UK housing market gets a boost from election: RICS
By William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s housing market got a boost from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s big election win in December, a survey showed on Thursday, a pick-up that will be noted by the Bank of England as it considers whether to cut interest rates this month. Agreed home sales rose for the first […]
Exclusive: First Petrobras employee flips in Brazil commodity traders probe
By Gram Slattery and Gary McWilliams RIO DE JANEIRO/HOUSTON (Reuters) – A former trader at oil firm Petrobras has signed a plea bargain agreement with Brazilian prosecutors investigating bribery allegations, defense lawyers and prosecutors said, a potential breakthrough in a case involving some of the world’s top commodity trading houses. Rodrigo Garcia Berkowitz, who was […]
Alphabet soup: How will post-virus economic recovery shape up?
(This story had been refiled to add missing words in paragraph 16 of story first published April 9.) By Dhara Ranasinghe and Ritvik Carvalho LONDON (Reuters) – Will be it a U? A V? Maybe a W? Predictions for economic recovery after coronavirus-linked lockdowns are throwing up a medley of letters to indicate whether we […]