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Crowdfunding site launches in Singapore and Hong Kong

Kickstarter made its Asia debut in Singapore and Hong Kong, giving entrepreneurs the opportunity to raise funding from global investors.

Crowdfunding site launches in Singapore and Hong Kong
EU agrees anti-tax evasion deal
EU agrees anti-tax evasion deal

The EU agreed a raft of anti-tax evasion measures to make it harder for multinationals to shift profits to countries with lower taxes.

EU agrees anti-tax evasion deal
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Glencore cuts copper, zinc production to counter glut

Commodities giant Glencore cut its copper and zinc production in the first quarter as it struggles to rein in the abundance of supply.

Glencore cuts copper, zinc production to counter glut
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Comcast in talks to acquire Dreamworks for $3 bn

US cable operator Comcast is in talks to acquire Shrek and Kung Fu Panda studio DreamWorks Animation for more than $3 billion.

Comcast in talks to acquire Dreamworks for $3 bn
American tech giants under EU cosh
American tech giants under EU cosh

US technology giants Google, Amazon, Apple, Intel and Microsoft have all come under the often costly scrutiny of European Union.

American tech giants under EU cosh
Opera Software welcomes Chinese consortium's $1.2 billion bid

Chinese consortium led by the Golden Brick Silk Road investment fund offered 10.5 billion kroner ($1.2 billion) to take over Opera Software

Opera Software welcomes Chinese consortium's $1.2 billion bid
Renault opens first China factory
Renault opens first China factory

French car giant Renault opened its first car factory in China.

Renault opens first China factory
Tweets too short? Twitter mulling 10,000 characters
Tweets too short? Twitter mulling 10,000 characters

Twitter may soon lift its 140 character limit on tweets. 10,000 character tweets could be available as soon as March.

Tweets too short? Twitter mulling 10,000 characters
Chinese conglomerate to buy stake in Hollywood studio
Chinese conglomerate to buy stake in Hollywood studio

Chinese powerhouse Dalian Wanda is reportedly in talks to buy a controlling stake in US film studio Legendary, providing the company with a key anchor in Hollywood.

Chinese conglomerate to buy stake in Hollywood studio
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Kazakhstan's national companies face major restructuring

Kazakhstani national companies will soon be facing a major restructuring.

Kazakhstan's national companies face major restructuring
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Kazakhstani model becomes new face of Jolie Jewelry

Model from Kazakhstan Acelina Kuchukova has become a new face of Jolie Jewelry company

Kazakhstani model becomes new face of Jolie Jewelry
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Facebook tests tools for dealing with former loves

The online social network devoted to making the world more connected began helping couples break up.

Facebook tests tools for dealing with former loves
VW puts off China investment amid costly emissions scandal
VW puts off China investment amid costly emissions scandal

German automaker Volkswagen, tainted by an emissions scandal expected to cost it billions, said it had postponed a planned investment in China.

VW puts off China investment amid costly emissions scandal
EU gives Volkswagen 10 days to clarify CO2 irregularities
EU gives Volkswagen 10 days to clarify CO2 irregularities

EU regulators have given Volkswagen 10 days to clarify its own admission that nearly a million of the company's cars emit more CO2 pollution than originally claimed.

EU gives Volkswagen 10 days to clarify CO2 irregularities
France wants Renault-Nissan 'operational integration', no merger: minister
France wants Renault-Nissan 'operational integration', no merger: minister

France wants an "operational integration" between Renault and Nissan, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said, but reaffirmed that a merger is "not on the agenda".

France wants Renault-Nissan 'operational integration', no merger: minister
Tag Heuer unveils high-end rival to Apple Watch
Tag Heuer unveils high-end rival to Apple Watch

TAG Heuer, the Swiss watchmaker that is part of the French luxury goods groupLVMH, showed off its first Internet-connected wristwatch designed withGoogle and Intel.

Tag Heuer unveils high-end rival to Apple Watch
Belgian court gives Facebook 48 hours to stop tracking Internet users
Belgian court gives Facebook 48 hours to stop tracking Internet users

A Belgian court gave Facebook 48 hours to stop tracking Internet users who do not have accounts with the US social media giant, or risk fines of up to 250,000 euros ($269,000) a day.

Belgian court gives Facebook 48 hours to stop tracking Internet users
Fitch slashes VW ratings over poor management of pollution fraud
Fitch slashes VW ratings over poor management of pollution fraud

Fitch ratings agency on Monday cut Volkswagen's credit rating by two notches, saying that a widening pollution cheating scandal has exposed weak corporate governance at the German auto giant.

Fitch slashes VW ratings over poor management of pollution fraud
French PM says opposed to Renault, Nissan merger
French PM says opposed to Renault, Nissan merger

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said he was opposed to a full merger of Renault and Nissan, but wanted to "preserve the alliance", following a week of mounting tensions over the role of the state in the carmaker.

French PM says opposed to Renault, Nissan merger
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Facebook soars to new heights on upbeat earnings

Facebook shares rocketed to an all-time high as investors welcomed solid earnings for the social networking giant, which has seen big gains in advertising and better connections in mobile and video.

Facebook soars to new heights on upbeat earnings