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Asian shares open higher following stellar month of gains

SYDNEY/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian share markets opened slightly higher on Tuesday buoyed by the prospect of a COVID-19 vaccine, reversing the previous day’s dips as investors took profits at the end of a record-breaking month.FILE PHOTO: A passerby wearing a protective face masks walks past an electronic board showing Japan’s Nikkei average and the […]

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Asian markets poised for choppy day after Wall Street's fall

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian stock markets faced a choppy session on Tuesday after Wall Street dipped as investors took profits at the end of a record-breaking month while still remaining upbeat about the prospect of a COVID-19 vaccine fuelling gains into next year.FILE PHOTO: A passerby wearing a protective face masks walks past an […]

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French Retailers Kick Off Holiday Season With Measured Optimism

PARIS — French retail activity picked up over the weekend as the all-important holiday spending season kicked off with the reopening of stores across the country following a month of coronavirus lockdowns. Shopkeepers and government officials expressed measured optimism, noting steady traffic despite disruptions in some places where demonstrations against the government’s proposed security bill […]

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Futures edge higher after Thanksgiving holiday

(Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday as optimism around an economic rebound next year outweighed concerns around an expected surge in coronavirus infections during the Thanksgiving holiday.FILE PHOTO: The front facade of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen in New York, U.S., November 24, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File PhotoWall Street’s […]

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Credit Suisse shareholders approve final 2019 dividend payment

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank Credit Suisse is seen at its headquarters at the Paradeplatz square in Zurich, Switzerland October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd WiegmannZURICH (Reuters) – Credit Suisse shareholders on Friday approved payment of the second half of its 2019 dividend. Both big Swiss banks, Credit Suisse and UBS, decided in April to […]

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Warehouse Group warns of possible stock delays

The Warehouse Group has warned it could face some product delays in the months ahead as international supply chain disruption continues. At the company’s annual general meeting, group chief executive Nick Grayston said The Warehouse and Torpedo7 were facing the prospect of stock shortages within some product categories. “Covid-19 has required us to take additional […]

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Five things you need to know about Black Friday

By now Black Friday is well under way with retailers working hard to get consumers to part with their dollar. The Herald rounds up all the information you need to know about the drawn-out flash sales event – what’s hot, what’s not and what to be mindful of when hitting the shops or shopping on […]

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‘A Love Letter to Detroit,’ on Vellum and Chrome

Of the myriad treasures that might draw a sightseeing car lover to Detroit, one potential attraction is notably missing: a major public museum collection dedicated to the automobile. America’s Motor City offers many compelling reasons for a visit, but it really has nothing like the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, the LeMay in Tacoma, […]

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COVID-19: Easyjet reports 200% rise in flight searches as rules eased for Christmas

Easyjet said searches for flights and holidays have increased by 200% as it emerged that UK-wide restrictions would be eased over Christmas. The carrier noted a significant rise in demand for December flights with domestic bookings from London and Bristol to Belfast, and from London to Edinburgh, among the most popular. There has also been […]

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Mayoral Debut

In a sparkling, saturated market, acquiring your next favorite accessory can create a paradox of choice, be it lusting after gem-laden jewelry or a diamond-encrusted timepiece. That’s why Mayors sees an opportunity to strategically position itself as a one-stop-shop, from perusal to purchase and caters its selection to meet the desires and expectations of the […]