CURRENCIES
05 Dec
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US service sector growth slows a tad more than expected in November, ISM says

US service sector growth slowed a tad more than expected last month but economists indicated that it continued to point to a healthy pace of growth.

05 Dec
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Labour party lashes out at Brexit talks fiasco

The Labour party labeled the result of the ongoing Brexit talks "embarrassing", demanding single market membership be "put back on the table".

05 Dec
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EU blacklists South Korea and UAE as tax havens

European Union finance ministers have placed 17 states on a blacklist of tax havens, including the powerful economies of the UAE and South Korea.

05 Dec
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Joint US and South Korean drills draw angry response from Pyongyang

The US and the South Korean air forces will beef-up and go ahead with their joint annual military exercises, a week after North Korea fired its most powerful test missile to date.

05 Dec
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Mueller forces Trump into handing over Deutsche Bank records after subpoena

US President Donald Trump’s bank records will be handed over to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election.

05 Dec
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US trade shortfall widens in October amid broad-based weakness in exports

America's shortfall in trade with the rest of the world worsened in October, amid a broad-based drop in exports and increased purchases of industrial supplies and consumer goods from overseas.

05 Dec
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Spanish supreme court lifts arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont

Former leader of the Catalan government Carles Puigdemont has had the European arrest warrant that was placed on him lifted by the Spanish supreme court.

05 Dec
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Ireland reluctantly agrees plan begin collecting €13bn in Apple back tax

Apple and the Irish government have finally agreed a plan for the US tech giant to repay €13bn in unpaid taxes to the state, as a result of an EU ruling from last year.

05 Dec
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Eurozone retail sales drop more than expected in October

Retail sales in the eurozone fell more than expected in October, according to figures released by Eurostat on Tuesday.

05 Dec
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Eurozone business activity accelerates in November - IHS Markit

Business activity in the eurozone accelerated in November, according to data released on Tuesday.