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Austria finds some egg products contaminated with insecticide: ORF

Austria finds some egg products contaminated with insecticide: ORF

Published 14/08/2017

Tests show that some imported egg products in Austria have been contaminated with a potentially harmful insecticide, a health ministry official told broadcaster ORF on Monday, adding to the list of countries affected by an international health scare. [more…]

Banks lead relief rally for European stocks, fundamentals back in focus

Banks lead relief rally for European stocks, fundamentals back in focus

Published 14/08/2017

European shares rose on Monday after geopolitical tension had sent them to their worst weekly losses of the year. [more…]

Dollar nurses losses as outlook remains wary

Dollar nurses losses as outlook remains wary

Published 14/08/2017

The dollar edged lower against a trade-weighted basket of currencies on Monday after posting its biggest weekly drop in three weeks as expectations of U.S. rate increases dwindled further after weak inflation data. [more…]

Golf: American Schubert wins U.S. Amateur

Golf: American Schubert wins U.S. Amateur

Published 14/08/2017

American Sophia Schubert won the U.S. Amateur Championship on Sunday, beating Albane Valenzuela of Switzerland 6&5 in the 36-hole final at San Diego Country Club in southern California. [more…]

Nishikori skips Cincinnati Masters due to injury

Nishikori skips Cincinnati Masters due to injury

Published 14/08/2017

Japan's Kei Nishikori has become the latest top 10 player to pull out of this week's Cincinnati Masters after the world number nine withdrew from the U.S. Open warmup event due to pain from a long-standing right wrist injury. [more…]

Dollar edges lower after Friday bounce

Dollar edges lower after Friday bounce

Published 07/08/2017

The dollar edged lower on Monday following sharp gains in the previous session, as investors focused on inflation data due this week that could determine the currency's longer-term trajectory. [more…]

Miners, energy stocks give European shares another leg up

Miners, energy stocks give European shares another leg up

Published 07/08/2017

Basic resources and energy stocks helped European benchmarks build on the previous week's robust gains on Monday, as commodity prices climbed. [more…]

Golf: Nordqvist a `no-brainer` pick for European Solheim Cup team

Golf: Nordqvist a `no-brainer` pick for European Solheim Cup team

Published 07/08/2017

Annika Sorenstam has said using one of her captain’s picks on Anna Nordqvist is a 'no-brainer' for the European team's clash with the United States in this month's Solheim Cup. [more…]

Paris` bid leader says IOC convinced of merits of awarding 2024 Olympics to France

Paris` bid leader says IOC convinced of merits of awarding 2024 Olympics to France

Published 31/07/2017

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron and French slalom canoeist Tony Estanguet attend the press conference after the briefing of 2024 Olympic Games candidate cities Paris and Los Angeles ahead of final election of 2024 Olympic host city, in Lausanne, Switzerland July 11, 2017.

The co-chair for Paris' 2024 Olympics bid on Monday said the team working on the French capital's candidacy had convinced the International Olympic Committee of the merits of awarding the Games to Paris.

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Express Scripts to cover Mylan`s EpiPen, exclude rivals

Express Scripts to cover Mylan`s EpiPen, exclude rivals

Published 31/07/2017

EpiPen auto-injection epinephrine pens manufactured by Mylan NV pharmaceutical company for use by severe allergy sufferers are seen in Washington, U.S. August 24, 2016.

Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co said on Monday it would favor drugmaker Mylan Inc's versions of the EpiPen lifesaving allergy treatment over the allergy auto-injectors of other companies.

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