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A Chinese Mystery: Who Owns a Firm on a Global Shopping Spree?

A Chinese Mystery: Who Owns a Firm on a Global Shopping Spree? By MICHAEL FORSYTHE and JONATHAN ANSFIELD September 1, 2016 By MICHAEL FORSYTHE and JONATHAN ANSFIELD September 1, 2016 Pingyang County’s verdant hills still hint at a long-lost China. Rice paddies and villages surround its bustling towns, and in the fields, farmers wade into the mud to ...

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Vietnam raises pump prices on global hikes

Vietnamese fuel traders on Friday increased retail gasoline prices by 5-7 percent, following the global upward trend. The popular grade RON 92 is now sold at VND15,370 (69 US cents) per liter, up 4.6 percent. E5, a greener alternative, went up 6.8 percent to VND15,220 (68 cents), while diesel rose ...

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Pacific sea level predicts global temperature changes

The amount of sea level rise in the Pacific Ocean can be used to estimate future global surface temperatures, according to a new report led by University of Arizona geoscientists. Based on the Pacific Ocean’s sea level in 2015, the team estimates by the end of 2016 the world’s average ...

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Global Soccer: Wales Climbs a Mountain With Bale Leading the Way

LONDON — There was a priceless moment when Gareth Bale showed his swiftness, and his opponents’ lack of it, as Wales advanced in the European Championships and Russia was eliminated. Bale’s thrilling athleticism and a burst of speed propelled him between Sergei Ignashevich and Igor Smolnikov as if the two ...

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Marine life quickly recovered after global mass extinction

Reptiles rapidly invaded the seas soon after a global extinction wiped out most life on Earth, according to a new study led by University of California, Davis, researchers. Global climate change — likely triggered by massive volcanic eruptions — killed off more than 95 percent of all species about 250 ...

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Vietnam banks jump on global list of biggest public firms

 A file photo of a Vietinbank branch. Photo credit: Vietinbank Vietnam’s top lenders BIDV, Vietinbank and Vietcombank have made huge leaps on Forbes’ latest list of 2,000 biggest and most powerful public companies around the world. BIDV jumped 222 places from a year ago to rank at number 1,691. Its ...

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North Korea Linked to Digital Attacks on Global Banks

Security researchers have tied the recent spate of digital breaches on Asian banks to North Korea, in what they say appears to be the first known case of a nation using digital attacks for financial gain. In three recent attacks on banks, researchers working for the digital security firm Symantec ...

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