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Latest update : 2018-07-18

Brussels to slap $5 billion fine on Google

The European Commission is expected to slap Google with a $5 billion fine, saying that the search engine abused its power by freezing out rivals from its Android mobile phone operating system. Also today: China looks set to be the next big market in aircraft sales, and UK pharmaceutical firms are spending millions of pounds in preparation for a possible no-deal Brexit.

By Catherine BENNETT


2018-10-19 The Business Chronicle

China's growth slows to lowest level since 2009

China's economic growth has slowed to its worst level since the global financial crisis. Beijing released its first quarterly GDP report since tit-for-tat tariffs began with the...

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2018-10-18 The Business Chronicle

US backs off branding China a currency manipulator

The US Treasury Department stops short of labelling China a "currency manipulator", despite Donald Trump repeatedly accusing Beijing of interfering with the yuan. Also today,...

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2018-10-17 The Business Chronicle

US tops list of most competitive economies

The United States has come out on top of the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index, knocking Switzerland into fourth place. Have Donald Trump's policies helped its...

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2018-10-16 The Business Chronicle

'Personal computing would not have existed without him': Paul Allen dies aged 65

Paul Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates, has died at the age of 65. Allen left the software giant in 1983, and had since gone on to invest in the arts, sport and...

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2018-10-15 The Business Chronicle

Business leaders drop out of Saudi conference over Khashoggi disappearance

An upcoming Saudi investment conference is hit with a number of high-profile withdrawals, amid accusations that Riyadh is responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder...

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