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MPs square up to regulator over duty of care for banks

LONDON (Reuters) – A legal duty for banks to act in the best interests of their customers may be needed, British lawmakers said on Monday, piling pressure on regulators to step up protection of consumers after a string of mis-selling Read more ›

Lithuanian presidential hopefuls vow to tackle inequality

VILNIUS (Reuters) – Lithuanians started voting in a tightly contested presidential election on Sunday to replace outgoing Dalia Grybauskaite, the Baltic nation’s “Iron Lady” who was one of the European Union’s most outspoken critics of Russia. FILE PHOTO: Lithuanian presidential Read more ›

Tanzania plans cable car for Mount Kilimanjaro

Tanzania wants to boost tourist numbers by putting a cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain, and is in talks about the project with a Chinese and a Western company. Source link

WRAPUP 2-China stocks, yuan tumble on Trump’s fresh tariff threats

(Updates prices, add background) By Luoyan Liu and Andrew Galbraith SHANGHAI, May 6 (Reuters) – Chinese investors, caught off guard by U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariff threats, dumped stocks and sold the yuan currency on Monday as a fresh deterioration Read more ›

China’s Ant Financial amasses 50 million users, mostly low-income, in new health plan

The logo of Ant Financial Services Group, Alibaba’s financial affiliate, is pictured at its headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Shu Zhang SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A mutual health aid plan launched by Ant Financial Services Group, the Read more ›

China’s services activity quickens in March: official PMI

FILE PHOTO – A waiter prepares a table for service at Haidilao’s new artificial intelligence hotpot restaurant in Beijing, China, November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – Growth in China’s services industry quickened in March, an official survey Read more ›

S.Korea c.bank chief says may change policy course if ‘recovery sentiment’ worsens

SEOUL, March 25 (Reuters) – South Korea’s central bank chief on Monday said the bank may change its current cautious stance on monetary policy should “recovery sentiment” worsen significantly, signaling it could ease policies if needed. “We can think about Read more ›

Hyundai Motor, Kia to invest $300 million in India’s Ola

FILE PHOTO: The Hyundai logo is seen during the first press day of the Paris auto show, in Paris, France, Oct. 2, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo (Reuters) – South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Corp will together Read more ›

BOJ must take into account side-effects of easy policy – regional bank head

TOKYO, March 13 (Reuters) – Risks surrounding Japan’s economy are heightening but the central bank must take into account the side-effects of its ultra-loose monetary policy, the head of the country’s regional bank lobby said on Wednesday. “The BOJ said Read more ›

Shanghai stocks flat after China reiterates no flood of stimulus

* SSEC flat, CSI300 falls 0.9 pct, HSI 0.5 pct lower * Trump predicts “good deal” or no deal in China trade talks SHANGHAI, March 7 (Reuters) – Chinese stocks were flat on Thursday at the end of a choppy Read more ›