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Twitter’s new China head used to work for the Chinese army

Since last week, when Kathy Chen was appointed Twitter's first managing director for China, Chinese users of the U.S. microblogging site have raised concerns over Chen's past links to the Chinese government and wondered if their freedom of speech on the platform would be compromised.<p>Although …


Singapore's export slump is a worrying sign for the global economy

As a global barometer for the health of the global economy, Singapore continues to paint a bleak picture at present.<p>Not only did its economy fail to grow in the first three months of the year, demand for the nation's exports is now also plummeting.<p>According to International Enterprise (IE), non-oil …


Google’s Android facing greater scrutiny from EU antitrust chief

<i>(By Foo Yun Chee, Reuters) —</i> The European competition commission is gearing up to charge Google with giving unfair prominence to its own apps like search and maps in supplementary software licensing deals it strikes with mobile phone makers running its Android operating system, four sources …


As oil price bounces off lows, global stocks recover ground

LONDON (AP) — European stock markets recouped losses Monday as oil prices bounced back from earlier lows after major oil-producing nations failed to agree on production cuts over the weekend.<p>The main stock indexes in Europe had tracked their Asian counterparts sharply lower at the open after crude …

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Dow reclaims 18,000 as quarterly scorecards start to flow

(Reuters) - The Dow Jones industrial average climbed to a nine-month high on Monday, in a market buoyed by Hasbro and Disney, as investors braced for a flurry of quarterly earnings reports through the week.<p>Chevron added 1.51 percent as crude oil prices steadied from earlier losses caused by the …

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