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Ahead of China’s key economic meeting, ‘risk of potential instability’ looms large in decision-making

China’s economic planners are expected to switch their focus from financial discipline to gradual easing while boosting investment and consumption to fend off headwinds to growth, experts said ahead of the annual central economic work conference that may begin this week.But analysts also warn that it would be premature to expect an abrupt end to …

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Appeal court verdict looms for Malaysia’s Najib after failed bid to stall 1MDB-linked case

Malaysia’s second-highest court will decide on Wednesday morning whether to uphold a 1MDB-linked conviction against Najib Razak, after judges on Tuesday dismissed the former prime minister’s application to introduce fresh evidence.Najib, 68, was sentenced in July last year to 12 years in jail and issued a 210 million ringgit (US$49.6 million) fine after the High …

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I’m A Celebrity 2021: Dame Arlene Phillips becomes first star eliminated from series as final looms

Dame Arlene is out (Picture: ITV)Dame Arlene Phillips is the first contestant to be eliminated from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Of Here! 2021. Presenters Ant and Dec entered the castle to deliver the news that the former Strictly Come Dancing judge had received the least votes and therefore would be leaving the castle. Just …

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US government shutdown looms as lawmakers squabble

The threat of a US federal government shutdown was looming as lawmakers failed to reach a budget agreement before funding runs out Friday.Congress has until Friday night (Saturday Hong Kong time) to come up with a new budget in order to avoid a sudden stoppage of most so-called non-essential federal government operations, putting hundreds of …

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Online mortgage startup Better reportedly laid off 9% of its staff — about 900 employees — as its plan to go public looms

Better CEO Vishal Garg.BetterMortgage startup Better is laying off 9% of its staff, or about 900 people, TechCrunch reported. The company recently hired 7,000 people and is set to go public with a $6.9 billion valuation. The firm also got a $750 million cash infusion from its backers, which include SoftBank. Online mortgage startup Better …

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Online mortgage startup Better reportedly laid off 9% of its staff — about 900 employees — as its plan to go public looms

Better CEO Vishal Garg.BetterMortgage startup Better is laying off 9% of its staff, or about 900 people, TechCrunch reported. The company recently hired 7,000 people and is set to go public with a $6.9 billion valuation. The firm also got a $750 million cash infusion from its backers, which include SoftBank. Online mortgage startup Better …

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COVID looms over Biden’s presidency, once more and always

WASHINGTON — The White House can’t shake Covid-19. President Joe Biden was elected a year ago to manage an out-of-control pandemic, and he secured some undeniable early triumphs by steering a massive Covid relief bill through Congress while ramping up a vaccine distribution program to get shots into the arms of tens of millions of …

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COVID looms over Biden’s presidency, once more and always

WASHINGTON — The White House can’t shake Covid-19. President Joe Biden was elected a year ago to manage an out-of-control pandemic, and he secured some undeniable early triumphs by steering a massive Covid relief bill through Congress while ramping up a vaccine distribution program to get shots into the arms of tens of millions of …

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Afghans ‘marry off’ girls, ‘promise babies’ for dowries as starvation looms

Jobless and engulfed in debt, Afghan brick kiln worker Fazal said the country’s imploding economy had left him with a stark choice – marry off his young daughters, or risk the family starving to death.Last month, he received a US$3,000 dowry payment after handing over his 13- and 15-year-old daughters to men more than twice …

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Morning Digest: A big battle looms for Montana’s first brand-new congressional district in decades

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● MT Redistricting: Montana’s bipartisan redistricting commission adopted a final congressional map on Friday, identical to …

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Jeffrey Epstein’s shadow looms over start of Ghislaine Maxwell’s US trial

Arrested in New Hampshire last year, Maxwell is charged with alleged sex crimes, conspiracy and perjury related to EpsteinWhen jury selection starts in earnest on Tuesday for British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial in Manhattan federal court, many observers might think that they will finally learn the full truth about the crimes of her …

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Report Claims Major Shakeup Coming at CNN: Format Changes, Many Reporters Let Go as New Ownership Looms

The internet is abuzz today, my friends. It seems there may be some MAJOR shakeups at CNN, now that they’re about to have a new owner. And it looks like the new guy isn’t interested in operating a clown show, and he’s got his sites set on giving Fox News a run for its money …

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Threat of failure looms over COP26 as Glasgow climate summit enters final day

Ed Miliband is worried about failure at COP26. The chief aim of the climate summit was ‘keeping 1.5 alive’, which means limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to pre-industrial levels, as stated in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Although a surprise US-China declaration this week committed to working together to achieve it, there was little detail. …

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Trade war looms over article 16: the Northern Ireland protocol safeguard, explained

David Frost, the UK Brexit minister, has expressed discontent with the implementation of the Northern Ireland Brexit protocol. This is the trade arrangement at the heart of controversies over trade between the EU, Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Frost has threatened to trigger an emergency brake known as article 16, or even to completely renege …

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Trade war looms over article 16: the Northern Ireland protocol safeguard, explained

David Frost, the UK Brexit minister, has expressed discontent with the implementation of the Northern Ireland Brexit protocol. This is the trade arrangement at the heart of controversies over trade between the EU, Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Frost has threatened to trigger an emergency brake known as article 16, or even to completely renege …

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China trade: surging export prices mask falling volumes, but turning point looms as Christmas orders dry up

China’s exports have continued to defy expectations and warnings of a slowdown amid coronavirus outbreaks, power shortages and rising shipping costs, but data has shown that while export values have increased, volumes of many goods have not.Murmurings of slower export growth started in June due to evaporating positive comparison-base effects from previous months and the …

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Christmas trade war looms as Boris ‘prepares to scrap’ Northern Ireland deal

With anger growing at the deal, the government is reportedly preparing a move which could lead to a breakdown in trading relations with the European Union (Picture: Getty)The government could be set to scrap the Northern Ireland protocol by the end of the month. Negotiations with the European Union aimed at redrawing rules on goods …

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