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Is Europe serious about helping Africa?

The European Union and the African Union have established a new partnership to boost Africa’s digital transformation. Beijing is already…

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Ukraine crisis: Are arms sales on the rise?

From: Counting the Cost Many European countries boost their defence budgets with an increase in demand for American-made weapons. Since…

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US small-business owners face tax headaches on top of COVID woes

Small businesses that have been buffeted by the pandemic, inflation and shipping woes have another challenge to add to their…

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‘Playing with fire’: Investors use fund to bet on Russian stocks

With few options left on U.S. exchanges to bet on Russian assets, investors have rushed into a tiny closed-end fund…

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Oil tumbles as Europe defers banning Russian crude imports

Markets sold off after the EU and US announced an agreement to cut reliance on Russian natural gas. By Julia Fanzeres and Paul…

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US consumer sentiment remains at decade-low as inflation bites

Americans are facing decades-high inflation, prompting the Fed to raise rates for the first time since 2018 last week. U.S.…

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Will Ukraine war revitalise coal – world’s dirtiest fossil fuel?

The president of last year’s COP26 may have called for it to be “consigned to history” but demand for little-loved…

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Crowdfunding a capital: Indonesia’s unusual pitch raises eyebrows

Penajam Paser Utara Regency, Indonesia – Indonesia has suggested crowdfunding the relocation of the country’s capital after a major investor…

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EU negotiators agree landmark law to curb US big tech giants

Negotiators from the European Parliament and EU member states have agreed on a landmark law to curb the market dominance…

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China eases investment curbs amid ‘unprecedented’ investor exodus

China will allow local and foreign investors access to more sectors of the economy after cutting its so-called negative list…

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