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Qatar-South Korea joint committee meets in Seoul

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Mammoth battles at Nepal elephant polo championship

The elephants lumber across the field on the edge of a Nepalese jungle in pursuit of a small white ball. It might be slightly slower-paced than its horseback equivalent, but there’s nothing sedate about these polo pachyderms.

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Lanka bus drivers strike over fines

Sri Lanka’s private bus operators and taxi drivers stopped work yesterday to protest government plans of a 50-fold increase in traffic fines to curb the rising number of road accidents.

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Khaleda ordered to appear in court on January 9

A court in Dhaka has ordered former prime minister Khaleda Zia to appear before it on January 9.


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Oil unlikely to surpass $60 for next five years, says IIF

A deal to cut production, the first in eight years, notwithstanding; oil prices may not surpass $60 a barrel for the next five years as the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) is “not a game changer”, according to the Institute of International Finance (IIF).

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Protectionism complaints in China rising: Germany

Germany is getting an increasing number of complaints from its companies about a rise of protectionism in China, while Germany is keeping its door open to surging Chinese investment, the country’s ambassador in Beijing told Reuters.

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Indian minister denies plan to split Coal India

India’s power and coal minister Piyush Goyal said yesterday there was no value in splitting up India’s biggest coal producer Coal India Ltd and denied any plans to break it up.

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Swiss industry still being squeezed by currency shock

Two years after the Swiss franc shock brought Switzerland to the brink of recession, Roland Goethe is still fighting for the future of the sheet metal company his grandfather set up 86 years ago.

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Investor who backed Brexit sees euro breaking up within 5 years

Jim Mellon stood out among investors in 2016 as a rare, public backer of Britain’s exit from the European Union. Now, the chairman of the Burnbrae Group is forecasting another breakup.

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Stocks slide as European political fears top agenda

European stocks fell yesterday in nervy trade before Italy’s crunch referendum and Austria’s elections

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