17/06 Switzerland's Metalor, one of the world's biggest gold refineries, said on Monday it would work only with gold from large industrial mines in order to reduce the risk of illegality in its supply chain.
00h35 Acting U.S. Defense
Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of
about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were
"defensive purposes," citing concerns about a threat from Iran.. . .
00h09 The United States is
preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in
response to mounting concerns over Iran, which Washington blames
for attacks on oil tankers last week, two U.S. officials told
Reuters. . .
17/06 Italy believes it can satisfy the
European Commission's demands over its public accounts for this
year, but the real sticking point in negotiations is now about
2020, government sources say.. . .
17/06 Gold prices slipped further on Monday
after sliding from a more-than-14-month high the previous
session on upbeat U.S. economic data that dampened expectations
the Federal Reserve could ease interest rates.. . .
17/06 Copper prices recovered on
Monday, boosted by a mine strike and weak Chinese output, but
other industrial metals were pressured by nervousness about the
damage to growth and demand from the U.S.-China trade dispute.. . .
17/06 Beneficial rainfall in much of
the European Union has led the bloc's crop monitoring service to
raise monthly yield forecasts for this year's wheat and maize
harvests, but parched conditions in Spain contributed to. . .
17/06 European stock markets closed marginally
lower on Monday with a profit warning from Germany's Lufthansa
hitting airline stocks, while markets globally awaited clues
from the U.S. Federal Reserve on its policy direction.. . .
17/06 London's main index inched up on Monday
as rises in banking shares outweighed the impact of a profit
alert from Germany's Lufthansa on airlines, while UK contractor
Kier Group skidded to an all-time low.. . .
17/06 Euro zone bond yields held near
multi-year lows on Monday, as markets waited for monetary policy
updates from both the U.S. Federal Reserve and European Central
Bank this week after inflation expectations in the. . .
17/06 Spain on Monday joined a
Franco-German project to build a next-generation fighter jet, an
initiative touted as key to ensuring Europe can defend itself
without depending on allies in an increasingly uncertain world.. . .
17/06 Germany has joined a
growing number of EU nations to back going carbon neutral by
mid-century, EU documents show, building momentum for the bloc's
leaders to agree the ambitious climate goal at a summit. . .
17/06 Investors with a combined $12.5
trillion in assets, including the Swedish National Pension Funds
and the Church of England, could review their stakes in resource
companies that use storage dams if they do not. . .
17/06 Britain hopes that U.S.
President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping can make
progress on easing trade tensions when they meet later this
month at a summit of world leaders in Japan, British. . .
17/06 Huatai Securities
, one of China's largest brokerages, became the first
company to list in London under a much-anticipated link with the
Shanghai exchange, with its shares rising 7% on Monday.. . .
17/06 Bosnia's autonomous Serb
Republic raised 37.5 million Bosnian marka ($21.6 million),
above 35 million marka target, through an auction of five-year
domestic bonds aimed at helping it plug budget gap and finance
maturing debt, the. . .
17/06 A European Union diplomat said
on Monday that Swiss stock exchanges are set to lose their
access to EU investors from July because Brussels and
Switzerland have so far failed to reach a compromise. . .
17/06 Kier Group will sell its
housebuilding and property businesses, cut about 1,200 jobs and
suspend its dividend for at least two years in a radical
overhaul designed to lower debt and stabilise the business.. . .
17/06 Germany's Lufthansa
sent shockwaves through the European airline sector on Monday as
it cut its full-year profit forecast, with lower prices and
higher fuel costs compounding the effect of losses at its budget
subsidiary Eurowings.. . .
17/06 British households' pessimism
about their finances eased this month, as for the first time
this year they took a positive view of the outlook for the next
12 months and enjoyed higher earnings, a. . .
17/06 British engineering services group
Babcock International Group Plc on Monday confirmed that
it had rejected an offer by rival Serco Group in January
to combine the two companies in a deal that would have. . .
17/06 A wholly-owned unit of
Abu Dhabi state fund Mubadala, on Monday, sealed a
$6.5 billion deal with Rolls-Royce for Trent 700 engine
maintenance, tripling the number of those engines it services
annually.. . .
17/06 A long-running criminal probe
into diamond sales by Italian banks has uncovered what
prosecutors say is further evidence of corruption by officials
at UniCredit, Italy’s largest lender, and smaller
rival Banco BPM.. . .
