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07h10 Gold prices held steady near an
eight-year high on Tuesday as investors weighed a spike in
COVID-19 cases around the world against a survey showing a
rebound in U.S. services industry activity and expectations. . .
01h01 British finance minister Rishi
Sunak will earmark 3 billion pounds ($3.75 billion) to create
green jobs and improve the energy efficiency of public buildings
when he announces his broader plans to kickstart the economy. . .
01h01 Prospects for nearly half of the
world's projects to build infrastructure for exporting liquefied
natural gas have faltered in recent months, amid rising concerns
about climate change, public protests and delays due to the
coronavirus. . .
01h00 The hit to Australia's population
growth from closing its international borders is quickly turning
a long-running housing shortage into a glut, bringing an end to
the apartment building boom behind much of the country's. . .
06/07 U.S. corn and soybean futures rose on Monday as
expectations for unfavorably hot, dry weather increased concerns over the crops,
after the federal government said last week that American farmers planted fewer
acres than. . .
06/07 European Union leaders are
split over which fuels deserve support from the bloc's flagship
green energy fund, after lawmakers on Monday called for rules
that could allow the money to be spent on some. . .
06/07 Britain will invest nearly $2
billion in the arts and hopes to allow outdoor and socially
distanced performances at cultural venues as it tries to help a
high-profile sector hit hard by the coronavirus.. . .
06/07 German prosecutors said
on Monday they had arrested the head of a Dubai-based subsidiary
of Wirecard, widening the circle of suspects in a
multi-billion-dollar fraud investigation into the collapse of
the payments company.. . .
06/07 British foreign Secretary Dominic
Raab rejected on Monday China's accusation that Britain had
indulged in "gross interference" over Beijing's imposition of
new security legislation in Hong Kong.. . .
06/07 The Dutch central bank (DNB)
said on Monday that insurers could restart dividend payments
later this year, as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on
their balance sheets has been less dramatic than feared.. . .
06/07 London stocks logged their best day in
nearly three weeks on Monday, with cyclical stocks including
banks leading advances on hopes of more stimulus to kickstart a
battered global economy, while homebuilders jumped on. . .
06/07 Russia's environmental watchdog
has asked a power subsidiary of Russian mining giant Norilsk
Nickel (Nornickel) to pay almost 148 billion roubles
($2 billion) in damages over an Arctic fuel spill in Siberia.. . .
06/07 European Union countries should
only get money from the bloc's budget and the COVID-19 recovery
fund if they have robust courts and safeguards against
corruption, a top official said on Monday, a couched warning. . .
06/07 Monkey labour to harvest
coconuts for commercial products "is almost non-existent" in
Thailand, the commerce minister said on Monday, after British
retailers announced bans on products campaigners say use the
animals in their production.. . .
06/07 Britain's first sanctions will
target 25 Russian nationals it says were involved in the
mistreatement and death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and 20 Saudi
nationals held to be involved in the death of journalist. . .
06/07 French state-controlled utility
EDF has started preparing a cost-cutting plan worth
between 2 and 3 billion euros ($1.13 billion), two sources told
Reuters, confirming a report by French newspaper Le Monde.. . .
06/07 British online fashion retailer
Boohoo will end relationships with any supplier found to have
breached its code of conduct, it said on Monday following a
media report about dire working conditions in one English
factory.. . .
06/07 Aviva named independent
director and former Zurich Insurance executive Amanda
Blanc as its new chief executive on Monday who immediately
signalled a potential strategy overhaul, sending the British
insurer's shares up.. . .
06/07 Britain's decision to grant
Huawei a limited role in building its 5G network is not
"fixed in stone" and a government update on the Chinese company
will be published before July 22, a government. . .
06/07 Cineworld said on Monday it
planned to make a counter-claim against Cineplex
following the Canadian cinema chain's legal action against the
British group for damages after it scrapped a $1.65 billion
takeover.. . .
06/07 Britain expects China to adhere
to international law, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris
Johnson said on Monday when asked what London could do if
Beijing prevents those in Hong Kong with British National
Overseas. . .
