Poland arrests Chinese, Polish nationals over spying allegations – state news agency

Poland’s state security agency arrested a Chinese national and a Polish national on Friday over allegations of spying, Poland’s state news agency PAP reported. Reuters: Company News


Credit Suisse settles New York state RMBS lawsuit

Credit Suisse has settled a 2012 New York state lawsuit alleging misconduct over residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), with a source familiar with the deal saying the bank would pay much… Reuters: Wealth


Gabon soldiers seize state radio in apparent coup attempt

Gabon President Ali Bongo has been recovering from a stroke in Morocco since November. Top News & Analysis


UPDATE 3-Qatar shuffles cabinet, names new heads of wealth fund, state gas giant

* Qatar still under boycott from Arab states (Adds appointment details and context) Reuters: Company News


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China state media lash out at Pompeo’s advice to Latin America

Chinese state media said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's comments in South America —where he cautioned against vast China's investments — were "ignorant and malicious." Top News & Analysis


US preparing ‘actions’ in coming days against Venezuela, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says

The United States is preparing a "series of actions" in the coming days to increase pressure on the Venezuelan government, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says. Top News & Analysis


Investors haven’t been this scared about the state of the global economy in nearly 7 years

As the trade war between China and the U.S. hits a boiling point, investors are taking their dimmest view of the global economy since the height of the European debt crisis.  Top News & Analysis


China will not ‘surrender’ to U.S. demands in trade talks: state paper

China will not buckle to U.S. demands in any trade negotiations, the major state-run China Daily newspaper said in an editorial on Friday, after Chinese officials welcomed an invitation from Washington for a new round of talks. China and the United States are set to return to the table with …