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Anglo American Platinum CEO Griffith to step down, earnings soar

15h06 Chief Executive Chris Griffith said on Monday he will step down in April from the helm of Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), which on Monday reported a doubling in annual earnings, driven by higher metals prices.  Full story

Oil prices steady as output cut expectations offset coronavirus concern

17h46 Oil prices were little changed on Monday as concerns over the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak in China were offset by hopes that potential output cuts from major producers could tighten crude supply.. . .  Full story

EU eyes single record of real-time share prices in markets review

17h46 Establishing a single record of trading data from the dozens of separate national exchanges and trading venues is a priority in its current review of markets rules, the European Commission said on Monday.. . .  Full story

Alstom, Bombardier and Siemens merger attempts

17h36 French transport infrastructure company Alstom is in talks over a potential $7 billion acquisition of Canada's Bombardier’s train business, marking the latest attempt by Western rail companies to bulk up in the face of Chinese. . .  Full story

Italian government cool on latest Atlantia concession offer - sources

17h35 The Italian government is holding off on responding to an offer by Atlantia to cut its holding in motorway unit Autostrade per l'Italia below 50% to resolve a dispute over its operating licence and. . .  Full story

Gold down in thin holiday trade as China seeks to limit virus impact

17h33 Gold prices eased in a thin volume trade on Monday as risk appetite improved after China took further efforts to limit the economic impact from the coronavirus outbreak.. . .  Full story

Spanish court upholds block on Mediaset merger plan

17h30 A regional court in Spain has upheld the suspension of broadcaster Mediaset's plan to merge its Italian and Spanish units under a Dutch holding company after rejecting Mediaset's appeal, three sources told Reuters on Monday.. . .  Full story

Geneva inventions exhibit postponed due to coronavirus

17h27 An annual International Exhibition of Inventions held in Geneva has been postponed by six months due to the coronavirus epidemic, its organisers said on Monday, saying that half of its exhibitors come from Asia.. . .  Full story

Kone out as Thyssenkrupp shortlists private equity for elevator division

17h26 German conglomerate Thyssenkrupp said on Monday it has shortlisted two private equity consortia in the sale of its 16 billion euro ($17.3 billion) elevator division, dealing a blow to Finland's Kone, which withdrew from the. . .  Full story

Brazilian truckers protest high diesel prices in Latin America's largest port

17h25 Brazilian truck drivers were protesting since early hours of Monday at Latin America's largest port in Santos, demanding a reduction of ICMS tax on gasoline and diesel, the port's management said, adding that no roadblocks. . .  Full story

Euro struggles near 3-year low as traders fret about economic slowdown

17h24 The euro struggled near 3-year lows on Monday as investors worried about weakening growth in the region, while Chinese efforts to limit the damage from a coronavirus outbreak appeared to calm markets, with the. . .  Full story

Australia Raised Gold Holdings in January -IMF

17h23 INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF):. . .  Full story

Hellenic to set up solar plant in northern Greece

17h22 Greece's biggest oil refiner, Hellenic Petroleum, said on Monday it will finance and operate a 204 megawatt solar energy plant in northern Greece to tap into the country's shift from coal to renewables.. . .  Full story

DP World returns to full state ownership, takes on $8.1 bln debt

17h15 Dubai is to take full control of port operator DP World in a deal with a $13.9 billion valuation that will help the company at the centre of the emirate's 2009 debt crisis to. . .  Full story

Latam stocks gain on China stimulus efforts; Brazil's real takes a hit

17h14 Stocks in Latin America edged higher on Monday as investor anxiety around the impact of a coronavirus outbreak was soothed by China's stimulus measures, but Brazil's real looked shaky after a gloomy outlook on. . .  Full story

German battery maker Varta profits from wireless headset demand

17h10 German battery maker Varta said on Monday it had significantly exceeded its guidance for 2019, posting a 34% increase in revenue, driven by lithium-ion batteries for consumer products such as premium wireless headsets.. . .  Full story

Albania trade gap narrows 7.1% year/year in January

17h10 Albania recorded a trade deficit of 19 billion leke ($169 million) in January, 7.1% narrower than in the same month last year and 44.1% narrower than the shortfall in December, the Institute of Statistics. . .  Full story

