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The Saudi government, seeking to diversify the economy beyond oil exports amid a slump in oil prices, told Reuters in April that it was launching a privatisation programme that would raise more than $200 billion

Saudi to open health, education sectors to full foreign ownership

Saudi Arabia will allow foreign investors to take 100 per ce

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Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong faces verdict in his bribery trial

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong faces verdict in his bribery trial

A court in Seoul is set to decide whether the billionaire he

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Johnson baby powder.

Johnson & Johnson faces $417m payout in latest talc case

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $417m (£

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Japan second-quarter GDP beats expectations

Japan second-quarter GDP beats expectations

Japan's economy grew faster than expected in the second-

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For the first time on Friday, the government presented a second or a mid-year economic survey for the year 2016-17 highlighting the new factors that the economy faces since the last such exercise in February

India achieving high end of 6.75-7.5% growth difficult: Economic Survey

Achieving the high end of the 6.75-7.5 per cent growth projected previously will be difficult due

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Sharara is Libya’s largest field, accounting for about a quarter of the country’s production. - Reuters file picture for illustrative purpose only

Libya’s Sharara oil field gradually shutting down

 Libya's Sharara oilfield, which has been producing 270,000 barrels a d

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Suspect eggs have been destroyed at farms in the Netherlands

Belgium says it knew about contaminated eggs in June

Belgium has admitted it knew in June that eggs from Dutch farms might be contaminated wit

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US economy creates 209,000 jobs in July

US economy creates 209,000 jobs in July

The US economy saw strong jobs growth in July, helped by a wave of hiring in the hospitality indu

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Eurozone economic growth gathering pace

Eurozone economic growth gathering pace

The eurozone notched up growth of 0.6% in the second quarter of the year, official Eurostat figur

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British Gas will increase electricity prices by 12.5% from 15 September, its owner Centrica has said, in a move that will affect 3.1 million customers.

British Gas to raise electricity prices

British Gas will increase electricity prices by 12.5% from 15 September, its owner Centri

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Eurozone unemployment rate

Eurozone unemployment rate falls to 9.1%

The unemployment rate in the eurozone has fallen to its lowest since February 2009, according to

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Chinese men walk by a global chain store selling household items in Beijing, Monday, July 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

China factory growth eases in July as export demand slips

Chinese factory activity eased in July as export demand weakened while momentum in service indust

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Air France-KLM is buying 31% of Virgin Atlantic

Air France-KLM is buying 31% of Virgin Atlantic

Air France-KLM is taking a 31% stake, worth £220m, in Virgin Atlantic as part of a four-way

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Airbus cuts superjumbo A380 production again

Airbus cuts superjumbo A380 production again

Deliveries of the double-decker will now fall from 15 this year to 12 in 2018 and eight in 2019,

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Jeff Bezos: Amazon founder is world's new richest man

Jeff Bezos: Amazon founder is world's new richest man

A 2.5% rise in Amazon shares on Thursday means Mr Bezos's wealth has now eclipsed the Microso

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