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Britain overhauls financial rules to bolster City's global influence

Britain overhauls financial rules to bolster City’s global influence

Britain says high standards will be maintained UK flags criticism in financial crisis-era reforms London faces new competition from EU centers Consultation on the planned digital book LONDON, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Britain presented a series of measures on Friday to bolster the City of London’s role as a global financial hub, under pressure since …

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Stocks and bond yields fall as US data clouds Fed rate outlook

Stocks and bond yields fall as US data clouds Fed rate outlook

Wall Street extends losses as recession worries mount Crude oil at lowest since January Bank of Canada signals slowing pace of rate hikes China eases COVID rules but imports and exports slump http://tmsnrt.rs/2yaDPgn NEW YORK/MILAN, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Global stocks fell further and Treasury yields fell on Wednesday as U.S. worker productivity data beat …

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Reaction to China's easing of COVID restrictions in major policy shift

Reaction to China’s easing of COVID restrictions in major policy shift

Dec 7 (Reuters) – China on Wednesday announced the most sweeping changes to its strict zero COVID policy since the pandemic began three years ago, easing rules that had curbed the spread of the virus but had hobbled the world’s second-largest economy worldwide and sparked protests. The easing of rules, which include allowing infected people …

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Analysis: Investors look to emerging markets as planets align for end of dollar bull market

Analysis: Investors look to emerging markets as planets align for end of dollar bull market

NEW YORK, Dec 6 (Reuters) – As the U.S. dollar tumbles from multi-decade highs, some investors are betting emerging market currencies will be the big winners from a sustained reversal in the greenback. The MSCI International Emerging Market Currency Index (.MIEM00000CUS) is up nearly 5% from its lows and posted its best monthly gain in …

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Exclusive: Goldman Sachs on the hunt for cheap crypto firms after FTX fiasco

Exclusive: Goldman Sachs on the hunt for cheap crypto firms after FTX fiasco

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Goldman Sachs (GS.N) plans to spend tens of millions of dollars buying or investing in crypto companies after the FTX stock market crash hit valuations and chilled the market. interest of investors. The FTX implosion has increased the need for more trusted and regulated cryptocurrency players, and big banks see …

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Currency swap debt is an $80 trillion global regulator, says 'blind spot'

Currency swap debt is an $80 trillion global regulator, says ‘blind spot’

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Pension funds and other “non-bank” financial firms hold more than $80 trillion in hidden off-balance sheet dollar debt in foreign exchange swaps, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) said. ). The BIS, dubbed the central bank of central banks around the world, also said in its latest quarterly report that …

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European markets slide, China eases pandemic measures

European markets slide, China eases pandemic measures

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) – European stock indices were mostly down on Monday, finding little support from the easing of domestic pandemic restrictions in China, after market sentiment was dampened by data on the employment in the United States on Friday which raised fears of persistent inflation. Asian stocks had been boosted early on Monday …

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'We are not your enemy,' say South Korean truckers striking for minimum wage protection

‘We are not your enemy,’ say South Korean truckers striking for minimum wage protection

UIWANG, South Korea, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Inside five white tents outside the Uiwang container depot near Seoul, about 200 striking truckers huddle around gas heaters, trying to fight against the freezing cold and the government’s talk that they are well paid “labour aristocracy.” They are only too aware of the impact their strike has …

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HSBC considers windfall dividend from $10 billion sale of Canadian unit to RBC

HSBC considers windfall dividend from $10 billion sale of Canadian unit to RBC

Deal comes under pressure from Chinese shareholder Analysts hail ‘sense’ deal The bank could return the proceeds of the transaction to the shareholders LONDON/TORONTO/NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) – HSBC (HSBA.L) has agreed to sell its Canadian business to Royal Bank of Canada (RY.TO) for C$13.5 billion ($10 billion). dollars) in cash, thus paving the …

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