Italy joining China’s Belt and Road project is ‘geopolitically unwise,’ former prime minister says

Italy’s former prime minister doesn’t approve of the current government’s newly inked partnership with China, calling the decision “unwise” during a conversation with CNBC Monday. “Politically, geopolitically, I deem (it) really unwise from the Italian government to take such a decision without coordination with the European Union and our allies,” Paolo Gentiloni, who served as prime minister from 2016 to 2018, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe.” “Europe is showing its divisions toward China, and t


Italy’s former prime minister doesn’t approve of the current government’s newly inked partnership with China, calling the decision “unwise” during a conversation with CNBC Monday. “Politically, geopolitically, I deem (it) really unwise from the Italian government to take such a decision without coordination with the European Union and our allies,” Paolo Gentiloni, who served as prime minister from 2016 to 2018, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe.” “Europe is showing its divisions toward China, and t
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Italy joining China's Belt and Road project is 'geopolitically unwise,' former prime minister says

Italy’s former prime minister doesn’t approve of the current government’s newly inked partnership with China, calling the decision “unwise” during a conversation with CNBC Monday.

“Politically, geopolitically, I deem (it) really unwise from the Italian government to take such a decision without coordination with the European Union and our allies,” Paolo Gentiloni, who served as prime minister from 2016 to 2018, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe.”

“Europe is showing its divisions toward China, and this is not something that will strengthen our position even on trade.”

The Italian government stirred up fresh controversy over the weekend as it officially agreed to join China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), becoming the first EU and Group of 7 country to do so.

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Rome saw a total of 29 deals signed, altogether worth 2.5 billion euros ($2.8 billion). They were focused on agricultural, finance and energy sectors, and opened up new access to the Chinese market for major Italian energy and engineering firms.


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With rumors of a Brexit coup, Theresa May’s leadership looks ‘extremely fragile’

As if the ultimate direction of Brexit was not enough for Brits to contend with, now speculation is mounting that British Prime Minister Theresa May could resign — throwing the whole process into further doubt. The widely-read tabloid newspaper The Sun, which has previously supported May, used its front page on Monday to urge the prime minister to quit, with the headline “Time’s Up, Theresa.” Sun Tweet:Several senior ministers said Monday they do not want May to resign, casting doubts over the r


As if the ultimate direction of Brexit was not enough for Brits to contend with, now speculation is mounting that British Prime Minister Theresa May could resign — throwing the whole process into further doubt. The widely-read tabloid newspaper The Sun, which has previously supported May, used its front page on Monday to urge the prime minister to quit, with the headline “Time’s Up, Theresa.” Sun Tweet:Several senior ministers said Monday they do not want May to resign, casting doubts over the r
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With rumors of a Brexit coup, Theresa May's leadership looks 'extremely fragile'

As if the ultimate direction of Brexit was not enough for Brits to contend with, now speculation is mounting that British Prime Minister Theresa May could resign — throwing the whole process into further doubt.

May met her closest ministers Monday morning and is expected to update the House of Commons on her Brexit strategy in the afternoon, amid continuing turbulence and confusion over the U.K.’s departure from the EU.

There have been reports in various U.K. media outlets that May is facing another mutiny within her own party.

On Sunday, May met with influential Brexiteers in her Conservative Party and, according to some reports, gave her word that she would give a date for her resignation in return for their support in a third possible vote on her Brexit deal, formally known as the “Withdrawal Agreement.” Whether a third vote will even take place this week remains up in the air as it’s doubtful that there’s enough support to pass the deal.

Downing Street refused to comment on speculation over May’s political future although pressure is rising on her both inside euroskeptic circles and outside. The widely-read tabloid newspaper The Sun, which has previously supported May, used its front page on Monday to urge the prime minister to quit, with the headline “Time’s Up, Theresa.”

The paper said while she had “shown courage” in office, she was facing “fresh pressure” and that “the PM is being urged to vow she’ll resign in a last-ditch bid to convince Brexiteers they should back her deal in the Commons this week.”

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Several senior ministers said Monday they do not want May to resign, casting doubts over the rumored coup. Nonetheless, her position remains “fragile,” according to Constantine Fraser, a European political research analyst at TS Lombard.

“Despite her Cabinet seemingly abandoning an attempt at a coup over the weekend, May’s position is still extremely fragile,” he said in comments emailed to CNBC.

