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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 ›

Countrywide warns on earnings as Brexit bites

April 30 (Reuters) – Countrywide Plc said uncertainty around Britain’s impending exit from the European Union had hit residential and commercial property markets, prompting the nation’s largest estate agent to warn of a shortfall in its first-half earnings. Countrywide said Read more ›

Britain starts search for next Bank of England governor

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday he was starting the process of finding a replacement for Mark Carney as governor of the Bank of England. FILE PHOTO: Workers emerge from Bank underground station with the 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 ›

BoE most likely to cut rates in a no-deal Brexit – Tenreyro

LONDON (Reuters) – The Bank of England is more likely to cut interest rates than raise them in the event of a no-deal Brexit, rate-setter Silvana Tenreyro said, the latest BoE official to back the idea of coming to the Read more ›

China’s Xi: financial sector must serve the real economy

FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the “Message to Compatriots in Taiwan” at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China January 2, 2019. REUTERS/Mark Schiefelbein/Pool BEIJING (Reuters) – Read more ›

Russian court extends custody of Baring Vostok’s Calvey until April

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian court on Saturday ordered Michael Calvey, the U.S. founder of one of Russia’s biggest private equity firms accused of fraud, to be kept in custody until April 13. Founder of the Baring Vostok private equity Read more ›

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 ›