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Germany's Gabriel says can't double investment plans

PARIS (Reuters) - Germany cannot double its existing commitment to 10 billion euros of additional public investment as urged by a joint Franco-German paper, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Thursday.

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WTO clinches first global trade deal in its history

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization adopted the first worldwide trade reform in its history on Thursday, after years of stalemate, months of deadlock and a final day's delay following an eleventh-hour objection.

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Opec to keep 30m barrel output target

Brent falls to $71.25 after clearest signal that cartel sees cure for growing glut is lower prices

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WTO clinches first global trade deal in its history

WTO Director-General Azevedo gestures before a special meeting of the General Council Preparatory Committee on Trade Facilitation in GenevaGENEVA (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization adopted the first worldwide trade reform in its history on Thursday, after years of stalemate, months of deadlock and a final day's delay following an eleventh-hour objection.

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UK not planning sale of Royal Mail stake, says business minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain does not intend to sell its 30 percent stake in Royal Mail any time soon, Business Secretary Vince Cable said on Thursday, saying he would prefer to see the shares remain in state hands for the medium to long term.

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Falling oil prices deal bigger economic blow to Africa than Ebola

By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Plunging world oil prices have dealt a blow to Africa far greater - in purely economic terms - than Ebola, setting back investment in exploration and plans to industrialise. The highest profile victim so far has been Africa's top producer, Nigeria, which was forced to devalue its naira currency by 8 percent this week after the central bank admitted dwindling reserves were making it hard to defend it. ...

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On mobile, BT to make the call on bigger EE or easier O2 deal

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - BT Group's choice between buying Britain's number one or two mobile operator will come down to whether the broadband leader wants to stretch to buy EE, a higher quality, larger company, or take the lower risk, simpler option presented by 02.

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Boston-area Verizon FiOS subscribers lose access to local Fox channel

(Reuters) - Subscribers to Verizon Communications Inc's FiOS cable TV over fiber network service in Boston lost access to Fox's local affiliate station on Thursday due to a fee dispute with Cox Media Group, which owns the station, according to a Verizon email to customers. Verizon said that Cox removed WFXT TV, the local affiliate of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's Fox TV network, and the WFXT Movies station from its FiOS TV network because it refused to accept an agreement "that contained rates that are not in our customers' best interests. ...

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China told $6.8tn in investment ‘wasted’

Stimulus moves and lack of oversight blamed as abandoned projects and ‘ghost cities’ mar landscape

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China told $6.8tn in investment ‘wasted’

Stimulus moves and lack of oversight blamed as abandoned projects and ‘ghost cities’ mar landscape

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