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#China and #Russia sign gas deal worth $400bn

The agreement symbolically represents a major triumph for Putin as he seeks to forge new partnerships in Asia [AFP]China and Russia have signed a long-awaited natural gas supply deal, which will see Moscow supply 38 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas to Beijing each year for 30 years under a contract valued in excess of $400bn overall.

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Swiss reject world's highest minimum wage

Swiss citizens have voted against a proposal to introduce the world's highest minimum wage, according to first projections.

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Swiss consider world's highest minimum wage

Switzerland is to hold a referendum on whether to raise the minumum wage to nearly $25 an hour, the world's highest.

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GM fined record $35m over late recall

The US car safety regulator has imposed a record $35m fine on General Motors (GM) for its slow efforts to report faulty ignitions in its cars that contributed to at least 13 deaths.

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Google loses 'right to be forgotten' case

Europe's top court has ruled that internet search giant Google will have to remove when required sensitive data produced by its ubiquitous search engine, in a landmark ruling on privacy rights.

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London has the most billionaires in the world

London has more billionaires - in pounds sterling - than any other city around the globe, The Sunday Times has reported.

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Apple set to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2bn

The US technology company Apple is reported to be on the verge of a $3.2bn acquisition of Beats Electronics, the headphone maker and music streaming distributor founded by the rapper Dr Dre.

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China's Alibaba files for IPO in US

Alibaba Group, the biggest e-commerce company in China, is offering a deal that could turn into one of the biggest IPOs in history.

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Apple awarded $120m damages in Samsung trial

Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple $119.6m in damages, after a jury found the South Korea firm copied two of the US technology giant's patents.

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#Ukraine to get $17bn IMF aid package

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a $17bn two-year aid programme for Ukraine, as the Kiev government continues to fight pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country.

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