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BANGKOK China’s JD.com is in advanced talks with Thailand’s Central Group to launch an e-commerce joint venture in Thailand with a planned total investment of...

SAVA REGION (Madagascar) Hit by rampant speculation and a collapse in production following cyclone Enawo, the price of vanilla — Madagascar’s largest export — has...

SAN FRANCISCO Walmart, the world’s biggest retailer, and Google, the internet’s predominant search engine, are teaming up in an attempt to challenge Amazon’s growing dominance...

NEW YORK A massive California verdict in a lawsuit alleging Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products cause cancer has opened a new front in the litigation,...

HOUSTON Chevron Chief Executive John Watson will step down by the end of next month and likely be replaced by Vice Chairman Mike Wirth, a...

 Staff Reporter MUSCAT Local retail buying saw the Muscat Securities Market (MSM) index going up for the third consecutive day, registering a 1.7 per cent rise. The...

CAIRO Opec will discuss at a meeting in November whether to extend or end production cuts, Kuwait’s oil minister Essam Al Marzouq told Kuwait TV. “At...

SYDNEY BHP Billiton, the world’s largest miner, reported a surge in underlying full-year profits on Tuesday and said it would exit its underperforming US...

 Staff Reporter MUSCAT Voltamp Oman Transformer Company, a subsidiary of Voltamp Energy on Tuesday won two contracts worth 34 million rials from Qatar General Electricity and...

DUBAI Bahrain may need to raise its market interest rates to protect its currency and must refrain from having its central bank lend money to...