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Asian markets were hit by fresh volatility Thursday as uncertainty permeates trading floors after Donald Trump's shock election win, while the dollar pushed back up on expectations of a U.S. interest rate hike.
 
Energy firms led a rally in Asia equities markets on Wednesday after oil prices soared on hopes for a deal by producers to cut output, while the dollar settled back after its latest gains.
 
The United Nations children's agency is taking a cue from Silicon Valley and making venture capital investments in emerging market tech startups to create solutions for some of the most pressing problems facing children today.
 
The lack of investment in new oil projects risks creating a new market upheaval in several years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned on Wednesday.
 
Most Asian emerging markets rose Tuesday after the previous day's heavy losses while the dollar dipped against most peers but traders remained on edge over Donald Trump's plans for global trade agreements.
 
Governments around the world have stepped up efforts to block or censor social media and messaging applications, in a new blow to internet freedom, a watchdog group said Monday.
 
Stocks slide as hopes for US policy turn to fear
European stock markets retreated Friday and the dollar rallied on the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates, with dealers betting U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's planned huge spending policies will fire inflation.
 
Investing in Mexico, China and other emerging markets has never been for the fainthearted. Big swings have been a hallmark, caused by everything from the 1994 "tequila crisis" where Mexico devalued the peso to Russia's default on its debt in 1998.
 
Saudi Arabia is working to pay billions of dollars owed to private firms after oil revenues collapsed, the kingdom's new finance minister said on Thursday.
 
A British futures trader pleaded guilty on Wednesday during his first U.S. court appearance since helping to trigger a May 6, 2010, "flash crash" from his parents' suburban London home that wiped tens of billions of dollars off the value of U.S. stocks, rattling investors and leaving many wondering if the market was rigged.
 
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