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Stocks rally after Mnuchin says Sino-U.S. trade war 'on hold'

TOKYO Stocks rose on Monday as U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declared the U.S. trade war with China "on hold" following an agreement to drop their tariff threats that had roiled global markets this year.

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Australia's Santos gets sweetened $10.8 billion bid from Harbour Energy

U.S.-based Harbour Energy raised its bid for Australia's Santos Ltd to $10.8 billion on Monday, hiking its offer for a fifth time in nine months after a steep rise in oil prices and potentially deterring any rival bids.

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U.S., China putting trade war on hold, Treasury's Mnuchin says

WASHINGTON The U.S. trade war with China is "on hold" after the world's largest economies agreed to drop their tariff threats while they work on a wider trade agreement, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday. | Video

German companies worry Trump moving toward 'America Alone'

BERLIN German companies are concerned that U.S. President Donald Trump is increasingly thinking only of America rather than just putting his country first, the head of Germany's DIHK Chambers of Commerce told media.

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EU could compensate firms hit by U.S. sanctions over Iran: French minister

PARIS France is looking to see if the European Union could compensate European companies that might face U.S. sanctions for doing business with Iran, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday.

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South Korea's LG Group chairman dies from illness at 73

SEOUL The chairman of LG Group, Koo Bon-moo, who helped transform South Korea's fourth-largest conglomerate into a global brand, passed away on Sunday after a battle with a brain disease.

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