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Global stocks perch near record highs ahead of U.S.-China trade deal

Global stocks perch near record highs ahead of U.S.-China trade deal

Published 13/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - World stock markets ticked higher on Monday, hovering just below record levels ahead of the expected signing of a Phase 1 China-U.S. [more…]

Hong Kong applauds its financial prowess amid protests

Hong Kong applauds its financial prowess amid protests

Published 13/01/2020

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s chief executive Carrie Lam and top finance officials praised the Chinese-ruled city’s resilience as a global financial hub on [more…]

Asian shares rebound as U.S. and Iran stand down, yen retreats

Asian shares rebound as U.S. and Iran stand down, yen retreats

Published 09/01/2020

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks had their best session in weeks on Thursday, as the United States and Iran backed away from the brink of [more…]

Paris Opera ballerinas, who retire at 42, kick up a fuss over Macron pension plans

Paris Opera ballerinas, who retire at 42, kick up a fuss over Macron pension plans

Published 24/12/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - Ballerinas in white tutus danced scenes from Swan Lake on the forecourt of the Paris Opera on Tuesday to protest against President [more…]

Bank of Italy ready to account for Popolare di Bari supervision: Visco to press

Bank of Italy ready to account for Popolare di Bari supervision: Visco to press

Published 23/12/2019

MILAN (Reuters) - The Bank of Italy “positively” fulfilled its supervision duties and is ready to account for its actions on failing lender Banca Popolare [more…]

The Yankees are coming! U.S. firms rush to euro debt markets

The Yankees are coming! U.S. firms rush to euro debt markets

Published 23/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - From Harley Davidson to Colgate-Palmolive, U.S. companies are flocking to borrow in euros and their record issuance is breathing life into a [more…]

Asian shares near 18-month high, bask in trade deal afterglow

Asian shares near 18-month high, bask in trade deal afterglow

Published 23/12/2019

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian markets idled near 18-month highs on Monday as trading volumes weakened ahead of the Christmas holiday break, with investors taking profit [more…]

Trump signs spending package to avert shutdown: White House spokesman

Trump signs spending package to avert shutdown: White House spokesman

Published 21/12/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $1.4 trillion budget package for the fiscal year 2020 into law on Friday to avert a [more…]

Fund investors pull back from U.S. stocks as year-end nears

Fund investors pull back from U.S. stocks as year-end nears

Published 18/12/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors started closing the books on 2019 by withdrawing more than $10.9 billion from mutual funds and exchange-traded funds [more…]

Clashes rock Beirut as security forces fire tear gas at protest

Clashes rock Beirut as security forces fire tear gas at protest

Published 16/12/2019

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Tear gas engulfed central Beirut as security forces chased protesters near Lebanon’s parliament on Sunday in a second night of street clashes [more…]