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Samsung announces folding phone with 5G -- at nearly $2,000

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Wednesday unveiled a nearly $2,000 (1,532 pounds) folding smartphone in a bid to top the technology of Apple Inc and Chinese rivals and reignite consumer interest in a massive consumer electronics category that had its worst sales ever last year.

Fitch may cut UK's 'AA' rating on Brexit uncertainty

Fitch Ratings said on Wednesday it may downgrade the United Kingdom's 'AA' debt rating based on growing uncertainty about the negotiations between Britain and the European Union over the nation's departure from the economic bloc next month.

Corbyn to discuss Brexit impasse with EU's Barnier

Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will meet European leaders in Brussels on Thursday to discuss how to try to break the deadlock over Brexit and seek to reassure them that parliament does not want to leave without a deal.

Stocks rise on U.S.-China trade hopes; oil up again

An index of stocks across the globe hit a more than four-month high on Wednesday on hopes for progress in trade talks between the United States and China, and a supportive backdrop from major central banks also helped push risk assets higher.

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