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The economic costs of Syria's civil war

Syria's economy is crippled by six years of civil war and sanctions mean China is increasingly stepping in to supply the country.

Syria's economy is crippled by six years of civil war and sanctions mean China is increasingly stepping in to supply the country.

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UK exports and factory growth rise

UK exports rose quickly towards the end of 2016 and early in 2017 along with factory output growth which was at the strongest in seven years.

UK exports rose quickly towards the end of 2016 and early in 2017 along with factory output growth which was at the strongest in seven years.

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What does 2017 hold for the aviation industry?

Global shocks like the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the 2008 financial recession and political unrest in North Africa and the Middle East were reflected in downturns in passenger demand and profits in the

Global shocks like the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the 2008 financial recession and political unrest in North Africa and the Middle East were reflected in downturns in passenger demand and profits in the

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Record-breaking year for Mobile World Congress

Time to pack away the selfie sticks as Mobile World Congress, the annual technology and telecoms trade show, wrapped up in Barcelona.

Time to pack away the selfie sticks as Mobile World Congress, the annual technology and telecoms trade show, wrapped up in Barcelona.

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Barcelona phone home - World Mobile Congress opens

The Barcelona World Mobile Congress features hundreds of shiny, new handsets but not the crucial comeback device for Samsung - the Galaxy S8.

The Barcelona World Mobile Congress features hundreds of shiny, new handsets but not the crucial comeback device for Samsung - the Galaxy S8.

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Meet central Europe's hi-tech world-beater, South Moravia

There's a new Hi-Tech gang in town making a global name for themselves, busting out of South Moravia in the Czech Republic on a wave of entreprenurial savvy and smart support.

There's a new Hi-Tech gang in town making a global name for themselves, busting out of South Moravia in the Czech Republic on a wave of entreprenurial savvy and smart support.

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German economy and budget surplus soar, but Merkel shuns new debt

Germany's economy grew 1.9 percent last year boosting the budget surplus hugely, but Chancellor Merkel says the country won't take on any new debt.

Germany's economy grew 1.9 percent last year boosting the budget surplus hugely, but Chancellor Merkel says the country won't take on any new debt.

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Ghosn hands over the reins at Nissan

Carlos Ghosn steps down as CEO of Nissan, handing the job to co-CEO Hiroto Saikawa

Carlos Ghosn steps down as CEO of Nissan, handing the job to co-CEO Hiroto Saikawa

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Yahoo pays the price for massive data breaches in Verizon deal

Verizon - which is buying Yahoo's core internet business - has cut the purchase price to reflect the financial impact of two massive cyber attacks.

Verizon - which is buying Yahoo's core internet business - has cut the purchase price to reflect the financial impact of two massive cyber attacks.

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HSBC's profits plunge dragging down share price

Europe's biggest bank HSBC saw annual pre-tax profit slump 62 percent with hefty writedowns and warned its revenues could fall again this year.

Europe's biggest bank HSBC saw annual pre-tax profit slump 62 percent with hefty writedowns and warned its revenues could fall again this year.

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Time to replace capitalism with trust?

By Irene Dominioni Amsterdam is famous for its vibrant, avant-garde cafes, but one of them has a particularly intriguing concept.

By Irene Dominioni Amsterdam is famous for its vibrant, avant-garde cafes, but one of them has a particularly intriguing concept.

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UK economy resilient at end of 2016, manufacturing jumps

Britain's economy remained resilient at the end of last year despite the UK's surprise vote in June to leave the European Union.

Britain's economy remained resilient at the end of last year despite the UK's surprise vote in June to leave the European Union.

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European court rules size doesn't matter in supermarket ads

European Court of Justice rules on a case involving Carrefour and Intermarché over comparisons in adverts between prices in different sized retailers.

European Court of Justice rules on a case involving Carrefour and Intermarché over comparisons in adverts between prices in different sized retailers.

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Lower fares shrink Ryanair's profits

Ryanair had to cut its fares more than expected during the last three months of 2016 because of over-capacity, which pulled down profits.

Ryanair had to cut its fares more than expected during the last three months of 2016 because of over-capacity, which pulled down profits.

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View: Donald Trump’s chaos theory of government

The ideological project that Trump and Bannon will seek to carry out could have far-reaching geopolitical and economic implications that should worry not only progressives, but also dyed-in-the-wool conservatives like me. To understand how far they are willing to go, one must understand their ultima

The ideological project that Trump and Bannon will seek to carry out could have far-reaching geopolitical and economic implications that should worry not only progressives, but also dyed-in-the-wool conservatives like me. To understand how far they are willing to go, one must understand their ultima

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Eurozone factory activity ramps up

There was a strong start to 2017 for factory activity in the eurozone as surveys showed it increased at the fastest rate in nearly six years.

There was a strong start to 2017 for factory activity in the eurozone as surveys showed it increased at the fastest rate in nearly six years.

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Donald Trump and playing with economic matches

By arbitrarily selecting particular businesses to carry out his “commands,” Trump will destroy the core market principles of transparency and fairness.

By arbitrarily selecting particular businesses to carry out his “commands,” Trump will destroy the core market principles of transparency and fairness.

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Spanish economy shows strong 2016 growth

Spain's economy hit one of the eurozone's fastest growth rates for 2016 but its consumer-led recovery may slow in the coming months

Spain's economy hit one of the eurozone's fastest growth rates for 2016 but its consumer-led recovery may slow in the coming months

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German business morale weakens, but is Trump to blame?

German businesses are gloomier this month according to a survey of 7,000 firms, which may or may not be linked to Trump's protectionist comments.

German businesses are gloomier this month according to a survey of 7,000 firms, which may or may not be linked to Trump's protectionist comments.