Chinese support measures buoy world stocks

17h06 Global shares were buoyant on Monday as the promise of further policy stimulus from China to counteract the economic hit from a coronavirus outbreak calmed nervous investors.. . .  Full story

Investors urge Japan to strengthen climate targets ahead of U.N. summit

17h02 Investors managing $37 trillion in assets urged Japan to slash the country's carbon emissions, saying on Monday that a strong signal from Tokyo could help galvanise international climate action ahead of a U.N. summit. . .  Full story

Euro zone cautiously eyes fiscal boost as virus uncertainty looms

16h55 Euro zone finance ministers will discuss on Monday a document that calls for a more growth-friendly fiscal policy, a move that could lead to Germany's spending more as fears of a downturn grow amid uncertainty. . .  Full story

Americans return to U.S. after two weeks on coronavirus-affected cruise

16h53 More than 300 U.S. citizens including 14 infected with the coronavirus were in the United States and under quarantine on Monday after spending two weeks stuck on a cruise ship off Japan that had. . .  Full story

Euro zone banks' shortfalls in loss-absorbing buffers up to $216 bln- regulator

16h50 Euro zone banks had combined shortfalls in their loss-absorbing buffers of up to 200 billion euros ($216 billion) at the end of 2018, according to estimates on Monday from the bloc's watchdog that deal. . .  Full story

Barclays the latest bank to lower Brazil GDP forecasts

16h45 Economists at Barclays have cut their Brazilian growth forecasts, the latest in an expanding clutch of observers to say the spillover from disappointing data late last year means growth this year will now be. . .  Full story

Thyssenkrupp shortlists two buyout consortia in elevator deal

16h35 Thyssenkrupp on Monday said it has shortlisted two private equity consortia in the auction of its prized elevator division, dealing a blow to Finland's Kone, which withdrew from the closely watched deal.. . .  Full story

Rains in Ivory Coast cocoa regions bring patchy relief from dry spell

16h26 Ample rainfall last week in some of Ivory Coast's cocoa-growing regions brought welcome relief following a dry spell that had threatened to deplete the upcoming mid-crop harvest, farmers said on Monday.. . .  Full story

Indonesian authorities call for calm after radiation found at housing complex near Jakarta

16h17 Indonesia's nuclear authorities said on Monday they would investigate the radioactive contamination of a patch of land in a housing complex outside Jakarta, and called for calm.. . .  Full story

Two BRF poultry plants in Brazil banned from exporting to Saudi Arabia

16h09 Brazilian food processor BRF SA said on Monday that two of its plants have been temporarily suspended from exporting poultry to Saudi Arabia due to alleged irregularities in feed production revealed by a probe conducted. . .  Full story

Coronavirus impact on euro zone economy to be temporary - Centeno

15h55 The head of the Eurogroup Mario Centeno said on Monday he expected the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the euro zone economy to be temporary.. . .  Full story

-UK picks Charles Donald to run agency managing RBS stake

15h50 UK Government Investments, which manages taxpayers' stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, has appointed Charles Donald as Chief Executive.. . .  Full story

NMC's BR Shetty: From pharma salesman to healthcare baron

15h41 BR Shetty on Monday stepped down as the joint non-executive chairman of NMC Health, a company he founded in 1975 and built up into the largest private healthcare company in the United Arab Emirates.. . .  Full story

Coronavirus could hamper $2.24 bln in Indian solar projects - Crisil

15h28 Indian solar power projects worth $2.24 billion are at risk of higher costs, including fines, due to the coronavirus outbreak in China -- a major supplier of modules, the local arm of ratings agency. . .  Full story

Saudi Arabia crude exports unchanged at 7.37 mln bpd in December 2019

15h23 Saudi Arabia's crude oil exports in December 2019 were unchanged at 7.37 million barrels per day (bpd) month-on-month, official data showed on Monday.. . .  Full story

China stimulus helps copper to three-week high

15h16 Copper prices climbed to three-week peaks on Monday after top consumer China cut interest rates to offset the economic damage from the coronavirus, though worries over demand for industrial metals capped gains.. . .  Full story

Sterling stays above $1.30 amid expectations government will spend more

15h11 Sterling remained above $1.30 on Monday as investors priced in looser financial conditions under Britain's new finance minister.. . .  Full story

