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Intel becomes top Olympic partner after McDonald's split

​Just days after splitting with long-term partner McDonald's, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said Wednesday it had signed a deal with technology giant Intel.

Hong Kong's Li Ka-shing says retirement won't stop him working

​Hong Kong's richest man Li Ka-shing said on Wednesday he has not decided when to retire and will stay as group senior advisor after he steps down as the chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings (0001.HK).

Global growth risks easing, but new ones emerging: ECB

​Risks to global growth appeared to have diminished, with markets so far taking policy tightening from the U.S. Federal Reserve in their stride, the European Central Bank said on Wednesday in a regular economic bulletin.

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Tokyo rallies on weak yen but most Asia markets struggle

Tokyo rallies on weak yen but most Asia markets struggle

Tokyo's Nikkei rallied Tuesday as the dollar extended gains against the yen on fresh indications the Federal Reserve will lift interest rates again this year, while technology firms tracked a sector rebound on Wall Street.

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Croatian taxi drivers protest against Uber

Croatian taxi drivers protest against Uber

Hundreds of Croatian taxi drivers blocked traffic Wednesday in the capital Zagreb to protest against the controversial ride-hailing app Uber they consider to be unfair competition and operating illegally.

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Boeing lifts 20-year industry demand forecast to $6 trillion

Boeing lifts 20-year industry demand forecast to $6 trillion

Boeing revised up its rolling 20-year industry forecast for passenger and freight planes by 4 percent on Tuesday, though signs at the world's biggest air show suggest a cooling of demand at the moment after years of red-hot growth.

China Economic Reform

China's efforts to strengthen implementation of reform

China's efforts to strengthen implementation of reform

​The Chinese leadership has stressed the role of supervision in implementing reform on various occasions, especially at meetings of the Central Leading Group for Deepening Overall Reform.

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Chinese premier calls for more practical cooperation within framework of ASEAN+3

Chinese premier calls for more practical cooperation within framework of ASEAN+3

​Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Wednesday that practical cooperation between ASEAN members and China, Japan and South Korea should be promoted steadily so as to safeguard regional peace and stability.

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Google, Apple, MS, Amazon and FB lead most valuable global brands list

Google, Apple, MS, Amazon and FB lead most valuable global brands list

​U.S. tech giants Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook are the five most valuable global brands, according to rankings released on Tuesday by WPP and Kantar Millward Brown.