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Saudi minister hints oil cuts could continue

Oil prices flipped lower late Friday morning and into a sharp fall amid fears crude markets are entering a new downtrend. This has since reversed sharply. Elsewhere in the energy spectrum, May gasolin...

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French citizens start voting in presidential election

French citizens start voting in presidential election

Security was tight after a deadly attack on the Champs-Elysees on Thursday in which a police officer and a gunman were slain. The eleven French presidential election candidates take part in a specia...

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The The Sage Group plc (SGE) Upgraded to Outperform by BNP Paribas

The firm now has GBX 750 ($9.37) price objective on the stock, up from their previous price objective of GBX 640 ($8.00). In a research note revealed to investors on 18 April, HSBC restate their "Buy"...

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May seeks to snatch Labour votes with energy-price cap

May seeks to snatch Labour votes with energy-price cap

The company recorded pre-tax profits of £2.2billion a year ago. Scottish Power chief corporate officer Keith Anderson said a cap would "damage customers in the long run". One firm, EDF Energy, has a...

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Partial French official results show Macron, Le Pen in 2nd round

Partial French official results show Macron, Le Pen in 2nd round

He promised to be a president "who protects, who transforms and builds" if elected. Martin Schulz, the Social Democrat candidate to challenge Merkel in Germany's September election, said he hoped ...

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Toronto mayor expects action on speculation after housing meeting

Toronto mayor expects action on speculation after housing meeting

The tax would be revenue neutral, she added, aimed squarely at tempering demand. Another measure will see the province working with local municipalities to earmark surplus Provincially-owned lands for...

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France votes in presidential nailbiter

France votes in presidential nailbiter

Polls have opened in France for the first round of the presidential election, in a vote that could not only have significant consequences for the country but also the future of the EU. "Markets will b...

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The French Election: Who Wins, Who Loses

The French Election: Who Wins, Who Loses

French voters were going to the polls for a first-round vote to choose their next president from among 11 candidates, including Le Pen, who opposes immigration and has voiced skepticism about France's...

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LafargeHolcim CEO to depart in wake of Syria controversy

LafargeHolcim CEO to depart in wake of Syria controversy

French prosecutors are investigating actions taken by Lafarge in Syria, following allegations made in a book written by a former Lafarge security manager Jacob Waerness. In Switzerland , the dual-lis...

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Panera to hire 10000 as it expands delivery service

Panera to hire 10000 as it expands delivery service

The Company is a national bakery-cafe concept. It has a 50.86 P/E ratio. At the end of 2016, Panera Bread offered delivery at 15 percent of its 2,036 restaurants. The firm has "Overweight" rating ...

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Macron, Le Pen to Compete for French Presidency

Macron, 39, is a former banker who is 18 years younger than the average age of past presidents in France. An Ipsos survey also showed Macron winning the runoff with 62 percent of the vote against 38 p...

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Embattled United CEO received US$18.7m in 2016 compensation

Embattled United CEO received US$18.7m in 2016 compensation

Munoz has opted to leave "future determinations related to the Chairman position to the discretion of the Board", United said in a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Munoz later apologized ...

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Pollsters project Macron vs. Le Pen in French presidential runoff

An Ipsos-Sopra Steria poll published by French media, including the daily Le Monde, projected Macron with 23.9 percent while putting Le Pen at 21.7 percent. A new Harris survey saw Macron winning th...

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North Korea resumes nuclear test preparations - South Korean paper

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for all sides to exercise restraint on Monday in a call with U.S. President Donald Trump, as a nervous South Korea and Japan sought to join drills with a U.S. Thi...

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Macron, Le Pen set to face off for French presidency

Macron, Le Pen set to face off for French presidency

The New York Times noted Macron's unusual status as both someone who has set himself apart from establishment parties and someone who hails from the political elite. "The French have expressed their...

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French presidential election: What some international media are saying

French presidential election: What some international media are saying

Macron received 23.8 percent of the votes and Le Pen 21.6 percent, according to French research firm IFOP. Le Pen hailed the election results as " historic " while promising to "free the French pe...

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French presidential candidates set for head-to-head run-off vote

Almost half of French voters opted for candidates on the extreme right and left of the political spectrum. For the decisive May 7 runoff, French citizens will choose between the centrist Macron who ...

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French elections in focus

French elections in focus

The single European currency - supported by the centre-left former economy minister and investment banker - gained 2% to $1.09 when trading began in Asia before later settling around 1.3% higher. Le P...

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The Australian dollar's rally after the French vote result quickly sputtered out

The Australian dollar's rally after the French vote result quickly sputtered out

The election result saw the euro briefly touch US$1.0940, the highest since November, and Reuters reported opinion polls put Macron ahead by more than 20 points, a lead so large that a repeat of the B...

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Halliburton Posts Solid 1Q Earnings, Sees 24% Rise in North American Revenue

At time of writing this, Halliburton shares are trading up by 0.47 percent. 2 have given the stock a Hold rating, 0 as Underperform and 1 as Sell. Halliburton's stock closed at $47.06 on Friday,...

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United Airlines won't fire anyone over manhandled passenger

It's a potential travel sacrifice for the IT auditor, who lives in Indianapolis and flies United. Munoz again apologised for the incident as he opened the quarterly earnings conference call with inv...

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Le Pen: Will Defend France Against Globalization

Despite Mr Macron being a relative political novice who has never held elected office before, polls have consistently suggested if he went up against Le Pen in the final battle he would easily win. ...

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Honeywell profit beats; shares hit record high

Honeywell profit beats; shares hit record high

State Street Corp increased its stake in Honeywell International by 4.4% in the fourth quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 398,871 shares of the conglomerate's stock worth $49,807,000 after b...

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Pentagon chief visits African nation home to key US base

Pentagon chief visits African nation home to key US base

Dozens of commercial and military ships travel through the strategic strip of water every day, and the deep Djiboutian port on the strait is used by the US and French navies and about 10 other nations...

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BD pens $24B Bard buyout to create medtech powerhouse

BD pens $24B Bard buyout to create medtech powerhouse

The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC is a full-service business litigation and shareholder rights advocacy firm with more than 20 years of experience in complex litigation matters, including claims of investor...

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German anti-immigrant AfD party picks leaders for election drive

A majority of AfD delegates at a congress in the western city of Cologne backed 76-year-old publicist Alexander Gauland and Alice Weidel, a 38-year-old former investment banker, as candidates fronti...

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Partial French official results show Le Pen, Macron going to second round

There were 11 candidates in France's presidential election, but now there are only two. On Sunday, French voters went to the polls and gave independent candidate Emmanuel Macron the lead in the ra...

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Trump Fails to Properly Characterize Armenian Genocide

Trump Fails to Properly Characterize Armenian Genocide

The Armenian Genocide was recognized by Uruguay, Russia, France, Lithuania, Italy, 45 US states, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Argentina, Belgium, Austria, Wales, Switzerland, Canada, Poland, Venezuela, C...

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Protectionist policies threaten global recovery

Protectionist policies threaten global recovery

Last week the Department of Finance upgraded its GDP growth forecast for this year from 3.5 per cent to 4.3 per cent on the back of increased domestic activity and a more benign worldwide backdrop t...

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EU's Jean-Claude Juncker wishes Emmanuel Macron well for French presidency runoff

EU's Jean-Claude Juncker wishes Emmanuel Macron well for French presidency runoff

Her supporters burst into a rendition of the French national anthem, chanted "We will win!" and waved French flags and blue flags with "Marine President" on them. But one thing is for sure, the old wa...

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