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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 02:12:10 -0400

UK regulator sticks to 14 pounds/shr floor for Sky from Disney

Britain's Takeover Panel said on Thursday it had confirmed its ruling that Walt Disney might have to offer at least 14 pounds a share to buy UK pay-television group Sky.


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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 02:08:25 -0400

UPDATE 1-South Africa's Exxaro H1 profit lifts boosted by coal performance

South Africa's Exxaro Resources Ltd said on Thursday half-year profit rose 8 percent, boosted by a strong performance in its core coal business.


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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 02:00:00 -0400

Digital payment firms fight for Hong Kong market

Hong Kong's shopping districts are well known for their fierce competition. Now, a new battleground is forming as digital payments firms fight for retailers and shoppers.


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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 01:50:29 -0400

Aegon's H1 underlying profit narrowly beats estimates

Aegon, the Dutch owner of U.S. insurer Transamerica Corp, reported a slightly better-than-expected underlying earnings of 1.06 billion euros ($1.21 billion) for the first half of 2018, helped by cost-cutting and better margins in the Netherlands.


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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 01:37:10 -0400

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 16

Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 20 points at 7,518 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * RANK GROUP: British bingo and casino operator Rank Group's full-year pre-tax profit fell more than 40 percent, its Hong Kong-listed owner Guoco Group Ltd said in a statement on Thursday. * SPORTS DIRECT: Philip Day, owner of the Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, is in discussions with landlords to take over several House of Fraser stores in a move that


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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 01:28:58 -0400

South Africa's Exxaro H1 profit up 8 pct on coal performance

South Africa's Exxaro Resources Ltd said on Thursday half-year profit rose 8 percent boosted by a strong performance in its core coal business.


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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 01:24:31 -0400

Starboard buys 5.8 pct stake in Symantec, seeks 5 board seats - WSJ

Activist investor Starboard Value LP has taken a 5.8 percent stake in Symantec Corp and is seeking five board seats at the cyber-security company, The Wall Street Journal reported https://on.wsj.com/2P8maii on Thursday.


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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 01:23:10 -0400

PRESS DIGEST- Wall Street Journal - Aug 16

The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 01:02:49 -0400

PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Aug 16

The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.


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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 01:00:00 -0400

Pfizer bets on biotech flu vaccine in $425 mln BioNTech alliance

Pfizer has agreed to pay German biotech firm BioNTech up to $425 million in an alliance to develop more effective influenza jabs, the latest among several major pharma companies to bank on a promising new genetic approach.


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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:34:38 -0400

MOVES-Citi names veteran Li as banking head of China's Belt and Road Initiative

Citigroup Inc said on Thursday it has appointed veteran Beibei Li as its head of Belt and Road Initiative-related banking and origination businesses, as western banks bet on China's drive to build a modern-day Silk Road to create business opportunities.


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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:23:47 -0400

UPDATE 1-Facebook says it was “too slow” to fight hate speech in Myanmar

Facebook has been “too slow” to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing in technology to identify problematic content, the company said in a statement on Thursday.


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Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:48:28 -0400

Judge orders Keystone XL pipeline review in setback for Trump

A federal judge in Montana on Wednesday ordered the U.S. State Department to do a full environmental review of a revised route for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, a move that could delay the project and prove a setback for the Trump administration.


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Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:43:33 -0400

RPT-GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares trim losses on renewed Sino-U.S. talks; Turkey, China worries weigh

* MSCI Asia ex-Japan hits lowest since Aug 2017 in early trade


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Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:41:47 -0400

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares trim losses on renewed Sino-U.S. talks; Turkey, China worries weigh

* MSCI Asia ex-Japan hits lowest since Aug 2017 in early trade


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Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:28:52 -0400

Nikkei erases early losses on hopes for new US-China trade talks

Japan's Nikkei erased losses on Thursday morning following news of coming talks between China and the United States, which raised hopes of an easing of their trade war and made the yen weaken.


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Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:24:46 -0400

Morning News Call - India, August 16

To access the newsletter, click on the link: http://share.thomsonreuters.com/assets/newsletters/Indiamorning/MNC_IN_08162018.pdf If you would like to receive this newsletter via email, please register at: https://forms.thomsonreuters.com/india-morning/ FACTORS TO WATCH 11:30 am: Banking Secretary Rajiv Kumar at launch of Canara Bank’s digital branch in New Delhi. LIVECHAT - BONDS UPDATE Reuters interest rate reporter Dhara Ranasinghe delves into gove


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Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:30:36 -0400

RPT - GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares hit one-year low on Turkey, China worries

Asian shares hit fresh one-year lows in early trading on Thursday, while oil and precious metal prices also tumbled as Turkey's currency crisis and fears of an economic slowdown in China fanned worries about global growth.


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Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:28:44 -0400

RPT - GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares hit one-year low on Turkey, China worries

Asian shares hit fresh one-year lows in early trading on Thursday, while oil and precious metal prices also tumbled as Turkey's currency crisis and fears of an economic slowdown in China fanned worries about global growth.


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Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:22:14 -0400

Facebook says it was “too slow” to fight hate speech in Myanmar

Facebook has been “too slow” to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem, the company said in a statement on Thursday.


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