17/06 UBS has lost a lead role on a
U.S. dollar bond deal for state-backed China Railway
Construction Corp, just days after a Chinese outcry
over a senior UBS economist's use of "pig" in connection. . .
17/06 Australian shares ended lower on Monday
as investors took profits on heavyweight mining stocks after a
strong rally last week, but sentiment was largely subdued ahead
of a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting later in. . .
17/06 Some Hong Kong tycoons have
started moving personal wealth offshore as concern deepens over
a local government plan to allow extraditions of suspects to
face trial in China for the first time, according to. . .
17/06 Australia's AGL Energy Ltd
withdrew a proposal to buy Vocus Group on Monday, just
days after it offered A$3.02 billion ($2.08 billion) for the
telecoms firm, knocking Vocus shares down by a third.. . .
17/06 Companies listed in Britain will
be able to sell shares in China on Monday with the launch of a
long-awaited London-Shanghai Stock Connect project that finance
minister Philip Hammond called a chance to deepen. . .
16/06 Safety concerns, trade wars and
growing security tensions in the Gulf are dampening spirits at
the world's largest planemakers as they arrive at this week's
Paris Airshow with little to celebrate despite bulging order
books.. . .
16/06 Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam
apologised to its people on Sunday as an estimated 1
million-plus black-clad protesters insisted that she resign over
her handling of a bill that would allow citizens to be. . .
16/06 France plans to scrap 1 billion
euros ($1.1 billion) of tax breaks for companies to help fund a
pledged 5-billion-euro reduction in personal income taxes,
Budget Minister Gerald Darmanin said on Sunday.. . .
16/06 Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam
apologised to the public on Sunday with "utmost sincerity and
humility" after the second massive protest in a week over a
proposed extradition bill that would allow people. . .
16/06 Iran will announce further moves
on Monday to scale back compliance with an international nuclear
pact that the United States abandoned last year, the
semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.. . .
16/06 The Swiss government has drawn up
measures that it says will help protect the domestic stock
market should the European Union seek to block EU-based
investors from trading on Swiss exchanges in a row. . .
16/06 Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) said on
Sunday the completion of a merger between Alawwal bank
and Saudi British Bank would lead to RBS shedding 4.7
billion pounds ($5.9 billion) of risk weighted assets. . .
16/06 France will declare a state of
natural disaster after heavy rain and flash hail storms ravaged
crops in southeastern France on Saturday, Agriculture Minister
Didier Guillaume said on Saturday.. . .
16/06 Foreign minister Jeremy Hunt
said on Sunday Britain is "almost certain" Iran was behind
attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, adding that London
did not believe anyone else could have done. . .
16/06 Boeing Co engineers are
reducing the scope and duration of certain costly physical tests
used to certify the planemaker's new aircraft, according to
industry sources and regulatory officials.. . .
16/06 The U.S. Navy expects additional
U.S. and international orders for the Boeing P-8A
Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft in coming months, which should
extend production by two years to late 2025, a senior U.S. Navy
official. . .
16/06 Saudi Arabia called for swift
action to secure Gulf energy supplies and joined the United
States in blaming Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital
shipping route that have raised fears. . .
15/06 Longer-term inflation
expectations in the euro zone need to come unstuck for the
European Central Bank to provide more stimulus, ECB Vice
President Luis de Guindos was quoted on Saturday as saying.. . .
15/06 The Irish government plans to
slow spending growth at its budget in October, Prime Minister
Leo Varadkar said on Saturday, after the Central Bank and state
budget watchdog warned of signs of overheating.. . .
15/06 Saudi Arabia said on Saturday
there must be a quick response to the threat to energy supplies,
market stability and consumer confidence, the energy ministry
tweeted, two days after attacks on two tankers in. . .
15/06 Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam
on Saturday indefinitely delayed a proposed law that would have
allowed extraditions to mainland China, in a dramatic retreat
after anger over the bill triggered the city's biggest and. . .
15/06 The United States Consulate
in Hong Kong on Saturday welcomed a decision by Hong Kong leader
Carrie Lam to suspend a proposed law that would allow people to
be extradited to mainland China for. . .
15/06 Those who insult Chinese people
should pay the price in order to deter would-be offenders from
following suit, Chinese state media said in a sharply worded
commentary, after remarks by a UBS economist about. . .