IMF technical team to start Lebanon talks on Thursday-source

15h02 A team of IMF experts will begin consultations with the Lebanese government in Beirut on Thursday, a source familiar with the matter said, as the heavily indebted state seeks the Fund's help in addressing. . .  Full story

Australia says 2019/20 wheat harvest drops to lowest in 12 years

15h01 Australia said on Tuesday its 2019/2020 wheat harvest was the lowest in 12 years, missing its forecast, as a severe drought across the east coast wilted crops.. . .  Full story

Oil prices bounce on hope for short coronavirus downturn: Kemp

14h59 Hedge funds continued selling petroleum last week as fears about a coronavirus-driven recession centred on China gripped the market, but the rate of sales slowed compared with the previous fortnight.. . .  Full story

Bulgaria reports bird flu outbreak at duck farm

14h55 Bulgaria's food safety agency authorities reported on Monday an outbreak of the H5N8 bird flu virus on a duck farm in the town of Rakovski in southern Bulgaria.. . .  Full story

Miners at Poland's biggest coal group protest over pay, energy plans

14h55 Miners at Poland's biggest coal producer, state-run PGG, staged a two-hour strike early on Monday, warning they will not renounce demands for a 12% pay rise and a clear national energy plan guaranteeing a future. . .  Full story

Sri Lanka shares close lower as consumer, financial stocks weigh

14h55 Sri Lankan shares closed lower for the seventh straight session on Monday, as losses in financials and consumer stocks weighed on the benchmark index. . .  Full story

Biotech group Novacyt launches test for coronavirus product

14h49 Biotechnology company Novacyt said on Monday that it had launched a 'CE-Mark' molecular test to help detect the coronavirus afflicting China, marking a step forward in Novacyt's plans to commercialise a product for the virus.. . .  Full story

WTO gives sombre goods trade outlook, sees virus threat

14h45 Growth of global trade in goods is likely to remain weak in early 2020, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Monday, adding that the below-trend performance could become even worse due to the. . .  Full story

Coronavirus could hurt Dubai's tourism, raises Oman risks: S&P

14h43 Dubai's hospitality industry faces the biggest risk in the Gulf region from travel restrictions triggered by the coronavirus outbreak, analysts at ratings agency S&P Global said on Monday.. . .  Full story

UBI aims to nearly double net profit by 2022 by cutting costs, loan losses

14h42 Italy's fifth-biggest bank UBI Banca aims to nearly double its net profit in the next three years despite near flat revenues by cutting costs and reducing losses from problem loans, it said.. . .  Full story

EU widens investigation of Spanish aid given to Ryanair and other airlines

14h32 EU competition regulators on Monday widened their investigation into additional incentives granted by Spanish authorities to Ryanair and other airlines operating at two airports in Catalonia, concerned that they may have an unfair advantage.. . .  Full story

Romania may sell 5% stake in Hidroelectrica to EBRD

14h25 Romania is considering an offer from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to buy a 5% stake in state-owned power firm Hidroelectrica ahead of an initial public offering this year, the interim economy. . .  Full story

Sterling maintains gains amid expectations government will spend more

14h11 Sterling was slightly weaker on Monday, though it maintained some gains above $1.30, after having its best week in two months as investors priced in looser financial conditions under Britain's new finance minister.. . .  Full story

Rio Tinto cuts Pilbara shipment outlook after cyclone Damien

14h07 Miner Rio Tinto on Monday lowered its forecast for the volume of iron ore it expects to ship from the Pilbara region in Australia after tropical cyclone Damien hit the country's west coast.. . .  Full story

Ivory Coast to issue domestic bonds worth $184 million

13h44 Ivory Coast is issuing 110 billion CFA francs ($184 million) in bonds on the West African bourse to finance infrastructure projects, two lead managers of the ongoing auction told Reuters on. . .  Full story

HSBC extends Hong Kong travel ban to March 16 - memo

13h38 HSBC has extended restrictions on staff travelling to Hong Kong until March 16 amid the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, according to a memo seen by Reuters on Monday.. . .  Full story

UK regulator fines Provident's Moneybarn for treating customers unfairly

13h26 Britain's financial watchdog on Monday imposed a fine of 2.8 million pounds ($3.65 million) on Provident's vehicle-financing arm Moneybarn, which has paid more than 30 million pounds in redress to borrowers who were treated unfairly.. . .  Full story

