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UK house prices pick up a bit more speed: Halifax

FILE PHOTO – A residential street is seen in Notting Hill in central London October 8, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – British house prices rose at the fastest annual rate since early 2017 in the three months to the 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 ›

UK house prices edge up, London falls again – Nationwide

LONDON (Reuters) – British house prices picked up only a little bit of speed this month as the approach of Brexit weighed on the housing market, data from mortgage lender Nationwide showed on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A row of houses 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 ›

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 ›

British banks’ new disputes service too limited, MPs say

LONDON (Reuters) – Big British banks have been criticised by lawmakers for pressing ahead with plans for a new complaints service for small firms wronged by lenders, which they argue is too soft. FILE PHOTO: The City of London from Read more ›

Nigeria’s Buhari launches re-election bid with corruption still in focus

ABUJA, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari launched his manifesto on Sunday, hoping his anti-corruption agenda can win him a second term at a Feb. 16 election. Buhari, a military ruler in the early 1980s, in 2015 became Read more ›

Wells Fargo planning its first post-crisis mortgage bond: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) is planning its first post-crisis offering of bonds tied to U.S. home loans without government backing, Bloomberg reported on Thursday citing people familiar with the matter. FILE PHOTO: The sign at a Wells Read more ›