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Jack Ma seeking stake in Hong Kong publisher: Report

The investment inSouth China Morning Post would add to Alibaba and its affiliates' growing media empire, the latest in a string of deals in news and advertising.

US Federal officials expressed confidence they will be able to pull off a rate hike smoothly despite fears of an abrupt market reaction.
The world's third-largest economy shrank an annualised 0.8 per cent in July-September, more than a median market forecast for a 0.2 per cent contraction.
Islamic State released an undated video in which a militant said France would not live peacefully as long it took part in US-led bombing raids against its fighters.
The International Monetary Fund has said it broadly supports the series of economic reforms undertaken by India, which is moving in the right direction.
Consumers content to pay a bit more for added-value products offer some counter argument to those proclaiming Abenomics' demise.
French President Francois Hollande condemned the attacks and has declared a state of emergency. He has also announced the closing of the country's borders.
The British government listed more than 20 deals and collaborations, including a 1.3 billion pounds ($1.98 billion) investment by Vodafone.
France has committed investment for 'Smart Cities' project in India with focus on Chandigarh, Nagpur and Puducherry, French Ambassador Francois Richier said.
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