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IMF warns US fiscal, trade policies create risks to global economy

IMF warns US fiscal, trade policies create risks to global economy

Trump came to power in part on a wave of anger over immigration and international trade perceived as undermining workers’ wages and American living standards. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) logo is seen at the IMF headquarters building during the IMF/World Bank annual meetings in Washington, DC. (Reuters pic) WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s aggressive trade […]

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AT&T closes $85 billion(RM339 billion) deal for Time Warner

AT&T closes $85 billion(RM339 billion) deal for Time Warner

AT&T agreed to temporarily manage Time Warner’s Turner networks separately from DirecTV, including setting prices and managing personnel. Coaxial TV Cables are seen in front of AT&T and Time Warner logos in this picture illustration. (Reuters pic) WASHINGTON: AT&T Inc, the No. 2 wireless carrier, on Thursday closed its USD$85 billion(RM339 billion) deal to acquire […]

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Adobe tops estimates on digital media business momentum

Adobe tops estimates on digital media business momentum

Adobe’s shares, which have gained over 47% so far this year, fell 3.5% at USD$249(RM992) in extended trading after the company forecast third-quarter revenue nearly in line with estimates. Adobe company logos are seen in this picture illustration taken in Vienna. (Reuters pic) BENGALURU: Adobe Systems Inc topped analysts’ profit and revenue estimates for the […]

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If you’re a Facebook user, you’re also a research subject

If you’re a Facebook user, you’re also a research subject

According to its public database of published research, Facebook’s written more than 180 public papers about artificial intelligence but just one study about elections, based on an experiment Facebook ran on 61 million users to mobilize voters in the Congressional midterms back in 2010. (Bloomberg pic) SEATTLE: The professor was incredulous. David Craig had been […]

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Can refugees help to plug Europe’s skilled-labour gaps?

Can refugees help to plug Europe’s skilled-labour gaps?

THE canteen of Stockholm University could scarcely be more Swedish. Young blond students sip coffee and tap away on Macs. In room 3.89, an outpost of the campus, is another, newer Sweden. Refugees, all of them teachers, from lands far to the south and east are preparing for the classrooms of their new home. Several […]

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Other American banks may have misbehaved as Wells Fargo did. Which ones?

Other American banks may have misbehaved as Wells Fargo did. Which ones?

IF THERE is a single example of how dramatically the regulatory environment has changed for American banks in the past 18 months, it may be the trickle of information that has recently emerged about an inquiry into their sales practices. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), a banking watchdog, began it in […]

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Can the solar industry survive without subsidies?

Can the solar industry survive without subsidies?

A LITTLE over a decade ago, when JinkoSolar, a Shanghai-based company, entered the solar business, it was such a novice that when it visited international trade fairs, all it had was a bare table and a board with its name scribbled on it. But it also had luck, a technological edge and lots of public […]

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China’s tighter regulation of shadow banks begins to bite

China’s tighter regulation of shadow banks begins to bite

THE teller at ICBC, China’s (and the world’s) biggest bank, ushers a new, well-heeled customer into a private room. It is not for VIP treatment but a stern warning. The customer wants to invest in products offering higher returns than a basic savings account. The teller fixes a camera on her and reels off a […]

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How open is America?

How open is America?

“JUSTIN has agreed to cut all tariffs and all trade barriers between Canada and the United States,” claimed President Donald Trump to laughter on June 8th, at the G7 summit in Quebec. The next day, in apparent seriousness, Mr Trump—who has slapped tariffs and quotas on imports of aluminium and steel from all the G7 […]

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Google runs into more flak on artificial intelligence

Google runs into more flak on artificial intelligence

DISCOVERING and harnessing fire unlocked more nutrition from food, feeding the bigger brains and bodies that are the hallmarks of modern humans. Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, thinks his company’s development of artificial intelligence trumps that. “AI is one of the most important things that humanity is working on,” he told an event in California […]

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