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Thailand and China have agreed to build dual track railways in the southeast Asian nation, a deal which could be a boon for Thai trade and tourism.
British households will pay nearly £1bn to help guarantee the country's electricity supply in 2018 and 2019.
British American Tobacco says it has agreed to pay $575m to settle litigation with the
Flintkote company regarding disputed dividends and asbestos claims.
Belarussians have reacted with panic to the rouble's plunge, rushing to buy foreign notes as they fear a devaluation of their own currency.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vowed to help implement the toughest corporate governance standards at state-controlled oil producer Petróleo Brasileiro.
Workers in Chinese factories making Apple products are poorly treated, with exhausted employees falling asleep on their 12-hour shifts, the BBC has found.
Asian markets have rallied for a second straight session, boosted by another strong performance on Wall Street.
Shares in Cheil Industries, the de facto holding company of Samsung Group, have doubled in the latest in a series of steps toward generational succession for South Korea's largest conglomerate.