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Aramco investors should consider Saudi Arabia's 'control' and 'influence,' analysts say

Saudi Aramco's initial public offering is highly anticipated by the market, but analysts warn that investors should consider possible state influence on the company.

Alan Greenspan says there's 'no point' for central banks to issue digital currency

The former Federal Reserve chairman said national currencies are backed up by sovereign credit, something no other organization can offer.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam calls protesters selfish for 'paralyzing' the city

She made her comments during a regular media address a day after Hong Kong saw the most violent day since the protests started nearly six months ago.

New bushfires break out in Australia as millions brace for the worst

Australian officials warned soaring heat and high winds are already exceeding forecast "catastrophic" conditions on Tuesday as millions of people across the country's east coast braced for the worst

China could launch its own digital currency in the next 2-3 months, predicts investor

Jack Lee, managing partner of HCM Capital, said China has "all the system and the network ready" for its central bank to issue a national digital currency.

Burger King to launch meatless burgers across Europe and test more Impossible burgers in the US

The Restaurant Brands International chain is launching a vegetarian burger in more than 20 markets across Europe on Tuesday.

A new $400 million tech fund wants to help European tech compete with Silicon Valley and China

Venture capital firm Balderton Capital has raised a new $400 million fund, which will be used to invest in early-stage European start-ups.

Asia stocks mixed amid US-China trade jitters and unrest in Hong Kong

Stocks in Asia struggled for direction in Tuesday afternoon trade amid concerns over the state of U.S.-China trade negotiations as well as a recent escalation of violence in ongoing protests in Hong

The world's largest trade deal could be signed in 2020 — and the US isn't in it

RCEP involves all 10 ASEAN countries and five of the bloc's major trading partners: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea.

Inside Google's ongoing struggle to crack the hardware market

An explanation of Google's confusing hardware push

Trump is expected to delay European auto tariffs for 6 months, report says

Delaying the deadline would allow Trump to put off a decision on the new duties until the middle of 2020, when the presidential election is ramping up.

Mexican official says Mexico has granted asylum to Bolivian ex-president Evo Morales

The Mexican foreign secretary says Mexico has granted the request for asylum from former Bolivian President Evo Morales.

Saudi Aramco stock could price at volatile time for the oil market

The pricing of the initial public offering of Saudi Aramco could come right in the middle of what could be a volatile period for the oil market.

Twitter takes steps to keep UK election 'healthy and safe'

It said on Monday it was also taking additional steps to make sure the British election was "healthy, open and safe."

Most expensive wristwatch ever sold fetches $31 million at auction

A one-of-a-kind Patek Philippe watch sold for $31 million at a charity auction in Geneva, making it the most expensive wristwatch ever auctioned.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is a candidate to become new CEO of WeWork

Legere has deep ties to executives at SoftBank, which took control of WeWork in October.

China's response to NBA Hong Kong tweet was a 'violation of US sovereignty,' Condoleezza Rice says

The comments come as violence in Hong Kong's anti-Beijing protests intensifies, with a protester shot by police and reports of a man set on fire.

Boeing expects 737 Max deliveries to resume next month, sending shares higher

Airlines still have to train thousands of pilots before the planes can fly again commercially.

The Middle East is launching a new oil benchmark to rival WTI and Brent

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and nine of the world's largest energy traders have partnered with the Intercontinental Exchange to set up the world's first Murban crude oil futures contracts.

There's a race to replace our iPhones with smart glasses we wear everywhere

Microsoft, Snap, Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon are all racing to replace our phones with glasses we wear everywhere.