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All roads lead to China: 17 Arab countries join Beijing’s new Silk Road

Beijing has inked cooperation deals on its multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with 17 Arab countries, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the results of a joint Sino-Arab forum. Read Full Article at RT.com
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All roads lead to China: 17 Arab countries join Beijing’s new Silk Road

Beijing has inked cooperation deals on its multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with 17 Arab countries, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the results of a joint Sino-Arab forum. Read Full Article at RT.com

BRICS bank to invest in infrastructure projects in Brazil

Investment worth $621 million will be provided by BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) to Brazil, according to the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea). Read Full Article at RT.com
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BRICS bank to invest in infrastructure projects in Brazil

Investment worth $621 million will be provided by BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) to Brazil, according to the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea). Read Full Article at RT.com

India's Jet Airways to suspend all operations after banks reject funding request

One of India's major airlines, Jet Airways, has announced it is temporarily halting flight operations on Wednesday after the carrier failed to secure the “critical interim funding” necessary for the company to remain afloat. Read Full Article at RT.com
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India's Jet Airways to suspend all operations after banks reject funding request

One of India's major airlines, Jet Airways, has announced it is temporarily halting flight operations on Wednesday after the carrier failed to secure the “critical interim funding” necessary for the company to remain afloat. Read Full Article at RT.com

Switzerland backs China’s new Silk Road as Western allies twiddle their thumbs

Switzerland has become the fourth European country to join China’s ambitious global trade infrastructure project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Read Full Article at RT.com
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Switzerland backs China’s new Silk Road as Western allies twiddle their thumbs

Switzerland has become the fourth European country to join China’s ambitious global trade infrastructure project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Read Full Article at RT.com

Nuts, ketchup & bicycle pedals: EU targets US goods with retaliatory sanctions

The EU has unveiled a wide-ranging list of US imports worth $20 billion which it could target in retaliation for a subsidy battle between rival European and American planemakers, Airbus and Boeing. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Nuts, ketchup & bicycle pedals: EU targets US goods with retaliatory sanctions

The EU has unveiled a wide-ranging list of US imports worth $20 billion which it could target in retaliation for a subsidy battle between rival European and American planemakers, Airbus and Boeing. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia becoming a leading world food supplier – Agriculture Ministry

Russia will soon become one of the world’s 10 leading exporters of agricultural products in the near future, according to Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia becoming a leading world food supplier – Agriculture Ministry

Russia will soon become one of the world’s 10 leading exporters of agricultural products in the near future, according to Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia’s aluminum giant RUSAL makes first US investment since sanctions lifted

Russian aluminum major RUSAL said it is teaming up with US manufacturer Braidy Industries to build a mill in Kentucky. It will invest $200 million and assume a 40 percent ownership stake in the mill in return. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia’s aluminum giant RUSAL makes first US investment since sanctions lifted

Russian aluminum major RUSAL said it is teaming up with US manufacturer Braidy Industries to build a mill in Kentucky. It will invest $200 million and assume a 40 percent ownership stake in the mill in return. Read Full Article at RT.com

EU to use ‘all means’ necessary to defend its firms in Cuba against US lawsuits

Brussels is ready to stand by its companies and launch a WTO case should Washington enact a law allowing US citizens to sue foreign firms doing business in Cuba. Read Full Article at RT.com
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EU to use ‘all means’ necessary to defend its firms in Cuba against US lawsuits

Brussels is ready to stand by its companies and launch a WTO case should Washington enact a law allowing US citizens to sue foreign firms doing business in Cuba. Read Full Article at RT.com

Myanmar man in Tak hospital with ‘self-inflicted’ throat wound after fight with wife

A Myanmar migrant in Tak’s Mae Sot district was severely injured with a pair of scissors in what his wife claimed was a self-inflicted wound.
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Myanmar man in Tak hospital with ‘self-inflicted’ throat wound after fight with wife

A Myanmar migrant in Tak’s Mae Sot district was severely injured with a pair of scissors in what his wife claimed was a self-inflicted wound.

