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Trump wins Davos raves for «landmark» tax cut

Instead of a chilly reception from globalisation's defenders, US President Donald Trump may find a warm welcome in the posh ski resort of Davos, from global executives delighted with his controversial tax reform

China economy rebounds in 2017 with 6.9% growth

China's economy grew a forecast-beating 6.9 percent in 2017, picking up steam for the first time since 2010 despite its battles against a massive debt and polluting factories, official data showed Thursday

Opioid crisis also imposes handicap on US economy

The scourge of the opioid crisis in the United States kills 90 Americans every day, but beyond the human toll it also handicaps the US economy, taking millions of people out of the workforce, economists warn

Anemic 3rd quarter growth dissapoints in Brazil

Brazil's economy grew 0.1 percent in the third quarter of 2017, the third consecutive quarterly increase in output but below expectations, official figures out Friday showed.

Bitcoin, an «Uber» currency, not without risk

Bitcoin, which this week soared to a new record high of more than $8,000, is the monetary equivalent of Uber, since it bypasses central bank regulation and could be attractive for financially fragile countries, economists say

Victoria's Secret to charm China with fashion gala

The star-studded, super-hyped Victoria's Secret lingerie show hits the catwalk in Shanghai on Monday, the first time the US brand is holding its self-described "sexiest show on earth" outside the United States or Europe.

China to widen foreign access to financial sector

China on Friday said it will further open the country's financial markets to foreign firms, a key demand from the United States and other global investors who have long complained about the strict limits on access to the giant economy.

Disagreement over TPP pact as ministers huddle in Vietnam

Asia-Pacific nations were still struggling Friday to salvage the sprawling TPP trade deal following America's rejection of the original pact, with Canada refuting reports an agreement in principle had been struck.

Gay Chinese tourists flock to Thailand for fun, acceptance

Bathed in a pink spotlight, the caberet singer at Phuket's ZAG bar lip-syncs the top notes of a popular Mandarin love song, delighting the crowd of gay Chinese tourists who have escaped judgement at home for sexual freedom in Thailand.

Made-in-Italy: a 'Disneyland for foodies'

A gastronomic theme park designed as a celebration of Italy's field-to-fork food culture opens next week with backers aiming to pull in six million visitors a year.

Asian markets turn lower as US tax-cut fears brew

Asian markets headed into the weekend on a negative note on Friday as traders fret over the outlook for Donald Trump's much-vaunted tax-cut plans while profit-takers cashed in after the latest rally.

Disagreement over TPP pact as ministers huddle in Vietnam

Asia-Pacific nations struggled to salvage the sprawling "TPP-11" trade deal Friday, following America's pull out from the original pact, with Canada refuting reports an agreement in principle had been struck.

Disney announces new Star Wars trilogy

Disney on Thursday announced plans for a new Star Wars trilogy as it builds on the beloved and profitable science fiction film franchise.

News Corp reports profit jump to $87 mn

US media group News Corp said Thursday it returned to profit in the past quarter, as it saw improvements in digital subscriptions at the Wall Street Journal and other newspapers.

AT&T chief 'ready' for court fight over Time Warner tie-up

AT&T chairman and chief executive Randall Stephenson said Thursday his firm is prepared for a court fight with US authorities over its merger plan with media-entertainment giant Time Warner, while ruling out a sale of CNN or other content providers.

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