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A man walks in a steel market in Yichang in central China's Hubei province. Beijing has criticized new European tariffs announced Friday, July 29, 2016 on Chinese steel as "unjustifiable" protectionism coming just weeks after commerce ministers from G20 nations pledged to promote free trade. (Chinatopix Via AP)
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The facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets around the world are ending the week on a flat note after the Bank of Japan disappointed investors Friday, July 29, 2016, with a smaller than anticipated stimulus. However, the yen surged following Friday's decision.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia. Donald Trump just keeps giving Russian President Vladimir Putin more reasons to hope he wins the U.S. election, while raising serious questions about the Republican candidate’s intentions toward the Kremlin. In his most recent outreach to Putin, Trump not only refused to condemn Russia’s military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula but said, if elected, he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory and lifting sanctions against Moscow. “We'll be looking at that. Yeah, we'll be looking,” Trump told reporters on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP, File)
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People look at the display window of a Spanish souvenirs shop in downtown Madrid, Spain, Friday, July 29, 2016. Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was to begin calling opposition party leaders Friday in a bid to get badly needed parliamentary support after accepting the king's petition to try to form a government following last month's inconclusive elections.
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The offices of a branch of the Anglo Irish Bank in central Dublin, Ireland. Three former senior bankers have been imprisoned for their roles in hiding billions in losses at the defunct Anglo Irish Bank, the biggest accounting fraud in Irish corporate history.
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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks during an EU summit in Brussels. About a month on from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, there’s little evidence that economic activity across the continent has been derailed yet. That’s some reassurance for the 19-country eurozone as it faces a host of other problems, many of which relate to Italy, the bloc’s third-largest economy. The Brexit vote has raised the stakes in Italian Premier Matteo Renzi’s upcoming referendum on a raft of changes designed to streamline the country’s political system.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media during a news conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, July 28, 2016.
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This combination of Associated Press undated file photos shows Budweiser beer in the aisles of Elite Beverages in Indianapolis, and Constellation Brands Corona beers displayed at a liquor store in Palo Alto, Calif. Anheuser-Busch InBev has cleared the last regulatory hurdle to its mega merger with rival SABMiller in a deal that has hit new snags this week, when some shareholders sought an improved offer due to shifts in currency values. Chinese regulatory authorities gave the go-ahead on Friday, July 29, 2016 for AB InBev to sell SABMiller's stake in China's Snow Breweries. China's Ministry of Commerce agreed to the sale of SABMiller's 49 percent stake in Snow to China Resources Beer Co., which owns the rest of China's largest brewer.
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A man looks at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, July 29, 2016. Japan's central bank opted Friday for a modest expansion of its lavish monetary stimulus to help perk up sluggish growth and combat deflation.
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The sign on a branch of Barclays Bank in London. Barclays plc said Friday July 29, 2016 second-quarter earnings rose 19 percent as the bank expressed confidence it could weather the uncertainty of Britain's exit from the European Union.
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A man looks at clothing on sale at a shop in Tokyo. Japan's central bank has opted for a modest expansion of its lavish monetary stimulus to help perk up sluggish growth and combat deflation.
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Forrest Mars Jr., who helped shape Mars Inc. into a multi-billion dollar confectionary empire with beloved brands such as M&M's and Snickers bars. A company spokesperson said the retired Mars co-president died Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Seattle of complications following a heart attack. He was living in Sheridan, Wyo., at the time of his death. He was 84. (Mars Inc. via AP)
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The American flag flies above the Wall Street entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets around the world edged lower Thursday, July 28, 2016, as investors digested an upbeat Fed assessment of the U.S. economy that raised the prospect of further rate hikes, while anticipating more stimulus from Japan.
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General view of Hinkley Point B power station in Somerset, England, Thursday July 28, 2016. French energy company EDF is due to decide whether to go ahead with a major nuclear power plant project in southwest England that some consider too costly. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)
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British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a press conference after meeting with Italian Premier Matteo Renzi in Rome Wednesday, July 27, 2016. In the background the dome of St. Peter's Basilica. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to the crowd after speaking during a campaign rally at Lackawanna College, Wednesday, July 27, 2016, in Scranton, Pa. (Jake Danna Stevens/The Times & Tribune via AP)