If Washington had failed to reach a deal and defaulted on its debt, the consequences for the global economy would have been disastrous.
Following months of violent protests, Venezuela is meeting with creditors to discuss ways out of what seems to be inevitable default. Meanwhile, the EU slapped a new set of sanctions on the South American nation.
As Trump's America takes a back seat over climate action, China is expected to take on a lead role in shaping global policies to tackle carbon emissions and promote renewables. Beijing's climate record, though, is mixed.
Snapchat is currently getting a redesign to make it easier to use. But the new look will not make the latest earnings report from its parent company any prettier for investors who had hoped for much better results.
The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has seen a lot of investor enthusiasm for tech companies. Shares in China Literature doubled in its exciting debut on the stock market, with the firm believed to have a huge potential.
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