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Financials, energy stocks boost FTSE 100 ahead of reopening decision

London’s FTSE 100 index climbed on Monday, helped by gains in heavyweight financials and energy stocks, while investors awaited the government’s decision on whether it would delay Eng
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Sterling takes British reopening delay in its stride

Sterling was largely unmoved on Monday by news Britain was set to delay the end of social distancing measures, as the government tries to slow a rapid rise in COVID-19 infections. Prime

Dovish ECB keeps Italy bond yields at lowest in almost 8 weeks

Italy’s 10-year sovereign borrowing costs were pinned at their lowest levels in almost eight weeks on Monday, with a view that the European Central Bank is in no rush to taper its aggre

PRECIOUS-Gold prices drop 1% on dollar strength as Fed meeting looms

Gold fell nearly 1% on Monday to its lowest in more than a week, weighed down by a stronger dollar, while investors awaited the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting due this

Financials, energy stocks boost FTSE 100 ahead of reopening decision

London’s FTSE 100 index climbed on Monday, helped by gains in heavyweight financials and energy stocks, while investors awaited the government’s decision on whether it would delay Eng

Economic recovery hopes power European shares to record high

European shares hit a record high on Monday as investors bet on global central banks sticking to an accommodative stance on monetary policy even as the post-pandemic economic recovery gat

PKO hopes to return to dividend payments, says new CEO

Polish bank PKO BP wants to return to regular dividend payments and will stick to its plan to offer Swiss-franc mortgage holders settlements, its new chief executive told the Parkiet dail

Japanese shares inch higher, Toshiba up after ouster of board directors

Japanese shares rose on Monday as cyclicals such as tyre makers and shippers led gains on global recovery hopes, while Toshiba rose after the company said two of its board directors will

NATO welcomes Biden in ‘pivotal’ post-Trump summit

NATO leaders hope to open a new chapter in transatlantic relations at a summit with U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday, agreeing to focus on tackling climate change for the first time as

Suu Kyi’s trial set to start in Myanmar, junta rejects U.N. rights chief’s statement

The trial of Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi was set to start on Monday, as the junta that overthrew her elected government rejected criticism by the U.N. High Commissioner for

Virus outbreaks at Thai factories threaten export sector, recovery

A series of coronavirus outbreaks in Thai factories is raising concerns that the export sector could be hit hard, threatening to further undermine an economy as it struggles to recover fr

Toshiba changes board nominees as two step down in deepening crisis

Toshiba Corp, facing a deepening crisis over corporate governance, said on Sunday it will change its board director nominees for an upcoming shareholder meeting, as two are stepping down.

Dollar little changed as traders seek direction from Fed meeting

The U.S. dollar held steady against major currencies on Monday, after posting its biggest weekly gain in more than a month, as traders closed short positions ahead of a Federal Reserve po

Olympics-Kalisz books first spot on US swim team for Tokyo

Chase Kalisz secured the first spot on the U.S. Olympic swim team for the Tokyo Games after winning the men’s 400m individual medley at the trials in Omaha, Nebraska on Sunday. Rio sil

Tennis-Calendar Grand Slam possible this year, says Djokovic

For the second time in six years Novak Djokovic is halfway to a calendar year sweep of all four Grand Slam titles after winning the French Open for a second time on Sunday. Tennis - Fren

Australia’s Victoria state reports 2 local COVID-19 cases

Australia’s Victoria state, which was a coronavirus hotspot until last week, reported two new locally acquired COVID-19 cases on Monday. The new infections follow low single-digit numb

Taiwan says will be ‘force for good’ after unprecedented G7 support

Taiwan will be a “force for good” and continue to seek even greater international support, the presidential office said, after the Chinese-claimed island won unprecedented backing fro

NATO welcomes Biden in ‘pivotal’ post-Trump summit

NATO leaders hope to open a new chapter in transatlantic relations at a summit with U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday, agreeing to focus on tackling climate change for the first time as

New Zealand reports migration gain in April

New Zealand posted a seasonally net migration gain of 1037 permanent and long-term migrants in April, data from Statistics New Zealand showed on Monday. The number of short-term visitors
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