14/06 Broadcom Inc
sent a shockwave through the global chipmaking industry on
Friday with its forecast that U.S.-China trade tensions and the
ban on doing business with Huawei Technologies would knock $2
billion off the company's. . .
14/06 The United States on
Friday blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers at the
entrance to the Gulf and said it was seeking international
consensus about the threat to shipping, despite Tehran denying
involvement. . .
14/06 U.S. President Donald
Trump's administration is focused on building international
consensus following attacks on oil tankers in the Middle East
that the United States has blamed https://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-attacks/trump-blames-iran-for-tanker-attacks-fears-of-confrontation-rise-idUSKC. . .
14/06 Bluebird bio Inc on Friday set
a price for its gene therapy, Zynteglo, at 1.58 million euros
($1.78 million) over five years, after winning conditional
approval in Europe this month to treat a rare. . .
14/06 Pope Francis said on
Friday that carbon pricing is "essential" to stem global warming
- his clearest statement yet in support of penalising polluters
- and appealed to climate change deniers to listen to. . .
14/06 Raw sugar prices on ICE
rose on Friday to hit a fresh 1-1/2-month high, underpinned by
expectations of strong ethanol demand and reduced Indian
production, while cocoa and coffee prices slipped.. . .
14/06 Iranian military fast-boats
in the Gulf of Oman are preventing two privately owned tug boats
from towing away an oil tanker damaged in attacks on Thursday,
a U.S. official said on Friday, speaking. . .
14/06 United Nations
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Friday for an
independent investigation to establish the facts and who was
responsible for attacks on two oil tankers this week in the Gulf
of Oman.. . .
14/06 Belgium's labour laws can
apply to Ryanair employees based in the country, a local
court ruled on Friday, in a case that could set a precedent
elsewhere in Europe and upholds a 2018 agreement. . .
14/06 China's securities
watchdog has surveyed Chinese brokerages and fund managers for
signs of financing stress, sources said on Friday, after a state
takeover of a troubled bank in May spooked investors and
triggered a spike. . .
14/06 London's FTSE 100 weakened on Friday as
Asia-focused banks took a hit from underwhelming Chinese
industrial growth data, while Kier shed more than a third of its
value after it was reported to be. . .
14/06 Trade-sensitive technology stocks led
losses in European markets on Friday after U.S. chipmaker
Broadcom's sales warning and disappointing industrial data out
of China came as the clearest signs yet of the damage trade war
may. . .
14/06 Copper prices fell on Friday
after weak manufacturing and investment data from top consumer
China reinforced expectations of damage to growth and demand
prospects from the protracted U.S.-China trade war.. . .
14/06 U.S. President Donald Trump
and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed this week's
attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman in a phone call
on Friday, the White House said, adding. . .
14/06 Russian pipeline monopoly
Transneft expects the Druzhba pipeline to resume
full operations from July 1, TASS news agency cited the
company's vice president Sergey Andronov as saying on Friday.. . .
14/06 Shares in Britain's Kier fell
more than 35% on Friday to a record low after the Times
newspaper reported the construction and services group was
rushing to sell its housebuilding business at a discount. . .
14/06 The European Union looks
increasingly likely to impose disciplinary procedures on Italy
over the management of its huge public debt, after inconclusive
meetings on Friday between the Italian finance minister and his
EU partners.. . .
14/06 A consortium led by French
state-owned utility EDF has won a contract for a major
600 megawatt (MW) offshore wind project near Dunkirk in western
France, Environment Minister Francois de Rugy said on Friday.. . .
14/06 Jets used for corporate travel by
Russian state-owned oil major Rosneft flew at least 13 times to
Mallorca, Ibiza, Sardinia and the Maldives when CEO Igor Sechin
or people from his social circle were. . .
14/06 Cracks appeared on Friday in
the support base for a proposed Hong Kong law to allow
extraditions to China, and opponents of the bill said they would
stage more demonstrations after hundreds of thousands. . .
14/06 U.S. President Donald Trump
blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the
entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran's denials, stoking fears of
a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route.. . .
14/06 Germany's Thyssenkrupp
will promote Premal Desai to lead its steel division
and restructure the business in the face of dwindling global
demand, the elevators-to-submarines group said on Friday.. . .
14/06 European Union governments
on Friday agreed new rules that would make it easier to
restructure euro zone sovereign bonds in the event of a
financial crisis, two EU officials told Reuters.. . .
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