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Saudi stocks drop after Trump threat over missing writer

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Dubai, Oct 14 (AP) - The Saudi stock market plunged Sunday after President Donald Trump threatened "severe punishment" over the disappearance of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi.
The Tadawul exchange in Riyadh dropped over 6 percent in the week's first day of trading, with 182 of its 186 listed stocks showing losses by the early afternoon.
Turkish officials say they fear Saudi agents killed and dismembered Khashoggi after he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, saying...

Prospect of Trump-Xi talks raises hope for thaw in trade war

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Beijing, Oct 13 (AP) - With China and the United States opening the door to a meeting next month between Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, hopes are rising for a potential easing of tensions in the trade war between the world's two largest economies.
Worries about the increased tariffs the...

IMF-World Bank ends meetings with call to brace for risks

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Nusa Dua, Oct 13 (AP) - Global financial leaders wrapped up an annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank on Saturday by urging countries to brace for potential risks from trade disputes and other tensions.
The meetings in Bali, Indonesia, this week were overshadowed by a...

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