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Laos hopes for economic boost from Chinese-built railway

A new $6 billion Chinese-built railway line opens in Laos this week, bringing hopes of an economic boost to the reclusive nation, but experts are questioning the benefits of a project that has seen thousands of farmers evicted ...

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Italy hits Apple, Google with antitrust fine

Italy's antitrust watchdog imposed 20 million euros ($22.5 million) in fines on Apple and Google on Friday, the second time the regulator has sanctioned US tech giants this week.

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Many US consumers got head start on 'Black Friday'

"Black Friday" has kicked off with a new batch of "doorbuster" sales and promotions, but online shopping data show that US consumers have already been spending big for weeks.

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EU ministers back bloc's Big Tech clampdown

European Union member states on Thursday agreed their common position on two landmark legislations that could set unprecedented oversight on Big Tech.

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From crypto to COVID: Why auction prices are rocketing

From Albert Einstein's notes to a record-breaking Frida Kahlo to a 6.6-million-euro triceratops—auction houses have lately seen a string of record-breaking items going under the hammer and through the roof.

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