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Faces for cookware: data collection industry flourishes as China pursues AI ambitions

In a village in central China's Henan province, amid barking dogs and wandering chickens, villagers gather along a dirt road to trade images of their faces for kettles, pots and tea cups.



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Factbox: From phone makers to farmers, the toll of Trump's trade wars

U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are expected to meet on Saturday to seek an end to a costly trade war between the world's largest economies.



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Australia's Domino's Pizza rejects workers' allegations over underpaid wages

Australia's Domino's Pizza Enterprises Ltd said on Friday it did not mislead franchisees over payments to their employees and that it had not formally received court documents about a class action from workers over underpayment of wages.



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Asian shares inch up as investors await Trump-Xi meeting

Share markets in Asia edged higher early on Friday morning as investors clung on to hopes that a highly anticipated meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping this weekend could lead to an easing of trade tensions.



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Oil prices steady, focus turns to G20 gathering

Oil prices were steady on Friday, with focus shifting to the G20 summit where a scheduled meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping has stirred hopes that trade tensions could ease.



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Germany's Merkel says trade, Iran on agenda in Trump summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her summit meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday would cover a wide range of topics including trade, investments, West Africa, counter-terrorism and Iran.



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Trump talks trade at G20, China's Xi warns against protectionism

U.S. President Donald Trump made clear on Friday that trade was a top priority at a summit of leaders of Group of 20 nations, as Chinese leader Xi Jinping warned against rising protectionism and India and Russia defended multilateral trade rules.



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China's Xi says Gulf stands at 'crossroads of war and peace'

The Gulf region is in a very sensitive situation and is "standing at a crossroads of war and peace", Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday, calling for calm and restraint and talks to resolve the issue.



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Bids to destroy WTO or lower its role counter-productive: Putin

Attempts to lower the role of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) or to destroy it are counter-productive, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.



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Japan PM Abe calls for strong G20 message on free trade

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday urged leaders from the Group of 20 major economies to deliver a strong message to support "free, fair and indiscriminate" trade as he expressed "deep concerns" over the current landscape of global trade.



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Asian shares falter as Trump-Xi trade jitters build

Asian shares stumbled on Friday amid rising doubts that a highly anticipated meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping this weekend could lead to an easing of trade tensions.



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Oil prices fall as market awaits G20, OPEC meeting

Oil prices eased on Friday in a cautious market, as traders eyed a scheduled meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit and next week's OPEC meeting.



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India's Modi says one-sided decisions drive development of global economy

The development of the global economy is largely driven by one-sided decisions and disputes felt by the entire system, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday.



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JP Morgan, Goldman and others boost dividends and buybacks after passing Fed stress test

All 18 of the big institutions tested by the Fed won approval to boost payouts with the exception of the U.S. division of Credit Suisse, which had weaknesses in its capital planning process.

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Credit Suisse is the sole bank tripped up by Fed stress test as rest get approval to boost payouts

Credit Suisse was the only Wall Street firm that didn't sail through the Federal Reserve's annual stress test.

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