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Oil was little changed on Thursday, as prices eased early in the session, but were supported by a record drawdown of U.S. crude stockpiles at the Cushing, Oklahoma delivery hub. U.S. crude inventories fell 6.9 million barrels last week, compared with forecasts for a 3.5 million-barrel draw, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said. Crude supplies at the Cushing, Oklahoma delivery hub for U.S. crude futures fell 4.2 million barrels in the week, the largest draw since at least 2004.
Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is likely to join rivals Manchester United (NYSE: MANU - news) this month, his manager Arsene Wenger said ahead of Saturday (Shenzhen: 002291.SZ - news) 's Premier League match against Crystal Palace. The Chilean international is out of contract at the end of the season and was also a target for Manchester City, but United (Shenzhen: 000925.SZ - news) appear to have stolen a march on their local rivals. "I worked on transfers for 30 years so it is likely to happen, but at any moment it can break down ... If it doesn't happen, he will play on Saturday." Wenger told a news conference, adding that United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan could move in the other direction.
Financial crime fighters at the U.S. Treasury are "aggressively" pursuing virtual currency platforms that lack strong internal safeguards against money laundering, a top official told a Senate panel on Wednesday. With (Other OTC: WWTH - news) more criminals using the emerging asset class to store and transmit their ill-gotten gains, Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) will pursue malfeasant virtual currency platforms even if they are located overseas, Sigal Mandelker, the U.S. Treasury Department's under secretary for terrorism and financial crimes, told the Senate Banking Committee.
Britain's Barclays (LSE: BARC.L - news) is axing up to 100 jobs at its investment bank, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, following another set of disappointing results from the division in the third quarter. Chief Executive Jes Staley has championed the investment bank, even amid calls from some analysts and investors to ditch a business that has in recent years struggled to match the profitability of Barclays' retail and credit card units. In 2016, around 1,000 jobs were cut from Barclays' investment banking business worldwide, as it strove to reduce costs and boost revenues.
Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, UEFA said in an annual report published ...
International estate agents Savills (Stuttgart: 1YZ.SG - news) said it will beat underlying expectations for its 2017 results due to high levels of commercial transaction volumes in Britain, Europe and Asia and growth in its British residential business. It also said its Chief Executive Jeremy Helsby will leave at the end of 2018 after 39 years at the company to be replaced by the firm's current UK and Europe CEO Mark Ridley from the start of next year. In Britain, the firm said it had seen year-on-year revenue growth in its residential transaction business and increased market share in commercial transactions, due to continued strong investment interest from Asia.
Former Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs has vowed to win over doubting fans with success on the pitch after being appointed manager of Wales on a four-year contract on Monday. The 44-year-old takes over from Chris Coleman, who led Wales to the Euro 2016 semi-finals but quit the job in November to take charge of English Championship (second tier) side Sunderland. It will be the first major managerial role for a player who won 64 caps for Wales between 1991 and 2007 but was unpopular with some supporters for missing many internationals, especially friendlies.
Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Saturday (Shenzhen: 002291.SZ - news) that the OPEC member's oil output capacity is nearing 5 million barrels per day, but the country will remain in full compliance with its output target under a global pact to cut supplies. Luaibi said the supply cut agreement between OPEC and non-OPEC producers should continue despite a rise in oil prices. "The market now is not 100 percent stable," he said at an industry conference in Abu Dhabi, adding that current oil prices could be sustained, but there might be some fluctuations.
Treasury yields climbed on Friday as underlying U.S. consumer prices posted their biggest gain in 11 months in December, bolstering expectations about a pickup in domestic inflation and about Federal Reserve ...
New (KOSDAQ: 160550.KQ - news) measures by Britain to turn the tide on plastic waste do not go far enough, environmentalists said on Friday. Unveiling a new environmental agenda, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday Britain would eradicate avoidable plastic waste in the next quarter century. The moves - including extending a 5 pence (7 cents) charge for a single-use plastic bag to all retailers and introducing packaging-free aisles in supermarkets - were welcomed by campaigners but also criticised for missing an opportunity to do more to protect the planet.
Treasury yields climbed on Friday as underlying U.S. consumer prices posted their biggest gain in 11 months in December, increasing expectations about a pickup in domestic inflation. The jump in yield implied higher market confidence the U.S. Federal Reserve will enact its planned rate hikes for the year. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index, excluding the volatile food and energy components, rose 0.3 percent last month, amid strong gains in the cost of rental accommodation and healthcare.
Oil prices retreated from big gains on Thursday, but still managed to settle at three-year highs after the global Brent benchmark hit $70 a barrel on signs of tightening supply in the United States. Brent crude futures settled 6 cents higher at $69.26 a barrel, after hitting $70.05 a barrel during the session, its highest level since November 2014. Brent's settlement still represents a three-year closing high.
German bond yields hit their highest levels since September on Thursday after minutes from the ECB's December meeting said the bank should revisit its communication stance in early 2018 and gradually adjust its language to reflect improved growth. The December policy meeting minutes took markets by surprise, putting bond investors back on the defensive in a week that has seen bond markets rattled by fears that Bank of Japan stimulus could come to an end and a report that China may stop purchases of U.S. Treasuries.
