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Shares across Asia were in negative territory in early trading on Monday after a poor week on Wall Street. Markets also opened after manufacturing activity in the world' second largest economy, China, was at a 15-month low at the end of last week. The mainland's benchmark index, the Shanghai Composite, was down 1.4% to 4,015.89 points. ...

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Just a few days after hosting a historic deal between Iran and the world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme and lifting international sanctions, Vienna has been the venue for deals of a different kind. For the first time in many years, an army of Iranian government officials descended on a business conference in the Austrian capital in a bid...

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Sometimes a chap becomes a part of the story he's been sent to cover. Recently it happened to me in New York. For years now, I've been reporting on what people call the great disruption - the way that technology (in particular the internet) keeps bumping into our established way of doing things, and rewriting established ideas. Electronic...

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"Gawker's growing up." That's the message of a memo sent by Gawker Founder Nick Denton to his staff on Sunday as the company continues to react to a controversy that resulted in the resignation of the company's executive editor and Gawker.com's editor in chief. Gawker's Max Read and Tommy Craggs resigned after a story they published about a gay...

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Lilly Singh has a relaxed swagger to her gait. It's a little bit up and down and side to side, her long hair swaying beneath a floral, flat-brim cap that says "#SELFIE." She walks as if she's not flanked by security guards and surrounded by adoring fans on the floor of the Anaheim Convention Center. But she is....

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Jet.com has finally taken off, and price battles of epic proportion are just around the corner. Fueled by gobs of venture capital cash and bloated hype to match, the e-commerce startup launched this week to $1 million in first-day sales after a limited three-month trial run. The company amassed an unprecedented $220 million in investor funds before luring...

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Ricardo Salgado, the former boss of the Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo (BES), has been placed under house arrest after questioning over the bank's collapse. His lawyer described the move as "disproportionate". Last year, Mr Salgado was forced to resign as chief executive after 23 years in charge, amid allegations of accounting fraud. At a parliamentary hearing in December...

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As one of Australia's most recognised sportsmen, the sight of rugby union international George Gregan counting the number of commuters walking out of a busy Sydney railway station must have raised some eyebrows. This was back in 1998, one year before Mr Gregan captained the Wallabies to win the Rugby World Cup. At the time the scrum half was...

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