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***** After Russian move on pipeline, Kazakhstan says it needs other routes ***** China says India's frequent probes of its firms hurt business confidence ***** New Zealand PM says Pacific security issues should be solved locally ***** British security minister Hinds quits ***** Exxon delivers first sustainable aviation fuel cargo to Singapore Changi Airport ***** EDF seeks new CEO as France plans full nationalisation ***** Asian stocks tick up as investors weigh recession risks ***** Morning Bid: King dollar, you reign supreme ***** Boris Johnson digs in as ministers desert government ***** Chips drive highest Samsung Q2 profit since 2018, but demand cooling ***** The FTSE Russell Net Zero Atlas surveys countries’ latest climate targets and mitigation strategies, building on their work on climate risk for sovereign assets in fixed-income markets - and what they mean. Get the insights here: ***** Originally a war ritual, the 'Baraa' dance is now a staple at Yemeni weddings ***** Merck in advanced talks to buy Seagen in nearly $40-billion deal - WSJ ***** Indian shares hit 4-week high as inflation fears ease, Titan jumps on strong sales ***** No respite ahead for India's rupee, one in three expect 80 per dollar soon: Reuters poll ***** Britain's Northern Ireland minister resigns ***** Safe-haven dollar eases with U.S. yields as risk appetite improves ***** IEA warns global solar supply chains are too concentrated in China ***** As Hong Kong loses autonomy after 25 years of Chinese rule, Tracey Chen in China's southern boomtown of Shenzhen is among the many who yearn for the days when the former British colony's uniquely exuberant Cantonese culture permeated across the border ***** A million barrels per day of U.S. emergency oil reserves are being released to lower domestic fuel prices. But 5 million of them ended up in Europe and Asia in June, blunting the initiative ***** China unveils plans to spur car demand, may extend EV tax break ***** Australia's Crown taps Wynn Macau COO as top boss after Blackstone takeover ***** Factbox: FACTBOX Main parties contesting Japan's upper house election ***** Giorgio Armani dazzled guests in Paris by showcasing a polished collection drenched in rhinestones, sequins and glitter ***** Indonesia discussing cutting palm oil export levy-senior minister