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Hong Kong tycoon found guilty of bribery

Court convicts Thomas Kwok but clears brother Raymond

China data revision lifts GDP by $308bn

Adjustment pushes country even further ahead of the US

Experts warn on Sony hacking copycats

Decision to pull ‘The Interview’ shows hackers’ potential to disrupt

Seasonal bullishness helps boost stocks

US futures near record after Fed reassures, oil rallies

Google accuses Hollywood on censorship

Blog post alleges secret campaign to revive law curbing internet

Goldman elevates Murdoch banker to key job

John Waldron promoted to co-head of investment bank

Samsung eyes dividend boost of up to 50%

Smartphone maker seeking to head off shareholder pressure

Shoppers find Christmas gift in price war

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Unilever drops mayonnaise fight

Giant withdraws suit against egg-free producer start-up

Palmer aide charged over banker plot

Spin-doctor detained for allegedly intimidating court witness

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