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Saudi minister says oil drop is temporary

Ali al-Naimi’s comments provide some support for crude price

Wilders charged over anti-Islam comments

Prosecutors accuse politician of discrimination and encouraging hatred

Obesity can be disability, EU court rules

Ruling may change how employers in Europe treat overweight staff

Fed patience a virtue for equity bulls

Rising oil price whets global risk appetite

Swiss central bank uses negative rates

Action comes after upward pressure on franc

Sony scraps film release on hacker threat

Largest US cinemas had opted out of screenings of ‘The Interview’

ECB to publish minutes of meetings

Central bank will not reveal how individual members voted

Welcome to the world of Big Chocolate

Three companies will dominate processing sector

EU caps debit and credit card fees

Draft law seeks to end protracted battle with payment groups

Uber pledges to improve driver checks

Company researching biometric verification to screen drivers

Barclays says universal banking is ‘dead’

Chief executive says investment needed is big challenge

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Shared rides provide convenience at a lower cost

North Sea worries wash ashore at Aberdeen

Crumbling confidence in the energy sector is starting to be felt

Iranian border town booms from Iraq trade

Kurdish Baneh is a hub for illicit cut-price shopping

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"Finally the US can have a realistic Cuban policy that offers a real chance of gradually influencing them toward a more open and free society. Opening trade and travel can do that. Holding your breath until you turn blue doesn't."
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"No matter how much more oil may be extracted with new technologies, it is still ultimately a finite resource and once used, it ain't coming back. As such, 'alternative' and renewable energy sources make sound sense. Leaving it until the last minute just because oil prices are down at the moment is short-sighted and downright selfish for future generations."
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