Qatar-based BeIN Sports steps up piracy fight against Saudi Arabian rival channel

Qatar-based BeIN Sports steps up piracy fight against Saudi Arabian rival channel 2019-01-17 17:23:00 A deal was struck last June for around 20 million euros ($22 million) to stage the Supercoppa in Saudi Arabia for three of the next five seasons. However, following the killing of U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in October, several major […]

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Investors have for decades seen Japan as exceptional. Some say that's 'obsolete'

Investors have for decades seen Japan as exceptional. Some say that’s ‘obsolete’ 2019-01-17 08:03:00 The concept of “Asia ex-Japan” has been around for decades, but some experts say the approach of viewing Japan as a separate class from the rest of the region is starting to lose relevance. The “Asia ex-Japan” approach traces its roots […]

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Kirsten Gillibrand: 'I'm going to run' for president in 2020

Kirsten Gillibrand: ‘I’m going to run’ for president in 2020 2019-01-16 05:19:00 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said Tuesday that she will run for president in 2020. Gillbrand, 52, said on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” that she is launching an exploratory committee. “I’m going to run for president of the United States because as […]

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'There is something brewing' in Germany: Fears of recession after latest industrial data

‘There is something brewing’ in Germany: Fears of recession after latest industrial data 2019-01-08 18:19:00 Economists will be watching closely when Germany’s statistics office publishes preliminary GDP data for 2018 (on January 15) and fourth quarter in February. In the third quarter, German growth fell 0.2 percent from the previous quarter. Technically, a recession is […]

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Asia markets mostly lower as China inflation data miss expectations

Asia markets mostly lower as China inflation data miss expectations 2019-01-10 05:30:00 Asia markets mostly slipped on Thursday following lower-than-expected Chinese inflation data while investors digested the conclusion of a three-day trade negotiation between the Beijing and Washington. Mainland Chinese markets, watched by investors in relation to the ongoing trade war, experienced a turbulent trading […]

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Walter Shipley, the former chairman of Chase Manhattan, dies at 83

Walter Shipley, the former chairman of Chase Manhattan, dies at 83 2019-01-13 04:10:00 BOB STRONG | AFP | Getty Images NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Chase Manhattan’s Thomas G. Labrecque (L) and Chemical Bank’s Walter V. Shipley announce the merger of their two banks at a press conference 28 August in New York. Walter […]

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Why airports can't stop drones from causing chaos

Why airports can’t stop drones from causing chaos 2019-01-09 20:03:00 Examples of counter-drone companies range from newer start-ups like Dedrone in San Francisco, to larger defense firms like the $2 billion Israeli company Rafael and Rome-based Leonardo. The CEO of Dedrone, Joerg Lamprecht, said all players in the air travel industry are still grappling with […]

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New research shows Coke has led efforts by US junk food companies to shape China's obesity policy

New research shows Coke has led efforts by US junk food companies to shape China’s obesity policy 2019-01-10 20:52:00 The companies have been working in China since the the late 1990s at encouraging exercise, instead of eating healthier, to curb the country’s growing obesity problem, Greenhalgh found. The New York Times first reported the findings. […]

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Marijuana hasn't hurt booze sales in 3 states where weed has been legal the longest: Study

Marijuana hasn’t hurt booze sales in 3 states where weed has been legal the longest: Study 2019-01-10 10:31:00 Industry observers expected that the marijuana legalization trend in the U.S. would hurt liquor sales, but a new study from a booze trade association says that hasn’t been the case in the three states where weed has […]

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Manchester United to open three 'experience centers' in China by the end of 2020

Manchester United to open three ‘experience centers’ in China by the end of 2020 2019-01-08 20:41:00 English soccer team Manchester United will be expanding its presence in China, by opening three new entertainment experiences in the country by 2020. The announcement was made Tuesday in partnership with Chinese property investor Harves and will see Manchester […]

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