Microsoft becomes third listed US firm to be valued at $1tn

Company beat sales and profit expectations to join Apple and Amazon in prestigious clubMicrosoft has become the third publicly listed US company, after Apple and Amazon, to boast a market value of more than $1tn after bumper quarterly results boosted i…

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Belt and Road summit puts spotlight on Chinese coal funding

Environmentalists say Beijing is exporting a highly polluting model of growthChina will host a trillion-dollar investment summit this weekend amid rising concerns that its funding of overseas coal projects could swamp efforts to keep global warming to …

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Oil prices expected to spike in summer as US toughens stance on Iran sanctions

News of US ending exemptions to Iran’s oil sanctions triggered surge in oil prices, as Americans prepare for summer road tripsThe summer driving season may just have gotten more expensive.US and global crude oil prices are near six-month highs as the …

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Extinction Rebellion protesters stop traffic in City of London

Climate campaigners target financial district before ending occupations and blockadesUp to 400 Extinction Rebellion activists have been stopping traffic in moving protests across the City of London to highlight the role of the finance industry in fuell…

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