Economy & Business

People hold a banner reading "No G7" during a demonstration in Biarritz, southwestern France, July 13, 2019.
Potentially dominating the agenda is new and controversial French legislation to tax multinational tech giants like Google and Amazon
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July 16, 2019
World Bank President David Malpass (R) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Deputy Managing Director David Lipton attend a conference entitled "Bretton Woods: 75 years later" in Paris, France, July 16, 2019.
Lipton said part of the problem with capitalism, a cause of anger for its perceived unfairness, is the rise of excessive inequality
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By AFP
July 16, 2019
An Amazon Prime truck travels on Interstate highway in Fairfax, Virginia, July 14, 2019. (photo: Diaa Bekheet)
The Seattle-based e-commerce behemoth said it is offering more than a million deals. Amazon’s own products are usually among the strongest sellers
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July 16, 2019
FILE - Representations of virtual currency are displayed in front of the Libra logo in this illustration picture.
Congress begins two days of hearings Tuesday on Facebook's planned currency, to be called Libra, while the House Judiciary subcommittee will extend its bipartisan investigation of the market power of the dominant tech firms
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July 16, 2019
In this Tuesday, July 9, 2019 photo, a helicopter flies near Turkey's drilling ship, 'Fatih' dispatched towards the eastern Mediterranean, near Cyprus.
Two Turkish vessels escorted by warships are drilling for gas on either end of ethnically divided Cyprus
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July 16, 2019
FILE PHOTO: A view of a collapsed tailings dam owned by Brazilian mining company Vale SA, in Brumadinho, Brazil, Feb.10, 2019.
In a statement, mining company said deal also involves individual compensation for moral and material damages, including job stability and other benefits for a certain period of time
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By Reuters
July 15, 2019
Demonstrators protest against Tia Maria mine in Arequipa, Peru, July 15, 2019.
Tia Maria copper mining project has been a lightning rod for conflict
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By Reuters
July 15, 2019