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Christine Lagarde was nominated on Tuesday to take over at the helm of the European Central Bank. Photograph: Getty Images

Euro-zone stocks surged on Wednesday as investors piled into companies with big dividends on hopes European Central Bank chief nominee Christine Lagar(...)

Police fire tear gas as they charge towards protesters outside the legislative council complex in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Photograph:  Billy HC Kwok/Getty Images

China lodged an official protest with the UK on Wednesday and hit out at foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt’s comments on the recent Hong Kong protests, sa(...)

The world has to find a way to distribute a fairer share of wealth arising from mining activities, according to Edmund Nickless of the International Union of Geological Sciences. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

The world has to find a way to distribute a fairer share of wealth arising from mining activities, according to Edmund Nickless of the International U(...)

Alphabet’s Google moved production of its US-bound motherboards to Taiwan. Photograph: iStock

HP and Dell Technologies plan to move as much as 30 per cent of their notebook production away from China to avert US tariffs, the Nikkei cited anonym(...)

East Timorese students  in Indonesia participate in a rally in front of the Australian embassy in Jakarta on March 24th, 2016. They sought “good faith” to end a long-running dispute over oil and gasfields in the Timor Sea. Photograph: Bay Ismoyo/Getty

At the end of next month Timor-Leste will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its 1999 referendum on independence. Marred by appalling massacres by Indo(...)

Protesters gesture as they gather outside the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, on Monday. Photograph: Vincent Yu/AP

If the Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam thought she had taken the heat out of protests against her regime by deferring consideration of a controversial ext(...)

It is proposed  the four cent levy will come into force at the start of September and be collected from the country’s pig-slaughtering plants. Photograph: Alan Betson

A new levy on pigs slaughtered and exported to fund the protection of health standards will help grow exports to China and other countries, Minister f(...)

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/File Photo/Reuters

Anheuser-Busch InBev NV kicked off the year’s biggest initial public offering, a sale of shares in its Asia Pacific unit that could raise as much as $(...)

Mohammad Barkindo, secretary general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec), speaks at a news conference following the 176th Opec meeting in Vienna, Austria, on Monday. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

Oil gained on Tuesday as producer club Opec agreed to extend supply cuts until next March, although prices were pressured by worries demand could ease(...)

Policemen stand in front of graffiti on the walls of the Legislative Council, a day after protesters broke into the building in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

China on Tuesday condemned violent protests in Hong Kong as an “undisguised challenge” to the formula under which the city is ruled, hours after polic(...)

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