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Africa development bank says risks to growth 'increasing by the day'

DAR ES SALAAM, Aug 18 (Reuters) - The U.S.-China trade war and uncertainty over Brexit pose risks to Africa’s economic prospects that are...

Hong Kong braces for mass anti-government rally

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong braced for a major anti-government rally planned for Sunday after an unusually calm Saturday night in what...

Last orders: Rise of closing auctions stirs worries in European stock markets

LONDON (Reuters) - The final five minutes of trading have become the busiest time of day for stock market traders in Europe. FILE...

SoftBank plans to lend up to $20 bln to employees to invest in new...

Japan's SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive Masayoshi Son attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, November 5, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon(Reuters) - Japan's...

Germany's Scholz: Don't expect higher interest rates for years

German Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz speaks on stage during the "Open Door Day" of the Federal Ministry of Finance in...

UPDATE 1-Standard Chartered faces fine for sanctions breaches- Sky News

A logo of Standard Chartered is displayed at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip(Reuters) -...

Standard Chartered faces fine in coming weeks for sanctions breaches- Sky News

Aug 17 (Reuters) - Standard Chartered PLC is facing a fine for failing to prevent sanctions breaches, Sky News reported on Saturday. Britain's...

UPDATE 2-Hong Kongers stage more anti-government protests, braving storms

* Thousands of teachers march under leaden skies * Rallies show support despite escalating violence * Confrontational edge emerges in late afternoon (Adds...

UPDATE 2-China unveils rate reform to steer funding costs lower for firms

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s central bank unveiled a key interest rate reform on Saturday to help steer borrowing costs lower for companies and...

UPDATE 1-Alibaba and the $15 bln question: Amid Hong Kong's protests, when to list?

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s political unrest is posing a dilemma for Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) on the timing of its...