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European stocks hit fresh record high as miners rally

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FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, May 7, 2021. REUTERS/Staff (Reuters) – European stocks extended a record-setting rally on Monday as optimism about the reopening of economies and easy monetary policy lifted cyclical sectors, including mining and financials.......

Canal+ Polska revives Warsaw listing ambitions amid IPO boom

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FILE PHOTO: The Vivendi logo is pictured at the main entrance of the entertainment-to-telecoms conglomerate headquarters in Paris March 14, 2014. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Polish pay-TV platform Canal+ Polska has revived plans for an initial public offering (IPO) in Warsaw, seeking to take advantage of a surge......

Earnings, metal rally spur record high for European stocks

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FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, April 14, 2021. REUTERS/Staff (Reuters) – European stocks hit a record high on Thursday as a rally in commodity prices lifted miners, while some positive earnings reports offset worries about the pace......

Indian shares rise as metals gain; Infosys slides

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Brokers trade at their computer terminals at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade/Files BENGALURU (Reuters) – Indian shares rose on Thursday, as investors looked past rising coronavirus cases and a lockdown in Mumbai, and metals stocks added to strong gains this year, while Infosys......

Asian shares defensive, dollar struggles near one-month lows

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares were on the backfoot on Thursday following mixed cues from Wall Street where a sharp sell-off in the largest bitcoin exchange Coinbase hit tech shares while the dollar index struggled near one-month lows. FILE PHOTO: Pedestrians and a traffic light stop sign are reflected on......

China shares end higher as some IT firms pledge against anti-competition

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* SSEC 0.6%, CSI300 0.8% * HK->Shanghai Connect daily quota used 5.2%, Shanghai->HK daily quota used 0.7% * FTSE China A50 +0.5% BEIJING, April 14 (Reuters) – China shares rose on Wednesday, with IT firms leading the gains, as investors cheered internet platform companies pledging to avoid anti-competitive behaviours after......

South Korea’s construction firm Hyundai Engineering prepares for IPO

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean construction company Hyundai Engineering said on Tuesday it had reached out to brokerage firms at home and abroad for them to make bids to carry out the firm’s initial public offering (IPO). Hyundai Engineering, an affiliate of Hyundai Motor Group, engages in the civil and......

Sterling recovers; long positions shrink to nine-week low

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* Graphic: World FX rates in 2020 tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh * Graphic: Trade-weighted sterling since Brexit vote tmsnrt.rs/2hwV9Hv LONDON, April 12 (Reuters) – The pound rose on Monday, recovering partly after a weekly loss, while CFTC data showed that speculators’ net long positions fell to a nine-week low as market participants split......

European stocks ease from record high ahead of earnings season

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FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, April 1, 2021. REUTERS/Staff (Reuters) – European stocks eased from all-time highs on Monday as investors held off from making big bets ahead of the earnings season, while British retailers were set......

Vaccitech, startup behind AstraZeneca-Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine, files for U.S. IPO

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FILE PHOTO: Vials of Oxford/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine are pictured at a vaccination centre in Bierset, Belgium March 17, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo (Reuters) – Biotech startup Vaccitech Plc, which owns the technology behind the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca Plc, filed for a U.S. initial public offering......

Wall Street Week Ahead: With stocks at record highs, investors look to upcoming earnings

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street is kicking off a crucial reporting season as U.S. companies provide quarterly results a year after the coronavirus pandemic crippled the economy and as investors look for reasons to support a stock market at record highs. FILE PHOTO: A sign for the Wall Street......

Japan stocks end higher on hopes for robust earnings season

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TOKYO, April 9 (Reuters) – Japanese shares closed higher on Friday, buoyed by growing expectations that companies will report healthy profits and issue upbeat forecasts as earnings reports start to roll in. The Nikkei 225 Index ended up 0.2% at 29,768.06, while the broader Topix gained 0.39% to 1,959.47. Stocks......

Big $40 million options trade bets on near-term stock market tumble

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NEW YORK, April 8 (Reuters) – A massive trade in the U.S. options market on Thursday appears to be betting that the calm enveloping U.S. stocks in recent weeks will give way to a big rise in volatility over the next three months. One or more traders laid out a......

Exclusive: Brazilian payments network Elo picks banks for IPO – sources

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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian payments firm Elo has chosen six banks to manage its initial public offering, four sources close to the matter said, in the first concrete sign it is proceeding with a move first proposed by shareholders in August. FILE PHOTO: A view of the exterior of......

Breakingviews – Path out of global tax combat is slowly emerging

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WhatsApp and Facebook messenger icons are seen on an iPhone in Manchester , Britain March 27, 2017. LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) – A long slog to make international corporate tax rules fit for the digital age is nearing a breakthrough. Obstacles remain, but a path that gets around them is slowly......

Malaysia’s Axiata, DiGi.Com shares suspend trading ahead of ‘material announcement’

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s Axiata Group Bhd and DiGi.Com Bhd suspended trading of their shares on Thursday, pending a “material announcement”, both telecommunication companies said in exchange filings. Last month, local newspaper The Star reported citing sources that talks have resumed between Telenor ASA, the largest shareholder in DiGi.Com,......

Futures struggle for direction ahead of Fed minutes

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FILE PHOTO: The front facade of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is seen in New York City, U.S., March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s last......

Insurer Genworth terminates $2.7 billion buyout deal with China Oceanwide

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(Reuters) – Genworth Financial Inc has terminated a $2.7 billion buyout agreement with investment firm China Oceanwide Holdings Group Co, the U.S. insurer said on Tuesday. Originally proposed in October 2016, the merger was stalled for years over concerns about Chinese access to sensitive data of U.S. citizens. Shares of......

More women in Italian boardrooms, but fewer female CEOs

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FILE PHOTO: Ferrari’s logo is seen on the facade of Milan’s stock exchange, downtown Milan, Italy January 4, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini MILAN (Reuters) – Italian listed companies have increased the number of women serving on their boards but the number of female chief executive officers fell slightly last year, the......

More women in Italian boardrooms, but fewer female CEOs

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FILE PHOTO: Ferrari’s logo is seen on the facade of Milan’s stock exchange, downtown Milan, Italy January 4, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini MILAN (Reuters) – Italian listed companies have increased the number of women serving on their boards but the number of female chief executive officers fell slightly last year, the......

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