“For now, what she has in her favor is that time is short, there is little agreement in the (Conservative) party as to who should replace her, and it not obvious what difference a change of prime minister would make to the country’s immediate predicament. For her rivals, she also makes a convenient scapegoat for the failings of the Withdrawal Agreement.”


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Britain must resolve Brexit but changing PM May wouldn’t help, Hammond says

Britain must find a way to leave the European Union in an orderly fashion rather than trying to oust Prime Minister Theresa May, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday. When asked by Sky about newspaper reports of a plot to oust May by senior ministers and whether she had run out of road, Hammond said: “No. “Changing prime minister wouldn’t help us,” he said. When asked if he was trying to get May’s de-facto deputy, David Lidington, to take over as interim prime minister, Hammond said: “


Britain must find a way to leave the European Union in an orderly fashion rather than trying to oust Prime Minister Theresa May, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday. When asked by Sky about newspaper reports of a plot to oust May by senior ministers and whether she had run out of road, Hammond said: “No. “Changing prime minister wouldn’t help us,” he said. When asked if he was trying to get May’s de-facto deputy, David Lidington, to take over as interim prime minister, Hammond said: “
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Britain must resolve Brexit but changing PM May wouldn't help, Hammond says

Britain must find a way to leave the European Union in an orderly fashion rather than trying to oust Prime Minister Theresa May, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday.

When asked by Sky about newspaper reports of a plot to oust May by senior ministers and whether she had run out of road, Hammond said: “No. I don’t think that is the case at all.”

“Changing prime minister wouldn’t help us,” he said. “To be talking about changing the players on the board, frankly, is self-indulgent at this time.”

When asked if he was trying to get May’s de-facto deputy, David Lidington, to take over as interim prime minister, Hammond said: “That’s not the case.”

“I’m realistic that we may not be able to get a majority for the prime minister’s (Brexit) deal and if that is the case then parliament will have to decide not just what it’s against but what it is for,” he said.

When asked about possible options for Brexit, Hammond said he was not sure there was a majority in parliament for a second referendum but that it was a coherent proposition.

“It’s clear there is going to be an opportunity over the next few days for the House of Commons, if it doesn’t approve the prime minister’s deal, to try to find a majority behind another proposition that it can take forward,” Hammond said.


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UK Prime Minister Theresa May requests three-month delay to Brexit

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May formally requested a short delay to Brexit on Wednesday, 1,000 days after the U.K. narrowly voted to leave the European Union. The request, in a letter to EU leaders, seeks to put Britain’s departure on hold until June 30. Under current law, the U.K. is set to leave the EU — with or without a deal — at 11 p.m. London time on March 29. The prime minister confirmed she intends to bring her Withdrawal Agreement to the House of Commons for a third time. Last week, U.K


U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May formally requested a short delay to Brexit on Wednesday, 1,000 days after the U.K. narrowly voted to leave the European Union. The request, in a letter to EU leaders, seeks to put Britain’s departure on hold until June 30. Under current law, the U.K. is set to leave the EU — with or without a deal — at 11 p.m. London time on March 29. The prime minister confirmed she intends to bring her Withdrawal Agreement to the House of Commons for a third time. Last week, U.K
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May requests three-month delay to Brexit

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May formally requested a short delay to Brexit on Wednesday, 1,000 days after the U.K. narrowly voted to leave the European Union.

The request, in a letter to EU leaders, seeks to put Britain’s departure on hold until June 30.

Sterling slipped nearly 1 percent to trade at $1.3156 at around 1 p.m. London time.

Under current law, the U.K. is set to leave the EU — with or without a deal — at 11 p.m. London time on March 29.

Any delay would need to be accepted by all 27 other member states. May is set to travel to Brussels on Thursday to discuss the options with her counterparts.

In a letter addressed to European Council President Donald Tusk, May said she had warned U.K. lawmakers that the consequences of their second rejection of her plan to leave the EU were “unpredictable and potentially deeply unpalatable.”

The prime minister confirmed she intends to bring her Withdrawal Agreement to the House of Commons for a third time. That’s despite a surprise intervention from Commons Speaker John Bercow earlier this week, who had said May’s deal would need to be “fundamentally different” in order to hold another vote.

