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Shares, US dollar climb as North Korea fears abate

Shares, US dollar climb as North Korea fears abate

But "the yen may be expected to lose its safe-haven status if US-North Korean tensions continue to escalate", leaving the Swiss Franc , and possibly the US dollar, as the remaining beneficiaries of r...

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Chinese Firm Makes Buyout Offer For Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV

Chinese Firm Makes Buyout Offer For Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV

Consumer stocks were mostly higher in recent trading, with shares of consumer staples companies in the S&P 500 adding almost 0.5% in value today while shares of consumer discretionary firms in the S&P...

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Japan's economy grows at fastest pace in 2 years

Japan's economy grows at fastest pace in 2 years

Activity is expected to continue to improve in coming quarters, offering the Bank of Japan (BOJ) hope that a tight labour market is finally starting to boost wages and consumer spending, which in turn...

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BBC 'Panorama' Reveals Number Of Drunk Passengers Arrested On Planes Has Soared

BBC 'Panorama' Reveals Number Of Drunk Passengers Arrested On Planes Has Soared

The code's advice included asking retailers to warn passengers not to consume duty-free purchases on the plane, while staff are also asked not to sell alcohol to passengers who appear drunk. She said ...

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Fleas test positive for the plague in parts of Arizona

Fleas test positive for the plague in parts of Arizona

It came a week after Coconino County officials found prairie dogs in the area to be carrying fleas with the plague. Two Arizona counties in as many weeks have confirmed the presence of the bubonic...

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Swiss Franc Consolidates After Rallying Hard on North Korea Tensions

Swiss Franc Consolidates After Rallying Hard on North Korea Tensions

Markets had seen a tentative recovery in risk appetite in USA and early Asian trading, but as the war of words resumed Asian stocks dropped back and London .FTSE , Frankfurt .GDAXI and Paris .FCHI all...

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Markets slide, dollar slumps as North Korea fears spike

Markets slide, dollar slumps as North Korea fears spike

The yen tends to benefit during times of geopolitical or financial stress as Japan is the world's biggest creditor nation and there is an assumption that Japanese investors there will repatriate fu...

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AA PLC 57.9% Potential Upside Indicated by Liberum Capital

AA PLC 57.9% Potential Upside Indicated by Liberum Capital

Therefore 70% are positive. Pagegroup Plc has GBX 600 highest and GBX 265 lowest target. "United Kingdom and USA banks are expressing a reducing desire to issue unsecured credit and auto finance", Mo...

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Seoul shares open lower amid tensions over North Korea

Seoul shares open lower amid tensions over North Korea

Tensions spiked yet further when North Korean state media later said Pyongyang was considering strikes near USA military installations in Guam. But while most traders appeared to favor safe-haven ...

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Civil rights leaders demand Trump disavow white supremacists

Civil rights leaders demand Trump disavow white supremacists

On Twitter , Duke told Trump: "I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists". "President Trump's plan is w...

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Sensex rises 100 points in early trade, Nifty above 9750

Sensex rises 100 points in early trade, Nifty above 9750

Mumbai: Benchmark Nifty rose 83 points to end at 9,794.15 on Monday on fresh buying from investors on the back of recovery in the global market. At 9.30 AM: Soon after opening in green, BSE Sense...

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Trump suffers first resignation over Charlottesville race riots

Trump suffers first resignation over Charlottesville race riots

Frazier said in a tweet announcing he was stepping down from the panel. Many on Twitter noted that Trump responded more quickly and specifically to Frazier's resignation than he did to the violence ...

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India's wholesale price inflation in July rises to 1.88%

India's wholesale price inflation in July rises to 1.88%

The base year of the current WPI , which was revised in June from 2004-05 to 2011-12, does not include indirect taxes, thus, decreasing volatility in inflation at wholesale level. "WPI inflation is l...

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Asia stocks, US$ extend slide as US-North Korea tensions intensify

Asia stocks, US$ extend slide as US-North Korea tensions intensify

Russia's foreign minister says the risk of a military conflict between the US and North Korea is "very high", while Germany's chancellor says she doesn't see a military solution to the rising tensio...

