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TOKYO (Reuters) - The dollar was steady in early Asian trading on Monday, holding well above last week's 6-1/2-month lows and taking news of Pyongyang's latest missile test in stride.
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When Wu Qi and her husband traded in their Mazda 3 for a more expensive Mercedes Benz sedan, they applied for a 200,000 yuan ($29,000) bank loan to help pay for it.
Sell in May and go away is perhaps the oldest saw on Wall Street, but it appears there’s no shortage of U.S. mutual funds doing exactly that this year.
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China Eximbank will fund Kenya's mapping of geological resources if ongoing talks succeed. A source privy to the closed-door meetings disclosed to The Standard that the talks are at an advanced stage.
Uganda, which wants to start building part of a multi-billion-dollar rail line to Kenya, must wait for its neighbour to decide on plans for its portion of the track before the project's main funder ma
China Eximbank will fund Kenya's mapping of geological resources if ongoing talks succeed. A source privy to the closed-door meetings disclosed to The Standard that the talks are at an advanced stage.
Uganda, which wants to start building part of a multi-billion-dollar rail line to Kenya, must wait for its neighbour to decide on plans for its portion of the track before the project's main funder ma
Buoyed by the success of car and bike-sharing companies and fueled with ready cash, Chinese start-ups are entering what some consider a sharing bubble.
Patients play Litesprite’s video game, and clinics get information about which coping mechanisms seem to work best for each person. Health professionals can then decide which treatment options are be
Commentary: Why is so much energy being spent examining alternative ways to become a public company? There’s a pretty good model already: the boringly conventional — but battle-tested — IPO.
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