Thousand ton twist: Gold buying frenzy by global central banks to push bullion prices higher

Gold prices could reach $1,400 per ounce in 2019 due to the US Federal Reserve’s less aggressive stance on interest rates, bullion purchases by central banks and lingering global uncertainties, market analysts explain. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Thousand ton twist: Gold buying frenzy by global central banks to push bullion prices higher

Gold prices could reach $1,400 per ounce in 2019 due to the US Federal Reserve’s less aggressive stance on interest rates, bullion purchases by central banks and lingering global uncertainties, market analysts explain. Read Full Article at RT.com

Italian banking major to pay hefty US fine for Iran sanctions-busting

European subsidiaries of Italy’s biggest bank UniCredit have pleaded guilty to US charges of violating sanctions against Iran and other countries. The lender has agreed to pay $1.3 billion to settle the six-year probe. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Italian banking major to pay hefty US fine for Iran sanctions-busting

European subsidiaries of Italy’s biggest bank UniCredit have pleaded guilty to US charges of violating sanctions against Iran and other countries. The lender has agreed to pay $1.3 billion to settle the six-year probe. Read Full Article at RT.com

Hong Kong tops list of priciest housing markets on the planet… again

Hong Kong has kept the crown as the most expensive city to buy property in, while two other Chinese cities also made the top five list, according to new research that covers 35 cities around the globe. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Hong Kong tops list of priciest housing markets on the planet… again

Hong Kong has kept the crown as the most expensive city to buy property in, while two other Chinese cities also made the top five list, according to new research that covers 35 cities around the globe. Read Full Article at RT.com

Global wine production hits 15-year high after dramatic slump in previous year

Wine output across the world saw a year-on-year surge of 17 percent in 2018 to reach the highest level in 15 years, beating the most optimistic forecasts, a report by the International Organization for Vine and Wine (OIV) shows. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Global wine production hits 15-year high after dramatic slump in previous year

Wine output across the world saw a year-on-year surge of 17 percent in 2018 to reach the highest level in 15 years, beating the most optimistic forecasts, a report by the International Organization for Vine and Wine (OIV) shows. Read Full Article at RT.com

China’s new Silk Road ‘very important contribution’ to global economy, IMF says

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has benefited the world in fostering infrastructure in low-income countries, Changyong Rhee, director of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Asia and Pacific Department, has said. Read Full Article at RT.com
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China’s new Silk Road ‘very important contribution’ to global economy, IMF says

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has benefited the world in fostering infrastructure in low-income countries, Changyong Rhee, director of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Asia and Pacific Department, has said. Read Full Article at RT.com

EU to slap €19bn worth of fresh tariffs on US goods as aircraft subsidies row escalates – reports

The European Union is weighing up hitting a range of US goods with up to $21.5 billion (€19 billion) worth of tariffs as retaliation for subsidies given to aircraft manufacturer Boeing, according to reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
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EU to slap €19bn worth of fresh tariffs on US goods as aircraft subsidies row escalates – reports

The European Union is weighing up hitting a range of US goods with up to $21.5 billion (€19 billion) worth of tariffs as retaliation for subsidies given to aircraft manufacturer Boeing, according to reports. Read Full Article at RT.com

Nord Stream 2 pipeline hits 1,000km marker as US fails to talk Europe out of Russian gas supplies

The operator of the Nord Stream 2 project has announced that 1,000km of the gas pipeline now stretches across the Baltic seafloor through Finnish, Swedish and German waters. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Nord Stream 2 pipeline hits 1,000km marker as US fails to talk Europe out of Russian gas supplies

The operator of the Nord Stream 2 project has announced that 1,000km of the gas pipeline now stretches across the Baltic seafloor through Finnish, Swedish and German waters. Read Full Article at RT.com

Bayer beware! Monsanto found guilty of poisoning French farmer

A French court has ruled that US agrochemical firm Monsanto, currently owned by German drug company Bayer, was liable for the sickness of a farmer who inhaled fumes from a weed killer made by the company. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Bayer beware! Monsanto found guilty of poisoning French farmer

A French court has ruled that US agrochemical firm Monsanto, currently owned by German drug company Bayer, was liable for the sickness of a farmer who inhaled fumes from a weed killer made by the company. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russian finance minister calls for restoring economic & political ties between Moscow & Washington

The general health of the world’s economy is being dragged down by ongoing political and economic disputes between Russia and the United States, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said, urging to resolve the differences. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russian finance minister calls for restoring economic & political ties between Moscow & Washington

