US jobs promise, OECD sees growth 'peaking'

Jack Ma, co-founder of Chinese e-tech giant Alibaba Group Holding, said on Thursday that people should make preparations for 20 years of China-U.S. trade frictions. As David Pollard reports, his comments were followed by a warning from the OECD about the impact of the trade war on the global economy.


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Meituan launch brightens Hong Kong's IPO outlook

Meituan Dianping’s IPO got off to a strong start in Hong Kong on Thursday, valuing the Chinese “everything app” firm at about $55 billion and sending positive signs to companies lining up to list in the financial hub, as Reuters Breakingviews’ Robyn Mak explains.


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Bank of Japan holds policy despite trade perils
September 19, 2018

Japan’s exports rose in August and its central bank kept its view the economy was expanding modestly, but policy makers and analysts warned of risks to the outlook from a U.S.-led trade war that some fear could chill global investment and growth. Pascale Davies reports,


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China says won't weaken currency to boost exports, as U.S. tariffs mount

China will not engage in competitive currency devaluations, Premier Li Keqiang stressed, hours after China hit back, with a softer punch than the one landed by the United States, in an escalating tariff war between the world’s largest economies. David Pollard reports.


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Wall St ends higher, shrugs off trade worries
September 18, 2018

Wall Street rebounded on Tuesday in a broad-based rally as investors brushed aside intensifying trade rhetoric between the United States and China. Caroline Woods reports.


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Investors should take tariffs more seriously, says Vespula's Jeff Tomasulo

Tariffs, just like taxes, are going to hit bottom lines of many U.S. companies, says Jeff Tomasulo, CEO and founder of Vespula Capital. Aleksandra Michalska reports.


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China hits back with tariffs on $60 bln of U.S. goods

China and the United States plunged deeper into a trade war after Beijing added $60 billion of U.S. products to its import tariff list in retaliation for U.S. levies. Caroline Woods reports.


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