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Asian shares steady ahead of Fed meeting; May's Brexit deal in chaos

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Asian shares treaded water on Tuesday ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting, hovering near six-month highs, while sterling was choppy as the speaker of Britain’s parliament banned another vote on same Brexit deal. FILE PHOTO: Men look at stock quotation boards outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato MSCI’s Read More

Goldman Sachs sets targets for Hispanic and black entry-level hires

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People enter and exit 200 West Street the Goldman Sachs building in New York City, U.S., March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc is setting targets for hiring minority groups for the first time as it ramps up efforts to diversify its workforce, according to a memo sent by top executives Read More

‘Tis but a scratch’: Dutch PM likens unyielding May to Monty Python’s limbless knight over Brexit

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Theresa May’s unwillingness to yield her Brexit deal in the face of outstanding opposition among UK MPs has earned her a comparison to the limbless knight from the classic comedy, ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’. Expressing his frustration at the ongoing impasse and politicking among UK politicians over May’s Brexit deal, Dutch Prime Minister Read More

Global stocks rise, dollar slips as traders price in accommodative Fed stance

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LONDON (Reuters) – Global shares hit their highest levels in five months and the dollar dipped on Monday, as traders began to price in the likelihood of the U.S. Federal Reserve sticking to an accommodative stance at its policy meeting this week. FILE PHOTO: The London Stock Exchange Group offices are seen in the City Read More

U.S. fintech to buy Worldpay as electronic payments business booms

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(Reuters) – U.S. fintech Fidelity National Information Services Inc (FIS) has agreed to buy payment processor Worldpay for about $35 billion, the biggest deal to date in the fast-growing electronic payments industry. FILE PHOTO: A waitress issues a receipt at a cafe in Athens, Greece, June 25, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis The deal is part of Read More

Cheers and howls after CNN host says Brexit is transforming Britain into a ‘banana republic’

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Britain is showing signs of a failed state amid growing anxiety about its plans to leave the European Union, CNN host Fareed Zakaria has warned. His grim diagnosis was met with both approval and eye-rolling on social media. Speaking on his CNN political show ‘GPS,’ Zakaria argued that thanks to Brexit, the UK was marching Read More

Brexit crisis tipped for British asparagus as EU seasonal workers stay away

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ROSS-ON-WYE, England (Reuters) – For almost 100 years, Chris Chinn’s family has farmed asparagus in the rolling hills of the Wye Valley in western England. Asparagus ready for picking is seen in a growing tunnel at Cobrey Farm in Ross-on-Wye, Britain, March 11, 2019. Picture taken March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls This year, he fears Read More

In St. Lucia, Britain's Prince Charles touts 'blue economy'

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(Reuters) – On the first leg of his Caribbean tour, Britain’s Prince Charles touted a “vital blue economy,” built on sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, as part of the solution to climate change, noting that rising sea levels represent an especially severe threat to nearby island nations. Prince Charles is presented with Read More

Brexit spurs biggest cut in UK business investment in 10 years: BCC

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LONDON (Reuters) – British companies look set to cut investment by the most in 10 years in 2019 because of Brexit, even if Prime Minister Theresa May gets a deal to ease the country out of the bloc, an employers group said on Monday. A man stands near the Canary Wharf business district, in east Read More