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Protest against fracking

Venezuela uses 'F word' to discredit fracking

(Editor's Note: please be advised that paragraphs one and two contain language that may offend some readers) Venezuela is not mincing words with a new exhibition titled "F---ing Fracking" that denounces the environmental toll of hydraulic fracturing in the United States.

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman

Saudi king keeps close hand on oil in remodelling strategic team

Saudi Arabia's subtle change of energy policymaker line-up since the accession of new King Salman in late January appears to give the monarch's inner circle a firmer hand on the kingdom's oil strategy than previous rulers have enjoyed.

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New York Federal Reserve

NY Federal Reserve sets dates for March repurchase agreements

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Monday announced the dates of its March offerings of reverse repurchase agreements, part of the bank's preparations for managing an increase in interest rates expected later this year.

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Shopper

Euro zone Feb prices fall less than expected, unemployment down

Euro zone consumer prices fell by less than expected in February while unemployment eased in January for the third month in a row, offering signs that the risks of economic stagnation and deflation in the bloc are falling.

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Tunisia

Tunisia tax suspension, teacher strike test reform agenda

Tunisia canceled a new tax on Monday imposed on travelers crossing Libya’s border after the measure triggered rioting, highlighting the problems facing the government as it seeks to bolster shaky state accounts.

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Colombo Port City

China says Sri Lanka loans made 'based on consensus'

China's loans to Sri Lanka were made based on consensus through talks between the two countries and at Sri Lanka's request, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday, after Sri Lanka's foreign minister expressed concern about the loans.

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China

Global stimulus swells as China eases, ECB to start soon on QE

Global stimulus is swelling, with China cutting interest rates ahead of disappointing factory data and the European Central Bank set to start government bond purchases just as data hints the euro zone economy may be picking up.

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BlackBerry Ltd.

BlackBerry takes its device management platform to the cloud

BlackBerry Ltd said on Monday it plans to offer a cloud-based version of its device management platform BES12, a move that will make the service more accessible to small- and medium-sized businesses that need to secure devices on their own networks.

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Great Hall of the People

China parliament to juggle reform drive and slower growth

China's slowing economy will be at the forefront as parliament convenes for its annual meeting this week, with a weekend interest rate cut a reminder of the challenge of balancing painful restructuring with combating the onset of deflation.

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Janet Yellen

Near Fed majority backs June liftoff Yellen hasn't yet endorsed

Janet Yellen's premium on consensus may lead to a Federal Reserve decision the chair hasn't yet endorsed, as a near majority aligns in favor of a possible June interest rate hike.

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Oil rig platform in the North Sea

Oil falls toward $61 on dollar, supply concerns

Brent crude oil fell almost 2 percent toward $61 a barrel on Monday after Iran said a deal on its nuclear program could be agreed this week if the West lifted sanctions, which could boost the country's oil exports.

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Nokia

Nokia CEO sees 'business as usual'; no change to outlook

Nokia, the world's third-largest mobile equipment maker, has seen nothing in its business that would lead it to change its financial outlook, its chief executive said on Sunday.

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Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung unveils sleek new Galaxy phones to take on Apple

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim the throne of undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc.

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SIM cards

Mobile industry tiptoes towards 5G

Running short of dramatically new phone designs, leaders of the world's wireless industry agree their next big idea is 5G, shorthand for the fifth generation of networks they expect to have up and running by 2020.

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Apple Inc. corporate logo.

Apple car rumors fuel Geneva debate about car of future

The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world's automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest minivans, city cars and sport utility vehicles against an uncertain market backdrop, with growing signs of recovery in Europe offset by slowing demand in emerging markets.

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