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Twenty-First Century Fox Inc has reached a $90 million settlement of shareholder claims arising from the sexual harassment scandal at its Fox News Channel, which cost the jobs of longtime news chief Roger Ailes and anchor Bill O'Reilly.
The collapse of coalition talks in Germany means Angela Merkel's lame-duck government will be unable to take any bold policy actions at home or abroad.
Developing new antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and using technology for early diagnosis are among steps needed to sustain momentum in fighting HIV/AIDS and ending the disease as a public health threat by 2030, UNAIDS said in a report on Monday. The U.N. AIDS agency said that by June this year around 21 million people were receiving life-prolonging ARV treatment, with rapid progress seen over the past five years when the numbers of people accessing medication nearly doubled. "The pace of scale-up has been particularly remarkable in eastern and southern Africa, the region most affected by the epidemic," said the "Right to Health" report, released in Khayelitsha township, some 30 km from Cape Town.
British finance minister Philip Hammond, under pressure to help weakened Prime Minister Theresa May in this week's budget, promised to speed up house building and said he had some room to help voters despite his squeeze on public finances. Aware (Frankfurt: 902788 - news) that to some her government looks overwhelmed by the task of delivering Brexit, May needs her finance minister to show voters that she has a handle on Britain's domestic problems like a housing shortage, low productivity and stagnant pay.
Peru's largest construction company, Graña y Montero, is hoping to win major mine contracts to replace lost business, its chairman said on Friday, as it seeks to minimize the fallout from its links with Brazil's scandal-plagued builder Odebrecht. In an interview, Augusto Baertl said opportunities for Graña included plans by Anglo American PLC (LSE: AAL.L - news) and Minsur to build new mines in the world's No. 2 copper producer. "We have a relationship with Anglo American due to projects we have with them in Chile (Stuttgart: 704599.SG - news) ," Baertl said.
The U.S. dollar was lower on Friday along with Wall Street stocks as investors pulled back from technology stocks and were skeptical President Donald Trump's Republican party would succeed in its efforts at overhauling U.S. tax law. U.S. Treasury yields edged lower, in line with declines in U.S. stock indexes and German 10-year bond yields, as risk appetite faded. The yield curve continued to flatten after strong U.S. housing starts data for October and investors bet on further rate hikes from the Federal Reserve.
Oil rose more than 2 percent on Friday as a major U.S. crude pipeline was shut and traders anticipated an OPEC deal to extend curbs on production, but prices remained on track for a weekly loss after five sessions of declines. Prices were still headed for their first weekly loss in six, pressured by rising U.S. output data and doubts that Russia would support an extension of the OPEC output cut deal. On Thursday, however, Saudi Arabia's energy minister signaled a willingness to extend output cuts when OPEC meets on Nov. 30, which supported prices.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Roche's Hemlibra, a new medicine for haemophilia A that the Swiss drugmaker is counting on to help to offset eroding sales of older medicines going off patent. The U.S. regulator approved Roche's drug, previously known as ACE910, or emicizumab, as a once-weekly injection for adults and paediatric patients with haemophilia A who have developed inhibitors, or resistance, to other treatments.
Investors returned to stock markets around the world on Thursday, inspired by bargain hunting and strong corporate earnings reports, while anticipation of a vote on U.S. tax policy limited the dollar's gains. After five consecutive daily losses on the MSCI (Frankfurt: 3HM.F - news) index of world stocks bounced back helped by Wall Street's gains, which were boosted by results from Cisco Systems (Xetra: 878841 - news) and Wal-Mart Stores.
Prudential (SES: K6S.SI - news) expects its Asian business to double in size every five to seven years, the British life insurer said after reporting the region drove a 17 percent rise in new business profit during the first nine months of 2017. Britain's largest insurer, which traditionally saw its revenue fairly equally split between Asia, the United States and Britain, has pushed ahead with Asian growth in recent years. Asia was "in some ways, ours to lose", Chief Executive Mike Wells told investors on Thursday after Prudential said that new business profit in the region rose 15 percent to 1.61 billion pounds, helped by higher sales and rising interest rates.
The man appointed just two months ago to run British engineer GKN (Frankfurt: 694194 - news) , Kevin Cummings, is leaving after the aerospace division he ran took a second large writedown, sending the shares down by almost 10 percent. Employing 58,000 people across 30 countries in aerospace and automotive engineering, 258-year-old GKN is now without a permanent chief executive at a time when speculation is re-emerging as to whether the group should split itself in two. "After such upheaval, it is not clear what the next stage in GKN's development will be, but it could be profound change," analysts at Jefferies said.
