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Iraq would support a proposal for OPEC and other major oil producers to freeze output at talks in Algeria next month, Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi said in Baghdad.
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Economists say the approval slowdown supports predictions that house prices could decline by about 3% later this year. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA.
SoftBank Group Corp Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son speaks at SoftBank World 2016 conference in Tokyo, Japan, July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo.