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13/08 The lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to some UEFA Nations League matches being held at neutral grounds, with any decisions on venue switches likely to come before the Champions League final on Aug. 23, sources have told Reuters.
06h22 The Philippine unit of Royal
Dutch Shell said on Thursday it will permanently shut one of the
country's two oil refineries, blaming a pandemic-led slump in
margins, with other regional closures likely to follow,
according. . .
05h59 Gold fought for traction on Friday as a
jump in U.S. Treasury yields forced investors to reassess their
positions again after a steep retreat from a record peak earlier
this week, which put bullion. . .
03h17 Oil prices advanced on Friday and
were heading for a second week of gains amid growing confidence
that demand for fuel is starting to pick up despite the
coronavirus pandemic that has slammed economies. . .
01h00 Consumer group Which? has called
on Britain's Financial Conduct Authority to extend loan
repayment holidays and interest-free overdrafts until Jan. 31 to
shield millions of households from severe financial distress
when the reliefs end in. . .
13/08 Seismic surveyor PGS said
on Thursday it had rejected a $600 million offer for its
geophysical data library from rival TGS, arguing that
the bid undervalued the assets and that a sale would hurt. . .
13/08 European stocks broke a four-day winning
streak on Thursday as ex-dividend trading and a stronger pound
hit the UK's blue-chip companies, while investors sold off banks
and energy stocks that have outperformed this week.. . .
13/08 The FTSE 100 fell for the first time in
five sessions on Thursday as a clutch of blue-chip firms traded
ex-dividend, while National Express Group slumped after
reporting a pre-tax loss for the first. . .
13/08 Insurers in the Middle East are
expected to absorb a large part of the losses from Beirut's
explosion last week with Lloyd's of London and other
international players expected to be less exposed, insurance
industry. . .
13/08 Hedge funds betting against
travel stocks this year made profits of $1.01 billion to
end-July, and have $2.98 billion in short positions outstanding
in the industry, regulatory filings and investment bank stock
lending data shows.. . .
13/08 German specialty chemicals maker Lanxess
said on Thursday its full-year core profit was likely
to come at the lower end of its outlook, predicting some
headwinds in the third quarter and improvement only later. . .
13/08 German shipyard Meyer Werft's
Finnish subsidiary will lay off 166 employees in a first round
of job cuts, it said on Thursday, citing "dramatic changes" in
the cruise business and shipbuilding industry caused by. . .
13/08 German airline Lufthansa
said on Thursday it had walked away from talks with
union Verdi over a package to cut staff costs and would only
return to the negotiating table if Verdi offers significant
labour. . .
13/08 Former Wirecard executive
Christopher Bauer, one of several people being investigated over
a multi-billion dollar fraud at the German payments firm, died
in The Philippines last month, the Justice ministry confirmed on
Thursday.. . .
13/08 Employers in Britain have posted
the most job advertisements since the country went into its
coronavirus lockdown but there were some warning signals about
the economy's recovery prospects in the increase in demand for
workers.. . .
13/08 The European Union will likely
impose new sanctions on Belarus as soon as later this month,
diplomats and officials said, after President Alexander
Lukashenko cracked down on protests triggered by a disputed
election.. . .
Germany's biggest electricity producer, on Thursday said it will
reach the upper end of its 2020 profit estimate thanks in part
to its increasing focus on renewables, in particular solar and
wind power.. . .
13/08 Fastweb, the Italian phone
business of Swisscom, on Thursday said Telecom Italia's
(TIM) last-mile network project was "sound" and would
ensure an upgrade of the copper and fibre grid that connects
homes to street cabinets.. . .
13/08 French unemployment fell to a
37-year low in the second quarter, as a multi-year downtrend was
exaggerated by a coronavirus lockdown that meant people couldn't
look for work, data from statistics agency INSEE showed. . .
13/08 Britain's competition watchdog said on
Thursday it was currently unable to impose price controls on the
funerals sector due to the coronavirus crisis but will likely
require it to make more disclosures on pricing. . .
13/08 Deutsche Telekom is
well placed to drive European industry consolidation, CEO Tim
Hoettges said on Thursday, thanks to strategic execution that
has lifted its market value above that of its peers.. . .
13/08 TUI , the
world's largest tourism company, said it was considering raising
new equity from shareholders or selling off parts of the
business to reduce debt taken on to survive the coronavirus
pandemic.. . .
