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    FILE - A worker harvests sugarcane near Swaziland's capital, Mbabane, June 2005. In Cameroon, the government is cracking down on the illegal import of sugar.

    Cameroon Cuts Imports to Spur Local Industry

    Government’s reaction to sugar shortage has some questioning whether the strategy will backfire

    Leaders attend the the first Outreach Session during the final day of the Group of Seven summit meetings in Ise, Japan, Friday, May 27, 2016.

    Global Growth the 'Urgent Priority', G-7 Leaders Conclude

    A final statement of the meeting addressed broad issues facing the global economy while glossing over a difference of opinions among G-7 leaders over fiscal stimulus

    Video Meet Your New Co-worker: The Robot

    At the RoboUniverse expo in New York City, robots of all shapes and sizes were being put to work


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    Bank had halted loans in August 2011, criticized for backing land titling scheme for victims of forced eviction from Boeung Kak Lake; problems still exist, activists contend

    Are US Central Bank Officials Signaling Interest Rate Hike Soon?

    One Fed governor supports 'gradual set of rate increases over time' but sees no reason to rush

    Lower Supplies Boost Oil Prices, With Demand Expected to Grow

    Oil prices which plunged during past year, hurting oil exporting nations and petroleum companies, rose above $50 a barrel Thursday

    Some Old, Some New in Nigeria’s 'Change' Budget

    President Muhammadu Buhari says he hopes $30.4 billion budget will restore Nigerians’ faith in ability of lawmakers to spend tax money wisely

    Russia Talks Up Foreign Interest in Eurobond, Investors Skeptical

    Moscow hails Eurobond issue as triumph over Western sanctions but no sign of high demand by big foreign investors

    US Millennials Increasingly Live with Parents

    Decline in marriage and continued modest economic growth drive this trend

    Trans-Adriatic Pipeline to Boost European Energy Security

    $4.5 billion-pipeline will become operational in 2020 and will deliver gas from Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz II field to southern Italy
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    Increasing numbers of robots are joining the workforce, as companies scale back and more processes become automated. The latest robots are flexible and collaborative, built to work alongside humans as opposed to replacing them. VOA’s Tina Trinh looks at the next generation of automated employees helping out their human colleagues.
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    Video Meet Your New Co-Worker: The Robot

    Increasing numbers of robots are joining the workforce, as companies scale back and more processes become automated. The latest robots are flexible and collaborative, built to work alongside humans as opposed to replacing them. VOA’s Tina Trinh looks at the next generation of automated employees helping out their human colleagues.
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    Video Tightfisted in Tokyo: Japan’s Economic Conundrum

    This year’s G-7 Summit is expected to include a focus on fiscal policy at a time when the global economy is struggling to gain momentum. The summit’s host, Japan, the world’s third-largest economy, is facing contraction as nothing the government has been trying has been able to bring about a turnaround, so far. VOA Correspondent Steve Herman has details from Tokyo.
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    Video Vietnam's Small Startups Get A Boost

    Some of Vietnam's small high tech firms are getting a boost from investors including one called "500 Startups." Eddie Thai is a partner with the investment firm, and a Vietnamese-American. He is based in Ho Chi Minh City.
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    Video Profits From Eco-friendly Vertical Farming Stack Up

    Vertical farming — a tech-savvy subset of farming in which plants are stacked indoors, floor-to-ceiling, using controlled-environment agriculture (CEA) methods — is growing rapidly, changing the business landscape of traditional supply chains and growing seasons. It is also having a profound effect on the environment. Ask Newark, New Jersey-based AeroFarms, which set up shop in a neon-sprayed former paintball and laser tag arena next to a highway in the city’s Ironbound district.
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    Video Vietnam Sees Strong Economic Growth Despite Incomplete Reforms

    Vietnam has transformed its communist economy to become one of the world's fastest-growing nations. While the reforms are incomplete, multinational corporations see a profitable future in Vietnam and have made major investments -- as VOA's Jim Randle reports.

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