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Britain’s Labour Party says PM May has no authority after latest…

Britain’s Labour Party says PM May has no authority after latest…

Published 15/11/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s main opposition Labour Party said on Thursday Prime Minister Theresa May had no authority left after her Brexit minister Dominic Raab [more…]

U.S. state spending exceeds $2 trillion in fiscal 2018: report

U.S. state spending exceeds $2 trillion in fiscal 2018: report

Published 15/11/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. state spending topped $2 trillion for the first time in fiscal 2018, with Medicaid expenditures rising the most along with [more…]

Rouhani says Iran to sell oil, defy U.S. sanctions: TV

Rouhani says Iran to sell oil, defy U.S. sanctions: TV

Published 05/11/2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will sell its oil and break sanctions reimposed by the United States on its vital energy and banking sectors, Iranian President [more…]

Swedish parliament to vote on Moderate leader Kristersson as new PM…

Swedish parliament to vote on Moderate leader Kristersson as new PM…

Published 05/11/2018

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden’s parliament will vote next week on whether centre-right, Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson will become prime minister, the Speaker said on [more…]

France hopes for headway with Germany by December on EU digital tax…

France hopes for headway with Germany by December on EU digital tax…

Published 05/11/2018

PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany should be able to resolve their differences over plans for an EU tax on digital giants like Apple (AAPL.O) [more…]

Ireland says UK cannot unilaterally scrap border backstop

Ireland says UK cannot unilaterally scrap border backstop

Published 05/11/2018

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Neither Ireland nor the European Union would ever sign up to a backstop agreement to keep the Irish border open after Brexit [more…]

Buy, sell or hold: Ten ways to trade the U.S. election

Buy, sell or hold: Ten ways to trade the U.S. election

Published 05/11/2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Buy the dollar but sell FAANGs, buy real estate and machinery, but sell the overall market. Or, do nothing at all. [more…]

Europe focuses on growth, Fed to follow mid-terms

Europe focuses on growth, Fed to follow mid-terms

Published 04/11/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - New economic forecasts from the European Commission and services PMIs will help clarify the outlook for the euro zone economy after third-quarter [more…]

Is the UK getting ready for an election? ‘I hope not,’ Hammond says

Is the UK getting ready for an election? ‘I hope not,’ Hammond says

Published 30/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Tuesday that he hoped his budget was not an attempt to prepare for another national [more…]

Sri Lanka’s political crisis triggers major economic concerns

Sri Lanka’s political crisis triggers major economic concerns

Published 30/10/2018

(The story is refiled to fix ‘triggers’ in headline.) By Shihar Aneez and Abhirup Roy COLOMBO/MUMBAI (Reuters) - A decision by Sri Lanka’s president to [more…]