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Google places a $550 million bet on China's second-largest e-commerce player

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Google said it will invest $550 million in cash into Chinese e-commerce player JD.com.

Chinese tech CEO: A trade war would hurt 'a lot of American brands'

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JD.com Founder Richard Liu said American firms could lose opportunities to sell to a large consumer base in China.

Top VC news: Adyen goes public, Toyota investing $1 billion in ride-hailing giant Grab

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A weekly recap of some of the most interesting news in venture capital, funds and start-ups.

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake kills three people, shutters factories in Japan's Osaka

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The epicentre of the earthquake was just north of Osaka city, said the Japan Meteorological Agency.

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Tell us what you think: With OPEC and its allies set to meet, where are oil prices headed?

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The world's top oil producers are set to meet at the end of this week and markets are paying close attention.


Japan exports accelerate in May, trade protectionism remains a risk

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Japan's exports rose in May at the fastest pace in four months in a sign that global demand is gaining strength.


The US should break the German lock on the European economy

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The German trade surplus is stifling the economic growth in the rest of Europe, Michael Ivanovitch writes.

Asian shares decline after escalation in US-China trade tensions as oil extends losses

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Asian markets fell after tariffs imposed by the U.S. on Chinese goods were met with swift retaliation from Beijing.

The bigger cryptocurrencies get, the worse they perform, says global central banking group

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Cryptocurrencies are more likely to suffer a breakdown in trust the greater the number of people using them, BIS said.


Stocks are in 'reset,' but these 2 groups could deliver solid profits

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PNC’s Jeffrey Mills lists where to find the biggest upside as the bull market enters a new phase.


Apple's new iPhone software lets you create an animated version of yourself -- here's how it works

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Apple's iOS 12 software coming to the iPhone lets you create a digital version of yourself to send to your friends. Here's how it will work.


Bourbon, America's native spirit, is caught in the cross hairs of Trump's trade war with China

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"This is a symbolic target on American culture because bourbon is so intertwined with who we are," a whiskey collector tells CNBC.

Veteran tech investor sees record tech rally failing, turns to financials

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Sloy, Dahl & Holst’s Paul Meeks says most tech stocks are too pricey right now.

Amazon's Whole Foods deal has sent some retailers into the arms of Google

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While Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods has rattled the grocery industry, it has brought new business models and partnerships for Google.


No one is opening those emails about privacy updates, and it's a nightmare for this $22B industry

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One email marketing company said some of their clients have lost up to 80 percent of their email lists.


Greek PM Alexis Tsipras survives no-confidence vote in parliament

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras survived a no-confidence motion in parliament on Saturday.

US, South Korea to announce suspension of 'large scale' military drills this week

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South Korea and the United States are expected to announce the suspension of "large-scale" military drills this week.


UK national health service to get $26.5 billion boost post-Brexit, PM Theresa May says

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The money will come partly from tax hikes and partly from money that will no longer be going to the European Union.

Sunday, Jun 17

Just the fear of a trade war is straining the global economy

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President Donald Trump announced fresh tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods, The New York Times reports.

Saturday, Jun 16

The Fed said it's hiking rates four times this year, but here's why the market's not convinced

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The Fed may have telegraphed a fourth interest rate hike this year, but markets didn't quite get the message.

Russia and Saudi Arabia are getting increasingly chummy, and that may have big implications for oil

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Russia and Saudi Arabia reinforced their partnership as OPEC is set to grapple with some thorny issues.

Siemens wins $2 billion contract to build new London Tube trains

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Siemens will build 94 new generation trains for the Piccadilly Line on London's metropolitan train network known as the Tube.

'The fool builds walls': China state media attacks Trump's tariffs

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China state media said Trump has an "obsession with playing the disgraceful role of global economic disruptor."

Friday, Jun 15

China announces retaliatory tariffs on $34 billion worth of US goods, including agriculture products

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In a quick response to U.S. tariffs, Beijing announced on Friday its own duties on American products, including agriculture products and automobiles.

China says tariffs of 'same scale' coming immediately, indicates trade talks will need to start over

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China's Commerce Ministry said Friday that it will respond immediately on the same scale to the Trump administration's new tariffs on Chinese goods worth up to $50 billion.

Here’s how top investors are preparing for the ECB’s ‘easy-money’ exit

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The ECB has laid out plans to end its stimulus program, now money managers are assessing how this affects investments.

Trump seems ready to slap $50 billion worth of tariffs on China, setting off a new trade war

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The expected tariffs against $50 billion worth of Chinese goods will escalate trade tensions globally.

Thursday, Jun 14

A fourth Fed hike this year could trigger economic slowdown, strategist warns

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A fourth rate hike this year could bring about an inverted yield curve and economic slowdown, Principal Global Investors CEO Jim McCaughan believes.

How Italian turmoil in the bond markets could spark a domino effect across Europe

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Banks in major European economies could be severely hurt by political developments in Italy.

The US-North Korea summit was great for China, but not so good for the rest of Asia

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In questioning America's security alliance with South Korea, President Trump delivered a shock to his Asian allies.

China is booming, but next comes Trump's tariff verdict

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The United States is due to release the final list of Chinese products subject to 25 percent tariffs by Friday.

Wednesday, Jun 13

UK leader Theresa May says 'special relationship' with the US means there can also be disagreements

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The close relationship between the U.S. and the U.K. means the two countries can disagree on certain issues but still find solutions, British Prime Minister Theresa May told CNBC Wednesday.

Salesforce announces $2.5 billion investment in the UK amid Brexit uncertainty

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The news will be a welcome boost for May, who is currently contending with a government split over Brexit.

Kim Jong Un appeared to score an 'A+' victory — Trump's work is 'incomplete'

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North Korea not only won a halt of U.S.-South Korea drills, a major concern, it also benefited from the event's optics.