Last week, U.K. lawmakers comprehensively rejected May’s Withdrawal Agreement by 149 votes. They also voted in favor of ruling out leaving the EU without a deal and supported an extension of Article 50 — the legal mechanism to take the U.K. out of the bloc.

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has previously said the bloc would not grant a delay without a “concrete plan” from Britain about what it planned to do with the extra time.


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New gun laws will make New Zealand safer after mosque massacre, says Prime Minister

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would announce new gun laws within days, after 50 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. The owner of a New Zealand gun store the man charged with murder in the mosque shootings had bought firearms and ammunition online from the store, but it did not sell him the high-powered weapon used in the massacre. Gun City owner David Tipple said the alleged gunman bought four weapons and ammunition betw


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would announce new gun laws within days, after 50 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. The owner of a New Zealand gun store the man charged with murder in the mosque shootings had bought firearms and ammunition online from the store, but it did not sell him the high-powered weapon used in the massacre. Gun City owner David Tipple said the alleged gunman bought four weapons and ammunition betw
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New gun laws will make New Zealand safer after mosque massacre, says Prime Minister

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she would announce new gun laws within days, after 50 people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch.

Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28, a suspected white supremacist, was charged with murder on Saturday. Tarrant was remanded without a plea and is due back in court on April 5 where police said he was likely to face more charges.

“Within 10 days of this horrific act of terrorism we will have announced reforms which will, I believe, make our community safer,” Ardern said at news conference after her cabinet reached in principle decisions on gun reform laws in the wake of New Zealand’s worst ever mass shooting.

In addition to the 50 killed, dozens were wounded at two mosques in the South Island city during Friday prayers.

The owner of a New Zealand gun store the man charged with murder in the mosque shootings had bought firearms and ammunition online from the store, but it did not sell him the high-powered weapon used in the massacre.

Gun City owner David Tipple said the alleged gunman bought four weapons and ammunition between December 2017 and March 2018.

“The MSSA, military-style automatic, reportedly used by the alleged gunman was not purchased from Gun City. Gun City did not sell him an MSSA, only A-category firearms,” Tipple told a news conference in Christchurch.


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40 people killed in shootings at New Zealand mosques, prime minister says

About 40 people were killed when at least one shooter opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday. The commissioner said police had been dealing with two shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, one at Deans Avenue and one at Linwood Avenue. The Bangladesh cricket team was in the vicinity of the shooting but all members were safe, a team coach told media. Radio New Zealand quoted a witness inside the mosque saying he heard shots fired and at least four people were lying on


About 40 people were killed when at least one shooter opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday. The commissioner said police had been dealing with two shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, one at Deans Avenue and one at Linwood Avenue. The Bangladesh cricket team was in the vicinity of the shooting but all members were safe, a team coach told media. Radio New Zealand quoted a witness inside the mosque saying he heard shots fired and at least four people were lying on
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40 people killed in shootings at New Zealand mosques, prime minister says

About 40 people were killed when at least one shooter opened fire at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday.

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush said that four people had been taken into custody, three men and one woman. As of 5:47 p.m. local time (12:47 a.m. ET), authorities said that a lock down of local schools had been lifted.

Bush said several explosives had been attached to vehicles. He added that there is no assumption the attack was contained to Christchurch.

“This is one of New Zealand’s darkest days,” said the country’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern. “Clearly what has happened here is an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence.”

She said during a news conference that authorities currently believe about 40 people had been killed in the attacks. More than 20 others were seriously injured, she added.

“It is clear that this can only be described as a terrorist attack,” the prime minister said, according to a transcript of her address.

Witnesses told media that a man dressed in a military-style, camouflage outfit, and carrying an automatic rifle had started randomly shooting people in the Al Noor mosque.

One Malaysian was injured in the attack, and three Indonesians survived the shooting while three more are unaccounted for, according to reports.

The commissioner said police had been dealing with two shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, one at Deans Avenue and one at Linwood Avenue. “Those locations remain locked down,” he said in a statement published at 6:06 p.m. local time.

“Police are still treating this incident as ongoing and Christchurch residents are strongly urged to stay indoors and keep safe, and monitor the Police website and social media for further information. We continue to utilize every possible resource to resolve the situation,” Bush said, adding that all mosques in the country had been asked to shut their doors.

Bush said he would not at this time “be discussing the offenders’ possible motivations or the causes of this incident.”

