Five South Korean companies have won a combined $7.2 billion in orders from Kuwait National Petroleum Company to expand capacity and improve environmental standards at two oil refineries.
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North Korea threatened to attack rival South Korea if Seoul joined a new round of tightened UN sanctions, as Washington unveiled more of its own economic restrictions following Pyongyang's rocket launch last month.
Sudan on Sunday began circulating a new currency days after the newly independent south issued its own new money, in a move likely to heighten differences over handling the economic fallout from the split.
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