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Christmas: How shops fared in four charts

We take a look at how the retail sector did overall over the festive period in four charts.

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Watch industry’s times are changing

Swiss watch companies gather for their Geneva show after a difficult couple of years for the industry.

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Walter Shipley, the former chairman of Chase Manhattan, dies at 83

Walter Shipley oversaw a series of bank mergers that preceded JPMorgan Chase.

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Here’s why Abu Dhabi petrochemicals chief has his eye on North American shale

While North American shale oil production may be competition for OPEC members, some oil-exporting countries in the Gulf are simultaneously seeing potential investment opportunities in the commodity.

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Huawei reportedly fires an employee in Poland following charges of espionage

Chinese tech giant Huawei told The Wall Street Journal that it fired sales director Wang Weijing.

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Goldman gets bearish on earnings forecast, sees only 3% growth this year

Goldman Sachs says 2019 earnings growth could be as low as just 3 percent because of slow economic growth, a strong dollar and low oil prices.

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Government shutdown pours cold water on 2019 IPO ambitions — especially for small start-ups

Companies aiming to list in the first quarter are stuck in limbo until the government re-opens.

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No US assistance on Syria reconstruction until Iran is out: top US diplomat

“We don’t listen to the council of defeatism,” senior State Department advisor Brian Hook said in response to the notion that dislodging Iranian forces from Syria could prove impossible.

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Paris gas leak explosion leaves 4 dead, 36 wounded amid ‘yellow vest’ protests

A powerful explosion and fire apparently caused by a gas leak at a Paris bakery Saturday injured 36 people, including 12 in critical condition.

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Job prospects are soaring in New York City, thanks to Amazon HQ2 and Google’s expansion plans

With unemployment in New York City at record lows, the battle for talent is raging as tech giants, including Amazon and Google, lay plans to open new or expanded operations in Manhattan and Long Island City.