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Xi Jinping makes big promises for China's economic future

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Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday that China supports an open world economy and pledged further liberalization of its market to foreign investors.

Germany's Hochtief confirms $20 billion bid for Spain's Abertis

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The offer is said to rival that made by Italy's Atlantia.

Branson: I met Trump once, and all he talked about was destroying people who wouldn't help his bankrupt firm

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The Virgin Group founder says the meeting was focused on the fallout from the bankruptcy of one of Trump's companies.

SeaWorld cuts about 350 jobs as it aims to boost attendance

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SeaWorld is cutting about 350 jobs, as the aquatic entertainment company continues to struggle drawing in crowds.

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Xi sees US retreating on world stage and seeks to fill void as 'most powerful' Chinese leader in 45 years

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The Chinese president is consolidating power at a "very consequential" time, says ex-U.S. diplomat Nicholas Burns.

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Our renewable energy projects don't make us much profit yet, BP's Bob Dudley says

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BP CEO Bob Dudley did say that the company's renewable projects are profitable though.

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1 billion people could be using 5G by 2023 with China set to dominate, study says

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The race is on to provide the next leap forward in mobile technology.

Google and Goldman Sachs are two of the most active investors in blockchain firms

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In 2017, there have been 42 equity investment deals by corporates, totaling $327 million

Iraq calls on BP to 'quickly' develop disputed oilfields after seizing areas of Kirkuk

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Iraq's oil ministry urged BP to help develop oilfields in the disputed city of Kirkuk on Wednesday.

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Iran sanctions uncertainty puts major oil companies in ‘wait-and-see’ mode

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Iran's deputy oil minister said Tuesday that the country is on the verge of signing deals with major global oil and gas companies.

JPMorgan buys fintech start-up WePay

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The investment bank said Tuesday it would provide its 4 million small businesses clients with WePay's payments technology.

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WhatsApp is blocked in China and VPNs are being hit as the Communist Party Congress begins

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Users also reported that they were not able to change profile pictures on Tencent-owned WeChat.

Drones set to be deployed by Los Angeles Police Department

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The LAPD signed off on a year-long test of drones on Tuesday, becoming the largest police department in the U.S. to deploy the technology.

Asia markets tread water as investors keep an eye on China's Party Congress

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Asian shares closed mixed as investors looked to China's Party Congress for signs on future policy direction.

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Boeing says Bombardier jets could still face hefty duties even if they are assembled in Alabama

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Boeing said that the announced deal has no effect on the pending U.S. Department of Commerce proceedings.

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India's troubled banks desperately need more money — but government help just isn't coming

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Analysts said its obvious what India's troubled banks most need — but it's unlikely the government will give it.

An upcoming fintech IPO is set to be 2017's largest Chinese listing in the US

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Qudian is offering 37.5 million American Depository Shares with a float price range of $19-$22 per ADS.

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Giant robots from Japan and the US just battled — and a new champion reigns

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U.S. start-up MegaBots challenged Japan's Suidobashi Heavy Industries to a robot versus robot duel two years ago.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping touts successes of 'socialism' at Communist Party Congress

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Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke Wednesday at the beginning of the Communist Party's once-every-five-year Party Congress.

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China's Communist Party is holding its most important meeting in years: Here's what you need to know

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China is holding a once-every-five-years meeting this week that is expected to usher in a new era of leadership.

Wednesday, Oct 18

Crypto venture firm Blockchain Capital is raising $150 million for two funds

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Blockchain Capital, a San Francisco-based venture firm that invests in crypto projects, filed to raise two separate $75 million funds.

'Bringing back the dark ages': Saudi Arabia accused of bid to destabilize Qatar

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Qatar's finance minister says the blockade of countries isolating Qatar are bullying and disrespectful.

Tuesday, Oct 17

Boeing versus Bombardier: Here's what happens next

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The battle with Boeing escalates as the Canadian aerospace manufacturer gives up control of its C-Series program.

Details of a massive trade deal among 11 heavyweight economies may be announced next month

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There's "a reasonable chance" the eleven TPP members could finalize a new deal without the U.S. next month, said Alan Bollard of the APEC Secretariat.

EU is not 'the enemy' and Brexit talks are 'constructive,' UK finance minister insists

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Philip Hammond told CNBC on Monday that he didn't think Brexit talks had stalled between the two sides.

Trump is toying with Iran — and another US adversary is watching

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Trump's apparent willingness to exit a pact with Iran could undermine negotiations with another adversary: North Korea.

Monday, Oct 16

Major Wi-Fi security flaw could allow hackers to listen in on any of your devices

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Operating systems such as Google's Android, Apple's iOS, and Microsoft's Windows could all be affected.

Three killed as Ireland lashed by hurricane-force winds in 'worst weather event in 50 years'

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Schools and hospitals are closed, many public transport and aviation services have ceased operations as the post-tropical cyclone makes landfall.

Spain gives Catalonia final ultimatum and moves closer to 'nuclear option'

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The Spanish government has given Catalonia three days to declare whether it will try to break away Spain or not.

Iraq made 'declaration of war' when its troops seized parts of oil-rich region, Kurdish forces say

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Iraq's national army was closing in on the city of Kirkuk, following last month's Kurdish vote for independence.

Sunday, Oct 15

Germany's Social Democrats beat Merkel's conservatives in state vote

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Germany's Social Democrats beat Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats in Lower Saxony on Sunday.

Austria likely takes a right turn as 31-year-old minister declares victory in election

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Initial results showed the party of Austria's 31-year-old foreign minister leading in national elections Sunday.

Porn publisher Larry Flynt offers $10 million for dirt that could get Trump impeached

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Larry Flynt, who founded Hustler magazine, took out a full page ad in The Washington Post advertising the offer.

China is getting rid of free haircuts and fruit at the upcoming party Congress in austerity drive

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to crack down on corruption and extravagance.

Saturday, Oct 14

Draghi: Commercial real estate valuations stretched, but no bubbles in stocks or bonds

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ECB President Mario Draghi said Europe is not in a "bubbly situation" but prime commercial real estate valuations look stretched.

China will amend the party constitution which could tighten President Xi Jinping's grip on power

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A key measure of Xi's power will be whether he manages to have his name "crowned" in the party constitution.

New Guam threat as North Korea weighs powerful test over Pacific

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North Korea made a new threat against the U.S. territory of Guam even as it considers an atmospheric hydrogen bomb test over the Pacific.