Forint firms to 4-week high on hawkish central bank, ratings outlook

13h21 The forint firmed to a new four-week high on Monday following a hawkish verbal intervention by the National Bank of Hungary (NBH) last week and a change in the outlook on the country's debt. . .  Full story

Oil traders rent S.Korean storage after virus hits China demand

13h10 Top oil traders have rented millions of barrels of crude storage in South Korea this month to hold excess supplies, betting on a demand spike after China recovers from the effects of the coronavirus. . .  Full story

Euro zone bond yields steady as caution prevails

13h08 Government bond yields in the euro area were mostly steady on Monday, reflecting a strong degree of caution as markets assess the damage inflicted on the world economy by the coronavirus outbreak.. . .  Full story

Clock's ticking for Nissan boss Uchida to show he has a plan - sources

13h00 Nissan's new CEO Makoto Uchida doesn't have time to work his way into the job. He is effectively on probation and has a matter of months to show he can revive the ailing automaker,. . .  Full story

SE Asia Stocks-Philippines rises; most others subdued amid China stimulus

12h46 Philippine shares ended higher on Monday, helped by last-minute buying in large caps after a sharp decline last week, while most other Southeast Asian markets were subdued as China's stimulus measures countered weak economic. . .  Full story

Lonza poised to mandate banks for specialty chemicals spinoff - sources

12h40 Swiss drug contract manufacturer Lonza is preparing to mandate banks for a stock market listing of its chemicals unit as it focuses on the faster-growing pharmaceutical and biotech companies business, two people close to the. . .  Full story

Asia Distillates-Gasoil cracks weaken, premiums drop on weak demand

12h34 Asian refining margins for 10 ppm gasoil fell on Monday, while cash premiums for the industrial fuel slipped amid muted buying interest in the physical market. Refining profit margins,. . .  Full story

Car parts group Faurecia hopes to re-open 7 sites in China this Friday

12h29 French car parts company Faurecia hopes to re-open seven sites in China this Friday, Chief Executive Patrick Koller told reporters.. . .  Full story

Petra's diamonds lose lustre as coronavirus hits demand

12h20 Africa-focussed miner Petra Diamonds said the coronovirus outbreak had hit Chinese demand for diamonds, forcing it to push back targets for cashflow and debt reduction, sending its shares more than 20% lower.. . .  Full story

UK public sector jobs set to rise as austerity eases - CIPD

11h58 Jobs in Britain's public sector look set to rise at the same pace as private sector jobs for the first time since 2008, reflecting an easing of government cuts in many departments, a group. . .  Full story

Macau casinos to resume operations from Feb 20 after suspension over virus fear

11h48 Macau, the world's biggest gambling hub, will allow casinos to resume operations from Feb. 20, after authorities imposed a two-week suspension to curb spreading of the coronavirus, public broadcaster TDM reported on Monday, citing authorities.. . .  Full story

Chinese province launches insurance for businesses hit by coronavirus

11h47 China's southern province of Hainan has launched the first specially-designed insurance product to cover losses incurred by businesses as a result of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, the banking and insurance regulator said.. . .  Full story

Tullow Oil shares slip as empty offshore Peru well adds to woes

11h37 Tullow Oil said it will plug and abandon its Marina-1 well in offshore Peru after drilling reached maximum depth without finding oil, in another sign of trouble for the British oil and gas explorer. . .  Full story

Take Five: In sickness and in health

11h37 1/CHINA ON SICK LEAVE A leap in coronavirus cases in Hubei gave markets pause, for all of 24 hours. Then attention shifted back to the global case-count and the rally resumed. But while investors. . .  Full story

UAE issues operating licence for Arab world's first nuclear plant

11h35 The United Arab Emirates has issued an operating licence for the Arab world's first nuclear power plant, a senior official at the nuclear regulator said on Monday, paving the way for it to start. . .  Full story

Cathay Pacific flags "significant" drop in H1 profit, capacity cuts due to coronavirus

11h33 Cathay Pacific Airways is expecting a significant drop in its first-half results and has also cut capacity due to the coronavirus outbreak, it said on Monday.. . .  Full story

