Iranian authorities give jailed British aid worker December court date

Iran informed jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on Thursday that she would be appearing in front of a court in December to face accusations of spreading propaganda.

Several ECB rate-setters push to de-link forward guidance from QE, minutes show

European Central Bank rate-setters believe their so-called 'forward guidance' has helped to anchor interest rate expectations within the bloc, the minutes of their last deliberations reveal, but several also pushed for more flexibility to allow for a quicker end to their asset purchases.

'Immediate action' required to stabilise Zimbabwe's economy - IMF

The International Monetary Fund has warned of the consequences of the Zimbabwean government not taking action to combat the country’s economic crisis.

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Eurozone manufacturing and services PMIs fly higher in November

A new six-year year high for eurozone manufacturing and services sentiment pushed the single currency higher on Thursday morning, as the strengthening 'Euroboom' put the UK's low growth firmly in the shade.

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Many on FOMC believe low inflation may also reflect persistent factors, minutes show

Central bankers in the States are pretty much set on raising their benchmark interest rate again when they meet again on 12-13 December, but the pace at which they will continue to do so in 2018 is less clear, the minutes of their policy meeting have revealed.

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Lebanon prime minister Hariri retracts resignation

Saad al-Hariri has revoked his resignation as Lebanon's prime minister, according to a local news report on Wednesday.

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Former Zimbabwean vice-president Mnangagwa set to take over after exile

Zimbabwe’s former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to take over from the ousted Robert Mugabe after returning to the country following a period of exile.

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US consumer confidence holds near best level since 2004, good signal for Xmas

Americans are looking confidently to the future in a potentially strong signal for spending over the Christmas holidays, according to the results of closely-followed survey.

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Eurozone consumer confidence jumps in November

Consumer confidence in the single currency bloc shot higher in November, according to the executive arm of the European Union.

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Durable goods orders fall in October, weighed down by volatile aircraft component

Orders for goods made to last more than three years slowed much more quickly than expected last month amid a decline in those for aircraft, both civilian and military.

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US initial jobless claims drop a little more than expected

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell a touch more than expected last week, according to data from the Labor Department.

22 Nov
UN tribunal convicts Ratko Mladic of Bosnian war genocide

Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has been convicted of genocide by a UN tribunal in The Hague for atrocities committed during the Yugoslavian civil war in the 1990s.

22 Nov
Fresh elections in Germany still most likely outcome, Berenberg says

The German state has not been left moribund by the recent failure of talks aimed at forming a new coalition government, nor will it significantly derail a push for reforming the euro area's architecture or the Brexit negotiations, a top-rated economist said.

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Robert Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe

President Mugabe has handed in a written letter of resignation, putting a halt to impeachment hearings, the speaker of Zimbabwe's parliament said on Tuesday.

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US existing home sales rise more than expected in October

Sales of US existing homes rose more than expected in October, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.

20 Nov
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British Airways's plan for passengers paying least to board last prompts negative reaction

British Airways's plans to introduce a policy whereby those purchasing the cheapest tickets will be called last has prompted a a very negative reactions from its passengers.

20 Nov
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Zimbabwe president Mugabe refuses to stand down despite deadline

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has refused to step down as leader of the country despite pressure from his own Zanu-PF party and the army.

20 Nov
Australian interest rates will remain at record lows for another year - IMF

Australian interest rates could remain at their record lows for up to a year more, the International Monetary Fund said on Monday.

20 Nov
Banks will definitely lose passporting rights post-Brexit, Barnier says

Banks and financial services firm operating in the UK will lose their so-called 'passporting rights' after Britain leaves the European Union, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said on Monday.

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German President urges parties to 'rethink their position' as coalition talks disintegrate

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the President of Germany, said on Monday that he expected all parties elected to parliament to make every effort to enable the formation of a government after coalition talks fell apart earlier in the day.