Trade tensions, dollar danger cloud economic optimism in Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - A trade war between the United States and China and a strengthening dollar are among the biggest threats to a brightening global economic outlook, according to leading economists at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

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South Korea prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung chief for bribery

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's special prosecutor on Monday sought a warrant to arrest the head of Samsung Group [SAGR.UL], the country's largest conglomerate, accusing him of paying multi-million dollar bribes to a friend of President Park Geun-hye.

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JPMorgan upgrades Indonesian stocks to ‘neutral’ after row

JAKARTA (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co upgraded its investment recommendation on Indonesian stocks to "neutral" from "underweight" on Monday, partially reversing a move it made in November that upset the government.

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Allianz’s El-Erian says strong U.S. dollar biggest risk in 2017

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Global growth could be better than expected in 2017, though many uncertainties remain that could impact expansion, with the biggest of them being steep gains in the U.S. currency, Allianz's Mohamed A. El-Erian said on Monday.

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Saudi’s flynas orders 80 Airbus A320neos, including upgrade

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian budget carrier flynas is buying 80 Airbus A320neo narrow body jets in a deal worth $8.6 billion that includes upgrading an earlier order, it said on Monday.

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