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U.S. wants pledge for stable Chinese yuan as talks resume: report

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FILE PHOTO: A China yuan note is seen in this illustration photo May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is seeking to secure a pledge from China it will not devalue its yuan as part of an agreement intended to end the countries’ trade war, Bloomberg reported on Monday. Officials from Read More

Wall Street ekes out gains on upbeat Walmart results

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks gained modestly on Tuesday as upbeat results from Walmart boosted investor sentiment and high-level U.S.-China trade talks resumed. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid All three major U.S. equity indexes edged higher, with the Read More

Pakistan ready to talk, but ‘will retaliate’ if India moves to avenge deadly terror attack – PM

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As New Delhi claims Islamabad had a hand in a car bombing which killed dozens of Indian soldiers last week, Pakistani PM Imran Khan says he is willing to cooperate, but issued a dire warning against India taking unilateral action. “Don’t think that Pakistan might not retaliate. We will retaliate if India attacks. Starting a Read More

Gold hits 10-month peak on hopes for U.S.-China trade talks

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Gold prices surged to a 10-month high on Tuesday, as the U.S. dollar weakened, on optimism for a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks, with bullion also receiving support as a safe-haven asset due to concerns over global growth. The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange Read More

Oil lingers around 2019 highs but demand worries weigh

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil steadied on Tuesday after hitting 2019 highs as concerns about global crude oil demand, coupled with uncertainty over the latest round of U.S.-China trade talks, countered investor optimism around tightening supplies. FILE PHOTO: A maze of crude oil pipes and valves is pictured during a tour by the Department of Read More

Honda to close British car plant as Brexit looms

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LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) – Honda will close its only British car plant in 2021 with the loss of up to 3,500 jobs, a major departure of Japanese investment announced just over a month before the United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union. The automaker, which builds more than a tenth of the 1.5 million Read More

Wall St. flat as Walmart offsets bank losses; trade talks eyed

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(Reuters) – U.S. stocks struggled for direction on Tuesday as gains in Walmart offset losses in financials, with trade talks between the United States and China in focus. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Hopes that the two countries will Read More

Meet the sea squirt, sucking up plastic particles from the sea

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EILAT, Israel (Reuters) – A rubbery sea creature with an irritating habit of clinging to ships and invading beaches could help measure plastic pollution as it can filter tiny particles from the ocean and store them in its soft tissue. FILE PHOTO: An Israeli researcher holds a sea squirt removed from the Red Sea as Read More

Aviva, NatWest to join 'Brexodus' of business to EU

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LONDON (Reuters) – England’s High Court on Tuesday gave Aviva, Britain’s second largest insurer, approval to transfer around 9 billion pounds ($11.69 billion) in assets to a new Irish company just before the starting gun is fired on Brexit. FILE PHOTO: A man walks past an AVIVA logo outside the company’s head office in the Read More

Wall St. subdued with U.S.-China trade talks in focus

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(Reuters) – U.S. stocks struggled for direction on Tuesday after rallying strongly last week, as investors focused on the latest round of trade talks between the United States and China. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Hopes that the two Read More