The amount of goods bought in December dropped 1.9% from the previous month, official figures say.
Hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio says Trump is good for business, but worries about the populist tide.
London's stock market opens lower, with shares in Royal Mail continuing to lose ground.
Gas and renewables can work together to cut cost of power and meet demand for sustainable energy.
Heineken says it is in negotiations with Japanese group Kirin to buy its Brazilian beer business.
The figure meets Beijing's forecasts, but some say growth is slower than the official data suggests.
The Chinese companies will set up an office on the Paramount lot, strengthening ties between the world's two biggest cinema markets.
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Beijing is seeking to defuse tension with the U.S. over trade, calling for dialogue to resolve problems.
Trump's treasury pick Steven Mnuchin walks back president-elect's border tax threats.
Economists expect official figures to show that China's economy maintained its "uncanny stability" by growing at 6.7% for a fourth consecutive quarter.
The US film studio says the investment from two backers will help its expansion and fund future movies.
Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill is demanding that Treasury secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin look into Donald Trump's foreign investments if he gets the job.
The top U.S. exports to China in 2016 were airplanes, soybeans, cars, electronic parts and machinery.
Supreme Court judge Teori Zavascki was in charge of investigating corruption at state oil giant Petrobras.
Russian officials in Davos said they are not expecting Donald Trump to lift economic sanctions imposed on the country after it annexed Crimea from Ukraine.
Stocks have been flat so far this year as investors wait for more details from Donald Trump about stimulus and other economic policies. But now that he's about to take office, some investors think stocks could soon head higher again.
Lebanon's capital Beirut has had a troubled past, but it's now becoming the Middle East's tech hub.
Many of the bosses at the World Economic Forum in Davos are not just obsessed by corporate success, but also physical fitness.