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GoDaddy bans neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer for defaming Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer

GoDaddy bans neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer for defaming Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer

After getting inundated with tweets from activists, including Amy Siskind , who sent screenshots of the degrading post to the company, GoDaddy said it would no longer host The Daily Stormer becau...

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Bitcoin Price Climbs above US$4000, Hits All-Time High

Bitcoin Price Climbs above US$4000, Hits All-Time High

The digital currency bitcoin vaulted to a new record high above $4000 on Saturday, boosted by strong Japanese demand on its way to multiplying its value fourfold this year. I wouldn't be surprised...

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Wall St stops stocks' bleeding, for now; gold, yen tick up

Wall St stops stocks' bleeding, for now; gold, yen tick up

Simmering geopolitical tensions put global stock markets under pressure yesterday as Washington and Pyongyang escalated their war of words. "The data confirms the Fed will have a wait-and-see atti...

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Commonwealth Bank announces retirement of CEO

Commonwealth Bank announces retirement of CEO

Livingstone said the exact date of his departure would depend on the search for a replacement, and succession planning had been under way since she became chair early this year. CBA's annual report wa...

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Investors seek safety as N. Korea tension escalates; stocks off, gold up

The major index futures are now pointing to a modestly higher open for the markets , with the Dow futures up by 21 points. "The North Korea situation is still unstable and investors are control...

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Yen, Swiss Franc Surpass Dollar

Yen, Swiss Franc Surpass Dollar

The rise in geopolitical tensions this week, which heightened after US President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned North Korea that it would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States , h...

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Trump and North Korea tensions weigh on stocks

Trump was responding to North Korea's claim it was completing plans to fire four intermediate-range missiles over Japan to land near the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam. It is now on track for its bi...

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North Korea Has Markets Nervous But Not Panicked

North Korea Has Markets Nervous But Not Panicked

ASIA'S DAY: Earlier, Asia bore the brunt of the mounting geopolitical uncertainty, with South Korea's Kospi index closing down 1.7 percent at 2,319.71 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng ending 2 percent lower ...

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Trump opens door to investigating China's

Trump opens door to investigating China's "theft" of United States intellectual property

The President had been expected to call for a so-called Section 301 investigation under the 1974 Trade Act earlier this month, but action was postponed as the White House tried to work with China to r...

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S. Korean shares end lower on foreign selling amid tensions over N

S. Korean shares end lower on foreign selling amid tensions over N

The Dow Jones industrials average gained 14.31 points, or 0.1 percent, to 21,858.32. CMC Markets' chief market analyst Michael Hewson says in his morning markets email on Wednesday: "US market...

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Dow loses more than 100 points amid North Korea tensions

Dow loses more than 100 points amid North Korea tensions

Toyota rose 0.63 percent to 6,275 yen while Sony fell 1.45 percent to 4,338 yen. Wall Street's widely followed measure of market anxiety, the CBOE Volatility index, was up 0.79 points at 16.77 on Fr...

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Dow slips 100 points as tensions with N.Korea escalate

Dow slips 100 points as tensions with N.Korea escalate

Only utilities sector stocks eked out a gain on a day of mostly listless trading as investors kept an eye on the latest company earnings and geopolitical news . Its rouble-based peer MICEX shed 1.2 p...

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China leaning on Singapore to keep ASEAN calm over South China Sea

China leaning on Singapore to keep ASEAN calm over South China Sea

There was mention in the ASEAN communiqué of a proposed Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea, aimed at maintaining peace in the region through self-restraint in settling disputes. The meetin...

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Futures lower as North Korea tensions linger

Futures lower as North Korea tensions linger

This prompted aggressive comments from North Korea but it was the counter-response from US President Trump on Tuesday in which he employed North-Korea-Style rhetoric which caught investor attention....

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Fired engineer James Damore: Google is 'almost like a cult' (GOOG)

Fired engineer James Damore: Google is 'almost like a cult' (GOOG)

Brown locked her account this week after being inundated with hateful tweets for her critical response to an engineer's controversial memo attacking Google's diversity efforts. Damore has emerged a...

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North Korea tensions continue to weigh on global stocks

North Korea tensions continue to weigh on global stocks

Stocks in the bank's weak balance sheet group dropped 2.3 percent as their stronger counterparts lost 0.8 percent. Japanese financial markets will be closed Friday for a national holiday. The expand...

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