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Asian Stock Markets Inch Higher In Holiday-Thinned Trading

American flags fly at the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street, July 6, 2015. World stock markets were uneven Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, as investors awaited U.S. job numbers that could influence how much the Fed raises interest rates this year. Japanese shares sagged on the strengthening yen. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)TOKYO: Asian stock markets crept higher Monday in thin holiday trading, with gains kept in check as investors fretted about a global economic slowdown after data showed U.S. employers added fewer jobs last month.

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Crude Oil Rises In Holiday-Constrained Trade

A man and vehicles are reflected in a price display at a gas station in Tokyo August 26, 2015. REUTERS/TORU HANAITOKYO: Crude oil futures rose on Monday in thin trade as many Asian markets were on holiday for Lunar New Year, with few trading cues expected until Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives testimony to lawmakers later in the week.

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Crude Oil Slips After Saudi, Venezuela Meeting On Prices Yields Little

Venezulean oil minister Eulogio del Pino, left, and his Saudi counterpart, Ali al-Naimi, in Riyadh on Sunday. /GOVERNMENT OF VENEZUELACrude oil futures were mixed in early Asian trade on Monday after a meeting between OPEC producers Saudi Arabia and Venezuela to discuss coordination on prices ended with few signs there would be steps taken to boost prices.

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As Big Oil Shrinks, Boards Plot Different Paths Out Of Crisis

As oil and gas companies cut ever-deeper into the bone to weather their worst downturn in decades, boards have adopted contrasting strategies to lead them out of the crisis.

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MATRADE To Expand Malaysian Products In West Africa

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) aims to use Nigeria and Ghana as a platform to promote Malaysian products in the West African region.

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China Says EU Should Take Steel Dumping Claims To WTO

A labourers works at a steel market in Shanghai January 9, 2013. REUTERS/ALY SONG

China's Ministry of Commerce said that claims it was dumping steel in Europe should be put to the World Trade Organization (WTO), responding to reports that the European Commission (EC) was preparing to impose duties on imported Chinese steel.

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Business Services Firms' Shares Bleed As Linkedin, Tableau Crash

FilePic: ReutersNEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO: Dismal sales outlooks from marquee technology names sent shares in the enterprise sector crashing on Friday as investors questioned whether information-technology managers would keep spending on their products.

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Apple Asks Top US Court To Reject Samsung Appeal

A filing Thursday from the California giant came in response to Samsung's appeal seeking to overturn a $548 million award for patent infringement related to copying features from Apple's iPhones. - FilepicWASHINGTON: Apple has asked the US Supreme Court to dismiss Samsung's appeal in the blockbuster patent case between the two smartphone giants, saying the ruling followed "well-established" legal precedent.

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Argentina Offers $6.5 Billion Cash Deal To End Debt Battle

U.S.-court appointed mediator Daniel Pollack exits his midtown Manhattan office after a meeting on Argentina's debt crisis, in New York February 4, 2016. REUTERS/BRENDAN MCDERMIDArgentina offered a $6.5 billion cash payment to creditors who hold its defaulted bonds on Friday, seeking to end a festering legal battle that transformed the country into a financial markets pariah.

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HDC To Host Halal Cosmestics And Personal Care Conference

KUALA LUMPUR: The Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC), an agency under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, will hold a conference on "Halal Cosmetics and Personal Care: In Trend" on Feb 16, 2016.

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