13/08 The European Union's executive
on Thursday acknowledged the United States' decision not to
exacerbate a 16-year-old dispute over aircraft subsidies by
imposing fresh tariffs, and said it wanted to negotiate a
solution to end the. . .
13/08 Zurich Insurance's
life insurance and property and casualty businesses
have taken a hit from the COVID-19 pandemic, but rising
commercial insurance rates will provide support, its CFO said on
Thursday as the company reported a. . .
13/08 Russian aluminium giant Rusal
said on Thursday its recurring net loss totalled $76
million in the first half of 2020 after a profit of $666 million
a year ago as the novel coronavirus outbreak. . .
13/08 Dutch insurer Aegon
reported lower than expected first-half earnings on Thursday as
the coronavirus pandemic led to higher mortality and lower
interest rates in the United States, where it does two-thirds of
its business.. . .
13/08 Insurer Just Group posted
higher first-half earnings on Thursday as strong in-force profit
cushioned a slump in new business profit, and it forecast sales
to be significantly higher in the second half.. . .
13/08 Norway's seasonally adjusted
consumer confidence fell to its lowest level in more than four
years in the third quarter as the coronavirus outbreak continued
to weigh, a survey by industry group Finance Norway (FNO). . .
13/08 European battery makers are gearing up
to take advantage of massive "green" stimulus packages unveiled
since the coronavirus pandemic though many acknowledge it will
be tough to match the Asian giants that dominate the. . .
13/08 The Philippine government on
Thursday sought to allay concern over domestic fuel supply after
Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp announced it planned
to permanently shut down operations at its
110,000-barrel-per-day Tabangao refinery.. . .
13/08 The U.S. government on
Wednesday said it would maintain 15% tariffs on Airbus
aircraft and 25% tariffs on other European goods, despite moves
by the European Union to resolve a 16-year-old dispute over
aircraft subsidies.. . .
13/08 Chile's environmental regulator
has withdrawn from its legal battle to defend a compliance plan
by lithium miner SQM that it approved last year, according to a
filing seen by Reuters, a decision that could. . .
13/08 British life insurers paid 90
million pounds ($117.18 million) in claims related to deaths
from the COVID-19 pandemic in the three months to end-May, the
Association of British Insurers (ABI) said on Thursday.. . .
13/08 The rebound in Britain's housing
market gathered more pace in July with a measure of property
prices turning positive for the first time since the coronavirus
crisis engulfed the country, a survey showed on. . .
12/08 Exchange operator Deutsche
Boerse will remove Wirecard, the payments
company that folded after an accounting scandal, from the DAX
index of Germany's leading blue-chip stocks this month following
an index rule change.. . .
12/08 European banks committed to
backing action on climate change face allegations of double
standards from indigenous groups in Ecuador after a report named
them as major players in the trade in oil from the. . .
12/08 Crude prices rose more than 2%
on Wednesday after government data showed U.S. oil inventories
fell across the board, bolstering hopes that fuel demand in the
world's biggest economy will withstand the coronavirus pandemic.. . .
12/08 Portuguese publishing group
Cofina made a renewed offer to purchase 100% of shares
in Media Capital, who operates one of Portugal's biggest TV
channels, competition watchdog CMVM announced on Wednesday.. . .
12/08 European investment
fund Antin Infrastructure Partners has hired UBS to
launch the sale of a minority stake in its Dutch fibre-optic
network operator Eurofiber, sources close to the matter told
Reuters.. . .
12/08 Gold recovered on Wednesday after dipping
below the key $1,900 level earlier and a day after registering
its worst fall in seven years as bleak economic data underscored
concerns over a pandemic-led slowdown.. . .
12/08 Coronavirus cases in Spain jumped
by nearly 1,700 on Wednesday, part of a surge that has prompted
the construction of a military field hospital in the hard-hit
Aragon region and led authorities in Galicia. . .
12/08 Offshore companies linked
to Lebanon's central bank governor own assets worth nearly $100
million, a media group said in a report, as his role in
Lebanon's economic turmoil is under intense scrutiny.. . .
12/08 Copper rose on Wednesday as stock
markets rallied, oil prices climbed and the dollar weakened,
though lacklustre factory data in Europe fed concerns that
demand will remain weak and the market oversupplied.. . .
12/08 European stocks rallied on Wednesday as a
billion-dollar takeover offer for Swiss firm Sunrise
Communications boosted the telecom sector and investors looked
past a collapse in Britain's quarterly economic output to bet on
a stimulus-driven. . .
