Testing times: Five questions for the ECB

LONDON (Reuters) – The European Central Bank meets on Thursday, and financial markets are keen to get a sense of just how close it is to delivering another round of stimulus.FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) are pictured in Frankfurt, Germany, July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo/File PhotoEurope is in the midst of a […]

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Oil falls as COVID-19 case surge stokes demand concerns

TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil extended last week’s losses on Monday, falling nearly 2% as a surge in COVID-19 infections in the United States and Europe prompted concern over crude demand, while the prospect of increased supply also hit sentiment.FILE PHOTO: The sun is seen behind a crude oil pump jack in the Permian Basin in Loving County, Texas, U.S., November […]

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Amazon Wins Order to Stall $3.4 Billion Reliance-Future Deal

Amazon.com Inc. secured relief in its dispute with Future Group after a court put a temporary hold on Future’s $3.4 billion sale deal with Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries Ltd. An arbitration court in Singapore restrained Future Retail Ltd. and its founders from going ahead with the sale of assets, according to people with knowledge of the matter, who […]

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Chileans head to the voting stations for historic constitutional vote

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chileans will vote on Sunday on whether they want the country’s Pinochet-era constitution torn up and replaced by a fresh charter drafted by citizens, a key demand in protests that erupted last year.Slideshow ( 4 images )The fiery anti-government protests over inequality and elitism in one of Latin America’s most advanced economies broke out last fall and […]

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UK considers reducing quarantine period for COVID-19 contacts: Sky News

People walk past a sign about COVID-19, amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Manchester, Britain, October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble(Reuters) – Officials in the UK government’s coronavirus task force are considering reducing to seven or 10 days from 14 days the period that people must quarantine if they have been in contact with people infected with the […]

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Lee Kun-hee, who made South Korea's Samsung a global powerhouse, dies at 78

SEOUL (Reuters) – Lee Kun-hee, who built Samsung Electronics into a global powerhouse in smartphones, semiconductors and televisions, died on Sunday after spending more than six years in hospital following a heart attack, the company said.FILE PHOTO: Samsung Electronics chairman Lee Kun-Hee arrives at Gimpo airport in Seoul after he visited several European countries and Japan, May 24, 2012. REUTERS/Lee […]

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