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Weak construction, chemicals earnings hold Europe back while…

Weak construction, chemicals earnings hold Europe back while…

Published 08/02/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks slipped again on Friday, following their weakest day in six weeks, as downgrades to growth forecasts weighed and bleak numbers [more…]

Alpine skiing: Siebenhofer leads women’s combined, Vonn back in action

Alpine skiing: Siebenhofer leads women’s combined, Vonn back in action

Published 08/02/2019

ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Austria’s Ramona Siebenhofer was fastest in the downhill leg of the women’s combined at the Alpine skiing world championships on Friday, [more…]

Athletics: Kenyan teenager Kiprop wins RAK half marathon

Athletics: Kenyan teenager Kiprop wins RAK half marathon

Published 08/02/2019

(Reuters) - Kenya’s 19-year-old Stephen Kiprop won the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) half marathon on Friday in a course record-equalling 58 minutes and 42 seconds, [more…]

Swisscom, Sunrise, Salt pay $380 million for Swiss 5G frequencies

Swisscom, Sunrise, Salt pay $380 million for Swiss 5G frequencies

Published 08/02/2019

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swisscom, Sunrise and Salt have paid a relatively modest 380 million Swiss francs ($379 million) for fifth-generation wireless frequencies that will tighten [more…]

U.S. lifts sanctions on Rusal, other firms linked to Russia’s…

U.S. lifts sanctions on Rusal, other firms linked to Russia’s…

Published 28/01/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration on Sunday lifted sanctions on aluminum giant Rusal and other Russian firms linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska, [more…]

Rusal chairman resigns as part of deal to lift U.S. sanctions-…

Rusal chairman resigns as part of deal to lift U.S. sanctions-…

Published 28/01/2019

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Aluminum giant Rusal said on Monday Jean-Pierre Thomas had resigned as chairman and director of the company as a pre-requisite for [more…]

Ebola spreads to high-risk area of Congo: WHO

Ebola spreads to high-risk area of Congo: WHO

Published 26/01/2019

GENEVA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak has spread southwards into an area with high security risks, the World Health Organization said. The [more…]

U.S. government shutdown may yield a recession: Scaramucci

U.S. government shutdown may yield a recession: Scaramucci

Published 24/01/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government’s partial shutdown might be enough to tip America’s economy into recession if it runs longer than another month, [more…]

Davos pessimism a ‘valuable contra-indicator’ for investors:…

Davos pessimism a ‘valuable contra-indicator’ for investors:…

Published 23/01/2019

(Reuters) - Guggenheim Partners Global Chief Investment Officer Scott Minerd said on Wednesday that worries about a global recession are inflated, and pessimism expressed by [more…]

Papal Swiss Guard keep cool heads with 3-D helmets

Papal Swiss Guard keep cool heads with 3-D helmets

Published 22/01/2019

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican’s Swiss Guard, the colorfully dressed mini-army that helps protect the pope, will have cooler heads now they have swapped [more…]