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Asia share markets hit by U.S. auto tariff threat, dollar pulls back

SHANGHAI Asian shares fell on Thursday after the U.S. government launched a national security probe into car imports that could lead to new tariffs, and President Donald Trump's comments suggested setbacks in U.S.-China trade talks.

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China's Premier Li says China and Germany uphold free trade

BEIJING China's Premier Li Keqiang said on Thursday China has always supported a unified and prosperous Europe and that China and Germany uphold free trade.

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Procter & Gamble commits to Russia despite rising risks

MOSCOW U.S. consumer goods group Procter & Gamble (P&G) will keep investing in Russian plants in 2018 and beyond, reaffirming its commitment to the market despite political risks.

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Nestle streamlines R&D to speed up product innovation

LONDON Food giant Nestle plans to combine its scientific research operations into a single unit in an attempt to speed up development of new products at a time when competition from smaller rivals is intensifying.

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EU competition chief Vestager to announce antitrust decision on Thursday

BRUSSELS European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager will hold a news conference on Thursday to announce an antitrust decision, which is expected to be on Gazprom .

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Rusal CEO, board members quit as company warns on debt payments

HONG KONG Russia's largest aluminum producer, United Company Rusal Plc , said on Thursday its chief executive and seven board members have quit, and warned it may have problems servicing its debt due to the impact of U.S. sanctions.

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