European shares hit record high; carmakers cheer China stimulus

11h26 European shares hit a record high on Monday, with automobile stocks leading gains amid fresh attempts by China to limit the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.. . .  Full story

Thai economic growth slips to 5-year low, rate cuts likely

11h25 Thailand's economy grew at its weakest pace in five years in 2019 as exports and public investments slowed, adding pressure on the central bank to cut rates to shield Southeast Asia's second-largest economy from. . .  Full story

Coronavirus forces delay of trade fairs and conferences

11h07 Over two dozen large trade fairs and industry conferences in China and overseas have been postponed due to travel curbs and concerns about the spread of the 2019 coronavirus, potentially disrupting billions of dollars'. . .  Full story

Additional 99 virus infections confirmed on cruise ship in Japan -reports

10h58 An additional 99 people on a quarantined cruise ship off Yokohama have been confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus, Japanese media reported on Monday.. . .  Full story

EM stocks rise as China's stimulus measures calm nerves

10h57 Emerging market equities kicked off the week on firm footing on Monday as China's move to cut its medium-term lending rate soothed investors' anxiety around the economic blow from a coronavirus outbreak.. . .  Full story

NMC Health's expansion and ailments

10h54 NMC Health said on Monday its founder BR Shetty had resigned as joint non-executive chairman, months after the UAE healthcare group was thrown into turmoil by doubts over its finances.. . .  Full story

Hong Kong stocks hit near 4-week high as China steps up support

10h51 Hong Kong stocks rose to the highest level in almost four weeks on Monday as Beijing stepped up policy stimulus to cushion the economic impact from the coronavirus outbreak.. . .  Full story

Jupiter snaps up Merian as UK fund managers consolidate

10h50 British money manager Jupiter Fund Management has agreed to buy rival Merian Global Investors for an initial 370 million pounds ($483 million) in shares, in a deal that will make it Britain's second-largest retail funds. . .  Full story

FTSE climbs after recording weekly loss

10h50 London's FTSE 100 recovered from two sessions of losses on Monday, as China's moves to counter the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic soothed some of the nerves which have dominated the past fortnight's. . .  Full story

China approves imports of live poultry from U.S.

10h49 China has approved the import of all poultry products from the United States, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on its website on Monday, including breeding birds in addition to poultry meat. . .  Full story

Japan on brink of recession as economy contracts, virus heightens risk

10h42 Japan's economy shrank at the fastest pace in almost six years in the December quarter as a sales tax hike hit consumer and business spending, raising the risk of a recession as China's coronavirus. . .  Full story

William Hill names DS Smith's Adrian Marsh as CFO

10h14 British bookmaker William Hill on Monday named cardboard maker DS Smith's Chief Financial Officer Adrian Marsh as its finance head.. . .  Full story

Laura Ashley says major shareholder, lender in funding talks

10h10 Clothing and furnishing retailer Laura Ashley said on Monday its main banking lender and majority shareholder were in talks regarding the company's immediate funding needs, as it reported a drop in half-year revenue.. . .  Full story

U.S. firms in China report staff shortages, say coronavirus hitting global operations-AmCham

10h08 Nearly half of the U.S. companies in China say their global operations are already seeing an impact from business shutdowns due to the coronavirus epidemic, according to a poll by Shanghai's American Chamber of Commerce. . .  Full story

China stocks recoup virus losses as Beijing steps up stimulus

10h01 China stocks ended higher on Monday, reversing all of their early plunge triggered by the coronavirus outbreak, as policymakers ramped up support for the economy and companies that have been hit by a slump. . .  Full story

Britain's Royal Mint launches gold-backed securities tradable on London Stock Exchange

10h00 Britain's 1,100-year-old Royal Mint said on Monday it will launch an exchange-traded product this week backed by physical gold held in its vault in Wales, which will trade on the London Stock Exchange.. . .  Full story

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb. 17

09h56 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 16 points higher on Monday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures up 0.4% ahead of cash markets open.. . .  Full story

GM shuts Australia, NZ operations; sells Thai plant to Great Wall

09h53 General Motors Co said it would wind down its Australian and New Zealand operations and sell a Thai plant in the latest restructuring of its global business, costing the U.S. auto maker $1.1 billion.. . .  Full story

