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Scandal-plagued Bibi beats Ben-Gurion to become longest-serving Israeli PM

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As he faces corruption allegations and yet another election fight, Israel’s unsinkable Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has set a new record by becoming the longest-serving leader of the Jewish state. The previous record of Israeli political longevity stood at 4,875 days and remained unmatched since 1963, when the nation’s founding father, David Ben-Gurion, retired as Read More

Wall Street falls as Fed signals smaller rate cut

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes fell on Friday following a report that the Federal Reserve plans to cut interest rates by only a quarter-percentage point at the end of the month. Traders walk on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Read More

Oil climbs as Middle East tensions offset demand worries

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices rose about 1 percent on Friday after steep losses a day earlier, supported by rising tensions between the United States and Iran, even as concerns that slowing economic growth could dent global oil demand cast a cloud. FILE PHOTO: An oil pump is seen at sunset outside Vaudoy-en-Brie, near Read More

Global stocks up on Fed rate cut hopes, Microsoft results; dollar bounces

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gauge of global stocks climbed on Friday as investors looked for a strongly dovish U.S. Federal Reserve at its next meeting and as early returns on earnings season have come in better than anticipated. Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., Read More

Wall St. slightly higher on Microsoft results, rate cut hopes

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(Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes edged higher on Friday after solid results from technology giant Microsoft added to an upbeat mood following hints from a top Federal Reserve official that a U.S. interest rate cut could be imminent. Traders walk on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., Read More

Wall St. rises on Microsoft’s beat, rate cut euphoria

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(Reuters) – U.S. stock indexes advanced on Friday as solid results from Microsoft lifted technology stocks and added to an upbeat mood following signs from New York Fed President John Williams that the central bank would lower interest rates this month. Traders walk on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New Read More

Fed rate cut bets buoy stocks, dollar steadies

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LONDON (Reuters) – Global stocks rose on Friday as investors firmed up bets on a U.S. interest rate cut at the end of July after a speech by a top Federal Reserve official further cemented expectations for one, fuelling appetite for risky assets and capping the dollar. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX Read More

Fed rate cut bets lift stocks, dollar steadies

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LONDON (Reuters) – Global stocks rose on Friday as investors firmed up bets on a U.S. interest rate cut at the end of July after a speech by a top Federal Reserve official further cemented expectations for one, fuelling appetite for risky assets and capping the dollar. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX Read More

Asia stocks firm as Fed props up rate cut expectations

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks rose on Friday after a top Federal Reserve official cemented expectations of a U.S. interest rate cut later this month, fuelling appetite for riskier assets and keeping a cap on the dollar. FILE PHOTO: A man in a bicycle stops in front of an electronic board showing the Nikkei stock Read More

Asia stocks gain, dollar sags as Fed reinforces rate cut expectations

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian stocks gained and the dollar sagged on Friday after a top Federal Reserve official all but cemented expectations of a U.S. interest rate cut later this month. FILE PHOTO: A man in a bicycle stops in front of an electronic board showing the Nikkei stock index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Read More