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Hammond says he's no 'enemy of Brexit', seeks close EU ties (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
LONDON (Reuters) - The Treasury is not trying to undermine Brexit but is instead focused on boosting prosperity by promoting continued close ties with the European Union after the country leaves, Chancellor Philip Hammond said on Thursday.
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BoE chief economist boosts chance of August hike with vote for rate rise (Thu, 21 Jun 2018)
LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England bolstered expectations that at its next meeting it will raise rates for only the second time in a decade, after its chief economist unexpectedly joined the minority of policymakers voting for a hike on Thursday.
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U.S. military may house immigrant children as Trump policy beset by confusion (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - The U.S. military has been asked to get ready to house up to 20,000 immigrant children, officials said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back a widely condemned policy of separating children from their parents were beset by confusion.
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Italy and Germany clash as migration rows split EU (Thu, 21 Jun 2018)
BRUSSELS/ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday a draft EU accord on migration had been withdrawn after he clashed with Chancellor Angela Merkel over an issue that is splitting Europe.
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Asian shares flirt with six-month lows as signs of tariff effects appear (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares were under pressure on Friday on signs U.S. trade battles with China and many other countries are starting to chip away at corporate profits, with oil prices choppy ahead of major producers meeting to discuss raising output.
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Disney willing to divest more Fox assets for deal clearance (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co said on Thursday it was willing to divest Twenty-First Century Fox Inc assets that generated up to $1 billion (£755 million) in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) to get a regulatory nod for the deal.
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Greece gets debt relief from euro zone (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers on Friday extended maturities and deferred interest of a major part of their loans to Greece along with a big cash injection to ensure Athens can stand on its own feet after it exits its bailout in August.
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British lawmakers call for probe of Lloyds, KPMG over HBOS fraud (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
(Reuters) - A group of British lawmakers on Thursday called for an investigation by law enforcement and regulatory agencies into the handling by Lloyds Banking Group of a fraud at its HBOS Reading unit more than a decade ago and into the role of auditor KPMG.
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Britain drifting toward 'disastrous' Brexit - German industry group (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
BERLIN (Reuters) - Britain is heading towards a disorderly exit from the European Union that could have disastrous consequences for its economy and those of its partners in the bloc, Germany's BDI industry group has warned.
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North Korea 'total denuclearisation' started; officials see no new moves - Trump (Fri, 22 Jun 2018)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday North Korea was blowing up four of its big test sites and that a process of "total denuclearisation ... has already started," but officials said there was no such evidence since a landmark summit last week.
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