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Asian shares off 1 1/2-yr high, Trump's yuan comment in focus

TOKYO Asian shares took a breather on Friday, hovering just below 1-1/2-year highs as investors braced for a potentially wobbly session after U.S. President Donald Trump called China "grand champions" of currency manipulation.

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China overtakes U.S., France as Germany's most important trading partner

BERLIN China for the first time became Germany's most important trading partner in 2016, overtaking the United States, which fell back to third place behind France, data showed on Friday.

G20 23 Feb 2017

Early Uber investors call on company to change 'destructive culture'

SAN FRANCISCO Early investors in Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] wrote to the ride-hailing company on Thursday to criticize it for failing to end a toxic culture of harassment.

12:04am GMT

Exclusive - Trump calls Chinese 'grand champions' of currency manipulation

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump declared China the "grand champions" of currency manipulation on Thursday, just hours after his new Treasury secretary pledged a more methodical approach to analysing Beijing's foreign exchange practices.

FXpert 23 Feb 2017

Alphabet's self-driving car unit sues Uber with trade theft charge

SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit sued Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto on Thursday over allegations of theft of its confidential and proprietary sensor technology.

12:38am GMT

YPF, Shell sign deal for Vaca Muerta pilot project -YPF

BUENOS AIRES Argentina's state-run oil company YPF SA said it reached a preliminary deal with Royal Dutch Shell PLC on Thursday to develop oil and gas assets in the Vaca Muerta shale field, involving a $300 million (239.20 million pounds) investment from Shell.

12:32am GMT

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