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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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

UPDATE 1-UK homebuilder Crest Nicholson hit by flat prices, rising costs

(Adds details on results, executive comment) June 11 (Reuters) – Crest Nicholson Holdings Plc reported a fall in pretax-profit for the first half of 2019 as Brexit nerves kept house prices flat across the south of England and building costs 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 ›

UPDATE 1-S.Africa’s Old Mutual suspends CEO after ‘breakdown in trust’

(Adds more details) JOHANNESBURG, May 24 (Reuters) – South Africa’s No.2 insurer Old Mutual Ltd said on Friday Chief Executive Peter Moyo had been suspended following a “material breakdown in trust” between him and the board. “As a result, the 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 ›

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 ›