The Bangladesh cricket team was in the vicinity of the shooting but all members were safe, a team coach told media.

Radio New Zealand quoted a witness inside the mosque saying he heard shots fired and at least four people were lying on the ground and “there was blood everywhere.”

“Horrified to hear of Christchurch mosque shootings. There is never a justification for that sort of hatred,” said Amy Adams, a member of parliament from Christchurch.

The Bangladesh cricket team is in Christchurch to play New Zealand in a third cricket test starting on Saturday.

Mario Villavarayen, strength and conditioning coach of the Bangladesh cricket team was quoted by the New Zealand Herald as saying that the team was close to where the shooting occurred, but was safe.

“The players are shaken up but fine,” Villavarayen was quoted as saying.

—Reuters contributed to this report.


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European markets open slightly higher after UK lawmakers vote to delay Brexit

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He spoke via telephone with U.S. Trade Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Xinhua news agency reported Friday. Back in Europe, British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing once more to try and win approval for her twice-rejected Brexit deal. U.K. lawmakers voted on Thursday to seek a delay in Britain’s exit from the EU. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffered a second humiliating defeat as it was voted down b


Chinese Vice Premier Liu He spoke via telephone with U.S. Trade Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Xinhua news agency reported Friday. Back in Europe, British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing once more to try and win approval for her twice-rejected Brexit deal. U.K. lawmakers voted on Thursday to seek a delay in Britain’s exit from the EU. On Tuesday, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffered a second humiliating defeat as it was voted down b
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European markets open slightly higher after UK lawmakers vote to delay Brexit

Market focus is largely attuned to global trade developments, as sentiment improved on a report that more progress has been made in talks between the world’s two largest economies.

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He spoke via telephone with U.S. Trade Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Xinhua news agency reported Friday.

It comes after Mnuchin said on Thursday that a summit to secure a comprehensive trade agreement between President Donald Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping would not happen at the end of March as previously discussed.

In Asia, MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares, excluding Japan, rose 0.5 percent.

Back in Europe, British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing once more to try and win approval for her twice-rejected Brexit deal.

U.K. lawmakers voted on Thursday to seek a delay in Britain’s exit from the EU. It marked the end to a dramatic trilogy of events this week which have added yet more confusion into the whole Brexit process.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffered a second humiliating defeat as it was voted down by a majority of 149 votes. Then on Wednesday, U.K. lawmakers rejected the idea of leaving the bloc without a withdrawal agreement in place.

On the data front, investors are likely to closely monitor a final reading of annualized euro zone inflation rate data for February at around 10:00 a.m. London time.


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Thailand election: Economic growth, income inequality are key issues

Investors are hoping for greater political and economic stability in Thailand after the country’s upcoming general election — but some analysts aren’t so sure that will come to pass. This year, foreign buying of Thai equities has not return in a significant way, with many investors opting to wait for clarity on the political front. The election on March 24 will be Thailand’s first since a military coup overthrew the elected government in 2014. An anti-military camp that consist of the Pheu Thai


Investors are hoping for greater political and economic stability in Thailand after the country’s upcoming general election — but some analysts aren’t so sure that will come to pass. This year, foreign buying of Thai equities has not return in a significant way, with many investors opting to wait for clarity on the political front. The election on March 24 will be Thailand’s first since a military coup overthrew the elected government in 2014. An anti-military camp that consist of the Pheu Thai
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Thailand election: Economic growth, income inequality are key issues

Investors are hoping for greater political and economic stability in Thailand after the country’s upcoming general election — but some analysts aren’t so sure that will come to pass.

Last year, the Thai stock market suffered a record $9 billion in foreign investment outflows as investors withdrew from emerging markets amid rising interest rates in the U.S. and global economic concerns. This year, foreign buying of Thai equities has not return in a significant way, with many investors opting to wait for clarity on the political front.

The election on March 24 will be Thailand’s first since a military coup overthrew the elected government in 2014. The vote is set to be a contest between three political fractions:

A pro-military camp that include the Palang Pracharat Party, which named current Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha as its candidate to lead the country.

An anti-military camp that consist of the Pheu Thai Party — which is linked to exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra — and the newly founded Future Forward Party.

A group of parties that are neutral or undecided on which side they would align, including the Democrat Party led by another former prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, and Bhumjaithai Party, which recently made headlines for its promotion of marijuana as a new cash crop in Thailand.

