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  • Asia shares lost in trade labyrinth, bonds get the benefit

    Asia shares lost in trade labyrinth, bonds get the benefit0

    SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares lost out to safe-harbour bonds on Wednesday as Sino-U.S. trade talks produced nothing but white noise, while concerns about a supply glut left oil prices nursing their biggest one-day loss in seven weeks. FILE PHOTO: Visitors look at an electronic stock quotation board at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in

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  • Options fade for last Hong Kong campus protesters as U.S. bill angers China

    Options fade for last Hong Kong campus protesters as U.S. bill angers China0

    HONG KONG (Reuters) – The last band of anti-government protesters trapped inside a besieged Hong Kong university were weighing a narrowing range of options early on Wednesday as police outside appeared ready to simply wait them out. Protesters are seen after leaving the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), in Hong Kong, China

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  • Factbox: ‘The facts as I understood them’ – Quotes from Trump impeachment hearing

    Factbox: ‘The facts as I understood them’ – Quotes from Trump impeachment hearing0

    (Reuters) – The following are quotations on Tuesday from the third day of U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee public hearings in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine: HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ADAM SCHIFF Schiff, a Democrat, opened the proceedings by addressing the allegations against Republican Trump, which include that he

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  • Poland sees big state role in economy, more court reforms

    Poland sees big state role in economy, more court reforms0

    WARSAW (Reuters) – Poland’s prime minister set out plans on Tuesday to strengthen the state’s role in the economy and deepen an overhaul of the justice system that has put Warsaw on a collision course with its European Union partners. Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki delivers a speech during a session of parliament in Warsaw,

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  • Britain indicates it is likely to allow Advent’s $5 billion Cobham purchase

    Britain indicates it is likely to allow Advent’s $5 billion Cobham purchase0

    LONDON (Reuters) – The British Government has indicated it is likely to allow Advent’s $5 billion purchase of defense company Cobham (COB.L) after the U.S. private equity group offered a number of commitments to address national security concerns. Britain’s Business minister Andrea Leadsom had put the deal on hold while she established whether the sale

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  • Asian shares soft as trade doubts creep back in

    Asian shares soft as trade doubts creep back in0

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Asian shares started Tuesday softer as another day awaiting clearer news on the progress of U.S.-China trade negotiations weighed on jaded investors’ sentiment. FILE PHOTO: Visitors look at a stock quotation board at Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo Japan, October 11, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan

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