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    Cautious optimism for U.S.-China trade talks lifts shares

    NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gauge of global equity markets rose on Monday on hopes the U.S.-China trade dispute will cool at talks this week, while Turkey’s lira fell anew after cuts to the country’s credit ratings and shots were fired outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. FILE PHOTO: A trader sits in front of […] More

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    Iran tells EU to speed up efforts to save nuclear deal

    ANKARA (Reuters) – Iran urged Europe on Monday to speed up efforts to salvage a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers that U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned in May, saying French oil group Total has formally pulled out a major gas project. Efforts by the remaining signatories – EU members Britain, France and […] More

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    CANADA STOCKS-TSX flat at open as energy shares drag

    Aug 20(Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index opened flat on Monday as weakness in energy shares offset gains in materials sector, which was supported by higher gold prices. * At 9:30 a.m. ET (13:30 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 8.41 points, or 0.05 percent, at 16,332.12. (Reporting by Medha Singh […] More

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    CANADA STOCKS-Futures higher on U.S.-China trade talks

    Aug 20 (Reuters) – Stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Canada’s main stock index on Monday in anticipation of planned trade talks between the United States and China may help resolve their trade dispute. September futures on the S&P/TSX index were up 0.09 percent at 7:15 a.m. ET. Dow Jones Industrial Average e-mini […] More

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    Shares climb on hopes for U.S.-China trade talks, Turkish lira falls

    LONDON (Reuters) – Global stocks rose on Monday amid optimism over planned trade talks between the United States and China, while Turkey’s lira fell after its credit ratings were downgraded and shots were fired outside the U.S. embassy in Ankara. FILE PHOTO: A trader sits in front of the computer screens at his desk at […] More

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    U.S. firms warn next China tariffs to cost Americans from cradle to grave

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A broad cross-section of U.S. businesses has a message for the Trump administration: new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports will force Americans to pay more for items they use throughout their daily lives, from cradles to coffins. FILE PHOTO: Shipping containers, including one labelled “China Shipping,” are stacked at the […] More

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    CORRECTED-Investigators examine over $20 mln in loans by former Trump lawyer Cohen -NYTimes

    (Corrects amount of payment to Stormy Daniels, paragraph 2) WASHINGTON, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors are focused on over $20 million in loans obtained by U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen from taxi businesses owned by him and his family, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The loans are part […] More

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    UPDATE 1-Australia’s Woolworths annual profit up 13 pct, flags slow start to fiscal 2019

    (Adds other performance metrics, CEO comment) Aug 20 (Reuters) – Australia’s Woolworths Ltd said on Monday that full-year underlying profit rose 12.9 percent as massive price cuts attracted more shoppers to its stores, but added that sales so far in fiscal 2019 had slowed. The country’s biggest grocery store chain reported an underlying net profit, […] More

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