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IPO activity next year could dampen if markets do not rebound- report

The excitement of proposed initial public offerings by ride-hailing rivals Uber and Lyft next year may not be enough to encourage other firms to follow suit, as they fear that slowing global growth and rocky stock markets dragging into next year could threaten market debut valuations.

WTO to investigate Qatari allegations of Saudi piracy

The World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Tuesday it would investigate Qatar's allegations of intellectual property breaches against Saudi Arabia, despite the kingdom's objection that the WTO had no standing to hear the case.

Pernod Ricard invests in Africa's online retailer Jumia

French spirits group Pernod Ricard , which is targeted by activist investor Elliott Management, said on Tuesday it was buying an unspecified stake to become a "strategic shareholder" in Jumia, Africa's leading online retailer.

Facebook's Sandberg cites need to do more after reports of Russia meddling

Facebook Inc's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Tuesday the company needs to step up its efforts to curb misinformation after research revealed that Russia-backed organizations targeted African-Americans, who favored Hillary Clinton, to suppress voter turnout during the 2016 election.

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Judge blasts former Trump adviser Flynn ahead of sentencing

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former U.S. national security adviser, said on Tuesday he knew that lying to the FBI was a crime as he faced a judge during a sentencing hearing who said the retired lieutenant general had "arguably" sold out his country.