The dollar trimmed losses against a basket of major currencies on Wednesday, after data showed a surprise rise in retail sales last month as well as an uptick in underlying inflation, cementing expectations for an interest rate hike in December. U.S. consumer prices barely rose in October as the boost to gasoline prices from hurricane-related disruptions to Gulf Coast oil refineries was unwound, but rising rents and healthcare costs pointed to a gradual buildup of underlying inflation. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index edged up 0.1 percent last month after jumping 0.5 percent in September.
The U.S. Treasury yield curve flattened to a 10-year low on Wednesday after data showed a slight pickup in U.S. inflation, as the market priced in further interest rate hikes from the Federal Reserve next ...
President Nicolas Maduro insists Venezuela will never default on its debt but ratings agency Standard and Poors says the country is in "selective default"
New (KOSDAQ: 160550.KQ - news) thinking is needed from the British government to secure agreement on the Irish border and allow Brexit talks to move onto the next phase as the current proposals are not credible, Ireland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Tuesday. After the latest round of negotiations ended with little obvious progress last week, Coveney said there was still a way to go on the border proposals before the negotiating teams would be able to move on to the next phase.
The euro rose to a 2-1/2 week high against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday and was on track for its largest percentage gain in more than two months, after data showed Germany's economy shifted into a higher gear in the third quarter. The euro was up 0.69 percent at $1.1745, set for its largest one-day percentage gain against the greenback since Sept. 7. "It's been a euro trade today, and it's stronger against just about everything," Brad Bechtel, managing director FX at Jefferies in New York, said.
The euro zone's annual economic growth rate outstripped that of the United States in the third quarter setting up 2017 as the best year for the currency area since financial markets crashed a decade ago. Eurostat, the European Union statistics office, confirmed a preliminary estimate that euro zone gross domestic product (GDP)grew 0.6 percent from July to September from the previous quarter and on a year on year basis was 2.5 percent higher. This was higher than the 2.3 percent year-on-year rate for the U.S. economy, which had been growing faster than the euro zone.
Stocks notched a small gain in choppy trade on Monday amid uncertainty over the fate of U.S. tax reform efforts, while Britain's pound fell as investors worried if Theresa May can remain Prime Minister and get a good European Union exit deal. Some investors sought bargains after a few days of losses while others were put off by a dividend cut and weak financial forecasts at heavyweight General Electric (Euronext: GNE.NX - news) which plans to radically shrink to focus on aviation, power and healthcare. Investors were waiting for any signs of compromise on U.S. tax policy after U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a plan that would cut corporate taxes a year later than a rival House of Representatives' bill.
World stock markets were down on Monday amid uncertainty over the fate of U.S. tax reform efforts, while Britain's pound fell on growing concerns about the future of Prime Minister Theresa May. "What the market seems to be focused on is if and when tax reform will be agreed on by Republicans in both the Senate and the House and how it'll fare in Congress," said Ryan Larson, head of U.S. equity trading at RBC Global Asset Management in Chicago.
World stock markets were down on Monday amid uncertainty over the fate of U.S. tax reform efforts, while Britain's pound fell on growing concerns about the future of Prime Minister Theresa May. "The only upside potential's going to come from tax reform.
Most euro zone government bond yields dipped on Monday but struggled to move too far from highs hit last week, with markets absorbing the first chunk of hefty debt supply scheduled for this week. Italy, ...
Sterling slipped to a one-week low against the U.S. dollar on Monday, buffeted by political headwinds that put it on course for its biggest daily loss in eleven days. The Sunday Times reported that 40 lawmakers from British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party had agreed to sign a letter of no-confidence in her, eight short of the number needed to trigger a leadership contest. The move was viewed as likely to weaken May's hand in Brexit negotiations, analysts said.
New Zealand's Fisher & Paykel Healthcare said on Monday that it could continue to sell its sleep apnea masks in Britain as a UK court had ruled that rival Resmed Inc's patent was invalid. Fisher & Paykel filed the case against California-based Resmed in Britain's High Court in 2016, and has similar legal proceedings underway in Germany, after Resmed had said the New (KOSDAQ: 160550.KQ - news) Zealand company's masks violated Resmed patents.
The dollar slipped against a basket of currencies on Friday and was set for its biggest weekly drop in a month as investor disappointment that implementation of part of a planned big U.S. tax overhaul may be delayed until 2019 put a brake on the currency's recent rally. The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against six major currencies, was down 0.08 percent at 94.37. Complicating a Republican push for the tax revamp, senators said that, like the House, they wanted to slash the corporate tax rate to 20 percent from 35 percent, but in 2019 rather than right away.