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China will keep supporting economy as ‘pressure’ lingers: politburo

China will maintain policy support for the economy, which still faces “downward pressure” as well as difficulties after better-than-expected first quarter growth, the Communist Party’s top decision-producing body said on Friday. The statement through the politburo came two days after China reported had steady 6.4 percent annual growth in January-March, defying expectations for a further slowdown, as industrial production jumped ...

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China will keep supporting economy as ‘pressure’ lingers: politburo

China will maintain policy support for the economy, which still faces “downward pressure” as well as difficulties after better-than-expected first quarter growth, the Communist Party’s top decision-generating body said on Friday. The statement through the politburo came two days after China reported had steady 6.4 percent annual growth in January-March, defying expectations for a further slowdown, as industrial production jumped ...

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World Federation of Advertisers ask tech companies to be responsible

Advertisers haven’t been afraid to pull money out of Facebook or YouTube campaigns, following the exposures of controversial content hosted on the platforms, although they always seem to come crawling back. They’re caught in a Catch-22. Tech companies may get caught hosting content like terrorist videos or targeted comments via pedophiles, although their massive audiences make their platforms next to ...

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests

Joe Skipper | Reuters A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket, carrying the Arabsat 6A communications satellite, lifts off via the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, April 11, 2019. Elon Musk’s SpaceX suffered an anomaly in one of its Crew Dragon capsules while conducting engine tests at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Saturday, the company said. ...

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Air strikes along with explosions hit Libya’s capital Tripoli

MAHMUD TURKIA | AFP | Getty Images Forces loyal to Libya’s UN-backed unity government arrive in Tajura, a coastal suburb of the Libyan capital Tripoli, on April 6, 2019, through their base in Misrata. Several air strikes along with explosions shook the Libyan capital Tripoli overnight, residents said, in an escalation of a two-week offensive by eastern forces on the ...

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Explosions at churches as well as hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday

At least 138 people were killed as well as hundreds more hospitalized coming from injuries in near simultaneous blasts of which rocked three churches as well as three luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, a security official told The Associated Press, from the biggest violence from the South Asian country since its civil war ended a decade ago. ...

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Malaysia to revive second major China-linked project, Bandar Malaysia

Bandar Malaysia was commenced by the indebted 1MDB state investment fund in 2011 nevertheless of which later sold a 60% stake to the consortium. The government took over 1MDB’s stake due to its debt problems, nevertheless the project was terminated by the previous government in May 2017 due to a payment dispute with the consortium. The 1MDB scandal led to ...

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Egypt to vote on modifications in which may see El Sisi in power until 2030

If approved, the amendments could extend Sisi’s current term to six years through four as well as allow him to run again for a third six-year term in 2024. They could also grant the president control over appointing head judges as well as the public prosecutor through a pool of candidates. They could task the military with protecting “the constitution ...

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A former Abu Dhabi CIO Paul O’Brien sees big role for ESG investing

Investors will soon apply environmental, social in addition to governance standards to global governments as the role of ethics grows from the investing world, according to Paul O’Brien, the former deputy CIO of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, which manages more than $700 billion in assets. “People [are] taking a more ethical approach to their investing. of which has been ...

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French protesters set fires in Paris as unrest grows after Notre Dame blaze

French yellow vest protesters set fires Saturday along a march through Paris to drive home their message to a government they believe is usually ignoring the poor: which rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn’t the only problem France needs to solve. Like the high-visibility vests the protesters wear, the scattered smaller fires in Paris appeared to be a collective ...

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