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UK company profit warnings jump in third quarter - EY

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of profit warnings issued by British companies jumped to 75 in the third quarter, the biggest quarterly rise in almost six years as economic pressures weighed on retailers and support service companies, business services group EY said on Sunday.


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Posted 2017/10/22 10:10:27

Exclusive - Returning Rohingya may lose land, crops under Myanmar plans

SITTWE, Myanmar (Reuters) - Rohingya Muslims who return to Myanmar after fleeing to Bangladesh are unlikely to be able to reclaim their land, and may find their crops have been harvested and sold by the government, according to officials and plans seen by Reuters.


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Posted 2017/10/22 09:24:17

Putin rival leaves jail as Kremlin race heats up

Russian opposition leader and anti-Putin campaigner Alexei Navalny declared "I'm out" after he was released from a detention centre in Moscow.
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Posted 2017/10/22 08:59:00

Stranded diver stalked for miles by deadly shark

A diver who became separated from his boat has said he is lucky to be alive after swimming miles back to shore while being stalked by a large tiger shark.
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Posted 2017/10/22 08:35:00

Typhoon causes chaos in Japan on election day

Millions have battled severe wind and rain to vote in Japan's election, as a powerful typhoon causes chaos across the country.
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Posted 2017/10/22 06:27:00

PM May readying concessions on welfare reform - Sunday Telegraph

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May is on the verge of making concessions around a key welfare reform that has angered opposition parties as well as members of her own Conservatives, the Sunday Telegraph reported.


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Posted 2017/10/21 21:55:26

Malta offers €1m reward over journalist killing

Malta's government has offered a €1m (£893,000) reward for information on who killed an investigative reporter with a car bomb.
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Posted 2017/10/21 15:57:00

UK Brexit bill not scheduled for debate in parliament next week

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's parliament will not discuss the key European Union withdrawal bill next week, the leader of the lower House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, said on Thursday, amid concerns the government is struggling to manage divisions over its contents.


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Posted 2017/10/19 11:19:17

Trying to unblock Brexit impasse, May to make offer on EU citizens

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May, seeking to unblock stalled talks on Brexit, promised on Thursday to make it as easy as possible for European Union citizens living in Britain to stay after it leaves the bloc.


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Posted 2017/10/19 10:49:30

Japan carmakers vouch for safety of some Kobe Steel parts; company future uncertain

TOKYO (Reuters) - Three Japanese automakers on Thursday said they found no safety issues with aluminium parts made by Kobe Steel Ltd , allaying some concerns that falsified quality data on products from the steelmaker had compromised their vehicles.


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Posted 2017/10/19 10:46:24

London Stock Exchange CEO Rolet to step down by end of 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Xavier Rolet, chief executive of the London Stock Exchange Group , will step down at the end of next year, just under a decade after he took charge and transformed the company with a string of deals.


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Posted 2017/10/19 10:18:43

UK third-quarter retail sales growth weakest in four years as inflation bites

LONDON (Reuters) - British retail sales slowed unexpectedly sharply in September, dragging quarterly growth to its weakest annual rate since 2013 and suggesting consumer demand remains uncertain as the Bank of England nears its first rate rise in a decade.


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Posted 2017/10/19 10:07:35

U.S. carrier patrols off Korean peninsula in warning to Pyongyang

ABOARD USS RONALD REAGAN, Sea of Japan (Reuters) - The USS Ronald Reagan, a 100,000-ton nuclear powered aircraft carrier, patrolled in waters east of the Korean peninsula on Thursday, in a show of sea and air power designed to warn off North Korea from any military action.


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Posted 2017/10/19 10:04:25

British stocks fall as profit warnings bruise IWG, Interserve

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's main share index fell 0.3 percent on Thursday as a weak third-quarter update from Unilever weighed, while mid- and small-cap trading was marred by profit warnings from IWG and Interserve which slashed their market value by a third.


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Posted 2017/10/19 09:21:37

Unilever sales disappoint as competition bites big brands

LONDON (Reuters) - Unilever reported lower-than-expected third-quarter sales, losing market share to smaller competitors and dampening hopes that an aborted takeover offer from Kraft Heinz would spark a swift improvement.


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Posted 2017/10/19 08:35:22

Fake wife? Melania Trump body double conspiracy

Conspiracy theorists on Twitter think Melania Trump was replaced by a body double as her husband addressed the media last week.
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Posted 2017/10/19 06:27:00

New Zealand gets youngest Prime Minister in history

New Zealand is getting a new government after a month of deadlock following elections, with Jacinda Ardern becoming the nation's youngest leader.
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Posted 2017/10/19 06:17:00

Celeb TV host to challenge Putin in election

A celebrity TV host says she plans to run in next year's Russian presidential election where she is expected to face Vladimir Putin.
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Posted 2017/10/18 18:43:00

Damages for Grenfell fire victims may total just £4 million - Reuters analysis

LONDON (Reuters) - The bill for compensating families of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire in London may be as low as 4 million pounds, according to several lawyers and a Reuters analysis of how damages laws apply in England.


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Posted 2017/10/18 12:40:32

BP eyes smaller renewable investments to avoid repeating losses

LONDON (Reuters) - BP is focussing on smaller investments in renewable energy to avoid large losses in the sector like those it suffered earlier in the decade, Chief Executive Bob Dudley said on Wednesday.


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Posted 2017/10/18 12:37:33