Education First in exclusive talks to sell China business to Permira -sources

09h52 Switzerland-based language tutor Education First (EF) has entered exclusive talks with global private equity firm Permira to sell its China operations, in a deal valuing the business at $1.6 billion, said two people with direct. . .  Full story

S.African rand firmer as China rate cut soothes virus anxiety

09h41 South Africa's rand firmed on Monday, as China stepped in to shield the world's second-largest economy from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, lifting global risk appetite.. . .  Full story

Japan shares drop to 1-1/2-week low on GDP contraction, coronavirus worries

09h39 Japanese stocks slid to a 1-1/2-week low on Monday, hurt by a worse-than-expected economic contraction in the December quarter, while worries about the business impact of the coronavirus epidemic continued to weigh on the market.. . .  Full story

Thai bank loans may grow more than 2% this year -c.bank

09h36 Commercial bank loans in Thailand may grow more than 2% this year while bad loans are likely to increase as the economy slows, a senior director at the Bank of Thailand (BOT) said on. . .  Full story

S.Korean shares end flat as China's stimulus offsets economic damage worries

09h34 Round-up of South Korean financial markets: ** South Korean shares closed flat on Monday as China's move to cut a key interest rate offset worries about the economic damage from the rapidly-spreading coronavirus outbreak. The. . .  Full story

JGBs trade slightly higher as shrinking economy escalates recession risks

09h10 Japanese government bond (JGB) prices edged up on Monday after data showed the economy contracted much more than expected in the fourth quarter, stoking fears it may slip into a recession.. . .  Full story

Most Asian units eke out small gains as China moves to support economy

09h04 Most Asian currencies eked out small gains against the dollar on Monday as China's central bank cut a key interest rate to support an economy jolted by the coronavirus outbreak, helping counter a string. . .  Full story

Australian shares close lower as banks weigh

08h38 Australian shares ended lower on Monday as losses in the country's leading four banks eclipsed strong corporate earnings, while investors weighed the near-term hit on global growth from the coronavirus outbreak.. . .  Full story

BOJ's Kuroda flags more easing if virus impact worsens -Sankei

08h28 Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said the central bank would consider additional rapid easing if the coronavirus outbreak significantly threatened Japan's economy and price trends, the Sankei newspaper reported on Monday.. . .  Full story

Shares of Vodafone's India venture rise on hopes of dues clearance

08h25 Shares of loss-making Vodafone Idea rose as much as 12%, after media said the distressed Indian telecom operator would pay some of its staggering government dues of $3.9 billion on Monday, to avoid violating court. . .  Full story

Ukraine sunflower oil exports jump 61% so far in 2019/20 - APK-Inform

08h20 Ukraine, the world's top exporter of sunflower oil, increased its seaborne exports of the commodity by around 61% so far in the 2019/20 season, preliminary data from the APK-Inform consultancy showed on Monday.. . .  Full story

Ukraine weekly seaport grain exports jump 55% to 1.17 mln T - APK-Inform

08h13 Ukrainian grain exports from sea ports rose to 1.17 million tonnes in the week of Feb. 8-14 from 755,000 tonnes a week earlier, preliminary data from APK-Inform consultancy showed on Monday.. . .  Full story

Climate change could make premiums unaffordable - QBE Insurance

07h14 Australia's QBE Insurance Group said on Monday climate change could make some premiums unaffordable, especially for customers exposed to extreme weather events, and was a "material risk" for its operations across the globe.. . .  Full story

Choices curtailed: Iran's parliamentary election

07h01 Iranians vote on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to reinforce Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's authority, as the country faces mounting U.S. pressure over its nuclear programme and growing discontent at home.. . .  Full story

UK digital bank Monzo plans to hire 500 and relaunch paid accounts

07h00 Fast-growing British digital bank Monzo plans to hire up to 500 people and forecasts it will get 5.5 million users this year, as it prepares to have another crack at charging some customers to. . .  Full story

Sustainability disclosures by European companies generally poor - study

07h00 European corporate disclosures on climate change and other sustainability issues are generally poor, a study on Monday showed, as regional policymakers mull toughening up the rules.. . .  Full story

Yuan firms as authorities steps to reduce epidemic's economic impact

06h59 The yuan firmed slightly on Monday as China's policymakers signalled more support for the economy and businesses to offset some of the impact from the coronavirus outbreak. The central bank. . .  Full story