None of the parties are expected to single-handedly win enough seats to form the next government, which means the most likely scenario is a coalition administration. That may be challenging, however, in a polarized political environment like Thailand, analysts said.


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Trump says US will stay out of Brexit but slams handling by UK’s May

The United States will stay out of Britain’s negotiations over its exit from the European Union, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday, even as he criticized British Prime Minister Theresa May’s handling of the talks. Speaking to reporters ahead of his meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, Trump said he wants Brexit talks to work out but was surprised at how badly the negotiations have gone, adding that May did not listen to his suggestions on how to negotiate. Trump also said h


The United States will stay out of Britain’s negotiations over its exit from the European Union, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday, even as he criticized British Prime Minister Theresa May’s handling of the talks. Speaking to reporters ahead of his meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, Trump said he wants Brexit talks to work out but was surprised at how badly the negotiations have gone, adding that May did not listen to his suggestions on how to negotiate. Trump also said h
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Trump says US will stay out of Brexit but slams handling by UK's May

The United States will stay out of Britain’s negotiations over its exit from the European Union, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday, even as he criticized British Prime Minister Theresa May’s handling of the talks.

Speaking to reporters ahead of his meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, Trump said he wants Brexit talks to work out but was surprised at how badly the negotiations have gone, adding that May did not listen to his suggestions on how to negotiate.

Trump also said he did not think another vote on Brexit would be possible because it would be unfair, and reiterated that he would like to see a U.S. trade deal with the United Kingdom after it leaves the EU.

Varadkar, sitting alongside Trump at the White House, said he looked forward to discussing Brexit with Trump and that he would like to see a European trade deal with the United States.


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Amazon has been a business bulldozer, except in video

Unlike Netflix or HBO, Amazon can market its content within an Amazon search for merchandise. That could change in the coming years as league rights to the NFL, the NBA and Major League Baseball come up for grabs. “Amazon looks at content creation through a very different lens than a traditional media company,” said Rich Greenfield, a media analyst at BTIG. “A traditional media company is, ‘Well, how much advertising can I generate from this?’ So far, Amazon and Apple haven’t really gone toe to


Unlike Netflix or HBO, Amazon can market its content within an Amazon search for merchandise. That could change in the coming years as league rights to the NFL, the NBA and Major League Baseball come up for grabs. “Amazon looks at content creation through a very different lens than a traditional media company,” said Rich Greenfield, a media analyst at BTIG. “A traditional media company is, ‘Well, how much advertising can I generate from this?’ So far, Amazon and Apple haven’t really gone toe to
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Amazon has been a business bulldozer, except in video

Amazon’s ability to connect content to commerce won over the Tolkien estate back in 2017, when the company bought the rights to a “Lord of the Rings” series. Unlike Netflix or HBO, Amazon can market its content within an Amazon search for merchandise. Already today, a search for “The Hobbit” doesn’t just show you the book to buy, but it also gives you a chance to subscribe to watch the movie on Prime Video.

Amazon’s next big splash could be sports, especially live sports programming. The company has already acquired some streaming rights to Thursday night football and Premier League games, but it has yet to land a huge exclusive sports rights deal.

That could change in the coming years as league rights to the NFL, the NBA and Major League Baseball come up for grabs. Professional sports leagues may initially be hesitant to sell their rights exclusively to a nontraditional player like Amazon, but the potential to make a bigger profit may make the option more appealing.

“Amazon looks at content creation through a very different lens than a traditional media company,” said Rich Greenfield, a media analyst at BTIG. “A traditional media company is, ‘Well, how much advertising can I generate from this?’ Amazon, the first thing when they talked about the NFL, the number one metric they were looking at is ‘new to Prime,’ meaning new people that have come into the Prime ecosystem because those are people that spend a lot more over the year than people that are not part of the Prime ecosystem.”

The bigger battle, beyond just content, could be ownership of the home. Seamlessly connecting the Amazon Echo to TVs and mobile devices could revolutionize how people find shows and movies. So far, Amazon and Apple haven’t really gone toe to toe. But as Apple gets into original content too, that competition is coming.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-03-13  Authors: alex sherman, source, jewel samad, afp, getty images
Keywords: news, cnbc, companies, video, toe, rights, media, bulldozer, content, traditional, search, business, company, league, prime, amazon


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