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Italy’s Tria sees slight improvement in structural balance next year

Italy’s finance minister said on Saturday he expected a small improvement in Italy’s structural balance next year.

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Tesla keeps losing senior leadership — here are some of the key departures this year

In total 41 executives have left Tesla in 2018, according to a list compiled by short-seller Jim Chanos — 58 in the last 12 months.

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Merkel targets debt reduction, investment as tax take ‘very good’

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday Germany would reduce government debt and invest in employment.

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US and China could soon prompt a ‘big slowdown’ in global growth, former bank regulator warns

The fiscal policies of the world’s two largest economies could bring about a massive slowdown in global economic growth, according to Britain’s top former bank regulator.

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Italy’s economy would struggle with ‘even a minor recession,’ former IMF director says

Italy’s economy is in such a fragile state that even a minor recession could be very dangerous, according to a former director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Fresh crackdown on nuisance calls

New rules mean companies cannot contact people unless they have “opted-in” to receive calls.

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma, China’s richest man, to retire from company he co-founded

The New York Times reports that Ma is retiring as China’s business environment has soured, with Beijing and state-owned enterprises increasingly playing more interventionist roles with companies.

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Apple v Amazon: Battle of the titans

Apple and Amazon have seen their market value top $1tn, but will their growth continue to accelerate?

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Trump warns further China tariffs ‘ready to go’

If both sets of tariffs go ahead virtually all of China’s US exports will be subject to new duties.

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Arconic is reportedly in talks to sell itself

Aluminum products maker Arconic Inc is discussing acquisition offers for the entire company, even though it announced a sale process last month only for its building and construction systems unit, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.