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China stocks climb on trade talk optimism

* .SSEC +0.8 pct, .CSI300 +1.3 pct; .HSI +0.2 pct * U.S. officials in Beijing for fresh talks on trade * Better news expected after wave of profit warnings Hong Kong, Feb 11 (Reuters) – China stocks rose on Monday Read more ›

Trump to choose Treasury’s Malpass to lead World Bank: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration has notified World Bank shareholders that President Donald Trump intends to pick senior Treasury Department official David Malpass as the U.S. nominee to lead the development lender, people familiar with the decision said on Read more ›

China, Hong Kong stocks rise on trade relief

* Shanghai index rises 0.8 pct, Hang Sang 1.0 pct higher * U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin weighs lifting tariffs on China – WSJ * China to target 6-6.5 pct GDP growth in 2019 – China Daily SHANGHAI, Jan 18 (Reuters) 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 ›

Iran approves anti-money laundering bill to ease foreign trade

LONDON (Reuters) – A powerful Iranian council approved an anti-money laundering bill on Saturday, state media reported, a major step towards reforms that would bring Iran into line with global norms and could facilitate foreign trade in the face of Read more ›

Trump calls Fed ‘only problem’ in U.S. economy; markets slump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump blasted the Federal Reserve on Monday, describing it as the “only problem” for the U.S. economy, as top officials convened to discuss the growing rout in stock markets caused in part by the president’s Read more ›

Trump intervention comment may be gift to Huawei CFO

VANCOUVER/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, released on bail on Tuesday to await a ruling on U.S. extradition at one of her luxury Vancouver homes, may have received welcome ammunition in court from an unlikely source – President Read more ›

Brazil’s police to probe incoming Economy Minister Guedes: report

FILE PHOTO: Economist Paulo Guedes, future economy minister of Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro arrives for a meeting in Brasilia, Brazil November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s federal police opened an investigation into incoming Economy Minister Paulo Read more ›

DUP says will vote against Brexit deal unless backstop removed

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster speaks, at the DUP annual party conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland November 24, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne DUBLIN (Reuters) – The leader of the small Northern Irish party propping up Prime Minister Theresa May’s Read more ›

Former energy executive David Crane is on a mission to save the planet

NEW YORK (Reuters) – What if one of the largest U.S. coal-burning utilities became a leader in green energy? When David W. Crane was chief executive of NRG Energy, he pursued that vision, pushing the company to transform itself by Read more ›