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(Reuters) - U.S. neighborhood and community shopping center retail vacancy rate fell 0.1% to 10.1% in the second quarter, marking the first decline since the beginning of 2016, according to real estate research firm Reis Inc. Despite store closures from bigger retailers, store openings have led to strong occupancy growth this quarter, Reis said.
SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia, Singapore’s biggest source for sea sand, has banned the export of the commodity, according to officials in Kuala Lumpur, a move that traders said could complicate the island-state’s ambitious expansion plans on reclaimed land. Those plans include the development of the Tuas mega port, slated to be the world’s...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior U.S. official told the Commerce Department’s enforcement staff this week that China’s Huawei should still be treated as blacklisted, days after U.S. President Donald Trump sowed confusion with a vow to ease a ban on sales to the firm. Trump surprised markets on Saturday by promising Chinese President Xi...
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The divided European Union’s 28 national leaders were to spend a third consecutive day on Tuesday arm-wrestling over who should hold the bloc’s most prominent jobs until nearly 2025. Some leaders dozed off from exhaustion during talks overnight into Monday that ended with Italy and ex-communist eastern states blocking socialist Dutchman...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A now record-setting run of U.S. economic growth enters its 121st month on Monday, sustained by a decade of low interest rates and massive Federal Reserve intervention that helped put 22 million people back to work. But the real economic recovery may only be in its infancy, and, if recent history...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After investigating the nature of a mysterious and apparently cigar-shaped object called ‘Oumuamua spotted in 2017 speeding through our solar system, astronomers remain uncertain over how to classify it, but are confident it is not an alien spaceship. Its odd shape and motion had prompted some scientists to wonder whether ‘Oumuamua...
MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump suggested stepping up a dialogue with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin when the two met in Osaka, Japan, Interfax news agency quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Sunday. Trump and Putin met for an hour and a half on Friday on the sidelines of the...
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose more than $1 a barrel on Monday after Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq backed an extension of supply cuts for another six to nine months ahead of an OPEC meeting this week. Front-month Brent crude futures for September touched an intraday high of $66.14 a barrel and were up...
SEOUL (Reuters) - The deputy head of South Korea’s central bank said on Monday the outcome of the China-U.S. summit over the weekend was broadly in line with market expectations and would not change the Bank of Korea’s views on the domestic economy. “This is positive for the short-term but uncertainty is high for...
BEIJING (Reuters) - The Gulf region is in a very sensitive situation and is “standing at a crossroads of war and peace”, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday, calling for calm and restraint and talks to resolve the issue. Tensions have risen in the Gulf, especially between Iran and the United States, after...

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