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Carrefour Brasil says trucker strike cut Q2 retail sales 1.7 pct

BRASILIA, July 26 (Reuters) – Carrefour Brasil, the nation’s largest retailer, said a truckers strike in May reduced its retail sales by 1.7 percent in…

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Trump’s plan for U.S. LNG in Europe to face reality check

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s plan for “vast amounts” of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be sold to the European Union after trade…

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UPDATE 4-Daimler braced for emissions-test impact as profit weakens

PARIS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Mercedes maker Daimler (DAIGn.DE) blamed U.S.-China tariffs for a 30 percent drop in second-quarter profit and predicted a further decline as new…

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CEE MARKETS-Hungarian yields plunge; ECB comments drive closing of shorts

* Zloty, forint firm as ECB comments do not get more hawkish * Hungarian yields plunge helped by forint strength, ECB comments * Leu, crown…

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Root Ventures, a young SF firm focused on “hard tech,” just closed a much bigger second fund with $76.7 million

Root Ventures, a San Francisco-based venture firm that closed its debut fund with $30 million 2015, has raised a second fund, closing it with $76.7269…

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Review: Lenovo’s Google Smart Display is pretty and intelligent

Smart speakers have come a long way over the past few years as Amazon, Google and Apple have delivered pretty noteworthy strides in the IQs…

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S.Africa’s Naspers considers Hong Kong, New York listing of some e-commerce units

JOHANNESBURG, July 26 (Reuters) – South Africa’s Naspers is considering listing some of its e-commerce ventures in Hong Kong or New York, its chief executive…

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More money for artistes

More money for artistes

From this year, all finalists in the Courtesy/Mount Gay Pic O De Crop competition will receive $2 000 as a production fee.  Minister of Culture John King made this surprise announcement last evening…

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Google’s first smart display is finally available

After months of waiting, the first Google smart display is finally available. The company announced a slew of the devices back in January at CES…

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Bristol-Myers to get negative CHMP opinion on renal cancer drugs

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said on Thursday it was told by European regulators that they will recommend against approving the company’s drugs…

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