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(MENAFN - AFP) Ecuadoran villagers can seek to enforce in Canada a multi-billion-dollar Ecuadoran ruling against oil giant Chevron on pollution in the Amazon rainforest, the country's top court said Friday.

However, the decision does not settle the claim itself.

In Canada and in parallel legal fights in the United States and Brazil, the indigenous people of Ecuador's ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Finance ministers and central bank chiefs from the world's top 20 economies discussed the unprecedented migrant arrivals to the European Union as the G20 began to grapple with the crisis for the first time, a Turkish minister said Friday.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) meanwhile emphasised at the meeting that "well-managed" ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Canada's unemployment rate rose slightly to 7.0 percent in August, as the economy added 12,000 jobs but more people sought work, the government's statistical agency said Friday.

Analysts had expected the jobless rate to remain unchanged at 6.8 percent after it had held steady for the six previous months.

The oil-exporting country entered recession in ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Wall Street stocks tumbled in early trade Friday after a mixed US August jobs report clouded the prospects for a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in less than two weeks.

After 50 minutes of trade, the broad-market S&P 500 was down 26.22 points (1.3 percent) at 1,924.91.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 252.07 (1.5 percent) to 16,122.69, ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The US unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent, the lowest since early 2008, after the economy pumped out a modest 173,000 new jobs last month, the Labor Department said Friday.

Although the jobs number was well below what was forecast, the data -- coupled with upward revisions to the two previous months -- showed an economy continuing to expand healthily despite ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) G20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs from the world's top 20 economies met in Turkey on Friday hoping to calm the nerves of markets rattled by China's slowing performance and the prospect of a US rate hike.

The finance chiefs gathered in Ankara under Turkey's G20 presidency -- a role that in 2016 goes to China -- at a time of some alarming indicators ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) European stocks fell sharply Friday, giving back gains made the previous day, as a mixed US jobs report left investors guessing whether US interest rates would rise later this month.

London's FTSE 100 index dropped 2.15 percent to stand at 6,061.20 points in afternoon trading, while the CAC 40 in Paris fell 2.62 percent to 4,531.76 and in Frankfurt the DAX ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The US economy generated a lower-than-expected 173,000 new jobs in August, the government reported Friday, but upward revisions to previous months' data sweetened the picture for hiring across the country.

The overall unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent from 5.3 percent in July, hitting the lowest level since April 2008, as the country began to plunge into ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) G20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs from the world's top 20 economies meet in Turkey on Friday hoping to calm the nerves of markets rattled by China's slowing performance and the prospect of a US Federal Reserve rate hike.

The finance chiefs are gathering in Ankara at the time of alarming indicators from the global economy, with the latest poor industrial ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Smartwatches, intelligent homes and drones that follow users wherever they go are on show at Berlin's mega consumer electronics fair, which opened its doors to the public on Friday.

Here are some of this year's eye-catching trends and innovations at the six-day showcase:

Smartwatches go round

Samsung, Huawei and Motorola pick spherical faces ...

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