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LONDON | Markets steady after solid run as focus turns to ECB

LONDON — Shares around in the world traded in narrow ranges Thursday after a solid couple of days largely related with hopes that the U.S. and China are ironing out their trade issues. The focus now turns to the European Central Bank press briefing with President Mario Draghi in the wake of the bank’s decision … Continue reading LONDON | Markets steady after solid run as focus turns to ECB

LONDON | Facebook emails show how it sought to leverage user data

LONDON  — A U.K. Parliament committee accused Facebook on Wednesday of cutting special deals with some advertisers to give them more access to data as it released 250 pages worth of documents on the tech giant’s internal discussions about the value of users’ personal information. Parliament’s media committee seized confidential Facebook documents from the developer … Continue reading LONDON | Facebook emails show how it sought to leverage user data

LONDON | Eurozone inflation eases as oil prices slump

LONDON — The recent fall in oil prices has pushed down inflation across the 19-country eurozone, official figures showed Friday in a development that makes it even less likely that the European Central Bank will start raising interest rates anytime soon. Eurostat, the European Union’s statistics office, says consumer prices rose 2 percent in the … Continue reading LONDON | Eurozone inflation eases as oil prices slump

LONDON | May won’t rule out no-deal Brexit; bank says firms not ready

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May refused Thursday to rule out Britain leaving the European Union without a deal, after the Bank of England warned that such a scenario could plunge the country into its deepest recession in decades. Parliament is due to vote Dec. 11 on the divorce deal May’s government has struck … Continue reading LONDON | May won’t rule out no-deal Brexit; bank says firms not ready

LONDON | UK’s May fights to sell Brexit deal to a skeptical country

LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May was starting a frantic two-week race Monday to convince the British public, and a skeptical Parliament, to back the Brexit deal she has struck with the European Union. May was gathering her Cabinet for a meeting hours after returning from Brussels with the divorce agreement approved by the … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s May fights to sell Brexit deal to a skeptical country

LONDON | British film director Nicolas Roeg dies at age 90

LONDON  — Nicolas Roeg, the prominent British film director known for making provocative films and working with rock stars Mick Jagger and David Bowie over a six-decade career, has died. He was 90. The director of “Don’t Look Now” and many other films died Friday night, his son, Nicolas Roeg Jr., told Britain’s Press Association. … Continue reading LONDON | British film director Nicolas Roeg dies at age 90

LONDON | May gets rebellion reprieve, but faces warning from allies

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May got a reprieve in one of her Brexit battles Tuesday as party rebels said they did not yet have the strength for a leadership challenge. But she faced a new headache as parliamentary allies warned they could remove support from May’s minority government if she does not alter … Continue reading LONDON | May gets rebellion reprieve, but faces warning from allies

LONDON |  Trade tensions continue to weigh on global markets

LONDON  — Global stock markets traded in fairly narrow ranges Monday amid continuing trade tensions. French carmaker Renault saw its share price tank after partner Nissan accused its chairman of serious misconduct and announced plans to oust him. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France’s CAC 40 was flat at 5,025 while Germany’s DAX fell 0.1 percent … Continue reading LONDON |  Trade tensions continue to weigh on global markets