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    US growth slumps in Q2

    US growth slumps in Q2

    The latest report diminishes from the Federal Reserve's somewhat more optimistic assessment last week.

    Brazil inaugurates new metro line ahead of Rio Olympics

    Brazil inaugurates new metro line ahead of Rio Olympics

    The Olympic Games opening is scheduled for August 5.

    If TPP fails, US will cede trade leadership role to China: US Trade Rep

    If TPP fails, US will cede trade leadership role to China: US Trade Rep

    China, and other BRICS countries, are not among the TPP nations.

    Investments pour into emerging markets

    Investments pour into emerging markets

    While not yet compensating for billions in outflow in past years, investors have started to return to emerging market nations post-Brexit.

    US reports local Zika cases

    US reports local Zika cases

    This marks the first time the authorities have reported direct mosquito to human transmission in the continental United States.

    China, Russia to hold joint drills in South China Sea

    China, Russia to hold joint drills in South China Sea

    Beijing called a recent international tribunal ruling on South China Sea 'a farce'.

    Top African Union official meets BRICS UN envoys: AU Fund in focus

    Top African Union official meets BRICS UN envoys: AU Fund in focus

    The meeting was held ahead of a UNSC open debate on "Peace-building in Africa".

    Pay hike demands “ridiculous”, SA’s largest gold miner tells union

    Pay hike demands “ridiculous”, SA’s largest gold miner tells union

    Talks between unions and the mining companies started this month.

    “Deliberate campaign targeting our athletes”: Putin at Rio send-off

    “Deliberate campaign targeting our athletes”: Putin at Rio send-off

    Russia had hoped to send 387 athletes to Rio.

    Fed holds off from rate increase

    Fed holds off from rate increase

    But the Fed's latest statement after a two-day meeting indicates they are less worried about risks to economic growth.

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