06/07 The European Union will take
decisive action against the United States if it is unwilling to
settle a long-running row over aircraft subsidies and presses
ahead with a series of new trade investigations, Europe's. . .
06/07 British coffee and sandwich chain
Pret A Manger said on Monday it will not reopen 30 UK shops
after the coronavirus lockdown and could cut around 1,000 jobs,
reflecting a major hit to customer. . .
06/07 Fashion brands and
retailers re-opening around the world to patchy demand, and
carrying unsold stock from spring have cut fall orders by as
much as two-thirds in moves spelling more pain for Asian
suppliers.. . .
06/07 Lloyds Bank Chief Executive
António Horta-Osório said on Monday he would step down next year
after a decade at the helm, leaving Britain's biggest domestic
bank to find a successor to steer it through. . .
06/07 Australian-listed Prospect Resources said on Monday it had picked Renaissance Securities Capital as its exclusive financial advisor for the possible sale of shares in Zimbabwe's Arcadia Lithium mine to Russian energy. . .
06/07 German industrial orders
rebounded moderately in May and a fifth of firms in Europe's
biggest economy said in a survey published on Monday they feared
insolvency, adding to expectations of a slow and painful
recovery. . .
06/07 PwC, Deloitte, KPMG and EY should
ring fence auditing in Britain as a separate business by June
2024, their regulator said on Monday in one of the most sweeping
changes to the sector globally. . .
06/07 Consumers in the euro zone
returned en masse to shops in May as lockdowns were eased in the
bloc, estimates from the EU statistics agency showed on Monday,
signalling a sharp recovery of sales. . .
06/07 UK-based RockRose Energy Plc said
on Monday it had agreed to be bought by privately held energy
firm Vairo Energy in a deal valuing it at 247.6 million pounds
($309.08 million), as the industry. . .
06/07 Investor morale in the euro zone
improved for a third month running in July but a dip in
expectations suggests the recovery from the impact of the
coronavirus pandemic could soon peter out, a. . .
06/07 British finance minister Rishi
Sunak will try to restart the country's economy by giving
homebuyers a tax break and cutting value-added tax for pubs,
restaurants and other hospitality firms, The Times newspaper
reported.. . .
06/07 Barratt Developments said on
Monday its deliveries had fallen by a third as the coronavirus
crisis halted construction activity, though the British
homebuilder added that it was starting the new financial year
with "cautious optimism".. . .
06/07 Orders for German industrial
goods rose by 10.4% in May, rebounding from their biggest drop
since records began in 1991 the previous month, data showed on
Monday, as demand picked up after lockdown measures. . .
06/07 Sonova, the world's biggest
hearing aid maker, said on Monday it would close some stores and
cut jobs as it expects its first-half results to only partially
recover from the effects from the COVID-19. . .
06/07 Swiss plumbing supplies company
Geberit on Monday reported a 15.9% drop in
second-quarter sales and did not provide an annual outlook as
construction activity declined during the coronavirus pandemic.. . .
06/07 Britain and the European Union
need to make progress on EU financial market access given that
the coronavirus crisis will make it even harder to cope with
potential disruption if there is no agreement,. . .
06/07 China's big miners are snapping up gold
mines and strategic minerals in a deal binge that comes as
governments in mineral-rich Canada and Australia tighten
restrictions on foreign investment.. . .
05/07 The northwestern Spanish region
of Galicia imposed restrictions on about 70,000 people on Sunday
following a COVID-19 outbreak, a day after Catalonia also
introduced a local lockdown to curb the spread of the
coronavirus.. . .
05/07 Commerzbank's chief
executive and chairman were under pressure from activist
investors to axe jobs, but they decided to go first after a
damaging clash with unions last week, sources close to the
situation told Reuters.. . .
05/07 China's Huawei has clear
conditions to meet for Britain to continue to allow its
involvement in the development of 5G telecoms infrastructure,
Britain's health minister said on Sunday, after a report that
the firm would. . .
