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Climate change pushes investors to take their temperature

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LONDON (Reuters) – Move over revenue growth and dividend payouts: it’s time to take your portfolio’s temperature. FILE PHOTO: People are silhouetted against the setting sun at “El Mirador de la Alemana” (The viewpoint of the German), as the summer’s second heatwave hits Spain, in Malaga, southern Spain July 24,......
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Tesla moves a step closer to opening first European factory with German property deal

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FILE PHOTO: A demonstrators holds pro-Tesla poster during an action to support plans by U.S. electric vehicle pioneer Tesla to build its first European factory and design center in Gruenheide near Berlin, Germany January 18, 2020. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski BERLIN (Reuters) – U.S. electric car pioneer Tesla (TSLA.O) has agreed to......
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China will increase imports from U.S. according to ‘market principles’: official

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FILE PHOTO: Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. President Donald Trump sign “phase one” of the U.S.-China trade agreement during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque BEIJING (Reuters) – China will negotiate with American companies and increase......
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Wall Street hits new highs in strongest week since August

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(Reuters) – Wall Street climbed to record highs on Friday, with major indexes turning in their strongest weekly gains since August, after strong U.S. housing data and signs of resilience in the Chinese economy raised hopes of a rebound in global growth. Market sentiment brightened further this week after the......
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U.S. housing starts at 13-year high in December; permits ease

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. homebuilding surged to a 13-year high in December as activity increased across the board, suggesting the housing market recovery was back on track amid low mortgage rates, and could help support the longest economic expansion on record. FILE PHOTO: A new apartment building housing construction site......
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China’s 2019 property investment solid, but first sales drop in 5 years dents outlook

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s property investment hit a two-year low in December even as it grew at a solid pace in 2019, adding to recent signs of a slackening in the sector and suggested Beijing might need to offer more stimulus to stabilize a cooling economy. FILE PHOTO: Lights are......
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China fourth-quarter GDP grows 6%, in line with expectations and hovering near 30-year low

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FILE PHOTO: A cargo ship is seen next to containers at a river port during sunset in Huaian, Jiangsu province, China September 14, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s economy grew 6.0% in the fourth quarter of 2019 from a year earlier, official data showed on Friday, in line with......
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Oil steady ahead of data seen confirming sluggish China growth

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FILE PHOTO: A maze of crude oil pipes and valves pictured during a tour by the Department of Energy at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas, U.S., June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Richard Carson/File Photo TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices were steady on Friday as investors braced for data expected to......
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Oil ends higher, as trade deal progress spurs energy demand hopes

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil rose about 1% on Thursday, as progress on another major trade deal fed optimism that energy demand will grow in 2020. FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind an oil pump outside Saint-Fiacre, near Paris, France September 17, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann The U.S. Senate approved a......
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Goldman Sachs profit misses estimates on higher costs, weak M&A

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(Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) on Wednesday reported quarterly profit that missed analysts’ estimates by a wide margin, hurt by weakness in its investment banking business and higher operating costs. FILE PHOTO: The ticker symbol and logo for Goldman Sachs is displayed on a screen on the floor......
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Documents to show U.S.-China trade deal fully enforceable: Mnuchin

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Documents to be released Wednesday will show skeptics that a Phase 1 U.S.-China trade agreement will be fully enforceable, including a pledge by China to refrain from manipulating its currency, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks about sanctions......
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India’s Supreme Court asks crime fighting agency to seize local assets of JPMorgan: report

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FILE PHOTO: A J.P. Morgan logo is seen in New York City, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s Supreme Court on Monday directed the government’s crime fighting agency to seize local assets of JPMorgan in relation to some transactions the bank engaged in with a local......
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Walmart sacks 56 executives in India as part of restructuring

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Walmart Inc, the world’s largest retailer, has fired 56 of its executives in India as it restructures in the country. FILE PHOTO: Customers shop at a Walmart India’s Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Jammu May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta/File Photo The move underscores the challenges......
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Walmart sacks around 50 executives in India restructuring: sources

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Walmart Inc (WMT.N), the world’s largest retailer, has fired around 50 of its India executives as part of its restructuring in the country, three sources with direct knowledge told Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Walmart’s logo is seen outside one of the stores ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday......
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Amazon boss Bezos to face protests from traders during India trip

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Thousands of small-scale traders in India are planning to organize protests against Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) founder Jeff Bezos, who will visit the country next week for a company event and potential meetings with government officials. FILE PHOTO: Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Blue Origin speaks......
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Brookfield, Temasek team up for Thyssenkrupp elevator bid: sources

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FILE PHOTO: Elevators are seen at the Thyssenkrupp headquarters in Essen, Germany, November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler/File Photo FRANKFURT/DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) – Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management (BAMa.TO) has teamed up with Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings [TEM.UL] in the auction for Thyssenkrupp’s prized elevator division, two people familiar with the......
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Takeaway seals victory in $7.7 billion Just Eat battle

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Online food ordering company Takeaway.com has won the battle for Britain’s Just Eat with a 5.9 billion pound ($7.7 billion) all share offer that will create one of the world’s largest meal delivery companies. FILE PHOTO: The app for Just Eat is displayed on a smartphone in......
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Trade risks easing may mean bluer sky for 2020: Fed officials

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MADISON, Wis. (Reuters) – The global trade wars may not be over, but U.S. Federal Reserve officials on Thursday said the economy may have weathered the worst of it as risks begin to ease and businesses adjust to a new trade environment. FILE PHOTO: The Federal Reserve Board building on......
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First Abu Dhabi Bank to auction Al Jaber’s Dubai Shangri-La hotel: sources

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DUBAI (Reuters) – First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) (FAB.AD) has started an auction process for a Dubai hotel operated by Shangri-La and owned by indebted construction group Al Jaber with a starting price of 700 million dirhams ($190.59 million), two sources said. FILE PHOTO: A general view of Dubai International......

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