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20 Jun
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Government compromise sees May victorious in 'meaningful vote' scrap

Theresa May’s government has managed to see off a rebellion in The House of Commons, seeing the ‘meaningful vote’ amendment defeated after once again making concessions on the subject.

20 Jun
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EU to vote on internet copyright crackdown

The European Parliament is set to vote on Wednesday and Thursday on a new law to prevent the availability of copyrighted material online.

20 Jun
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US existing home sales unexpectedly drop in May

US existing home sales unexpectedly fell in May amid a lack of inventory and high prices, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.

20 Jun
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EU retaliates for US tariffs on aluminium and steel

The European Commission has responded to the US administration's levies on aluminium and steel, formally approving 'rebalancing measures' on €2. 8bn-worth of US exports of agricultural and manufactured goods.

20 Jun
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German producer price gains accelerate in May

Producer price gains in the Eurozone's largest economy accelerated in May on the back of higher gasoline prices.

20 Jun
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Cryptocurrencies suffer fall after South Korean exchange reports $32m coins stolen

Cryptocurrencies dropped after South Korean exchange Bithumb was hacked and $32m in coins were stolen, including Ripple tokens.

19 Jun
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Market buzz: Has gold lost its allure as a safe-haven?

1630:Close Equities paid more attention on Tuesday to the ratcheting-up of tensions between Beijing and Washington as trading kicked-off with a sharp move lower on the Shanghai bourse.

19 Jun
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US housing starts hit 10-year high in May

US housing starts rose more than expected in May, to a 10-year high, according to data released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday.

19 Jun
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May to reject 'meaningful vote' proposal, setting up Commons showdown

Theresa May is poised to reject a proposal that would hand parliament more power over Brexit, setting the government on a collision course with MPs who want to avoid a 'no deal' Brexit, according to reports on Tuesday.

19 Jun
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US pharma bosses say UK's life sciences position under threat

US pharma businesses have warned the government that the UK’s dominant position in life sciences is threatened by Brexit and the NHS’s slow adoption of new medicines.

19 Jun
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Leave voters prefer hard Irish border to staying in customs union, poll finds

Two thirds of leave voters in the Brexit referendum prefer a hard Irish border to not leaving the customs union after the divorce.

19 Jun
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China implores Australia to exercise 'less bias and bigotry'

The Chinese ambassador to Australia claimed that "less bias and bigotry" was required to repair relations between the two as concerns that China's influence in the nation continues to mount.

19 Jun
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London midday: Stocks pare losses as Brexit woes hit pound; profit warnings weigh

London stocks had pared losses by midday on Tuesday as Brexit worries weighed on the pound, but escalating tensions between the US and China and a series of profit warnings kept investors on edge.

19 Jun
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Significant policy accommodation "still needed", ECB's Draghi says

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi sounded a confident note on the outlook for inflation on Tuesday, despite the multiple sources of uncertainty surrounding the outlook for growth.

19 Jun
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Eurozone construction output improves

Eurozone construction output is growing more strongly, official data showed on Tuesday, indicating the second quarter will make a good recovery from an extremely slow start to the year.

19 Jun
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German economic growth forecasts slashed over trade war fears

Germany's economy is expected to grow more slowly in the coming years due to the risks around a euro crisis sparked by Italy and a potential trade war with the US.

19 Jun
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White House readies $400bn-worth of possible tariffs on Chinese made goods

President Donald Trump instructed his country's Trade Representative to identify another $200bn-worth of goods on which to levy 10% tariffs.

18 Jun
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FX round-up: Pound weakens ahead of Lords vote, MPC

Sterling started the week off on a weak note, ahead of a Lords vote on Tory rebels' demands for a 'meaningful vote' in Parliament in case of a 'no-deal' Brexit.

18 Jun
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NHS extra £20bn funding to come from tax hike says May

Theresa May said the government planned to provide the NHS an extra £394m a week, funded from increased tax contributions.

18 Jun
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May's Brexit plans face Wednesday showdown

The House of Lords is set to vote down the government’s Brexit bill and the “meaningful vote” on Monday setting up a showdown with rebel lawmakers in the Commons on Wednesday.