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Belarus opposition leader sees inspiration in fallen Berlin wall

Slideshow ( 3 images )BERLIN (Reuters) – Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya visited a fragment of the Berlin Wall ahead of a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, saying she saw in it a symbol of the transformation she wanted to bring about in her own country. Tsikhanouskaya, who says she won Belarus’s presidential […]

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Stocks rise as recovery hopes gather strength

LONDON (Reuters) – Shares gained on Wednesday as investors bet that improving economic data and more policy stimulus from Washington would sustain momentum for equities. European stocks followed Asia’s lead, advancing in early trading and on course to end four straight days of losses. London, Frankfurt and Paris indexes were all up around 1.4%. MSCI’s […]

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Shares start month on a high after bullish PMIs

LONDON (Reuters) – Stocks started September on a positive note on Tuesday, with global indexes close to all-time highs as data in China and Europe showed manufacturing demand rebounding from coronavirus-induced lows. Factory activity in China expanded at the fastest rate in nearly a decade in August, a private PMI survey showed on Tuesday, boosting […]

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Berlin police disband protest against coronavirus curbs

BERLIN (Reuters) – Berlin police on Saturday disbanded a mass protest in the German capital against coronavirus curbs a few hours after it had begun after marchers failed to keep their distance and wear masks as instructed. The protest came as infections rise across Europe and as public frustration at measures to contain the virus […]

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Global stocks struggle after Fed shift, Japanese markets shaken as Abe resigns

LONDON (Reuters) – Stock markets struggled for direction on Friday as investors worried about a lack of detail in the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy shift while Japanese markets were roiled as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned for health reasons. The Fed’s widely-awaited shift in its policy framework, unveiled on Thursday, saw the central bank place […]

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Hungary summons German ambassador over EU minister's anti-Semitism criticism

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s foreign ministry has summoned the German ambassador to a Monday meeting to explain remarks by his country’s European Union minister in which he accused Hungary of anti-Semitism, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said in a statement on Sunday. Szijjarto rejected the accusations but did not specify where the comments by Minister of […]

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Germany chaos: Angela Merkel sent furious letter as business owners lash out at major move

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. Companies have sent an urgent letter to the German Chancellor pleading with her to pull back from taking action days after she threatened to tighten rules as coronavirus infections surged. The Federal […]

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Asian stocks pause for breath after Wall Street's record run

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A gauge of Asian shares eased on Wednesday led by losses in Chinese and Hong Kong stocks, though it was still near a seven-month peak, driven by ever expanding policy stimulus aimed at cushioning the blow from the coronavirus pandemic. In an indication of positive start for Europe, futures for Eurostoxx 50 […]

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Asian stocks tick up after Wall Street cracks more records

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian equities were mostly firmer on Wednesday after a strong Wall Street session in which the S&P 500 hit an all-time high, rebounding from huge losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite set records soon after the opening bell following strong sales growth reported by […]

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Equities stall on widening U.S.-China rift; dollar slides

LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) – European shares slipped on Tuesday as simmering political tensions between the United States and China escalated, while concerns over a deadlock on further U.S. fiscal stimulus drove the dollar towards a two-year low against its rivals. A weaker opening for the region’s blue-chip euro STOXX 50 weighed on Asian stocks with […]