12/08 London's FTSE 100 closed at three-week
highs on Wednesday as investors cheered monthly data that showed
a restart in economic growth, while upbeat earnings from motor
insurer Admiral sent its shares soaring to an. . .
12/08 The world's five largest oil companies
collectively cut the value of their assets by nearly $50 billion
in the second quarter, and slashed production rates as the
coronavirus pandemic caused a drastic fall in. . .
12/08 Euro zone government bonds sold
off on Wednesday and the German 30-year bond yield turned
briefly positive ahead of the largest-ever 10-year U.S. Treasury
auction and as signs emerged of inflation in the world's. . .
12/08 Horizonte Minerals said
on Wednesday it has secured a $325 million syndicated loan to
help fund construction of a nickel mine in Brazil, and is in
advanced talks to secure a further $115 million. . .
12/08 Switzerland will allow events of
more than 1,000 people from Oct. 1, provided organizers follow
hygiene measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus,
the government decided on Wednesday.. . .
12/08 Shares of Moderna Inc rose more
than 5% on Wednesday after analysts said a $1.5 billion
coronavirus vaccine supply agreement with the U.S. government
could lead to similar deals with other countries.. . .
12/08 Russia plans investment of $1.5
billion in rare earth minerals, critical to the defence,
telecommunications and renewable energy sectors, as it strives
to become the biggest producer after China by 2030, a top
government official. . .
12/08 RWE aims to sell a
minority stake in British offshore wind farm Humber Gateway, as
the German utility seeks to release cash for expansion in
renewable energy, two people familiar with the matter said.. . .
12/08 Finland's finance ministry
proposed a 2021 budget of 61.6 billion euros ($72.5 billion) on
Wednesday with a deficit of 7 billion euros, down from an
estimated deficit of 18.9 billion for 2020 largely due. . .
12/08 Holiday company TUI
said the German government agreed a 1.2
billion euro ($1.4 billion) aid package to help boost its
finances and ensure it survives into 2021 as the pandemic
continues to wreak havoc on. . .
12/08 Islamist insurgents have captured
a heavily-defended port in the far northern Mozambique town of
Mocimboa da Praia, close to the site of natural gas projects
worth some $60 billion, local media reported on Wednesday.. . .
12/08 The Swiss federal government
expects a deficit of 20.9 billion Swiss francs ($22.87 billion)
for 2020, it said on Wednesday, as the country's coffers are
hurt by lower receipts and costly programmes to offset. . .
12/08 The British government has become
embroiled in an unlikely row with ice cream maker Ben and
Jerry's over its approach to migrants arriving by boat from
France, after the brand criticised ministers' increasingly
bellicose rhetoric.. . .
12/08 ABN Amro is to end all trade
and commodity financing after a series of losses, shedding 800
jobs as it joins a growing list of banks restructuring or
reducing their commodities business to cut. . .
12/08 Britain's economy shrank by a
record 20.4% in the second quarter when the coronavirus lockdown
was tightest, the most severe contraction reported by any major
economy so far, with a wave of job losses. . .
12/08 Greece's biggest electricity
utility, Public Power Corp. (PPC), said on Wednesday
it has finalised a deal to sell off unpaid bills to investment
bank JP Morgan that will raise about 200 million euros ($235
million).. . .
12/08 M&G is planning to launch
its flagship Prufund retail savings product in mainland Europe
by year-end, it said on Wednesday, as the British insurer and
asset manager reported above forecast first-half profit.. . .
12/08 Norwegian video conferencing firm
Pexip Holding ASA said on Wednesday its revenue
nearly doubled in the second quarter and adjusted earnings
surged as more companies embraced home-office technologies
during the COVID-19 pandemic.. . .
12/08 British finance minister Rishi
Sunak said there were some "promising signs" that the country's
economy was recovering from its record economic crash during the
coronavirus lockdown which was announced earlier on Wednesday.. . .
12/08 British infrastructure contractor Balfour
Beatty sank to a 26 million pound pretax loss in the
first half of 2020 as the COVID-19 crisis hampered construction
work at several sites across its business.. . .
12/08 Specialist pension provider Just Group
Plc on Wednesday appointed John Hastings-Bass as its
new chairman to succeed Chris Gibson-Smith, who announced his
retirement plans in March after four years in the role.. . .
12/08 E.ON, Germany's
largest energy group, on Wednesday cut its outlook for the
current year as the coronavirus crisis hit its networks and
retail business in the second quarter.. . .
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