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Germany elections: Merkel backs 'bridge-builder' Laschet as successor
September 25, 2021
The outgoing leader strongly endorses her party's candidate Armin Laschet in an unusually tight race.

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WORLD • Business
Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou Reaches Deal With Justice Department
September 25, 2021
Under the agreement, Ms. Meng admitted to some wrongdoing, securing an exit from Canada and her U.S. extradition fight; meanwhile, two Canadians detained in China were released.
Stablecoins in Spotlight as U.S. Begins to Lay Ground for Cryptocurrency Rules
September 25, 2021
Sponsors say stablecoins are safe, but regulators are concerned about potential risks to financial stability.
Designers Try Selling Clothes First, Making Them Later
September 25, 2021
To cut back on unsold inventory they would discount or dump, some brands are testing on-demand production as an alternative to relying on overseas factories to generate large batches of garments well in advance.

Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou Speaks A​fter Release
September 25, 2021

Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer, was allowed to leave Canada nearly three years after being detained there on behalf of the U.S. Before boarding a flight to​ China​, she ​talked about how​ her life had been turned upside down. Photo: DON MACKINNON/AFP via Getty Images

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WORLD • Markets
Oil hits highest in almost 3 years as supply tightens
September 24, 2021
Oil prices steadied on Friday near a two-month high of $77.50 a barrel and were headed for a third straight week of gains.
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WORLD • Economy
Global Britain needs new friends without alienating old allies
September 25, 2021
Aukus is a clear example of how the UK’s new relationships can undermine diplomatic relations in Europe
IMF chief denies trying to boost China in World Bank rankings
September 24, 2021
Kristalina Georgieva issues forceful rebuttal of ‘quid pro quo’ claims amid mounting calls for resignation

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WORLD • Opinion
Is Doing Business Really Dead?
September 24, 2021

The World Bank’s recent decision to stop publishing its annual Doing Business report is an understandable initial reaction to revelations of data manipulation in favor of certain countries. But the Bank should use this interruption to develop a better report, rather than ending it for good.

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Biden’s Covid Booster Program Is Questionable
September 25, 2021
Getting first shots in arms, globally, is more important than any booster program.
Is Biden Showing Shades of Trump?
September 25, 2021
Angry allies. Border bedlam. Sound familiar?
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