The general health of the world’s economy is being dragged down by ongoing political and economic disputes between Russia and the United States, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said, urging to resolve the differences. Read Full Article at RT.com

Walmart trolls Amazon over not paying taxes after Bezos challenges rivals to hike minimum wage

Retail giants and fierce competitors, Amazon and Walmart, traded barbs after Amazon boss Jeff Bezos called on retailers to increase workers’ minimum hourly wages. Walmart was quick to gently remind Amazon of its tax avoidance. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Walmart trolls Amazon over not paying taxes after Bezos challenges rivals to hike minimum wage

Retail giants and fierce competitors, Amazon and Walmart, traded barbs after Amazon boss Jeff Bezos called on retailers to increase workers’ minimum hourly wages. Walmart was quick to gently remind Amazon of its tax avoidance. Read Full Article at RT.com

American investor Calvey released from Russian jail & placed under house arrest

US investor Michael Calvey, accused of embezzlement in Russia, has been released from custody and placed under house arrest, Moscow’s Basmanny Court ruled on Thursday. Read Full Article at RT.com
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American investor Calvey released from Russian jail & placed under house arrest

US investor Michael Calvey, accused of embezzlement in Russia, has been released from custody and placed under house arrest, Moscow’s Basmanny Court ruled on Thursday. Read Full Article at RT.com

Russia’s Arctic shipping route to attract over $11 billion in investments

Total investments into the development of Russia’s Northern Sea Route (NSR) will exceed 735 billion rubles (US$11.3 billion), according to the chief executive of Russian state nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom Aleksey Likhachev. Read Full Article at RT.co
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Russia’s Arctic shipping route to attract over $11 billion in investments

Total investments into the development of Russia’s Northern Sea Route (NSR) will exceed 735 billion rubles (US$11.3 billion), according to the chief executive of Russian state nuclear energy corporation, Rosatom Aleksey Likhachev. Read Full Article at RT.com

Africa’s Amazon ready to make market debut on New York Stock Exchange

The largest e-commerce operator in Africa, Jumia, is expected to raise over $200 million at its initial public offering (IPO) this week. The IPO will become the first for e-commerce and tech businesses from Africa. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Africa’s Amazon ready to make market debut on New York Stock Exchange

The largest e-commerce operator in Africa, Jumia, is expected to raise over $200 million at its initial public offering (IPO) this week. The IPO will become the first for e-commerce and tech businesses from Africa. Read Full Article at RT.com

Big tech firms pay taxes ‘nowhere’ and it has to change – German vice-chancellor

German Finance Minister and Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz has accused tech companies of not paying their fair share of taxes, as Google, Amazon and Facebook face increased scrutiny in the EU on the matter. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Big tech firms pay taxes ‘nowhere’ and it has to change – German vice-chancellor

German Finance Minister and Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz has accused tech companies of not paying their fair share of taxes, as Google, Amazon and Facebook face increased scrutiny in the EU on the matter. Read Full Article at RT.com

Corrupt central banks ‘print money every time they make a mistake’ – RT’s Keiser Report

The European Central Bank’s corporate bond buying program has led to extreme malinvestment and misallocation of capital, allowing companies to make questionable decisions. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Corrupt central banks ‘print money every time they make a mistake’ – RT’s Keiser Report

The European Central Bank’s corporate bond buying program has led to extreme malinvestment and misallocation of capital, allowing companies to make questionable decisions. Read Full Article at RT.com

Airbus-Boeing conflict benefits China, France warns

The escalating trans-Atlantic subsidy dispute between European aircraft maker Airbus and US rival Boeing can only benefit Chinese aircraft manufacturing, the French finance minister believes. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Airbus-Boeing conflict benefits China, France warns

The escalating trans-Atlantic subsidy dispute between European aircraft maker Airbus and US rival Boeing can only benefit Chinese aircraft manufacturing, the French finance minister believes. Read Full Article at RT.com

Is Saudi Arabia still on the ‘naughty’ list? RT’s Boom Bust on big banks chasing kingdom’s cash

Oil giant Saudi Aramco’s bond offering has smashed a record after receiving $100 billion in orders. International investors were falling over themselves to lend money despite the kingdom’s less-than-stellar reputation. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Is Saudi Arabia still on the ‘naughty’ list? RT’s Boom Bust on big banks chasing kingdom’s cash

