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Bezos’ billion-dollar bid to boost India’s SME business

AMAZON founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is launching a £770m bid to bring India’s SMEs online. Bezos said his firm will invest the sum —...
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World Bank believes e-commerce brings tangible rewards in China

E-COMMERCE can flourish in developing countries and in rural areas to create employment opportunities, according to research released by the World Bank and the...
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IMF warns of debt ‘timebomb’ thanks to ‘cheap money’ borrowing policies

THE International Monetary Fund warns that low interest rates are encouraging companies to take on a level of debt that could become a “timebomb”. The...
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In for the long haul: Qantas to experiment with non-stop trips between London and...

QANTAS Airways is planning to run test flights between London and Sydney to discover how planes, crews and passengers will cope with the longest...
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Yuan tumbles to lowest level in a decade as US tariffs imposed

THE US has accused Beijing of currency manipulation after the Chinese yuan dropped to its lowest level in more than 10 years. The rate now...
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The IP man cometh: China bows to international will

East is east and West is west, and our man in the middle, businessman LEO AUSTIN — UK-based but with decades of experience in...
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‘Ground-breaking’ link to free-up Sino-British stock exchange trade

THE BRITISH Treasury has announced a stock link to allow UK-listed firms to become the first foreign entities to list in mainland China. Chancellor Philip...
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Dependence on commodities leaves countries ‘vulnerable to shocks’ and ‘weakened’

THE NUMBER of countries dependent on commodities has reached its highest level in 20 years, according to a recent UNCTAD report. UNCTAD (United Nations Conference...
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Tariff tussle resumes as US vows to impose new taxes on Chinese imports

THE TRADE war between the US and China is back, with fresh tariffs threatened by America and tit-for-tat retaliations likely to follow. The issue, which...
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Debts too heavy for airline to retain its international flights

INDIAN AIRLINE Jet Airways is reported to have suspended its international flights. Click here to see stock prices for the companies mentioned in the article The...