Euro zone government bond yields fell on Thursday after China's regulator called a report about Beijing slowing or halting its U.S. bond purchases possibly erroneous, allowing a degree of calm to return to rattled world debt markets. Fears about a withdrawal of the central bank stimulus that has long held borrowing costs down, combined with higher oil prices and hefty new bond supply, have in recent days soured sentiment in bond markets, pushing up yields in the United (Shenzhen: 000925.SZ - news) States, Europe and Japan.
U.S. import prices recorded their smallest increase in five months in December and underlying imported price pressures were muted amid declining costs for food and consumer goods. The Labor Department said on Wednesday import prices edged up 0.1 percent last month after accelerating 0.8 percent in November. Producer and consumer price reports on Thursday and Friday could offer fresh clues on the near-term inflation outlook.
A ban on plastic microbeads, used as exfoliants in toothpastes, face washes and shower gels that end up in the oceans, will come into force in Britain on Tuesday, but lawmakers said more needed to be done to tackle plastic pollution. The tiny plastic beads pollute waterways and oceans, where they can be eaten by marine life and end up in the human food chain. "Microbeads in cosmetics are an avoidable part of the problem, which is why we called for a ban," member of parliament Mary Creagh, chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, a cross-party green watchdog, said in a statement.
Prince Harry's wedding to American actress Meghan Markle could provide a 500 million pound boost to Britain's economy as tourists flock to the country and Britons celebrate, according to an estimate. Harry, Queen Elizabeth's grandson and fifth-in-line to the throne, will tie the knot with Markle on May 19 at Windsor Castle (Taiwan OTC: 5258.TWO - news) , the royal palace home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years. Business valuation consultancy Brand Finance predicted a similar surge in May and in total, it estimates the nuptials will generate some 500 million pounds ($680 million).
Global property reinsurance prices have risen less than expected in the key Jan. 1 renewal season, with strong competition limiting increases to single digit percentages following a record year of losses, brokers said on Tuesday. Global prices rose by up to 7.5 percent, Willis Re said in a report, while JLT Re said its property-catastrophe reinsurance index gained 4.8 percent. "The concerted effort by many reinsurers to seek meaningful ... rate increases across the board has been unsuccessful," said James Kent, Global CEO of Willis Re, pointing to "continued supply of capital" in the sector.
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YANGON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 23 (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar will be allowed to meet their families once their first 14-day period of remand expires, according to local media reports. Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been in detention for 11 days in an undisclosed location and have had no access to their families, lawyers or colleagues. The authorities are investigating whether they violated the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act, which has a maximum prison sentence of 14 years.
NEW YORK, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 20 (Reuters) - Crude prices rose on Wednesday, supported by a larger-than-expected drop in U.S. inventories and the continued outage of the North Sea Forties pipeline system. U.S. crude stocks fell by 6.5 million barrels, more than expected, in the week to Dec. 15, while gasoline stocks rose 1.2 million barrels, less than anticipated, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday, even though refining activity rose.
The chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has held out an olive branch to the investor who tried to oust him following a decisive victory at a shareholder summit on Tuesday. Sky News has learnt that Donald Brydon, who won the backing of approximately 79% of voting shareholders, wrote to Sir Christopher Hohn, founder of The Children's Investment Fund Management (TCI), to suggest a meeting in the coming weeks. Mr Brydon wrote the letter within minutes of emerging relatively unscathed from an EGM which marked the conclusion of one of the City's bitterest battles for years.
LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 15 (Reuters) - The dollar slipped to a nine-day low against the yen on Friday, after wrangling in the United (Shenzhen: 000925.SZ - news) States Congress over a bill to change the tax code dented confidence that the reforms would be pushed through in their current state. Web-based cryptocurrency bitcoin stole the spotlight once again, surging 10 percent to a new record high just shy of $18,000 on the Bitstamp exchange ahead of the launch of bitcoin futures on the world's biggest derivatives exchange operator CME Group (Kuala Lumpur: 7018.KL - news) on Sunday. The greenback had climbed to a one-month high of 113.750 yen on Tuesday.
LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 15 (Reuters) - Britain kept the top spot in global financial services exports last year but Brexit threatens to raise barriers to its biggest market in Europe, TheCityUK said on Friday. The body, which promotes Britain as a financial centre, said banks, insurers, asset managers, and the accountants and lawyers who support them, netted a total trade surplus of $93.6 billion in 2016, more than the next two leading countries, the United (Shenzhen: 000925.SZ - news) States and Switzerland, combined. Britain is sending a trade delegation to China this weekend that will include financial services firms such as the London Stock Exchange to drum up business to help plug any gap in business lost due to Brexit.
LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 11 (Reuters) - World stocks climbed and equity volatility neared a record low on Monday as investors focused on strong economic growth signs ahead of a slew of interest rate decisions, while the launch of bitcoin futures fed the market's cryptocurrency obsession. European stocks drew strength from a positive Asian session to trade higher in early deals.