INTERNATIONAL NEWS
05 Dec
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Europe close: Stocks end on mixed note, analysts as well

European stocks ended on a mixed note but off their worst levels of the session on the back of a dip in the euro's value as recent buying in the US dollar continues, although City traders were cautious.

05 Dec
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Google promises 10,000 staff to detect and eliminate extremist content

Google has announced that it will assign more than 10,000 staff to detecting and deleting extremist content on YouTube in 2018.

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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US open: Stocks little changed amid weak data

Wall Street is trading on a mixed note as traders digest weaker-than-expected readings on service sector activity and foreign trade while scanning the headlines for news regarding the US tax reform proposals which were making their way through Congress.

05 Dec
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Cineworld to buy Regal Entertainment for $3.6bn

Cineworld has reached an agreement to buy US rival Regal Entertainment Group for $3. 6bn (£2. 7bn), creating the world's second largest cinema operator.

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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Asia report: Markets mostly lower as RBA stands pat on rates

Markets in Asia finished mostly lower on Tuesday after a mixed session on Wall Street overnight, after Australia’s central bank stood pat on interest rates as widely expected.

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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US pre-open: Stocks seen mixed with Nasdaq under pressure

US futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street on Tuesday as the recent tax reform-fuelled gains ran out of steam and the tech-heavy Nasdaq came under pressure.

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.

04 Dec
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US close: Markets mixed as investors digest tax cut news

Wall Street finished mixed at the end of the first session of the week, as investors welcomed news that Senate Republicans passed their proposed tax reform bill, although political concerns were still on some traders' minds.