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Europe stocks stumble, dollar lifted by U.S rate view

LONDON - European shares fell in thin trade on Monday while the dollar powered ahead after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year.

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Iran says OPEC unlikely to change output ceiling: Mehr news agency

DUBAI - OPEC is unlikely to change its production ceiling when the group meets in June, Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Sunday, according to the semi-official Mehr news agency.

24 May 2015

China invites private investors to help build $318 billion of projects

SHANGHAI - China's state planning agency on Monday released a list of more than 1,000 proposed projects totalling 1.97 trillion yuan ($317.75 billion) that it is inviting private investors to help fund, build and operate.

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Alibaba's latest gambit in fighting fakes: foster local brands

PUTIAN, China - Criticized and even sued by luxury brand Gucci and others for facilitating the counterfeit goods trade, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has been quietly piloting a scheme to try to curb fakes at source.

Senator Warren calls for public hearings on bank waivers: FT

NEW YORK - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren is calling for U.S. Department of Labor hearings on whether banks accused of rigging foreign exchange markets should be allowed to manage retirement accounts, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

After bruising safety crisis, U.S. car watchdog shows its bite

WASHINGTON - The U.S. auto safety watchdog, long criticized as toothless and slow, is showing both bark and bite under its new boss - a testimony to his credentials as a safety expert and a hardening of the administration's policy after a wave of deadly defects.

24 May 2015

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