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China shares edge down as trade, growth worries drag

* Shanghai Composite index -0.2% * CSI300 down 0.06% * Trump says U.S. could impose more tariffs if needed SHANGHAI, July 17 (Reuters) – Shares in China finished lower in thin trade on Wednesday, extending the previous day’s small losses Read more ›

Malaysia’s international reserves up at $102.7 bln, as of June 28

KUALA LUMPUR, July 5 (Reuters) – Malaysia’s gross international reserves edged up to $102.7 billion, as of June 28, from $102.6 billion on June 14, the central bank said on Friday. The reserves were sufficient to finance 7.3 months of Read more ›

UBS loses role in bond deal for Chinese firm on outcry over pig comment

HONG KONG (Reuters) – UBS has lost a lead role on a U.S. dollar bond deal for state-backed China Railway Construction Corp, just days after a Chinese outcry over a senior UBS economist’s use of “pig” in connection with Chinese Read more ›

Bar scales back 'free shot per goal' promotion after U.S. 13-0 win

A Miami bar that offered customers “free shots” for every goal scored by the United States at the Women’s World Cup has scaled back its offer in the wake of the team’s record-breaking 13-0 thrashing of Thailand this week. Source Read more ›

UK watchdog shakes up ‘dysfunctional’ bank overdraft market

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s banks and building societies will have to charge the same amount for all overdrafts from April 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Friday, in a radical change that will raise questions about the future Read more ›

Australian shares follow global peers higher after dovish Fed comments

* Banks stocks gain most on ASX, energy also rises * Vocus shares plunge after suitor EQT withdrew bid * Dacian Gold sinks on outlook cut (Updates to close) By Devika Syamnath June 5 (Reuters) – Australian shares finished higher Read more ›

Australian shares end in red as trade war bites risk appetite

* Commodity stocks most hit on ASX * Lynas reverses to end down, U.S. prepares for China’s rare earths threat * NZ’s Fonterra at all-time low as dry weather hits milk output (Updates to close) By Devika Syamnath May 30 Read more ›

Bank of England says it is watching mortgage price war ‘like a hawk’

LONDON (Reuters) – Regulators are watching a price war in mortgages “like a hawk” and may need to impose stricter minimum capital requirements on lenders, Bank of England Deputy Governor Sam Woods said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A man walks Read more ›

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 ›