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Watch: All’s quiet in Macau as protests rock neighboring Hong Kong. The sparsely populated casino hub is gambling on closer ties with China and its tourists, but that leaves it dangerously exposed to a mainland downturn. @KatrinaHamlin  explains.

Aramco has again postponed its float, messing up the kingdom’s efforts to show its best side at an upcoming annual finance junket, and undermining Saudi’s already-shaky attempts to attract more foreign investment. It’s a triple setback, says @gfhay :

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Renault expects 2019 operating profit to plunge as growth slows and R&D expenses rise. While it can do little about a sluggish global economy, combining with Nissan or Fiat would mitigate the cost of investing in cleaner engines, writes @CGAThompson :

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WeWork has offers of $5 billion more equity from SoftBank or, if investors can stomach it, super-pricey debt which could put the company under even more quickly. The choice couldn’t be easier, writes @richardbeales1 .

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Canada’s political climate now threatens actual atmospheric conditions. Although Trudeau’s carbon tax will probably endure, the country’s governmental green wave could be reaching its limits, writes @johnsfoley .

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Police shot a protester in Hong Kong during clashes on Communist China’s 70th anniversary. Beijing’s quandary has become starker: it needs to restore calm for economic stability, but tougher intervention will fuel further unrest, says @jgfarb 

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In six years of debate over a new London runway, China has built 44 new airports @robertspcole 

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Zambia held a national day of prayer for its currency. It hasn't worked: @rob1cox 

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NASA's Pluto flyby shows non-profit science is still worth doing. @richardbeales1 :

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Catalonia’s pro-independence regional govt is shooting itself in the foot @mahargbf  #Spain 

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Chinese-led financial world order is emerging to challenge the IMF and World Bank: @rob1cox 

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Dish is acquiring $5 billion in assets from Sprint and T-Mobile US. It also bought more time to use its spectrum. But legal challenges and a tough wireless market still stand in the company’s way, writes @rob_cyran .

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Beer is the new coffee. @rob1cox  on craft beer’s potential Starbucks effect:

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