INTERNATIONAL NEWS
13 Feb
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US close: Markets manage to hold on to gains

Wall Street indices managed to keep their head above water by the close on Tuesday, having opened on a downbeat note following two days of gains, as investors looked ahead to key inflation data that was set for release the next day.

13 Feb
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Europe close: Stocks off as Wall Street dips, single currency gains

European shares struggled to make headway on Tuesday, despite positive finishes overnight on Wall Street and in Asia as still wary investors kept a wary eye on Wall Street amid moderate gains in the euro.

13 Feb
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Bridgewater's Dalio fears rising risk of US recession

Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio said on Monday that the risks of a recession hitting in the next 18 to 24 months are rising.

13 Feb
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US open: Stocks dip, threatening two-day climb

Trading began on Wall Street began on a bit of a down note on Tuesday following two days of gains, as investors looked ahead to key inflation data that was set for release the next day.

13 Feb
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Julian Assange's loses court appeal on UK arrest warrant

A judge in London ruled that the arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange remains valid after he presented an appeal to persuade British authorities to drop charges against him for breaching his bail conditions when he entered the Ecuadorian embassy.

13 Feb
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Ryanair will pay over 100m euros more to pilots after union protests

Budget carrier RyanAir has announced that the 20% increase in salaries it's negotiating with its pilots will push its costs €100m higher next year.

13 Feb
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Surge in electric car sales applies strains global battery supply chain, says Oxford Economics

Over the past few years the belief that electric vehicle sales would rise exponentially, and that the automotive industry as a whole was heading into a period of rapid technological change, took off on the back of heightened concerns about air quality and global warming.

13 Feb
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Oxfam deputy chief resigns as sexual misconduct scandal widens

Oxfam deputy chief, Penny Lawrence has resigned on Monday following accusations that she didn’t correctly manage allegations about some of her NGO's staff hiring prostitutes in Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.

13 Feb
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South Africa's ANC calls for President Zuma to resign

South African President Jacob Zuma has asked to be given more time after being recalled by his party, the ruling African National Congress.

13 Feb
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Amazon plans hundreds of job cuts in Seattle

Amazon is planning hundreds of layoffs at its Seattle headquarters and across its operations worldwide, a rare move following an eight-year long hiring spree which saw its Seattle workforce soar from 5,000 in 2010 to 40,000.

13 Feb
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Asia report: Most markets higher as Wall Street recovery continues

Most markets in Asia finished higher on Tuesday, reflecting the second day of recovery on Wall Street overnight after the mammoth losses sustained last week.

13 Feb
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13 Feb
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US pre-open: Stocks heading lower again after two upbeat sessions

US futures pointed to a downbeat session on Wall Street on Tuesday following two days of gains, as investors looked ahead to key inflation data due on Wednesday.

13 Feb
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US small business optimism improves more than expected in January - NFIB

Small business optimism in the US improved more than expected in January, according to data released on Tuesday.

13 Feb
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US close: Markets continue rebound as Trump unveils infrastructure plan

Wall Street's main indexes finished the session higher on Monday, extending the bounce that began late on Friday, driven by technology and financial issues as stocks did their best to recover from their worst week since 2016.