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Asia stocks edge up on optimism over global growth, dollar soft

Asia stocks edge up on optimism over global growth, dollar soft

Published 26/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Passersby walk past in front of stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, September 29, 2015. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Asian shares edged up on Monday on optimism for global growth, while the dollar was on the defensive as a subdued U.S. inflation outlook capped U.S. bond yields and raised questions about the Federal Reserve's plans to tighten policy.

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Oil rises one percent on weaker dollar, but U.S. drilling drags

Oil rises one percent on weaker dollar, but U.S. drilling drags

Published 26/06/2017

An oil rig drilling a well at sunrise, owned by Parsley Energy Inc. near Midland, Texas, U.S., May 3, 2017. Picture taken May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Ernest Scheyder

Oil prices rose 1 percent early on Monday on a weaker dollar, but an increase in U.S. drilling activity stoked worries that a global supply glut will persist despite an OPEC-led effort to curb output.

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Intesa sees closure of 600 branches, exit of 3,900 staff in Veneto banks deal

Intesa sees closure of 600 branches, exit of 3,900 staff in Veneto banks deal

Published 26/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Intesa Sanpaolo bank logo is seen at the headquarters during shareholders' meeting in Turin, Italy, April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Giorgio Perottino/File Photo

Intesa Sanpaolo (ISP.MI) said on Monday its planned acquisition of the good assets of Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca could lead to the closure of around 600 branches and the departure, on a voluntary basis, of around 3,900 staff.

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Northern Irish DUP leader in London, hopes to finalize deal with PM May

Northern Irish DUP leader in London, hopes to finalize deal with PM May

Published 26/06/2017

Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Arlene Foster speaks to media outside Government buildings in Dublin, Ireland June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), Arlene Foster, has returned to London and hopes to finalize a deal to prop up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government, she told Sky News on Monday.

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Short of IT workers at home, Israeli startups recruit elsewhere

Short of IT workers at home, Israeli startups recruit elsewhere

Published 26/06/2017

FILE PHOTO: Employees work at website-designer firm Wix.com offices in Tel Aviv, Israel July 4, 2016. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo

When Alexey Chalimov founded software design firm Eastern Peak in Israel four years ago he knew he would not find the developers he needed at home.

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Japanese airbag maker Takata files for bankruptcy, gets U.S. sponsor

Japanese airbag maker Takata files for bankruptcy, gets U.S. sponsor

Published 26/06/2017

Takata Corp. Chairman and CEO Shigehisa Takada bows as he attends a news conference after its decision to file for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo, Japan, June 26, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan's Takata Corp (7312.T), the firm at the centre of the auto industry's biggest ever product recall, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Japan, and said it would be bought for $1.6 billion by U.S.-based Key Safety Systems.

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Athletics: Japan prodigy Sani Brown eyes big scalps in London

Athletics: Japan prodigy Sani Brown eyes big scalps in London

Published 26/06/2017

Jul 19, 2015, Cali, Columbia- Abdul Hakim Sani Brown (JPN) celebrates after winning the 200m in a championship record 20.34 during the 2015 IAAF World Youth Championships at Estadio Olimpico Pascual Guerrero. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Japanese teenager Abdul Hakim Sani Brown is eyeing bigger scalps at the world championships in London after completing an impressive sprint double of national titles over the weekend.

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Loeb`s Third Point targets `staid` Nestle for change

Loeb`s Third Point targets `staid` Nestle for change

Published 26/06/2017

A Kitkat chocolate bar is pictured in the supermarket of Nestle headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

Activist investor Daniel Loeb's Third Point LLC on Sunday unveiled a stake of more than 1 percent in Switzerland's Nestle SA (NESN.S) and urged the world's largest packaged foods maker to improve its margins, buy back stock and shed non-core businesses.

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New Zealand pedal their way to brink of America`s Cup glory

New Zealand pedal their way to brink of America`s Cup glory

Published 26/06/2017

Sailing - America's Cup finals - Hamilton, Bermuda - June 25, 2017 - Team Emirates New Zealand speeds towards the finish line to win race eight over Oracle Team USA in America's Cup finals . REUTERS/Mike Segar

Emirates Team New Zealand will take to Bermuda's Great Sound on Monday with a mission, to finally wipe out the hurt inflicted on the sports-mad country by Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup.

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Wimbledon most open for a decade, says contender Lopez

Wimbledon most open for a decade, says contender Lopez

Published 26/06/2017

Tennis - Aegon Championships - Queen’s Club, London, Britain - June 25, 2017 Spain's Feliciano Lopez celebrates by kissing the trophy after winning the final against Croatia's Marin Cilic Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien

This year's men's singles at Wimbledon promises to be the most open for a decade, according to Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez, who is quietly fancying his own chances of a deep run.

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