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Global stocks battered as markets face more uncertainty

Thursday, November 15, 2018 02:40:00 AM

NEW YORK -- Another day of bad news buffeted global equities on Wednesday, sending major indices lower in Asia, Europe and New York. Wall Street attempted a rally following favorable US inflation numbers but it fizzled as markets were easily upset by a string of worrisome reports.
Barnier outlines Brexit Withdrawal Agreement’s main points after May announces her backing to deal

Thursday, November 15, 2018 02:32:00 AM

, the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier briefed the press in Brussels about the key points of the 585-page deal. According to what Barnier has presented to the Brussels press corps on Wednesday evening, the EU and the UK have agreed on five key points: 1) European citizens in the UK and British....
EU warns Romania over 'reversed' progress in democratic reforms

Thursday, November 15, 2018 02:20:00 AM

Romania is backsliding on commitments to fight corruption and uphold judicial independence, the European Commission said in a report published on Tuesday. "The developments over the last 12 months sadly have called into question and sometimes even reversed the progress made over the last 10 years,"....
EU will retaliate if Trump imposes auto tariffs: trade official

Thursday, November 15, 2018 02:15:00 AM

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom met with US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (pictured March 2018) to work out details of more open trade between the major global economies but she said there was no deadline for reaching an agreement The European Union is prepared to retaliate if US....
Italy refuses to change costly budget

Thursday, November 15, 2018 02:15:00 AM

Italian borrowing costs nudged higher yesterday after the country’s populist government resubmitted draft budget proposals without the changes sought by the European Commission. The commission said it would issue its response to Italy’s re-worked budget next week after receiving the new draft.
Meerkat snatcher fined

Thursday, November 15, 2018 02:15:00 AM

A man who “fell in love” with a baby meerkat at Perth zoo snatched it and smuggled it out in a cool bag, the city’s magistrates were told. Zoo staff thought it had been taken by a bird but Jesse Ray Hooker, 23, was caught after finding it hard to keep his new pet a secret in the tiny town of Beverley 80 miles away.
After cabinet backing, May girds for Brexit battle in UK parliament

Thursday, November 15, 2018 02:13:00 AM

By William James and Kylie MacLellan. LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May won the backing of her senior ministers for a draft European Union divorce deal on Wednesday, freeing her to tackle the much more perilous struggle of getting parliament to approve the agreement.
EU trade chief says hit list of US products being developed

Thursday, November 15, 2018 02:01:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The European Union is preparing a target list of American products it will hit with punitive tariffs if the Trump administration goes through with its threat to impose tariffs on European auto imports, the bloc's trade chief said Wednesday.
EU trade chief says hit list of US products being developed

Thursday, November 15, 2018 01:56:00 AM

By Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press. The European Union is preparing a target list of American products it will hit with punitive tariffs if the Trump administration goes through with its threat to impose tariffs on European auto imports, the bloc’s trade chief said Wednesday.
EU trade chief says hit list of US products being developed Source: AP

Thursday, November 15, 2018 01:50:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The European Union is preparing a target list of American products it will hit with punitive tariffs if the Trump administration goes through with its threat to impose tariffs on European auto imports, the bloc's trade chief said Wednesday.
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