Economy & Business

Bitcoin, which has risen in value for eight consecutive days, received a boost after Facebook has said it would offer its own cryptocurrency, the Libra coin by end of June 2020.
Bitcoin at 18-month high as analysts point to safe-haven bids, Libra enthusiasm
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By Reuters
June 26, 2019
FILE - A host of U.S. companies have warned that costs related to tariffs on goods imported from China will hit their profits and hurt consumers.
Trump and Chinese President Xi return to the negotiating table this weekend
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June 26, 2019
Huawei's mobile phones are displayed at a telecoms service shop in Hong Kong, March 29, 2019.
The Trump administration has been pressing other countries to ban Huawei equipment from their networks, particularly in the coming rollout of super-fast 5G networks, a global project in which Huawei had been expected to play a leading role
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June 26, 2019
Aa worker collects harvested palm oil fruits at a plantation in Pangkalan Bun in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, 19 Feb. 2010
Malaysia is threatening to take its defense business elsewhere if the EU makes good on plans to cut palm oil imports, Will it work?
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June 26, 2019
Cubans check their phones at an internet hotspot in Havana, Cuba, Aug. 10, 2018.
Washington seeks to expand internet access on the Communist-run island, according to the final report of a US government task force released on Tuesday
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By Reuters
June 26, 2019
A message reading "Tokyo 2020 We Believe", made up of 2,020 candles, is displayed at Zojoji temple in Tokyo September 5, 2013.
Amount isthree times more than any previous summer Games, there is huge enthusiasm among the Japanese for the Games, and the public have rushed in their millions to buy tickets
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By Reuters
June 25, 2019
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he speaks to the foreign media in Ramallah, in the Israel-occupied West Bank, June 23, 2019.
White House initiative calls $50 billion in investment, but Palestinians insist prosperity cannot happen without political settlement
Patsy Widakuswara, Senior White House Correspondent
June 25, 2019