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Toyota, SoftBank Vision Fund in $1b Uber investment

TOKYO: Japanese car giant Toyota and investment fund Softbank Vision Fund on Friday unveiled an investment of $1 billion in US company Uber to...

Japan, China shares climb in thin holiday trade

TOKYO: Tokyo and Shanghai stocks closed higher Friday but trade lacked direction with several major markets closed for Easter holidays. In Japan, the benchmark Nikkei...

Coming soon to China : The car of the future

SHANGHAI: Global automakers are positioning for a brave new world of on-demand transport that will require a car of the future - hyper-connected, autonomous,...

UK retail sales surge despite Brexit uncertainty

LONDON:  British retail sales rose far more than expected in March, official data showed Thursday, despite political uncertainty over Brexit and turmoil for department...

IMF approves $118.2m rapid credit for Mozambique

WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund board on Friday approved an $118.2 million credit that will be rushed out for cyclone-devastated Mozambique to help with...

Tech startups Pinterest, Zoom soar in Wall Street debut

NEW YORK: Pinterest got off to a flying start on Wall Street Thursday in the market debut for the San Francisco-based visual discovery service,...

No Ancelotti miracle as Napoli end season empty handed

NAPLES: Out of Europe and without a trophy, Carlo Ancelotti’s first season at Napoli has fallen short of expectations. Alexandre Lacazette’s superb curling 36th-minute free-kick...

Juve look to bury Champions League misery with another Serie A crown

MILAN: Juventus turn the page on yet another Champions League disappointment as they focus on sealing an eighth consecutive Serie A title at home...

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