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HSBC on track for Shanghai depositary receipts listing - FT

HSBC is set to be the first foreign company to list its shares in China as part of a new stock exchange link between London and Shanghai, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.


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Posted 2018/10/18 08:20:27

European shares edge up as earnings flurry quells Fed angst

European shares opened slightly higher on Thursday as a flurry of corporate trading updates somewhat quelled fears of fast-rising U.S. interest rates amid ongoing concerns the Sino-U.S. trade conflict could escalate and hurt the global economy.


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Posted 2018/10/18 07:58:33

Asia stocks falter as dollar, U.S. yields rise to one-week high

China's benchmark stock index skidded to four-year lows on Thursday, dragging Asian equities lower, while the dollar hit a one-week high as minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting reinforced expectations that U.S. yields will rise further.


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Posted 2018/10/18 07:52:43

Too early to know cost of Brexit transition extension - minister

Britain's Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington said it was too early to estimate the cost of extending a Brexit transition period after the government indicated it would consider asking for one to break a deadlock in talks with the EU.


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Posted 2018/10/18 07:50:33

Passengers warned as airline suspends flights

Low-cost carrier Cobalt has suspended operations indefinitely and warned passengers booked on its flights not to turn up.
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Posted 2018/10/18 06:53:00

Ebay sues Amazon over claims it poached sellers

Online marketplace eBay has filed a US lawsuit against Amazon, claiming the retail giant used its internal messaging system to poach sellers.
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Posted 2018/10/18 06:11:00

What missing journalist wrote in his final column

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's final column for The Washington Post has been published two weeks after he went missing.
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Posted 2018/10/18 03:24:00

Buble: Claims I am retiring are untrue

Michael Buble has denied rumours he is going to retire from music, saying he was misquoted in a recent interview.
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Posted 2018/10/17 22:54:00

May faces EU leaders as Brexit talks stall

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she believed a Brexit deal was still possible as she arrived in Brussels on Wednesday to meet her European Union counterparts, three days after talks stalled over how to manage the Irish border.


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Posted 2018/10/17 19:39:05

Stocks wobble as Wall Street cuts losses; oil off after U.S. data

A gauge of stocks across the world pared losses on Wednesday as a rally in bank shares helped buoy Wall Street, but the outlook on earnings soured after a warning on the European auto sector and a revenue miss from IBM.


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Posted 2018/10/17 19:25:50

Turkish investigators examine Saudi consulate in Istanbul for second time

A small group of Turkish investigators are examining the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Wednesday, a Reuters photographer said, the second such search this week of the premises after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared two weeks ago.


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Posted 2018/10/17 19:20:14

Trump reluctant to abandon Riyadh over journalist disappearance, wants to see evidence

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not want to abandon close ally Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist and government critic, and he needed to see evidence to prove Turkish claims he was killed by Saudi agents.


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Posted 2018/10/17 19:19:57

Turkey yet to share Khashoggi audio, video evidence with U.S. - sources

Turkey has not shared with the U.S. government or key European allies graphic audio or video evidence it allegedly collected on U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's visit to Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, seven U.S. and European security officials told Reuters.


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Posted 2018/10/17 19:19:57

Facebook shareholders back proposal to remove Zuckerberg as chairman

Several public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday backed a proposal to remove Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg as chairman, saying the social media giant mishandled several high-profile scandals.


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Posted 2018/10/17 19:14:14

Teenager kills 19 in Crimea college shooting - Russian officials

At least 19 people were killed and dozens injured at a college in the Black Sea region of Crimea on Wednesday when a student went through the building shooting at fellow pupils before killing himself, Russian law enforcement officials said.


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Posted 2018/10/17 19:04:24

Brexit deal will need clear approval by UK parliament - Raab

Britain's parliament must provide unequivocal approval for any Brexit deal the government reaches with the European Union, or risk creating uncertainty for businesses and citizens, Brexit minister Dominic Raab said.


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Posted 2018/10/17 18:41:13

Canada becomes first industrialised nation to legalise cannabis

Canada became the first industrialised nation to legalise recreational cannabis on Wednesday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest cities like Toronto and Vancouver, which will have no stores open.


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Posted 2018/10/17 18:32:51

Trump says U.S. asked Turkey for audio-video evidence in Khashoggi case

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States has asked Turkey for any audio or video evidence it may have related to the disappearance of U.S.-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi but was not sure whether any such evidence exists.


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Posted 2018/10/17 17:36:53

PM: We must do more to combat cyber attacks

The Prime Minister is set to call on EU leaders to introduce "a robust sanctions regime" to deter cyber attacks.
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Posted 2018/10/17 17:24:00

Merkel says not there yet on Brexit deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised on Wednesday to do what she could to help the European Union clinch a Brexit deal with Britain but said that the two sides were not there yet.


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Posted 2018/10/17 16:54:28