05/07 British finance minister Rishi Sunak is
considering plans to hand out vouchers of 500 pounds ($624) for
adults, and 250 pounds for children, to spend in sectors of the
economy hit hardest by the. . .
05/07 Greece will not accept strict European
Union conditions on the use of the coronavirus emergency aid,
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis told the Financial Times
newspaper in an interview published on Sunday.. . .
04/07 Britain's government will double
the number of its job coaches as part of a plan to tackle a rise
in unemployment triggered by the coronavirus lockdown, the
finance ministry said on Saturday.. . .
04/07 German animal-rights activists
protested outside a meat factory in North Rhine Westphalia on
Saturday where hundreds of employees tested positive for the
coronavirus last month, prompting local quarantines and
shutdowns.. . .
04/07 Police at roadblocks warned
motorists they were entering a lockdown zone on Saturday as
Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia reimposed restrictions
on more than 200,000 people following several new coronavirus
outbreaks.. . .
04/07 Barcelona's Sagrada Familia
reopened on Saturday, giving frontline workers the chance to
have the usually tourist-packed landmark to themselves in
recognition of their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.. . .
04/07 Italy is considering fiscal
measures to spur investments in the auto and tourism industries,
two of the sectors that have been hardest hit by the coronavirus
pandemic, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Saturday.. . .
04/07 Switzerland could start reducing
the debt pile it accumulated to help cushion the coronavirus
pandemic's impact in two to three years and finish repaying it
over 15 years, Finance Minister Ueli Maurer said in. . .
04/07 Cyprus's securities regulator on Friday
imposed a 650,000 euro ($730,800) fine on Germany's Commerzbank
for its role in transactions carried out by a local
bank that collapsed during the country's 2013 financial crisis.. . .
04/07 Royal Dutch Shell is
not ruling out moving its headquarters from the Netherlands to
Britain, the oil company's chief executive Ben van Beurden said
in a Dutch newspaper interview published on Saturday.. . .
04/07 Immigration records showing
Wirecard's former chief operating officer Jan Marsalek arrived
in the Philippines on June 23 and departed for China the next
day were falsified, Philippines Justice Secretary Menardo
Guevarra said on Saturday.. . .
03/07 Portugal's tourism sector reacted
with fury and disbelief at Britain's decision to maintain a
quarantine regime for travellers coming from Portugal despite
having a higher number of coronavirus cases and deaths.. . .
03/07 Cyprus's securities regulator on Friday
imposed a 650,000 euro ($730,795.00) fine on Germany's
Commerzbank for transactions ordered by a now defunct
local bank whose demise featured in a financial crisis which
roiled the country. . .
03/07 Commerzbank's chairman and
chief executive stepped down on Friday, bowing to demands from
top shareholder Cerberus that the German lender change its
strategy to stop a downward spiral in its financial performance.. . .
03/07 Air France confirmed
plans to cut some 7,500 jobs including 1,000 at sister airline
HOP! on Friday, as staff protested over its response to the
collapse in travel due to the coronavirus pandemic.. . .
03/07 Ukrainian Central Bank Governor
Yakiv Smoliy said on Friday he had quit to register a protest
against sustained pressure from the government and politicians
to take policy decisions that were not based on economics.. . .
03/07 Canada is suspending its
extradition treaty with Hong Kong in the wake of new Chinese
national security legislation and could take steps to boost
immigration, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday.. . .
03/07 Fastweb, the Italian phone unit of
Swisscom, is set to invest in the last-mile network
Telecom Italia is looking to develop with U.S.
infrastructure fund KKR, two sources familiar with the matter
said on Friday.. . .
03/07 Portugal's foreign ministry said
in a tweet on Friday it was "absurd" that Britain imposed
quarantine on travellers coming from Portugal despite having 28
times more deaths from the coronavirus.. . .
03/07 Copper slipped on Friday as
speculators bet a rally had extended too far with demand in top
consumer China likely to struggle and after new coronavirus
cases in the United States hit record levels.. . .
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