Oil giant Saudi Aramco’s bond offering has smashed a record after receiving $100 billion in orders. International investors were falling over themselves to lend money despite the kingdom’s less-than-stellar reputation. Read Full Article at RT.com

'Profitability ahead of safety & honesty’: Boeing faces shareholder lawsuit over 737 MAX crashes

Boeing shareholders have filed a class action lawsuit against the aircraft maker, accusing it of withholding information on safety deficiencies in its 737 MAX planes which led to two deadly crashes within six months. Read Full Article at RT.com
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'Profitability ahead of safety & honesty’: Boeing faces shareholder lawsuit over 737 MAX crashes

Boeing shareholders have filed a class action lawsuit against the aircraft maker, accusing it of withholding information on safety deficiencies in its 737 MAX planes which led to two deadly crashes within six months. Read Full Article at RT.com

IMF raises China’s 2019 growth forecast, praising Beijing’s efforts on economy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects China's economy to grow by 6.3 percent this year, higher than the previous forecast of 6.2 percent. The fund has also warned of ‘more subdued’ momentum next year. Read Full Article at RT.com
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IMF raises China’s 2019 growth forecast, praising Beijing’s efforts on economy

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects China's economy to grow by 6.3 percent this year, higher than the previous forecast of 6.2 percent. The fund has also warned of ‘more subdued’ momentum next year. Read Full Article at RT.com

ZERO new orders for Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX after global groundings

Boeing did not win any commercial orders for its 737 MAX jet in March following a second deadly crash involving the plane. It is the first time in seven years the company failed to sell a single aircraft of this line. Read Full Article at RT.com
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ZERO new orders for Boeing’s troubled 737 MAX after global groundings

Boeing did not win any commercial orders for its 737 MAX jet in March following a second deadly crash involving the plane. It is the first time in seven years the company failed to sell a single aircraft of this line. Read Full Article at RT.com

Canada oil industry loses over 20% of workforce since 2014

Canada’s oil and gas industry could shed another 12,500 and more jobs this year, which would bring the total job losses over the past five years to 23 percent of the 2014 total, which stood at 226,500. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Canada oil industry loses over 20% of workforce since 2014

Canada’s oil and gas industry could shed another 12,500 and more jobs this year, which would bring the total job losses over the past five years to 23 percent of the 2014 total, which stood at 226,500. Read Full Article at RT.com

Venezuela wants to sell gold reserves to shore up economy devastated by US sanctions – reports

Venezuela has moved eight tons of gold from the central bank in an attempt to raise hard currency to help its cash-strapped economy hit by crippling US sanctions, according to government sources cited by Reuters. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Venezuela wants to sell gold reserves to shore up economy devastated by US sanctions – reports

Venezuela has moved eight tons of gold from the central bank in an attempt to raise hard currency to help its cash-strapped economy hit by crippling US sanctions, according to government sources cited by Reuters. Read Full Article at RT.com

Thai plans to issue debentures to major investors

Thai Airways International PLC president Sumeth Damrongchaitham and representatives of underwriters KBank, Bangkok Bank and Krungthai Bank announced that THAI debentures would be issued to investors.
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Thai plans to issue debentures to major investors

Thai Airways International PLC president Sumeth Damrongchaitham and representatives of underwriters KBank, Bangkok Bank and Krungthai Bank announced that THAI debentures would be issued to investors.

Russia to expand annual LNG production to 140 million tons

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak expects the country’s output of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to rise more than tenfold to 140 million tons per year by 2035 as global demand for the fuel soars. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Russia to expand annual LNG production to 140 million tons

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak expects the country’s output of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to rise more than tenfold to 140 million tons per year by 2035 as global demand for the fuel soars. Read Full Article at RT.com

China wants to eliminate bitcoin mining for wasting energy & polluting environment

The country with the world’s biggest cryptocurrency mining farms, China, aims to completely ban their operations, according to a new report issued by its top economic planning body. Read Full Article at RT.com
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China wants to eliminate bitcoin mining for wasting energy & polluting environment

The country with the world’s biggest cryptocurrency mining farms, China, aims to completely ban their operations, according to a new report issued by its top economic planning body. Read Full Article at RT.com