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Malaysia sets up new task force over 1MDB scandal

Agency responsible for seizing assets acquired using funds allegedly siphoned from the fund created by former PM Najib.

 former Prime Minister Najib Razak

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Argentina seeks IMF help, opposition says bad move

The loan request to stabilise its economy brings back memories of a 2001-2002 financial crisis that many blamed on IMF.

IMF OUT

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Defence company stocks rise after US pulls out of Iran deal

Price of crude oil rises as well, but several companies that do business with Iran experiencing stocks decline.

Lockheed Martin

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Understanding the Iran deal: What, why and what's coming next

US President Trump has withdrawn from the Iran nuclear deal and is set to renew sanctions, but what does this mean?

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Qatar Petroleum to push ahead with expansion despite Gulf crisis

State energy giant continue with expansion strategy to be on par with oil majors, despite Gulf crisis embargo.

Saad Sherida al-Kaabi

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Dubai stocks dive to 27-month low on real estate woes

The market has shed 12.5 percent since the start of the year as cash injections dropped sharply.

Dubai stocks

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South Africa miners reach $400m settlement for lung disease

Gold producers reach a settlement with lawyers representing thousands of miners who contracted fatal lung disease.

South Africa miners

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Australia's Commonwealth Bank admits 2016 data breach

Revelation comes as country's financial sector faces intense scrutiny by royal commission searching for misconduct.

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US, China and Saudi Arabia top list of military spending

Research institute says world military expenditure in 2017 reached highest level since Cold War end, at $1.739 trillion.

military spending

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Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska retreats under US sanctions

Shares in firms controlled by Oleg Deripaska have plunged after the US imposed sanctions on seven Russian oligarchs.

Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska

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