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After receiving letter of intent, Suez says open to begin talks on Veolia takeover

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FILE PHOTO: A flag with the logo of Suez is seen on a barge in Paris, France, September 3, 2020. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – Suez said on Sunday it had received a letter of intent from Ardian and GIP (Global Infrastructure Partners), which would help to find a......

Italy’s Conte struggles to secure support in Senate showdown

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ROME (Reuters) – Efforts by Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to build a new majority in parliament after a junior partner quit his coalition floundered at the weekend as several centrist lawmakers rejected his overtures. FILE PHOTO: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks as he holds a news conference at......

Bayer aims to help CureVac with COVID-19 vaccine output, says CEO

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BERLIN, Jan 17 (Reuters) – German pharmaceutical giant Bayer is examining whether it can help CureVac to produce its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, its chief executive was quoted as saying on Sunday. Though inoculation campaigns have started around the world using various COVID-19 vaccines, many countries say their ability to get......

France wants suspension of ‘poisonous’ U.S.-Europe trade spat

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FILE PHOTO: French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks during a news conference at a meeting to discuss how to push forward stalled Arab-Israeli peace talks, in Amman, Jordan, September 24, 2020. Khalil Mazraawi/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union and the incoming administration of U.S.......

Canada’s Couche-Tard drops Carrefour takeover plan, companies say

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Jan 16 (Reuters) – Canada’s Alimentation Couche-Tard and European retailer Carrefour SA, have decided to extend their discussions to examine opportunities for operational partnerships, after Couche-Tard dropped its bid to acquire Carrefour, the two companies said in a joint statement on Saturday. (Reporting by Ann Maria Shibu in Bengaluru Editing......

Schools open, businesses closed as Portugal enters new lockdown

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LISBON (Reuters) – Portugal began the first day of a new lockdown on Friday with businesses closed and most people confined to their homes, although parents were able to take their children to school. Schools will remain open this time around, but some parents were nervous about the decision, which......

Italy’s Conte seeking stray senators to save struggling coalition

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ROME (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte worked the phones on Friday, trying to secure enough votes in parliament to allow him to stay in power after a junior ally quit the cabinet this week. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte leaves the ceremony marking the rotation of the General......

Scientists think vaccines will work on Brazil COVID variant: UK minister

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps walks outside the Cabinet Office in London, Britain September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s transport minister said scientists think that COVID-19 vaccines will work on a new variant of the coronavirus found in Brazil and a decision to ban flights......

U.S. turmoil an ‘alarm’ for Western democracies, says France’s Le Maire

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PARIS (Reuters) – The political turmoil in the United States, where Donald Trump on Wednesday became the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice, has served as an alarm to Western democracies, France’s finance minister said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire,......

Foreign takeover of Carrefour a ‘major difficulty’ for govt, says Le Maire

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FILE PHOTO: Bruno Le Maire, French Minister of the Economy, Finance, and Recovery, wearing a protective face mask, leaves following the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 21, 2020. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes PARIS (Reuters) – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said a foreign company purchasing......

France’s Le Maire says 6% growth target for 2021 not out reach

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FILE PHOTO: French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire speaks during a news conference on the country’s COVID-19 situation at the French Health Ministry in Paris, France November 12, 2020. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS PARIS (Reuters) – Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday said a growth forecast of......

Analysis: Dollar bears grow cautious as U.S. yields rise

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By Saqib Iqbal Ahmed, Ritvik Carvalho NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – A rally in U.S. yields is clouding the outlook for one of the market’s most popular trades: betting against the dollar. FILE PHOTO: A picture illustration shows U.S. 100 dollar bank notes taken in Tokyo August 2, 2011. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao/File......

REUTERS NEXT-ECB forecasts still stand if lockdowns lift by end-March, Lagarde says

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FRANKFURT, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The European Central Bank’s forecast of an economic rebound this year still stands despite fresh restrictions to activity in several euro zone countries, provided those measures are lifted by end-March, ECB President Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday. “I think our last projections in December are......

FOREX-Dollar buoyed as Treasury yields stabilise

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* Dollar index trades higher * Sterling gains * Euro, Aussie and Kiwi down * Graphic: World FX rates tmsnrt.rs/2RBWI5E LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Stabilising U.S. Treasury yields helped the dollar trade back in positive teritory on Wednesday, though investors remained bearish on the currency’s near-term prospects. Benchmark 10-year......

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 19,600 – RKI

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BERLIN, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 19,600 to 1,953,426, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Wednesday. The reported death toll rose by 1,060 to 42,637, the tally showed. (Reporting by Berlin Newsroom Editing by Shri......

Italy’s Conte faces showdown with aggrieved coalition party

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ROME (Reuters) – Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte faced a cabinet showdown on Tuesday with a small coalition partner that could bring down his government and unleash political chaos on Italy as it struggles to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. FILE PHOTO: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte wearing a protective face mask......

Dollar holds above 2018 lows ahead of U.S. jobs report

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LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar held above a 2018 low against other major currencies on Friday ahead of fresh U.S. jobs data likely to give clues on the extent of fiscal stimulus needed to prop up the coronavirus-hit economy. FILE PHOTO: U.S. dollars and other world currencies lie in a......

Ryanair to begin 737 MAX roll-out with UK market -CEO

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FILE PHOTO: A Ryanair plane takes off from Manchester Airport. Picture taken June 21, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ryanair plans to begin deploying its Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the United Kingdom following its first deliveries in the coming months, CEO Eddie Wilson said on Thursday. The......

UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan. 7 – Reuters UK

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UPDATE 1-UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan. 7 Reuters UK Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics – Click here for Free Stock Photos...

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